Mohamad Morsi of Egypt
Mohamad Morsi of Egypt
Posted in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Obama, tagged Anti-Defamation League, Egypt, Jews, Middle East Media Research Institute, Mohammed Badie, Muslim Brotherhood, Obama, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Terrorism, United States on October 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi, is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Clearly, the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group and its members are Obama’s bosom buddies. In fact, one of their members is on Obama’s white house *staff.
As with the Benghazi debacle, Obama ignores pleas for help by those being threatened. This especially means Jews and includes the rest of who are non-Muslims so ridiculously named “infidels” by these corrupt Muslim shit-bags.
One can only conclude that Obama sleeps with our enemies, therefore he is our enemy.
Why has Obama been so cagey and unresponsive about the Benghazi tragedy? Because he secretly supports terrorism against whitey and Jews, a “dream” of his late African deadbeat dad.
Egypt’s President Supports Call to ‘Destroy the Jews’
A leading Jewish human rights group is once again calling on President Obama to sever ties with the Muslim Brotherhood after its former leader, new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, was seen answering “amen” to a call to “destroy the Jews.”
Egyptian state television aired a video showing Morsi attending services in a mosque in the coastal city of Marsa Matruh on Friday, Oct. 19.
Morsi was shown in fervent prayer as a Muslim cleric declared, in remarks translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute: “Oh Allah, absolve us of our sins, strengthen us, and grant us victory over the infidels. Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, disperse them, rend them asunder. Oh Allah, demonstrate your might and greatness upon them.”
Morsi could be seen on tape mouthing “amen” to these calls.
The word “amen,” used by both Hebrew and Arabic speakers, is translated as “so be it.”
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors anti-Semitic acts around the world, issued a strong condemnation of Morsi after his mosque appearance, the Israel Hayom website reported.
“This is a slap in the face to America as Egypt’s President Morsi pockets billions in U.S. aid and says amen to principles that are repugnant to all Americans,” the Center said in a statement, quoting its dean Marvin Hier and associate dean Abraham Cooper.
They called on President Obama to condemn “the growing chorus of anti-Semitism in Egypt, led by the Muslim Brotherhood,” and to sever ties with the group.
As the Insider Report disclosed last week, the Wiesenthal Center also urged Obama to sever ties with the Brotherhood after its “Supreme Guide” Mohammed Badie called for “holy war” against Israel and said Jews “have increased corruption on earth.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) also expressed outrage over President Morsi’s action, The Times of Israel reported.
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said: “The drumbeat of anti-Semitism in the ‘new’ Egypt is growing louder and reverberating further under President Morsi and we are increasingly concerned about the continuing expressions of hatred for Jews and Israel in Egyptian society.
“The United States and other governments with influence on the Egyptian leadership should publicly urge President Morsi to speak out against this disturbing manifestation of hatred toward Jews.”
*Eboo Patel, a member of the Obama administration’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, took part in panel discussion alongside Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, and Siraj Wahhaj, who was named a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Is anyone surprised by this news?
I feel like I’m having a flashback — déjà vu all over again!
Have we time warped back to 1978?
Is Jimmy Carter president?
Are terrorists around the world killing our innocent citizens?
Is the president taking the wrong side of foreign policy issues and empowering Muslim extremist groups?
Is he responsible for the murders of our foreign service staff then lying about having any culpability?
Is he shitting on our friends and siding with our enemies?
Is he ensuring that Islamofascist groups receive our support in order to crush moderates?
YES is the answer to all of the above, except it’s 2012 and Obama is our… president.
An even bigger enemy to this country than Carter is Barack Hussein Obama. So, here we go again. Friendly nations are asking for our help, but their calls are falling on deaf ears or being met with the characteristic indifference so prevalent in the Obama regime. Gas prices are off the charts. Our economy sucks. The world is laughing at us, and Obama only cares about aiding radical Muslim groups, abusing Israel and getting re-elected. And instead of kicking Iran’s ass, our Obungler-in-Chief is meeting with Iran’s leaders to have some “meaningful dialogue”, a liberal euphemism for kissing ass.
I’m sure Obama will be packing his prayer rug, knee pads, KY Jelly and chap-stick for the trip, he’ll definitely need them. If he’s walking a bit bowl legged when he returns, chalk it up to his particular style of “diplomacy”.
The big question is: Are we going to put a stop to Obama dragging us through the mud by voting his arrogant ass out in the November elections? We’ll know the answer to this question in 16 days. God help us if more than half the voters turn out to be stupid enough to cast their vote for Obama, a.k.a. Barry Soetoro, the Marxist rebel and child of Islam.
Jewish Group Outraged Over Egyptian’s Call for ‘Jihad’
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights group, has called on President Obama to sever all ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood after its top leader called for “holy war” against Israel.
“The Zionists only know the method of force,” the Brotherhood’s “Supreme Guide” Mohammed Badie said in a statement published in Egypt’s Al-Ahram daily.
“They will not step back from transgression, unless they are forced to. This will only be by holy jihad, and enormous sacrifices and all forms of resistance.”
Badie called on Muslims to “unite for the sake of Jerusalem and Palestine after the Jews have increased corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profane holy places.” (more…)
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Posted in Islam, Quran, Terrorism, Videos, tagged appeasement, Burn Korans, CAIR, Christopher Stevens, Destroy Mosques, Egypt, Flag of the United States, Imprison Muslims, Islam, Islamofascism, Jimmy Carter, Kill Muslims, Liberals, Muhammad, Muhammad Movie, Muslim, Muslim Brotherhood, Muslim world, Obama, Sharia, United States, YouTube on September 12, 2012 | 19 Comments »
Note: This author no longer capitalizes any words or names associated with radical islam, its apologists, or its appeasers because he believes they deserve zero respect due to their murderous behavior and/or appeasement of it.
Reactions to the supposed “anti-islam” film
This is the muhammad Movie by Sam Becile that caused a bunch of savage muslims to kill United States ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens. The film claims islam is a lie and muhammad was a pedophile. All rights to Sam Becile.
Imagine a world where Americans gathered chanting death to islam, burning everything Islamic in this country, killing everyone who has anything to do with islamic countries or religions whom they want to abide by their sharia law.
What if someone gave them a taste of their own medicine?
It’s time for Americans and other victims of islam’s prehistoric cult members around the world to stand up and start burning/flushing qurans, destroy all mosques in their respective countries, imprison any muslims who do not abide by their laws and attempt to spread sharia law, and summarily execute any muslims who attack its citizens.
In the USA, this should include one way tickets to GTMO for muslim appeasers, secret jihadists like the muslim brotherhood, c.a.i.r., and the liberal/progressive left.
As for obama, he’s as culpable as anyone for sitting on his gay muslim hands while egypt was taken over by the muslim brotherhood and Syria went ape shit, killing Khadafi. It’s jimmy carter and iran all over again.
To all the murdering and protesting animals in the muslim world, I say,
Good bye and good riddance
By Victor Davis Hanson
America doesn’t need the grief.
The United States is backing off from the Middle East — and the Middle East from the United States.
America is in the midst of the greatest domestic gas and oil revolution since the early 20th century. If even guarded predictions about new North American reserves are accurate, over the next decade the entire continent may become energy-independent, with little need of petroleum imports from the Middle East.
This coincides with mounting Chinese dependency on Middle Eastern oil and gas. So as the Persian Gulf becomes less important to us, it grows even more critical to the oil-hungry, cash-laden — and opportunistic — Chinese.
After two wars in the Middle East, Americans are as tired of our forces being sent over there as Middle Easterners are of having us there.
The usual Arab complaint against the United States during the Cold War was that it supported anti-communist authoritarians in the oil-rich Gulf and ignored democratic reform. After the 1991 Gulf War, the next charge was that America fought Saddam Hussein only to free an oil-rich, pro-American monarchy in Kuwait, without any interest in helping reformists in either Kuwait or Iraq.
After the Gulf War of 2003, there was widespread new anger about the use of American arms to force-feed democracy down the throat of Iraq. Finally, during the 2011 Arab Spring, the Arab world charged that the United States was too tardy in offering political support for insurgents in Egypt and Tunisia, and again late in “leading from behind” in helping European nations remove Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy. Now the Arab world is hectoring America to help overthrow Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Let’s get this all straight. America has been damned for its Machiavellian shenanigans in supporting authoritarian governments; for its naive idealism in using force to implant democracies; for its ambivalence in not using force to protect democratic protestors; and for its recent isolationism in ignoring ongoing Arab violence. Why, then, bother? (more…)
A “farewell intercourse” law is one of many controversial measures being introduced by Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament
The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment. …
TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty slammed the notion of letting a husband have sex with his wife after her death under the so-called “Farewell Intercourse” draft law. … “This is very serious. Could the panel that will draft the Egyptian constitution possibly discuss such issues?”
For example, for up to six hours after they “honor kill” the wife, they could repeatedly rape her corpse.
Good plan. Kinky. Invite the neighbors.
They call it “farewell intercourse”. I call it what it really is, necrophilia.
Who else but Muslims could think up such barbaric shit?
Q: Why is he doing this?
A: Because he’s also a Muslim in spite of lying about being a Christian. Once a Muslim, always a Muslim. Period!
Given his actions, one could easily assume Obama is a secret member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama Plays Kissie-Kissie With [Muslim] Groups That Beat and Behead Women
Before the the Allied Forces removed the Taliban from Afghanistan in 2001 these barbaric Islamists would shoot women in the head in soccer stadiums.
The Taliban would also beat women in the street.
Now the Obama Administration is helping the Taliban set up an official office in Qatar. This is while the Afghan government is scaling back its support for women’s rights.
Meanwhile, in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood‘s presidential candidate announced this week that his first goal is to set up Sharia law in Egypt. Under this system women and Christians will face daily discrimination and abuse.
This week the Obama Administration invited the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House.
Congratulations to the people of Egypt whose demonstrations have led to the resignation of president Mubarak.
We always say, be careful for the things you wish for, you may get them.
We Americans commend you for your lack of violence thus far, as well as the army for their show of restraint.
We wish Mubarak well and commend him for his decision to put the will of the people ahead of his own interests. He has been an ally to America and a stanchion of moderation.
For thirty years he has maintained peace by honoring Egypt’s treaty with Israel and has obviated the ability of other Arab states to wage war against Israel by removing Egypt from that equation.
Now that Egyptians can feel the hot breath of freedom and democracy in their faces I urge them to keep the following in mind.
Don’t blow it. No pun intended, but every time the iron fist of some Arab dictator unclenches, there is a preponderance and plethora of blowing shit up and chopping off heads.
Don’t be stupid, and don’t make me come over there.
Democracy is not a free for all.
There are those who will use freedom to undermine it for everyone and take control. The Nazis and the Commies took over from the democracies in place after the Kaiser and his cousin the Czar were booted.
Remember that democracy won’t work without proper systems with checks and balances in place.
Establish your representative government with limits of power in the tradition of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
Thank the ancient Greeks and the America Revolution for giving birth to these ideals.
Thank Franklin Roosevelt for defeating the Nazis and making the world safe for democracy.
Thank Ronald Reagan for liberating the enslaved of Eastern Europe and showing the world what people can accomplish once freed.
And don’t forget to thank George W. Bush for liberating Iraq at the cost of American blood and setting the example for you to make your voices heard.
It wasn’t the Mullahs of Iran, or the Sheiks of Arabia, or the Soviet Commissars who made it possible for you to bring light into your darkness.
It was everything the United States of America has stood for over the last 235 years.
So don’t forget that, because the minute you do, everything you have will turn to shit and you will deserve it.
May God Bless a peaceful, secular, democratic Egypt and God bless America.
I caught bits and pieces of O’Reilly’s interview with Obama and I’m waiting for the executive order that will change the famous quote at Father Flanagan’s Boys Town to:
He ain’t heavy, Father, he’s my Muslim Brotherhood.
O’Reilly asked the Obumbler-in-Chief if he thought the Muslim Brotherhood was a threat to this country.
The non-answer was a circuitous diatribe that came as close to the topic as Amy Winehouse to a bar of soap.
I suppose a yes would have offended his true constituency–piss be upon them–and a no would have exposed his true position, negatively affecting his poll numbers.
So he remained true to himself and relied on evasiveness and duplicity.
Thomas Friedman, on the other hand, in a Sunday Times op-ed once again demonstrated his role as useful idiot.
He opens up by stating that the most dangerous words in the Mid-East are, “Things will never be the same.”
Then he segues into how this time things are different and how he is “not the least bit worried about the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan or Egypt hijacking the future.”
He writes how the MB won’t be able to compete with moderates in a democratic society, and quotes someone from the Jordanian Islam Action Front, the MB’s political arm.
Excuse me Tommy, but why would a political entity need a political arm?
Could it be that only military or paramilitary organizations need a political arm?
The MB isn’t interested in competing with moderates, only eliminating them.
Does Tommy boy have a clue as to who the Brotherhood is?
If people in Germany wanted to reform the government and give the Nazi party a seat at the table would he be just as unconcerned?
That’s who the Muslim Brotherhood is. The last surviving organized vestige of Hitler’s Nazis. Hitler’s undefeated ally festering like a boil on the world’s anus for the last 65 years. The most recalcitrant obstacle to peace in the Mid East in the last 80 years.
But wishful thinking will induce revelation and epiphany in their hearts and minds as we all join hands and sing Kumbaya.
The inmates are running the asylum. Look into the history of the Muslim Brotherhood. These are not boy scouts with merit badges for babaganouj recipes.
And as for Thomas Friedman, he has earned an official TMQ2 invitation to:
SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Posted in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, tagged Barack Obama, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Jimmy Carter, Mohamed ElBaradei, Muslim Brotherhood, Omar Suleiman, United States on February 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Egypt is falling into the wrong hands. The worldwide jihad controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical terrorist group intent on spreading shar’ia law throughout the world, has just switched into high gear. And Obama is doing what radical Muslims do. He’s backing the terrorists who run the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egyptians and Jordanians have taken to the streets in protest of their governments. When are Americans going to do the same here? We’re all distracted by bad winter weather while the Middle East is being reinvented by backward-thinking Islamofascists (I refuse to use the term Islamists. It’s hardly descriptive enough for these animals).
So, dominos are falling while Obama sits on his hands just as Jimmy Carter did in 1979:
ElBaradei’s Ultimatum to Mubarak: 48 Hours to Leave the Country
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
(Israelnationalnews.com) Egyptian uprising idol Mohammed ElBaradei has ordered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave the country by Friday – or he will be a “dead man walking” and not just a lame-duck president.
The aging Egyptian leader, reportedly suffering from cancer, insists he will remain in power. He said Tuesday night, “This dear country is my country … and I will die on its land.” (more…)
Jimmy Carter: The Al Sharpton of the Muslim World
It was 1979
Iran was in a political crisis when the US-friendly Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi (Shah of Iran), a Secular Muslim, was ousted from power and exiled after the 1979 Iranian Revolution led by the Islāmic fundamentalist Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Mostafawi Mousawi Khomeini.
The Shah was a moderate who lost the support from the Shi’a clergy. He was also tainted by alleged human rights abuses, but clearly far less threatening than the radical regime that moved in to fill the void. President Jimmy Carter (worst prez ever) chose to support the fundamentalists.
Carter offered no help to the Shah, and deflected his requests to enter the US save once for a much-needed surgical procedure. This is one of many reasons why Carter has earned the proper moniker, Father of Islāmic Terrorism.
By Barry Rubin | January 31, 2011
As I’ve been warning, Muhammed al-Baradei, seen as the leading “moderate, pro-democratic” leader in Egypt is negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood to form a national unity government. That doesn’t mean the negotiations will succeed but it gives a clear glimpse of what a post-Mubarak regime Egypt would mean.
As one shrewd analyst remarks, “al-Baradei being put in power by the Muslim Brotherhood is effectively like the ‘moderate’ Miqati being put in power [as prime minister] in Lebanon by Hizballah. What matters is that the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizballah are calling the shots.”
If you believe that al-Baradei, with no real political experience or any organized movement behind him, can dominate the Muslim Brotherhood, I have a bridge over the Nile I’ll sell you. But it’s even worse than that. It has been well-known in Egypt that much of al-Baradei’s presidential campaign has been run by the Brotherhood. He’s certainly not their puppet but to a considerable extent he is their pawn. (more…)
by George Will
In the intifada that began in 2000, Palestinian terrorism killed more than 1,000 Israelis. As a portion of US population, that would be 42,000, approaching the toll of America’s eight years in Vietnam. During the onslaught, which began 10 Septembers ago, Israeli parents sending two children to a school would put them on separate buses to decrease the chance that neither would return for dinner.
Surely most Americans can imagine, even if their tone-deaf leaders can’t, how grating it is when those leaders lecture Israel on the need to take “risks for peace.”
During Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s July visit to Washington, President Obama praised him as “willing to take risks for peace.” There was a time when that meant swapping “land for peace” — Israel sacrificing something tangible and irrecoverable, strategic depth, in exchange for something intangible and perishable, promises of diplomatic normality.
Strategic depth matters in a nation where almost everyone is a soldier, so society cannot function for long with the nation fully mobilized.
Also, before the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel within the borders established by the 1949 armistice was in one place just nine miles wide (a fact that moved George W. Bush to say, “in Texas we have driveways that long”). Israel exchanged a lot of land to achieve a chilly peace with Egypt — yielding the Sinai, which is almost three times larger than Israel and was 89 percent of the land captured in the process of repelling the 1967 aggression. (more…)
Posted in Palestine-Palestinians, Shlomo Muslim PhD, tagged Ahmadinejad, Arab foreign ministers, Cairo Meeting, Egypt, Gaza, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Nuclear, Obama, Palestine-Palestinians, Palestinian rift, Saudi Arabia, Shlomo Muslim PhD, TMQ2 on September 9, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Out of the blue, Saudi Arabia has urged other Arabs to ‘help’ Palestinians. Help them how? Help their ‘rift.’
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister urged Arabs to help end inter-Palestinian rifts and re-establish moderate Palestinian rule in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Why? And why now?
Prince Saud Al Faisal made his remarks at a Cairo meeting of Arab foreign ministers. The top Saudi diplomat supported an Egyptian proposal to send Arab troops to the Gaza, which is currently ruled by Hamas.
“It’s about time that the Arab countries take a solid and decisive stance against those who shed Palestinian blood and deepen the Palestinian division, this requires only one Palestinian authority and one government which controls the army and the security forces,” Saud said.
He told the Cairo gathering that Palestinian factions have a vested interest in keeping the Gaza dispute ongoing. Duh! It’s business as usual. This is how Arafat got rich, how his fat ugly wife got rich, and how all Arafat’s cousins got rich, and now how all Hamas’ friends are getting rich. It’s how Arab politics works. The guy in charge controls all the power and money and kills everyone who wants to take any of it away from him. And of course, he uses hating the Jews everywhere and anywhere as a pretext to get his way. Luckily for him, Arabs are all taught to hate Jews with a piquant virulance that makes Bubonic plague seem tame. (more…)
Five Palestinian Dirt-Bags Killed in Tunnel Collapse Under Gaza-Egypt Border
At least five Palestinians suffocated to death and 11 were injured on Friday while digging a smuggling tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border, hospital workers said.
Witnesses said the tunnel was being dug to smuggle goods from Egypt into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Many Gazans use tunnels to bypass an Israeli blockade that was tightened after Hamas Islamists seized the coastal strip last year. Many of the tunnels are also used by militants to smuggle weapons from Egypt into Gaza.
More than 10 Palestinians have been killed in the past few months in tunnels designed to smuggle goods into the enclave.
After the United Nations voted the Jewish State of Israel back into existence in the modern panthion of legitimate nations, Arabs attacked from all sides and the Jews fought them back. After losing what Muslims thought was overwhelmingly a war that they would win, they went on to fight and lose many more wars. Meanwhile Egypt, Israel’s southern neighbor, embarked on a war with Israel in 1956 and Egypt fought another war with Yemen, hoping to turn those nations into her own. Bogged down in Yemen, Nasser popularity among the Arabs waned to the point that he felt compelled to do whatever it took to gain the status he felt he deserved. That was when hedismisseed the United Nations’ forces from Sinai and Gaza and imposed a blockade on Israel’s southern coast. Rewarded by an outpouring of love and respect from Muslims everywhere, Muslim nations were quick to translate this love of Nasser into hatred for Jews, and with this Arab solidarity and militancy rose again. Calling to all Arabs, Nasser demanded nothing short of unity, sacrifice and passionate hatred of Jews, and then Egypt and all her allies amassed tanks and troops on Israel’s borders, ready to pounce and exterminate 3 million Jews who the Arabs and Nazis had failed to murder in the Holocaust.
Rather than wait for the Muslims’ first strike, On June 5, 1967 Israeli forces lashed out and in days destroyed over 400 Arab aircraft and over 800 Arab tanks. Nasser’s dream of a Judenrein Middle East was dashed. Nasser’s dream of leading Arabs whle standing on Jewish runins were dashed. Instead, for their misdeeds, Israel legitimately held territories in the Sinai, Golan, West Bank and Gaza. Call these lands what you may, they were taken when Israel’s choice was to lose and be destroyed, or to make decisions that she would have to live with for years to come. Israel acted and we’ve seen how the Muslims have reacted.
Muslims still act as if they are victims. Ha, they are anything but victims. To date these Muslims have proven they are barbarous, with unlimited appetites not only for Israel but for gobbling up much of Africa, Asia, Europe and whatever else they can destroy and take as their own.
Once again, some overly ambitious Muslims have their eyes on Israel. This time these Muslims live in Iran, and Israel needs to decide what it’s going to do. What makes things different this go around, is instead of uniting under Ahmadinejad as they did under Nasser, it appears many Arabs are coming to their senses. They see Iran for what it is, and they would be pleased as punch if someone knocked Iran to her senses.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Arabs, Egypt, Farouk Hosni, Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, Jews, Joie Springer, Koichiro Matsuuro, Muriel Depierrebourg, restitution, UNESCO, World Congress of the Jews from Egypt on June 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
I suppose it’s normal to want your cake and eat it too. The Egyptians have egg on their faces while stuffing their pie-holes full:
The Egyptian government has refused to release archives connected to the Jewish community to the Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, prompting the society to on Wednesday ask the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to intervene.
The historical society’s members consist of Jews worldwide whose families have been exiled from Egypt since the 1950s. Nearly half a million Jews originally from Egypt and their descendants live outside the country, (more…)
CAIRO –When war broke out in Lebanon several days ago I joked that finally the Arabs couldn’t blame Israel for something. I spoke too soon for it appears the Arabs have rectified that situation.
A well-placed Egyptian source tells me Egypt decided to use its government and its state-sponsored media to back Iran by saying the Syrians:
will continue to use Lebanon as a trump card in the Greater Middle East game of geo-political chicken, escalating the crisis into an open conflict if they feel this to be the only way to attract international attention, particularly that of the United States, to re-launch peace talks with Israel over the occupied Golan Heights. (more…)
Russian embassy strikes more balanced tone, urges restraint on all sides
The White House on Thursday demanded that Lebanon’s Hizbullah “stop their disruptive activities” as fierce gun battles raged in Beirut. “Hizbullah needs to make a choice: Be a terrorist organization or be a political party, but quit trying to be both. They need to stop their disruptive activities now,” said US National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe. (more…)