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VIDEO — It Is Zionism Conquering Ukraine and Venezuela – Morris

108morris108
Feb 20, 2014

Creating shortages was the way that opposition to Morsi was created.
I wonder if Russia is being placated with Egyptian and Algerian lucrative contracts – not that i think that will work.


VIDEO — Egypt blasts: String of explosions rattle Cairo subway & police HQ

RT
Jan 24, 2014

Three blasts hit Cairo on Friday, targeting police HQ, a metro station and a police station. They apparent string of militant attacks claimed at least five people and injured scores of others.

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Linda Goodman & the Secret of the Hollywood Cross

Linda-Goodman.com
March 15, 2011

Linda Goodman & the Secret of the Hollywood Cross
What Does the Body of an Ancient Egyptian Deity Have to Do with Tinsel Town Magic?

BY PHILIP COPPENS

Some stories are weirder than anything Hollywood screenwriters could dream up. But then, facts are often stranger than fiction. How would you react if you were told that the phallus of the Egyptian god Osiris is possibly located un­derneath a buried pyramid in the very center of Hollywood—Los Angeles? Doesn’t this sound like something from a movie? Well, it isn’t.

The site where Osiris’ phallus is supposedly buried is known as the Hollywood Cross, which sits on a small hill next to Interstate 101, at Cahuenga. The site is notorious, as the cross can clearly be seen from the 101, especially at night, when it is illuminated and sometimes—depending on visibility—seems to be suspended in mid air.

So, how could a legendary Egyptian artifact ever end up beneath a very natural looking hill in lala-land? It seems absurd, even impossible, as the Ancient Egyptians, according to all historical accounts, never made it to America, let alone the “left coast.” But however illogical it seems, this was the firm conviction of one of the greatest astrologers of the twentieth century, Linda Goodman, who spent a small fortune in trying to prove her point.

Goodman was a New York Times bestselling author, whose books on astrology—including Sun Signs, published in 1968—sold millions. Though a well-known public figure, less known was that her life was defined by two major preoccupations: finding out the fate of her eldest daughter Sally, who had disappeared under mysterious circum­stances; and proving the presence of the phallus of Osiris in Hollywood.

The phallus’ purported location was underneath the Hollywood Cross, which may be found on Pilgrimage Drive, in Cahuenga. Cahuenga is the Spanish name for the Tongva village of Kawengna, meaning “place of the mountain”— etymological evidence that the mountain was important to the Native Americans who lived there.

Today, the hill overshadows the Ford amphitheater. But it was the hill’s purported interior that obsessed Good­man. From the early 1970s until her death on October 21, 1995, she believed that there was a subterranean structure underneath the hill, which contained the phallus of Osiris. From 1990s onward, she laid out a considerable sum to have many tests performed using the latest available technology—short of physical digging—to map the hill’s interi­or. Realizing that no one was going to believe her, or allow her to excavate without virtually concrete proof that something manmade was indeed underneath that hill, she, nevertheless, persisted for the rest of her life in the strange quest for her Holy Grail.

But those who knew Goodman during the 1990s and saw the scientific material she compiled—in futile efforts to rally support—confirm that the surveys unanimously supported her supposition that there was indeed something un­derneath that hill. Some speak of a buried pyramid, while others mention clear evidence of a manmade structure, or chamber. With each survey, Goodman became more convinced that one of the greatest mythical artifacts—thought to exist only in legend—was, in fact, buried beneath Hollywood.

How did a bestselling author become convinced that such a thing existed? Goodman tells the tale in her book Star Signs. It began on New Year’s Day 1970. While promoting her bestselling Sun Signs, she stayed in room 1217 (later renumbered 1221) of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, then, as now, one of Hollywood’s iconic landmarks. Unexpectedly, a stranger knocked on her door and identified himself as “Nahtan.” He was invited in. During the discussion which followed, he made a number of extraordinary claims; he could, he said, bilocate, walk through walls, and other things. He was, apparently, an initiate of some advanced order, who had lived for more than thirty years in a monastery in India. Anyone not present could be forgiven for concluding that Nahtan was a charlatan, but Good­man was not naïve. Whoever he was, he left a lasting impression on her. Indeed, it would be a life-changing experi­ence for her.

Nahtan also had a clear mission: He instructed Goodman that she should go to the mountains, where she would meet her twin soul. The “Twin Soul” concept is similar to that of “soul mates” but more specific. The definition of twin souls is a pair of souls made from the same soul, halved at the beginning of time, who reunite in the flesh dur­ing their time on Earth, to become whole again. It is this specific concept that appears time and again in many myths, including the legend of Isis and Osiris, themselves twin souls. In mythology the concept is often presented as “brother and sister, and lovers.” Indeed, their love story is arguably the greatest ever told. It certainly inspired genera­tions of ancient Egyptians. Goodman, who had worked extensively in applying astrology with this concept, subse­quently redoubled her efforts.

What Goodman left out of the published account (in Star Signs) were the details on how Nahtan had provided in­formation on Hollywood Hill, though the published account does include an oblique reference to it. After Nahtan left, Goodman writes how she sat in the suite of the hotel, “by the window that looked out on the small white cross, plant­ed on the far hill behind Grauman’s Chinese Theatre across Hollywood Boulevard.”

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VIDEO — Islamist protesters clash with cops, ‘Egypt slides back to Mubarak-style rule’

RT
Jan 4, 2014

At least 13 people have been killed across Egypt in a wave of protests, which saw demonstrators clashing with police forces. Over 50 other people were injured in the violence. Cairo, Alexandria, and Fayoum and Ismailia have all seen deadly scuffles as the Muslim Brotherhood-led National Coalition to Support Legitimacy organized protests on Friday. The protests were part of the Brotherhood’s boycott of the upcoming constitutional referendum. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/rlrvz2

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VIDEO — Muslim Brotherhood declared terrorists: ‘Expect more bloodshed in Egypt’

RT
Dec 26, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood has officially been named a terrorist group in Egypt – less than a year after its candidate Mohammed Morsi won the presidential election. Now, the group is outlawed by the country’s military-backed interim government, which ousted Morsi six months ago. Cairo-based journalist Shahira Amin says things will only get worse from here. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/ojdxeu

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VIDEO — Charged Atmosphere: Sparks fly at Morsi trial between supporters & journos

RT
November 4, 2013

The trial of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned until January next year – the former leader is in court on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in December last year. Hundreds of Islamist supporters have gathered outside the court in Cairo, amid a heavy police presence. RT’s Paula Slier is joined by our correspondent Bel Trew who was at the hearing. Read More: http://on.rt.com/5pxops

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VIDEO — Square One: Deadly clashes erupt across Cairo leaving dozens dead

RT
October 6, 2013

Turning to developments in Egypt this Sunday – fierce clashes have broken out between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and anti-Morsi protesters across the country, leaving at least 15 people dead. Pitched battles have broken out in several areas of Cairo, after people gathered for the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war – which was Egypt’s last conflict with Israel. Live to RT’s Bel Trew in Tahrir Square. Read More: http://on.rt.com/eau9it

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VIDEO — Attack On Syria Is All Hype – Morris

108morris108
August 25, 2013

It is a Hollywood hype style story.
For ships to be near a coast it only makes sense for transporting troops or equipment.


VIDEO — Egypt Full Circle: Mubarak release rubbishes 2 yrs of revolution

RT
August 23, 2013

Islamist supporters of the ousted Mohammed Morsi gathered for fresh rallies across Egypt after Friday prayers. Army and police have been deployed in Cairo in case violence breaks out. The protests come a day after the country’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak was freed from prison, and placed under house arrest in a military hospital. Mubarak is still due to stand trial for allegedly ordering the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution.

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VIDEO — Mubarak Released To Make Egypt A Failed State – Morris

108morris108
August 22, 2013

The message is; all the revolutionary spirit is futile. And also to provoke extreme violence/terrorism. Can the people unite and overthrow the military?
The current plan seems to be to make Egypt like Algeria has been.


VIDEO — Revolution Reversed: Egypt winds back clock as Mubarak released from prison

RT
August 22, 2013

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been airlifted by helicopter out of Cairo’s Tora Prison and flown to the army’s International Medical Center, where he will remain under guard. The 85-year-old still faces multiple criminal charges. RT’s Bel Trew explains how his release became possible. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/u3aan3

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VIDEO — Will Egypt Get Foreign Intervention? – Morris

108morris108
August 19, 2013

Mubarak has been cleared of one charge, and although there is another charge, there are moves to have him freed. Also reports that foreign military assistance could be requested.


VIDEO — Crisis Actors in Egypt and Syria

YouTube — Dahboo Seven
August 16, 2013

SPREAD THIS INFO FAR AND WIDE BEFORE THEY SCRUB IT OR REMOVE IT !!
THIS IS THE BEST PROOF YOU CAN HAVE THAT THE WORLD IS A STAGE , AND THE ILLUMINATI MEDIA ARE SELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND OTHERS, LIES !!!.

[Potent News editor's note: Obviously, the unrest in Egypt and Syria is generally real (or at least free of crisis actors - and in the case of Syria the false-narrative of a brutal dictator massacring his own people for nothing is now cartoonish and there have been destabilization campaigns on many levels to victimize the Syrian state).   I have family in these regions and their suffering is undeniable.  That said, crisis actors seem to be used sometimes to fuel the fire.]


VIDEO — Egypt Massacre: Live ammunition, snipers used to disperse protests

RT
August 16, 2013

Military’s been using live ammunition since this latest bout of unrest kicked off in Egypt on Wednesday. More shocking footage of civilians being fired on has emerged online. RT’s Ruptly video agency has obtained footage showing masked men armed with automatic weapons firing back at police in Cairo. RT’s Paula Slier talks to relatives of those who died during the violence.

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VIDEO — Religious Rage: Will Egypt’s Muslims & Copts live in peace? (RT Documentary) (Pre-recorded)

RT
August 4, 2013

Their churches are set on fire. They are killed on the streets. Their women are kidnapped and converted to Islam by force. The Coptic Christians of Egypt are the largest Christian community in the Middle East. RT explores the dramatic changes that the fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime brought about.

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VIDEO — Angry Cairo back to streets: Violence & deadly clashes continue

RT
July 27, 2013

At least 80 people have been killed in overnight clashes in Cairo, according to the Muslim Brotherhood. Most of the casualties are apparently supporters of the outsted President Morsi, with some reports suggesting they were deliberately targeted by gunmen. Local media also claims that more than a thousand people were injured during what’s believed to be the largest protests Egypt has seen in two and a half years. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/jkegpx

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VIDEO — Egypt army launches counter-extremist operation in Sinai

RT
July 27, 2013

The Egyptian army has started a large-scale anti-terrorist operation in the Sinai peninsula bordering Israel. Heavy weapons are being deployed to the area, where extremist attacks on the military have been increasingly frequent. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/wfjzkw

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VIDEO — Escobar: Egypt can’t feed itself, will explode again soon

RT
July 12, 2013

US lawmakers are set to hold a vote soon which could put the one point $3 billion military aid package that Washington sends to Cairo at risk If events in Egypt are officially labelled a coup the support would have to stop. But a republican representative is trying use wordplay to make it more flexible.

Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar says Egypt will be severely concerned about losing any financial help.

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VIDEO — Egypt Salafists Replacing Muslim Brotherhood – Mahdi Nazemroaya

108morris108
July 11, 2013

Saudia Arabia (with Kuwait) has replaced Qatar and Turkey as Egypt’s main financial backers.
Telephone call only


VIDEO — CrossTalk: Egypt Barracks

RT
July 10, 2013

Where is Egypt going post-coup? Will the Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to play a role in political life? And, has the concept of democracy been diminished within the Arab-Muslim world? CrossTalking with Zayd Alisa, Geoffrey Ingersoll and Cynthia Schneider.

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VIDEO — Morsi Supporters take to streets in Yemen

PressTV
July 8, 2013

The military coup against Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sparked a wave of anger in Yemen. Thousands of Morsi-supporters have rallied in the streets of the Yemeni capital Sana’a to show their support to the ousted president of Egypt. Protesters condemned Morsi’s ouster from power and called for his immediate reinstatement. Yemeni female protesters also joined the pro-Morsi demonstration. This protester believes that Saudi Arabia assisted the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi with hopes of securing its regime.

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VIDEO — Egypt tensions

PressTV
July 7, 2013

A coup or not a coup, this is the question many are asking about what has taken place in Egypt. As the democratically-elected government of President Mohammed Morsi has been overturn by the military and replace by interim President Adly Mansour, it looks, smells and appears to have been a coup d’etat. Morsi’s opponents have had serious complaints against him. They charge that he failed to realize the goals of the revolution.

What is next now in Egypt as protests continue to take place throughout the country of pro and anti? This after a violent day that saw at least 36 people killed.


VIDEO — Dozens dead as Egyptian Islamists rally in support of Morsi

RT
July 8, 2013

Police reportedly are using live bullets and tear gas against supporters of the ousted President Morsi. There are also unconfirmed reports that dozens of people have been killed. RT’s Paula Slier reports from Cairo. READ MORE http://on.rt.com/uwvvvq

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MUST READ — Was Washington Behind Egypt’s Coup d’Etat?

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
July 4, 2013

The protest movement is directed against the US and its proxy Muslim Brotherhood regime.

The Muslim Brotherhood had been spearheaded into the government with the support of Washington as a “replacement” rather than an “alternative” to Hosni Mubarak, who had faithfully obeyed the orders of the Washington Consensus from the outset of his presidency.

“Demonstrators carried hand-made posters denouncing Obama and his pro-Muslim Brotherhood Cairo Ambassador, Anne Patterson.” (See F. William Engdahl, Global Research, July 4, 2013).

While the Armed Forces have cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood,  the Coup d’Etat is ultimately intended to manipulate the protest movement and prevent the accession of a “real people’s government”.  The overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian Armed forces was not carried out against US interests, it was instigated to ensure “continuity” on behalf of Washington.

The Muslim Brotherhood and the CIA

Western intelligence agencies have a longstanding history of collaboration with the Brotherhood.  Britain’s support of the Brotherhood instrumented  through the British Secret Service dates back to the 1940s. Starting in the 1950s, according to former intelligence official William Baer, “The CIA [funneled] support to the Muslim Brotherhood because of “the Brotherhood’s commendable capability to overthrow Nasser.”1954-1970: CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood Ally to Oppose Egyptian President Nasser,

These covert  links to the CIA were maintained throughout the government of Hosni Mubarak.

From the outset of the “Arab Spring”,  the Obama administration’s objective was to undermine secular governments in the Middle East and North Africa and install a model “Islamic State”, which would serve US geopolitical and corporate interests

“Strong Economic Medicine”

The protest movement against Mubarak in early 2011 was in response to the devastating impacts of  IMF reforms. Initiated at the height of the Gulf War in early 1991,  these reforms –which span over a period of more than 20 years– have served to impoverish the Egyptian people, while also “opening up” the Egyptian economy to the influx of  “foreign investors”.

The Nile Valley which was Egypt’s breadbasket for more than 3000 years was destroyed in favor of food imports from the US and the European Union.

The resulting deregulation of food prices, sweeping privatization, austerity measures had led to poverty and mass unemployment. In turn, social programs collapsed, Egypt’s economy and financial system were destabilized.

Continuity pertaining to neoliberal economic reform is central to US sponsored regime change.  Morsi’s accession to the presidency was conditional upon his acceptance of IMF “economic medicine”.

In August 2012, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde stated candidly that “The IMF will accompany Egypt as it undertakes this challenging journey… It’s an Egyptian journey and the IMF is a partner in that journey.”

“We are impressed by the strategy that President Morsi and Prime Minister Kandil have proposed during our meetings today,” Lagarde said at a press conference attended jointly by Kandil. (IMF , August 22, 2012)

A new IMF package of (deadly) macro-economic reforms was launched with a view to “managing Egypt’s political and economic transition” (Ibid). The resulting IMF sponsored “transition” imposed by Egypt’s external creditors has served to exacerbate rather than alleviate the economic and social crisis.

Social conditions have deteriorated dramatically since the demise of Hosni Mubarak. The mass protest movement against President Morsi was in large part motivated by the fact that the Mubarak era macro-economic reforms imposed by Washington and Wall Street continued to prevail,  leading to a further process of impoverishment.

The Role of the Armed Forces: “Green Light” from the Pentagon?

The media has portrayed the Egyptian armed forces as broadly “supportive” of  the protest movement, without addressing the close relationship between the leaders behind the military coup and their US counterparts.

The fact that segments of the mass movement called for the armed forces to play a “supportive role”, is an obvious ploy:

This is the message that the armed forces received from all over urban Egypt, its cities, and its villages; it (the military) recognized the invitation, understood its intentions, appreciated its necessity and got closer to the national scene hoping, willing and abiding by all limits of duty, responsibility and honesty.

Known and documented, the mass movement has been infiltrated.  Sectors of the opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood government are supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Freedom House. The Kifaya civil society movement, is supported by the US based International Center for Non-Violent Conflict.

The role of the armed forces is not to protect a grassroots movement. Quite the opposite: the objective is to manipulate the uprising and quell dissent on behalf of Washington.

The objective  of the military takeover is to ensure that the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood government does not result in a political transition which undermines US control over the Egyptian State and military.

Let us be under no illusions.  While there are important divisions within the military, Egypt’s top brass ultimately take their orders from the Pentagon.

Defense Minister General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi (left), who instigated the Coup d’Etat directed against President Morsi is a graduate of the US War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania .

General Al Sisi was in permanent liaison by telephone with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  (right together with Al Sisi) from the very outset of the protest movement. Press reports confirm that he consulted him several times in the days leading up to the Coup d’Etat.  It is highly unlikely that General Al Sisi would have acted without a ‘green light” from the Pentagon.

Hagel phoned al-Sisi last Thursday [June 30th] as the huge demonstrations calling for Morsi’s ouster took on an increasingly anti-U.S. tone, and spoke with him again on Tuesday [July 2] after al-Sisi delivered an ultimatum warning that the military would act if Morsi failed to make concessions. Military.com,

In turn General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in permanent contact with his counterpart General Sedki Sobhi,  chief of staff of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF):

Pentagon officials declined to give specifics on the conversations between Hagel and al-Sisi, but chief Pentagon spokesman George Little said that “US officials at all levels [of the military] have made it clear that we support the democratic process in Egypt and that we hope that this period of tension can be resolved in a peaceful manner and that violence can be avoided. … (Military.com, op cit, emphasis added)

According to Military.com,  Hagel and Dempsey “were walking a fine line” … “expressing concern while attempting to avoid the impression that the U.S. was manipulating events behind the scenes.”

Egypt is the largest recipient of US military aid after Israel.

The Egyptian military is controlled by the Pentagon.

In the words of General Anthony Zinni, former Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM):

“Egypt is the most important country in my area of responsibility because of the access it gives me to the region.”(emphasis added)


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