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Obama, Liberals, and Radical Islam – The Love Affair Continues

President Barack Obama knows better than Congress what the U.S. needs to do. In spite of any objections from the Hill, our country is sending $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt. While there’s been many comments bandied about on the right about the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama’s reply has been to deny any potential problems with the organization. ...

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About That Democracy Plan in Egypt

Two U.S. political activists groups pushing for what is largely an undefined “democracy” in Egypt under the guise of  human rights/ election monitoring [U.S. Government funded]  programs have been told they will not be allowed to leave Egypt recently. The two groups involved are the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute.  (NDI) Their mission statements are as ...

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U.S. officials conduct talks with Muslim Brotherhood

The AP has reported the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest Islamist group, met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. The Brotherhood is prepared to have major control of the country’s new parliament and favors a mix of parliamentary and presidential systems for its new government. Having won more than 40% of the seats in the incoming parliament, the Brotherhood ...

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Climb the Mountain: Recollections of a Christmas Journey to the Holy Land

Three years ago on Christmas Day I made a pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt to visit the Holy Land. It was a vacation that touched me deeply which I will never forget. It was after my 15-month deployment to Iraq. I had extra money in my pocket from the deployment, all that tax free cash.  (Let’s reminisce about that line ...

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LETHAL CR Gas Killing Protesters in Egypt

People across the globe demanded the ouster of long-time oppressive Egyptian dictator Hasni Mubarak, without taking into consideration just who would fill the political vacuum created by his ouster. The results of that irresponsible action without proper planning ahead of time can be seen in the following NewsMax headline: Egyptian Military using Nerve gas on Protesters. The Egyptian military has ...

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Three Americans Detained in Egypt for Throwing Bombs at Police

Three Americans enrolled at the American University in Cairo have been arrested after allegedly throwing Molotov Cocktails, a rudimentary liquid bomb, at Egyptian police. While the U.S. Embassy has not yet confirmed the identity of the young men or their status, fellow students have identified them as  Luke Gates of Bloomington, Ind., Derrik Sweeney of Northridge, Calif., and Greg Porter of ...

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When Middle East Policies Collide

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 will prove to be a very busy and interesting day.  On that day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the United Nations general assembly, followed soon after by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Both men will outline the state of affairs between the two peoples who reside in a very contentious region.  Their perspectives, however, ...

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Revolution

This past spring we witnessed the flames of revolution across the face of the Arab nations. Old leaders were thrown out and new leaders are taking over. But who are these new leaders and what is their intent? Some believe that the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical group, will be organizing and winning elections in those countries where elections will be ...

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Tim Pawlenty Releases Middle-East Foreign Policy Statement

Governor Pawlenty gave these remarks in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations: I want to speak plainly this morning about the opportunities and the dangers we face today in the Middle East. The revolutions now roiling that region offer the promise of a more democratic, more open, and a more prosperous Arab world. From Morocco to the Arabian ...

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Obama Sticks to ‘1967 Lines’ Doctrine in AIPAC Speech

The President spoke to supporters of AIPAC, a pro-Israel political action group. Obama’s remarks were surprisingly greeted with rousing cheers from the crowd despite Obama’s recent  unreasonable demand that Israel return to the pre-1967 indefensible borders. The full text of his speech can be found here, but the important part of the speech came more than halfway through it. I ...

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Hosni Mubarak Steps Down – Includes Transcript of Resignation

At approximately 6pm Cairo time (11:00am EST), Omar Sulieman announced that Hosni Mubarak had resigned as the President of Egypt. The resignation ends 30 years of oppressive leadership and elitist handling of Egypt’s affairs. The BBC published this transcript of Egyptian Vice President Sulieman’s announcement: In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances ...

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Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?

The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, toed the Obama administration line during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. He stated that Egypt’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement was “largely secular”. Really? Really? What The Muslim Brotherhood Says: In an interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation today, Tony Jones interviewed a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. ...

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Egypt Shuts Down Internet – New Bill Gives Obama the Same Power

An Associated Press article reported that Egyptian internet has gone dark. Internet service in Egypt was disrupted and the government deployed an elite special operations force in Cairo on Friday, hours before an anticipated new wave of anti-government protests.. Apparently social web sites were used to organize the protests and the government needed to prevent that from continuing.  President Hosni ...

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