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  • Egypt’s ‘Imitation Game’: Did a Secret Code Help Beat Israel in 1973 War?

    10/10/2015 6:15:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Paul Crompton
    Over four decades after the 1973 war that saw Egyptian forces seize of the Sinai Peninsula from occupying Israeli forces in a shock offensive, the legacy of the brief conflict lives on. One of the tales of the war known by some Egyptians is the existence of a “secret code” used by the Egyptian army that Israeli intelligence was unable to crack. The cypher was simple yet unorthodox: using an unwritten language from one of Egypt’s ethnic minorities, the Nubians. With the system, words and commands that would have been undecipherable to even a veteran Israeli intelligence officer could be...
  • Terror Fears As Iran Frees Al Qaeda Members

    09/19/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Sky News ^ | 13:08, UK, Monday 14 September 2015
    Some intelligence agencies warn the five men may travel to Syria and make use of its chaotic landscape to plot attacks elsewhere. Iran has released five senior al Qaeda operatives from detention and will soon allow them to leave the country, prompting fears they will join other terrorists in Syria planning attacks on the West. According to intelligence sources, three of the five are members of al Qaeda's ruling committee the Shura Council. Among those released in exchange for the Iranian diplomat was Abu al Kheir al Masri - the former head of al Qaeda's "external relations" committee, who was...
  • This day in history - Oct 6th 1981 Anwar Sadat Assassinated by Islamic terrorist

    10/06/2011 3:52:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    It was 30 years ago today Anwar Sadat was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Egypt still reeling from 1967 War defeat: Naim Sabri

    06/05/2012 11:17:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Al-Ahram ^ | Tuesday 5 Jun 2012 | Dina Ezzat
    It has been 45 years since Egypt and its Arab allies were defeated by Israel in the Six Day War. The defeat led to the occupation of Egyptian and other Arab land, including East Jerusalem. An equally troubling outcome was the eventual retreat of calls for a strong civil state, which Egyptian president Gamal Abdel-Nasser had been working towards in the decade prior to the defeat. "Ultimately, we ended up with a scenario in which the nation was faced with two choices: the power of the military or the power of political Islam," said novelist Naim Sabri in an interview...
  • Egypt: Ayman al Zawahiri's brother, 7 others acquitted of terrorism

    03/19/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Global Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | Priyanka Boghani
    Mohamed al Zawahiri and seven others were cleared of terrorism charges by an Egyptian military court, according to Reuters. Zawahiri is the brother of Al Qaeda's current leader, Ayman al Zawahiri, who acted as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man for years before bin Laden's death. The court overturned an earlier conviction of Zawahiri and the others based on charges of "committing terrorist crimes, harming national security, and planning to overthrow the state," lawyer Mamdouh Ismail told Reuters. The case was 14 years old, and also involved another prominent person, Mohamed al Islambouli, the brother of Khalid al Islambouli, the man...
  • Egyptian Islamists call for release of blind sheik

    04/21/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | April 21, 2011
    CAIRO – Hundreds...have staged a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to demand the release of an Egyptian cleric imprisoned in the United States for plots to blow up New York City landmarks. Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the blind sheik, is serving life in prison after a 1995 conviction for his advisory role in conspiracies to blow up the United Nations and several New York bridges and tunnels. ....Thursday, protesters near the heavily fortified embassy held banners reading "freedom for our sheik" and chanted slogans and held prayers. The protest leader was Abboud el-Zomor, who...
  • Egypt Frees 950 Gamaa Islamiya Prisoners

    04/12/2006 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 587+ views
    Voice of America News ^ | 12 April 2006 | By Challiss McDonough
    Egypt has released 950 jailed members of the militant Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya. Some of them have been in prison since the assassination of President Anwar Sadat 25 years ago. The group's lawyer says about 950 members of Gamaa Islamiya have been released over the last 10 days. The largest group, several hundred, were freed Tuesday, in honor of a Muslim holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Those released include several senior figures, some of whom have been imprisoned for more than 20 years. Gamaa Islamiya was once Egypt's largest militant Islamist group, responsible for a string of...
  • Sadat's unrepentant killer aims for political future

    04/14/2011 4:34:09 PM PDT · by keat · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2011 1:17 p.m. EDT | Ivan Watson and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy
    Zomor, Egypt (CNN) -- Aboud el Zomor watched the revolution in Tahrir Square with envy from his jail cell on a smuggled television. Thirty years ago, he and a group of conspirators plotted an Islamic Revolution to overthrow the Egyptian government. On October 6 1981, four of his associates succeeded in assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in a hail of gunfire during a military parade in Cairo. Zomor, an Egyptian intelligence officer gone rogue, was convicted for his role in the murder. Three decades later, in his first interview with a U.S. television news organization since his recent release from...
  • Report: Sadat's Killer back in Cairo

    02/17/2011 9:14:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/17/11 | Nachum
    As posted on Twitter: Anthony G. Martin @welshman007 Anthony G. Martin Later, folks--by the way, my news alert is ominous--the man who was banned after Sadat's murder is now back in Cairo!! Islamic EXTREMISM!
  • Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt

    02/17/2011 7:57:17 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 52 replies
    Al Arabiya News Channel ^ | February 17, 2011 | Farrag Ismael
    For the first time since he was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt 30 years ago, prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will lead thousands in the weekly prayers from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday. Sources told Al Arabiya that a military force will accompany the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars from his home to Tahrir Square, provide security for the prayers and accompany him back to his residence. Al-Qaradawi last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 after the assassination of former President Anwar el-Sadat.
  • Our World: The legacy of a teetering peace - CAROLINE GLICK

    02/16/2011 9:37:16 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 15, 2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    As Israel moves into the uncharted territory of managing its relations with the post-Mubarak Egypt, it is imperative that our leaders understand the lessons of the past. One of the first casualties of the Egyptian revolution may very well be Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. The Egyptian public’s overwhelming animus towards Jews renders it politically impossible for any Egyptian leader to come out in support of the treaty. Over the weekend, the junta now ruling Egypt refused to explicitly commit itself to maintaining the treaty. Instead, under intense American pressure they sufficed with stating that they would maintain all of...
  • Professional Islamists: The Muslim Brotherhood’s long march through the institutions.

    02/16/2011 2:30:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 16, 2011 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, or al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, is more than a radical network, comparable to al Qaeda; more than an ideological phenomenon, like the followers of Khomeini in the 1979 Iranian Revolution; and more than a political insurgency, similar to Pakistani jihadism. It is an Egyptian Islamist subculture of great depth and influence. It is therefore also much more than a product of political decisions made by Hosni Mubarak. The Brotherhood was powerful before Mubarak, before his predecessor Anwar Sadat, and before their elder comrade, Gamal Abdel Nasser. But the Brotherhood today is not identical with the paramilitary Arabist-Islamist Ikhwan...
  • I knew Sadat

    02/15/2011 9:15:12 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 29 Sep 2009 08:48 GMT | Staff
    On October 6, 1973, in a move calculated to attract US attention, Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal, capturing a narrow strip of land. After three weeks of fighting and with a fragile UN ceasefire in place, Sadat's grand plan came to fruition. In November, Henry Kissinger, the US national security adviser, arrived in Cairo for talks. Agreements between Israel and Egypt were brokered and the following year Richard Nixon, the US president, visited Egypt for the first time. A series of diplomatic efforts ensued which ultimately led to an historic peace agreement between Egypt and Israel and Sadat's highly...

    06/03/2002 7:59:52 PM PDT · by DrLiberty · 243 replies · 559+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing a significant operation against an American target, it will be reported on Tuesday (in the NY TIMES)... MORE... A senior U.S. intelligence official denied the warning was received...
  • Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality(Book Review)

    04/07/2005 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 3 replies · 1,053+ views
    First Things ^ | March 2005 | Robert W. Shaffern
    Let My People Go  Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic EqualityBy S. S. HasanOxford University Press. 320 pp. $49.95.Reviewed by Robert W. ShaffernSana Hasan, an Egyptian scholar best known for her Enemy in the Promised Land, has written another important book in Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt—a book in which she honestly confronts the sorry condition of Christians in Egypt, where the “problems faced by the Christian minority are for many . . . a taboo subject.” Hasan courageously describes the discrimination and harm often visited upon one of Christianity’s oldest communions—the Coptic...
  • Barry Rubin Interview. Revolution And The Muslim Brotherhood

    02/06/2011 12:09:36 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    The Propagandist ^ | Barry Rubin
    Q: You make two very interesting points in your writings. You argue that people are naïve when they think that a democratic Egypt is just around the corner, and that the size of the opposition may be overstated. Let's start with the latter: Could Mubarak's NDP win in free and fair elections? Rubin: Nobody knows. Now, it's very doubtful. The question is, will some kind of regime party survive and get a significant amount of votes? No one knows the answer. Mubarak has a base of support. The Communist parties in Europe survived even after falling from power. A regime...
  • Mubarak's ultimatum

    12/26/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-05
    Throughout the Middle East, reformers have been driven away by autocratic rulers. We Westerners are desperate to see the political systems in the Middle East evolve from authoritarian theocratic or oligarchical models to some variation of representative government. That desire suffered another setback on Saturday when former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison for (what outside observers insist are trumped-up charges of) forgery. Up and down the region - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority - the Western pluralist model of representative democracy has failed because broadminded, Western-oriented reformers have been...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Israel Marks 30 Years of Peace with Egypt

    03/25/2009 7:21:16 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 392+ views
    VOA News ^ | 25 March 2009 | Staff
    Israel marked the 30th anniversary of its historic peace treaty with Egypt on Wednesday, with both sides acknowledging that its goals have yet to be fulfilled. At a conference in Jerusalem, Egyptian ambassador Yasser Reda indicated the agreement has not been able to bring about comprehensive peace in the region. He said the Palestinian issue is still at the center of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Also commenting on the anniversary, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt, Shalom Cohen, lamented that peace at the official level has not filtered down to the Egyptian people. The relationship has come...
  • Egypt Shuts Iranian TV Station Office in Cairo

    07/24/2008 6:55:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 24, 2008
    Egypt Shuts Iranian TV Station Office in Cairo July 24, 2008 Reuters Cynthia Johnston CAIRO -- Egypt, irritated with Iran over a film on the assassination of President Anwar Sadat, shut down the Cairo offices of an Iranian television station that it said was not properly licensed, security sources said on Thursday. The sources said police closed the offices of Iran's state-owned Arabic Al-Alam television on Tuesday because it did not have a broadcasting licence, and confiscated computers and photo equipment. They gave no further explanation for the move. But the closure came weeks after Egypt summoned the head of...
  • Egypt summons Iranian diplomat over Sadat film

    07/07/2008 3:38:24 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 97+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7 Jul 2008 | Cynthia Johnston
    Egypt summoned a senior Iranian diplomat in Cairo on Monday over an Iranian film on the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry official and state media said. Egypt's state news agency MENA said Cairo called in the head of the Iranian interests office in Cairo over the film, which upset Egyptian sensibilities. But MENA gave few details of the film's content. Mainly Sunni Muslim Egypt and Shi'ite Iran have not had full diplomatic relations since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, when Iran cut ties after Sadat hosted the deposed pro-Western Shah in Cairo. Iran said in January...
  • Egypt, Iran moving towards normalization

    01/01/2008 10:29:41 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies · 253+ views
    Jerusalem Post/AP ^ | 1/1/2008 | Staff
    At the end of a rare visit to Egypt, a senior Iranian envoy said Tuesday the two regional Muslim heavyweights are making progress in normalizing diplomatic relations, cut nearly three decades ago over regional policy disagreements. "There is no major problem and everything is moving forward," Ali Larijani, from Iran's powerful National Security Council, said after talks here with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Larijani, who is also a close aide to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, described the talks as "positive and constructive." Teheran cut diplomatic ties after Cairo signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1979...
  • Militant's release blocked in Sadat case

    04/07/2007 10:43:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 274+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/07 | Omar Sinan - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's top civilian court on Saturday overruled an order to release a leading Islamic militant who spent more than 20 years behind bars in connection to the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. The court also referred to a security court the case of another man who is the alleged leader of Egypt's Islamic Jihad and was also convicted in Sadat's assassination. Tarek el-Zomor, 47, was ordered released in July 2005, but he was never set free because of an Interior Ministry discretion to hold a prisoner for up to five more years on security grounds. El-Zomor was...
  • London Airline Plot - ‘Son-in-law of Zawahiri was mastermind’

    08/19/2006 1:29:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 971+ views (Pakistan) ^ | August 19, 2006 | Ismail Khan
    PESHAWAR, Aug 18: A son-in-law of Al Qaeda No 2 Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri is believed to be the mastermind of the plot to blow up transatlantic flights and he met one or some of the plotters at a place close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, credible sources told Dawn. “The mastermind in the planes bombing plot is Zawahiri’s son-in-law,” said the sources who did not want to be named. “He is the guy being looked for,” they added. Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenant is known to have several sons-in-law. One of them was reported to have been killed in a...
  • The day before, and after-It's been 25 years since the Islamist genie first went on the rampage

    10/09/2006 7:46:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 1,739+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-9-06 | ELLIOT JAGER
    Twenty-five years ago, at 12:40 p.m. on October 6, 1981, Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, aged 63, was mortally wounded as he reviewed a military parade commemorating Egypt's "victory" over Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. His attackers, Muslim fundamentalists, tossed two hand grenades and directed automatic weapons fire into the reviewing stand. Sadat's deputy, Hosni Mubarak, was nearby but escaped unscathed. I can't recall where I was that Tuesday in October. Maybe in my office in the shadow of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Perhaps at NYU, where I was a graduate student. What particularly fascinates is...
  • Sadat gave daughter in marriage at 12 (top officials conspired to falsify her age)

    02/03/2006 11:27:56 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 69 replies · 1,602+ views ^ | 02/03/2006
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Friday, February 3, 2006 Sadat gave daughter in marriage at 12Camelia tells how top officials conspired to falsify her age Posted: February 3, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 A daughter of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said in a recent television interview her father used his power to give her away in marriage illegally at the age of 12 to a man who later abused her. Camelia Sadat told Dream 2 TV in Egypt that the president at that time, Gamal Abd...
  • Sadat Nephew Urges Israel Postal Ban Over "Infidel"

    01/07/2006 6:56:58 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 8 replies · 808+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | January 7, 2006 | AFP
    CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian MP Talaat Sadat, whose uncle became the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, called for a boycott of all mail coming from the Jewish state in protest against a stamp deemed offensive to Islam. The independent daily Nahdet Masr on Saturday carried a letter signed by Sadat and three other lawmakers urging the Egyptian government to file a request for Israel to withdraw the "infidel" stamp. In the mouthpiece of Sadat's Ahrar party, the MPs explained that the stamp depicted a muezzin calling for prayer from the top of his minaret like a pop...

    10/09/2005 1:41:56 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 511+ views
    IRAN PRESS SERVICE ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2005 | By Safa Haeri
    PARIS, 8 Oct. (IPS) Iran reacted with a quasi indifference, if not anger, at the nomination of the United Nations International nuclear watchdog and it’s General Director as the winner of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for 2005. The Egyptian diplomat Mohamed ElBarade’i and his International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) won the award on Friday, strengthening him and his Vienna-based organisation in efforts of diplomacy rather than confrontation to settle complicated problems concerning nuclear non proliferation. “The West has awarded Mohammad ElBaradade’i and his Agency for the good services he has offered it by taking the Iranian nuclear issue as...
  • Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi's visions for Iran

    08/03/2005 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 72 replies · 4,309+ views
    Mideast News ^ | Adel Darwish in London
    When American bombs were raining down on what is left of Afghanistan, fellow Muslims in the neighbouring Islamic republic of Iran took out to the Streets. Contrary to our expectations in the West, they did not rally to denounce the 'Great Satan' - the name given to America by the late Ayatollah Khomeini. Instead, ordinary Iranians, in one of the most extraordinary shifts in the geopolitical landscape since September 11, challenged their own hard-line Islamic clerics who swept Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi from power in 1979. Tens of thousands of men and women also demonstrated, in several cities, after World...
  • My enemy's enemy is my enemy

    03/31/2005 4:01:27 PM PST · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 434+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 1 April 2005 | Shadi Hamid
    Last Sunday's events in the heart of Cairo served as a tragic reminder of what Egyptians already know so well - that their country, despite recent protestations to the contrary, remains stubbornly authoritarian. The Egyptian regime from the early 1950s until this very day has pegged its survival on its uncanny ability to create a stifling culture of fear and paranoia. And so it was on Sunday. The government of President Hosni Mubarak, in the face of a small but unprecedented Muslim Brotherhood protest calling for constitutional reforms, brought in thousands of troops and blocked off all the major thoroughfares...
  • The Shah's widow, discussing her memoir/biography of her life with Shah Reza Pahlavi.

    08/27/2004 9:27:53 AM PDT · by The Scourge of Yazid · 15 replies · 696+ views
    National Public Radio | August 27, 2004 | Leonard Lopate
    I know that I'm little bit late in posting this thing-they've already finished the first segment-but I've always abided by the motto: "Better late, then never."Farah Pahlavi is discussing her husband, her recently published book (An Enduring Love), and the future of Iran.
  • Militant Group Says It Downed Russian Jets

    08/27/2004 3:27:20 AM PDT · by The Raven · 94 replies · 4,356+ views
    newsday/ap ^ | 8/27/2004 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO, Egypt -- A claim of responsibility for the downing of two Russian planes appeared on a Web site known for militant Muslim comment Friday. The statement, which accused Russians of killing Muslims in Chechnya, was signed "the Islambouli Brigades." A group with a similar name has claimed at least one previous attack, but the legitimacy of the group and the authenticity of such statements could not be verified. Russian officials have said terrorism was the most likely cause of Tuesday's plane crashes, which killed 89 people. "We in the Islambouli Brigades announce that our holy warriors managed to hijack...
  • Sadat (The former First Lady of Egypt): People will see U.S. effort in Iraq is mostly good

    05/18/2004 7:07:03 PM PDT · by ambrose · 20 replies · 249+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5.19.04
    Sadat: People will see U.S. effort in Iraq is mostly good Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune May 19, 2004SADAT0519 The former First Lady of Egypt, Jehan Sadat, said in an interview recently that she remains hopeful about the situation in the Middle East despite growing animosity toward America following revelations that U.S. soldiers tortured and humiliated Iraqi prisoners. The anger will pass, she said, because people will see that the American effort to rebuild Iraq is mostly good. "There are very few Americans who make this mistake," she said, referring to soldiers who abused the detainees. "The majority of the people...
  • National interest, not personal diplomacy-Menachem Begin and the peace treaty with Egypt.

    03/24/2004 7:22:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 126+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-24-04 | GERALD M. STEINBERG
    Twenty-five years ago, the leaders of Israel and Egypt – Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat – signed a treaty that ended decades of warfare. The treaty and its implementation are far from perfect, but the framework of peace has been preserved despite differences between Cairo and Jerusalem. Advertisement In the intervening decades, a great deal has been written about this singular accomplishment. Unfortunately, some of these accounts are misleading or based on myths. As a result, the "Camp David formula," to which former president Jimmy Carter attributes the success of the negotiations, is often seen as the key to a...
  • Buchanan Questions "George Woodrow Carter"

    11/12/2003 6:16:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 166 replies · 293+ views ^ | 11-12-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    George Woodrow Carter Posted: November 12, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Reading President Bush's address to the National Endowment for Democracy, one wonders: Have the neocons captured him totally? For, though he is being hailed as Reagan's true heir, Bush has begun to sound like a clone of Woodrow Wilson or Jimmy Carter. Foreign policy is, in Walter Lippman's phrase, the "Shield of the Republic." Its purpose: protect our independence and freedom. "We do not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy," said John Quincy Adams. Traditional conservatives believe in the Eisenhower formula of Peace...
  • Egypt Frees 900 Muslim Militants [900 Terrorists Let Loose!]

    09/30/2003 11:27:34 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 41 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 9/30/03 | Staff
    Security Sources: Egypt Frees 900 Muslim Militants CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt released 900 members of an Islamic militant group that killed 58 tourists in 1997 and helped plot the murder of president Anwar Sadat, security sources said on Tuesday. Analysts said that freeing so many members of the outlawed al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group), whose jailed leaders renounced violence six years ago, would help the movement gain a political voice and could strengthen the hand of more moderate Islamists in the Arab world's most populous country. News of the mass release came two days after Egypt announced it had freed Karam...
  • Egyptian accused of plotting to kill Afghan northern alliance leader freed, re-arrested

    05/16/2002 11:32:00 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 2 replies · 278+ views
    New Jersey Online (AP) ^ | May 16, 2002 | JILL LAWLESS
    <p>LONDON (AP) -- An Egyptian man accused of conspiring to assassinate an Afghan northern alliance leader was freed Thursday after a terrorist charge against him was dismissed -- but was immediately re-arrested on an extradition warrant from the United States.</p>