Archive for 12/29/2012

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood To Pursue ‘Tight’ Relationship With Hezbollah Terror Organization

12/29/2012 1 comment

Gosh, I wonder why that would be? …

Psalm 83:5, “With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you …”

The Jerusalem Post – “In a dramatic policy shift, Egypt will seek to forge ‘tight’ relations with Hezbollah, Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdy revealed in a candid interview published on Saturday in the Beirut-based Daily Star.

‘You cannot discuss politics in Lebanon without having a relationship with Hezbollah,’ Hamdy was quoting as saying, before describing the terrorist group as a ‘real force on the ground’ with ‘big political and military influence.’

Hamdy announced that Muslim-Brotherhood- dominated Egypt would begin ‘stretching [its] hand out in the proper, balanced way to all regional powers,’ including Hezbollah, to forge ‘tight’ contacts with Lebanon’s rulers.

Egypt-Hezbollah relations, generally strained under president Hosni Mubarak, in large part due to Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, reached rock bottom in 2008 during Israel’s Cast Lead military operation.

At that time, Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah called on Egypt, to no avail, to intervene militarily on behalf of Gaza-based Palestinians.

For its part, Egypt in the past has accused Hezbollah of operating terrorist cells in the country.

In his interview, Hamdy denied reports that Hezbollah had sent a delegation to Egypt to meet with officials from President Mohamed Morsi’s administration, but confirmed that he personally had met with members of Hezbollah’s political bureau in efforts ‘to understand each other better.’

‘In discussions we said we want Hezbollah to remain as a political force in Lebanon,’ Hamdy said.

‘Resistance in the sense of defending Lebanese territory… [is] their primary role. We… think that as a resistance movement they have done a good job to keep on defending Lebanese territory, and trying to regain land occupied by Israel is legal and legitimate,’ he continued.

Hamdy concluded by saying that while domestic concerns had slowed Egypt from undertaking new, ambitious foreign policy objectives, the country ultimately sees itself playing an instrumental role in the region.

‘Egypt’s soft power is its strength,’ he said. ‘To expect 180-degree shifts in strong positions take some time…. Egypt will reveal itself as a real regional power and a ‘doer’ on the regional scene, and we are keen to show that.'” Source – The Jerusalem Post.

Nigeria: Islamists Tie Up And Slit Throats Of At Least 15 Men, Women And Children In Maiduguri

12/29/2012 3 comments

No confirmation on whether the 15 murdered civilians were Christian or not, but I think it’s safe to conclude that these savages chanting “Allah is greater” were not aiming to eliminate their fellow devout Islamists …

Herald Sun – “SUSPECTED radical Islamist gunmen have attacked a village in northeast Nigeria, tying up men, women and children before slitting their throats and killing at least 15 in the troubled region’s latest attack.

The assault happened early on Friday morning in the village of Musari on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

The gunmen, suspected of being members of Boko Haram, shouted religious slogans and later ordered people to gather up into a group, said Mshelia Inusa, a primary school teacher in the village.

Chants of ‘God is great, God is great’ followed, he said.

Later, Mr Inusa and others saw corpses with their hands tied behind their backs and their throats cut.

Later Friday morning, an ambulance arrived at the State Specialists Hospital in Maiduguri, accompanied by a group of military vehicles, a security guard said. Agitated soldiers ordered people away, but the guard said he counted at least 15 bodies being brought into the facility’s morgue.

A military spokesman later issued a statement saying only five people had been killed in the village during the attack. However, military and police officials routinely downplay casualty figures because they are under increasing pressure from their superiors to minimise the perceived effects of the ongoing attacks by Boko Haram.

Boko Haram could not be immediately reached for comment.

More than 780 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in 2012.” Read more.

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