Unlike most bloggers, I am by no means an Egypt specialist, never been and never will be. In fact, let me begin this post by confessing to the fact that I am a self-confessed Egypt ignoramus. Please keep that in mind and forgive me all the nonsense I am about to write below and let me begin by saying that I am very disturbed not only by the events in
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Eric Walberg reflects on the reasons for the very different reactions to Egypt’s revolution among North Americans Western media always welcomes the overthrow of a dictator — great headline news — but this instance was greeted with less than euphoria by Western — especially American — leaders, who tried to soft-peddle it much as did official Egyptian media till the leader fled the palace. Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak was a
by Ken O’KeefeTo join the March to Gaza click here There is much talk about who and what is behind the popular revolts in the Arab world and I find such talk as interesting as anyone. But more than talk I am interested in action. Indeed that is why tears of joy streamed down my face as I watched the Egyptian people cleansing themselves of the shame brought upon them
Admiral Mike Mullen is due to meet President Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and outgoing IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday. Israel needs to help the U.S. to stabilize the region Egypt unrest could improve Israel ties Israel fears loss of a crucial ally with Mubarak’s fall US to ensure Israel security amid Egypt unrest Israel holds drill amid Egypt protests Egypt rapidly repairing pipeline to Israel, Jordan. Egypt plans
Ynetnews reports: Israel’s former ambassador to Egypt was particularly pessimistic Friday after hearing of President Hosni Mubarak’s dramatic resignation. “It’s over, Egypt is no longer a superpower,” former Israeli Ambassador to Cairo Zvi Mazel told Ynet. “Egypt has completely lost its status in the area, while Turkey and Iran are on the way up. It’s a different world.” “As long as we had Mubarak, there was no void in our
Obama just made a phenomenally hypocritical statement about Egypt. It was aired on al-Jazeera. As soon as I find it on the net, I will post it here.
The Jerusalem Post reports: Leading Egyptian opposition figure Mohammed ElBaradei on Friday said that he did not believe that newly resigned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should be tried for crimes he committed against the Egyptian people during his 30 year dictatorship. “We don’t need to worry about retribution at this stage. Mubarak needs to go with dignity. Let’s focus on the future. We need a country at peace with itself,”
Radical Islam will be result of U.S. push for democracy, Mubarak told Israel’s Ben-Eliezer during a phone call on Thursday
Haaretz reports: Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt’s president. The legislator, former cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, said on TV Friday that he came away from the 20-minute conversation on Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized “it
Dear friends, Does anybody know what the national TV stations in Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Yemen are showing? I can only imagine the utter panic in Riyadh, Amman and Sana‘a! If you can, please let us know! Thanks, The Saker
(Thanks to Guthman for this absolutely amazing and beautiful video!)
If you can, check out the live stream from al-Jazeera here: http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ Lots of good reporting from them, and also images from Gaza. I can’t help laughing at the monumental incompetence of the USraelian Empire. First they announce that “Mubarak must stay” clearing proving that the bloated US ‘intelligence’ community (16 agencies!) go it 100% wrong (again!), and now they looking at Mubarak’s departure. LOL! Frankly, I don’t see ANY
What did Suleiman EXACTLY say? Has Mubarak resigned and left the country in the hands of the military’s Supreme Council (as al-Jazeera translated it) or is the real power still in Vice-President Suleiman’s hands? Is Suleiman gone too? Thanks!
Finally! Al-Jazeera has announced that Mubarak stepped down. This is a ABSOLUTELY HUGE moral victory for the Egyptian people and a major joy for all those worldwide who oppose the USraelian Empire. Now, on a note of caution, Mubarak gone does not mean regime change yet. Hopefully, the people of Egypt will now press their advantage and give the boot to Suleiman and the rest of them!
(All times are local in Egypt, GMT+2) 4:58pm Protesters in the north Sinai town of El-Arish exchanged gunfire with police and hurled Molotov cocktails at a police station, witnesses said. About 1,000 protesters broke off from a larger group and headed towards a police station, lobbing firebombs and burning police cars, witnesses said. 4:53pm Military helicopters arrive at Cairo’s Presidential Palace ahead of expected statement – more details soon. 4:39pm
The Interior Minister asks Hosni Mubarak to write a “Farewell Letter” to the Egyptian people. Mubarak replies: “Why? Where are they going?”
Press TV is broadcasting live images of huge Egyptian crowds dancing and singing “Suleiman go home to Israel!“ Amazing sight!
I have to honestly confess here that my opinion of the Egyptian people was not very high until recently. Frankly, it offended me that they would accept to help the Israelis to strangle the Palestinians, it also offended me that they would accept having their country sold out to US imperial interests. I guess, its their silence which offended me most. I now realize that my feeling was unfair. Yes,