Can the NYT Call a Coup a Coup? By Peter Hart

6 July 2013 — FAIR Blog

“A Coup? Or Something Else?”  is the question a New York Times headline is posing today (7/5/13) about the U.S. government’s response to the military’s removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. It’s not just a question of semantics;  U.S. law seems to require suspending aid to Egypt in case of a coup. That’s why the government might not want to call it one.

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Egypt's Morsi: Biting the bullet By Eric Walberg

25 November 2012 Eric Walberg

At last Egyptian politics is moving. President Mohamed Morsi is slowly building on his summer ‘coup’, when he stared down Egypt’s generals and put his men in the top army and defence positions, following terrorist attacks in Sinai which the army, so old and bumbling, so involved in Egyptian internal politics, failed to prevent.

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Gaza Friends: IOF Attacks Gaza Again

15 November 2012


On November 14, 2012, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) unleashed another massacre in Gaza. In just one day, 15 Palestinians were killed, most of them women and children. Dozens were injured, homes destroyed and the hospitals in Gaza are overwhelmed with the wounded. Israel and its apologists say this is a war, but the people of Gaza have no military, no planes or tanks or helicopters or drones. They are largely a civilian population trapped in the largest outdoor prison in the world. They cannot run or hide or escape. They are, in fact, sitting targets for Israeli war games. Yesterday, we heard from one of the internationals, Adie Mormesh in Gaza. His message is below: Continue reading