Chris Hedges: Egypt’s New Pharaoh And The Useful Idiots

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When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including the Communist Party of Iran, which had been instrumental in bringing down the shah. Khomeini’s declaration of an Islamic government, supported by referendum, saw him rewrite the constitution, close opposition newspapers and … [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 reactions from the Zionist entity and its western allies, especially her … [Read more...]

The Flotilla embodies the Arab Spring spirit

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By Yousef Munayyer * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Earlier this year we watched with amazement as hundreds of thousands of Arabs charged into the streets of their cities demanding reform. The uprisings led to the departure of several leaders who had ruled for decades and also tested (and continue to test) several others. But what led to this outpouring is much the same … [Read more...]

Angry Twitter Birds Topple Arab Dictator in a TV Ad [VIDEO]

Video link: http://youtu.be/F-CZQGSti2A In this TV ad, French international news channel France 24 is promoting Twitter's power to dislodge dictators in a dramatized manner. The two-minute ad shows an animated Mubarak (Egypt), Ben Ali (Tunisia) and Gadaffi-like under attack by righteously blue angry birds representing freedom. The scene, of course, is an allegory for the … [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 factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation pact in the Egyptian … [Read more...]