Showing posts with label Egypt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Egypt. Show all posts

Friday, August 1, 2014

11 countries near bankruptcy


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/11-countries-near-bankruptcy-223350842.html

Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

11 countries near bankruptcy
24/7 Wall St. By Alexander E.M. Hess and Alexander Kent
6 hours ago

After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing to come to an agreement with creditors from its previous default in 2001, the country missed necessary bond payments on July 31, triggering the default announcement. As of publication, other organizations, most notably the rating agency Moody’s Investors Service and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a derivatives trade group, have yet to release public statements confirming the default.

Argentina is not the only country that has struggled, or even failed, to pay its debt in recent years. It is hardly the only country with a severely impaired credit rating either. Alongside Argentina, Moody’s currently lists 10 other countries with a rating of Caa1 or worse. A Caa1 rating is several notches below Ba1, which still carries substantial credit risk. Based on ratings from Moody’s Investors Service, these are the 11 countries at risk of default.

The countries with the lowest credit ratings significantly differ from one another. They span the globe, ranging from Greece and Ukraine in Europe, to Pakistan in Asia, to Ecuador, Venezuela, and Belize in South America.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Why China Fears a 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy




July 12, 2013, 6:33 p.m. ET
Why China Fears a 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324425204578598103661574818.html

YouTube sensation Ali Ahmed's talk of people power and constitutionalism makes Beijing nervous.
By DAVID FEITH  CONNECT

China is an increasingly confident power, right? That's the message we're supposed to take from Beijing's investments in military hardware, assertiveness against neighbors on the high seas, and swagger through the halls of international diplomacy. So why censor a YouTube video of a 12-year-old kid talking politics on the streets of Cairo?

Young Ali Ahmed became a global Internet star this week, as footage went viral of him standing by a political demonstration and articulately denouncing Egypt's government. "I'm here today," he says in Arabic to a woman off-camera, "to help prevent Egypt from becoming a commodity owned by one person and to protest the confiscation of the constitution by one single party. We didn't get rid of a military regime to replace it with a fascist theocracy."

Recorded at a rally last October and aired online with English subtitles, the precocious boy's indictment captures the mood of the millions of Egyptians who took to the streets this month and—helped by the military—threw President Mohammed Morsi out of office. "The social objectives of the [2011] revolution are yet to be achieved. Economic empowerment, freedom, and social justice," says Ali with confidence. "There are still no jobs. The police still jail people randomly. As for social justice, how can a news anchor get 30 million Egyptian pounds, while some people still pick food from the garbage?"

By Monday evening, versions of the video with Chinese subtitles were spreading across Chinese social media—and apparently making Beijing nervous. As the South China Morning Post reports, the video "ranked as the third most popular microblog post overnight until Tuesday, before it was quietly taken down from the ranking."

The specter of people power always spooks China's Communist authorities, but perhaps most alarming in this case was Ali's talk of constitutionalism, a concept that Beijing has railed against particularly hard in recent months.

"Politically speaking," says the boy in the video, "where is the constitution that represents us? For example, women are half of the society. How come there are only seven ladies in the Constituent Assembly, six of whom are Islamists? . . . Even if the constitution is nice but the assembly that drafted it is bad, we will end up with something bad. Don't bring me 80 good articles and 20 bad ones that will ruin the country, and then tell me this is a constitution." In China, Communist Party fiat is the law of the land and no nominal Constitution or National People's Congress stands in the way.

The case of Ali Ahmed is hardly the first time that Chinese censors have gotten nervous over news from Egypt. In 2011, as street protests were forcing longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak from power, major Chinese Internet sites such as Weibo (akin to Twitter) and Sina.com blocked searches for "Egypt." When Chinese Internet users responded to the Arab Spring two years ago by calling for a "Jasmine Revolution" at home, censors began quashing digital references to jasmine in all its forms—tea, flower, etc.

With Chinese diplomats in Washington this week for the latest round of great-power diplomacy (the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue), observers spoke of mutual respect, common interests and China as a responsible stakeholder in the world order. Publicly and privately, Chinese officials sought respect as a fellow superpower.

Yet at home China's censors kept working. They signal weakness, not strength—a government afraid of its own people and the butterfly effect of a street vendor lighting himself on fire in Tunisia. Afraid even of a 12-year-old talking into a camera in faraway Egypt.

Mr. Feith is an editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal Asia.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Very Wise Egyptian Boy!



Since I became a father in 1994, I have found great hope in what I see in this generation of children. They are wise beyond the years.

The people of Egypt have been through much, I hope people listen to the wisdom of this young boy.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Veterans Today: “Game Over” for Morsi, Israel

Opponents of Morsi hold protest rallies in Cairo on July 3, 2013.
I don't often publish articles from Veterans Today anymore once I figured out it was an outlet of US military Intelligence even given its links to Iran's Press TV (I know that's confusing but such is the world at this moment in time - if you think the world works like the TV News paints it - you'll be lost).  VT has published some remarkable pieces on the middle east most of which I think were truthful, but discernment is always advised.  As long as you know the bias there's good data in the web site.  Similarly with Russia Today, it publishes some remarkably accurate stories about the USA that our corporate media won't touch, but don't expect Russia Today to give the straight scoop on Russia.  The network has little to do with daily life in Russia.

Its not a secret that Morsi was universally loathed by the people of Egypt.  He was cruel, heartless, and a despot elected in a rigged election.  He was the choice the choice of the International Banker's.   A Phoenix operation that removed one puppet, Mubarak, and replaced him with Morsi. And they didn't even have to change the monogramed towels in the Presidential Palace. We've seen the same tactics in the USA by the bankers, Bush replaced by Clinton (who was always in the Texas Camp despite being of the other party) followed by another Bush followed by Obama who continued GW Bush's tactics of "pre-emptive war", incarceration without trial, torture, and drone attacks.  We've been "phoenixed" so many times in our own country.

So when I saw the blatently pro-Zionist CNN roundly attack the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi, something smelled bad.  What's wrong with this picture?  Where's Waldo?  CNN placed live images of the pro-Morsi minority in tight camera shots in a split screen against the millions of the Egyptians who wanted him ousted as if there was some 50/50 divide in opinion in Egypt.  There was nothing of the of the kind!  Why would they do this unless they wanted to present in the public mind that further violence would be sectarian in nature? This was public democracy showing in force they didn't accept the rigged and fraudulent election financed by Wall Street, London and Tel Aviv that put Morsi into power.

The Muslim Brotherhood had its start under the Grand Mufti who was the only muslim member of the NAZI SS...the scourge of terror of the Jews during WWII.  So you'd think, anyone truly supporting Israel...would be glad to see this guy go...given the direct lineage of horror, unless the plot was so byzantine and more about Israel's deniable proxy wars in the middle east for the Rothschild clan.  

Gordon Duff makes a remarkable prediction in this article, which from my early morning TV viewing seems to be already coming true...  The good people of Egypt deserve better. -AK


http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/05/game-over-for-morsi-israel/

“Game Over” for Morsi, Israel
Friday, July 5th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Duff at Veterans Today

By Gordon Duff and Press TV

“Morsi’s rule was a game, little more, in fact, no more than the selling of a totalitarian regime built on suppression of freedom of thought and expression and the careful grooming of extremism and slavish adherence to what had been intended to be a highly secretive plot, one so complex, so convoluted that discovery was impossible.”

“GAME OVER” is what the massive laser light show in Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital of Cairo is announcing to the cheering throngs.

The sign is more right than some in Egypt, than all in the West, can begin to understand.

Morsi’s rule was a game, little more, in fact, no more than the selling of a totalitarian regime built on suppression of freedom of thought and expression and the careful grooming of extremism and slavish adherence to what had been intended to be a highly secretive plot, one so complex, so convoluted that discovery was impossible.

The great game, Morsi trying to buy Egypt’s place at the table with the new “Masters of the Universe,” the coalition of Turkey’s resurgent Ottoman dreams, rumored to exist only in Erdogan’s diseased brain, Netanyahu’s endless quest to prove to mankind that depravity knows no bounds, but we only begin.

It goes much further, much deeper, layer upon layer, a grand design clearly intended to end all human moral considerations, replacing them with a new “relativism,” all thinly veiled hucksterism peddled by half-baked carnival conmen.

The con, selling “The Clash of Civilizations” as a “cover and deception” plan , covering the truth, deceiving any seeking enlightenment, meant to obscure the simple reality that a group of secret societies, some many centuries old, men serving an unseen master best described as “Satanic,” believe they have been chosen to oversee the end of humanity.

Insane as it sounds, the list of those seeking membership is endless. I don’t really think this is much of a secret anymore. No rational person could believe otherwise as we are drowning, in some cases literally, in evidence.

Only a fool would fail to see the patterns. Calling them predators is too generous. Our “elites” are more akin to a nasty strain of syphilis. You know the names, Morsi was simply trying to get on the list. Let’s be honest, I don’t think Morsi really made it.

Well, with “Game Over,” one thing is for sure, the people of Egypt and their army weren’t as easily fooled as the American people were after 9/11.

Most agree that the turning point for the army was Morsi’s call for war against Syria. Those still harboring illusions as to Morsi, excusing his behavior as “unbalanced” or “insane,” simply weren’t paying attention.

The American media had no trouble either, saw no inconsistencies in his betrayal of the Palestinians, his systematic sabotage of Egypt’s economy, his curious political alignments, neocons in America, Likudists in Israel and Al Qaeda in Syria.

Americans have gained a delightful “moral flexibility,” an ability to rationalize, to betray, to deceive and be deceived and they seem to love it.

The Egyptian people saw, the army saw. Maybe it is simply that the West has so conditioned itself with absurdity and obfuscation that questioning anything, no matter how fanciful, seems, in itself, a pointless act. Perhaps I am giving too much credit.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

The ugliness Morsi brought with him, his slavishness to Israel, his soullessness, rode roughshod over Egypt’s people like a pharaoh’s curse.

Yet, as the dust settles, we know it isn’t really over, not yet. “Morsi 2.0” is waiting in the wings.
Morsi was “Mubarak 2.0.” The “Masters of the Universe” aren’t going to give up on destroying Egypt, not so easily.

We can expect the car bombs, the favorite of Mossad’s false-flag ‘bag of tricks.’ Sectarian violence, Tel Aviv hopes, will derail Egypt’s second try for real independence. Consider this a prediction.
Did you get your “talking points” today?

Across the world, the bloggers and pundits are scrambling to save Morsi, their handlers frantically emailing and faxing “talking points.” Coffers will open, cash payments for articles, even for slavish comment board spamming, an Israeli psyops practice carefully tracked by Jim W. Dean of Veterans Today.

As late as this morning, dozens of owned or rented “influencers” were attacking the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the worldwide Islamic conspiracy against all mankind.

Now, as thronging millions march through Egypt’s streets, celebrating the overthrow of a government that makes North Korea look like Iceland, those same “shills,” there is no other word that applies, have turned 180 degrees and are parroting the Talumdic gang’s talking points:

· Military coup
· Suspended constitution
· Morsi was Egypt’s first “freely elected” president

What kind of constitution allowed Morsi to imprison students for unfavorable “tweets?”
Then again, how many opponents did the Muslim Brotherhood “disappear?”

Consider this another prediction.

The lynchpin
Morsi was the Lynchpin to Israel’s strategy. Morsi wasn’t just another “pretty face,” no indeed! This was, and is, a world-class thug.

Taking a lead from the Bush, Blair, Netanyahu playbook, Morsi tried to create a feeling of victimization and hysteria, first unleashing an imaginary jihad on Syria, Egypt’s historical ally and one-time partner in the short-lived United Arab Republic.

His second ploy was a threat of war against Ethiopia based on half-baked rumors that their huge hydroelectric dam would interfere with the flow of the Nile.

The real role of Morsi was to isolate Egypt, turn it into the laughing stock of the Middle East, castrate its military and create base of operations for certain foreign intelligence agencies.

Morsi’s hydra
The events of today are not to be underestimated, they are monumental. Least of all, it can be shown that a real taste for freedom can’t be quelled with repackaged tyranny, except maybe in western nations like Canada, Germany, France and, just maybe, the United States.

Could the “developed nations” be the new political and intellectual “third world?”

As for the importance of Egypt as a slave satellite of Greater Israel, enough can’t be said. One needs only to look to Libya.

After the fall of Gaddafi, more a murder than a fall, actually, there has been a total news blackout on Libya. A carefully coordinated disinformation campaign, the “pro/anti-Zionists” of the left, 99% of whom have always been useless oxygen wasters, along with their “imperialist/bankster” warmongering friends, the other side of the same counterfeit coin, have sought to rob the Libyan people of credit for a very real sacrifice.

Toward that end, our media-mogul fact-twisting friends have sought to erase Gaddafi’s history, not just as a CIA asset and host to 20 years of P2 Gladio terrorism in Europe, but of his long military partnership with Israel, the evidence of which stoked Libyan fires for weeks.

Libya, with its vast oil and petrochemical wealth, has to be reined in. Morsi was part of that effort, holding down one flank, supporting the anti-government militias while conveying jihadists to do Israel’s dirty work in Syria.

In the process, a new generation of Al Qaeda terrorists will spread a generation of suffering, down through Africa, up into Europe and, of course, assuring Libya will suffer the fate of Iraq, war without end.

Tonight, Morsi no longer sits at that table. Egypt’s security services have been looking at foreign workers, language teachers, tourists who have lingered a bit too long.

Hundreds of young and helpful Israelis, many with “other” passports, have poured into Egypt to assist their blood enemy.

Morsi is gone, but will Egypt remain Israel’s colony?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thirty-Three MILLION People. Egypt Rises WITH UPDATES. Morsi Has 48 Hours


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/01/1220236/-Thirty-Three-MILLION-People

MON JUL 01, 2013 AT 04:00 AM PDT
Thirty-Three MILLION People. Egypt Rises WITH UPDATES. Morsi Has 48 Hours

byzenbassoonFollow
You think they're upset?
That's an unofficial number, of course.  But that's the unofficial number of people who are out protesting against the government of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood today.  Thirty-three million all over Egypt.  The largest protest in the history of the world.
This is what a pissed off country looks like:
My question is, Why hasn't anyone been covering this?  Why has there only been cursory coverage on the TeeVee?  Where are the diaries? Is this not important?  The Muslim Brotherhood may be on its way to being expelled from power.  Muhammad Morsi is rumored to be in hiding, and yet no one is talking about this?
As I've said, everything I've heard has been unofficial.  But it has come from the ground.  A friend living in Dallas met a refugee and they struck a friendship.  She has met more refugees, from Egypt, and from Syria, through Facebook and other social media.  Here is a picture of one of her friends marching with Mohammed ElBaredai:
Marching with ElBaredai
Anyway, there is a Facebook page with news, pictures, and video from the ground.
Also follow the following Twitter feeds: @CairoScene@TahrirBodyguard@Ghonim,@sandmonkey, and @USEmbassyCairo Follow the hashtag #June30

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Egypt's Vice President and Central Bank Governor Resign

President Mohammed Morsi (R) shakes hands with his newly
 appointed vice president, former judge Mahmud Mekki (L)
 during a swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace
 in Cairo. Egyptian Vice President Mahmud Mekki
 announced his resignation on Dec. 22. (AFP)


http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/22/256541.html

Egypt’s vice president, Central Bank governor resign
Saturday, 22 December 2012

By AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES

Egypt’s vice president, Mahmoud Mekky, and Central Bank governor Farouk el-Okadah announced resignations on Saturday, state television reported, on the day of a referendum on a new constitution that leaves unclear whether his position would be maintained.

In a statement obtained by AFP, Mekki said he was stepping down because “political work does not suit my professional character as a judge.”

Central Bank governor Okadah handed his resignation to President Mursi during a meeting later on Saturday.

Vice President Mekky said he had initially submitted his resignation on November 7, but delayed it until now because of a series of events, including the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza and a decision by Mursi last month to bolster his own powers.

“I saw that today (Saturday) was an appropriate time to announce my resignation as vice president of the republic, and I will continue to volunteer as a soldier,” he said.

Mekky took a leading role in hosting “national unity” talks called by President Mohamed Mursi, although the main opposition politicians stayed away.

Mekki, 58, was a respected judge before Mursi named him to the post in August.

He led judicial opposition to ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, but eschewed calls to become a presidential candidate himself, saying he wished to stay politically independent.

Mekki had previously intimated to Egyptian media that he considered resigning. His brother, Ahmed Mekki, is Mursi’s justice minister. Mekki was only the second Egyptian vice president in more than 30 years.

Mubarak never filled the post during his three-decade tenure, until he named his intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, to the job in February 2011, in the midst of the revolt that eventually toppled him.

Born in Alexandria in 1954, Mekki studied at the country’s police academy and is a former officer in the interior ministry, which he eventually left to join the judiciary.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi Cancels Decree That Gave Him Sweeping Powers


http://the2012scenario.com/2012/12/egypt-mohamed-morsi-cancels-decree-that-gave-him-sweeping-powers/#more-155389

Graffiti criticising Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
 is painted on the outer walls of Egypt’s Presidential Palace,.
Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi Cancels Decree That Gave Him Sweeping Powers
2012 DECEMBER 9

Posted by Stephen Cook

Stephen: In this light-filled week, the Light is assisting with incredible ‘containment’ backflips... ensuring we all stay out of ‘dark tunnels’.






Annulment of measure that sparked days of protests comes after military says constitution crisis could drag Egypt into ‘dark tunnel’

By Abdel-Rahman Hussein in Cairo, The Observer – December 9, 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/09/egypt-mohamed-morsi-cancels-decree

The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has scrapped a decree that had generated widespread unrest by awarding him near-absolute powers. But he insisted a referendum on a new constitution would go ahead as planned this week.

The announcement, which is unlikely to placate Morsi’s opponents, came after Egypt’s military warned that failure to resolve a crisis over the drafting of the constitution would result in “disastrous consequences” that could drag the country into a “dark tunnel”.

Selim al-Awa, an official who attended a “national dialogue meeting” called by Morsi at the presidential palace in Cairo but boycotted by his opponents, said the Islamist-dominated discussion recommended removing articles that granted the president powers to declare emergency laws and shield him from judicial oversight.

Earlier Egypt’s military had issued a statement saying: “Dialogue is the best and only way to reach consensus. The opposite of that will bring us to a dark tunnel that will result in catastrophe and that is something we will not allow.” Failing to reach a consensus was “in the interest of neither side. The nation as a whole will pay the price,” it added.

State radio and television interrupted programmes to read the military statement. A Muslim Brotherhood official welcomed the army’s “balanced” line. Former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, now an opposition leader, said that the army was reacting to an “enormously dangerous” crisis.

The statement came ahead of a new law to be issued by Morsi that will grant the armed forces the power to arrest civilians, alongside police forces, until a constitution is passed. The law makes the army responsible for the protection of state premises and maintaining security, and allows it the use of force if necessary to carry out these duties.

The worst crisis since the revolution almost two years ago erupted after Morsi granted himself sweeping powers last month. Protests have also focused on a the new constitution, which opposition critics have condemned as illiberal. Morsi has been forced to retreat behind barbed wire, tanks and armed Revolutionary Guards now ringing his compound in the capital.

Morsi’s supporters forcibly dispersed a sit-in at the presidential palace in the middle of last week, triggering an escalation in violence that has so far resulted in seven deaths and around 700 injuries. Clashes have spread to other Egyptian cities. There have been increasing calls from protesters for Morsi to step down.

The main opposition coalition, the National Salvation Front, refused to take part in the dialogue meeting, instead calling for the postponement of a referendum on the draft constitution, which is scheduled for 15 December. National Salvation Front member George Ishak told the Observer that the draft constitution had been “bloodied”.

On Friday, Mohammed ElBaradei, co-ordinator of the National Salvation Front, called on protesters to demonstrate peacefully. Activists broke through barbed-wire barricades around the palace on Friday evening. Some spray-painted “Down with Morsi” on tanks; others scrawled the word “leave” in red letters across posters of Morsi’s face.

“We are no longer calling for scrapping the decree and delaying the referendum,” Samir Fayez, a Christian protester, said. “We have one demand in five letters: leave.”

Nearby, Mohamed Hassan, a Morsi supporter, suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood and its ultra-orthodox Salafi Islamist allies could easily overwhelm their foes if they chose to mobilise their base.

“The Brotherhood and Salafis by themselves are few, but they have millions of supporters who are at home and haven’t taken it to the streets yet,” said the 40-year-old engineer.

Most of the protesters had dispersed from the palace by Saturday, although a modest presence remained. TV footage showed the military setting up a wall of cement blocks around the palace.

The new law granting the military powers to arrest civilians and the use of force if necessary was passed by the supreme council of the armed forces, the military junta that governed Egypt during the transitional period before Morsi assumed power, six months ago. It was later overturned by Egypt’s supreme administrative court.

There had been severe opposition at that time to the law by both the Muslim Brotherhood and other political forces.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Women Organizing Protest In Egypt



A source in Egypt said the Morsi dictator regime sent thugs with shotguns and machete's into the crowd of protestors yesterday, killing scores of people.

In an act that seems to be living proof of the divine feminine rising on this planet, the women of Cairo organized a massive protest, the largest yet, and crowds swept into the gates of the Presidential palace.  Soldiers and tanks observed but did not intervene. Morsi was rushed out the back of the palace in a security car before the crowd broke into the palace doors.

The people of Egypt do not want a religious constitution. They want a modern constitution along the lines of the US Constitution that guarantees rights to all, men and women, muslim or non-muslim.

Its pretty clear Morsi's rule is over.  The people are not going to stand for it.

Morsi is part of the Muslim Brotherhood which was founded in the 1940s by the Grand Mufti, who was known the be the only Muslim officer of the Nazi SS.  This appears to be the last stand of the Nazi cabal faction in the middle east.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Frequency Shift: ET Mummy Found In Egypt:
Photo Leaked By Cairo Museum Insider


ET Mummy Found In Egypt: Photo Leaked By Cairo Museum Insider
Posted on September 28, 2012
by Gillian

http://shiftfrequency.com/michelle-devlin-et-mummy-found-in-egypt-photo-leaked-by-cairo-museum-insider/

The rumors have been whispered for years that the mummy of an extraterrestrial had been found in Egypt, nestled in a burial chamber beside a great Pharoh. Now, more evidence of the mummy’s possible existence have been reported on Facebook, along with this compelling photo.

I have included the accompanying text exactly as it was translated from Egyptian. I have not edited the text, nor changed a word, as it has a ring of truth to it just “as is.” You be the judge. Is this an elaborate hoax? Or is it possible that there were visitors to Earth that could have shaped the Egyptian culture, even played a part in it? Did this race of ET visitors build the pyramids – a feat we cannot recreate to this day?

The description of the photo, leaked by an anonymous source at the Egyptian Anitiquities Department, reads:
“The body of a perfectly preserved, carefully mummified an alien was found buried in an ancient pyramid. A mysterious creature from between 150 and 160 centimeters was found by an archaeologist near Lahun when exploring a small pyramid near the Dynasty doceaba of Senusret II. However, this fact was not revealed immediately.

The mummy of what appears to be an alien, dates back more than 2,000 years and it seems it would be a humanoid” said a source at the Egyptian Antiquities Department, who provided details and photographs of the find but did so under condition anonymity. “

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Benjamin Fulford: Syria, Russia, Egypt and China



I think this interviewer got Benjamin out of bed for this interview...ahh the life between time zones!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Egyptians Pelt Clinton Motorcade with Tomatoes




Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes


Sun, Jul 15 2012
By Arshad Mohammed and Marwa Awad

CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria.

A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles.

Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital affair. Some chanted: "leave, Clinton", Egyptian security officials said.

It was not clear who the protesters were or what political affiliations they had. Protesters outside Clinton's hotel on Saturday night chanted anti-Islamist slogans, accusing the United States of backing the Muslim Brotherhood's rise to power.

The assault on her motorcade came on a day Clinton spoke at the newly re-opened U.S. consulate in Alexandria, addressing accusations the United States, which had long supported former President Hosni Mubarak, of backing one faction or another in Egypt following his ouster last year.

"I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which of course we cannot," Clinton said.

Clinton also met the country's top general, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, on Sunday to discuss Egypt's turbulent democratic transition as the military wrestles for influence with the new president.

RIGHTS OF ALL

The meeting came a day after she met Mursi, whose powers were clipped by the military days before he took office.

Mursi fired back by reinstating the Islamist-dominated parliament that the army leadership had disbanded after a court declared it void, deepening the stand-off before the new leader even had time to form a government.

The result has been acute political uncertainty as the various power centres try to find a way to get along in a country that still has no permanent constitution, parliament or government more than a year after Mubarak's downfall.

In their hour-long meeting, Clinton and Tantawi discussed Egypt's political transition and the military's "ongoing dialogue with President Mursi," a U.S. official travelling with Clinton said in an email brief.
"Tantawi stressed that this is what Egyptians need most now - help getting the economy back on track," the official said.

Clinton "stressed the importance of protecting the rights of all Egyptians, including women and minorities".
The talks also touched on the increasingly lawless Sinai region and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Speaking after the meeting, Tantawi said the army respected the presidency but would not be deterred from its role of "protecting" Egypt.

"The armed forces and the army council respects legislative and executive authorities," he said in a speech to troops in the city of Ismailia. "The armed forces would not allow anyone to discourage it from its role in protecting Egypt and its people."

TIES STRAINED

Ties with the United States, which provides Egypt with an annual $1.3 billion in military aid, were strained this year when Egyptian judicial police raided the offices of several U.S.-backed non-governmental organisations on suspicion of illegal foreign funding and put several Americans on trial.

The spat ended when Egyptian authorities allowed the U.S. citizens and other foreign workers to leave the country.

During her speech, Clinton said: "When we talk about supporting democracy, we mean real democracy."
"To us real democracy means that every citizen has the right to live, work and worship as they choose, whether they are man or woman, Christian or Muslim."

"Real democracy means that no group or faction or leader can impose their will, their ideology, their religion, their desires on anyone else."

That was a message she is likely to have repeated in meetings on Sunday with women and Christians, both groups that fear their rights may be curtailed under a Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government.

"She wanted, in very, very clear terms, particularly with the Christian group this morning, to dispel that notion and to make clear that only Egyptians can choose their leaders, that we have not supported any candidate, any party, and we will not," a senior U.S. official told reporters.
(Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Friday, March 23, 2012

IMF Banksters worst fear: Egyptians launch campaign to repudiate Mubarak's debt's

CADTM
Commitee for the Abolistion of Third World Debt
Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:59 
Written by Samer Attallah, Posted by Ed at http://goo.gl/aLc8w

Mubarak contracted the debt so Mubarak should pay. Let the international banksters like IMF and WB who lent the money to Mubarak go collect it from him. Third world debt repudiation is the criminal banksters worst nightmare. Argentina did it successfully in the 90 and now there are Egypt, Pakistan Philippians even India is a possible candidate for debt repudiation

The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debts

8 November 2011 by Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debt
The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debts has the honour to announce the formation of a joint Egyptian-Tunisian committee for the Dropping of Debts in coordination with the campaign in Tunisia. The Campaign to Drop Tunisia’s Debt aims at auditing and dropping the debts of the dictator Bin Ali and was launched in the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution. This coordination between two popular Arab movements is a practical translation of the achievements of the Arab Spring.



Campaign to repudiate Egyptian debt
The joint committee shall work on the exchange of experience in the reviewing and auditing of debts; coordinating the two campaigns’ activities and organising relations globally. Such cooperation aims to cause the dropping of all odious, illegitimate external debts; which were amassed with foreign governments and international financial institutions by the corrupt regimes of Hosni Mubarak and Zine Al-Abidine Bin Ali.

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WORLD HISTORY AND BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS 2011

WORLD HISTORY AND BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011 05:30


Dr.sci. Sam Semir Osmanagich
Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Professor of Anthropology at the American University in Bosnia-Herzegovina www.samosmanagich.com

Date: November 2011

PREHISTORIC AND ANCIENT HUMAN SOCIETIES

Almost everything they teach us about the ancient history is wrong: origin of men, civilizations and pyramids. Homo sapiens sapiens is not a result of the evolution and biologists will never find a “missing link”, because the intelligent man is product of genetic engineering. Sumerians are not the beginning of the civilized men, but rather beginning of another cycle of humanity. And finally, original pyramids, most superior and oldest, were made by advanced builders who knew energy, astronomy and construction better than we do.