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Posts Tagged ‘Mubarak

Kill Switch for the Internet alarms privacy experts

February 17, 2011

Hosni Mubarak’s Egyptian regime used an Internet “kill-switch” in recent weeks. It works and we saw the results live on television. Virtually every government in the world has the ability to silence the voice of their citizens by simply shutting off access to the Information Super Highway. It is mind-boggling. With a “kill-switch,” government can […]

The need to democratize Western societies and claim control of our foreign policy

February 7, 2011

With respect to the Egyptian revolution, the discussion here in the West should focus on the factor we are responsible for and can influence – the role our governments have played in suppressing the Egyptian people. Your taxes have been used to arm, fund and fuel this dictatorship. You have unwittingly helped to keep these […]

Orchestrating a flawed transition for Egypt

February 6, 2011

As the Mubarak regime turns to violence in a vain attempt to repress the peaceful protests that have swept Egypt’s streets, the risks associated with current U.S. strategy for Egypt and the wider region continue to grow. Washington’s response has departed little from its original script. This script involves repeatedly invoking the language of “moderation” […]

Pro-Mubarak push in Cairo orchestrated by Mubarak regime?

February 3, 2011

Egypt’s prime minister, Ahmed Shafiqm, apologized for the violent attacks on protesters and said the country’s president has asked him to investigate the security chaos. Meanwhile, the military — which had largely remained still in the area of Tahrir Square during violent clashes between supporters and foes of President Hosni Mubarak — took position between […]

A curtailing of American influence in the Middle East?

February 2, 2011

What is happening in Egypt, like what happened in Tunisia, tightens the noose that unless Israel and Washington radically change their policies toward the Palestinians and the Muslim world, it threatens to strangle the Jewish state, as well as dramatically curtail American influence in the Middle East. The failure of the United States to halt […]

Another viewpoint on the turmoil in Egypt

February 1, 2011

Media ‘pundits’ are eager to blame the timing of the protests in Egypt on economic hardships. Citing Egypt’s jobless and inordinate poverty, they would have us believe that the American ‘social media’ has prompted and aided the protests. They would have us believe that in spite of the fact that the Egyptians cry over the […]

Omar Suleiman to follow Mubarak in Egypt?

January 30, 2011

Hosni Mubarak, the man who still claims to be president of Egypt, swore in the most preposterous choice of vice-president in an attempt to soften the fury of the protesters. – Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s chief negotiator with Israel and Mubarak’s senior intelligence officer, is a 75-year-old with years of visits to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem […]

Mubarak Egypt regime United States double standard

January 30, 2011

In a country like Egypt, it’s not easy to get people to put down their names and government ID numbers on a document calling for fundamental democratic reforms, yet a million people have done just that. You in the West have been sold the idea that the only options in the Arab world are between […]

American Foreign Policy Folly

January 30, 2011

The U.S. keeps Mubarak in power—it gave his regime $1.5 billion in aid last year—mainly because he supports America’s pro-Israel policies, especially by helping Israel maintain its stranglehold on Gaza. [Israel and Egypt alone receive 1/3 of America’s total American foreign aid!] The U.S. supports Mahmoud Abbas for the same reason: he is seen as […]