Tag Archives: islamists

Egyptian people: US, islamists allied in Divide and Conquer

When the conversation in Egypt turns to politics, the predominant topic is the conspiracy between the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Egypt.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/world/middleeast/as-egyptians-ignore-curfew-talk-of-a-us-brotherhood-conspiracy.html?ref=world   The idea is widespread among supporters of the military, which ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s elected president, Mohamed Morsi, last month. For journalists who ventured out Saturday night in violation […]

Egypt military allows Islamists to attack churches

Egypt’s security forces, which have taken center stage in Egyptian political life in recent weeks, have made little effort to protect churches and other Christian property, leaving Christians in many parts of Egypt to fend for themselves. A majority of the attacks have happened in Upper Egypt, the country’s poorer and more conservative southern and […]

US pays Egypt 1.5 billion to kill journalists and civilians

A veteran cameraman for the Britain-based news network Sky News was among the hundreds of people killed in Cairo on Wednesday. Other journalists described close calls in the streets, and several were detained by local authorities. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/world/middleeast/cameraman-for-british-network-is-killed-in-cairo.html?ref=world&_r=0   Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, a reporter for Xpress, a newspaper based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was also […]

Syria’s Assad calls a spade a spade

“There are big powers, especially Western powers who historically never accepted the idea of other nations having their independence. They want those nations to submit to them.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/middleeast/assad-frames-syria-struggle-as-him-against-western-colonizers.html?hp The interview with Syrian president Bashir Al-Assad was conducted on Syria’s Independence Day celebrating the end of French occupation 67 years ago.“We must ask ourselves, did the […]

More neo-Imperialism in Africa

France has proposed keeping a permanent force of 1,000 French troops in Mali to fight armed Islamist militants. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/world/africa/mali-france-proposes-permanent-force.html?emc=eta1 “France has proposed, to the United Nations and to the Malian government, a French support force of 1,000 men, which would be permanent, based in Mali and equipped to fight terrorism,”

Guantanamo gets an upgrade

The United States Southern Command has requested $49 million to build a new Camp 7 prison building at Guantánamo Bay where so-called high-value detainees were formerly held by the Central Intelligence Agency and complete other renovations they say are necessary since Congress has decided to keep it open indefinitely. http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/pentagon-wants-to-build-new-prison-at-guantanamo/  The potential taxpayer bill for […]