Cairo - The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody Sunday, as the military leaders and the country’s Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future. (Snip) While confirming the killings of the detainees on Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior said the deaths were the consequence of an escape attempt by Islamist prisoners. But officials of the main Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, described the deaths as “assassinations,” and claimed that the victims, which it said numbered 52, had been shot and tear-gassed through the windows
Comments: I would be more inclined to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist killed were doing a "mass suicide" to get sympathy for their movement. Only problem is, once the bloodletting started, it was hard to stop. As I said before, when all this is over, the victor will write "events" for the history books.
The Epyptian military realizes that dead people don´t live to fight another day.There´s no point putting them in jail because they´d break out and be back fighting the next day.. Not surprising that the Slimes would show the MB sympathy.Protecting Obama leads people down weird paths.I doubt they showed any concern about these animals burning down churches and gov´t buildings.
This is what we should have been doing to the Taliban in Afghanistan rather than work on a peace deal.
Well said, #9. the Muslim Brotherhood´s philosophy must be destroyed. It is the cancer that is consuming the whole world. Radical ideologues have stated in plain English that their goal is world domination. However, because those words are coming out of the mouths of seventh century barbarians in far away lands without a standing army, the West is apathetic. They don´t understand the focus and determination of a people committed to destroying our way of life. If the MB is spared, make no mistake, they will live to fight another day and they will come for us.
Radical Muslims, i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood, are no more trustworthy than Leftists, Democrats and "progressives." They will say anything, fabricate anything, claim anything that they think advances their cause. Like Leftists, Islamists are engaged in jihad, a holy war against unbelievers and evil ones. Truth for such people is defined as whatever helps them to prevail.
Americans would be wise to believe and to assist the Egyptian military government until or unless there is compelling evidence to the contrary. I am surprised that anyone would think of taking the claims of the Muslim Brotherhood seriously without proof.
Sometimes it seems that those who ought to be familiar with the history, nature, aims and practices of the Muslim Brotherhood are completely ignorant of such matters. This includes many American politicians and bureaucrats and journalists.
"We don´t take sides?" The latest from our faux-president. But we had darned well better take sides if we know what is good for us. The Muslim Brotherhood consists of bad people who do bad things in a bad cause. I don´t know anything about the current Egyptian government and its military leaders, but it would take some real effort and a lot of practice and determination to outdo the Brotherhood in sheer wickedness. I am therefore reasonably confident that the Egyptian military, if it is an evil at all, is decidedly the lesser of the two evils in this conflict.
What?! You mean the Egyptian military doesn´t have an Abu Graib or Gitmo to detain people for YEARS and then, when they see they´ve become peaceful Islamists, they set them free, only to shockingly discover that these same peaceful Isalmists ended back up on the battlefield to kill members of the Egyptian military.
Hmmmm, I wonder what those crazy leaders in the Egyptian military know that we don´t know? /s
What we are watching is at tutorial by muslims on how one deals with muslim terrorists. What we are also seeing is how muslim terrorists withdraw and regroup in response to a strong military response. Watch and learn.
Has John McCain scheduled his press conference regarding his planned travel to Egypt to get in the middle of their business yet?
You have to respect the Egyptian Army and Police for taking on the MB, even attacking them in their mosques while the MB are firing from within. Too bad the US never treated mosques the same way in Iraq and Afghanistan - yeah, that bought us alot of respect.
It´s a no brainer. Think of all the islamic warring fanatics as Nazis or Stalinist soviet communist terrorist killers. Take no prisoners. As long as they´re alive, they will kill again. Any questions about this idological supremacist world conquering jihad of a killing disease, posing as a supposed religion? All communists here in America suffer the same religious fanatacism except, here in America, they operate under cover of stealth. Why else would they not recognise themselves in the acts of world jihadist crime? Diane Sawyers, so much of Congress, cannot see the evil of jihad because it so exactly resembles their own communistic fanaticism of, their oath to violent control.
For once in his questionable life, Obie Won is doing the right thing by staying on the golf course and watching muslims die. Maybe he could extend his vacation for a few more years and solve all of the world´s problems.
Let´s see, who was imposing Islamic law by force on the Egyptian people, the current government or the Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood government? Right. Muslim Brotherhood. And who has been murdering Christians just because they are Christian? Current Egyptian government or the Muslim Brotherhood? Right again, the Muslim Brotherhood. And who has been burning Christian churches? Muslim Brotherhood. And who is the sworn enemy of every Jew on the face of the earth? You got it. Muslim Brotherhood. And who has the most radical of the totalitarian American left aligned itself with? Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egyptian government says it was a failed escape attempt. The Muslim Brotherhood says it was assassination. So ... who to believe? Does anyone really need to ask? [hint: the NYT goes with the MB story. That alone should tell you something.]
The world wonders whom to root for? Not the civilized world. The Muslim Brotherhood needs to learn the lesson of the Mahdi. They need to be liquidated to begin the process of restoring order to a region that needs a reminder every couple of generations...and these cats are overdue.
Obama has not been told yet that the MB is slaughtering Coptic Christians. He is usually a month late and a Trillion $ short. He is the last person to know any news ( so the WH says ) and when he learns about it, he heads straight to the golf course to ponder for 18 holes. The so-called leader of the free World is likely the most useless person in the Whole World, except he is terrific at blaming others. He personally gave the speech in Cairo in 2008 that likely set off this wave of Mid-East violence, in my opinion. How many people have died because of HIS ideology ?
Meanwhile, around the same time this alleged episode ("Egypt Security Kills 36 Held in Its Custody") took place, militant Islamists executed a similar number of off-duty Egyptian policemen after hijacking their bus, somewhere in the Sinai.
Sounds as if the Egyptian security forces are having to fight fire with fire.
I know whom to root for in this war. It isn´t the Islamists.
Montevideo - Uruguay´s Senate is expected to pass a law on Tuesday making the small South American nation the world´s first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana. The pioneering government-sponsored bill establishes state regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals. Cannabis consumers would be allowed to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from state-regulated pharmacies as long as they are over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.
The political temperature in the Arctic rose on Tuesday when Vladimir Putin vowed to step up Russia´s military presence in the region in response to a claim by Canada to the north pole. In typically trenchant style, Putin told his defence chiefs to concentrate on building up infrastructure and military units in the Arctic. He said the region was again key to Russia´s national and strategic interests, following a retreat in the post-Soviet period. His comments were a direct and rapid riposte to Canada, a rival Arctic power. John Baird, said his government had asked scientists to work on a submission to the UN arguing
The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy. When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.
A porn performer who tested positive for HIV in Los Angeles is asking for privacy as the industry tries to determine the scope of the problem. "The performer deserves privacy and dignity at this difficult time, and we ask that our colleagues and the media respect the performer’s wishes for privacy unless he or she wishes to speak," the Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry trade group, said in a statement. The Free Speech Coalition said it was working to identify anyone who had sex with the infected performer. “We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt
In China on Thursday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke plainly about the role of a free press in a democratic society. “Innovation thrives where people breathe freely, speak freely, are able to challenge orthodoxy, where newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences,” he said in an address to American businesspeople living and working there. He was speaking against the backdrop of China’s restrictive policies on reporting by foreign news organizations; the Chinese government has so far declined to renew the visas of nearly two dozen reporters from The New York Times and Bloomberg News as a consequence
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Netanyahu had notified the South African authorities that he would fly in but cancelled his plans at the last minute due to the costs involved -- around 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported. "The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and the security required for the prime minister
New Orleans - Things traditionally get started a little late down here, an inclination that runs from mealtimes to political races. But with nearly a year to go before the 2014 election, it is already open season on Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana. (Snip) As Democrats look across the rest of the South, the outlook does not get much better. Ms. Landrieu, along with Senators Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, is pretty much all that is left of Southern Democrats in the Senate. All three are up for re-election next year. And the outcome of their races could determine whether the Southern Democrat,
Even as five regulatory agencies prepared to vote Tuesday on a regulation that seeks to rein in risk-taking on Wall Street — an effort known as the Volcker Rule — lawyers and lobbyists were gearing up for another round of attacks against it. (Snip) The groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are hinting that they could use litigation to either undercut or clarify the rule, which is intended to bar banks from trading for their own gain and limit their ability to invest in hedge funds. The rule, a cornerstone of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and a barometer for the overall strength of the regulatory overhaul, is aimed at
Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on a cooperation pact with Iran, despite continuing to resist signing a security agreement with the U.S., Reuters reported. Karzai made the deal with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran Sunday. (Snip) Rouhani said Sunday his country opposes the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan and the region, saying their presence generates tension, the official IRNA news agency reported. IRNA quoted Rouhani as telling Karzai: "We believe that all foreign forces should leave the region and that the security of Afghanistan should be handed over to people of the country."
US Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated on Sunday that Israel will be safer the day the recently-reached deal on Iran´s nuclear issue is implemented. Kerry, addressing the Brookings Institution´s annual Saban Forum, recognized Israel´s concern over Tehran´s disputed nuclear ambitions, saying the possibility of a weaponized nuclear Iran stood as an existential threat to Israel. "We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. Period. Not now, not ever," he said.
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The “feminist nightmare” is recurring. Unbowed by Politico labeling her with this epithet a couple of weeks ago, Michelle Obama continues to do what her critics regard as frightening behaviors. Last week, she assaulted independent women by showing off the White House Christmas decorations. “Our goal is for every room and every tree to tell a story,” she explained to an audience of military families in the East Room, where her two-tone gray dress matched the silver ornaments on the trees. She spoke of Christmas trees made from stacks of books (“they’re very cool!”) and described the “first dog display”
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
President Obama’s job approval among American voters has dropped to negative territory with just 38 percent voicing their approval versus the 58 who says they disapprove, according to a national poll released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University. That is one percent less than the 39% who said they approved of him in last month’s poll. The majority of the 2,692 registered voters the University in early December said that the president is not honest and trustworthy. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?,” respondents gave Obama lackluster ratings
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
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