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 Egyptian uprisings. Spontaneity was created and manipulated. Arab Spring … [Read more...]

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...]

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 well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government." The … [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 genuine political reform to be carried out. It is easy to see that … [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 nation in the Arab Middle East. This week, the last of these beginnings … [Read more...]