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Amal Al Ummah, Egypt

Egypt's Comments on Israeli Nukes a Betrayal of Muslims

 

"The recent statement by Foreign Minister Gheit on the [equivalence of the] nuclear capabilities of Israel and Iran was bazaar. ... Iran has taken full advantage of the void left in the region by the Egyptian regime. This is what persuaded the new American administration to re-position itself toward Iran. ... An Iranian nuclear weapon - if they acquired one - would be a deterrence of benefit to Arabs. What can one say in the face of such a deception of hearts and minds?"

 

By Ibrahim Mansour

 

Translated By James Jacobson

 

May 15, 2009

 

Egypt - Amal Al Ummah - Original Article (Arabic)

Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit: His recent comment that Egypt is equally concerned about the nuclear programs of Iran and Israel has rubbed some Arabs the wrong way.

 

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The recent statement by Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the nuclear capabilities of Israel and Iran was bazaar. He said, "the Egyptian perception of perils to our national security don't differentiate between the threat posed by Israel's nuclear capabilities and the potential threat of Iran's nuclear program." This is erroneous.

 

In his statement, Aboul Gheit, along with the government-run media chorus, persevered in mounting an attack on Iran and its policies. All of this comes after Iran has taken full advantage of the void left in the region by the Egyptian regime, which has explicitly conceded and minimized its own role - an invitation to Tehran to exploit the situation and extend its presence into all areas abandoned by Egypt. This is what persuaded the new American administration to re-position itself toward Iran and turn a new page in cooperation, with Tehran extending its influence into the most important priorities of U.S. policy, particularly Iraq.

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[Editor's Note: The name of this publication, Amal Al Ummah, means, The Hope of the Nation, and is the official newspaper of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Wikipedia, the Muslim Brotherhood is a "trans-national Sunni movement and the largest political opposition in many Arab states, particularly Egypt. It is the world's oldest and largest Islamic political group.]

 

The Arab world and particularly the president of Egypt [Hosni Mubarak] just stood by and watched events in Iraq unfold, whereas Iran refused to be a spectator. Tehran intervened and through a variety of means came to exercise a powerful influence in Iraq, becoming an authority and point of reference in any dialogue. It also developed its influence in other regions and though other powers, including Africa, traditionally an area Egyptian influence. And what is our answer to this?!

 

Under the present regime, Egypt has been absent. With its last breath [the regime of Hazni Mubarak] strives to remain in the seat of power and pass it on to its sons [reference to Gamal Mubarak]. In fact, it's no longer interested in any issues but this one. The system no longer has a role worth mentioning, beyond the release of press statements made on the part of the system itself or its employees - like those made by Foreign Minister Gheit. Editors at government-run newspapers simply copy down what ministers say and regurgitate it. They describe Iran as Persia [perceived as a slight by Egyptians], which doesn't in the slightest disturb the Iranians, who revel in being Persian and their ancient culture and even insist on calling the Arabian Gulf the Persian Gulf. But why doesn't our treasonous regime and its media comment on the government's failed regional policies?

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Foreign Minister Gheid's recent comments are nothing more than the outcome of the failure of those policies. For there is a big difference between Israeli nuclear weapons and Iran's nuclear program - which is still being formed. Because it's as clear as day that Arabs are targeted by the weapons of Israel - a country that has raped Arab land in order to establish the Zionist entity and which up to now has continued to practice its anti-Arab policies.

 

Even if officials from Israel's government visit Egypt and pay tribute to the president's wisdom, the fact is that an Iranian nuclear weapon - if they acquired one - would be a deterrence of benefit to Arabs. What can one say in the face of such a deception of hearts and minds? Even Allah makes mistakes!

 

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[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US May 19, 1:49am]

 

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