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Trump’s Confused Embrace of Egypt’s Sisi

Exclusive: President Trump’s tolerance of Egypt’s Saudi-backed crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and other political opposition groups is sending more...

Kushner meets with Egyptian officials amid dispute over slashed American aid

Published time: 23 Aug, 2017 15:26 Edited time: 23 Aug, 2017 19:17 US President Donald Trump’s...
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Video: Tank crushes car full of bombers before massive blast at Egypt checkpoint

Egypt's armed forces are hailing an armored tank driver for intercepting and crushing an explosive-laden car that was targeting a checkpoint in North Sinai. Via...

El-Sisi: Egypt’s Antihero And The Broader Regional Implications

In Egyptian mythology, gods were considered heroes.  In more modern times, it is men who are the heroes.   Without a doubt, General Gamal Abdul...

Egypt: Seven Men Tortured in State Custody Face Execution; 90 News Websites Blocked

In Egypt, seven men are facing imminent execution based on confessions that human rights activists say were extracted under torture. Six of the men...
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Video: Argentine police seize artifacts from Nazi Germany, Egypt & Asia

Argentine Federal Police (PFA) officers confiscated numerous historical artefacts belonging to Nazi Germany and objects of Asian and Egyptian origin in Buenos ... Via Youtube
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Video: Crackdown in Egypt: Seven Men Tortured in State Custody Face Execution; 90 News...

https://democracynow.org - In Egypt, seven men are facing imminent execution based on confessions that human rights activists say were extracted under torture ... Via Youtube
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Video: Egyptian Writer: Saudi Arabia Bankrolling Authoritarian Regimes Across the Arab World

https://democracynow.org - In Egypt, dozens of activists have been arrested in a series of sweeping raids in recent days. The arrests came as Egyptians...
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Video: Egypt’s airstrikes in Libya ‘very much justified’ – Arab League Secretary-General Gheit

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Gheit said that he 'understands' why Egypt has reportedly carried out airstrikes on alleged militant camps in Libya, ... Via...

Genome Analysis Shows Egyptian Mummies More Genetically Similar to Europeans and Turks Than Africans

The first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more Turkish and European than African. Scientists analysed ancient DNA from...
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Video: Egypt strikes militants in Libya after deadly attack on Christians

The Egyptian Air Force has targeted militant camps in Libya in retaliation for the deadly attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, which left...
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Video: Children among dozens killed in attack on Coptic Christians’ convoy in Egypt

Gunmen opened fire on two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26, including children. RT...

The Latest Attack on Christians in Egypt Killed at Least 28 People

The victims were on a bus on their way to the St. Samuel the Confessor monastery, about 140 miles south of Cairo,...
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Video: Egyptian fighter jets take to skies to conduct strikes against ‘terrorist camps’ in...

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps in neighboring Libya following the deadly attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ... Via Youtube
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Video: LIVE: Egypt strikes ‘terrorist camps’ in Libya in response to Minya attack (SPECIAL...

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes ... Via...

El-Sisi Widens Crackdown on Egyptian Civil Society, Journalists After Palm Sunday Church Bombings

Funerals have begun in Egypt for victims of two bomb attacks targeting Coptic Christian churches on Sunday. At least 49 people were killed, and...
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Video: El-Sisi Widens Crackdown on Egyptian Civil Society, Journalists After Palm Sunday Church Bombings

http://democracynow.org - Funerals have begun in Egypt for victims of two bomb attacks targeting Coptic Christian churches on Sunday. At least 49 people were...

3,700-Year-Old Pyramid Uncovered in Egypt

An excavation team in Egypt has found what appears to be the interior of a buried pyramid dating back 3,700 years to the 13th...
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Video: Trump Meets Egypt’s el-Sisi, Amid Wave of Repression, Jailings & Extrajudicial Killings in...

http://democracynow.org - President Trump is to meet with Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House today, even as el-Sisi faces ... Via...
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Video: Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Trump’s Embrace of the Most Repressive Leader in Modern...

http://democracynow.org - Part 2 of our conversation with Sharif Abdel Kouddous about today's White House meeting between Donald Trump and Egyptian ... Via Youtube

As Egypt-U.S. Relationship Moves Forward, Jailed Egyptian Journalists Left Behind

Among the things Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to discuss during their April 3 meeting in Washington...

Egypt Introduces Anti-Invasion Law

The Egyptian government has instituted a new law to halt and reverse the flood of illegal immigrants using Egypt as a springboard...

5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Rock Art Depicts Parents and Baby

Italian researchers have discovered what might be the oldest nativity scene ever found — 5,000-year-old rock art that depicts a star in...
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Video: Fake Aleppo: Egyptian filmmaker charged with spreading false news on Syrian war

From the real Syria to a fake one, an Egyptian filmmaker has been charged with spreading false information after he was caught staging pictures...

Egyptian Journalist Minimizes Holocaust Numbers, Argues Hitler’s Murder of Jews Was Justified

An Egyptian journalist wrote an op-ed claiming that Hitler only murdered between 100,000-600,000 Jews – and not six million – and that...

Money in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians created a sophisticated economic system thousands of years ago. Although they may seem far removed from modern life, their inventions in...

Egypt rages at Theresa May over continued ban on Sharm el-Sheikh flights

Egypt’s ambassador to Britain has blasted Prime Minister Theresa May for failing to resume commercial...

Two Mysterious 'Secret Chambers' Discovered Inside Egypt's Great Pyramid Using Cosmic Rays And Space...

Two secret chambers have been discovered in Egypt's 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza . Researchers confirmed they had found the mysterious cavaties...
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Video: Russian paratroopers & Egyptian Army hold joint drills in Alexandria province

Russian and Egyptian troops hold joint exercises called 'Friendship Defenders 2016' in Alexandria province. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Bilateral Complicity: The Next US President and Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (courtesy Wikimedia) The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy...

UK commits troops to train Egyptian military in counter-terrorism tactics

British troops will continue to train the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) to tackle terrorism and...
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Video: Bassem Youssef, “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” Moves to U.S. & Begins Satirizing Election...

http://democracynow.org - Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef joins us in Cleveland, where he too is covering the Republican convention. His former show was ... Via Youtube
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Video: 15th City In: Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday after completing the penultimate flight on its round the world trip. The aircraft, departed from the...

Israel’s Willingness to ‘Negotiate’ With Egypt

Once I heard the following story from the then Swedish ambassador in Paris: "In 1947, when the UN was discussing the plan to partition Palestine,...
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Video: ‎EgyptAir‬ crash: Experts point to possible explosion, forensic chief denies claim

Egypt's head of forensics has denied reports that human remains retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and examined by a team of experts point to...
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Video: EgyptAir flight MS804: Debris, personal belongings of passengers found – military

The Egyptian search mission has reportedly found a body part, seats and suitcases from EgyptAir Flight 804, hours after other debris was spotted 290km...
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Video: First images of EgyptAir plane wreckage released by Egyptian army

The Egyptian army has released pictures of the wreckage of flight MS804 and passengers' belongings found in the southern Mediterranean. READ MORE: ... Via Youtube
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Video: Smoke detected on EgyptAir plane shortly before crash – reports

Smoke was reportedly detected on board the EgyptAir plane before it crashed in the southern Mediterranean, France's BEA air accident investigation agency ... Via Youtube
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Video: EgyptAir flight 804 disappears en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 on...

An EgyptAir Airbus A320 carrying at least 56 passengers and 10 crew members went off the radar after departing from Paris and heading to...
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Video: EgyptAir crash: Debris spotted, terror attack more likely than technical issue

Rescuers are trying to locate an EgyptAir Paris-Cairo flight that disappeared off radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people aboard just minutes...

US State Department Gave Egypt Passing Grade on Human Rights for Military Aid

Although the State Department was ignored by the government of Egypt after inquiring about the use of American-made riot gear, US diplomats said...

Egypt's Atlantis: Amazing artifacts from ancient underwater world go on display (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Objects from two lost underwater cities recently discovered off the Egyptian coast are being revealed...

Egypt’s Dangerous Turn

Egypt’s military regime is suppressing political opposition even more ferociously than the longtime Mubarak dictatorship while also collaborating in the...

Convenient truths? UK govt lambasts Egypt, Iran over death penalty but virtually silent on...

Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) has lambasted Bahrain, China, Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia over their...
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Video: EgyptAir MS181 hijack: People seen escaping plane in Larnaca airport

Egyptian airlines flight MS181, en route from Alexandria to Cairo, has been hijacked by a passenger, who said he had a suicide belt and...
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Video: Moment EgyptAir crew member escapes hijacked plane through cockpit window

One of the members of the EgyptAir flight MS181 made a daring escape to safety after climbing through the cockpit window of the aircraft...

’Where is Egypt?’: Confrontation over dreadlocks goes viral, prompts probe

An argument between a black woman and a white man that got a little hairy is...

Egypt’s Sisi tells West ‘stay out of Libya’ amid talk of UK military intervention

British Prime Minister David Cameron will tell an EU summit on Thursday he’s ready and...

Your Tax Dollars Are Enabling Police Brutality in Egypt

Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement exploded into the headlines, violence by American police officers has come under fire from activists and ordinary citizens alike....

Your Tax Dollars Are Enabling Police Brutality in Egypt

(Aschevogel / Flickr) Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement exploded into the headlines, violence by American police officers has come under fire from activists...
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Video: Brutal Repression in Egypt Exceeds Conditions Under Mubarak (1/2)

Noha Radwan, reports on the conditions facing political prisoners, where as many as seventy people are crammed into 15x15 spaces, she calls on the...
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Video: Brutal Repression in Egypt Exceeds Conditions Under Mubarak (2/2)

Noha Radwan, reports on the conditions facing political prisoners, where as many as seventy people are crammed into 15x15 spaces, she calls on the...
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Video: CCTV: Egyptian migrant prevents robbery at supermarket in Italy

A 29-year-old Egyptian migrant prevented a robber from stealing from a cashier at a supermarket in Turin, on January 12. According to footage taken...
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Video: Gunmen open fire at hotel in Egyptian resort of Hurghada

Three armed men have reportedly stormed a hotel in the Red Sea city of Hurghada, one of Egypt's most popular tourist resorts. Read More:...
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Video: Egypt mourns Sinai crash, Beirut blasts, Paris carnage victims

The Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt was bathed Sunday in French, Lebanese and Russian colors in homage to the victims of attacks in Paris...
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Video: Egypt Frees Top Reporter Hossam Bahgat After Chilling Reminder That Crackdown Continues

Democracynow.org - A leading journalist and human rights activist has been released in Egypt following his controversial arrest this weekend. Hossam Bahgat ... Via Youtube

Video: Christopher Bollyn: “Was Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilot Used In Egyptian Plane Crash?”

Please Support The Show — http://richieallen.co.uk/ http://www.bollyn.com/ https://www.facebook.com/therichieallenshow ... Via Youtube

CCR Denounces Arrest of Egyptian Journalist: “All Eyes Are Watching Egypt”

NEW YORK CITY - In reaction to the Egyptian military’s arrest and incommunicado detention of renowned human rights defender, Hossam Bahgat, the Center for...
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Video: Putin grounds Russia-Egypt flights for crash probe duration

President Vladimir Putin has agreed with the Federal Security Service to halt all Russian flights to Egypt following an October 31 passenger plane crash...
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Video: The Real Truth Behind Russian Flight KGL9268 Crash In Egypt

In this video Luke Rudkowski gives you the latest and breaking news when it comes to Russian flight that crashed in Egypt. We go...

Ron Paul: Russian Plane Down Over Egyptian Blowback?

The apparent downing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula over the weekend has, as could be predicted, produced no shortage of...
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Video: EXCLUSIVE: RT crew at crash site in Sinai Peninsula w/ Russian, Egyptian investigators

An RT crew joins the search team at the site in Egypt where a Russian airliner went down, killing all 224 people on board....
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Video: RAW: Egypt investigators at Russian Metrojet 7K9268 A321 jet crash site in Sinai

Search and recovery operations are underway after a passenger plane belonging to a small Russian airline, flying from the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh...
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Video: Russian A321 jet carring 224 went missing over Egypt

A passenger plane belonging to a small Russian airline, which was flying over 220 people from an Egyptian resort to Saint Petersburg, has vanished...
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Video: 7K9268: Russian passenger jet with 224 on board crashes in Egypt, no survivors

All 224 passengers on board a Russian airliner have been confirmed dead after it crashed on its way back from an Egyptian holiday resort....
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Video: Journalism is Not a Crime: Freed Al Jazeera Reporter Peter Greste Seeks Pardon...

Democracynow.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi granted pardons to 100 people on Wednesday, including two jailed journalists from Al ... Via Youtube
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Video: 400 Days Locked Up: Journalist Peter Greste on Surviving Egyptian Prison Term

Democracynow.org - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste remembers his time in prison in Egypt, where the government held him for broadcasting false news. Via Youtube
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Video: Will U.S. Stop “Cozying Up” to Egyptian Regime After Jailing of Journalists?

Democracynow.org - In Egypt, Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced over the weekend to three years in ... Via...

Egyptian junta hands down three-year jail terms to Al Jazeera journalists

By Alex Lantier In a blatant attempt to terrorize the media and the population of Egypt, the US-backed junta of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sentenced Al...

Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism

Exclusive: President Obama has gotten in line behind the Israeli-Saudi preference in Egypt for the brutal dictatorship of Gen. al-Sisi over the elected (but...
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Video: The Global African: Repression in Egypt & Black Transgender Lives Matter

The Global African host Bill Fletcher looks at these stories with Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a Cairo-based independent journalist, and Monica Yorkman, ... Via Youtube
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Video: Egypt’s Power Struggle Intensifies with Killing of Prosecutor Behind Mass Jailings of Islamists

http://democracynow.org - Egypt's public prosecutor has been killed in a bomb attack in Cairo. Hisham Barakat died in hospital Monday after a remote bomb...
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Video: Morsi death sentence: Egyptian court upholds decision

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday on charges of killing, kidnapping and other offenses during a 2011...
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Video: Suicide bomber detonates nr Luxor Karnak Temple tourist site in Egypt

A suicide car bomber has blown himself up in a parking lot near Karnak Temple, a famous tourist site in Luxor, southern Egypt, officials...

I’m One of Hundreds Sentenced to Death in Egypt. The US Is "concerned." That’s...

On May 16, an Egyptian court sentenced me to death in absentia in a highly politicised case, along with more than 120 other defendants,...

Egyptian regime hangs six after ex-president Mursi sentenced to death

By Bill Van Auken (WSWS) - The Egyptian regime of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi carried out the hanging Sunday of six individuals convicted in a frame-up military...

Ousted Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, along with 14 other defendants, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in maximum security prison and five years of parole...

Egypt misleads UN over human rights record as Irish teen faces mass trial and...

An Egyptian ambassador has told the UN that “Egypt fully respects the restrictions on the use of death penalty and provides all due process...

Leading rights groups and TDs call for release of Irish teen held in Egypt

Rights groups including Reprieve and Amnesty International have joined MEPs, parliamentarians, academics, teaching unions and student groups in calling on the Irish government to...

Egyptian court convicts Israeli for spying

Ofer Harare sentenced in absentia to life, and Jordanian jailed for ten years, over charges they spied on officials. An Egyptian court has convicted a Jordanian...

Human Rights Watch Accuses Egyptian Authorities Of Gagging Critics

Human Rights Watch accused Egyptian authorities of gagging critics yesterday when border guards stopped its executive director and another US staffer from entering the country. Executive...

Libya’s Destruction A Warning To Egypt, Syria, And Ukraine

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U.S.-Egyptian “Historic Partnership” Reeks with Hypocrisy

Sheldon Richman Largely overshadowed by events in Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration is dropping its pretense at displeasure with the military junta in Egypt...

Australian government’s phony defence of journalist jailed in Egypt

Mike Head After refusing for months to lift a finger to defend Australian journalist Peter Greste, who has been imprisoned by Egypt’s dictatorship since December...

The Egyptian Counterrevolution Will Not Be Televised

Egypt sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists this week to severe prison terms, in court proceedings that observers described as “farcical.” Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and...

Enforced disappearances rise under el-Sissi in Egypt

Jihad Abaza As Abdel Fattah el-Sissi assumes his new role as Egypt’s president, enforced disappearances are on the rise in the Middle East’s most populous...

Egypt Rebuffs Global Call to Free Al Jazeera Journalists

In Tuesday speech, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi refuses clemency Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Tuesday he will not grant clemency to Al Jazeera journalists and...

Kerry affirms US support for Egyptian junta

Johannes Stern RINF Alternative News In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on...

15 Years in Prison for Egyptian Revolutionary as ‘War on a Generation’ Continues

A prominent Egyptian blogger and activist in the 2011 overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for...

US Welcomes Coup Leader As Egypt’s New President

White House says it 'looks forward to working with' Al Sisi despite severe crackdown on dissent Sarah Lazare The Obama administration said Wednesday that it "looks forward to...

Egypt’s Illegitimate New President

Egypt's Illegitimate New President

by Stephen Lendman

Egypt's sham process has no legitimacy. Elections are farcical when held.

General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ran practically unopposed. Hamdeen Sabahi masqueraded as an opponent. He supports junta rule. 

On most everything that matters he's anti-democratic. Anti-populist. Anti-what ordinary Egyptians deserve.

Egyptian elections require more than one candidate. Doing so provides a veneer of legitimacy. It's fake.

Junta power runs Egypt. Sisi heads its current regime. He's Egypt's Pinochet. He's Washington's man in Cairo. 

He's a US War College graduate. He maintains close Pentagon ties. He has no legitimacy whatever. He reflects fascism writ large.

Brute force is official policy. Ousting Morsi on July 3 was reminiscent of September 11, 1973. Chileans old enough to remember won’t forget.

A reign of terror followed. Sisi governs the same way. He sentenced hundreds of opposition figures to death. Thousands were imprisoned.

Sweeping crackdowns continue. Democracy is pure fantasy. Opposition elements aren't tolerated.

It bears repeating. Elections when held are farcical. Sisi is Egypt's new strongman. He's its anointed new president.

Turnout was embarrassingly low. IkhwanWeb is the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) web site. On May 29, it headlined "90% of Egyptians Boycott Sham Presidential Election."

MB issued a statement saying:

"With a 90% boycott of the blood ballot - the show presidential election, the Egyptian people have dealt a serious and humiliating blow to the illegitimate coup and its so-called roadmap." 

"This is the beginning of the end of the military coup. We hail the Egyptian People's resilience and steadfastness."

"The Egyptian people have turned their back to the sham presidential elections. All the military coup's begging, pleas and threats have failed." 

"The Egyptian people have thus told the whole world that they will not abandon democratic legitimacy, freedom or dignity."

"The people of Egypt are one nation and will continue to hold high their values and their unity."

"The honorable patriotic people of Egypt affirm that they are the only authority that can grant legitimacy to those they can trust, and that the murderous military coup has no legitimacy or popularity." 

"They further affirm that they will continue to reject the coup and resist it until they defeat it completely - with God's help - and with peaceful creativity and selfless devotion, patience and determination." 

"The Egyptian people will reclaim their rights and freedom, and will write glorious new pages of their homeland's history."

Egypt's junta-controlled press reported 37%. Independent sources said around 15%. Two electoral days weren't enough. 

Propaganda didn't help. It claimed Sisi enjoyed overwhelming support. Big Lies failed to convince most Egyptians. 

Sisi mythology fell flat. His 95% landslide was farcical. More theater of the absurd than real. More fiction than fact. More surreal than legitimate.

Reuters said "lines outside polling stations in various parts of Cairo were short, and in some cases no voters could be seen on Tuesday."

Authorities were desperate. They ordered an extra day of voting. They threatened fines for anyone not doing so. TV commentators called non-voters "terrorists."

Al-Azhar is Egypt's highest Islamic authority. It called not voting tantamount to "disobeying the nation."

It didn't help. Turnout was disastrously low. It reflected widespread anti-regime sentiment. It showed most people reject Sisi.

They want democracy. The real thing. Not junta rule. Or Sisi heading things. He failed to get a popular mandate. 

He fell way short. He tried inventing one instead. He consolidated military rule. He represents state terrorism writ large.

Last July, he ousted Mohamed Morsi. Martial law followed. Egypt's constitution was suspended. 

Tanks patrolled streets. Peaceful demonstrators were murdered in cold blood.

Weeks before the election, he said he'd "finish the Muslim Brotherhood as a group" once and for all. 

He hunted them down. He rounded them up. He imprisoned them. Kangaroo court proceedings followed. Hanging judges sentenced hundreds of its members to death.

Fascist police states operate this way. Egypt is one of the worst. Obama supports what demands denunciation. 

Coup d'etat authority has no legitimacy. Claiming otherwise doesn't wash. Diktat power rules Egypt. Tanks patrol streets. Demonstrators are shot, killed, injured and/or arrested.

War on ordinary Egyptians continues. Against its working class. Anyone protesting junta rule. Sisi defended Egypt's anti-protest law.

He "will not let protests destroy the country," he said. His off-the-record conversation was leaked. He asked:

"Will you bear it if I make you walk on your own feet? When I wake you up at five in the morning every day?" 

"Will you bear cutting back on food, cutting back on air-conditioners?"

"People think I'm a soft man. Sisi is torture and suffering."

His comments warned Egyptians. Anyone challenging junta rule assures his wrath.

On Wednesday, Obama told graduating West Point cadets he cooperates with Sisi for "security interests."

Assuring Israel has a friendly neighbor. For both countries "shared efforts against violent extremism."

They represent the worst of its dark side. Low turnout showed most Egyptians reject it.

Pew Research showed around three-fourths of Egyptians expressed dissatisfaction with junta led governance.

Sisi is Egypt's new president. Its new strongman. Its illegitimate ruler. He represents fascism writ large.

It doesn't matter. He enjoys full US support. Including generous annual aid. 

Around $1.3 billion in military assistance in 2014. Plus another $250 million in economic support. Providing it violates US law.

The 1961 Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) and 1976 Arms Export Control Act (AECA) prohibits it.

AECA permits military related sales only for defense or legitimate internal security purposes. FAA forbids aiding governments that engage:

"in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, including torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, prolonged detention without charges, causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction and clandestine detention of those persons, or other flagrant denial of the right to life, liberty, and the security of person, unless such assistance will directly benefit the needy people in such country."

The 2001 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act's (FOAA) Leahy Law provision states:

"None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to support any training program involving a unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of Defense has received credible information from the Department of State that a member of such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights, unless all necessary corrective steps have been taken."

FOAA prohibits funding foreign security forces that commit gross human rights violations unless its government "is taking effective measures to bring the responsible members of the security forces unit to justice."

Egypt is one of many rogue states Washington supports illegally. Its high crimes against peace, equity and justice don't matter.

It receives generous aid. Obama approves it. Congress rubber-stamps it. Doing so violates US law. It's forthcoming anyway.

It bears repeating. Sisi is Washington's man in Cairo. He's one of many rogue Obama friends. 

They comprise a Noah's arc of world class scoundrels. They're part of America's war on humanity.

How long oppressed people tolerate them remains to be seen.

A Final Comment

Observers found Egypt's electoral process sorely lacking. It fell way below international standards. Eric Bjornlund heads Democracy International.

It's an election monitoring organization. "Egypt's repressive political environment made a genuinely democratic presidential election impossible, said Bjornlund.

European observers said much the same thing. Egypt's election "f(ell) short of constitutional principles."

It had no legitimacy whatever. It rubber-stamped coup e'tat rule. It prevented democratic governance. 

Junta authority runs Egypt. Challengers aren't tolerated. Rogue states operate this way. Egypt is one of the worst.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Obama’s Ruthless Egyptian Friends

Obama's Ruthless Egyptian Friends

by Stephen Lendman

Obama's rap sheet is long and loathsome. He heads a homeland police state apparatus. He's waging war on humanity. 

He supports some of the world's most ruthless despots. He's in bed with criminal elements of the worst kind. He wants fundamental freedoms eliminated.

He wants all sovereign independent governments removed. He wants vile elements replacing them. He elevated Ukrainian fascist putschists to power.

Last July, he conspired with Egypt's junta to oust Mohamed Morsi. Martial law followed. Egypt's constitution was suspended. Tanks patrolled streets. Peaceful demonstrators were murdered in cold blood.

A previous article compared Egypt's General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Chile's Pinochet. A reign of terror followed. His "Caravan of Death" reflected it. A climate of fear included mass arrests, disappearances, torture and murder. 

Opposition government officials, academics, union heads, independent journalists, student leaders, activists, and other suspected regime opponents were targeted.

Death squads killed thousands. El-Sisi is Egypt's Pinochet. He instituted reign of terror justice. Sweeping crackdowns continue.

What's ongoing might make ordinary despots blush. Junta power runs Egypt. Democracy is verboten. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) rules. 

Fascist generals control things. US-trained el-Sisi heads them. He's a presidential aspirant. Elections are planned for around mid-year. 

Perhaps he intends winning the old-fashioned way. Mubarack remained president for 30 years that way. 

El-Sisi rule so far makes him look almost benign by comparison. He's murdered hundreds of regime opponents. Thousands more were imprisoned. 

Torture and other forms of abuse are standard practice. Egypt runs one of the world's most repressive gulags.

Muslim Brotherhood members are prime targets. El-Sisi wants them entirely eliminated. He going all-out to do it. 

He ordered the most outrageous mass-murder in modern Egyptian history. Even New York Times editors were outraged. More on that below.

A Muslim Brotherhood (MB) London-based press release headlined "Mass Sentencing to Death of 529 Egyptians Violates Judicial Norms," saying:

"The shocking and unprecedented sentencing of 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters without due process is evidently inhumane and a clear violation of all norms of humane and legal justice."

"The verdict is yet another clear indication that the corrupt judiciary is being utilized by the coup commanders to suppress the Egyptian revolution and install a brutal regime which has already surpassed decades long of oppression and tyranny in Egypt's history."

"We will take all legal actions to appeal the court ruling and defend basic rights of Egyptians."

"These unjust sentences will not weaken our resolve. Egyptian people will continue their peaceful revolution until justice is served."

On March 24, Upper Egypt's Minya Criminal Court sentenced 529 MB members summarily. No due process. No defense arguments. No witness testimonies. No defendant statements. Diktat justice substituted.

MB's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) member Hamza Zawbaa denounced what happened. "(T)he death sentence against politicians and revolutionaries means the Revolution has entered a new phase that requires new methods," he said.

Ali Khafagi is a Giza-based FJP youth secretary. He called the court's death by diktat "genocide."

He compared hanging judges to security forces killing peaceful protesters in cold blood.

Wassat party member Mohamed Mahsoub said "death sentences against 529 Egyptians for allegedly attempting to kill a police officer, who in fact did not die, are certainly a death certificate for the Egyptian justice system itself as well as the last remaining vestiges of the judges' honor and reputation."

Former Mohamed Morsi advisor/Egyptian political figure Mohamed Seif El-Dawla said "wholesale executions are the latest results of the military's Road Map of the Future, a very special kind of justice never seen before by mankind, that will be registered in the name of Egypt's junta in all the books of law and history."

Most defendants were arrested during peaceful protests. Muslim Brotherhood members are vulnerable. 

Since last July, they've been hunted down. Some were arrested separately. Others went underground. MB membership is banned.

Police state laws run things. Violators face long prison terms. Others face death by diktat. Obama supports fascist lawlessness. 

So does bipartisan complicity. Legislation was enacted approving military and economic aid. Congress and Obama intend it for Ukrainian putschists.

Democracy is verboten. Both countries abhor it. Planned sham elections substitute. Harsh crackdowns target nonbelievers. 

Junta leaders call MB a "terrorist organization." Israel calls Palestinians and supportive groups wanting freedom and justice the same thing.

Monday's Egyptian court verdict may be prelude for more to come. On March 25, a second mass show trial began. More on that below. Police states operate this way. 

Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia are the region's worst. They're valued US allies. Militarized ruthlessness substitutes for legitimate governance.

Kangaroo court show trials substitute for legitimate ones. Predictable outcomes follow. They resemble Nazi era Roland Freisler proceedings. He helped Nazify German law.

He was State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice/Judge President of the People's Court. Show trials reflected his reign of terror. 

Verdicts nearly always sided with prosecutorial charges. They were virtual death sentences. Thousands were imposed. Freisler was judge, jury and executioner. His word was law.

He humiliated defendants in court. He railed against them. He admired Andrei Vyshinsky. He was chief prosecutor during Stalinist purge trials. Freisler acted the same way.

So did Egyptian Judge Said Youssef. Hd shouted during court proceedings. He did so in response to defense counsel protests. Some were barred from his court entirely.

Judgment was rendered before prosecutions began. Defense counsel were banned from hearing Youssef's verdict. 

Reuters said "(f)amily members stood outside the courthouse screaming after" it was rendered. Defense counsel said it was unprecedented in modern times.

State television reported what happened without comment. A government spokesman said Cairo officials don't comment on judicial matters. Junta leaders ordered them. Rubber-stamp courts enforce them.

Sayaf Gamal was sentenced to death in absentia. He's undercover in hiding. He told Reuters by phone:

"We did not expect such a brutal sentence. But at the same time, this military regime just wants to kill anybody who wants to express an opinion" contrary to its own.

"They are willing to kill everybody so that there is no freedom of expression."

Mohamed Mahsoub was Morsi's legal affairs minister. On Facebook, he called the court's decision "a ruling calling for the execution of justice."

Dubious charges included violence, inciting murder, storming a police station, attacking state personnel, as well as damaging public and private property.

Nabil Abdel Salam defends MB members. "This is the quickest case and the number sentenced to death is the largest in the history of the judiciary," he said.

Mohamed Zaree is Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies program manager. 

He said "(a) second year student in the faculty of law would never issue this verdict. There are a lot of flaws in this verdict. I think maybe an appeal could be successful but nothing is predictable."

Human Rights Watch's Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said:

"It’s shocking even amid Egypt's deep political repression that a court has sentenced 529 people to death without giving them any meaningful opportunity to defend themselves."

"The Minya court failed to carry out its most fundamental duty to assess the individual guilt of each defendant, violating the most basic fair trial right. These death sentences should be immediately quashed."

Amnesty International called the ruling "grotesque." Its Middle East and North Africa program director Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said:

"This is injustice writ large and these death sentences must be quashed. Imposing death sentences of this magnitude in a single case makes Egypt surpass most other countries' use of capital punishment in a year."

"Egypt's courts are quick to punish Mohamed Morsi's supporters but ignore gross human rights violations by the security forces." 

"While thousands of Morsi's supporters languish in jail, there has not been an adequate investigation into the deaths of hundreds of protesters." 

"Just one police officer is facing a prison sentence, for the deaths of 37 detainees."

"Without an independent and impartial process that can deliver truth and justice for all, many will question whether Egypt's criminal justice system has indeed anything to do with justice." 

"In any event, recourse to the death penalty is inherently unjust, and the Egyptian authorities should impose a moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing it."

On March 25, 683 more MB members went on trial. Mohamed Badie among them. He was arrested last August. He's MB Supreme Guide.

Trial proceedings were adjourned until April 28. Defendants face charges similar to those convicted.

Hundreds more may ahead. Egypt's caravan of death continues on streets. It's ongoing in court. It shows no signs of ending.

A Final Comment

New York Times editors support virtually every US tinpot despot ally. They endorse Kiev fascist putschists. They're blind to Israeli injustice.  

They whitewash state-sponsored crimes. Ones too grave to ignore are suppressed. They're back wrong over right. They occasionally surprise. 

A previous article said broken clocks are right twice daily. On March 24, Times editors surprised. They headlined "Egypt's Miscarriage of Justice," saying:

"Its been on an alarming downward spiral ever since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011." 

"Even so, the court verdict on Monday that condemned 529 Islamists to death for the killing of a single police officer last summer was a uniquely shocking example of a judicial system run amok."

"(I)t represents an outrageous escalation of the military-led government's ruthless crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist supporters of its ally, Mohamed Morsi."

Give credit where it's due. It begs the question. Why aren't Times editors always on the right side of history? Why only on rare occasions?

Being there is its own reward. This writer challenged Times editors before by open letter.

It asked if imperial wars bothered them. Does human suffering matter? Is business as usual OK? Are sham elections? Is democracy for the few alone?

Do corporate interests count more than popular ones? Do wealth, power, privilege, and unchallenged dominance alone matter? What about an unconscionable growing wealth gap?

How about corporate and political lawlessness? What about a private banking cartel controlling America's money? 

Is looting the federal Treasury OK? What about reckless money printing madness serving them?

Do growing poverty, homelessness, hunger and deprivation concern you? What about deepening social decay symptomatic of national decline?

How about growing millions worldwide calling America a pariah state for good reason? Is this the America you support, it asked?

Expose what's wrong. Denounce it. Be consistent. Do it daily. Try publishing "All the News That's Fit to Print" for real. 

You'd be heroic for trying. You'd be eulogized. You'd gain worldwide support. Try it sometime and see. 

Real news and commentaries substituting for managed misinformation would help reverse your tarnished image. 

What better time to reverse longstanding policy than now. This writer will lead cheers if you try. So will many likeminded truth, equity and justice supporters.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Egypt's Pinochet

by Stephen Lendman

Junta power runs Egypt. It reflects the worst of fascism writ large. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi rules as strongman. He heads the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). 

He's Washington's man in Cairo. Since August 2012, he's been top military commander. 

He's Defense and Military Production Minister. He's a 1977 Egyptian Military Academy graduate. He got US training. He's a US War College graduate.

He maintains close Pentagon ties. Washington manipulated Mubarak's ouster. It was complicit in toppling Mohamed Morsi. 

It deplores democracy. It opposes it at home and abroad. It's governed by a homeland police state apparatus. 

It backs pro-Western fascist despots globally. Doing so reflects business as usual.

Egyptian civilian officials have no legitimacy. They're appointed. They're figureheads. They're puppets. They're convenient stooges. 

Elections when held won't matter. Brute force runs Egypt. Ousting Morsi on July 3 was reminiscent of September 11, 1973. Chileans old enough to remember won't forget.

A reign of terror followed. Pinochet's "Caravan of Death" reflected it. A climate of fear included mass arrests, disappearances, torture and murder. 

Opposition government officials, academics, union heads, independent journalists, student leaders, activists, and other suspected regime opponents were targeted.

US citizens Charles Horman, Frank Teruggi, Boris Weisfeiler and Ronni Moffit were killed.

Horman's death was the subject of a 1982 Hollywood film. It was titled "Missing." He and thousands of others were Caravan of Death victims.

Nixon vowed to make Chile's economy scream. Kissinger was his national security advisor. He and CIA operatives orchestrated Salvador Allende's ouster.

After his 1970 election, Kissinger said:

"I don't see why we need to stand idly by and let a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people."

Allende was a progressive democratic leader. He was no communist. Junta head General Augusto Pinochet put General Sergio Arellano in charge of assuring provincial commanders complied with hard-line policies.

He was told to establish a uniform criteria of justice. He later explained, saying:

"With no concern for the guise of legality, as in the case of some War Councils, prisoners were taken out and shot under the cover of night. Most executions were attributed to attempts to escape."

Retired Lt. Col. Marcos Herrera Aracena said:

"General Arellano informed he that what Pinochet wanted was to bring an end to the remaining legal processes. In other words, finish with them once and for all."

Death squad justice was instituted. At issue was terrorizing Chileans. Instilling fear and crushing resistance were prioritized. Military commanders were ordered to go all out to solidify junta power.

Victims were buried in unmarked graves. Some were mutilated before being executed. General Joaquin Lagos explained why he didn't return some bodies to family members, saying:

"I was ashamed to see them. They were torn into pieces. So I wanted to put them together, at least leave them in a human form." 

"Yes, their eyes were gouged out with knives, their jaws broken, their legs broken." 

"At the end, they gave them the coup de grace. They were merciless. The prisoners were killed so that they would die slowly." 

"In other words, sometimes they shot them by parts. First, the legs, then the sexual organs, then the heart. In that order, the machine guns were fired."

Death squads killed thousands. Chile remains one of Latin America's most unequal societies. Chicago School fundamentalism creates wastelands. 

Chile remains a model of economic unfairness. Crony capitalism reflects out-of-control corruption, inequality and injustice. 

General el-Sisi is Egypt's Pinochet. Since usurping power, he instituted reign of terror justice. Sweeping crackdowns continue.

Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members are targeted. So are supporters and others challenging junta authority. Thousands were arrested. Others were disappeared, tortured and murdered. 

Over 1,000 nonviolent street protesters were killed. Everyone suspected of supporting MB is threatened. So are activists demanding democracy.

President Morsi is charged with murder, treason, espionage, and sponsoring terrorism. He's accused of collaborating with Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and anti-regime groups. Bogus charges claim he did so to destabilize Egypt. 

Kangaroo court justice awaits him. He faces possible capital punishment. Around three dozen other MB officials face similar charges.

Morsi remains in maximum security prison confinement. He's held incommunicado. Attorneys and family members are denied access. Some MB co-defendants remain at large.

On December 25, Egypt's so-called cabinet declared MB a terrorist organization. It did so unconscionably. 

It did it following Dakahlia Governate's Security Directorate headquarters bombing. Sixteen died. MB officials denied involvement.

A group named Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) claimed responsibility. Crackdowns on MB members continue. According to journalist Shahira Amin:

"This is a new escalation in a long-running feud between the security state and the Muslim Brotherhood." 

"What they are trying to achieve is to crush the Islamist group altogether and not to leave any room for that group to enter into political life again." 

"Declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group will mean criminalizing their activities, criminalizing their financing, and also criminalizing their membership." 

"Their protests are already outlawed. Their leaders are already behind bars and thousands of their supporters languish in prisons."

IKHWAN WEB is MB's official English language web site. On December 27, it headlined 'Muslim Brotherhood Legal Committee: Classifying Group as Terrorist Legally Null and Void."

"This classification came without investigation, without evidence." 

"No entity should be so classified or disbanded, except through legal procedures."

"Thus naming the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization is completely groundless in the absence of any evidence to prove this description which is vehemently rejected by the group."

"(T)he decision is invalid and illegal, because so far no court made any definitive judgments about the group and its leaders."

"The Brotherhood’s Legal Committee is considering an appeal of this decision. It will announce its course of action and legal position later."

Egypt Court of Cassation is its highest judicial authority. Seven appeals courts are next in importance.

Tanta Court of Appeals Judge Walid el Shaf'i called designating MB a terrorist organization illegal. If challenged in court, it'll be declared so, he said.

He cited Article 86 of Egypt's Penal Law. It can only be enforced by court order. Egypt's cabinet acted by executive decision. Doing so is illegal, he added.

On Thursday, dozens more MB members were arrested nationwide. Their land, funds, and other resources were confiscated.

Egypt's Islamic Medical Association hospitals are affected. An MB leader established them in the 1970s. They serve over two million patients annually.

They're mostly in poor neighborhoods. They're highly regarded. They considered preferred alternatives to poorly run government hospitals.

Since Morsi's ouster, government funding was cut. Admissions at Cairo's Nasr City district Central Hospital dropped by half. Many people fear seeking treatment. Doing so might suggest MB support.

Other network hospitals were forced to reduce services to save money. Central Hospital director Medhat Omar expressed concern, saying:

"If it goes on like this, we won't be able to take on any patients." Funds aren't available to pay salaries or other expenses.

Egypt's "war on terrorism" targets its own. It does so ruthlessly. It does it lawlessly. It aims to terrorize Egyptians into submission.

El-Sisi vowed to eradicate everyone challenging his power from "the face of the earth. Don't let these treacherous terrorist incidents affect your spirits," he said.

He referred to several recent bombings. "We're on the side of pronounced righteousness," he claimed. 

Many, perhaps most, Egyptians believed it last July. Fewer do today. Police state viciousness makes everyone fearful. 

Public demonstrations are banned. Anyone criticizing government policies risks arrest and imprisonment.

Dozens handing out pro-MB leaflets were arrested. One death was reported. During a Thursday army graduation ceremony, el-Sisi said:

"Egypt will stand firm in confronting terrorism and the people will never be afraid as long as the army is present."

Anyone charged with supporting MB "verbally or in writing" faces five years imprisonment. US expressed concern is too muted to matter.

Washington endorses coup d'etat harshness. A previous article asked when is a coup not one? It's when US officials suggest otherwise.

Reign of terror ruthlessness is official Egyptian policy. Rule of law principles don't matter. Government by diktat rules. No ones is safe from rampaging government forces.

MB officials risk being disappeared, tortured and murdered. Others face potential life in prison. So does anyone providing funding. Supporting MB publicly is considered terrorism.

Regular protests continue. People involved do so at great risk. One MB supporter perhaps spoke for others, saying: "People don't have anything to lose." 

Rights can't be gotten without sustained struggle. Conditions today are far worse than under Mubarak. 

State terror more than ever is official policy. Anyone challenging regime authority is vulnerable. Pinochet's ghost resides in Egypt. Same old, same old repeats.

London Guardian editors headlined "Egypt: back with a vengeance," saying:

"The skies are darkening over Egypt...How miserably different this is from" what most Egyptians hoped for.

Revolutionary change "is now being torn up by its roots...Mubarak regime (opponents) are now being victimized by its successor."

Egypt's rulers "are determined" to stamp out all opposition. "It is now evident that the Egyptian military, behind its unconvincing civilian facade, is ready to be as hard on its secular as on its religious opponents."

Mubarak's removal changed nothing. Junta power bided its time. It "gr(ew) a new head," said Guardian editors. "(N)ow (it's) back, quite literally, with a vengeance."

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

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Persecution of Christians is back with a vengeance as the radical terrorists of al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood - supported by Terrorist-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama - tear across the Middle East burning churches by the score, and religiously cleansing entire towns and villages.



In Syria, the entire Christian village of Maaloula has been cleansed of "infidels" with the brutality one might expect of religious fanatics whose "holy" book tells them to kill Christians and Jews wherever they might be found.

According to news stories and independent video coming out of Syria, Catholic priests have been beheaded {WARNING; NSFW}, nuns have been raped, and little girls have been tortured and have had their limbs cut off; other children have been forced to watch as their parents are beheaded because they refused to renounce their Faith in Jesus Christ, choosing instead to be martyred.

While the guillotines have not yet been brought out in the United States, Christians and Christianity are under unmistakable attack in the United States as well. Here is a brief (and I do mean BRIEF) list of such recent attacks:
 h/t The Last Great Stand

But you want to know what is really sweet? At the link just above this line, you will find my source for the opening segment in this show, the story of an increasingly rare victory for Christians. It seems that after Janet Napolitano labeled Christians (among just about everyone else in the country) as possible domestic terrorists, the Army followed suit with a series of briefings given to commanders and NCOs throughout the Army by decidedly anti-Christian "Academics."

Fortunately for the Church, Secretary of the Army John McHugh "has ordered all training and instructions that label evangelicals as 'extremists' or possible domestic terror threats be ended. In a memo distributed to troops on Oct. 18, 2013, McHugh addressed media reports that have highlighted US Army training material that is 'inaccurate, objectionable and otherwise inconsistent' with current Army policy."

Score one for the good guys.

But as previously stated, attacks on Christianity are on the increase, even here in the United States. We are entering the time of Tribulation warned about in the Bible, where before Christ returns for His Bride Christians may very well pay the price for their Faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with their lives. There are reports of 30,000 guillotines already in storage at military bases around the country, ready to be used at a moment's notice.
And I saw thrones, and they that sat on them. And judgment was given to them, and to the souls of the ones having been beheaded because of the witness of Jesus, and because of the Word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast nor its image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. ~ Rev. 20:4

Are you ready to give your life for our King? When the Devil's minions are threatening the life of your child. demanding that you accept the Mark of the Beast, will you stand firm? Will you say, "Praise Jesus, Lord I'm comin' home!" as the blade falls; or will you allow the threats of men and the fear of mortal death to intimidate you into accepting the Mark?

I wish I could count on the Rapture to spare the Church, my family and myself included, from the coming Tribulation; but the Bible says that we will suffer for Christ. We are not, however, "appointed to wrath," so at least - according to the Pre-Wrath Rapture scenario towards which I'm leaning- we will be spared the Hell on Earth that awaits the damned.

Let's just pray that our Father in Heaven will protect us from the schemes of the Devil, who is in the Earth right now seeking whom he may devour. I, for one, intend to give the bastard heartburn if he tries to take a bite out of me or mine. In any case, I know that he can do nothing to me or my family that Father won't allow; His will, not mine, be done.

If that means I have to lose my head, or suffer watching a member of my family being tortured or killed, then so be it. Our mortal lives, a blink of the eye compared to Eternity, are nothing. Pain is momentary, fear can be overcome; remaining steadfast as we proclaim Christ King, no matter what the cost, is paramount.

God bless and keep you all,
Bobby

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Gaza crushed between Israel and Egypt

Counterpunch – 2 October 2013

The furore over the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria has overshadowed disturbing events to the south, as Egypt’s generals wage a quiet war of attrition against the Hamas leadership in Gaza.

Hamas has found itself increasingly isolated, politically and geographically, since the Egyptian army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, in early July.

Hamas is paying the price for its close ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic movement that briefly took power through the ballot box following the revolutionary protests that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Since the army launched its coup three months ago, jailing the Brotherhood’s leadership and last week outlawing the movement’s activities and freezing its assets, Hamas has become a convenient scapegoat for all signs of unrest.

Hamas is blamed for the rise of militant Islamic groups in the Sinai, many drawn from disgruntled local Bedouin tribes, which have been attacking soldiers, government institutions and shipping through the Suez canal. The army claims a third of the Islamists it has killed in recent operations originated from Gaza.

At an army press conference last month, several Palestinians “confessed” to smuggling arms from Gaza into Sinai, while an Egyptian commander, Ahmed Mohammed Ali, accused Hamas of “targeting the Egyptian army through ambushes.”

The Egyptian media have even tied Hamas to a car bombing in Cairo last month which nearly claimed the life of the new interior minister, Mohammed Ibrahim.

Lurking in the shadows is the army’s fear that, should the suppressed Muslim Brotherhood choose the path of violence, it may find a useful ally in a strong Hamas.

A crackdown on the Palestinian Islamic movement has been all but inevitable, and on a scale even Mubarak would have shrunk from. The Egyptian army has intensified the blockade along Egypt’s single short border with Gaza, replicating that imposed by Israel along the other three.

Over the past weeks, the army has destroyed hundreds of tunnels through which Palestinians smuggle fuel and other necessities in short supply because of Israel’s siege.

Egypt has bulldozed homes on its side to establish a “buffer zone”, as Israel did inside Gaza a decade ago when it still occupied the enclave directly, to prevent more tunnels being dug.

That has plunged Gaza’s population into hardship, and dealt a harsh blow to the tax revenues Hamas raises on the tunnel trade. Unemployment is rocketing and severe fuel shortages mean even longer power cuts.

Similarly, Gaza’s border crossing with Egypt at Rafah – the only access to the outside for most students, medical patients and business people – is now rarely opened, even to the Hamas leadership.

And the Egyptian navy has been hounding Palestinians trying to fish off Gaza’s coast, in a zone already tightly delimited by Israel. Egypt has been firing at boats and arresting crews close to its territorial waters, citing security.

Fittingly, a recent cartoon in a Hamas newspaper showed Gaza squeezed between pincers – one arm Israel, the other Egypt. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesperson, was recently quoted saying Egypt was “trying to outmatch the Israelis in tormenting and starving our people”.

Hamas is short of regional allies. Its leader Khaled Meshal fled his Syrian base early in the civil war, alienating Iran in the process. Other recent supporters, such as Turkey and Qatar, are also keeping their distance.

Hamas fears mounting discontent in Gaza, and particularly a demonstration planned for November modelled on this summer’s mass protests in Egypt that helped to bring down Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hamas’ political rival, Fatah – and the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank – are reported to be behind the new protest movement.

The prolonged efforts by Fatah and Hamas to strike a unity deal are now a distant memory. In late August the PA annnounced it would soon be taking “painful decisions” about Hamas, assumed to be a reference to declaring it a “rogue entity” and thereby cutting off funding.

The PA sees in Hamas’ isolation and its own renewed ties to the Egyptian leadership a chance to take back Gaza.

As ever, Israel is far from an innocent bystander.

After the unsettling period of Muslim Brotherhood rule, the Egyptian and Israeli armies – their strategic interests always closely aligned – have restored security cooperation. According to media reports, Israel even lobbied Washington following the July coup to ensure Egypt continued to receive generous US aid handouts – as with Israel, mostly in the form of military assistance.

Israel has turned a blind eye to Egypt pouring troops, as well as tanks and helicopters, into Sinai in violation of the 1979 peace treaty. Israel would rather Egypt mop up the Islamist threat on their shared doorstep.

The destruction of the tunnels, meanwhile, has sealed off the main conduit by which Hamas armed itself against future Israeli attacks.

Israel is also delighted to see Fatah and Hamas sapping their energies in manoeuvring against each other. Political unity would have strengthened the Palestinians’ case with the international community; divided, they can be easily played off against the other.

That cynical game is in full swing. A week ago Israel agreed for the first time in six years to allow building materials into Gaza for private construction, and to let in more fuel. A newly approved pipe will double the water supply to Gaza.

These measures are designed to bolster the PA’s image in Gaza, as payback for returning to the current futile negotiations, and undermine support for Hamas.

With Egypt joining the blockade, Israel now has much firmer control over what goes in and out, allowing it to punish Hamas while improving its image abroad by being generous with “humanitarian” items for the wider population.

Gaza is dependent again on Israel’s good favour. But even Israeli analysts admit the situation is far from stable. Sooner or later, something must give. And Hamas may not be the only ones caught in the storm.

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Egypt govt. vows to defeat 'terrorism'

Egypt interim govt. pledges to defeat 'terrorism' with 'iron hand'Egypt's military-installed interim government has pledged to fight the so-called "terrorism" with an "iron hand"...

‘Obama asked to suspend Egypt aid’

An Egyptian walks between two armed vehicles blocking Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt. (file photo) Aides to US President Barack Obama have called for...

'New leader of Egypt MB lives in Yemen'

The caretaker leader of Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat, is reportedly living in Yemen under the protection of an Arab state of the Persian...

One soldier killed in Egypt Sinai

At least one Egyptian soldier has been killed and nine others injured in two separate attacks by unknown gunmen in the city of el-Arish...

Head of Egypt prison authority sacked

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) take part in a demonstration in Hilwan, south of Cairo, on August...

Egypt policeman gunned down in Aswan

The governorate of Aswan, a city located south of Cairo. (file photo)One Egyptian policeman has been killed and another wounded in the countryâ„¢s southern...

Egypt destroys Gaza tunnels, causes crisis

This picture shows the border between Egypt (falling on the left) and the Palestinian territories (falling on the right), September 3, 2013.Officials in the...

Turkey to restore envoy to Egypt

The Turkish ambassador to Egypt is due to return to Cairo after he was recalled last month over the deadly crackdown on the supporters...

‘Egypt to stick to elections timetable’

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour says his government is going ahead with election plans scheduled for next year, shortly after a number of Muslim...

Egypt gives life terms to 11 MB members

Supporters of Egypt's disposed president, Mohamed Morsi, chant slogans during a demonstration in Dalga Village in Upper Egypt. (File photo)An Egyptian military court has...

Egypt choppers kill 8 militants in Sinai

File photo shows Egyptian soldiers and a military helicopter in the area near the Rafah border crossing.The Egyptian military has killed eight militants and...

Egypt court orders MB channel closed

An Egyptian court orders the closure of Muslim Brotherhood TV channel, al-Hafez, on September 2, 2013.An Egyptian court has ordered a Muslim Brotherhood TV...

Egyptian court advised to dissolve MB

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in Cairo on August 30, 2013.A panel of Egyptian judges has advised...

Egyptian consul in Libya injured

People look at the scene of a blast at the Egyptian Consulate building in Benghazi on Aug. 17, 2013.Egypt's consul in the Libyan capital...

Egypt’s Dinosaurs are Gasping for Air

Giza Across Egypt, 27 cities took part in the Friday 30th August demonstrations for the Retrieval of the Revolution’,  in numbers that almost matched those of the Second ‘Day of Rage’...

Reports: Egypt mulls Gaza buffer zone

A picture taken from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on the border with Egypt, on July 5, 2013, shows Egyptian soldiers standing by...

Egypt unveils new constitution panel

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) take part in a demonstration in Hilwan, south of Cairo, on August...

Egypt witnesses civil disobedience

Egyptian supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi protest in Ramses Square on August 16, 2013.Egypt is witnessing a third day of civil disobedience that...

6 Corporations Making Money From U.S. Aid to the Brutal Egyptian Military

Most of the tanks, tear gas and bullets used to brutally clear the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo in mid-August were bought with American...

Egypt cleric slams peer over conduct

An Egyptian Muslim cleric has lashed out at his Qatar-based peer Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, describing him as Ëœa mufti of the Pentagon.â„¢ Sheikh Ibrahim Reza,...

Egypt destroys tunnels into Gaza

Egyptian security forces have destroyed a number of tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Video footage showed explosions and then clouds of smoke rising...

Death toll form Egypt violence hits 8

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clash with security forces, in Cairo, on August 30, 2013. Egyptian Health Ministry says at least eight people have...

6 killed, 50 injured in Egypt clashes

At least six people have been killed and dozens others injured in Egypt during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed...

Fresh violence kills 3 across Egypt

Three killed, 60 wounded in pro-Morsi rallies across Egypt: Health Min.Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's toppled president, Mohamed Morsi, demonstrate in Cairo...

7 Egyptians injured in al-Mansoura

At least seven people have been injured after Egyptian security forces opened fire on supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, demanding his reinstatement during...

Egypt policeman, civilian killed in Cairo

Egypt policeman, civilian killed in drive-by shooting in Cairo ahead or mass ralliesAn Egyptian policeman and a civilian have been killed in a drive-by...

Egypt police detain 2 top MB leaders

Egypt's security forces have arrested two senior Muslim Brotherhood's figures in the Giza governorate, Egyptian authorities say. Local officials identified the detainees as Mohamed el-Beltagy...

Britain halts arms sales to Egypt

Britain has suspended military export licences to Egypt amid escalating violence in the Arab country.The British government has suspended 49 military export licences to...

‘Egypt should block anti-Syria ships’

Egyptâ„¢s Tamarod (rebellion) movement has called on Egyptian authorities to close the Suez Canal to vessels carrying weapons for a potential US strike on...

Egypt police arrest over 60 MB members

A supporter of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) holds a poster reading in Arabic: "Yes to legitimacy, no to the coup" during a...

Egypt rejects military action on Syria

A relative crying over the body of one of his family members killed during alleged chemical attack near Damascus on August 23, 2013.Egyptian Foreign...

Egypt backs away from dissolving MB

Egyptians condemn the deadly crackdown on supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi during a protest rally in Alexandria on August 16, 2013.Egyptâ„¢s interim government...

Massacres That Matter — ‘Responsibility To Protect’ In Egypt, Libya And Syria — Part...

The ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P), formulated at the 2005 UN World Summit, is based on the idea that state sovereignty is not a right but a...

Egypt Brotherhood Leader Denies ‘Terrorism’ Claim

Sarah El Deeb and Aya BatrawyAPAugust 27, 2013 A fugitive leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has...

Egypt Brotherhood Leader Denies ‘Terrorism’ Claim

Sarah El Deeb and Aya BatrawyAPAugust 27, 2013 A fugitive leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has...

Reacting to Egypt

Andy Libson is a member of La Voz, a schoolteacher, and member of United Educators of San Francisco and the reform caucus, Educators for a...

Reacting to Egypt

Andy Libson is a member of La Voz, a schoolteacher, and member of United Educators of San Francisco and the reform caucus, Educators for a...

‘Media underrate Egypt anti-coup demos’

Egyptâ„¢s Anti-Coup National Alliance says media outlets are lying when they say the number of protesters in anti-coup demonstrations is declining. The alliance said on...

Now Egypt looks to ‘expose’ Obama

Strategy may include embarrassing White House Jerome CorsiWorld Net DailyAugust 26, 2013 The evidence is mounting that...

We Must All Help Egypt

Below is an excerpt from a speech to the Vancouver, Canada rally to stop the massacres in Egypt, Saturday, August 24, 2013 I am...

Egypt police accused of abusing Badie

A lawyer for Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood has accused the countryâ„¢s police of abusing the spiritual leader of the movement, Mohamed Badie, during his arrest. Å“Mohamed...

Egypt court adjourns Mubarak trial

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is seen behind bars during his retrial on August, 25 2013 in Cairo. An Egyptian court has adjourned the...

Egypt court adjourns trial of MB leaders

The supreme guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie speaks during a news conference at the Brotherhood's main office in Cairo, Dec. 8, 2012.An...

Egypt’s Badie says no to interrogation

The leader of Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood has reportedly refused to be interrogated by the interim governmentâ„¢s prosecutors, questioning their legitimacy. Mohamed Badie, who is currently...

Egypt to try top Brotherhood leaders

The military-appointed interim government in Egypt has decided to put three top Muslim Brotherhood leaders on trial on charges of inciting deadly violence, the...

The Crises in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt: The Plan to ‘Divide and Conquer’ the...

Western media has accused the Syrian government of launching a chemical attack in an area east of Damascus that killed hundreds of civilians. It...

‘Anti-coup protests not to end in Egypt’

The Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance in Egypt has vowed to continue protests despite the military-appointed interim governmentâ„¢s unending crackdown on the demonstrators demanding the reinstatement...

‘Freeing Mubarak undoes Egypt changes’

Egyptâ„¢s ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak appears in a Cairo court. (file photo)An Iranian lawmaker says the release of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak from...

Russian President, Saudi Spy Chief Discussed Syria, Egypt

A diplomatic report about the “stormy meeting” in July between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan concluded that the...

Egypt’s Foreign Relations on Tightrope

The internal crisis in Egypt has indulged the country in its most critical foreign relations test since these relations were shaped by the U.S....

1 killed, several injured in Egypt clashes

At least one person has been killed and several others injured in Egypt during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed...

Obama tells CNN key decisions nearing on Syria, Egypt

Alan Silverleibwgntv.comAugust 23, 2013 The time is nearing for a potentially definitive U.S. response to alleged...

15 MB members arrested in Egypt

Egyptian Army soldiers are seen on top of an armored personnel carrier behind a barbed wire checkpoint in Cairo on August 23, 2013.Egyptian security...

Obama: US reviewing ties with Egypt

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States is conducting a Å“full evaluation” of its ties with Egypt and Å“can't return to...

Demos underway in Egyptian cities

A supporter of Egypt's toppled president, Mohamed Morsi, holds a copy of the Quran during a demonstration against the Morsiâ„¢s ouster following Friday noon...

Noose Tightens Around Freedom in Egypt

The killing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters has only strengthened resolve within the party to resist the current regime. (Credit: Khaled Moussa al-Omrani/IPS)CAIRO - The...

Egypt army tightens security in Cairo

Egyptian soldiers stand guard as they close one of the entrances to Tahrir Square in Cairo, on August 23, 2013.Egypt army has tightened security...

Egypt: Educating the Empire

In the imperial center, much continues to be made of contemporary Egyptian politics. Despite theatre and rhetoric to the contrary, the empire’s attention is...

'Egypt army has US, Israel ties at heart'

The Egyptian military seeks to push back the country into its pre-revolution era in an attempt to safeguard Cairoâ„¢s ties with Israel and the...

‘Egyptian forces arrest 75 MB members’

Egyptian security forces have arrested 75 senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood amid simmering tensions in the North African country, says the Egyptian interior...

In the New Egypt, ‘Mabahith Amn ed-Dawla’ Means Geheime Staatspolizei

Giza. Our dear friend Hossam Elzomor cannot contribute to this article because he has been arrested by the reborn Manahith Amn el-Dawla, which had been disbanded...

On Egypt’s Class-Struggle

“Lord! You know well that my keen desire is to carry out Your commandments and to serve Thee with all my heart, O light...

Egypt's Reign of Terror

Egypt's Reign of Terror by Stephen Lendman Mark Twain once said history doesn't repeat. It rhymes. French history includes la Terreur (the Reign of Terror). Dickens...

Egypt Brotherhood official arrested

Egyptâ„¢s security forces have arrested Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Ahmed Aref in the capital, Cairo, reports say. State-run television al-Masriya reported that Aref was detained during...

Europe suspends export of arms, other equipment to Egypt

Henry ChuL.A. TimesAugust 21, 2013 European nations agreed Wednesday to suspend the export of any equipment...

‘US, EU accomplice in Egypt carnage’

Egyptian riot police point their guns towards pro-Morsi demonstrators in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo on August 14, 2013.A...

‘US, EU accomplice in Egypt carnage’

Egyptian riot police point their guns towards pro-Morsi demonstrators in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo on August 14, 2013.A...

EU to suspend arms sales to Egypt

Germany's Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle talks to EU's Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton before an emergency meeting over Egypt in Brussels, Belgium...

Iran MP: Second Syria feared in Egypt

An Egyptian riot policeman points his gun at stone-throwers during clashes near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo on August 14, 2013.An Iranian lawmaker says...

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak could be freed

Egyptâ„¢s former dictator Hosni Mubarak could be freed from Tora prison in the capital Cairo in a move that is expected to further complicate...

Egypt arrests senior pro-Morsi cleric

Egyptian authorities have arrested a leading cleric who supported ousted President Mohamed Morsi, amid the ongoing crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters. Safwat Hegazy...

Egypt’s ElBaradei summoned to court

Former Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei has been sued for resigning during the recent unrest in his country. According to Reuters, the case was brought...

EU’s Ashton offers to return to Egypt

European Union foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton has offered to return to Egypt to help mediate a solution to the crisis in the African...

White House rejects halting Egypt aid

The White House has rejected reports that it has cut off its annual military aid to Egypt over the countryâ„¢s political crisis. Å“Published reports… that...

Has the Obama Administration Suspended Aid to Egypt?

Conflicting reports indicate that the Obama administration may have suspended military aid to Egypt. Unnamed Obama administration officials and a United States Senator indicate that...

4 Reasons America’s Still Funding the Egyptian Military As They Slaughter Their Own People

As the Egyptian military brutally cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood over the last week, the question coursing through the U.S. media was what...

US companies and Egypt military aid

US officials deny reports that Washington has suspended its military aid to Egypt or is deciding to do so despite a deadly crackdown in...

Israel Behind Egypt's Coup?

Israel Behind Egypt's Coup? by Stephen Lendman Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Israel for ousting Morsi. It wouldn't surprise. He claims he has proof....

Reality Versus Mirages in Egypt

Nothing symbolizes the Utopianism of our times like both liberals and some conservatives calling for us to cut off aid to the Egyptian military,...

Mohammed Badie, supreme leader of Muslim Brotherhood, arrested by Egypt security forces

CBS/APAugust 20, 2013 Egypt on Tuesday announced the arrest of the supreme leader of the Muslim...

Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to Egypt

Josh RoginThe Daily BeastAugust 20, 2013 The U.S. government has decided privately to act as if...

HRW asks end to lethal crackdown in Egypt

A file photo shows Egyptian soldiers firing their rifles during clashes with protesters in Cairoâ„¢s Ramses Square.A file photo shows Egyptian soldiers firing their...

Poll: US should stop military aid to Egypt

Protesters against President Mohammed Morsi watch a US made apache army helicopter over Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt on June 30, 2013.More than half...

Israel behind Egypt coup: Turkey PM

Egyptian security forces dismantle a protest camp in Cairo on August 14, 2013.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Israel is behind the military...

Egypt MB vows to continue street rallies

Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to continue its protests until the reinstatement of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, the countryâ„¢s first democratically elected head of...

A Message to Obama: End All U.S. Aid to the Egyptian Military

The following statement was presented by Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 14...

Yemen voices support for Egypt govt.

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi gather in Cairo's Abbassiya neighborhood on August 16, 2013.Yemen has expressed its full support...

Egypt Brotherhood names interim chief

Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood has appointed Mahmoud Ezzat (pic) as the partyâ„¢s interim chief. Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood has designated Mahmoud Ezzat as its interim chief,...

“Silence is Complacency”: Against the Coup in Egypt

The following article is based on a speech given by Roger Annis to a rally in Vancouver on August 17 that was convened by...

Police State Terror in Egypt

Police State Terror in Egypt by Stephen Lendman Protracted conflict continues. Reports suggest Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) plans to declare the Muslim...

Egypt on the Brink of a New Dark Age, as the Generals Close in...

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Obama secretly suspends Egypt aid

US President Barack Obama has not yet caled the ouster of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi a coup.The Obama administration has secretly suspended military...

Egyptian military junta moves to free Mubarak

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Egyptian military protects US interests

Editor of Pan-African News Wire Abayomi Azikiwe says the US will not stop its military aid to Egypt as the Egyptian military is protecting...

Egypt lawyers urge prison deaths probe

Egyptian lawyers have called for an independent inquiry into the deaths of dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi while in police custody. On...

Egypt MB leader arrested: State TV

Muslim Brotherhoodâ„¢s supreme leader Mohamed Badie speaks during a press conference in Cairo. (file photo)Egyptian authorities have arrested the supreme leader of the Muslim...

Ban call for probe of Egypt prison deaths

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a "full investigation" into the deaths of dozens of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi...

Several nations decry Egypt crackdown

Indonesian Muslim protesters shout slogans while holding up a banner of US President Barack Obama during a rally to show their support for the...

Egypt: massacre of police raises fears of growing al-Qaida activity in the Sinai

Ian Blacktheguardian.comAugust 19, 2013 Egypt has pledged to hunt down an armed group that killed 25...

Egypt: massacre of police raises fears of growing al-Qaida activity in the Sinai

Ian Blacktheguardian.comAugust 19, 2013 Egypt has pledged to hunt down an armed group that killed 25...

Commodities: Egyptian bloodbath threatens crucial routes for oil and gas supplies

Garry White, and Emma Rowleytelegraph.co.ukAugust 19, 2013 After last week’s bloody crackdown by the Egyptian army,...

TV Fakery in Egypt: Al Jazeera crisis actor caught out on camera pretending to...

21st Century Wire says… Looks like the CNN School of Faux Broadcast Journalism has been running workshops in the Middle East… Watch this video as a crisis...

Egypt Update: Police Killed, Christians Attacked

At least 24 Egyptian policemen riding on two buses near the town of Rafah – a city in the Sinai Peninsula on the Egyptian-Gaza...

Riyadh ready to cover Egypt foreign aid

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, gather in Cairo's Abbassiya neighborhood on August 16, 2013.Saudi Arabia says Riyadh and...

‘Egypt’s Mubarak cleared in one case’

Egypt's former dictator Hosni Mubarak has been given conditional release in one of the corruption cases against him and now is being held in...

Egypt During the Reign of the Lunatics

Giza. Following our last dispatch from Giza on 14th August, after being brutally evicted from our protest camp in Nahda Square in front of Cairo...

French rally against Egypt crackdown

French demonstrators have staged a rally in Paris to protest against the Egyptian militaryâ„¢s brutal crackdown on supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi,...

Looters ransack Egyptian antiques museum and snatch priceless artefacts

Jill ReillyThe Daily MailAugust 19, 2013 Photo: Via the Associated Press Egypt’s famous Malawi National Museum has...

EU ministers to hold urgent Egypt talks

Egyptian army soldiers take out barbed wire that was surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013.Foreign...

Egyptian Violence Threatens World Oil Trade

Garry White, and Emma RowleyThe TelegraphAugust 19, 2013 After last week’s bloody crackdown by the Egyptian...

Militants kill 25 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

Ashraf SweilamMy WayAugust 19, 2013 Suspected militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in...

US congress split over Egypt aid

American lawmakers are split over whether Washington should cut off military aid to Egypt as the Egyptian military continues to crack down on supporters...

Egypt court orders Mubarak release

A court in Egypt has ordered former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, be released in one of the remaining corruption cases against him. According to Egyptian Judiciary...

US congress split over Egypt aid

American lawmakers are split over whether Washington should cut off military aid to Egypt as the Egyptian military continues to crack down on supporters...

Egypt court orders Mubarak release

A court in Egypt has ordered former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, be released in one of the remaining corruption cases against him. According to Egyptian Judiciary...

Leslie Gelb on Egypt: Hold Your Nose and Back the Junta!

Daniel McAdamsLew Rockwell BlogAugust 19, 2013 Long-time foreign policy insider Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the...

700 Dead and Counting in Egypt

Watching the White House squirm over the on-going massacres in Egypt one doesn’t know whether to laugh, cry or resort to the vaudevillian method...

Militants kill 24 Egypt policemen in Sinai

People inspect a police minibus attacked by militants in Sinai Peninsula, July 15, 2013.Militants have attacked two police minibuses with rocket-propelled grenades in Egyptâ„¢s...

UK Navy ready for Egypt rescue mission

The British Navy has put a flotilla of warships and support vessels on standby to evacuate British tourists from Egypt amid escalating violence in...

Bipartisan calls in US to cut Egypt aid

Riot police clear supporters of Mohamed Morsi from Rabaâ„¢a al-Adawiya square.A growing number of US lawmakers call on Washington to suspend its military and...

Germany may stop arms exports to Egypt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says stopping arms exports to Egypt would be an appropriate step to pressure the Egyptian interim government to end the...

Egyptian junta intensifies crackdown

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Egypt bleeding, thanks to US dollars

Do I single out the New York Times? No, it is a microcosm of the thinking, planning, and assumptions of US Imperialism, itself having...

France asks Saudi, Qatari help on Egypt

French President Francois Hollande has called on Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help find a peaceful solution to the worsening political crisis in Egypt. Hollande...

Egypt: Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood Mobs Burn Christian Coptic Churches

What is unfolding in Egypt is sectarian warfare supported covertly by the US. (GREd) Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority has become a favorite target for Muslim...

‘Iran concerned over conflict in Egypt’

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi gather in Cairo's Abbassiya neighborhood on August 16, 2013. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani...

Egypt crackdown must continue: S Arabia

Injured Muslim Brotherhood activists lie on the floor of Cairoâ„¢s Al-Fath Mosque on August 14, 2013.Saudi Arabia says Egypt's crackdown on supporters of ousted...

‘36 die during Egypt attempted jailbreak’

Egyptian army soldiers take out barbed wire that was surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on August 18, 2013.The Egyptian Interior Ministry says...

US seeks ‘control’ over Egypt via military

A number of politicians in the United States believe that they can Å“exert control” over Egypt by supporting the Egyptian military, says William Beeman,...

Congressmen: Egypt military best for US

Senator Bob Corker (L) and Representative Elliot Engel (R) speak on ABC News on Sunday August 18.Two key US Congressmen have said that supporting...

Fear Grips Egypt

Fear Grips Egypt by Stephen Lendman There's good reason to worry. Egypt's a virtual war zone. No end of confrontations loom. Junta officials say crackdowns will...

McCain: US lost credibility in Egypt

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday the United States has lost all credibility in Egypt by not withholding aid after last week's deadly...

US aid to Egypt benifits Israel

Americaâ„¢s annual aid to Egypt is intended to force the Egyptian military to cooperate with the Zionist regime in Israel, Dr. Kevin Barrett, an...

Americans suffer from aid to Israel, Egypt

An American investigative journalist says the US Å“lavishes” billions of tax dollars in military aid on Egypt and Israel, while US taxpayers endure hardship. Å“Neither...

Egypt Brotherhood cancels Cairo demos

Egyptâ„¢s Muslim Brotherhood has canceled demonstrations set to be held in the capital Cairo later in the day to prevent further bloodshed. In a statement...

Iran urges end to Egypt bloodletting

People pass by burnt vehicles outside the destroyed camp of supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on August...

Egypt FM defends deadly crackdown

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters gather in front of al-Fatah Mosque at Ramses Square in Cairo on August 16, 2013.Egypt's interim Foreign Minster Nabil Fahmy...

US-Israeli plot seeks civil war in Egypt

Doctors treat an injured supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during clashes with security forces in Cairo. (file photo) Senior Iranian lawmaker Mohammad...

US military 'heavily dependent' on Egypt

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower passes the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham during a transit of the Suez Canal.Washington has refused to...

Egypt's Bloody Friday

Egypt's Bloody Friday by Stephen Lendman Egypt's bloody crackdown continues. On Friday, scores more died. Some estimates say close to 200. More on that below. On August...

Top ten reasons US continues Egypt aid

Members of the military police outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt on December 11, 2012Another 80 people died in violence in Egypt on...

UK urged to impose arms embargo on Egypt

A leading British anti-arms trade group has called on London to stop selling arms to Egypt if the government is sincere in its condemnation...

Italy’s Grillo slams West over Egypt

Italian political leader Beppe Grillo has censured the West for its Ëœsilentâ„¢ reaction to the fatal crackdown in Egypt, calling for the creation of...

UK FM condemns Egypt ‘tragic’ violence

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has in a telephone conversation condemned Å“all acts of violence” in Egypt and the resulting loss of life. Å“The Foreign...

Ban raps excessive use of force in Egypt

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the "excessive use of force" against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, calling for an end...

Britain calls for end to violence in Egypt

Injured Muslim Brotherhood activists lie on the floor of Cairoâ„¢s Al-Fath Mosque on August 14, 2013.British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for an...

UK, Egypt FMs discuss violence in Cairo

The British Foreign Secretary tells his Egyptian counterpart that attacks on mosques and churches are not acceptable, local media reported. In a phone...

‘Egypt probes 250 Brothers over murder’

Some 250 Muslim Brotherhood activists and supporters are under investigation for murder, attempted murder, and terrorism, Egyptâ„¢s official MENA news agency says. The Egyptian Interior...

Iran’s Zarif decries violence in Egypt

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the massacre of innocent people in Egypt, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed in...

Experts Reflect on Egypt's Turmoil

(Photo: Mosa’ab Elshamy)The body count is rising across Egypt. The latest crackdown on demonstrators by the interim government has the potential to ignite a...

Exiting Obama’s bloody mess in Egypt

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi carry a protester injured by security forces in Cairo.Secretary of State John Kerry originally refused to characterize...

Egypt Consulate damaged in Libya blast

Protesters in Libya demonstrate in Algeria Square in support of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (posters) on August 16,...

US Arms Industry Would Lose Big from Egypt Aid Cut-Off

An Egyptian army M1 Abrams tank placed near Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian protests. (Credit: Sherif9282 GNU license)UNITED NATIONS- The United States, which...

Egypt considers dissolving Brotherhood

Egypt interim government says it mulls dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood, as the death toll from Friday clashes reaches 173. On Saturday, Sherif Shawki, spokesman of...

UK, France discuss crisis in Egypt

British Prime Minister David Cameron has discussed the crisis in Egypt with French President François Hollande. Cameron was engaged in talks with Hollande on Friday,...

Weekend of Rage Likely as Egypt Violence Spirals

upporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi carry a wounded man during clashes with security forces in Cairo. (Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP)A "day of rage"...

Demo held outside Egypt embassy in UK

Activists protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London on Friday against deadly crackdown in Egypt.British campaigners have staged a protest outside the Egyptian embassy...

US fears losing eager ally in Egypt army

A US Naval ship deploys an Egyptian tank on the coast of Egypt's northern El-Alamein region during the Bright Star joint war games on...

Fresh violence erupts in Egypt

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, runs past a burning vehicle during clashes with security officers close to...

‘173 killed in Egypt Friday violence’

Egyptian Health Ministry has announced that at least 173 people, including 95 in central Cairo, have been killed and 1,330 others wounded in clashes...

Egypt expert: ‘The old guard is back in power’

dw.deAugust 17, 2013 Riots in the streets, state of emergency, curfew: Egypt descends into chaos. The...

Egypt crisis: Tense stand-off at Cairo mosque

bbc.co.ukAugust 17, 2013 The BBC’s Bethany Bell said pictures show people inside the mosque building a...