The Real US Syria Scandal: Supporting Sectarian War by Gareth Porter

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
August 30, 2016

The main criticism of US policy in Syria has long been that President Barack Obama should have used US military force or more aggressive arms aid to strengthen the armed opposition to Assad. The easy answer is that the whole idea that there was a viable non-extremist force to be strengthened is a myth – albeit one that certain political figures in London and Washington refuse to give up.

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36 Pro-Morsi Detainees Killed During Escape Attempt

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Egypt Violence

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RussiaToday on Aug 19, 2013

Egypt’s government confirms its security forces have killed 36 Muslim Brotherhood supporters that attempted to escape during a prison transfer. Officials claimed the prisoners took an officer hostage, but suffocated when police used tear gas. The Muslim Brotherhood may end up listed as a terrorist organization under Egypt’s new constitution, according to reports. The draft is expected to be announced on Wednesday and may also include a ban on all religious political parties. And as RT’s Paula Slier now reports the violence in the country has left some families scarred for life.

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US-backed Deep State is Egypt’s Enemy by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
July 9, 2013


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The massacre this week in Cairo of more than 50 men, women and children by the Egyptian army shatters any illusions that the military is operating to promote national unity and progress towards democracy.

Reports and video footage indicate the Egyptian army embarked on a deliberate shoot-to-kill slaughter of a civilian protest gathered outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in the early hours of Monday, just when many were saying their dawn prayers.

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Egypt’s New Pharaoh by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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December 17, 2012

No to the Muslim Brotherhood Constitution

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When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including the Communist Party of Iran, which had been instrumental in bringing down the shah. Khomeini’s declaration of an Islamic government, supported by referendum, saw him rewrite the constitution, close opposition newspapers and ban opposition groups including the National Democratic Front and the Muslim People’s Republican Party. Continue reading

The Egyptian “Soft Coup” – Martial Law and Military Dictatorship + Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected


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Updated: June 18, 2012

Jun 16, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship

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Egypt: Military Coup? The Real News reporter Jihan Hafiz was detained

Protesters face-off with security forces and separated by barbed wires.

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Jun 14, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reporting from Egypt.

Supreme Court disbands Parliament and brings back emergency powers as Egypt moves back to outright dictatorship

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Spinning Invasions, from Nile to the Euphrates and Beyond by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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London, England
25 November 2011

“If a man seeks to understand Rome’s casuss reason for each foreign conquest, he needs only look into the Treasury.” (Tacitus, AD 56 – AD 117)

As the US and UK lead towards more illegal overthrows, invasions and destruction in Iran and Syria, a political pattern of manipulation and disinformation has become an art form.

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Samir Amin: Obama is Bush, but with a different language, Translated By Siv O’Neall

Translated By Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
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Feb 15, 2011

Samir Amin is a Franco-Egyptian economist, a member of the International Council of the World Social Forum and chairman of the World Forum for Alternatives. Samir Amin analyzes the political and economic crisis in Egypt.

This interview was conducted for the World Social Forum in Dakar by Rosa Moussaoui, special journalist/correspondent for ‘L’Humanité‘.

Question – Are the events that shook Tunisia and Egypt merely “popular uprisings” or are they a sign of the entry of these countries into the revolutionary process? Continue reading