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Morsi Loyalists Clash With Soldiers in Cairo Protests
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Africa North
Report: Elbaradei Refused Heading Egypt's Interim Gov't
[Ynet] Egyptian sources told state-run news website Al-Ahram that the Head of el-Dostour Party Mohamed Elbaradei rejected a proposal to head the country's interim government.
Did he turn the crown away three times?
The role of interim prime minister was offered to former Central Bank Governor Farouk Al-Aqda, who resides in London nowadays.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2013 09:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Report In Egypt: Transitional Government To Be Sworn In Sunday
[Ynet] Egypt's transitional government will be sworn in on Sunday before interim president Adly Mansour, the state-run Al-Gomhuria reported.

The paper also learned that Egypt's opposition has submitted the names of five potential candidates for prime minister, including former ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei
Egyptian law scholar and sometime Iranian catspaw. He was head of the IAEA from December 1997 to November 2009. At some point during his tenure he was purchased by the Iranians. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for something in 2005. ElBaradei served on the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group, a lefty NGO that is bankrolled by the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as George Soros' Open Society Institute. After the fall of Mubarak he ran for president. He lost.
and Kamal Ganzouri, who served as PM under former President Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
between 1996 and 1999.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2013 09:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Brotherhood Fantasies: Egypt's Interim President Is Jewish
[Ynet] Islamist movement quotes senior Arab journalist as saying that Adly Mansour is of Jewish descent; journalist denies quotes

The Moslem Brüderbund's official website claimed that one of the senior most media figures in the Arab world said the interim president of Egypt, Adly Mansour, is considered to be a Seventh Day Adventist and is therefore of Jewish descent.

The website said Ahmed Mansour, an Egyptian television presenter and interviewer who hosts a live television talk show which airs on Al Jazeera, further claimed on his Facebook page that Adly Mansour, who was sworn in as interim president on Thursday following the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, wanted to move closer to Christianity, but the Coptic pope refused to baptize him.

According to the Brotherhood's website, in his Facebook post Ahmed Mansour also mentioned that senior Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei
Egyptian law scholar and sometime Iranian catspaw. He was head of the IAEA from December 1997 to November 2009. At some point during his tenure he was purchased by the Iranians. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for something in 2005. ElBaradei served on the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group, a lefty NGO that is bankrolled by the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as George Soros' Open Society Institute. After the fall of Mubarak he ran for president. He lost.
, the former head of the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency, has refused to take part in the Shura Council as long as it denies the Holocaust. The Islamist-led Shura Council served as Egypt's legislative branch for the past few months.

The Brotherhood's website claimed that Ahmed Mansour wrote: "This is a token gesture offered to the Jews by ElBaradei so that he can become President of the Republic in the fake elections that the military will guard and whose results they will falsify in their interests...All with the approval of America, Israel and the Arabs, of course.

"This is the glorious scene of the future of Egypt and the Arabs, who competed to recognize the coup, the coup whose drum the secularists are dancing to...even to the extent that one of them, who hates religion, Islam and the nation announced that he has been reborn...and that his date of birth is 30/6, that is, the day the army of defeats staged a coup against ballot box legitimacy."

However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
Ahmed Mansour denied the quotes attributed to him by the Brotherhood's website and wrote in his Twitter account, which appears to be real, that "I do not have a Facebook account and everything that was published in my name through Facebook is false." The Moslem Brüderbund eventually removed the "report" from its website.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2013 09:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Brøderbund push back starts.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2013 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe this means that Egypt can start making money for a change.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/05/2013 14:26 Comments || Top||


Anger Gives Way To Gloom At Pro-Morsi Rally
[AnNahar] Anger gave way to gloom on Thursday as Islamists rallied at a Cairo mosque where thousands of supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi said they felt under siege and betrayed by the army.

Pictures of the ousted leader hung on walls, as protesters chanted against the military that removed Morsi from his post and outlined a roadmap for a political transition.

Inside the hall of the mosque, members of his ousted government and the leadership of his Moslem Brüderbund huddled together, planning their next moves and vowing not to deal with the new leaders.

"The whole guidance council is here," said Moslem Brüderbund front man Gehad al-Haddad in reference to the Islamist movement's political bureau.

He slammed the army's removal of Morsi as "thuggery" and a violation of democratic principles.

Morsi was Egypt's first freely elected president. But his opponents accused him of betraying his promise as a president for all Egyptians by concentrating power in the hands of Islamists.

As the economy nosedived, inflation soared and fuel shortages drove large parts of the country to a standstill, public opinion became increasingly anti-Morsi.

Millions erupted into the streets to call for his resignation, but his supporters said he should have been allowed to see out his term and be removed only through future elections.

"President Mohamed Morsi is the elected legitimate Egyptian president. They imposed a new reality with force but legitimacy is on our side," said Brotherhood front man Ahmed Aref.

Outside the mosque, chants thundered against the military.

"Down with military rule!" they chanted, calling for an Islamic state.

In a statement read out to the Morsi supporters, the Brotherhood called for "peaceful protests" on Friday to defend Morsi's legitimacy.

"I'm ready to die for legitimacy, for my religion," said one student of medicine, carrying a shroud in a symbolic gesture.

Tents were pitched and street vendors sold food as the protesters settled in for the long haul.

"It's a soft military coup. The military was smart, using the cover of civilians," said Ahmed al-Sayyed, 26, in reference to the mass anti-Morsi protests the military used to justify their move.

"I was hoping to see an Islamic state in Egypt, but they aborted this dream," he added.

News of the arrests of Brotherhood leaders and the closure of Islamist television stations was a painful reminder for Morsi's supporters of the dramatic end to his turbulent year in power and their place in Egyptian politics.

"During all his time in power, Morsi never closed down one television channel. They closed down six channels in just one hour," said protester Ahmed Ali.

Morsi's government unraveled late on Wednesday after the army gave him a 48-hour ultimatum in the wake of massive demonstrations since June 30 against his tumultuous rule.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2013 08:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Why would youngsters want sharia law over freedom?
Posted by: Paul D || 07/05/2013 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  As the economy nosedived, inflation soared and fuel shortages drove large parts of the country to a standstill, public opinion became increasingly anti-Morsi.
Not paying enough attention to Obama.

He slammed the army's removal of Morsi as "thuggery" and a violation of democratic principles.
Irony abounds.

"I was hoping to see an Islamic state in Egypt, but they aborted this nightmare dream," he added.
Posted by: Gluque Angineling7416 || 07/05/2013 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Paul D, the answer to your question is that:

a) they are young and ruled by their emotions and religion is all about emotions;
b) they always think that they'll be part of the ruling clique and THEY'LL be the ones issuing fatwas and raping slaves.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/05/2013 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  It makes little difference who is in charge: Egypt is a basket case and CANNOT support itself. It needs massive foreign subsidies to prevent starvation. That or it needs to export and/or kill millions of its people. A massive assault on Israel could apply both 'solutions' simultaneously - a million dead and lots of aid from KSA etc.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/05/2013 9:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Let's hope Islam has more frequent encounters with those who would be free.
Posted by: Beau || 07/05/2013 12:59 Comments || Top||

#6  This was not an encounter between Islam and those who would be free, but between hungry people and those who had promised to feed them, but were not able to continue to do so. Look close to home, at all our inner cities - when the public dole eventually runs out there will be 25 million or more in the streets demanding heads.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/05/2013 14:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Whatever...in any case, the current crop can only feed 10% of the people but there is no fuel to gather it...these "good" people are the one raping all the women they could grab...women THEY had mutilated before(100% of egyptian muslim women are infibulated) DEAD MEN WALKING!!!
Posted by: Bob Snore6814 || 07/05/2013 15:29 Comments || Top||

#8 
Why would youngsters want sharia law over freedom?


They're losers?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/05/2013 15:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Why would youngsters want sharia law over freedom?

Why would western youngsters want almighty state over freedom?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2013 15:58 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 Why would youngsters want sharia law over freedom?
Why would western youngsters want almighty state over freedom?


They've been carefully taught. In the madrassas, and in the public schools.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/05/2013 16:09 Comments || Top||

#11  b) they always think that they'll be part of the ruling clique and THEY'LL be the ones issuing fatwas and raping slaves.

Same thing applies here. Every useful idiot believes he off she will be a commissar. Usually they are among the first to kneel at the edge of a ditch instead...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2013 16:12 Comments || Top||

#12  he or she...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2013 16:12 Comments || Top||

#13  Why would youngsters want sharia law over freedom?

Ask a blind man to describe the color 'red'.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/05/2013 18:26 Comments || Top||


Arabs Glad to See Morsi Gone
Arab leaders from Saudi Arabia to Syria rushed Thursday to congratulate Egypt for deposing its elected Muslim Brotherhood president, signaling a rare moment of unity in the divided and still overwhelmingly undemocratic region.
I wonder what Obumble says to that? Seems nobody likes your guy.
The enthusiastic response to the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi underscored the extent to which the Islamist leader had failed to win allies abroad, much as he had at home, alienating Egypt's traditional friends and foes alike with an often erratic foreign policy.

The acclamations put Sunni powers on a par with the leader they are trying to topple, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who gloated at the Brotherhood's failures in an interview Wednesday.

"The Muslim Brotherhood's experiment fell quickly because it is wrong, and what is built on a wrong principle will definitely fall," said Assad, who has cast his country's civil war as a battle between secularists and Islamists.
I am afraid Pencilneck is on to something there.
Only in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring uprisings two years ago, did the elected, Brotherhood-affiliated government condemn Morsi's ouster, calling it a "flagrant coup." Non-Arab Turkey, whose Islamist government has a history of strained relations with the country's own military, also warned about the implications for the future of democracy in Egypt.

Much of the relief elsewhere was rooted in anxieties about the challenge posed by local Brotherhood affiliates. But Morsi had won few friends with a foreign policy that zigzagged from an attempt to mend Egypt's historically poisonous relationship with Shiite Iran to an endorsement of jihad against Shiite "infidels" in Syria.
Maybe that's why O-boo-boo felt a rapport with Morsi - he was erratic?
That policy switch, announced last month, may have sealed his fate by sending signals to the Western-backed military that he was becoming more radical in ways that could entangle Egypt in the region's brewing sectarian conflict, said a Bahrain-based analyst with the International Institute for Strategic Studies. "It was an incredibly foolish mistake by Morsi," he said. "He supports a rapprochement with Iran, then veers 180 degrees in the other direction and goes for jihad in Syria."

Israel's government remained conspicuously quiet about Egypt on Thursday, with analysts saying Israel's chief concern was that its neighbor does not become dangerously destabilized. Israel will also want to be sure that any leader who replaces Morsi will uphold the two countries' peace treaty, as Morsi had done.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip and faces increasing isolation in the region, insisted in a statement that Morsi's downfall would have little impact in the enclave.
That's interesting.
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Arabia
Gulf Monarchies Discuss 'anti-Hizbullah Moves'
[AnNahar] Senior Gulf Cooperation Council officials met in Riyadh on Thursday to coordinate sanctions in the six member states against Hizbullah over its support for the Syria regime.

The meeting was "to develop mechanisms to monitor movements, financial transactions and business operations of Hizbullah," said Bahraini deputy interior minister Khaled al-Absi.

The GCC monarchies decided on June 10 to impose sanctions on Hizbullah, targeting residency permits and its financial and business activities in reprisal for the group's armed intervention in Syria.

Absi told news hounds two expert teams will be formed: one to "coordinate with central banks" and the second to review "legal, administrative and financial matters" linked to the sanctions.

Last month's measure was taken "after the discovery in GCC states of several terrorist cells linked to the group," said Absi.

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
he did not say how many Hizbullah "suspects" would be affected by the sanctions or their estimated assets and financial and commercial operations in the region.

The sanctions would be implemented "in coordination... with ministers of commerce and the central banks of the GCC," the council's Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani has said.

The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and the United Arab Emirates.

Qatar expelled 18 Lebanese citizens from the gas-rich Gulf state on June 20, a government source in Beirut told Agence La Belle France Presse.

An estimated 360,000 Lebanese work in the Gulf, according to the daily An-Nahar, remitting some $4 billion (three billion euros) annually.

A staunch ally of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Despoiler of Deraa...
, of the Alawite sect of Shiite Islam, Hizbullah has backed him since protests erupted in March 2011, openly declaring its military involvement last month.

The Sunni monarchies of the Gulf back the mostly Sunni rebels, and the GCC has warned that it might add Hizbullah to its list of terrorist groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2013 08:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


The Grand Turk
Turkey: Morsi's ouster by military is 'unacceptable'
Turkey, which had formed an emerging alliance with Egypt's ousted Islamist leader Muhammed Morsi, on Thursday slammed the democratically elected leader's overthrow by the military as "unacceptable" and called for his release from house arrest. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government has been watching developments in Egypt with concern as the armed forces ousted Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt's first democratically elected president.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a televised statement that Morsi was deposed illegally through a "military coup" and said democratically elected leaders should only be ousted through elections. Underscoring the importance he attached to ties with Egypt, Davutoglu said he had cut short a visit to Asia to return to Turkey for consultations with Erdogan on developments. Davutoglu also called for the start of the election process so that power in Egypt is immediately returned to "elected authorities.

Earlier, Turkey's all-party parliamentary human rights commission also denounced Morsi's ouster while small protests were held in Ankara and Istanbul.

Posted by: Pappy || 07/05/2013 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But I thought Turkey loved doing business with the Magic Kingdom and according to this article "The Magic Kingdom" strongly supports the coup.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE threw their weight and purses behind Egypt’s generals aiming to put their first big spoke in the US-sponsored Arab Revolt (or Spring), after they failed to hold the tide back in Libya, Egypt and thus far Syria.

The coup leader, Defense Minister and army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, had two more Saudi-Gulf commitments in his pocket:
1. Should the Obama administration cut off the annual US aid allocation of $1.3 billion, Saudi Arabia and the UAE would make up the military budget’s shortfall;
2. The Saudis, UAE and other Gulf nations, such as Bahrain and Kuwait, would immediately start pumping out substantial funds to keep the Egyptian economy running. The Egyptian masses would be shown that in a properly managed economy, they could be guaranteed a minimal standard of living and need not go hungry as many did under Muslim Brotherhood rule.

According to sources, the Saudis and the UAE pledged to match the funds Qatar transferred to the Muslim Brotherhood’s coffers in Cairo in the past year, amounting to $13 billion.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/05/2013 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  I can see why the whole idea makes Erdogan nervous. After all, the military was the only thing that kept Turkey from turning into... well, Turkey.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/05/2013 1:27 Comments || Top||

#3  13 billion, the Arab way. The Obama way. A select few make the big bucks. I have no doubt Erdie and Obama will continue to muck up the works. I am convinced the Saudi are on borrowed time as well.
How Jordon has avoided issues I don't understand.
Posted by: Dale || 07/05/2013 6:36 Comments || Top||

#4  For Erdogan, Morsi's ouster is a setback for the Islamist project. However, there isn't anything he can do and besides that Turkey gets aid indirectly from the Saudis because the Saudis buy up the Turkish debt instruments.

As for Jordan, the security services are well equipped, well trained and well staffed by Christians, Hashemites and Bedouins who have their own reasons to fear Islamism.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/05/2013 8:29 Comments || Top||

#5  How Jordon has avoided issues I don't understand.

There's a reason it's call Black September.

The anti-West Judases talk up the taint of the Crusade but never mention Tamerlane who made the body count and wanton destruction among his fellow Muslims really horrific. The Crusaders were bush league in comparison.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2013 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Erdogan and Obama better take notice. Just because you win the election, you do not have a free hand to do whatever you want. Even monkeys know when they are cheated. Nation of laws, not men. The Fraternal Order of Legitimacy be damned.
Posted by: mossomo || 07/05/2013 16:00 Comments || Top||


'Jewish diaspora' behind Gezi protests: Turkish deputy PM
Video at link.
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Home Front: WoT
With Egypt gone, Obama sucks up to Iran
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  IMO read, POTUS BAMMER = USA COVERTLY RECOGNIZES THAT IRAN + OWG CALIPHATE W-I-L-L BE NUCLEAR.

Once again, welcome to "Globalism", OWG-NWO, + "Multipolar World" where Amerika is just one Nuclear Power or SUperpower, + OWG "Sub/Co-Leader", among several or many.

MULTI-LATERAL, NOT BILATERAL, "COLD WAR"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 07/05/2013 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  See also WORLD NEWS > IRAN'S "RED LINE".

and

* SAME > NORTH KOREA: US MUST ACCEPT NUCLEAR TALKS "UNCONDITIONALLY".

Iran + NOKOR putting conditions on the Bammer = USA, NOT the other way around???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 07/05/2013 2:38 Comments || Top||

#3  OMG, This truly is a Carter moment.
Posted by: Dale || 07/05/2013 6:38 Comments || Top||

#4  OMG, This truly is a Carter moment.

With the incompetent Obumble in the White House, every minute of every day of the last 5-1/2 years has been a Carter moment.
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/05/2013 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  WWJimmmuahD

Posted by: Shipman || 07/05/2013 10:07 Comments || Top||

#6  The Islamic Republic of Iran is the Democratic Party's shining foreign policy jewel.
Posted by: badanov || 07/05/2013 10:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Meet Luther. Champ's anger translator.
Posted by: Glunter Pelosi6854 || 07/05/2013 11:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Luther reminds me of Anthony Weiner.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/05/2013 19:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
US: Ties with Pakistan important
WASHINGTON: The United States recognises the importance of its relationship with Pakistan and is not seeking to downgrade the ties, says the State Department.

At a Wednesday afternoon briefing, the department’s spokesperson Jen Psaki rejected suggestions that a reduction in the Obama administration’s aid requests for Pakistan indicated Washington’s desire to downgrade its relationship with Islamabad.

The US aid to Pakistan “has been very extensive over the course of the last several years and Secretary of State John Kerry, when he was in the Senate, was a very big advocate” of this assistance, Ms Psaki said.

“Absolutely not,” said the US official when asked if a reduction in US aid requests to Congress for Pakistan indicated the desire to lower its relationship with the country.

She confirmed media reports that Secretary Kerry might soon visit Pakistan, possibly on July 28, but did not announce a date. “The secretary is looking forward to visiting Pakistan. He would like to be able to spend some time on the ground,” Ms Psaki said.

“He recognises the important relationship we have with Pakistan. As you know, he also has spoken…[to] the prime minister several times, actually, since he was elected. And I think that further confirms the importance of the relationship.”

Responding to another question, she said “we’re eager to go” to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, other US officials said that there was no real reduction in US aid requests for Pakistan for 2014. They pointed out that the aid requests met the $1.5 billion annual target specified in the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill.

They noted that Washington’s highest priority in the new fiscal year was supporting power generation projects in Pakistan.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/05/2013 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They have more jihadis per head than any other country.no wonder they are important.
Posted by: Paul D || 07/05/2013 5:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Very, very important to the Pak politicians who get their cut of that annual $1.5 billion.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 07/05/2013 14:27 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Fatah Calls On Palestinians To Overthrow Hamas In Wake Of Morsi's Fall
[Jpost] Fatah expresses hope that the ouster of Morsi will aid efforts to end divisions among the Paleostinians.

Paleostinian Authority leaders on Thursday expressed joy over the downfall of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's regime, with some calling on Paleostinians in the Gazoo Strip to follow suit and topple the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, government.

Paleostinian analysts predicted that the collapse of the Moslem Brüderbund regime in Egypt would undermine Hamas, which in the past year has been emboldened by Morsi's rise to power.

PA President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
was one of the first Arab leaders to congratulate the Egyptians on the ouster of Morsi.

In a letter to acting President Adli Mansour, Abbas congratulated him on the appointment, expressing hope that he would fulfill the aspirations of the Egyptian people to "live in freedom, dignity and stability."

Abbas praised the Egyptian army and its commanders for preserving the country's security and preventing it from slipping toward the abyss.

Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a top aide to Abbas, saluted the Egyptian army for the "wonderful achievement."

Referring to Morsi and the Moslem Brüderbund, Abdel Rahim hailed the Egyptian army and people for refusing to be intimidated by those who "sow sedition, civil war and sectarianism."

Jamal Nazzal, a senior Fatah representative, called on Paleostinians to overthrow Hamas in the wake of the events in Egypt.

Fatah front man Ahmed Assaf expressed hope that the ouster of Morsi would aid efforts to end divisions among the Paleostinians.

"We hope that the historic victory of the Egyptian people's will would help our people get rid of the destructive division and restore national unity," Assaf said in an indirect reference to Hamas's control over the Gazoo Strip.

Several other Fatah officials expressed hope that Paleostinians in the Gazoo Strip would wage a revolution against Hamas.

"Now it's Gazoo's turn to get rid of the Moslem Brüderbund branch," said one official. "The dark era of political Islam has ended. The era of hypocrisy and lies has ended and Gazoo will soon witness its own revolution against Hamas."

Abdel Rahim Jamous, a Fatahaffiliated political analyst, urged Hamas to seize the opportunity and "return to Paleostinian national legitimacy before it's too late."

Addressing the Hamas leadership, Jamous said: "You have no future with the Moslem Brüderbund. They have failed even before they started. They are losers. Wake up before it's too late."

Paleostinian news hounds in the Gazoo Strip said on Thursday that top Hamas officials seemed to be very worried by the ouster of Morsi.

Unlike the PA leadership, Hamas did not rush to congratulate the Egyptian army and opposition.

But Ahmed Youssef, a senior Hamas official, said his movement was worried not over the fall of Morsi's regime, but over the possibility that events could lead to bloodshed in Egypt.

The "whole world is hoping to see stability in Egypt," Youssef told the Ma'an news agency.

The crisis in Egypt had already resulted in a shortage of basic goods in the Gazoo Strip because of the closure of the Rafah border crossing, he said.

Paleostinians said that the Egyptian army had beefed up its presence along the border with the Gazoo Strip in the past few days.

Egyptian troops on Thursday destroyed six smuggling tunnels under the border, they said.

The Egyptian authorities have also imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Paleostinians through the Rafah terminal, they added.

There are unconfirmed reports that Cairo has also issued an order banning Hamas leaders and members from entering Egypt.

Ehab Ghissin, a front man for the Hamas government, condemned as "trivial" Fatah's call for an Egyptian-style revolution in the Gazoo Strip.

Ghissin said that Fatah's calls were intended to cover-up the continued PA security crackdown against Hamas supporters in the West Bank.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2013 09:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Pop corn! Pop corn! Get yer pop corn!!
Posted by: AlanC || 07/05/2013 11:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey, Alan! That's my job. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara || 07/05/2013 12:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry Barbra I thought you might be away for the holiday. 8^D
Posted by: AlanC || 07/05/2013 14:12 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria's Assad Boasts Opponents Failed To Oust Him
[THE-REVIEW] Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
The Scourge of Hama...
said in an interview published Thursday that his government had fended off everything his enemies had thrown at him and that the only remaining threat to his rule was a far-off -- and improbable -- foreign intervention.
Drat! And I was so looking forward to using the headline "Syrian Dictator Ousted by Cannibals."
In comments to the state-run Al-Thawra newspaper, Assad rejected the idea that what has transpired in Syria for more than two years is a revolution. Instead, he reiterated his past claims that it is a conspiracy by Western and some Arab states to destabilize his country.

He also praised this week's massive protests by Egyptians against their Islamist leader and said the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi meant the end of "political Islam."
Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  More bad news for the Bammer + US Foreign-Terror Policy.

* See also RELATED DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Reuters.UK] SYRIA'S ASSAD SAYS ONLY FOREIGN INVASION CAN THREATEN HIM, as any + all other Material, Emotional, + Psychological, etc. means to defeat or remove him have failed.

Thinking like IRAN? NORTH KOREA???

* SAME > ASSAD: WEST SENDS [foreign] JIHADISTS TO SYRIA TO GET RID OF THEM.

* SAME, WORLD NEWS > [Independent.UK] FAISAL MEKDAD: US HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE SYRIA REBELS IT IS ARMING - IFF CAMERON + HAGUE THINK [US, NATO-EU supplied] WEAPONS CAN FORCE ASSAD'S DEPARTURE, THEY ARE STUPID + FOOLS.

Ouch.

Throwing down the gauntlet in no nuncertian terms to the Bammer + SecState Jaawhn Kerry.

* SAME > JORDAN NEXT TARGET FOR "ARAB SPRING"? | ISRAEL: "ARAB SPRING" IS NOT OVER.


versus

* TOPIX > [Stars-N-Stripes] ALAWISTAN: SYRIA'S ONCE AND FUTURE STATE?

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > VIDEO: HENRY KISSINGER: "BALKANIZED" AND BROKEN-UP SYRIA IS "BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME" | GLOBAL REAEARCH.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 07/05/2013 2:29 Comments || Top||



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