Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on November 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

The office of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has said that the decree giving him sweeping new powers is temporary and not intended to concentrate power in his hands

“The presidency reiterates the temporary nature of those measures, which are not intended to concentrate power, but to avoid … attempts to undermine democratically elected bodies and preserve the impartiality of the judiciary,” the statement said.

Mr Mursi said he was committed to engaging all political forces to reach common ground on the constitution.

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The protests, both on the street and in the courtroom, do not appear large enough to dent the president’s momentum, says Mustapha Kamel Al Sayyid, a political science professor at the American University in Cairo.

“I think that the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is planning a big demonstration … on Tuesday suggests that they are not inclined to accept a compromise,” he says. “I think they are planning to send a message that they have more support in the country than the secularists, and they will not change their position.”…

Some of the young men joining in the rock-throwing against police complained bitterly that this police force was no different than the one that was notorious for brutality and abuse under Mr. Mubarak, and which continued those policies under military rule. “Morsi’s police is attacking us and shooting us just like Mubarak’s police did,” said Ahmed Ali, a 14-year-old protester who wore a scarf because of tear gas. “And now Morsi wants to be a dictator. We won’t allow a new dictator to take Mubarak’s place.”

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Precisely because he represents the Muslim Brotherhood, the vanguard of Arab Islam, and precisely because he was democratically elected, if Morsi threw his weight behind an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, it would be so much more valuable to Israel than the cold peace that Sadat delivered and Hosni Mubarak maintained. Sadat offered Israelis peace with the Egyptian state. Morsi could offer Israel peace with the Egyptian people and, through them, with the Muslim world beyond.

Ironically, though, all of this would depend on Morsi not becoming a dictator like Mubarak, but on him remaining a legitimately elected president, truly representing the Egyptian people. That is now in doubt given Morsi’s very troubling power grab last week and the violent response from the Egyptian street. President Obama has to be careful not to sell out Egyptian democracy for quiet between Israel and Egypt and Hamas. We tried that under Mubarak. It didn’t end well.

No doubt Morsi’s price for engaging with Israel would be the Arab Peace Initiative — full Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem, save for mutually agreed-upon land swaps, and some return of refugees, in return for full normalized relations. If Morsi advanced such a proposal in direct talks with Israelis, he could single-handedly revive the Israeli peace camp.

Do I expect that? No more than I expect to win the lottery.

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Whatever the administration is saying publicly about Egypt, it should privately be spelling out to Morsi that robust relations with the United States depend on more than simply not breaking Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. The administration has been poor at nuanced diplomacy (“smart diplomacy,” if you will) in which carrots and sticks are deployed to try to influence events where possible.

We should be very clear, however, that we stand with governments that move toward respect for individual rights, protection of minorities (whether ethnic or religious) and economic reform. Morsi may be an ally, but we cannot give the impression that we approve of or are indifferent to domestic repression. Understanding that we have limited abilities to determine events, we nevertheless should undertake what steps we can take with Egypt to try to deter repressive behavior and to encourage Morsi to fulfill his obligations (including limiting smuggling of arms to Egypt).

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After Morsi’s announcement, the US State Department merely observed that Morsi’s moves “raise concerns for many Egyptians and for the international community”, hardly a resounding US denunciation.

The ‘stability and peace’ trade-off that was reached between Clinton and Morsi in Cairo is clear; in return for Morsi persuading Hamas to agree to a ceasefire with Israel, the US would allow him to seize new ‘temporary’ political powers under the guise of ensuring ‘stability’, both in Egypt and in the region…

As will become clear, in the longer-term Clinton’s deal with Morsi has weakened Israel by linking its security to the Muslim Brotherhood’s political ambitions: if the US does not give a free hand to the Brotherhood in Egypt, the Egyptians will cease to rein in Hamas.

Clearly, this new dynamic works actively against Israel; the more Hamas threatens Israel, the more the US will have to concede to the Brotherhood in Cairo; a formula that only motivates the Brotherhood to allow Hamas’ military capabilities strengthen further, all while the Brotherhood uses its control of Egypt to advance towards its planned ‘last stage’, namely the eventual liquidation of Israel.

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Mubarak was our friend, but a bad guy. So he had to go, and Obama denounced him and helped force him out. Morsi is our enemy, and also is a bad guy. So Obama thinks he’s A-OK, and helped Morsi take power. That’s called “smart diplomacy.” You probably wouldn’t understand.

Other things are confusing, too. Did Obama know that Morsi was about to claim dictatorial powers when he made Morsi the “hero” of the Israel-Gaza cease fire? If so, did he mind? If Obama didn’t know–which seems more likely–does he now think that Morsi double-crossed him by capitalizing on his faux diplomatic mission to proclaim himself a dictator? Or is that one more thing that is A-OK with Obama? If Obama doesn’t like the fact that Morsi has cut “Arab Spring” democracy off at the knees, does he intend to do anything about it? Or, when bad things happen, is it “smart diplomacy” to do nothing and pretend you don’t mind?

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McCain said that “American taxpayers expect” the president to tell Morsi that “our dollars will be directly related to the progress towards democracy, which you promised the people of Egypt, when your party and you were elected president.”

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Man the Cairo Embassy needs to step away from Twitter.

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The office of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has said that the decree giving him sweeping new powers is temporary and not intended to concentrate power in his hands…

“The presidency reiterates the temporary nature of those measures, which are not intended to concentrate power, but to avoid … attempts to undermine democratically elected bodies and preserve the impartiality of the judiciary,” the statement said.

Mr Mursi said he was committed to engaging all political forces to reach common ground on the constitution.

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Hallelujah, I feel better already. We have his word on it.

If you can’t trust Mohammed Mursi, you can you trust?

listens2glenn on November 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The natural results of the dumbest policies by the most incompetent man ever to be President… Obama the Parasite Class President… A man who should not be elected for a dog catcher let alone the President of the most powerful nation in history… What is happening in Egypt now is what happened in Iran in 1979… An absolute and total disaster for us, the Middle East and our main ally Israel…

mnjg on November 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

5th?!

astonerii on November 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

President Mohammed Mursi has said that the decree giving him sweeping new powers is temporary and not intended to concentrate power in his hands

Uh yeah, sure it is. Muslims are soooo forthcoming when it comes to relinquishing power.

ted c on November 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

With friends like Mursi

Who needs enemies..

Electrongod on November 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Does McCain and his fluffer Linsee ever have something to do on the weekend other than be on television?

As for Morsi, anyone see similarities to the Shah’s overthrow? Nah, me either.

Every gd thing dems touch—-everything, turns to shit.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

that “American taxpayers expect” the president to tell Morsi that “our dollars will be directly related to the progress towards democracy, which you promised the people of Egypt, when your party and you were elected president.”

the only thing that the American taxpayers expect any longer is that a) we will continue to pay taxes b) those taxes will be given to a$holes like Morsi and c) nobody really gives a sh!t what we expect.

ted c on November 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

ey We believe that the Egyptian revolution was an incredibly positive step forward and we want to see its aspirations fulfilled

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 25, 2012

Which when translated means:

“Please don’t “Benghazi” us.”

viking01 on November 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/25/us-usa-benghazi-rice-idUSBRE8AK1JQ20121125

Don’t look know but one of the Whigs is going “wobbly”.

The Leader of the Pole Dancing Republicans himself.

Senator Nancy Graham must not be far behind.

McCain must have gotten an extra $20 in his thong from the media
this weekend on the Sunday shows.

Despicable D.C. politicians……we keep re-electing.

PappyD61 on November 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

“Morsi’s police is attacking us and shooting us just like Mubarak’s police did,” said Ahmed Ali, a 14-year-old protester who wore a scarf because of tear gas. “And now Morsi wants to be a dictator. We won’t allow a new dictator to take Mubarak’s place.”

The USA practices a peaceful path to tyranny.

I guess the Egyptians don’t have enough MursiPhones to distract them.

Electrongod on November 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Bill Kristol to begin gloating in 3 … 2 … 1 …

listens2glenn on November 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

mnjg on November 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

What is stunning is no matter what the issue, republicans refuse to engage with vigor. No, I take that back. Rolling over is a trick they know well.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I’m amazed this thread hasn’t been ignored! When Americans are shamed by their actions, or in this case, their lack of action/ Surrender, we usually just ignore it & act like we never saw it! Even more so, given that the Egyptians are acting like the Courageous Freedom Fighters and we are Surrendering to Totalitarianism like proud Frenchman! How unimpressive we’ve become. Almost not worthy of the name America, anymore. I grieve for my country & the death of American Pride in my fellow Americans!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The USA practices a peaceful path to tyranny.

I guess the Egyptians don’t have enough MursiPhones to distract them.

Electrongod on November 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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But that’s our fault, for not giving them enough foreign aid.

listens2glenn on November 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I haven’t done one constructive thing all day today. No guilt either :)

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

paratisi on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Excuse me sir, could you recommend me to a good blog?

massrighty on November 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I haven’t done one constructive thing all day today. No guilt either :)

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Did you get dressed? ;)

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Did you get dressed? ;)

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Yes so I guess that counts :)

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

never click the image to watch…

equanimous on November 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Obama’s Soviet Mistake
http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/19-11-2012/122849-obama_soviet_mistake-0/

Well, any normal individual understands that as true but liberalism is a psychosis . O’bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like “fast and furious” and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so.

How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.

President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents.

Let’s give American voters the benefit of the doubt and say it was all voter fraud and not ignorance or stupidity.

Russia lost its’ civil war with the Reds and millions suffered torture and death for almost 75 years under the tyranny of the United Soviet Socialist Republic. Russians survived with a new and stronger faith in God and ever growing Christian Church. The question is how long will the once “Land of the Free” remain the United Socialist States of America? Their suffering has only begun.

Galt2009 on November 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

So is it Morsi or Mursi? This isn’t going to be one of those Gadaffi things, is it?

Curtiss on November 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

What is stunning is no matter what the issue, republicans refuse to engage with vigor. No, I take that back. Rolling over is a trick they know well.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

May be they do not need too anymore… The whole rotten structure that the Parasite class President built on sand is coming down very fast and very hard…

mnjg on November 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Yes so I guess that counts :)

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Hope you had a very nice day. Something tells me we is going to be frequently po’d the next four plus years. Just call me mr. Sunshine.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Hope you had a very nice day. Something tells me we is going to be frequently po’d the next four plus years. Just call me mr. Sunshine.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I did – watched some football and just relaxed in my comfy chair.

I told my boss when he asked that I was most likely going to be angry for the next 4 years. I refuse to “get over it”.

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

mnjg on November 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

What is stunning is no matter what the issue, republicans refuse to engage with vigor. No, I take that back. Rolling over is a trick they know well.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

…the Dems and the MSM find…that when the Repubics start barking…you rub their bellies as they lay there with their paws in the air…and soon they slobber and pee on themselves…until the next issue…and then they repeat the process.

KOOLAID2 on November 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

…the Dems and the MSM find…that when the Repubics start barking…you rub their bellies as they lay there with their paws in the air…and soon they slobber and pee on themselves…until the next issue…and then they repeat the process.

KOOLAID2 on November 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Or if you yell racist or woman hater they hide under the bed.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Does Egypt have nukes?

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Does Egypt have nukes?

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Not yet, but It’s only a matter of time.

Curtiss on November 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Excuse me sir, could you recommend me to a good blog?

massrighty on November 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Does Egypt have nukes?

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

JPeterman:Interesting question!:)
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Nuclear Weapons Program

Egypt has not engaged in significant efforts to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Evidently Egypt has decided to concentrate on increasing conventional forces, and chemical and biological weapons, rather than developing nuclear weapons.

In 2007, President Hosni Mubarak announced plans to relaunch Egypt’s civilian nuclear power program with the construction of four nuclear power plants under IAEA supervision. On August 25, 2010, President Mubarak announced that the IAEA had approved the Al-Dabaa site along the Mediterranean Coast as an acceptable site for Egypt to build its first nuclear power plant. However, the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Mubarak’s subsequent removal from power have put these plans on hold.

Since the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, various claims have been made that with Mubarak out of power, a future Egyptian government could change the current stance against pursuing nuclear weapons. The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest Islamic organization and one of the few political parties that opposed the Mubarak regime has remained silent for many years on the issue of nuclear weapons. Most analysts believe that a new Egyptian government will not pursue nuclear weapons due to financial constraints as well as Egypt’s leading position in the movement for a nuclear-weapons free zone in the Middle East.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/egypt/nuke/index.html
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Nuclear Last updated: August, 2012

While suspected of harboring nuclear weapons ambitions at various points in history (and especially under President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1960s), the Egypt of 2012 is a member in good standing of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and is the leading proponent of establishing a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDFZ) in the Middle East. Many scholars and practitioners worry that Iran’s nuclear activities could provoke an Egyptian policy reversal, but currently Egypt seems to perceive the development of nuclear weapons as counter to its national interests.[1]
(More…)
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http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/egypt/nuclear/

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Pharaoh Ikhnaton the Second

mojo on November 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

MeanWhile,the Iron Dome Missile Interceptor in Israel,has a new
big brother…..”David’s Sling”!
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Israel successfully tests missile defense system; ‘David’s Sling’ is designed to stop mid-range missiles – @AP

4 hours ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor
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Israel successfully tests missile defense system
Nov. 25 3:15 PM EST
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/israel-successfully-tests-missile-defense-system
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Israel successfully tests David’s Sling rocket interceptor
Posted about 6 mins ago
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) — Israeli and American defense officials have successfully tested the David’s Sling weapon system which has the capability of intercepting missiles with ranges of up to 300 kilometers (186 miles), officials said on Sunday. It will add to the capabilities of the Iron Dome and Arrow.
(More….)

http://wireupdate.com/israel-successfully-tests-davids-sling-rocket-interceptor.html

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

paratisi on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

.
Excuse me sir, could you recommend me to a good blog?

massrighty on November 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM
.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

.
Why not? … Everyone else does it . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on November 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Other things are confusing, too. Did Obama know that Morsi was about to claim dictatorial powers when he made Morsi the “hero” of the Israel-Gaza cease fire? If so, did he mind?
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Ugh,not that F’n Cease-Fire crap,why yes,Egypt took the
lead,so Hopey,……take a bow!
(sarc)

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM

HMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………………….

“I think that the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is planning a big demonstration … on Tuesday suggests that they are not inclined to accept a compromise,” he says. “I think they are planning to send a message that they have more support in the country than the secularists, and they will not change their position.”…
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1 killed, 60 hurt in attack on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, Brotherhood website says – @Reuters

5 hours ago from http://www.trust.org by editor
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:06 GMT
Source: reuters // Reuters

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/one-killed-60-hurt-in-an-attack-on-egypts-brotherhood-office

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

They are out of range, therefore I am not interested at this time.

Let me know when the chittin’ & chattin’ can begin.

cozmo on November 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Is that “Hamas Green” that Hillary is wearing?..did she bring him a red “Reset” button?

Mimzey on November 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Let me know when the chittin’ & chattin’ can begin.

cozmo on November 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Received, this in the mail the other day mr. cozmo. Just have to love the beast.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Electrongod on November 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

.
But that’s our fault, for not giving them enough foreign aid.

listens2glenn on November 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

listens2glenn:Heres the US Aid Interactive Cash Lootery Map!:)
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Foreign Assistance By Country Office
Filter Information by Fiscal Year:

http://foreignassistance.gov/CountryIntro.aspx

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Received, this in the mail the other day mr. cozmo. Just have to love the beast.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Yes. A forbidden page. And for your next trick?

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Curtiss on November 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Thank you.

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

And thank you too, I can also count on you to answer with details.

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM

It’s all about the mosques.

Ben Hur on November 25, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Yes. A forbidden page. And for your next trick?

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Are you just funnin me or was there a problemo? It is a pic of an AN-2 colt airplane.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Are you just funnin me or was there a problemo? It is a pic of an AN-2 colt airplane.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Nope, link is bad — forbidden page error

AZfederalist on November 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Received, this in the mail the other day mr. cozmo. Just have to love the beast.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Whatever it is, its forbidden.

Tower Hobbies…Beast…a Pegasus maybe?

cozmo on November 25, 2012 at 9:15 PM

It is a pic of an AN-2 colt airplane.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

There is a nice one down the road from me in Lancaster.

Painted up as Aeroflot.

cozmo on November 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM

The Pharoah’s Curse

M2RB: The Bangles

Resist We Much on November 25, 2012 at 9:17 PM

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

And thank you too, I can also count on you to answer with details.

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM

JPeterman:Anytime:0

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Lance, AZFed, and cozmo. Was curious, opened up IE instead of my post on Firefox and IE shows as an error. Don’t know why that happened as I usually preview links to make certain they look/work ok.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Then fix it.

And turn off that TV.

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:21 PM

The term “temporary dictatorship” is the mother of all oxymorons.

TXUS on November 25, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Yes. A forbidden page. And for your next trick?

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Hang around, I got some I’ll try,

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Painted up as Aeroflot.

cozmo on November 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Hey, I’ve flown on Aeroflot. They’re the mechanical bull of airlines though perhaps safer than Air Chance.

viking01 on November 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Are you just funnin me or was there a problemo? It is a pic of an AN-2 colt airplane.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

arnold ziffel:Kinda looks like a DHC-3 Otter:)
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AN-2 Colt
AN-3 Colt
Y-5 Colt

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/row/an-2.htm

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Hang around, I got some I’ll try,

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:21 PM

arnold ziffel:This is a good video aviation site!:)
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http://www.flightlevel350.com/

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Are you just funnin me or was there a problemo? It is a pic of an AN-2 colt airplane.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I can see it just fine with “cool preview” that’s a firefox ad-on.

How old is that plane?

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Hmmmm…………..well,at the rate of resignations,
Morsi will be thee Government!!!!!

At least 3 senior advisers have resigned after Egyptian President Morsi granted himself greater authorities – @nytimes

7 mins ago from http://www.nytimes.com by editor
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/world/middleeast/morsis-judicial-decree-draws-high-level-dissent.html?ref=global-home&_r=0

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

How old is that plane?

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

The Chinese my still be building them.

Rugged, reliable, simple

cozmo on November 25, 2012 at 9:34 PM

***********PopCorn Re-Stock Alert ***********
(Kidding-sarc)

Hezbollah warns Israel of rocket barrage
Hassan Nasrallah says thousands of rockets will rain down on Israel if it attacks Lebanon.
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 01:34
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/201211261145446989.html

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:37 PM

The office of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has said that the decree giving him sweeping new powers is temporary and not intended to concentrate power in his hands…

“The presidency reiterates the temporary nature of those measures, which are not intended to concentrate power, but to avoid … attempts to undermine democratically elected bodies and preserve the impartiality of the judiciary,” the statement said.

Mr Mursi said he was committed to engaging all political forces to reach common ground on the constitution.

Can’t you just hear Obysmal cranking out the same line of bushwa with his golden rhetorical flourishes and delivery? Can’t you just hear our media sycophants clapping their seal-like flippers with resounding applause?

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2012 at 9:39 PM

The Gauntlet is set!

Gehad El-Haddad ‏@gelhaddad

@hahellyer @elgindy_ When Future of Egypt is in balance, we have no regrets, we are more than wiling to pay for it with our lives not votes

https://twitter.com/Ikhwanweb
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Gehad El-Haddad
@gelhaddad

Senior Adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood & The Freedom & Justice Party | Steering Committee Member of the Renaissance Project | Co-founder @QabilaTv, @Egmation

Cairo, Egypt · http://linkedin.com/in/gelhaddad

https://twitter.com/gelhaddad

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Yes. A forbidden page. And for your next trick?

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Hang around, I got some I’ll try,

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:21 PM

FWIW, works fine DownUnder.

OldEnglish on November 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Re the Commentator link: The Muslim Brotherhood has had a revolving door of WH access and influence for some time. Clinton simply sweetened the deal with more US taxpaying dollars at the expense of the MB’s nefarious aims against Israel.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I can see it just fine with “cool preview” that’s a firefox ad-on.

How old is that plane?

JPeterman on November 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

They have been around since the fifties. The Eastern bloc used them and provided some to NVN. I don’t know if they were licensed to the Chinese as well.

It is just an awesome plane. Look up the it’s capabilities on wikipedia.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

That Obama Cairo Speech sure was a riot.

profitsbeard on November 25, 2012 at 9:53 PM

arnold ziffel:This is a good video aviation site!:)
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http://www.flightlevel350.com/

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

thank you sir. Quite nice, I like.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Don’t worry folks. The State Dept. is on top of this.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Quid pro quo.

Expiring 5… 4… 3…

petefrt on November 25, 2012 at 9:57 PM

A recollection of earlier ME events crossed my mind. When Bin Laden orchestrated his attacks on the US from his safe haven of Afghanistan, our local liberal/Lefty newspapers claimed that this was blowback from our providing weapons to the Afghan Muslims to rid their country of the Soviets.

How will we not suffer comparable blowback for ousting Qaddafi and Mubarek, two of Obysmal’s “crowning achievements”? Are we not recipients of that blowback now while we are at the same time throwing more and more money at the problem?

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2012 at 9:57 PM

FWIW, works fine DownUnder.

OldEnglish on November 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Heh. I just saw that Simpsons episode last week where Homer was gonna boot your prime minister.

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

That Obama Cairo Speech sure was a riot.

profitsbeard on November 25, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I’m trying to keep my game face on but am just stunned by the whole election fiasco esp here in CA. The amount of willfully and woefully uninformed puds in this country makes arnold none too happy. Apparently “I can’t deal with that” is America’s new motto.

At least here on HA we can be happy or miserable together.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

the only thing that the American taxpayers expect any longer is that a) we will continue to pay taxes b) those taxes will be given to a$holes like Morsi and c) nobody really gives a sh!t what we expect.

ted c on November 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

That about sums it up, ted c. We should all be “thankful” that McCain is so “concerned.”

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

thank you sir. Quite nice, I like.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:53 PM

arnold ziffel:-:)

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Pyramids are silly.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Curtiss @ 8:24 PM: Don’t worry about whether his name is Morsi or Mursi. The name of the game is “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrFWp4DUho

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2012 at 10:08 PM

OldEnglish on November 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Heh. I just saw that Simpsons episode last week where Homer was gonna boot your prime minister.

Lanceman on November 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Lanceman:

That was a funny episode:)

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM

OT, kind of – it’s all the same topic, charlatanic Obama – yes, I know the source…read every word. It’s sad and true.

Well, any normal individual understands that as true but liberalism is a psychosis . O’bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like “fast and furious” and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM

profitsbeard on November 25, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I’m trying to keep my game face on but am just stunned by the whole election fiasco esp here in CA. The amount of willfully and woefully uninformed puds in this country makes arnold none too happy. Apparently “I can’t deal with that” is America’s new motto.

At least here on HA we can be happy or miserable together.

arnold ziffel on November 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Nixon won in a landslide and was ejected within two years.

That’s my manta for Obama.

Two years… and the corruption boils to his ejection.

It beats contemplating the abysmal state of the mindset of 51% of this country.

Illusionists cheering an empty chair.

profitsbeard on November 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on November 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Morsi and his Egypt is Obama’s baby.

Morsi held out until Obama won, again.

World you are so stupid.

USA, you are the once freest, and now supidest land on Earth.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM

stupidest land

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM

manta = mantra.

(Mantra ray? Obama is a slimy devil?)

profitsbeard on November 25, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Tuesday they will exhume Arafat.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Have Obama/Hillary/S.Rice/the UN denounced Morsi’s power-grab? Heh

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM

The U.S. (Obama) has chosen stability over democracy in Egypt — and will get neither

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Hey! Let’s help overthrow Morsi now!

Why not?

Worked well the last time.

profitsbeard on November 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM

They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Schadenfreude:

Form your link,and yes,most here have followed Obama’s
train-wreck,for over four years,of Socialism,and after
this election,I have no idea,what it will take for the
(Country-USA),or the world to see the Light!:)
================================================


Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie.

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

If we swapped Eqypt, Obama for Morsi, how would anyone even be able to tell the difference? Both want absolute power and hate individual rights and the rule of law. There is not a dimes worth of difference between them.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Galt2009 on November 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Sorry…just now noticed that you’d posted already.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Have Obama/Hillary/S.Rice/the UN denounced Morsi’s power-grab? Heh

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM

They all all green with envy and are probably taking copious notes.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Morsi and Obama are brothers.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Just look at Egypt and see America’s future 4 years from now.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Morsi and Obama are brothers.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Like Mussolini and Hitler.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Morsi and Obama are brothers.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Like Mussolini and Hitler.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

More like the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Hitler.

tom daschle concerned on November 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Obamaphone lady: who’s Morsi? All low minority don’t know.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Johny Appleseed planted apple trees all over the place. Hussein Obamaseed plants shariah all over the place.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Le crap,thats From,not Form!

canopfor on November 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Just look at Egypt and see America’s future 4 years from now.

VorDaj on November 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

It’s amazing how very little time passes from the fall of one dictator to the riots of the next…in these ME countries.

We here are still trying to change the ring tone on our ObamaPhones..

Electrongod on November 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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