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Gaza deal seals major role for Egypt's president
Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 1:30 AM EST | By HAMZA HENDAWI

Posted on 11/22/2012 1:03:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

CAIRO (AP) -- The Gaza cease-fire deal reached Wednesday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis or even say the country's name mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel's de facto protector.

The accord inserts Egypt to an unprecedented degree into the conflict between Israel and Hamas, establishing it as the arbiter ensuring that militant rocket fire into Israel stops and that Israel allows the opening of the long-blockaded Gaza Strip and stops its own attacks against Hamas.

In return, Morsi emerged as a major regional player. He won the trust of the United States and Israel, which once worried over the rise of an Islamist leader in Egypt but throughout the week-long Gaza crisis saw him as the figure most able to deliver a deal with Gaza's Hamas rulers.

"I want to thank President Morsi for his personal leadership to de-escalate the situation in Gaza and end the violence," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who met Morsi on Wednesday, said at a Cairo press conference with Egypt's foreign minister announcing the accord.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaza

1 posted on 11/22/2012 1:03:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SJackson

H/T to the Drudge Report.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 1:04:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

whistlin past the graveyard

Be me an Israeli I’m bettin’ my chillin’s future on Morsi.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 1:06:31 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: All
Protector of Israel?

Maybe for awhile.

4 posted on 11/22/2012 1:07:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: bigheadfred

I wonder what deals were made....


5 posted on 11/22/2012 1:08:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dinna know about any deals. But if the muzzies made any promises all deals are off.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 1:13:21 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah... idiot Clinton puts a fox in charge of the hen house.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 1:15:16 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

> turned himself into Israel’s de facto protector.

Good grief. The stupid is out in force.

The only people that got protection are the scum in gaza.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 1:25:30 PM PST by soycd
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
An Associated Press article about Israel written by someone named Hamza Hendawi?

Islamic Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi is “Israel's de facto protector?”

Wow, this reads like a Palestinian movie script!

9 posted on 11/22/2012 1:34:44 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder if this fictional puff piece was part of the deal.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 1:40:02 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
and finally turned himself [Morsi] into Israel's de facto protector.

Israel's protector is the Lord. Morsi is more like Hillary's clown!

11 posted on 11/22/2012 1:53:20 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have thought and opined all along that this little dust-up was a piece of Potemkin theatre all along. Conducted by everyone but Israel, but on further thought, maybe Israel is in on it. Israel has an interest in maintaining or propping up some form of stability in the form of Morsi and hey, if his palm is sufficiently greased, maybe he will act something more like an ally. Or at least a baby-sitter for hire.

Just another Israeli-Pali exchange among many, designed to legitimize Morsi. And the funny thing is, it doesn’t even matter if a cease fire lasts more than maybe a week...”cease fire” meaning less than about a dozen rockets tossed over Israel’s border a day. Henceforth, I absolutely guarantee we will repeatedly hear “the cease fire brokered by Morsi”...or “the Egyptian-led cease fire”, as if Israel had utterly nothing to do with it, as if anybody had to do anything other than figuring out whatever is needed to cause Hamas to stop lobbing rockets. Of course if Israel devastated Hamas via counterattack and Hamas was stopped in *that* fashion, that would be genocide. Just ask the Pope. Or the Turks.

All that’s left is for Morsi and Hamas to figure out the split of the vig the US and Europe will send to Morsi, roughly $10 billion last I read. This is why we are hearing that Hamas “won”. The Palis could get $1-2-3 billion out of this, who knows.

If this lasts 2 months, Morsi gets a Nobel peace prize nomination. You heard it here first.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 2:06:10 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

More like a distraction from the Syrian rebels who just took over a bunch of weapons and stuff in Syria after a 2 month siege. I wonder where they got the weapons to lay siege on a Syrian Army base.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 2:10:58 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I keep thinking that one day here pretty soon this house of cards that this administration has “sold” us is going to come crashing down. The way that they continually lie (Hilary Clinton) and mis represent the truth (AP, Reuters, CNN)It’s still a very dangerous world.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 4:58:47 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: petitfour; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Grampa Dave; Fred Nerks

I have some ideas about that.....


15 posted on 11/22/2012 8:23:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ernest. Here is hoping you had a lovely day with some family members and found many things to be thankful established by HIM.

Things keep popping out. Twang. Tis almost 1PM EST. I have been up since 7AM EST. Traveled the eighty miles to a dear bro and SIL house, the Bro who is my formal Marine nephew, having a great time with my 96 year old mom, 92 year old aunt, 82 year old aunt and a few younger cousins in their 70's, then finally returning to our home bases.
God is good!

Time to craw into bed for George at this point. As things slip out and become known to us, it is so easy to see Morsi as a real evil operator when all is said and examined. AND with the blessing of the goon that now resides in the WH, along with those in the DOS, other.
I wouldn't discount any assertions that have to date been asserted that he played a real evil game with the blessing of the WH and DOS, in order to in essence, undermine Israel's security needs.
IMHO. As things congeal on this particular issue. It would not surprise me in the least that the signals where given by the goons on this side (WH/DOS/perhaps other players), the Morsi has a free rein to play power plays within his government, as well as in essence, pulling of crap in that area of the Mid East, that will always place Israel off center, and promote the horrible animals that subscribe in the stupid ill educated minds, the destruction of Israel.
Been a long day. Long drives to and from bro and SIL's house with eight hours plus in between.
I'm shot.
You have a belated Thanksgiving Day. It should be something all American can express in their hearts EACH Day.
16 posted on 11/22/2012 9:59:35 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Praise God, you had such a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving Day with your cherished Mom and family, dearest George. ALL good thing come from Him. We are thankful for His abundant blessings and for blessings yet to come. Rejoice and sing His praises.

I’m in agreement with you. I think evil has found evil. Morsi and obama, with the latter cleverly putting the peace on the shoulders of Morsi, but of course Morsi’s Egypt received a huge amount of our money for his “peace brokering.”

Ernest, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was just fine. I wish you peaceful sleep, Marine_Uncle. God bless and keep you both.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 11:01:02 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Since he put out the edict that it’s not acceptable to question him, Morsi has started to think he’s Obama and in charge of the world...


18 posted on 11/23/2012 5:03:18 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
I had some good turkey, ham and pumpkin pie....and lots of conversation....

Including some fascinating conversation regarding the M1 Abram tank from a man who was responsible for the maintenance of those belong to the Big Red One, out of Fort Riley Kansas.

19 posted on 11/23/2012 12:27:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: onyx
Thanks for your kind words.

Spent time with my grandaughter and daughter and her "extended family".

Truly a blessing to join with others over good food and laughter.

20 posted on 11/23/2012 12:35:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: onyx; Ernest_at_the_Beach
When is the last time either of you two sang say, I want a
girl just like the girl that married dear old dad
, or say,
hey there, you with the stars in your eyes....
first time for me having a family group go through a number
of song sheets. Lots of joy went along with it. God is good.

I'm gladden to see you two also appear to have had a very pleasant day.

As for Onyx's statement:

"I’m in agreement with you. I think evil has found evil.
Morsi and obama, with the latter cleverly putting the peace
on the shoulders of Morsi, but of course Morsi’s Egypt
received a huge amount of our money for his “peace brokering.”

IMHO. The condition at hand could not be stated more concisely.
21 posted on 11/23/2012 1:16:39 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Sweet you. I remember both songs from my childhood. Both were favorites of my dear departed parents, aunts and uncles. Blessed are you to have your cherished mom and siblings. Praise God. You warm my heart recounting your wonderful day!


22 posted on 11/23/2012 1:33:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s wonderful, dear Ernest.
I made a mess cooking, but it’s all cleaned up now...LOL.


23 posted on 11/23/2012 1:35:27 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Your the best Onyx.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 2:03:36 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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