Monthly Archives: March 2014

Help the Copts of Egypt

By | 2014-03-31T17:14:13-04:00 March 31st, 2014|Events|

More and more eyes are opened to the pain and injustices around the globe because organizations like Voice of the Copts and others are working together to sharpen the focus on the truth of UNFORTUNATE REALITIES.    Below, Ashraf Ramelah voices his thoughts on the origin of Voice of the Copts and why the organization

Clare Daly, Irish Politician, Slams Obama As ‘War Criminal’ In Parliament

By | 2014-03-30T21:39:47-04:00 March 30th, 2014|News|

Irish politician Clare Daly slammed President Barack Obama as a "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" in a blistering speech before Parliament Wednesday, following the conclusion of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.   Daly, an independent member of Parliament (ID) representing Dublin North, chastised Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny for embracing Obama,

Obama May Provide Syrian Rebels with Manpads

By | 2014-03-30T21:09:04-04:00 March 30th, 2014|News|

The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday, according to The Associated Press (AP).   President Barack Obama’s possible shift would likely be welcomed by Saudi Arabia, which has been pressing the White House to allow the man-portable air-defense systems, known as “manpads,”

The French Railway and the Jews 1943-44

By | 2014-03-29T23:07:05-04:00 March 29th, 2014|Op-Eds|

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Bernard Emsellem, former French State Railway Executive: "In the armistice agreement of June 1940, the SNCF was placed at the entire disposal of the German army" - with tragic results.   “The role of the French state railway SNCF during the Second World War has been both researched and criticized for a

In France, Muslims are Freedom Fighters, Jews are Nazis

By | 2014-03-29T22:50:29-04:00 March 29th, 2014|Op-Eds|

This is how history is skewed and the present is falsified.   In 1943, the French-Nazi forces arrested a French Resistance group called the “Manouchian Group”. Half of its members were Jewish and they were executed on Feb. 21, 1944. Seventy years ago.   Benoît Rayski, a French historian, recently went to speak to students

Journalist Killed in Day of Violence in Egypt

By | 2014-03-29T22:23:16-04:00 March 29th, 2014|News|

Four people, including an Egyptian woman journalist, were killed in Cairo Friday as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidency bid, a security official told AFP.   The violence erupted in a deeply polarized Egypt as supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and

Sisi’s Replacement in Egypt Sworn In

By | 2014-03-29T17:46:42-04:00 March 29th, 2014|News|

Egypt's new armed forces chief and defense minister was sworn in on Thursday, a day after Abdel Fattah el-Sisi resigned so he could stand for the presidency.   The BBC reported that Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour confirmed General Sedki Sobhi's appointment at the weekly cabinet meeting in Cairo.   General Mahmoud Hegazi was named

U.S. Officials: Iranian Weapons Might Have Been Meant for Sinai

By | 2014-03-29T14:07:14-04:00 March 29th, 2014|News|

Some U.S. intelligence analysts and Middle East security officials believe that the rocket shipment that was seized by Israel in the Red Sea may have been destined for the Egyptian Sinai and not for Gaza, Reuters reported Tuesday.   A U.S. official and two non-Israeli regional sources said Israel appeared to be insisting on the

U.S. Warns Egypt Against Executing Brotherhood Supporters

By | 2014-03-29T13:41:10-04:00 March 29th, 2014|News|

The United States warned Egypt on Tuesday that executing supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo.   Speaking one day after an Egyptian court sentenced 529 supporters of the movement to death, Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf called the sentencing "shocking."   "The imposition of the death

Crimea and “Palestine”

By | 2014-03-29T02:36:24-04:00 March 29th, 2014|Op-Eds|

Russia will take sides if there is a Palestinian state.   Over the past few days, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made various military moves which presage an imminent invasion of the Crimea.  Such moves have included Russian forces occupying Crimean military and civilian airports, and landing thousands of highly armed Russian special forces into