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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Egypt slams its Arab 'brothers'

In a lengthy diatribe in the government's al-Ahram daily on Saturday, the Mubarak government lashed out at just about everyone. Except Israel.
The article, published in Al-Ahram - the official mouthpiece of the Egyptian government - blames Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, Hamas official Khaled Meshal and leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef, along with Iran, Syria, and Qatar for their efforts to destabilize Mubarak's government.

Egypt has long been planning the head-on assault published today, and the recent uncovering of a Hezbollah espionage ring in the Sinai provided the perfect timing for its publication.

The article accuses the three countries and three organizations of cooperating to conspire, adding that only through "providence and responsible, aware and capable security officials" were the plots to harm Egypt and its security exposed.

The piece continues by saying the attempt to overthrow Egypt's regime was set into motion by Hamas' violation of its cease-fire with Israel - a violation that was coordinated with all of the organization's allies.

According to the article, every side of the conspiracy had a designated role, aiding Hamas militarily or politically or through the media, while it was the task of Hamas - which the article dubbed "the military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood" - to instigate an unwarranted rocket attack on Israel.


The article reserves its most severe criticism for Hamas, which it says acted to afflict one Nakba after the other on the Palestinian people, by dragging Israel into military action that did not differentiate between Hamas operatives and innocent civilians.
Read the whole thing.

I'm happy!


At 3:10 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Obama Administration seems obsessed with the notion establishing a Palestinian reichlet will make life easier for the Arabs. That notion was to put to rest in today's Al-Ahram article. Not that the Egyptians have changed their view of Israel. But they realize right now that Iran threatens them in a way Israel never could. And by way of coincidence, just guess who is seeking to snuggle up to Iran?



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