Middle East & Hosni Mubarak

The Middle East or Mideast is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak ('; born 4 May 1928) is a former Egyptian politician, leader and military commander. 5.0/5

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Middle East can be ruled by dictators like Saddam, Gaddafi, Ben Ali n Hosni Mubarak..I respect all of them
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What we see today in the interior Middle East is a religious war. For various reasons, American policy makers were absolutely blind to the historically predictable and utterly insane admixture of political power and religion. Foolishly, America facilitated the removal of secular governments over and over again, from Jimmy Carter undermining the Shah of Iran to George Bush toppling Saddam Hussein to Barack Obama failing to support Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. As a result, secularism is retreating and political religion is advancing. We should also note that what we see in the Middle East mirrors precisely what the American Founding Fathers saw when they looked back at recent (to them) European history. Unnecessary, destructive wars either initiated or exacerbated by religious beliefs. What we see in the Middle East was their historical reality. That is why they took the radical step of officially declaring religion and government separate. The two should be kept as far apart as possible, if only to cre ...
I don't know about anyone else but it appears to me that Barack Obama has been playing right into the hands of the Muslim militants across the Middle East. If we go back just a few years to the "Arab Spring" we find him siding with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They ascended to power after skirmishes with the Egyptian Army and taking control of Cairo and then ousting Hosni Mubarak and installing one or their own, Mohamed Morsi. Morisi lasted just 13 months before being ousted by the military in much the same fashion as hi predecessor. But Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood and support them with money and arms. He did send several F-16s to Egypt after Morsi took office. Then in Libya, Obama, with the help of a coalition of forces and rebels in Libya removed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi from power and have installed an interim government. Since then Libya has plunged into worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi. The production of oil has almost completely stopped and the government l ...
The day after by Timothy E. Kaldas Three years ago today it was the day after; the day after fighting in the streets for 18 days to hold Tahrir Square. The day after we witnessed the fall of one of the most established dictators in the Middle East, Hosni Mubarak. It was the day after in so many ways, but in many more important ways it was the first day. It was the beginning of our struggle to define and direct a revolutionary Egypt, a nation that moved towards achieving the goals a thousand Egyptians died demanding in the weeks previous, and countless more had struggled for under decades of military authoritarian rule. Today remains that day. After years of struggle and many mistakes we still stand at the beginning of a long and difficult journey to build the Egypt we dream of and bring an end to those who work to defend the Egypt that has killed in body and spirit so many of Egypt’s dreamers. The regime we demanded the fall of three years ago remains in power and it is aggressively reasserting its auth ...
Learning the Wrong Mideast Lessons February 11, 2014Feb. 11 marks two important anniversaries in the Middle East: the ouster of the Shah of Iran in 1979 and the overthrow of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011. But the question remains whether the U.S. has learned the right lessons from these ev...
ALSO, TODAY IN HISTORY - 2005 - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas agree to a cease-fire at the Sharm al-Sheikh Summit: At the historic meeting, four Middle Eastern leaders pledge to work toward the end of the four-year Al-Aqsa Intifada. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan’s King Abdullah attended, as did the Israeli and Palestinian leaders. At the summit, Sharon said: “We all hope and pray that this day will be remembered as the day on which the process began to move forward towards completion, towards the goal of a tranquil, dignified and peaceful life for all the peoples of the Middle East.”
Egypt demands Qatar extradite Qaradawi CAIRO: Egypt's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned Qatar's chargé d'affaires to demand the extradition of Yusuf Qaradawi, one of the most influential scholars in the Middle East. Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said the diplomat had been told Egypt wanted Qatar to extradite critics of Cairo's army-backed government, including the Egyptian-born cleric who supports the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. Abdelatty told journalists that recent comments by Qaradawi, who said Saudi support for the military government was wrong and should be withdrawn, were unacceptable and criticized the Gulf state for its "refusal to hand over wanted Egyptians". Qaradawi is among 130 people including ousted President Muhammad Mursi who have been sent to trial in connection with a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.
Dear Friends, The story below is a total fabrication and I have not heard or been part of any such calls for Boycott. Make sure to be alerted that this is false and the quotes attributed to me are not my own or had authorized anyone to speak on my behalf. This sounds like a dirty trick to divert attention from the success of the American Studies Association vote in support of BDS. Hatem Bazian December 18th, 2013 "On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Palestinians for Boycotting Syria and Iran News Release No. NR - 411,983 Revised 2100 Hrs For Immediate Distribution AMMAN, 18 December -- A new boycott campaign against Syria and Iran that will require the cooperation of every supporter of Middle East freedom has been launched by a group of prominent Palestinians and their UNRWA supporters, it was announced here today. "It is high time we exposed the crimes against humanity committed by the modern pharoahs of the Muslim Middle East. Hosni Mubarak and Col. Muammar Gaddafi, who enslaved the long-suffering Egyp ...
Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a recent poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news. Overall, 53% of all respondents knew that Egyptians successfully overthrew Hosni Mubarak and 48% knew that Syrians have yet to overthrow their government. Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the results show us ...
The Egyptians had a Arab Spring that turned into a Revolution! And they thought they won it! And they were ecstatic, and they celebrated! But suddenly the revolution vanished! And it looks now that the Revolution was like a magician’s trick: “Now you see it; Now you don’t!” What happened? Well, the Revolution was hijacked, by the Egyptian Army, under a U.S. demand to contain the damage to the U.S. interests in Middle East. Former President Hosni Mubarak had pledged not to resign during the massive continuous protests, and the U.S. was fearful that there may be a military coup by lower officers, the so-called Naserites, as it happened in 1953 under Gamal Abdel Nasser. To prevent this, the U.S. ordered the Egyptian General to overthrow Mubarak. Mubarak was then shown on TV moody while he was escorted to a military helicopter under guard to be put under house arrest in his Sinai vacation home. Then his VP Omar Suleiman went on TV to tell Egyptians that Mubarak had resigned. He didn’t, but the mili ...
1). This is the original, unaltered photo of, from left, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah II of Jordan walking toward the East Room of the White House. on the first day of the Middle East peace talks in 2010. 2). Egypt’s state-run newspaper, Al-Ahram, published an altered version of that photo showing Egyptian President Mubarak leading the group walking to take part in peace talks. 3). The original image is on the left and the altered version is at right. Al-Ahram’s editor-in chief, Osama Saraya, said that this “expressionist photo is … a brief, live and true expression of the prominent stance of President Mubarak in the Palestinian issue, his unique role in leading it before Washington or any other.”
Turkey's foreign policy reset will not be easy Turkey’s foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, was a shining star until the Arab Spring bloomed and misguided developments followed. In the course of the change that began in Tunisia and culminated in the toppling of the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt and reached the borders of Syria, everyone in the world was familiar with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s formula of "zero problems with neighbors policy." That formula was seen as illustrating the success of Turkey’s foreign policy achievements under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s premiership With the eruption of the Syrian crisis and its transformation into a civil war and regional proxy conflict, Turkey's "zero problems with neighbors" policy was gradually replaced by a policy of "no neighbors without problems." This wasn’t actually a choice of a new policy but a total reversal of the original policy. Read more:
Al-Waleed bin Talal: Saudi and “Israeli” Interests in Parallel Influential Saudi royal Prince al-Waleed bin Talal uncovered his fears from Saudi Arabia's American ally, assuring KSA's displeasure with the US policy and harmony with "Israel" particularly towards the Middle East. "The US has to have a foreign policy. Well-defined, well-structured. You don't have it right now, unfortunately. It's just complete chaos. Confusion. No policy," he noted. alwaleed bin talal Members of the Saudi royal family have voiced their displeasure with the Obama administration's approach to the Middle East whether through private channels or recently in public, but the staunchest of these voices was al-Waleed's. "America is shooting itself in the foot," he told the Wall Street Journal. As for President Obama, his second term is "going downhill completely," he described, adding on several occasions the disclaimer that "this is the impression I have in Saudi Arabia." Labelling relations as "strained", he said relations "ar ...
Egypt war with israel Exactly 40 years ago, on October 6 1973, Egyptian troops crossed the Suez Canal with the intention of pushing the Israelis out of the Sinai Peninsula. They took Israel by surprise, timing the attack to take place on Yom Kippur, the most sacred religious festival in the Jewish calender. Simultaneously, Syria attacked the Golan Heights. Backed by the Air Force, led by Hosni Mubarak, who became president in 1981, Egypt made spectacular initial advances into the territory, but both it and the Syrians were furiously repulsed when the Israeli army came into action. In his book, ‘The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter that Transformed the Middle East,’ Abraham Rabinovich says that ultimately both sides won. “Who won the war? Egypt won the war, Israel won the war. Both sides to an equal measure,” he said. “Egypt regained its territory, and more importantly, its pride – its pride and the Arab pride, by the early successes. Israel won the biggest political achievement it could have ...
A long-forgotten Rolling Stone interview about Syria | Intrepid Report.com By Wayne Madsen Buried in the recesses of the CIA’s archives is a long-forgotten interview by Rolling Stone of Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and CIA veteran Miles Copeland. Copeland, who was once in charge of the CIA’s “dirty tricks” department as the chief of the agency’s Political Action Staff, came to the attention of Rolling Stone because his three sons were active in rock music: Miles Copeland III, was manager of the Police, Ian Copeland founded the music booking agency called FBI, and Stewart Copeland was drummer for Curved Air and later for the Police. In his interview with Robert Eringer, which was published in the January 16, 1986 edition of Rolling Stone, Copeland admitted that he once worked for the notorious Frank Wisner, Sr., originator of the CIA’s “Mighty Wurlitzer” media propaganda and infiltration operations. [ ... ] Copeland’s actions in Syria and the Middle East in the 1950s have directly i ...
Egypt: Return to a generals' republic Many were delighted when the head of Egypt's armed forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, ousted President Morsi in July The last few weeks have seen violent scenes and several hundred deaths in Egypt following a crackdown on those protesting against the overthrow of democratically elected Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, by the powerful Egyptian military. That ousting was itself triggered by widespread protests against Mr Morsi's government, which had come to power following a period of military rule after Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office in 2011. In this look back at the history and legacy of military rule in Egypt, Middle East expert Dr Omar Ashour argues that the challenges facing the country following the Arab Spring go back to the era of President Nasser and before. Gamal Abdul Nasser was involved in Egypt's 1952 military coup and later seized the presidency "The coup leader - the hero Mohammed Naguib - gave an example of humility by refusing promotion t ...
Dear Hani: Thank you for contacting me about the Muslim Brotherhood. I value your thoughts, and I welcome the opportunity to provide my views on this organization. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist and political organization that has its roots in Egypt, but has a presence in many countries throughout the Middle East. Please know that while the Muslim Brotherhood has been associated with acts of violence in the past, it has not been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. Department of State. In light of the removal of Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt, I am concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism in Egypt and the intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood. The organization has been characterized as a well-organized political party and in its public comments the group says it is committed to a democratic process in Egypt. However, it has roots as a fundamentalist Islamic organization looking to cement a base of power in Egypt and spread its intolerance across the Middle East. Whi ...
Exclusive: US bankrolled anti - Morsi activities Documents reveal US money trail to Egyptian groups that pressed for president ' s removal. Berkeley , United States - President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt 's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president . But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded senior Egyptian opposition figures who called for toppling of the country ' s now - deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Documents obtained by the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley show the US channeled funding through a State Department programme to promote democracy in the Middle East region . This programme vigorously supported activists and politicians who have fomented unrest in Egypt, after autocratic President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising in February 2011 . The State Department 's programme, dubbed by US officials as a " democracy assist ...
Washington post Obama blew it in Egypt again By Marc A. Thiessen, Published: JULY 08, 9:23 AM ET The popular uprising against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt represents one of the most hopeful and promising developments in the Middle East since the Arab Spring began. When millions of Egyptians take to the streets to make clear that they do not want to trade a secular dictatorship for an Islamist dictatorship, that should be a positive development for America. Yet somehow the Obama administration found itself on the wrong side of the struggle in Egypt — again. During the Egyptian revolution two years ago, the Obama administration alienated Egyptians by standing with Hosni Mubarak until it was clear that he was finished. Vice President Biden declared Mubarak was not a dictator. U.S. envoy Frank Wisner declared that Mubarak “must stay in office” to oversee democratic changes. Hillary Clinton endorsed a “transition process” that would have allowed Mubarak to remain in power for many months. Soon, T ...
President Obama and important inner circle leaders had hoped to install the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and throughout other parts of North Africa and the Middle East. Issues related to enforced dhimmitude on Coptic Christians, the future rights of women, mainstream Islam, secular Egypt and a whole array of countless different thought patterns all faced a grim future. Even Saudi Arabia, a close ally of America, was watching events uneasily because the tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood and their real objectives remain masked in uncertainty. The billions of dollars from the Obama administration to the Muslim Brotherhood led President Morsi (Mursi) which was a continuation of past economic policies under Hosni Mubarak -- without the Islamist angle -- meant that vast numbers of Egyptians couldn't trust Morsi or Obama. Now the Obama administration is threatening to withhold military assistance to Egypt by dancing around formalities which can be bypassed with ease if desired. After all, shipping military weap ...
The three decade peace deal between Israel and Egypt is a very peculiar type of peace -- also known as the "Camp David agreement". These days it is claimed, that the overriding American interest in Egypt is about preserving this subtle peace - not so much about preserving Egypt as a "force for stability" as it was so often called under the reign of Hosni Mubarak. So, what is this 'peace' about? It is worth looking at because it gives us some hints as to which and what interests that are really at stake at the moment in the Egyptian coup and popular uprising against Morsi. (I'm sorry if this is a bit long, but keep reading) How did Egypt become a pillar of US-Israeli policies in the Middle East? Egypt has been an important part of the 'war on terror', the 'rendition program', it has been the Arab front in the 'peace process' between Israel and the Palestinians, and it has acted as a bulwark against the spread of Iranian power in the region. This was a status afforded to Egypt as a result of a tripartite ag ...
Egypt's revolution provides economic hope for region's weak heart UPDATED: Jul 4, 2013 15:35 GMT Egypt is often described as the heart of the Middle East and North Africa. At nearly 85 million people, it is the most populous country in the region. If the heart is not healthy, the rest of the body does not function well. That is where we are in the region today, after a rapid-fire 72 hours in Cairo. Read more: A new and uncertain order in Egypt There is a cash crisis in the country. The central bank estimates foreign exchange reserves were running at about $16 billion by the end of May, less than half the levels reached before the first revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak after three decades in power. Of that total, $12 billion came from a handful of oil rich Middle East countries, notably Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Libya. Without those hand-outs, the situation would be even worse than it is right now. Egyptians rightly complain about fuel shortages, intermittent power outages and the rising cost of food. Th ...
By toppling Muslim Brotherhood regime, Egypt saves Middle East from another Iran Egyptians now seek a liberal, democratic framework and refuse to repeat the mistake of choosing an incompetent leader just because he is religious. By Dalia Ziada | Cairo | Jul.04, 2013 | via Haaretz Helicopters drawing the Egyptian flag on the sky of Cairo, fireworks, patriotic songs, and chants. This is how the Egyptians proudly celebrated the fall of Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday and the swearing-in of Adly Mansour, the new interim president, Thursday morning. But above all, Egyptians are celebrating their once again confirmed power and determination to drive their country through the path of liberal democracy, a path we first took when we brought down Hosni Mubarak, in January 2011. By toppling the Islamist president and his Muslim Brotherhood regime, Egypt is given a new chance to stand on its right foot, and the Middle East is given the privilege of not having a Sunni version of the Mullah regime in Iran. Like to the Mull ...
Remember when the United States propped up the Shah of Iran, only to fall to a far worse regime under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini? Remember when the US armed and supported Saddam Hussein in an effort to quell the spread of the Iranian Revolution, only to go to war with him a decade later? Remember when the CIA armed Bin Laden against the Soviets in Afghanistan, only to be rewarded later with 9/11? Remember when the Arab Spring was sprung in Egypt and the US decided our prior ally, Hosni Mubarak, was now in need of overthrow, so we welcomed the murderous Muslim Brotherhood? Remember when we helped topple Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and then left our murdered Ambassador and staff to be dragged through the streets?    For sure, US involvement in the Middle East is very complicated. To some degree, one might consider reasonable, our attempts to help strike a sensible balance in a region that has thrived on war since Islam was the brainchild of Mohammad. Obvious to all is America's duo-faceted interests ...
AMERICA HAS BEEN SOLD OUT TO Saudi Arabia BY OBAMA AND PERHAPS BUSH. THE MOST REVEALING NEWS ABOUT BENGHAZI, is the ACTIVE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND Al Qaida: Al Qaida is a SAUDI-inspired and "SAUDI-funded terror gang." Almost all of the terrorists on 9/11 were SAUDIS. THOSE FACTS ARE ALWAYS COVERED UP, but they are crucial to understanding the Jihad War. In Benghazi OBAMA RAN ARMS FROM LIBYA TO Al Qaida REBELS IN SYRIA. The SAUDIS ARE FUNDING THE REBELLION. THERE'S THE SAUDI LINK AGAIN. In Egypt we backed the Muslim Brotherhood against Hosni Mubarak, who kept the peace treaty with Israel for 30 years. Thirty years of peace in the Middle East is a huge achievement. The Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Anwar Sadat the peacemaker, one of the rare Arab moderates who saw the light. Today we are in league with those who assassinated Anwar Sadat. For shame. Today Egypt is starving, and the people hate the new regime. The Saudis are naturally on the side of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood because ...
"Now the question is what did the so called rulers in the Middle East countries, scoundrels and thieves installed in power by their US-European masters, do during the Judeo-American invasion of Iraq? Almost all of them supported the Jewish sponsored US-European invasion which destroyed massacred,tortured, raped and virtually destroyed Iraqi society. For example throughout the crisis, Egypt’s disgraced and overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak endorsed everything the US didand showed no feelings atall for the sufferings of the Iraqi people. Rewarding Mubarak for his support, the US waived a seven billion dollar military debt; Western donors provided another US$2 billion and creditor governments promised more. Joining hands, the Gulf Arab countries donated US$6 billion – Saudi Arabia gifted US$1.5 billion – besides pouring billions more into the Egyptian central bank in addition to providing job opportunities to Egyptians in the Gulf. Syrian dictator Hafiz Assad too sided with the US and dispatched 15,000 ...
Ben Ali from Tunisia , Hosni Mubarak from Egypt, Qaddaffi from Lybia and now Parvez Musharraf , from Middle East to South Asia . Who next?
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Gov: “Israel Stole $50 Billion of Our Sand” Sand. It’s the one truly rare thing in the Middle East because it’s so very rare. And while there’s no word on whether the feared Mossad Sharks and IAF vulture had anything to do with it, they probably did. Sinai used to be known for its sand, until the Jews stole it all to build massive sand castles with which to oppress the Palestinian people. In December of 2011 Egypt sent the United Nations a report detailing the reasons for which Israel owes the government of Egypt $500 billion for damage sustained by the Sinai Peninsula when it was controlled by Israel between 1967 and 1982. The report notes that former President Hosni Mubarak did not introduce claims regarding any of the stolen goods or physical damage throughout his time as ruler. This isn’t really a serious claim. But it allows the Muslim Brotherhood’s government media to begin screaming that the economy is bad because Israel won’t pay the $500 billion it owes ...
Al Qaeda affiliates have spread throughout the Middle East and Africa, transforming al Qaeda into an increasingly dangerous global network, research analysts at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
The scenes of chaos and strife in Egypt that you've been seeing during the second anniversary of the Tahrir Square uprising are just the latest and most vivid illustration that Egypt's revolution is going off the rails. It has revived talk about the failure of the Arab Spring and even some nostalgia for the old order. But let's remember, that old order was doomed. Arab dictators like Hosni Mubarak could not have held onto power without even greater troubles; look at Syria. But events in the Middle East the past two years do underscore something I've long believed that constitutions should take precedence over elections. Let me explain.
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Can West win Arab heart without a mediator? Last Updated : Saturday, February 02, 2013 12:43 PM Ceylan Ozbudak Especially since August 1990, when Saddam Hussein crossed the Kuwaiti border, America's footprint in the Middle East has been wide and deep. From outright military intervention, loans, social programs, and ongoing, intensive diplomacy; to a highly questionable second intervention in Iraq and the endless war in Afghanistan which followed September 11, 2001; to the seeming inconsistency of its support for the overthrow of its own ally Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, followed by the anomalous refusal to intervene in bloody Syria to this day, the erratic character of American policy brings to mind the image of a ship without a rudder. None of these incoherent actions have won Arab heart, sad to say. Consequently, the governments in Muslim nations from Egypt to Pakistan are unable to make public gestures of friendship toward America without losing the esteem of the people they lead. Unlike most other Muslim c ...
CAIRO -- Sectarian domination was not what Egyptian protesters and self-described revolutionaries had in mind when they drove President Hosni Mubarak from office during Egypt's Arab Spring in 2011. But to underestimate religious sectarianism in the Middle East is to misunderstand one of its core realities. After forcing out Mubarak and electing Mohamed Morsi last June, revolutionaries are back on the streets, this time with cries of "Leave, leave, Morsi." As I walked toward the presidential palace in Cairo after Friday prayers, now the centre of protest, I passed families, with children in tow, seemingly not wanting to miss the historic showdown between the power of the mob and police. Soon the festival-like atmosphere turned into Molotov tossing, police in riot gear lobbing tear gas, and in the end, a man shot in the head by the police. Many factors have converged to create this ongoing backlash. The economy is in tatters: 25% of Egyptians live on $1 a day, while another 25% make $2 a day. There are 45 m ...
Mike Huckabee The federal government makes a lot of dumb decisions, but this one may take the blue ribbon for stupidity. Fox News reports that this week, four state-of-the-art F-16 fighter jets took off from Texas for the Middle East. Not to defend our troops, but as a gift to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. That’s right: the same Muslim Brotherhood member who tried a massive power grab that includes a new Sharia-based constitution, and who in 2009 denounced Obama as a liar and urged parents to teach their children to hate Jews. Oh, and did I mention that the four fighter jets are just the first installment on a gift of 16 F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks that we plan to give Egypt this year? It is part of a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak. The argument is that we have to honor the deal, to make sure Egypt remains our ally. All I can say is that if we do honor it, we’d better send Israel twice as many jets and tanks. Because thanks to this deal, they just might need th ...
Upgrading the Palestinians With news this week that Egypt will pursue a “tight” relationship with Hezbollah, we see more evidence—as if we needed it—that Israel’s enemies are tightening the noose. Ashraf Hamdy, the new Muslim Brotherhood ambassador to Lebanon, told Lebanon’s Daily Star: “You cannot discuss politics in Lebanon without having a relationship with Hezbollah." This is diplomacy in the new century. Terror groups, who murder men, women, and children (and have no regard for their own people, either) are now “legitimate.” This is such a dramatic shift in Egyptian policy that Middle East observers are worried, with good reason. As late as 2008, during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead operation to clear out Gaza terror cells, Egypt refused to answer Hezbollah’s call to intervene. Hosni Mubarak, now dying in an Egyptian Army prison, at least kept the worst terrorists at arm’s length. "Resistance in the sense of defending Lebanese territory...[is] their primary role. We...think th ...
Obama Faces a More Volatile Mideast in His Second Term President Barack Obama’s new national security team will contend with a volatile Middle East that’s far removed from his 2009 pledge in Cairo to create “a new beginning” between the U.S. and Muslims around the world. The Arab Spring revolutions that the administration in 2011 saw as pathways to democracy have traded Hosni Mubarak, Muammar Qaddafi, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and, perhaps next, Bashar al- Assad for instability and growing Islamist radicalism in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Syria. Anti-American sentiment has grown while Libyan and Syrian weapons have found their way to extremists. A year after the last U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, al-Qaeda is growing again in the country’s Sunni Muslim areas. The latest fighting in Gaza has boosted the prestige of Hamas, which Israel, the U.S. and the European Union consider a terrorist organization. Iran has been seeking nuclear capability despite economic sanctions. “There is much more crisis ...
By Asim Ahmed West afraid of what happened and is happening to the land of the Arabs .. Especially from the Arab revolutions .. Arab Spring revolutions and the reason, I think, is the experience of Iran knows what Iran. American writer of Indian origin, Fareed Zakaria his writings sober and with a range arrived in book Freedom months. I am today publishing an article to this author Fareed Zakaria months which answer the most serious question why the West fears the Arab revolutions? A specter haunts the west. In 1979, the United States experienced a revolution streets in the Middle East, and saw power ally, the Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, ousted him for failing a theocratic Islamic republic. It is now witnessing another street revolution in another country of the Middle East countries, and it seems that many traumatized by this anniversary. Not only fears of Islamist takeover in accordance with 'Glenn Beck', Ptoukath lead the fall of Hosni Mubarak to the rise of an Islamic caliphate plans for world dominat ...
November 26, 2012 Egypt: Islamic supremacist leader warns that opponents of Sharia regime could be targeted for assassination The glories of the Arab Spring just keep getting more glorious. Barack Obama's foreign policy is heading the Middle East and the world to blood and ruin, and all Mitt Romney could say during the foreign policy debate was "I agree with the President." "Egypt’s top Islamist expects assassination of liberal figures," from al-Arabiya,November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): A senior member of Egypt’s former militant Islamist group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya has warned that liberal politicians and intellectuals who oppose President Mohammed Mursi’s latest constitutional declaration could face a campaign of targeted assassinations starting from December. Nageh Ibrahim, the ideologue of the Gamaa al-Islamiya, which took up arms against ousted President Hosni Mubarak's regime in the 1980s, told Al Arabiya that his expectation “was based on an analysis of the political situation not on info ...
You must read this entire post by John Hinderaker at Power Line to get the full import of the predictable disaster that has befallen American interests in the Middle East as a result of Egyptian President Morsi's power grab.
Third debate: Double affirmation for Obama By David Ignatius WP Barack Obama’s foreign policy got a surprising double affirmation in Monday night’s debate: Not only did the president express his views forcefully, but Mitt Romney seemed to echo Obama’s major positions. Romney backed Obama’s sanctions strategy toward Iran and said he favored military action only as a last resort; he declared Obama’s troops surge in Afghanistan a success and promised not to remain there past 2014, even if the Afghanistan is fracturing; he rejected military intervention in Syria, including a no-fly zone; and he endorsed Obama’s abrupt dismissal of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. His chief goal in the turbulent Middle East seemed to be to “help the Muslim world” and create a “peaceful planet.” To make the role reversal complete, Obama stole many of what one might have expected would be Romney’s best lines: He was the first to express passionate support for Israel, “our true friend.” He spoke of America as the ...
Are the days of American predominance in the Middle East coming to an end or is US influence simply taking a new shape? How far is Washington, after refusing to try to keep Hosni Mubarak in power in Egypt, facing the same situation as the Soviet Union in 1989, when the police states it had sustained...
Romney faces tough poll numbers Tell us: Do you know who's getting your vote? When the Arab Spring erupted, the president then decided to meddle in Egypt, calling for Hosni Mubarak to step down. Today, a country that was once a valuable Middle East ally is under the majority control of the Muslim Brotherhood. But when the Arab Spring spread to Syria, a longtime proxy of Iran, he didn't intervene, even when Bashar al-Assad began massacring his own people. The president has given some of our enemies a pass and some of our allies the back of the hand. He was caught on open mic badmouthing Benjamin Netanyahu and hasn't visited Israel once in his presidency. He left our ally Poland out to dry by canceling the missile defense system in Europe, but was heard on an open mic assuring Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have "more flexibility" after the election to deal with missile defense. America's two most important investments in the Middle East -- Iraq and Afghanistan -- are hanging by a thread. Ig ...
Saddam Hussein and Hosni Mubarak, and a war of choice in Iraq, are but a few examples of U.S. presidents "shaping events in the Middle East"
In the Middle East, Egypt was one of the countries which are in a mess. However, nowadays, Egypt seems to have overcome this situation. Also, the public of Egypt have determined Egypt’s new leader as a Mohamed Morsi. First impression of the voters about Mohamed Morsi is quite positive because of Morsi’s actions in the democratic manners. The first indicator of this with new regulation is that the doors of the presidential place were opened to public to make a complaint about their problems, their request and management of the country. Besides, a lot of people who were appointed by the government of Egypt to listen public and to write down their request and complaint works in the place. Public believe that former president, Hosni Mubarak, was dictator, and they could not carry out any protest against Mubarak. Also, their democratic rights were limited. Eventually, they fed up and wanted to gain more rights. Therefore, people who live in Egypt rose up towards government, and they deposed Mubarak from h ...
Rampage in Cairo The Cairo-Tehran Express Egyptian-Iranian intelligence meeting prompts fears of a new Middle East terror axis Mohamed Morsi, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP BY: Bill Gertz September 11, 2012 6:31 pm U.S. intelligence agencies recently monitored a secret meeting between Egypt’s intelligence chief and a senior Iranian spy that is raising new fears the Muslim Brotherhood government in Cairo could begin covertly supporting global terrorism. According to U.S. officials, the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, Maj. Gen. Murad Muwafi, met in early August with a senior official of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). Disclosure of the Egyptian-Iranian intelligence meeting comes as the Obama administration is planning to provide $1 billion in aid to bail out Egypt’s new Islamist government. The administration is said to be seeking closer ties to the new regime in Cairo, following the ouster in February 2011 of long-time ally Hosni Mubarak. Many members of the pro-demo ...
One of the greatest hurdles that Egyptian freedom activists said they had to overcome was American support for Hosni Mubarak. And you know where a lot of that support came from? Glenn Beck and other neo-conservative talk-show hosts who railed--and continue to rail--against the Muslim Brotherhood. That's one thing that drives me NUTS about Beck is his unwitting(?) assistance to the anti-freedom movement in the Middle East.
A year-and-a-half ago, the young demonstrators in Tahrir Square believed they had ended military rule when they ousted Hosni Mubarak. Instead the military generals essentially took control. Over the weekend, the democratically elected President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi told Field Marshal Tantawi and the military to take a hike. He asserted that perhaps for the first time in its history the leaders of Egypt chosen by the Egyptian people will rule. If it holds it is a great victory for the democratic ideal in the most populous country in the Middle East. Congratulations to President Morsi and the people of Egypt.
In his first foreign visit as Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood met Thursday with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a signal that the two intended to set aside their profound ideological enmity in favor of pragmatic mutual interests. It was a meeting freighted with symbolism. The Saudi Arabian monarchy is the conservative anchor at the center of the authoritarian order that prevailed across the Middle East. It was a close ally of the former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, and in both Washington and Cairo, Saudi envoys pushed hard to rally support for his government and then to protect him from trial, Western and Egyptian diplomats say.
American hostility to Islamist movements, in fact, long predated Sept. 11, in part because of the United States’ support for secular autocrats in Arab countries. During the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was officially banned, so American diplomats in Cairo kept contacts quiet and informal. “We have not engaged the Muslim Brotherhood,” Condoleezza Rice, then the secretary of state, declared in a 2005 speech in Cairo, “and we won’t.” Experts on the Middle East suggest that the recent controversies over Mr. Morsi’s statement and Mr. Eldin’s visa are only the beginning of a long, contentious process of adjustment for the United States, with implications for American aid and Arab countries’ relations with Israel. But they suggest that Americans should not assume that the rise of Islamists puts the United States in greater danger from terrorists. The opposite may well be the case, they say. “I would say people should not be too alarmed by the anti-American rh ...
On CBS’s Sunday Morning show, during his regular commentary, right-leaning CBS contributor Ben Stein gave a pessimistic view of the "Arab Spring" movement to topple authoritarian governments in the Middle East, charged that America would regret allowing Hosni Mubarak lose power in Egypt, and predic...
The seeds for such an arrangement were planted soon after longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011, when Egypt’s generals ordered an Arabic translation of Turkey’s 1982 constitution, according to Middle East expert Steven Cook of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. The document empowered Turkey’s military to police the political arena.
The Obama regime can chalk up another victory for itself. America lost, but by definition, every time the Obama regime wins, America loses. This time it is Egypt. In February 2011, America helped drive long-time American ally Hosni Mubarak from power. Today, the Muslim Brotherhood won the presidency. Egypt is now well on its way from being a stable American ally to an Islamist state. Mubarak was not a great prize. Civil liberties and freedom as we know them were almost non-existent in his Egypt. However, he did not want to send the Middle East up in a jihadist war with Israel. He protected the Christian minority from genocide. And he was an American ally. What is replacing him is much worse. Mohamed Morsi on Sunday was declared the winner of the presidential election and his supporters immediately ran to the streets crying, "Allah Akbar." Doesn't that make you feel better? Where have we heard that before? A Muslim Brotherhood cleric at the victory celebration called for a few million martyrs to go to Jeru ...
Jun 11, 2012 Serious in Syria Word came this weekend that “rebels” in Syria were fighting government forces in Damascus. This is obviously quite significant, since dictators caught in their own capitols often don’t fare well (see Hitler, Adolf). Many have wondered why Obama and NATO haven’t intervened/interfered in Syria, as they did in Libya (and, indirectly, Egypt). We can only speculate, but a clue lies in the geo-political situation in Libya, ruled with an iron fist by Muammar Gaddafi. The cartoonish Libyan was more like a tribal chieftan, and his loyalists would have held out much longer against the Muslim Brotherhood-inspired “rebels” fighting against Tripoli…had not NATO and Obama been so *** bent on removing Gaddafi. Hauled-out and shot, Mussolini-style, last October, Gaddafi passed from the scene as a chilling Muslim horde moved across the sands of the Middle East. In Syria, however, Bashar Al-Assad (himself a mass-murderer) is more of a secular autocrat whose loyalists make up onl ...
Toppled leaders in the Middle East: Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is one of four leaders overthrown in the Arab Spring u...
After six decades under authoritarian rule, in only14 months, Egypt emerges as the largest democracy in the Middle East, the Arab world, and North Africa. Egypt's 50 million eligible voters went to the pools for the third time in 14 months to elect their president in peaceful, well organized fair election, the first in Egypt modern history, defying all, including the deposed Hosni Mubarak, who claimed that the people of Egypt are not ready for democracy.
Starting Wednesday, Egypt is holding its first free presidential election since it came under dictatorship 60 years ago. The winner will succeed Hosni Mubarak, one of four rulers toppled in the uprisings that began 18 months ago across the Middle East and became known as the Arab Spring. But replaci...
WikiLeaks: Israel's secret hotline to the man tipped to replace Mubarak Omar Suleiman, left, was Israel's preferred candidate to replace President Mubarak according to secret cables released to The Daily Telegraph by WikiLeaks By Tim Ross, Christopher Hope, Steven Swinford and Adrian Blomfield Last Updated: 11:48AM GMT 08/02/2011 The new vice-president of Egypt, Omar Suleiman, is a long-standing favourite of Israel's who spoke daily to the Tel Aviv government via a secret "hotline" to Cairo, leaked documents disclose. Mr Suleiman, who is widely tipped to take over from Hosni Mubarak as president, was named as Israel's preferred candidate for the job after discussions with American officials in 2008. As a key figure working for Middle East peace, he once suggested that Israeli troops would be "welcome" to invade Egypt to stop weapons being smuggled to Hamas terrorists in neighbouring Gaza. The details, which emerged in secret files obtained by WikiLeaks and passed to The Daily Telegraph, come after Mr Sule ...
This is Very Dangerous!! We have recognized Egypt's new government, The Muslim Brotherhood, as a legitamate regime!! The Muslim Brotherhood is the originators of modern terrorism dating back to 1927. They also have expressed that Israel must be destroyed!! Egypt & all North African Islamic nations & the Caliphate are the "King of the South" talked about in The Book of Daniel as an endtime enemy against Israel... 'Appropriate And Right' To Host Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: White House April 5, 2012 4:25 PM EDT The White House defended Thursday the Obama administration's meetings with a delegation from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, saying it needs to establish dialogue with the now-dominant Islamic party. Supporters of Khairat al-Shater, the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate, rally in Cairo April 5, 2012 The Obama administration's overtures to the Brotherhood reflect the reconfigured contours of Middle East politics. During the years when Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt as a steadfast American ally, the U ...
March 30th, 2012 This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report' More than 30 years ago, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the historic Camp David Accords. In doing so, the once bitter enemies broke with history and altered the complexion of the Middle East. The action required great courage and vision by each man. Anwar Sadat paid with his life. Three years later, Islamist soldiers from Sadat's own army avenged Islam's honor by killing him for making peace with Islam's mortal enemy, Israel. And though they tried, at the same time, to murder Egypt's vice president, Hosni Mubarak, they failed to do so. Mubarak succeeded Sadat and for the next three decades held true to Anwar Sadat's courageous heritage. To be frank, at times the peace between Egypt and Israel has been a cold one. It has been, nonetheless, peace. And the United States rewarded Egypt for its faithfulness. Over the past 33 years, Egypt has received more than $28 billion in foreign and military aid from the ...
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