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Things I thought I’d never see: Egyptians supporting Israel against Hamas

Posted by: Phineas on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas What’s next, lambs lying down with lions? Obama embracing the writings of Thomas Sowell? While Egypt is a land rife with antisemitism (for example), it seems many Egyptians have found someone to hate even more than the Israelis — Hamas: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has thus far turned down appeals from […]

 

Snow in the desert: is there nothing global warming can’t do?

Posted by: Phineas on December 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo credit: AhramOnline) Can’t wait to see how climate alarmists spin this — the first snowfall in Cairo, Egypt!, in over 100 years: Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave […]

 

Egyptian civil war underway? And the Obama response is “fore?”

Posted by: Phineas on August 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s hard not to think that after this news: Clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters across Egypt have left nearly 100 dead and hundreds injured Wednesday, the country’s health ministry said, while police in riot gear and armored vehicles bulldozed two protest camps in Cairo. Hamdi Abdel Karim, an Egypt Health Ministry […]

 

Politely eviscerating Obama’s Mideast “policies”

Posted by: Phineas on August 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I get the impression Walter Russell Mead is the kind of guy who can tell you with a  sad smile how dumb you’ve been while serving you tea and cookies and giving you a sympathetic pat on the shoulder. And get you to agree. That said, the next three paragraphs are the […]

 

With friends like these: Was Egypt involved in the #Benghazi massacre?

Posted by: Phineas on June 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The idea seems insane — Egypt participating in the assault on our consulate, when they desperately need outside help to keep their economy (barely) functioning? Sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories, and Egyptian society thrives on such, but journalist Cynthia Farahat presents enough interesting facts to make one go “hmmmm:” The terrorist attack […]

 

Good news! First Lady, State Dept. to honor “woman of courage” who admires Hitler – Updated

Posted by: Phineas on March 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas My God, don’t these supposed geniuses know how to use Google? Tomorrow, Friday, Secretary of State Kerry and Michelle Obama will pay tribute at the State Department to nine women, awarding them the “International Women of Courage Award” for standing up to repressive governments on behalf of women’s rights. Nice, right? On […]

 

Egyptian Government to Egyptians: “It’s your fault there’s not enough food.”

Posted by: Phineas on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the message from the government of President Mohammad Mursi when, faced with the reality that they cannot afford to buy enough food to feed everyone in a country with 40% unemployment, they tell Egyptians to shut up and eat less: “Even Islamists have to eat,” I wrote under the headline “Food […]

 

Irony alert: Eyes finally open, liberals hope for military coup in Egypt

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas From Andy McCarthy’s post at NRO’s “The Corner” blog on commentators rising calls for the Egyptian military to intervene as that country starts to fall apart: Here’s the really interesting part: The [Egyptian] Left does not have the numbers needed to defeat the Islamists at the ballot box. That is why the […]

 

Aide to Egyptian President Morsi: The Holocaust was faked

Posted by: Phineas on January 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Consider this to be another example in support of this post: Holocaust denial is antisemitism, it is Jew-hatred, and it is endemic at the highest levels of the Egyptian government: To Celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day two days ago,   Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to President Morsi who is now responsible for […]

 

Arab Spring: Egypt imprisons family for conversion to Christianity

Posted by: Phineas on January 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas That new government we helped to power is sure turning out fine, isn’t it? I mean, under Islamic Law, they could have been sentenced to death. Instead, for merely exercising the right of conscience inherent in all persons, a mother and her sons get “only” fifteen years in prison: The criminal court […]