Army is Protecting Egyptian Democracy

No Matter What!

When the clashes between Egyptian security forces and pro-Morsi protesters were at their peak in Cairo on Wednesday, Aug. 14 - 525 dead and 3,700 wounded to date - President Barack Obama put in a call to Egypt’s strongman, Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi. The general refused to accept the call, anticipating a scolding like the one which forced Hosni Mubarak to quit. The harsh international condemnation of Gen. El-Sissi’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood - led by Washington - will exacerbate the crisis by pushing both sides to greater extremes. (It may be politically incorrect, but the Egyptian army had no other option but to do what is right for the country - depose the Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship  which was about to destroy democracy and impose Islamic dictatorship. The Egyptian army could not wait, knowing what Turkish Islamic government has done to the leadership of the Turkish army - the guardians of the secular constitution!)

Happy New Year - Shana Tova!

I take the opportunity to wish you and yours a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. May 5774 be a peaceful year for all.

Ketivah Vachatima Tova

Sunni Arabs Dragging US into Internal War Against Shi’ites

Arab media calls from the Sunni world (most of the Gulf states, including Saudi Arabian ‘masters’) for US intervention in Syria. The articles before and especially after the alleged Syrian chemical attack focus on shaming US president Barack Obama into action using moral arguments (suddenly morality has become an important issue for Arab dictators). The other kind of article that has appeared is one that shows Saudi Arabia as valiant for standing up to the US for its support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, for its lack of support for the Syrian rebels (terrorists).

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

Surprisingly and quite suspiciously, the Western democracies, even usually timid France, are so eager to destroy the Assad regime. Involvement in the Syrian Civil war is a no-win situation for the West. Support for the removal of Assad will bring another Islamic chaos, like in Iraq and Egypt! It seems that the pre-occupation with Syria gives them the opportunity to conveniently forget and ignore the bigger threat, nuclear armed Iran, and appease Saudi Arabia!

Let Arabs Deal with Syrian Mess

Arab states urged the international community to take action against the Syrian government on Sunday. The resolution passed by an Arab League meeting in Cairo urged the United Nations and international community to "take the deterrent and necessary measures against the culprits of this crime that the Syrian regime bears responsibility for." (There are 22 Arab states! Why don’t they spend their own petro-dollars and risk the lives of Muslim solders dealing with situation in Syria? Why must ‘infidels’ do the dirty job for them? Interestingly, the Arab League did not formally endorse the US attack on Syria.)

US is still in Denial

Despite reports that PA negotiators have cancelled a planned round of peace talks with Israel in Jericho after an IDF operation in Qalandiya (IDF officers were on a raid to catch a "terror suspect" when more than 1,500 Palestinians took to the streets and attacked them with firebombs and rocks), US insists that no meeting has been cancelled. (The US is force-feeding a useless peace process to both sides! Two of the killed terrorists were convicted murderers who had been freed to buy freedom for Gilad Shalit.)

Negotiation with Non-Representative Entity

The PA will soon take “painful decisions” against Hamas, announced a senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed. He said that Hamas would no longer be considered a partner in any process after the decisions are taken by the PA leadership. (Fatah lost its last election to Hamas. A new election is long overdue. Hamas represents more than a half of the non-Jewish residents of Gaza, Judea and Samaria. Why would Israel negotiate with an entity, Fatah, which legally represents no one?)

Mad Dog is still Barking

Turkish PM blamed Israel for Morsi's downfall and unrest in Egypt. He chastised Washington for having denounced his claim that Israel was behind the coup that deposed Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood- affiliated president, Mohamed Morsi. Erdogan said “It (US) should not have mentioned it, it should not have reacted like this. As two members of NATO, that one ally shows this kind of approach to the other is not appropriate.” (Why should arrogance and disrespect be exclusively used by Muslim countries only? Respect is two-way street. It must be earned!)

Netanyahu Rebukes French Wrong Assumption

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the root cause of Mideast instability, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius a day after Fabius said it was perhaps the central issue in the region. The root of the area’s instability is the regional (Arab/Muslim) rejection of modernity, moderation, progress and political solutions. (Europeans love to blame Jews for everything!)

Under the Cloud of Syrian War

A new report from the United Nations’ nuclear agency finds that Iran has further boosted its capacity for uranium enrichment. IAEA reported that Tehran has now installed 1,008 advanced IR2m centrifuges at its Natanz plant, compared with almost 700 in May. It also says the Islamic Republic has begun making nuclear fuel for its planned Arak heavy-water research reactor.

Egypt Bulldozed Homes along the Gaza Strip

Egypt's military has bulldozed 13 homes along the Gaza Strip border and caved in tunnels beneath them as a prelude to the possible creation of a buffer zone to reduce weapon smuggling and illegal terrorist crossings. (Where is outcry from international anti-Semitic hypocrites?)

Quote of the Week:

“What people don't realize when it comes to Arab states is the fact that "NO POLITICAL SYSTEM" ever fits them. An Arab, whether a liberal, or democrat, nationalist, Islamist, rightist, or lefties is the same thing, because Arabs  are tend not to accept each others and can never learn to co-exist with other nations.” - Şêrko Sebrî Botanî, a Facebook comment.

Are We being Duped Again?

Press conference, Apr 24, 2013.

Syrian Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi stressed that Syria is facing a real war of which media is a primary dimension… al-Zoubi said the media war waged against Syria has many elements that have to do with banning the Syrian media outlets from using modern techniques in order to prevent it from conveying the reality of the events in the country.

The Minister added that there is a technical and technological siege imposed to prevent developing the broadcast of the Syrian media, indicating another dimension to the media war on Syria in terms of dozens of satellite channels and PR companies that receive huge wages to work on a conspiratorial project under the title "demonizing the Syrian state and institutions."

…Minister al-Zoubi said that there are lots of evidence that prove the involvement of gunmen from different countries, in addition to the involvement of many governments and intelligence agencies in training, arming and funding these gunmen. He pointed out to the acts of the armed terrorist groups against the national media institutions and staff, adding that terrorists have destroyed 28 hospitals and more than 1200 schools, highlighting that thousands of industrial institutions were looted and transported to Turkey.

…The Minister stressed that there is nothing called the "Free Army," saying this so-called Free Army is not an institution but rather "a brand." He added that the majority of those fighting on the ground are affiliates to Al Qaeda through Jabhat al-Nusra and are receiving funds from Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia(Isn’t it a bit too convenient (suspicious) that almost immediately after the Syrian government allowed UN inspectors into the country to investigate previous gas attacks another alleged major chemical weapon attack was launched? The attack has immediately been followed by massive and well-orchestrated anti-Syrian propaganda campaign world-wide. Are we being brainwashed again - as we were before the last war against Iraq? Why the Western powers so eager to support Islamic terrorists?)

Dangerous Escalation of War in Syria

Within 48 hours, Assad and Iran launched a three-point punitive offensive for foreign intervention in the Syrian war. The facts: The Sarin nerve gas shells which claimed more than 1,000 Syrian lives on Wednesday, Aug. 21, were fired by the 155th Brigade of the Syrian army’s 4th Division commanded by Gen. Maher Assad (President’s brother) from Mount Kalmun. This atrocity was followed by a rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon and deadly blasts in Tripoli. At the same time videos posted on YouTube show Free Syrian Army, or FSA, rebel forces launching a Sarin gas attack on a Syrian village. (Why would Israel become involved in Syrian mess and anti-Assad propaganda and possible fabrication? Isn’t “the enemy you know”, Assad, better than the Islamic terrorists at the door step of Israel?)