On the 43rd anniversary of Nasser’s Death:

Sisi and Abdulhakim Abdulnasser
Egypt Observes Abdul Nasser’s Death Anniversary
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Abdul NasserThe Egyptians Observed the forty-third death anniversary of President Jamal Abdul Nasser.

Nasser, who led the 23 July, 1952 revolution that toppled the British-backed monarchy in Egypt, passed away on 28 September, 1970.  His funeral, which was attended by millions of mourners, is still considered one of the biggest funerals in history.
“Many Egyptians and other Arabs mourn Nasser as a father figure, saying their dreams of building a just and progressive society died along with him,” says author Margaret Litivin in her book Hamlet’s Arab Journey: Shakespeare’s Prince and Nasser’s Ghost.
Ruling Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970, Nasser remains a symbol of dignity, anti-Zionism, anti- colonialism, pan-Arabism, and above all social justice for many.  He lingers in the consciousness of those who still dream of fulfilling the hopes of the late president.
In a different context, around 500 of the ousted president Mohammad Mursi supporters rallied at Dome Square in Cairo and distributed leaflets that denounce the “coup,” according to Russia Today.
The Egyptian security forces blocked all the roads that lead to al-Etahadeyya Palace after they learned that Mursi supporters were marching to it.
Another pro-Mursi rally set off from al-Rayan bil-Maadi, according to media reports.

 

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28-09-2013 – 18:16 Last updated 28-09-2013 – 18:16

قال الفريق أول عبد الفتاح السيسي، النائب الأول لرئيس مجلس الوزراء والقائد العام للقوات المسلحة وزير الدفاع والإنتاج الحربي، السبت، إن «ذكرى الزعيم جمال عبد الناصر ستظل نموذجًا يحتذى به للأجيال القادمة في الكفاح والتضحية من أجل تحقيق العدالة الاجتماعية، وتلبية طموحات وتطلعات الشعب المصرى العظيم».

وأشار «السيسي» خلال لقائه بأسرة عبد الناصر أثناء زيارته ضريحه لإحياء ذكرى رحيله الـ43، إلى اعتزاز الشعب المصري وقواتة المسلحة بما حققه الرئيس الراحل لمصر من إنجازات اقتصادية واجتماعية غير مسبوقة، وما قدمه من خدمات جليلة لدعم القضايا العربية والإقليمية، ومساندة الشعوب الأفريقية والآسيوية في نضالها من أجل الاستقلال والسلام والحرية، حسبما نشر المتحدث العسكري في صفحته على «فيس بوك».

ورافق «السيسي» في زيارته ضريح عبد الناصر عدد من كبار قادة القوات المسلحة، وسط أجواء احتفالية وشعبية حاشدة من الجماهير، التي حرصت على إحياء الذكرى الخالدة للزعيم الراحل، بحسب تعبير المتحدث العسكري، كما وضع إكليلًا من الزهور على ضريح عبد الناصر وقرأ الفاتحة على روحه.

One year ago:

On the 42nd anniversary of Nasser’s Death: 4 Nasserist Parties merge to stop selling out Egypt

 

Hundreds of Egyptians gathered at former President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s mausoleum on Friday to commemorate the 42 anniversary of his death and declare merge.

“The king is dead!,” as the French say, “long live the king!”
“Will this be the case in Egypt, where one monarch, the ousted Husni Mubarak, will be replaced by another general or military junta led by Field Marshall Mohammed Tantawi?”asked Eric Margolis after the fall of Mubarak and before the brothers od America highjacked the revolution.
“I met poor, sad King Farouk in Geneva in 1958. He spoke to me of his love for Egypt and even praised the leader of the coup that overthrew him, Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser.”
Col. Nasser and his fellow officers -that included a would-be actor, Anwar Sadat – were the first native Egyptians to rule Egypt since the days of Alexander the Great. The fiery, charismatic Nasser electrified Egypt (literally and figuratively) and turned it into a leader of the Third World…”
“President Nasser was adored by most Egyptians for his simple life, love of country, his craggy looks and powerful masculinity. My mother, a journalist and Mideast specialist, interviewed both Nasser and Sadat. Always sharp-tongued and direct, she told me Nasser was “a real man, with guts and a true heart.” She dismissed Sadat as a “clown.”
“I lived in Egypt in 1957 and remember ecstatic crowds chanting, “Ya Gamal! Ya Gamal.”
A year earlier, Nasser had nationalized the Suez Canal and withstood attacks by Israel, Britain and France.
To Egyptians, he was simply the “rais,” the boss.”
“As I watch Egypt’s slow-motion revolution, I wonder if somewhere among the 465,000-man armed forces is another young colonel who loves his people even more than he loves real estate.”
“Egypt’s younger officers must be thinking about the example of Gamal Abdel Nasser. Perhaps there is a young colonel or even major who may try to seize power and emulate the “rais.”
If Egyptians feel cheated by the change of power in Cairo, as many will, and violent demonstrations begin, what will happen if the junta orders a battalion commanded by a colonel to open fire on protestors?
The first young officer who refuses and orders his men to join the demonstrators will be Egypt’s new hero. Nasser’s ghost haunts Cairo.
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The USA put Egyptians in between two bitter choices, two slaves, Mursi or Shafiq, and they elected the first.
Ten months ago, commenting on Sectarian Hamayreh’s article:“We can’t take people’s support for granted.”, I wrote:

I Agree with Mr. Hamayreh,Islamists can’t can’t take people’s support for granted….but I would assure him, that Islamist betting on pleasing American Administration, the real enermy, shall lose people’s support.

I, also, Agree with Mr. Hamayreh “The Islamists in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world must not fall prey to the illusion that the West, especially the US, is undergoing a moral conversion and will soon come to terms with the will of the people.” but I would add that his hope that the US may come to terms is another illusion, a sixy years old illusion. Arab regimes, failing to realize who is the real enemy, lost 60 years betting on the next American President, or his next term.

Mubarak lost because his U.S.- armed, US-trained and US-financed Army was ordered to dump him. In Egypt, all Egyptians, not only The Islamists”, as Mr. Hamayreh claimed, have suffered so much and waited so long..”

Let us remember the military councel’s legitimacy comes from Tahrir,” thereforeas long as People remain steadfast and hold their ground in Tahrir, It not Over Till It’s Over.

Obama just changed the horse, just replaced the Moderate Arabs with Moderate Islamists.

The result of the Egyptian elections are “very disturbing” for the Israelis because Obama whosell-out Mubarak, may sell-out the military councel. But, Obama who celebrated the result of the Egyptian elections as a victory for “democracy.” made it clear to Istrael and its Lobby: “We don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security … and that will continue,”

Acccording to Mr. Hamayreh and his brothers, the “Islamist reality” should come to terms. “It is is not the moment to open a front against Israel,” “that might rock their boat at such a crucial juncture.” its the moment for constructive relations between an Islamist-dominated or Islamist-influenced regime in Cairo” and the USA

Coinciding with today’s anniversary, four Nasserist parties to officially declare they merge into one political party. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser, the son of the late president, read the party’s statement in front of his father’s grave.
Abulhakim Abd Al-Nasser
عبدالحكيم جمال عبدالناصر
The agreement to unite forces was signed earlier this month by the head of the Arab Democratic Nasserist Party, Sameh Ashour; head of the Karama Party, Mohamed Sami; head of the National Conciliation Party, Mahmoud Refaat; and head of the Popular Congress Nasserist Party, Salah al-Desouki.
The parties’ intention in signing the statement was not to form an alliance for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Suleiman told Al-Masry Al-Youm, because the process of merging the parties together will likely not be completed by then. Leaders agreed that each party would run in the election independently.”
In his speech at cairo university, Mursi, the handpicked Slave send “LOVE” messages to all concerned, starting with the junta, the great people of Egypt and the Revolution’s Martyrs. He came in peace and promosed to preserve all international treaties and charters” and Vowed to Back Palestinians until Getting Rights, and to support the Syrian people.
To please the USREALI master, and secure the US ecconmy assistance, MURSI, the handpicked (by America) president ahead of his visit to Newyork and after destroying 90% of Gaza life-line tunnels declared that Rafah crossing will not be opened until his Sinai mission is acomplished (Only God knows when). Only ten percent of Gaza life-line tunnels still operating
 

His boy, Hisham Qandil, told Ismael Haneyi there would be no free trade zone with Gaza.

 

Official Palestinian sources have confirmed that Egypt has formally rejected proposals for the establishment of a free trade zone on its border with the Gaza Strip as a means of solving Gaza’s economic problems. The sources state that during Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s visit to Cairo last week, he was informed by the Egyptian authorities that their decision was based on the fact that such a move would isolate the Gaza Strip from the rest of the Palestinian territories as an independent entity.

The sources also pointed to Egyptian fears that a Gaza Strip made economically independent through the establishment of a free trade zone with Egypt would be exploited by Israel. It would be forcibly annexed to Egypt as a means of solving the demographic problem in the sector, at Egypt’s expense. Gaza would then be used to accommodate Palestinians returning from abroad, such as Palestinians fleeing the Syrian conflict and those returning from Lebanon.

 

In his talks with Clinton, Mursi outlined his government’s plans to enact economic reforms as part of a broader push to win a $4.8 billion loan package from the International Monetary Fund, which the United States supports.

“What he heard from the secretary is that she is committed to following through on what she has said we will do,” a senior State Department official said following the 45-minute meeting.

So the aid is not without conditions

“The Egyptians have a lot of tough road in front of them to take the budget reforms that will be necessary and to do it in a way that helps them to move their democratic process forward,” the official said.

Clinton and Mursi also discussed security issues including a rising militant threat in the Sinai Peninsula, (AND OFF COURSE TIGHTENING THE SIEGE ON GAZA)a region critical to relations with neighboring Israel.
Mursi is no Nasser

In 1952, the interim Revolutionary Council government of Egypt decided to build a High Dam at Aswan, about four miles upstream of the old dam. In 1954, Egypt requested loans from the World Bank to help pay for the cost of the dam (which eventually added up to one billion dollars).

Initially, the United States and British agreed to loan Egypt money, but in July 1956 both canceled the offer after learning of a secret Egyptian arms agreement with the USSR.”

The Nile is Egypt and Egypt is The Nile, that’s why we had to build the Aswan High Dam
The Nile is Egypt and Egypt is The Nile, that’s why Nasser had to build the Aswan High Dam

In response, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal to help pay for the damn. This act precipitated the Suez Canal Crisis, in which Israel, Britain, and France attacked Egypt.

“The Suez Canal was occupied, but Soviet, U.S., and U.N. forced Israel, Britain, and France to withdraw, and the Suez Canal was left in Egyptian hands in 1957…

The Aswan High Dam brought the Nile’s devastating floods to an end, reclaimed more than 100,000 acres of desert land for cultivation, and made additional crops possible on some 800,000 other acres. The dam’s 12 giant Soviet-built turbines produce as much as 10 billion kilowatt-hours annually, providing a tremendous boost to the Egyptian economy and introducing 20th-century life into many villages. The water stored in Lake Nasser, several trillion cubic feet, is shared by Egypt and the Sudan and was crucial during the African drought years of 1984 to 1988.”

Clinton reassures Egypt’s Morsi on US assistance. Clinton and Mursi also discussed security issues including a rising militant threat in the Sinai Peninsula, a region critical to relations with neighboring Israel.
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The rights of non-Muslims and women are safe in Egypt, Prime Minister Mohamed Mursi said Tuesday, repeatedly telling a US audience that the newly democratic country will remain a secular state.“All Egyptians represent the majority, all Egyptians — men, women, Muslims, and Christians… regardless of their beliefs, their gender, their color,” Mursi said at the Clinton Global Initiative forum in New York.

Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood movement who was elected following Egypt’s revolution against US-backed strongman Hosni Mubarak, told the forum led by former president Bill Clinton that Egypt will remain pluralistic and secular.

“We have really a new democratic state and a new real civilian state in Egypt: non-theocratic, not military,” he said.

Mursi dismissed worries by some outside Egypt that civil and religious rights, including for the Coptic Christian minority, are likely to decline with the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. He said the real problem in Egypt was Mubarak-era corruption.

“We don’t have a real problem in terms of the rights of women,” he said. “However, the corruption is something everybody suffered from.”(AFP)

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