Egypt Sends Anti-Bush Statement To The President

On his recent visit to the Middle East President Bush worked in a three hour visit to Egypt which was not warmly welcomed by either its government nor its people. As thousands gathered at the Al-Azhar Mosque for Friday prayers, the main speaker’s sermon attacked Arab leaders for failing the people in the region. On Saturday, the banned Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement under the title, “No welcome for the murderers” which accused Bush of having “hands soaked in our blood” and insisting that “neither you nor your American assistants are welcome in our land.” Among the criticisms leveled against Bush was inciting the
Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, interfering in Lebanon and being “responsible for the destruction of Afghanistan and the occupation of Iraq.” On Monday, over 200 journalists shouted “down with America.” On Tuesday, many members of Egypt’s parliament protested the visit.

Many observers expected anti-Bush comments to be expressed by opposition forces to the regime of President Mubarak, but they were surprised that many pro-government newspapers ran stories that were extremely critical of Bush. For example, the weekly Al-Osbou, which has ties to the government ran several stories that sharply attacked American policy. It appears Mubarak allowed these articles to be published. The interesting question is why did the Egyptian government decide to take this anti-American slant at this point in time?

  • ahmad

    US is able to make Palestininans get their rights ,and Iraqis be saved but didn,t do any thing.Why you Americans are using US force to kill and help aggreeors like Israel not to make peace in the world?

  • ahmad

    aggressors not(aggreeors)

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    The solution lies in creating conditions for peace. I disagree with Israeli actions in Gaza. I also disagree with the refusal of Hamas to end the rocket attacks. It is a waste of time to argue which side is worse, our attention should be on solving the problem. Do you have any specific ideas on how to resolve the conflict?

  • ahmad

    To solve the problem, Palestinians must get their lands as mentioned in 1948 United States decision,to remove any Israeli existence from the West Bank,to let Palestinians make their Capital in the Old Jersualem .To let refugees return to their lands which their ancestors lived in.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I agree with Palestinians having an independent nation that includes the West Bank. I agree on East Jerusalem being its capital. But, there is also reality. Israel can not absorb such large numbers of Muslims without altering its basic Jewish majority. Just remember, the refugees have been treated as second class people by Arab governments for over half a century. My suggestion is having all West Bank housing turned over to Palestinian refugees. The others would receive monetary compensation. You can dig in your heels from now to the end of this century, but return of all refugees will not happen. In a “compromise” each side gets some of what it desire, but not everythig.

  • ahmad

    Israel did’nt make any good intention till now.It makes the situation worse by occupying more lands in the West Bank.This point will makes the Palestinian President Abbas to stop the negotiains.Israel is not serious to make peace .

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    In 2001, the Clinton compromise was accepted by Israel wile Arafat turned it down. Arafat was a disaster for the Palestinian people. He was no Nelson Mandela. Mandela understood, you don’t initially get everything you seek.

  • ahmad

    We are now in2008,Arafat is not here.Abbas is here but Israel is making any thing to make him pessimistic.He became desperate when he found Israel insisting on occupying more lands in the West Bank.How peace exists while Israel is doing so?

  • ahmad

    BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday that Israel should freeze the building of settlements if it wanted to achieve peace with the Palestinians.

    In the text of a speech delivered at a Bertelsmann Foundation event, Steinmeier listed three key points for dialogue and peace in the region — better economic conditions for the Palestinians, better security and a freeze on settlements.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSL17180798

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I agree on freeze on West Bank settlements, but I also believe they should be evacuated as part of a settlement with the Palestinians. Supporters of a free Palestine must also recognize the mistakes continually being made by Hamas and other groups. No nation can allow rockets to drop on its territory. You are right, we are in 2008 and it is necessary for Hamas to recognize that fact and halt rocket attacks.

  • ahmad

    I see that Israel has more military forces ,may be cann’t be compared with Hamas forces.For this reason,morally Israel better stop attacking civilians and set free prisonars and removing blockades from the roads as a good intention for peace.

  • http://msnbc Noe Leffti

    Fred Stopsky???? Alfred E. Newmansky???? Dwark Varquahrsky???? Your self-comsuming hate for President Bush AND the United States places you as whore to terrorists. Why would anyone expect anything better from your subhuman stature? A special treat is waiting for the likes of you.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I have written a book on the horrors of the Holocaust and been involved in Holocaust education for over forty years. I volunteered to serve in the US Army during the Korean War and turned down a draft deferment. I find your comments insulting. I disagree with George Bush who I consider to be a war criminal. Tell me, what have you ever done for the United States other than insult people?

  • ahmad

    Sanakra to his mother days before his death: I want to sleep warm and long, Mom

    Rushed to the hospital to prevent his body in a refrigerator because he hated the cold more than fears of death

    Ramallah: struggle customer
    He chose to die and wants to completely standing while fighting. Even before his death, then, was making fun of offers power, to hand over its weapons, and to join the list of those who «do» released Israel. Ahmad Snal, which did not exceed the 22-year-old, says he wants to fight until the last day of his life and gained mentors. Perhaps the party is faced death, and won him time and time again, no longer feared, as it was «hated cold». Noma was waiting a long and quiet warm, Fmthelh did not know warmth and safety for many years. He spent most of the Mtarda nights in the open and biting cold, in the face of death at every moment. Not surprisingly, that the nation was forced to cut a section, a few days before the «martyrdom», to cover the grave in the cover of warm, it said «I want to sleep warm and long, Mom». According to what he said his brother Alaa, one of the most important One-Aqsa Brigades in Nablus, told «Middle East», the horrified bereaved mother to the hospital quickly broken heart, which was lying where his body was is eager, but not exposed to cold Ahmed after his death for criticizing him cold. She refused to put in the refrigerator never dead, on the basis of reputation. He said Alaa «not imagine himself inside the refrigerator, even a corpse». He continued after a moment of silence «He hated cold».
    Ahmed Snal, and the people of Nablus, whose entourage «Sencor», back to making fun of those who lie in wait everywhere by death, and every time the student to insanity. Even when his death the day before yesterday, thought he would not fight a long, but only one (the fingers of his right hand during a truncated clashes), but the murderer of long hours and his left foot. Decided again to win at Israeli soldiers in his own way. Not spared himself and did not surrender Vqatl even killed, just as he refused to give himself every time. He added Ala «did not originally want to live, you have called me by 3 minutes of martyrdom, around 5.15 am, and told me that the leg had been cut off, asked him to give himself up, he said that the soldiers near him». He went on to say «contact was lost, we have nothing, the lead body, which fills the lead back». Palestinians remember

  • ahmad

    Sanakra to his mother days before his death: I want to sleep warm and long, Mom

    Rushed to the hospital to prevent his body in a refrigerator because he hated the cold more than fears of death

    Ramallah: struggle customer
    He chose to die and wants to completely standing while fighting. Even before his death, then, was making fun of offers power, to hand over its weapons, and to join the list of those who «do» released Israel. Ahmad Snal, which did not exceed the 22-year-old, says he wants to fight until the last day of his life and gained mentors. Perhaps the party is faced death, and won him time and time again, no longer feared, as it was «hated cold». lead b