‘America has no functioning democracy’ – Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter lambasted US intelligence methods as undemocratic and described Edward Snowden’s NSA leak as “beneficial” for the country. Carter lashed out at the US political system when the issue of the previously top-secret NSA surveillance program was touched upon at the Atlantic Bridge meeting on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia. “America has…

Egypt sees the return of the old regime

by Catherine Shakdam .. As supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continue to make their presence felt in Egypt through the organization of massive protests across the country, and more significantly in the capital Cairo where tens of thousands of Egyptians, men and women can be seen holding banners in…

Egyptian Brotherhood hints at election boycott at İstanbul rally

As a swelling crowd numbering near 10,000 chanted “every place is Egypt, every place is resistance,” a member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood took to the sun-scorched stage, roaring assurances that “the brotherhood of Turks and Egyptians will endure despite the efforts of foreign powers.” At a Sunday rally held in İstanbul’s massive Kazlıçeşme square, Senior…

Egypt After the Coup… Is Obama Backing El Baradei?

by Franklin Lamb Beirut — According to well-connected Washington sources, including a Congressional staffer whose job description includes following political events in Egypt, once it became evident that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi might well be ousted by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), it did not take Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei, the Sharia legal…