Concomitant with these rumours is the Egyptian government’s and the opposition’s race to please the United States and its Zionist lobby. While the very same Issam al-Aryan spoke about the tragedy of the Jewish holocaust while in the US on a Muslim Brotherhood promotional trip in May 2011, the naïve and charisma-less Mohamed el-Baradei upped the ante by telling a German newspaper that elected Salafi and Brotherhood members of parliament should not be trusted to draft the Egyptian constitution because they allegedly deny the holocaust!
The West have agreed to a kind of “power-sharing’ with Islamist parties. The Islamists would be responsible for imposing orthodox economic policies and re-establishing ‘order’ in partnership with pro-multinational bank economists and pro US-EU generals and security officials. In exchange the Islamists could take certain ministries, appoint their members, finance electoral clientele among the poor and push their ‘moderate’ religious, social and cultural agenda.
Street-based movements lack the organization and leadership to project, let alone impose a new political or social order. Their power is found in their ability to pressure existing elites and institutions, not to replace the state and economy. Hence the surprising ease with which the US, Israeli and EU backed Egyptian military were able to seize power and protect the entire rentier state and economic structure while sustaining their ties with their imperial mentors.
“All the Arab States east of Israel are torn apart, broken up and riddled with inner conflicts even more than those of the Maghreb” (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, and Western Sahara). All the Gulf states are “built upon a delicate house of sand in which there is only oil.” Jordan is in reality Palestine, Amman the same as Nablus.
By Andrew Gavin Marshall* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Introduction As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the more imperative to return to the events of that fateful September morning and re-examine the reasons for war and… Read More »
I admit I have missed the news when it was announced end of last July, but better late than never. Honored to be Bahraini by soul for living in Bahrain for the last four years, I am very happy to know that Wafaa Ganahi, a 23-year-old teacher from the Law Faculty of Bahrain University, won… Read More »
Iran is the latest country to sign up to “wall building” borders – in this case along the Iranian Pakistan border in the Baluchistan region. Iran’s justification for the wall is a familiar one. To prevent smuggling of drugs and guns and movement of illegal immigrants. Whilst the Apartheid wall being built by the Israelis… Read More »
In the fifth annual Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index, in between 168 indexed countries, our beloved Arab countries makes sure to be among the worst. Here is the list in order from “best” to “worst“: Kuwait – 73 United Arab Emirates – 77 Mauritania – 77 Qatar – 80 Morocco – 97 Lebanon… Read More »
It’s been a while since I posted because of several reasons, however, this one email I received ten days ago, I promised the sender (Mounira) to publish her email as soon as I’m back and get a chance to do so. It’s one of the rare-to-discuss-subjects. Maybe because we don’t have enough info about it… Read More »
The United States has tied with Myanmar (the former Burma) for sixth place among countries that are holding the most journalists behind bars, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Each country is jailing five journalists. The United States is holding four Iraqi journalists in detention centers in Iraq and one… Read More »
Foulla writes that Al-Salafiyah al-Jihadiyah in Morocco Declares Jihad on the Moroccan Government. They issued a statement, declaring that the time has come to announce the ï¿½jihad on the government of disbelieving and oppression,ï¿½ for the heads of government have allegedly ï¿½sold the country to the infidels after they cleared the area from the real… Read More »
Sorry, Israel, the clash of civilizations will not happen. Despite all your efforts and the Zionist money to pit Arab against Americans, Arabs Do Not Hate Americans. Contrary to that, Arabs Care About Americans. Have you heard of the donations from Arabs to Katrina victims? From Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Libya, Egypt, Algeria,… Read More »
The latest survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, called Islamic Extremism: Common Concern for Muslim and Western Publics and conducted among more than 17,000 people in 17 countries this spring, finds that while many Muslims believe that radical Islam poses a threat (to Americans and Westerns), there are differing opinions as to its causes…. Read More »
Moroccan police had “recently” seized 200 sticks of dynamite and 115 detonators and arrested its 67-year-old driver in the Mediterranean port city of Nador. When they raided his house they found another 485 detonators. “The explosives were being used in traditional fishing and for digging wells.” So the terrorists list of valid excuses just grew… Read More »
Local Moroccan officials in Casablanca have refused to grant a permit to Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi to hold a concert. The officialsï¿½ decision came in response to a late request made by the Korean company LG, to organize the concert. The officialï¿½s decision was influenced by the recent chaos created by Lebanese singer Nancy Ajramï¿½s… Read More »
That is the plea of the 408 Moroccan prisoners of war currently held by the Polisario Front in the Western Sahara. With many having been incarcerated for over two decades, they are currently the longest-serving POWs in the world. Six recently released POWs who met with The Washington Times told their tragic tales of torture,… Read More »
Leila Marrakchi’s ‘Marock’, a debut film from new Arab women director, deviate from traditional themes: “It’s not your typical Arab film. I wanted to get away from all that,” says Marrakchi. “At the same time what is seen in the film is a part of what actually does exist. I wanted to leave those subjects… Read More »
Nancy Ajram in town? That means: sexual harassment, theft, excessive alcohol consumption resulting in violence, people fainting; all took place during the concert in Marrakech. The mayor of Marrakech in Morocco has announced that Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram will not be permitted to hold any future concerts in the city to avoid the reoccurrence of… Read More »
[Reuters] Morocco’s King Mohammed has pardoned more than 7,000 prisoners to mark the circumcision of his 23-month-old son, state media said on Friday. They include 534 seriously-ill inmates, 19 pregnant women, 20 elderly, 629 youths who have developed professional skills during their detention and 5,888 other prisoners who have nearly finished their sentences, state radio… Read More »