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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

We’re All Egyptians Now!

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz And Tunisians, and Yemenis, and Algerians, and Jordanians, and Lebanese, and, of course, Palestinians, suffering for over six decades after Israel stole their historic homeland, over 43 years under brutal, suffocating occupation. Their struggle is ours, … [Read more...]

As Tahrir Square goes so goes the Middle East?

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By Franklin Lamb * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz It is difficult to overstate the potential for Egyptian citizens advancing universal aspirations for freedom, dignity and basic human rights now spreading from the determination of those who for more than a week have risked their lives while inspiring … [Read more...]

The spirit of Egypt’s Tahrir Square

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Mubarak's day of departure is his day of delay By Christopher King * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The people of Egypt restore one's faith in humanity's spirit and its aspirations. Despite vicious attacks by government thugs the demonstrators have remained peaceful while defending themselves. They … [Read more...]

Yemen: Al Qaeda Presence Not Credible

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"Al Qaeda" Call For Attacks On America, Not Israel, Under Suspicion By Gordon Duff * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The people of Yemen simply don't believe in Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden, and for good reason. When Abdullah al-Faqih, professor of political science at Sana University told the New … [Read more...]