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  • Islamist or Nationalist: Who is Egypt's Mysterious New Pharaoh?

    10/20/2013 9:00:19 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy Research Institute ^ | October 2013 | by Raymond Stock
    Egypt's new de facto pharaoh, General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, is a man of mystery. Is he an Islamist, or a nationalist? Is he a person of high principle, or a lowly opportunist? And in a land which has known five thousand years of mainly centralized, one-man rule, with limited experience of democracy, when have we seen his type before, and where will he lead the troubled, ancient nation now? These questions are crucial to knowing how the U.S. should react to al-Sisi's removal of Egypt's first "freely elected" president, Mohamed Morsi on July 3 in answer to overwhelmingly massive street protests...
  • Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.1 The Ikwhan Strikes Back: Deadly "Day of Rejection"

    07/05/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5,240 replies
    Various | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Kristinn
    USA Today reports from Cairo at least 10 killed, hundreds wounded in Egypt today on the Muslim Brotherhood's (Ikwhan) "Day of Rejection" of the Egyptian military's removal of President Morsi from office this week after a popular uprising.Twitter photoMeanwhile, the U.S. State Department admitted Secretary of State John Kerry was indeed on his yacht in Nantucket on Wednesday as the revolution in Egypt succeeded:CBS News photo via Twitter(Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.0
  • Egypt's Minister Mohammed Ibrahim survives bomb attack

    09/05/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/5/2013 | Unattributed
    Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim has survived a bomb attack that targeted his convoy in Cairo. Hours later, he appeared unharmed on state TV to denounce the attack as a "cowardly assassination bid". Security guards and a child were among the injured in the attack, which took place near his home in Nasr City. No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Muslim Brotherhood leader Amr Darrag said the group "strongly condemned" what happened. Mr Ibrahim heads the police force which has carried out a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protests in recent weeks. Nasr City is a stronghold of the...
  • Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to Egypt

    08/19/2013 5:35:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 101 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Monday, August 19, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    The U.S. government has decided privately to act as if the military takeover of Egypt was a coup, temporarily suspending most forms of military aid, despite deciding not to announce publicly a coup determination one way or the other, according to a leading U.S. senator. In the latest example of its poorly understood Egypt policy, the Obama administration has decided to temporarily suspend the disbursement of most direct military aid, the delivery of weapons to the Egyptian military, and some forms of economic aid to the Egyptian government while it conducts a broad review of the relationship. The administration won’t...
  • Egypt's Mubarak may be freed; U.S. warns on Brotherhood

    08/19/2013 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/13 | Alistair Lyon and Asma Alsharif
    Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Is 27 the new 18 when it comes to living at your parents' house? According to the US census Bureau, at least 1 in 4 N.J. adults, ages 18-31 live at home and 42% are 24 or older. Experts call it an "epidemic" of millennials leaching off their parents, but does a bad economy and student loan debt crisis justify the situation? A new survey from Coldwell Banker says parents in the Northeast region are more lenient on this than anywhere else in the US on children moving back home. But, according to the survey,...
  • Muslim Brotherhood must be removed like Nazis, Egypt's ambassador to Britain says

    08/19/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/19/2013 | Damien McElroy
    Speaking in Egypt's embassy in a Mayfair townhouse, Mr Kholy compared the one-year rule of Mr Morsi to the Islamist takeover of the Iranian state after the 1979 revolution and said that, like Nazism, the Muslim Brotherhood ideology sought to dominate Egyptian society. "Morsi was elected president and held office for one year but in that time he tried to make everything Muslim Brotherhood controlled. Egyptian culture over 5,000 years is a mix of religions and civilisations in which the Islamic religion is one ingredient of the Egyptian character," he said. "The Muslim Brotherhood are like a Nazi group that...
  • Live Webcast: Things In Egypt Are Deteriorating Rapidly And Now The Vice President Resigns

    08/14/2013 4:56:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8-14-13 | Tyler Durden
    •EGYPT VICE PRESIDENT ELBARADEI ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION: AFP •MURSI BACKERS SHOOT, KILL 4 POLICEMEN IN CAIRO STATION: REUTERS More on the resignation of the long-suffering ElBardei: Egypt's interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned on Wednesday after the security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Mursi.
  • Agence France Presse Excuses Muslim Brotherhood’s Persecution of Egypt’s Christians

    08/14/2013 5:56:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 14, 2013 - 8:12 am | Bryan Preston
    The rise of the “mostly secular” Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has had a decidedly non-secular effect: Persecution of Egypt’s Coptic Christians is on the rise. In the latest bout of civil unrest, the Brotherhood torched three churches. Copts are a minority in Egypt. They don’t control the military government any more than they controlled Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government. But notice how AFP characterizes the burnings.Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched three churches in central Egypt on Wednesday in reprisal attacks as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, reports said.“Reprisal attacks”? They’re attacking Christians, who are largely powerless in Egypt,...
  • Iran president warns Egypt against 'suppression'

    08/15/2013 9:21:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    WHAM13 ^ | August 15, 2013 15:13 GMT
    "I warn Egypt's military that Egyptians are a great and freedom-seeking nation. Do not suppress them," said Rouhani in a speech in parliament broadcast live on state TV. He condemned what he said was army "brutality."
  • Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'

    08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 122 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
    Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. "This is something that those who voted in Congress are going to have to live with," Paul told The Cable on Thursday. "The question is: How does their conscience feel now as they see photographs of tanks rolling over Egyptian civilians?" As the official Egyptian death toll climbs to 638, the legislation the Kentucky libertarian is referring to was an amendment to suspend aid to Egypt until the country holds free and fair...
  • Saudi King Abdullah backs Egypt’s military ruler, warns against outside interference

    08/16/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Deba ^ | August 16, 2013, | Debka
    Facing condemnation at every hand from the West, Egypt’s military rulers received a powerful shot in the arm from Riyadh Friday, Aug. 16, with an unprecedented public assurance from Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz that the kingdom supports Egypt in the fight “against terrorism” – the military rulers’ term for Muslim Brotherhood resistance. In a statement broadcast by official Al-Ekhbariya TV, Abdullah said Egypt’s stability is being targeted by “haters” and warned that anyone that interferes in Egypt’s internal affairs seeks to “waken sedition.” debkafile and DEBKA Weekly have been reporting since last week that Saudi Arabia and the...
  • Gaza jihadists call for 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi

    08/16/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | August 15, 2013 | David Barnett
    Abu Hafs al Maqdisi, the leader of the Gaza-based Jaish al Ummah (Army of the Nation), today called on Egyptians to wage "jihad" against Egyptian army commander General Abdul Fattah el Sisi. Al Maqdisi, who was released from a Hamas prison in December, also called on Egyptians to overthrow "the tyrant" (el Sisi) and establish an Islamic state. In addition, al Maqdisi said he hoped that one of el Sisi's bodyguards would kill him. Al Maqdisi further stated, according to press reports, that although Jaish al Ummah does not currently coordinate with any Salafist groups in Egypt, it is...
  • Egypt’s One Chance for Democracy

    08/18/2013 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Only capable armed forces can check the violent proclivities of Islamic supremacism. As Egypt began to implode, yet again, John Kerry inadvertently stumbled into something a lot closer to the truth than the delusional “Arab Spring” narrative that has guided Obama-administration policy. The secretary of state, tied in knots by congressional foolishness that mandates terminating U.S. aid when a foreign government is ousted by a coup d’état, rationalized that, quite contrary to a coup, the Egyptian military’s ejection of President Mohamed Morsi was an exercise in “restoring democracy.” None of this was quite right, although that is to be expected....
  • Egypt Government Paints Opponents as Terrorists; U.S. Journalists Targeted

    08/17/2013 4:23:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Saturday, August 17, 2013 | Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail
    Egyptian presidential advisor Mustafa Hegazy described them as remnants of “religious fascism” that once governed the nation. The police called them infidels as they cleared a mosque Saturday where they were either hiding or shooting, depending on which side you listened to. Newscasters referred to them as armed gunmen. And on the streets of Cairo, in front of the latest clashes, nearby residents used the terms animals, barbarians, and terrorists to describe supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. It is why so many shrug at word that at least 1,042 people have been killed since June 26, according to...
  • In Egypt, the Military Is the Only Chance

    08/17/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    To add to Stanley’s sage observations (both today and earlier this week), I argue in this weekend’s column that elections are not democracy and, in fact, that popular elections in a sharia culture that inevitably empower Islamic supremacists are innately anti-democratic – which is why our commentariat ought to stop referring to Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s “democratically elected” president. He is (or was) the popularly-elected in an anti-democratic society.
  • F.A.Q. on U.S. Aid to Egypt: Where Does the Money Go—And Who Decides How It’s Spent?

    08/18/2013 2:55:39 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    propublica.org ^ | 7/9/2013 | Marian Wang and Theodoric Meyer
    The recent military coup in Egypt has prompted a renewed debate about American aid to the country. Sens. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, have both called for cutting off aid, while the White House has said it’s in no hurry to end the aid. We've taken a step back and tried to answer some basic questions, including how much the U.S. is giving Egypt, what's changed in the two years since the Arab Spring and who is benefiting from all the money. How much does the U.S. spend on Egypt? Egypt receives more U.S....
  • Obama on Egypt: The Clueless Presidency

    08/18/2013 10:37:52 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 32 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    There’s some soul searching going on in the Obama administration as it ponders how they got sidelined in Egypt as the situation there got out of control in a spiral of violence. As the New York Times details in a post-mortem of U.S. policy, the administration went all out to persuade the military that had overthrown the Muslim Brotherhood to compromise and allow the Islamists to rejoin the government. Among other efforts to cajole them or to threaten aid cutoffs, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made 17 often-lengthy phone calls to Egyptian General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi trying to get him to...
  • Sowell: Reality Versus Mirages in Egypt

    08/19/2013 10:18:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 20, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Nothing symbolizes the Utopianism of our times like both liberals and some conservatives calling for us to cut off aid to the Egyptian military, because of the widespread killings in what is becoming a civil war in Egypt. Such utter lack of realism from the left is not new, but hearing some conservatives saying the same things takes some getting used to. President Obama's call for the Egyptians to end the violence and form an "inclusive" government, with all factions represented, may sound good to many Americans. But there is not a snowball's chance in hell that it will happen....
  • Commodities: Egyptian bloodbath threatens crucial routes for oil and gas supplies

    08/18/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9:33PM BST 18 Aug 2013 | Garry White, and Emma Rowley
    Egypt plays a vital role in international energy markets through the operation of the Suez Canal and the Suez-Mediterranean (Sumed) pipeline. These are vital pieces of infrastructure in the global oil market. Last year, about 7pc of all seaborne traded oil and 13pc of liquefied natural gas (LNG) travelled through the Suez Canal, according to data collected by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
  • Putin acts in support of Egyptian military

    08/17/2013 11:35:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 107 replies
    Debka ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | DebkaFile Exclusive
    Russian President Vladimir Putin called an extraordinary session at the Kremlin Saturday to "discuss the situation in Egypt and take the necessary steps to the put Russian military facilities at the Egyptian military's disposal," said an announcement in Moscow, without elaborating. Putin said further that "Russia will arrange for joint military exercises with the Egyptian army." DEBKAfile: Moscow's steps directly conflict with Western condemnation of the Egyptian military's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. They were taken shortly after President Barack Obama cancelled a joint military exercise with Egypt as a mark of US disapproval.
  • Egypt: Pictures From A Warzone (In Denial)

    08/14/2013 10:33:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 14, 2013
    With the US denouncing actions left, right, and center, it is tough to know what they stand for (or against) as the coup-less coup appears to have turned into a bloody civil war. Casualty reports vary; from 278 people dead (health ministry) to 2,000 dead (Muslim Brotherhood) including 43 policemen and from 2,001 injured (health ministry) to 10,000 (Muslim Brotherhood). As the dreadful images below suggest, the Egyptian people have grown divided beyond the point of no return, and despite the jingoist platitudes and rhetoric of John Kerry describing the "deplorable" situation on the ground, the reality of a civil...
  • Egypt expected to act against pro-Mursi protesters Monday

    08/11/2013 1:08:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-11-13 | Yasmine Saleh
    Egyptian police are expected to start taking action early on Monday against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi who are gathered in crowded protest camps in Cairo, security and government sources said, a move which could trigger more bloodshed. The sites are the main flashpoints in the confrontation between the army, which toppled Mursi last month, and supporters who demand his reinstatement. Western and Arab mediators and some senior Egyptian government officials have been trying to persuade the army to avoid using force against the protesters, who at times can number as much as tens of thousands. "State security troops...
  • US-Egypt alliance on verge of collapse

    08/10/2013 7:30:51 PM PDT · by upchuck · 79 replies
    Press TV ^ | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 | By Youssef Ibrahim
    In a cascade of mutual recriminations over the past three days, President Mansour and his prime minister, Hazem Biblawi, described two senior American senators, sent as emissaries of President Barak Obama, as “delusional” and “liars.” The two senators arrived with demands to release all Muslim Brotherhood leaders being held under arrest and to integrate the party into the new revolutionary government. Otherwise, they warned, the Obama administration will cutoff all financial and military aid to Egypt. Spokesmen for both the presidency and the prime minister immediately took umbrage, joined by an array of press commentators, who accused the two Americans,...
  • OBAMA OFFICIALS to Offer Muslim Brotherhood Top Positions in Egyptian Government

    08/05/2013 11:48:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Protesters carry a sign in Tahrir Square blasting Barack Obama and Ambassador Ann PattersonObama’s Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and European Union envoy Bernardino Leon were scheduled to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood’s second in command Khairat el-Shatar today. The Obama administration was set to offer the Muslim Brotherhood three ministers in the Egyptian cabinet. Press TV reported: However, El-Shatar refused to meet with the Western officials. Al-Ahram reported: UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed, his Qatari counterpart Khalid Al-Attiyah, and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns were scheduled to visit the Muslim Brotherhood’s second-man Khairat El-Shatar in...
  • Pallywood training in Egypt as Muslim Brotherhood "protesters" pose for the cameras

    08/08/2013 5:31:04 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 19 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Aug-7-2013 | smellvir
    It shows a Muslim Brotherhood "demonstration" in Egypt that was specifically staged to get the most dramatic poses, as the actors freeze their poses for the photographers. Injuries and even bloodstains are faked.
  • Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should have learnt from Nasser

    08/07/2013 8:19:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Spectator ^ | 03 August 2013 | Con Coughlin
    Egypt used to be good at revolutions. When Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Free Officers overthrew the monarchy in July 1952, hardly a shot was fired in anger, and jubilant crowds took to the streets of Cairo chanting ‘Long live the revolution’. Even the deposed King Farouq seemed to agree that Nasser had done the right thing. As the doleful monarch prepared to sail off into exile aboard the royal yacht Mahroussa from Alexandria, to the resounding echo of a 21-gun salute, Farouq cryptically remarked to General Muhammad Naguib, the head of the Egyptian armed forces, ‘You’ve done what I always intended...
  • Egypt: US official visits senior Islamist in jail

    08/05/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | AUG 5,2013 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    Egyptian government officials say a top U.S. diplomat has visited in prison a Muslim Brotherhood leader awaiting trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters. The officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met in prison early Monday with Khairat el-Shater, the deputy head of the Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails. He was accompanied by the foreign ministers of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as well as an EU envoy. The three are in Egypt as part of international efforts to end a standoff between Morsi's supporters and the...
  • Al Qaeda leader releases new message claiming US plotted to oust Morsi in Egpyt

    08/03/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3 August 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    On the same day that the U.S. Department of State issued a global terrorism warning, a message suspected to be from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was posted on multiple jihadist web forums on Friday. In the 14-minute audio message, the 62-year-old al-Zawahiri criticizes the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-backed former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, blaming the military coup that resulted in his removal on Americans and 'Zionists.' The crusaders, the seculars, the Americanized army, (former Egyptian President Hosni) Mubarak's thugs and some members of Islamic parties with the support of Gulf money and American plotting, all agreed to topple Mohamed...
  • Islamists in Egypt Face Popular Backlash

    08/03/2013 9:01:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 2, 2013 | Abigail Hauslohner
    It is no longer cool to have a beard. Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is out. His opponents, a military-backed interim government of secularists, are in. And if you’ve got a beard — that most conspicuous symbol of Islamism in post-Arab Spring Egypt — you’re likely to get taunted on the metro, harassed in the souk and possibly even assaulted, according to conservative Muslims. A month after a military coup ousted Morsi and landed his top cohorts in the Muslim Brotherhood behind bars, a popular backlash against the Islamists who governed for just over a year is palpable far beyond the...
  • Al-Zawahiri calls for “victims and sacrifices”

    07/07/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    dailynewsegypt.com ^ | July 6, 2013 | Nouran El-Behairy
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri commented on the current events in Egypt in a video released online, in which he criticised Islamists for losing power and not uniting to implement Sharia. “The battle isn’t over, it has just started…the Islamic nation should offer victims and sacrifices to achieve what it wants and restore power from the corrupt authority governing Egypt,” Al-Zawahiri said. He said that the struggle in Egypt was clear, claiming that secular groups united with the church and empowered by “Mubarak’s armed forces” supported by the West waged a battle against Islamist forces in Egypt that strove to implement...
  • Kerry: The Egyptian Army ‘Saved Democracy’

    08/02/2013 12:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 8/2/2013, 5:45 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that the Egyptian army, which deposed President Mohammed Morsi, had intervened at the request of millions to protect democracy and had restored it, AFP reported. Kerry made the remarks in a interview in Pakistan, where he earlier congratulated the new government on an historic transition of democratic power in a country long dominated by the military. …
  • Five Lessons from Egypt and the Arab Spring

    08/02/2013 4:48:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 2, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Five Lessons from Egypt and the Arab SpringPosted By Daniel Greenfield On August 2, 2013 @ 12:47 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments 1. Don’t Believe Anything You HearEgyptian liberals allied with the Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow Mubarak and challenge the military. In those heady Tahrir Square days, they ridiculed the idea that Mubarak’s overthrow would benefit the Muslim Brotherhood.Now those same liberals have teamed up with the military to take down a Muslim Brotherhood government that they told us would never come to power. But don’t be surprised if a year from...
  • Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt

    07/30/2013 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2013 5:09 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been asked by President Barack Obama to travel to Egypt next week to urge the military to move ahead on new elections, the senators said Tuesday. Egypt has been roiled by deadly protests since President Mohammed Morsi was toppled in a military coup on July 3, developments that have threatened the $1.5 billion in annual U.S. military and economic aid to the Arab world’s most populous country. Responding to reporters’ questions Tuesday about an attempt to cut off the aid, Graham offered up word that Obama has sought the help of the...
  • Egyptian Blood on Obama’s Hands

    07/29/2013 5:15:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama went down to Cairo in the spring of ’09, his speech, titled “A New Beginning,” was little more than a thinly disguised call for regime change. It wasn’t so much the words that mattered as the message behind them that the Mubarak government no longer enjoyed backing from Washington, D.C. The alliance between Egyptian liberals and Islamists that overthrew Mubarak, in a coup mediated by the military, was cheered as an expression of popular will. What it actually was, was the whistling sound of air escaping into a post-American power vacuum. Obama’s call for regional regime change led...
  • Egypt: Coup or not a coup?

    07/26/2013 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2013 | By Major Garrett
    Coup or not a coup? That question bedeviled the Obama White House in the immediate aftermath of the military-led sacking of the Egyptian government led by the nation's first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi. Members of Congress branded the ouster of Morsi a coup and urged the White House to suspend $1.5 billion in military and non-military aid in accordance with federal law. The administration said repeatedly it would study the "complex" facts in Egypt and render a verdict. Now it has. Never mind. The White House will not make a determination on whether Egypt's tumultuous change of government constitutes a...
  • When a Coup isn't a Coup

    07/14/2013 10:57:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Riddle: When is a military coup not a military coup? Answer: When it suits this country's interests to call it something else. It seems the law, which has a way of upsetting the best laid plans of mice and American administrations, bars foreign aid to any countries "whose duly elected leader of government is deposed by decree or military coup," which would seem a fair enough summary of what has just happened in Egypt. But cutting off the $1.5 billion a year that Congress authorizes for that country would only add folly to the turmoil that now threatens a key...
  • Egypt announces criminal investigation of Mursi (Hussein's pal)

    07/13/2013 9:56:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/13/13 | Yasmine Saleh, Peter Graff
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt announced a criminal investigation on Saturday against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy. Egypt's first freely elected leader has been held at an undisclosed location since the army removed him from power on July 3, but has not yet been charged with any crime. In recent days, Washington has called for him to be freed and for the authorities to stop arresting leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood. The public prosecutor's office said in a statement it had received complaints against Mursi, eight...
  • Egypt: Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Mob Hacks Christian to Death

    07/11/2013 7:47:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 10, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The slaughter of Christians by Morsi supporters is sanctioned under Islamic law. Pro-Morsi Muslims have blamed the Christians for the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood government (even though the Muslim Brotherhood kept Christians away from voting during the election by threatening to shoot them. The MB have been viciously attacking and murdering Christians. Obama must stop advocating for them and insisting that they be part of the poltical process. "Egypt's Christians face backlash for Morsi ouster" Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press, July 10, 2013 (thanks to TROP) CAIRO (AP) -- With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian...
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie arrest ordered

    07/10/2013 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 July 2013 Last updated at 13:12 ET
    Egypt's state prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and at least nine other senior figures. Mr Badie is accused of inciting the violence in Cairo on Monday in which more than 50 people were killed.Many Brotherhood members are already in detention and warrants are said to have been been issued for hundreds more.Meanwhile, a foreign ministry spokesman has said ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a "safe place".Badr Abdul Atti told reporters he did not know where the 61 year old was, but that he was being treated in...
  • Brotherhood Leader: Egyptian Army 'Worse Than the Jews'

    07/08/2013 10:54:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    inn ^ | 7/8/13
    Egypt's temporary President Adli Mansour announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry which will investigate the events surrounding the deaths of at least 51 people Monday in clashes outside a military building in Cairo. At least 435 people were wounded as well in the incident. Most of those killed were Muslim Brotherhood members, and the chain of events leading to the deaths were being hotly contested by the Brotherhood and the Egyptian Army. The Brotherhood claimed that those killed were innocent, doing nothing more than holding a sit-in against the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in what they...
  • Iran's New President Rowhani: 75 hangings in 22 days

    07/10/2013 9:26:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 10, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Remember the enemedia's depiction of this jihadist as a "moderate"? I warned readers immediately about the cleric in charge of a nuclear arsenal. Hasan Rowhani is a disciple of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the vicious tyrant of Tehran. He was a senior national security advisor to Khomeini during the brutal war with Iraq that left a million people dead. He served as a top national security advisor to the regime in the 1990s, as well. Iran under Rowhani is a slaughterhouse. And where is the enemedia on this story -- the media that told us what a wonderful moderate he...
  • Morsi supporters open fire at Church-Egypt’s Catholic Church praises military for pushing out Morsi

    07/10/2013 5:47:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | 7-10-13
    Egypt: Morsi supporters open fire at Port Said church Morsi supporters have been attacking Christians, blaming them for the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood government. "Masked gunmen open fire at Port Said church," from MENA, July 9: Masked gunmen opened fire at Mar Mina Church in Port Said's al-Manakh early Tuesday and managed to get away, according to state-run news agency MENA. No casualties were reported. Army and police squads arrived at the scene of the attack and efforts are being undertaken to identify the perpetrators. This is the third such attack in 24 hours. Yesterday, unknown attackers assaulted Port...
  • Egypt’s PM to offer Muslim Brotherhood ministerial posts

    07/09/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    France 24 ^ | 07/09/2013
    Egypt’s newly appointed interim prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi is to offer ministerial posts to members of the Muslim Brotherhood and to the hardline Islamist Nour Party, state media said on Tuesday. “There is no objection at all to including members of those two parties in the government,” a presidential spokesman said. The announcement followed el-Beblawi’s appointment as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential elections. Adli Mansour, acting head of state since massive demonstrations ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi out of office last week, also appointed former UN...
  • Egypt's Coup ... and Ours

    07/09/2013 6:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Here is what Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution had to say about Egypt's coup in a New York Times op-ed: "Now supporters of the Brotherhood will ask, with good reason, whether democracy still has anything to offer them." As much as I loathe the Muslim Brotherhood and the whole Islamist enterprise, it is difficult to imagine any other response among Islamists than this: Our votes don't count. They were voted into office; many Egyptians and the army didn't like the results, so the vote was overthrown. With some important differences -- and not all of them to the credit...
  • Hundreds in Chicago Rally Against Egyptian Coup

    07/09/2013 7:40:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jul 8, 2013
    Newsmax Hundreds in Chicago Rally Against Egyptian Coup Monday, July 8, 2013 01:05 PM By: Melanie Batley A video has emerged of hundreds of demonstrators who took to the streets of Chicago Sunday outside the Egyptian Consulate to protest the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president. Morsi was jailed on July 3 when the military seized power and installed an interim government. His election last year followed the Arab Spring of 2011 that ended the longtime authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak.
  • Egypt’s interim president sets timetable for elections in early 2014

    07/09/2013 8:27:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Under pressure from at home and perhaps especially abroad, the new interim government in Egypt announced a timetable for new elections, which will take place after replacing the current constitution that the Muslim Brotherhood pushed through after winning office in the last elections a year ago. The sequence envisions elections by February, after a four-month process of either replacing or significantly amending the constitution and holding a referendum for approval: Egypt’s interim leadership laid out a fast-track timetable to elect a new president and parliament by early next year, in a move that could ease Western concerns about the future...
  • Gang-Raping Your Way to Democracy (Mark Steyn)

    07/08/2013 12:51:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 8, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    In my weekend column in Egypt, I mentioned this: Are they suddenly Swedish-style social democrats? Human Rights Watch reports that almost 100 women were subjected to violent sexual assault over four days in Tahrir Square, which suggests not. As in the Congolese civil war, where both sides agreed that pygmies made excellent appetizers, in the Egyptian political stand-off, the young men of both pro- and anti-Morsi forces agree on little else except that the chicks are fair game. This ugly aspect has gone strikingly under-reported in America for over two years, ever since CBS chose to downplay the rape of...
  • Holy Pious Muslim Brotherhood Leaves Their Empty Vodka Bottles at Protest Site

    07/08/2013 11:26:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-8-2013j | Jim Hoft
    Allahu Akbar. The holy pious Muslim Brotherhood left their empty whiskey and vodka bottles littered on the ground after the bloody protests this weekend. Via Egyptocracy: Earlier, @IslamElGawish saw vodka bottles, now, army shows whiskey bottles in the pious pro #Morsi sit-in. pic.twitter.com/o0bFHmaRkp #Egypt — Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) July 8, 2013
  • Egypt's army chief studied at War College in Carlisle

    07/08/2013 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    cumberlink.com ^ | July 08, 2013 | SALENA ZITO
    CARLISLE — With unrest in Egypt, U.S. military officials looking for insight might test the ties they formed with the Egyptian defense minister, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, when he was a student at the Army War College. “In this little historical Pennsylvania town, the most important school in the world operates under the radar,” said retired Col. Stephen Gerras, a professor of behavioral science at the Carlisle Barracks. Al-Sisi was Gerras’ student. In 2006, he watched the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10, in the Super Bowl in Gerras’ home. Gerras remembers him as a warm man, quiet and devout....
  • The Egyptian rebel who "owns" Tahrir Square

    07/07/2013 10:24:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 08, 2013 | Yasmine Saleh and Paul Taylor
    Mahmoud Badr "owns" the Egyptian street. The 28-year-old activist in sneakers, jeans and a worn-out polo shirt invented the magic formula that drew millions of Egyptians out to demand the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Now he is determined to ensure all their demands are met. On the day the army stepped in to remove Mursi last week, Badr and his two twenty-something co-founders of the "Tamarud - Rebel!" movement got a phone call from a general staff colonel, inviting them to meet the armed forces commander-in-chief. Speaking to Reuters in a bare suburban high-rise apartment lent to his...