Egypt — the Calm or the Storm?

by Henry Precht When General Amr Ibn al-As captured Egypt for Islam in 640, he sent this message to his commander: I give you Egypt, its fields are ever green, its Nile is ever flowing and its people are the… Continue Reading  

Obama Cancels Joint Exercises with Egypt

by Jared Metzker and Jim Lobe via IPS News One day after the killing by the Egyptian army and security forces of hundreds of civilian protestors, U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday announced the cancellation of joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercises scheduled… Continue Reading  

U.S. Condemns Military Crackdown in Egypt but No Aid Cut-off

by Jim Lobe and Jared Metzker via IPS News The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has denounced in unusually harsh terms Wednesday’s bloody military crackdown against supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. But, despite a growing chorus of… Continue Reading  

US Comedy of Errors Continues in Egypt

by Mitchell Plitnick The comedy of errors that is US involvement in Egypt is reaching new heights. The Obama administration continues to be torn by conflicting preferences and concerns. This week its blunders reached new heights after it blessed the… Continue Reading  

What a Difference a Week Makes

by Daniel Luban Charles Krauthammer, July 1, denouncing the Obama administration for refusing to speak out against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: “Obama the bystander again. Here are the Egyptians in the millions, out on the street, trying to bring down… Continue Reading