Muslim ERA watch: So, those moderate Muslim Brotherhood guys who are now running Egypt? They’re so, so moderate that Egypt’s state news anchorwoman now has to wear a hijab. You gotta love the explanation:
But new Islamist Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsud told a private satellite channel on Saturday he could see no reason why a woman in hijab could not present the national news.
“Finally the revolution has reached” Egyptian media, Nabil told the Muslim Brotherhood’s daily newspaper, Freedom and Justice.
You know who predicted this? Barry Rubin. You know who didn’t see this coming at all? Tom Friedman. Which one is the high-paid New York Times columnist? Yeah, the one who’s always wrong.
Facebook Revolution my ass.
I don’t buy this at all: Barack Obama may be a lousy president, but I do not believe that the U.S. would abandon Israel in this respect. I’m calling bullshit on this from the get-go.
The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.
In return, Washington reportedly expects Iran to steer clear of strategic American assets in the Persian Gulf, such as military bases and aircraft carriers.
That’s the move of a cowardly nation, like certain European nations who made deals with the Palestinians so they wouldn’t be attacked by terrorists. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Germany.) That is not what Americans do. Not even President Obama’s administration. Don’t believe it, because I don’t.