Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

Two lawmakers who serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday that the United States should reconsider its aid to Egypt in the wake of bloody clashes between that country’s interim government and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi…

“With the recent violent crackdown I do not see how we can continue aid,” said [Sen. Kelly] Ayotte, who opposed a legislative measure in July to suspend the aid package to Egypt’s military. “I believe it must be suspended because unfortunately I think that the military’s gotten the impression – particularly with the president not asking for aid to be suspended when he spoke this week – that whatever they do we will continue our aid.”…

“The acts of the last few days by the Egyptian military are completely unconscionable and I do believe we have to change our aid,” said [Sen. Jack] Reed. “I think also we have to have included in the legislation a national security waiver because we have to give the president not only the responsibility to deal with the government of Egypt but also flexibility.”

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Democratic leaders have generally supported the president’s approach. But on Sunday Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said he would cut off aid to Egypt. Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress and is co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“I would cut off aid but engage in intense diplomacy in Egypt and in the region to try to say, look, we will restore aid when you stop the bloodshed in the street and set up a path towards democracy that you were on before,” Ellison said. “In my mind, there’s no way to say that this was not a coup. It is. We should say so. And then follow our own law, which says we cannot fund the coup leaders.”

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Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Emirati foreign minister, went to Washington last month and urged the Americans not to cut off aid. The emirates, along with Saudi Arabia, had swiftly supported the military takeover with a pledge of billions of dollars, undermining Western threats to cut off critical loans or aid.

The Israelis, whose military had close ties to General Sisi from his former post as head of military intelligence, were supporting the takeover as well. Western diplomats say that General Sisi and his circle appeared to be in heavy communication with Israeli colleagues, and the diplomats believed the Israelis were also undercutting the Western message by reassuring the Egyptians not to worry about American threats to cut off aid.

Israeli officials deny having reassured Egypt about the aid, but acknowledge having lobbied Washington to protect it…

“The million-dollar question now,” said one American military officer, “is where is the threshold of violence for cutting ties?”

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Untangling the aid relationship with Cairo would not be simple and could be costly for the United States as well as Egypt. A special financing arrangement Cairo uses could leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bill for billions of dollars in equipment Egypt already has ordered on credit, and companies like Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics that build military hardware for Egypt would be affected by aid restrictions.

Also on Sunday, several lawmakers made the point that the security of neighboring Israel and the Suez canal were compelling reasons in favor of continued aid. Since 1979, when Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel, it has been the second largest recipient, after Israel, of U.S. bilateral foreign aid, the Congressional Research Service says.

At issue, too, is the U.S. relationship with key Gulf Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, which have promised the military-backed government some $12 billion in financial support.

Saudi Arabia, which fears the spread of Muslim Brotherhood ideology to the Gulf monarchies, pledged $5 billion alone in aid to Egypt after the Islamist Mursi was ousted.

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Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on “This Week” that the U.S. should not suspend aid to Egypt despite the Egyptian military’s crackdown on protesters supporting deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

“Obviously, we cannot let what’s been happening just happen, but I think we have to be careful and not cut off our nose to spite our face,” Engel said on “This Week.”

Engel said while he is “very unhappy” with the military’s crackdown, he said the U.S. should continue to try to influence Egypt’s military leaders to “get them to pull back.”

“It’s very disconcerting that the generals in the military have not listened to us, but I think we need to keep it up. I think we need to talk to them. We need to try to influence them,” Engel said. “I don’t believe they want to blow up the relationship.”

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Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., said curtailing aid could reduce U.S. influence over Egypt’s interim government, which controls access to strategic resources, including the Suez Canal.

“We certainly shouldn’t cut off all aid,” said King, who chairs the House panel on counterterrorism and intelligence.

King said there are no good choices in Egypt. Ousted President Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was democratically elected. But, King said, the group has not demonstrated a commitment to democracy.

“The fact is there’s no good guys there,” King said. “But of the two, I think there is more opportunity to protect American interests if we work with the military and continue our relationship with the military.”

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It is hard to imagine that Obama will cut off aid to Egypt. The military coup in Pakistan during the Bush administration did not stop the transfer of American aid. This is not what the Egyptian army is concerned about as it is fighting for its survival. The aid allows the Americans to talk to the Egyptian generals, and Washington must keep in mind that Russia is waiting right around the corner, to fill any void that may be created.

This is why Obama is operating slowly. Following Morsi’s ouster, the Pentagon froze the transfer of four out of six F-16s it was supposed to supply to Egypt. Both sides can withstand this. Obama also announced the cancellation of a joint military drill in Sinai. Egypt can withstand this as well, mainly due to the fact that its soldiers are busy suppressing the riots in Egypt’s cities and fighting terrorists in Sinai.

America may soon declare that it is freezing the transfer of Apache helicopters in order to buy a little more time.

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[L]egitimate grievances duly noted, the Brotherhood is still not the Nazi party. It may be a foul religious right movement, but it did not abolish democracy or drive the opposition underground. And to rely on the military to remove it is naive in the extreme. The Egyptian army has suppressed dissent since 1952. To add robbery to murder, it has built a military-industrial complex that keeps Egyptians poor by preventing new businesses competing with the elite monopolies it controls…

However hard it is to say, European Union governments and the US have to live by their principles and call a coup a coup. Aid and normal diplomatic relations must depend on the release of political prisoners, the restoration of civil liberties and a return to democracy – even if that means a return of Morsi to power until the next election. Western liberals ought to stir themselves as well. I have written before of their failure to listen to liberals in the Arab world – or even acknowledge their existence. But the traffic should go both ways.

It is not disrespectful or condescending to tell them that the notion of a good society built on the back of a government dominated by the military is always improbable. In the case of the Egyptian military it is not improbable, just impossible.

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Many of the 20th century’s crises were touched off or worsened by these kinds of great-power/client-state dynamics — between Russia and Serbia in 1914; between Stalin and Kim Il Sung in 1950 and Khrushchev and Castro in 1962; and between the U.S. and various South Vietnamese governments across our long Indochina debacle.

The problem is still with us today. The brush-fire war between Russia and Georgia in 2008, for instance, probably wouldn’t have happened if America’s patronage hadn’t made our Georgian allies overestimate their ability to engage in brinkmanship with Vladimir Putin. (Happily, John McCain’s half-cocked declaration that “we are all Georgians” was the closest we came to starting World War III on Tbilisi’s behalf.) And the 2003 Iraq invasion was shaped, in part, by perverse patron-client dynamics as well: it was both a continuation of Gulf War I, which was fought on behalf of our gulf-state clients, and an attempt to effectively replace those (highly problematic) allies with what various Bush-administration optimists hoped would be a new and very grateful client in the heart of the Middle East…

Right now, the Obama administration is trapped by its client state the way that great-power patrons often are. Because our aid to Egypt is our most obvious leverage over its military, and because we can really only pull that lever once, Washington is afraid to follow through and do it.

But leverage can be lost through inaction as well. If we can’t cut the Egyptian military off amid this blood bath, we’re basically proving that we never, ever will.

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While McCain voted late last month to maintain aid to Egypt, the longtime senator has since had a change of heart and is now joining others, including Republican Sen. Rand Paul, in calling for the Obama administration to suspend aid…

“With Apache helicopters flying overhead (in Egypt), nothing is more symbolic of the United States of America siding with the generals,” he told CNN’s chief political correspondent Candy Crowley…

Asked Sunday if he still believes a suspension would indirectly damage the Jewish state, McCain said there would be a “risk.”

“But I also would point out that the Mubarak regime and this regime is stoking anti-Americanism to a large degree, and anti-Israel rhetoric is very high,” he said. “I believe that Israel can defend itself, although it may be of some cost to them, but look at the cost of American credibility.”

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Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

(Hand Raised High) OOO! OOO! Pick me! Pick me! I know! I know! ( waving frantically) :)

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Good afternoon nightlings. May I introduce miss Nakajima Miyuki, still looking hot at 61.

DarkCurrent on August 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM

61? Really? Wow.

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I know you. You’re curiosity will overcome you. RWM got it right in that respect… Catman! :)

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:36 AM

61? Really? Wow.

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

She was still 60 when that video was shot

DarkCurrent on August 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

It’s the wakame

DarkCurrent on August 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Hellbound On My Trail – Robert Johnson

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

williamg on August 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Too cool, williamg. :) Haaarp. lol!

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Which Republicans will blow it?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:39 AM

It’s a Jewish thing. Reformed.

. . . it’s new.

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Well…..L’chaim!

williamg on August 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

lolz..A 70′s version of Weird Al..:):)

Dire Straits on August 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I know you. You’re curiosity will overcome you. RWM got it right in that respect… Catman! :)

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:36 AM

you underestimate the protective power of cowardice.

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:39 AM

All of the RINO’s of course. The rest depends on how much the constituents make it obvious they mean to send their congressmen back to the private sector if they vote for amnesty of any description.

The shiny object of Obamacare has too many focused on that issue at the wrong moment.

Immigration needs focus now… Obamacare after and all the way to 2014 elections.

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I wonder if OC shot any critters tonight.

SparkPlug on August 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

…prolly busy eating ‘em…and downing them with suds…

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Some Japanese punk rock girls:

“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”

“Spring Pants Has Come”

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I can see you now… walking right up to it… and then turning back… walking back up… going to the kitchen for a sandwich… walking back up to it… drumming fingertips on the desk…going to bed… can’t sleep… getting up… walking up again… opening that email. :)

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM

DarkCurrent on August 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Wow..Thumbs up!!..:)

Dire Straits on August 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I don’t know, I kind of like it in the quagmire. I’m more than a little nervous of how it will come out of conference. Of course, it will be interesting to see how the dictator handles it with his special powers.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Mississippi Delta Blues – Muddy Waters

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Egypt wasn’t always a Islamist hotbed. In 1933, Egyptians boycotted German products because of the Nazi Party’s treatment of Jews and Jews held openly anti-Nazi meetings in Egyptian cities.

In 1933, the Nazi Foreign Office reported that their propaganda efforts were failing so they decided that they had to change their focus. They said:

‘So we must therefore focus more on the points of conflicts of interest between Arabs and Jews exists like Palestine.’

They noticed that there were some conflicts of interest between Jews and Muslims in Palestine. There weren’t protests calling for the ‘Death to the Jews!’ There wasn’t widespread Islamic terrorism. But, there were definite tensions and the Nazis decided that they could exploit them for their own benefit, but they needed someone on the ground to do it. So, they contacted the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, and he became a Nazi agent and in 1936, he begins to ‘disseminate National Socialist ideas in the Islamic world.’

Within 4 years, on 2 October 1937, the Nazi flag begins flying in Palestine and the people also adorn their homes and businesses with the swastika and portraits of Adolf Hitler.

Also in 1936 with support from the Muslim Brotherhood, Husseini begins attacking Muslims across the Arab World, who disagree with his version of Islam, his anti-Semitism, and his political agenda. Nearly 7,000 Arabs died in this conflict, which is 2.5 times the number of Jews killed. Around this time, the Nazis help the Muslim Brotherhood set up a printing plant and begin broadcasting its propaganda in Egypt. The Nazis provide funding to the Muslim Brotherhood and the latter begins distributing copies of Mein Kampf for free throughout the region.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 12:48 AM

lolz..A 70′s version of Weird Al..:):)

Dire Straits on August 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Mr. Jaws

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 12:48 AM

He sat on wicker once. Was a jerk all night. :)

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:30 AM

LOL!

KCB on August 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

The other day 中島みゆきさんの so I went to the store and bought some 曲はいつも心に so I could make a new 深く突き刺さり for B9.

SparkPlug on August 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I’m sleepy. Sweet dreams everyone. Hopefully I will be around tomorrow.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Good Night.

KCB on August 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Obama doesn’t really want Amnesty. He wants desperately for it to appear that he does.. but what he wants is the status quo. Every baby that illegal aliens have on US soil is a citizen and future voter…and with the status quo… he gets to not only keep all the ones currently here… he gets the border remaining porous and more coming every day. Meanwhile, there is a slave class, can’t speak the language well enough to advance and even if they could, they’re illegal aliens. Low skill, low wage jobs is largely the ceiling for them. When they are worn out and cant’ do that physically demanding labor anymore… with the status quo there will always be more younger illegal aliens to take their place.

He’d go for the DREAMers… but that’s it. After all… with a general amnesty the Democrats lose that cudgel to get that portion of the base to the polls.

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Goodnight, Cindy. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:53 AM

you underestimate the protective power of cowardice.

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Snort, snicker, giggles.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Nite Cindy

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Important question: do you girls from Mars ever sound like April Stevens here?

“Teach Me Tiger”/”Love Kitten”

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Obviously I missed that thread, sounds like far too much information.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Oh, honey! It’s been waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than one thread.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 12:57 AM

中島みゆきさんの曲はいつも心に深く突き刺さり

SparkPlug on August 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

:)

DarkCurrent on August 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 12:53 AM

I think he wants his name on Amnesty II, to say he’s Reagan II.

He doesn’t want obama’care’; he wants single payer. If he doesn’t get it done, Hillary will.

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Whoa. I just caught myself half-dreaming. I’m out. Night everyone.

Nice to see you stopping by, evil nemesis. I hope your war on everything good and decent is going well, though ultimately you’ll be destroyed, never to rise again, of course. I don’t insult your intelligence by naming you.

Night graceful Jackie. :)

. . . night, beloved Sophie. I bet you smell like a girl.

God, I’ll be really good, if you could just –
Go to bed dude.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Yes, but —
Bookmarked for tomorrow.

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 1:01 AM

I plowed through this entire thread, and I’m disappointed we left the always-timely topic of ice cream.

Tried Hudsonville Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream yesterday.

Pure ambrosia.

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Could be.. he Machiavellian enough. In his case, of course, it is others who are doing the thinking and planning… but he is willingly complicit in their schemes.

He’ll settle for the DREAMer’s and call it Amnesty II.

I agree that he wants single payer.. he would still like to call it Obamacare.

We’ll have to see how it shakes out. I think he’ll take what he can get… like any carpetbagger.

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 12:48 AM

rofl..Hilarious..:)

Dire Straits on August 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 1:01 AM

I’d say goodnight… but you’ll be reading that email a little later. :)

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM

rofl..Hilarious..:)

Dire Straits on August 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I came across this when I did a search for Mr Jaws:

Jaws – Deleted Scene

Spielberg used to be good!

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM

In 1936, the Muslim Brotherhood only had 800 members, but after the Nazis began backing them, their membership exploded to 200,000 by 1939.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

He’s a global and domestic charlatan, a spectator of his own presidency.

On the QotD topic, on the NSA, on all the scandals and his entire existence, heh. I used to not like our times but now I’m just schadenfreudig. Fools deserve no more. I hope he destroys all who cheered for him.

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 1:08 AM

I plowed through this entire thread, and I’m disappointed we left the always-timely topic of ice cream.

Tried Hudsonville Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream yesterday.

Pure ambrosia.

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I myself will be having some Tin Roof Sundae within a few hours! :)

Jefferson Airplane – “Ice Cream Phoenix”

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I came across this when I did a search for Mr Jaws:

Jaws – Deleted Scene

Spielberg used to be good!

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM

And, the MoFoBros replied:

‘We’ll see you your Jaws and raise you with our Jews – The Real Sharks of the World!

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Axe on August 19, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Niters and I do smell like a GUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLL!

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Ok. Looked it up. I bet that is good. As in gooooood.

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Nite Jackie

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

‘But the world of today is the world they wanted; life is the object of their hatred. Leave them to the death they worship.’

- Ayn Rand

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Did anyone else find Nick Cohen’s equating of the Muslim Brotherhood with the religious right to be particularly despicable and offensive?

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Ok. Looked it up. I bet that is good. As in gooooood.

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

It is yummy! Too bad Kemps puts less peanuts in it now, though, and I don’t have any around to add! :(

“I know what she want, just a lick of your ice cream cone…”

Mott The Hoople – “Jerkin’ Crocus”

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Spielberg used to be good!

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Agreed..:)

Dire Straits on August 19, 2013 at 1:22 AM

What an irony that Saudi Arabia and Russia are now against the totalitarian Muslim Nazihood and America’s ‘leaders’ are all for it.

VorDaj on August 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Another quotable passage from HA

Incredibly well said!

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 1:25 AM

And, the MoFoBros replied:

‘We’ll see you your Jaws and raise you with our Jews – The Real Sharks of the World!

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

They are so demented by anger & jealousy…

Bill Graham was big on them, until he heard this song, which he unfortunately was too dumb to realize was anti-anti-Semitic!

The Nuns – “Decadent Jew”

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Ice Cream Blues

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: to support cutting off our aid to Egypt is to support the Church burning / Christian killing Muslim Brotherhood.

I’m disappointed in Rand Paul, although Rand’s behavior like McCain’s perhaps should be expected. But in particular I’m disappointed in Palin calling for cutting aid off.

Palin (et al) says cut the aid off until the violence stops. But remember what Jimmy Carter said to the Shaw of Iran in the late ’70s. “End your crackdown on Muslim extremists, reduce the violence, and release prisoners.” Really. The horrid result we know. The Muslim Brotherhood is going to fight like the dickens, and it’s going to require violence to suppress them. Or else… the Muslim Brotherhood will suppress everything else, and install a Islamic dictatorship. Please note that the only thing that was keeping Morsi from creating a Taliban state was the very fact the military remained a real force in the background.

And another need. Violence is needed now to counter the fanatical M Brotherhood. Otherwise there will be a lot more violence in a protracted bloody civil war. Come on conservatives, wake up and smell the Muslim Brotherhood.

anotherJoe on August 19, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Regarding Palin’s surprising call to cut off aid to Egypt, a comment by Rooster Redux at Free Republic was:

The Egyptian military is killing the Muslim Brotherhood (who want to kill the infidels…i.e. us).
Shouldn’t we be pleased?

And a reply to that by The Cajun:
Yup, have to agree.
From the way it’s stated, Sarah doesn’t have a good handle on this.
Egyptian military taking out the Muslim Brotherhood, go Egyptian military. Sometimes their ain’t no pretty options and you go with the best ya got.

anotherJoe on August 19, 2013 at 1:37 AM

For alt:

Spirit – “Jewish”

Hine ma tov u’Mah-Nayim
Shevet akh-im gam ya-chad
Shalom

u’Mah-Nayim hine ma tov
Shevet akh-im gam ya-chad
Shalom

Hine ma tov u’Mah-Nayim
Shevet akh-im gam ya-chad
Shalom

Anti-Control on August 19, 2013 at 1:49 AM

‘Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: The Jews are yours.’

- Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Husseini in his post-World War II memoirs

‘The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan… He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures.’

- Dieter Wisliceny, deputy to Adolf Eichmann, in his Nuremberg Trials testimony

Antun Saadeh was called ‘The Fuhrer of the Syrian Nation.’ The Syrian Social Nationalist Party became the Ba’ath Party. One of the founders of the Syrian Ba’ath Party often boasted that he and his colleagues had distributed copies of Mein Kampf they had translated and greatly admired the Nazis. Keep in mind, that this Party still governs Syria today.

‘We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books . . . . We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab inclination toward Nazism.’

- Sami al-Joundi, one of the founders of Syria’s ruling Ba’ath Party.

In 1940, al-Husseini went to Iraq and put a coup together to overthrow the government. The coup failed, but one of the leaders was Khairallah Talfah. He and others formed the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party – Iraq Region. Talfah, who would later become Governor of Baghdad, became the guardian and later father-in-law of his nephew, Saddam Hussein.

In 1959, after he failed to assassinate the Iraqi leader, Abdel Karim Qassim, Saddam Hussein fled to Egypt and into the refuge of his Mufti-following brother-in-arms one Gamal Abdel Nasser. At this particular time, Nasser, along with the Grand Mufti himself, who had escaped from a French prison after his conviction at Nuremberg, was living in Cairo and directing the Odessa Network, which helped smuggle, transport and resettle thousands of Nazi criminals out of Europe and to Egypt, elsewhere in the Middle East, and South America. Some of the beneficiaries that landed in Cairo were Aribert Ferdinand Heim, ‘The Butcher of Mauthausen,’ Johann Von Leers, who was close to Goebbels became the head of the ‘Anti-Zionist Propaganda Service’ at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Louis Heiden, Walther Bollmann and Wilhelm Bocker. All are said to have converted to Islam.

In Egypt, Hajj Amin al-Husseini puts together a pro-Nazi group called ‘Young Egypt,’ which collaborated with both Nazi Intel and the Muslim Brotherhood. This group was formed primarily to acted as saboteurs and intelligence gatherers against the British. Both Nasser, who came to power with the help of the Muslim Brotherhood but eventually had a falling out with them, and Anwar Sadat were veterans of Young Egypt although the latter eventually turned away and became more aligned with the West.

On 24 February 1945, the Prime Minister of Egypt, Ahmed Maher Pasha, was assassinated by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Watani Party, Mustafa Essawy, as he was reading the declaration of war against Germany.

In 1953, several news wires reported that Hitler was still alive. This report generated an enormous amount of excitement in the Muslim/Arab World, where Hitler was idolised (He still is. Mein Kampf is one of the bestsellers throughout, as is ‘The International Jew’). One popular, regime-controlled newspaper, Al Musawwar, requested prominent Egyptians to answer this question:

‘If you wanted to send Hitler a personal letter, what would your write to him?’

Of those that answered was one Colonel Anwar el-Sadat. He wrote:

‘My dear Hitler,

I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart. Even if you appear to have been defeated, in reality you are the victor.

You succeeded in creating dissensions between Churchill, the old man, and his allies, the sons of Satan [the Americans].

Germany will win because her existence is necessary to preserve the world balance. Germany will be reborn in spite of the Western and Eastern powers. There will be no peace unless German once again becomes what she was. The West, as well as the East, will pay for her rehabilitation – whether they like it or not. Both sides will invest a great deal of money and effort in Germany, in order to have her on their side….

We will not be surprised if you appear again in Germany or if a new Hitler rises in your wake.’

After World War II, Egypt, Iraq, and Syria became aligned with the Soviet Union so there goes the argument that National Socialism wasn’t really Socialism like that practised by the so-called ‘true believers’ in the USSR.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 2:27 AM

‘Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.’

- Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi

Qaradawi is the the most influential spiritual leader in the MoFoBros.

Resist We Much on August 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

good for cruz!

cruz shared his birth certificate to the dallas morning news, he has dual citizenship….so enough with trying to use the birther screech lefties….if dear leader just nipped it in the bud earlier what a difference it would have made….

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 6:26 AM

hows that arab spring working out for ya obama?

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! …and Trolls. “Never give a sucker an even break or wisen up a chump” – W.C. Fields “Terry McAuliffe and the Greentech Automotive Scandal…A Mississippian’s Perspective”
My take.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

good one KJ…terry does a good sargeant schultz impression

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 7:01 AM

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Yep. He learned it from the Clintons.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 7:02 AM

cruz shared his birth certificate to the dallas morning news, he has dual citizenship….so enough with trying to use the birther screech lefties….if dear leader just nipped it in the bud earlier what a difference it would have made….

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 6:26 AM

I don’t think you understand something. The rat-eared wonder wanted the birthers out there. It helped him play the victim- rabid white racists so upset that a black would be President that they won’t even admit that he was born an American. When you are a community agitator of limited intelligence and no executive skills, you learn to play the victim of racial attacks whenever anybody dares question your actions.

And of course the system relies on useless idiots like Libfree who parrot back the accusations of racial inequality as if they are true.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 7:02 AM

heh

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

*smacks forehead*
you’re right HN…

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Terry McAuliffe and the Greentech Automotive Scandal…A Mississippian’s Perspective”
My take.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

What scandal KJ? Terry’s a true blue Virginian even though he provided jobs China and MS! But his opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, is evil for accepting a turkey dinner or something.

Seriously, his op-ed in yesterday’s WaPo was one giant lie about just how ethical Greentech is. It was a combination of Hillary Clinton’s “At this point what difference does it make” and the rat-eared wonder’s phony scandals mantra. I’m thinking that the other shoe on Greentech is going to drop after Labor Day when VA voters begin to pay attention to the elections.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:10 AM

I hope they wake up. As I wrote, McAuliffe and GTA promised thousands of jobs and delivered 100.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM

I hope they wake up. As I wrote, McAuliffe and GTA promised thousands of jobs and delivered 100.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM

So they did better than Solyndra and that battery company in MI combined. ;0

I’ve got to say, the political advertising is pretty quiet right now (thank God!) The GOP gov’s association is running a tame one showing Terry McAuliffe proudly standing by a sign in China and bragging about how many jobs that GTA is going to produce and an empty field in Tunica MS.

The VA Dems are running an ad suggesting that Cuccinelli wants to revoke womens’ right to vote or something. Actually the women are the vile sort that get out there and talk about how the Republican want’s to take away their “choice.” Though they never use the A word (because that would turn off voters in SW Virginia), we all know what they mean. And the really funny thing about these ads is that I’m sure the women they feature haven’t had to “choose” in a very long time.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

What I did not mention in the article, was the fact that I was working in the DeSoto County Job Center at the time GTA was getting cracked up. We had thousands of applicants. The Manager there told me that something smelled about the whole thing. He was absolutely right. He’s since retired.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Something fishy in DeSoto County? I’m shocked! Really. Shocked at just how much corruption and shady activities go on in that one region of MS without folks doing much but shrugging their shoulders and accepting it as normal.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! …and Trolls. “Never give a sucker an even break or wisen up a chump” –
W.C. Fields “Terry McAuliffe and the Greentech Automotive Scandal…A Mississippian’s
Perspective”
My take.
kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Nice writeup of another democrat criminal enterprise. No surprise that a relative of the criminal Killary would be involved. If there is any rule of law and justice at work, this punk McAuliff will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Murphy9 on August 19, 2013 at 7:54 AM

If there is any rule of law and justice at work, this punk McAuliff will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Murphy9 on August 19, 2013 at 7:54 AM

There isn’t. He won’t.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 7:56 AM

What does Ted Cruz need to do to get elected? And what can we be doing to help him?

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

What does Ted Cruz need to do to get elected? And what can we be doing to help him?

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

My suggestion- Stop talking about 2016 and start thinking about 2014 and keeping the House and taking the Senate. All the public display of in-fighting does nothing to vet the candidates and provides plenty of ammo for the enemy.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Ok good idea!

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

“Terry McAuliffe and the Greentech Automotive Scandal…A Mississippian’s Perspective”
My take.

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

…I appreciate your research…and that it is usually on current events…that most of the media…doesn’t trumpet!

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM

What does Ted Cruz need to do to get elected? And what can we be doing to help him?

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

YOU can go FOAD!…then maybe he can win!

Ok good idea!

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Thankyaverymuch!

kingsjester on August 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

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