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Egypt is currently at a dangerous crossroads which could evolve towards a civil war. It is important to understand Washington’s role, which is carried out by the Pentagon and US intelligence. While the Armed Forces have cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood,  the Coup d’Etat is ultimately intended to manipulate the protest movement and prevent […]

Egypt hits first snag over PM, Islamists call more protests       CAIRO (Reuters) – The appointment of liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister hit a snag on Saturday, as the army-backed transitional authorities were under pressure to restore order after deadly Islamist protests. State media and officials had said earlier […]

Morsi’s Fall and the «Arab Summer» Spells Doom for the Obama Doctrine President Barack Obama’s policy toward the Arab and Muslim world was born in Cairo and it died there. On June 4, 2009, Obama gave his speech, titled «A New Beginning», at Cairo University. The event, intended to herald America’s mending of relations with the Arab […]

    Anak!   Egypt July 2013 Prayers amidst a coup d’état Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America   “To fill one’s mouth with water”* is a Hebrew idiom meaning “refusing to comment.” It successfully describes the reaction of the Israeli Administration and the Hebrew media to the ongoing putsch in […]

“[US Defense Secretary] Hagel and [US Chief of Staff General] Dempsey were walking a fine line … expressing concern while attempting to avoid the impression that the U.S. was manipulating events behind the scenes.” (Military.com, July 3, 2013) The protest movement is directed against the US and its proxy Muslim Brotherhood regime. The Muslim Brotherhood had been spearheaded into the government with the support of Washington as a “replacement” rather than an “alternative” to Hosni Mubarak, who had faithfully obeyed the orders of the Washington Consensus from the outset of his presidency.

Egypt’s Anti-American Protest Movement The swift action by Egypt’s military to arrest Mohamed Morsi and key leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood organization on July 3 marks a major setback for Washington’s “Arab Spring” strategy of using political Islam to spread chaos from China through Russia across the energy-rich Middle East. Morsi rejected the Defense Minister‘s demand that he quit to avert a bloodbath. He said he stood by his “constitutional dignity” and demanded the army’s withdrawal of its ultimatum. It may become the major turning point of America’s decline as world Sole Superpower when future generations of historians view events.

For further references for our global readers to find more about what’s really happening in Egypt:   Counter-Revolution in Egypt   Fears of a ‘counter-revolution’ in Egypt …   What we are seeing in Egypt is counter-revolution pure and simple, military hardliners who are going to be friendly with Israel and the US, and are committing […]

Egypt’s Support for Intervention in Syria Was the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back The protests in Egypt against president Mohammed Morsi were – according to the BBC – the largest in history. The Egyptian military threw Morsi out in a coup today. Why? Irish Times reports: Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head of state attended a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for holy war in Syria, military sources have said. Mr Morsi himself called for foreign intervention in Syria against Mr Assad,leading to a veiled rebuke from the army, which issued an apparently bland but sharp-edged statement the next day stressing that its only role was guarding Egypt’s borders.

Millions spilled out on to the streets of Egypt to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration, with sporadic outbreaks of violence leaving over a dozen dead and hundreds injured. Click here for RT’s live updates on the Egyptian protests On Monday, protesters stormed and ransacked the Cairo […]

On June 30 opposition political forces in Egypt brought people into the streets demanding early elections and the resignation of the Muslim Brotherhood dominated government headed by President Mohamed Morsi. Despite Morsi’s efforts to defend his views through the national media, the legacy of neo-colonialism in this North African state persists necessitating afirm break with imperialism as a pre-condition for the […]

Press TV has conducted an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan-African Newswire from Detroit, about street protests and US flag burning in South Africa over US war and torture policies as President Obama pays a visit to the country. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview. Click for the video interview of […]

US President Barack Obama began his African tour in a bid to strengthen ties and investment opportunities. But experts say the task might prove difficult as China already has significant influence in the region and US is forced to play catch-up. Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday and is also set to visit South Africa and Tanzania. The president’s tour is happening as US is taking on a bigger military role in Africa, RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reported. “We hear about new drone bases popping up on the African continent in countries whose governments receive aid from the US in one form or another. We hear US arming and training US security forces in a number of states in Africa, then we learn how some of those forces commit horrible atrocities and yet the US does not stop to take a second to look who they empower,” Chichakyan said.

At least 15 were killed when armed guerrillas destroyed the compound during the day Somalian resistance forces struck at the United Nations compound in the capital of Mogadishu on June 19. At least 15 people were killed and many others injured. The attacks were carried out by a group of well-armed combatants labeled as “suicide bombers.” Nonetheless, […]

Mineral resources and the quest for strategic advantage guides western foreign policy on the continent For more than two decades the United States and other Western European imperialist states have been escalating their military intervention in Africa and other geo-political regions of the world. This has been taking place during the so-called Post-Cold War era with […]

U.S. imperialist militarism on the continent seeks to maintain dominance over growing efforts aimed at genuine independence There has been a considerable amount of discussion and debate over the growing economic and political relations between the People’s Republic of China and the African Union member-states. China is reported now to be the largest trading partner with the 54 independent states on the continent. Since the 1949 Socialist Revolution in China, the country has made tremendous strides in economic development and political status. In just six-and-a-half decades China has grown into the second largest economic power globally. Beijing’s opinions and political alliances are always taken into consideration by various imperialist states as well as developing countries of the so-called Global South.

France utilizes divisive tactics to maintain control over West African state France is continuing its occupation of northern Mali to the growing displeasure of youth who have staged a sit-in in the city of Gao. The young people, many of them women, believe that Paris is seeking to maintain its control over the region by pitting the Tuareg people […]

Obama’s presidency has been disastrous for African Americans, who have been economically crushed and disconnected from their historical roots in social struggle. Political fantasists now urge us to put our faith in demographics, claiming that change will inevitably flow from the darkening of America’s population. But, that’s a trap which leads to a descent into South […]

This article, which describes how genetically modified seeds granted as “food aid” was instrumental in triggering famine. It was first published in The Ecologist in September 2000. It was one the first articles published on Global Research in September 2001.  It was also published as a chapter in the second edition of Michel Chossudovsky’s “Globalization […]

Heads-of-state meet in Ethiopia to commemorate jubilee anniversary of the OAU     Over fifty member-states of the continental organization the African Union concluded its 21st Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on May 27. The regional grouping was commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which has its origins at the height […]

Nairobi – They tell you ‘peace’, but you know you are living in a warzone. You know it from the start; you’ve sensed it ever since you were a very little boy or a girl. You wake up every morning, not certain whether you will witness another dusk, whether you will experience another sunrise. A bullet […]

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