Stephen Lendman: Islamofascist Rule in Egypt

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The people want to bring down the regime. Washington engineered Mubarak's ouster. He fell from grace. He became more liability than asset. For years, State Department and Pentagon officials wanted him out. He opposed Bush's 2003 Iraq war and other US policies. He had to go. Washington engineered … [Read more...]

Joseph Massad: Palestinians, Egyptian Jews and propaganda

"The statements made by Issam al-Aryan, a senior leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, calling on Egyptian Jews in Israel to return home, are hardly novel," writes author (AFP)

Despite claims to the contrary, it isn't all sunshine and rainbows when Jewish Egyptians reflect on Egypt. By Joseph Massad The current propaganda war in Egypt about the Palestinians and about Egyptian Jews, which was provoked by the recent pronouncements of Issam al-Aryan, a senior leader of the … [Read more...]

The Camp David treaty is not a sacred text

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It is quite heartening that leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brothers are speaking of their disdain and contempt of the 1979 Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel. It seems also prudent that the Islamist party, evidently the largest in Egypt, will not embark on a rash feat that could invite uncalculated … [Read more...]

From Saigon to Cairo – Escapes on Helicopter skids

In history, it is sometimes necessary to pause, reflect, assess and draw conclusions (and lines) which may be passed to future generations just in case we mortals miss the link. It is with this in mind that we may recall and connect two iconic events, though spaced by thousands of miles and 36 eventful years, … [Read more...]

Egypt and Israel heading for crisis

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By Jonathan Cook * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Israeli officials have expressed alarm at a succession of moves by the interim Egyptian government that they fear signal an impending crisis in relations with Cairo. The widening rift was underscored on 4 May when leaders of the rival Palestinian … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Embassy in Cairo Under Siege

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By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Demands: Embassy Closure and Withdrawal from The Camp David Accords in Wake of Renewed Attacks on Gaza Editor's notes: The western press and even Al Jazeera have failed to report today's demonstrations in Tahir Square, Cairo accurately. … [Read more...]

What next?

By Paul J. Balles * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Revolutions raise more questions than answers. The prime one: What happens after the thrill of protest victory wears off? Zen master Alan Watts once said there are only four basic questions that apply to anything: What are we going to do? Who's … [Read more...]

Roots of the Arab Revolts and Premature Celebrations

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By James Petras* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Introduction Most accounts of the Arab revolts from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Yemen, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq and elsewhere have focused on the most immediate causes: political dictatorships, unemployment, repression and the wounding and killing of … [Read more...]

The Spectre of a Black Europe

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Why Europe Fears the North African Uprisings By Behzad Yahmaian * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz While millions in the worl are celebrating the popular uprisings in North Africa, Europe is watching with skepticism and fear. The fall of the African dictators will deprive Europe of valuable allies in … [Read more...]

Israeli media “fears” the new Egypt

By Neve Gordon * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Over the past three weeks the Israeli media has been extremely interested in Egypt. During the climatic days of the unprecedented demonstrations, television news programmes spent most of their airtime covering the protests, while the daily papers … [Read more...]

Mind-sets and revolutions

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By Paul J. Balles * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz There's an old saying about closed minds that goes "My mind is made up; don't confuse me with the facts." "Facts still matter..." said journalist and broadcaster Bill Moyers, quoting Thomas Jefferson, who proclaimed, "Whenever the people are … [Read more...]

Rebranding Egypt’s Revolution

By Mamoon Alabbasi * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The revolution in Egypt came in spite of (or perhaps because of) a long-standing US backing of the dictatorship there. It was clear from the beginning that the protestors were united on one demand: namely that the unelected regime stand down or allow … [Read more...]

Winners and Losers in a Post-Mubarak Arab World

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By Yousef Munayyer * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Thirty years ago the Soviet Union was at the beginning of a long campaign in Afghanistan, the average person was lucky to have an advanced recording technology called a "VHS tape," and Mohammad Hosni Mubarak took control of Egypt, the most populous … [Read more...]

The Egyptian army’s weapons problem

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By Christopher King * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz I notice that the Americans are talking about "helping" and "guiding" Egypt to democracy. I would have thought that the Egyptian people have demonstrated that they are perfectly capable of dispensing with help from the United States. It's very doubtful … [Read more...]

Egypt at Dawn’s Early Light

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz What's unfolding looks different than what protesters demand. World headlines partly reflect it, mostly outside America, especially on US television reporting an illusion of change, when, in fact, coup d'etat rule is in charge, headed by authoritarian … [Read more...]

We Are the Arab Youth, We Know Not the Impossible

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By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit." --Napoleon Bonaparte Two Arab Tyrants Down, Twenty to Go. Freedom!! How sweet its sound, how delicious its taste, … [Read more...]

Hold the Celebration: Egypt’s Struggle Just Began

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Hopefully beneath celebratory euphoria, Egyptians know ousting Mubarak was simple, especially since Washington long wanted him out. Covertly with Egypt's military, it facilitated long-planned regime purging for with new faces under old policies. In … [Read more...]

Will democracy in Egypt benefit the Palestinians?

By Alan Hart * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz For decades, and despite much rhetoric to the contrary, American-led Western policy has been to prefer Arab dictatorship (authoritarianism in various forms) to Arab democracy. This preference was determined by two main assessments. One was that corrupt and … [Read more...]

On the wrong side of history: Obama’s wavering on Egypt

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By Uri Avnery * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Until the very last moment, the Israeli leadership tried to keep Hosni Mubarak in power. It was hopeless. Even the mighty United States was impotent when faced with this tsunami of popular outrage. In the end it settled for second best: a pro-Western … [Read more...]

Mubarak’s Failed Bait and Switch

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On February 10, indications were he'd step down. He didn't, but now it's official, vice president Suleiman saying he resigned, handing power to Egypt's military. A New York Times alert said "a historic popular uprising transformed politics in Egypt and … [Read more...]

Freedom dawns in Egypt

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Long live the revolution By Christopher King * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Congratulations to the people of Europe in forcing their despotic ruler out. There is some distance to go but they are on the road to form a genuine democracy. Their army has done what is right and in fact it always hinted … [Read more...]

Egypt’s Focus Largely Ignores Palestine

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In fact, repression throughout the Middle East is largely ignored except some reporting on protests in Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, and Algeria, but they've faded with focus mainly on Egypt. Though important, most Arabs live in 21 other countries and … [Read more...]