Subject: Anti-BHO "blasts" Continue - XLV [Martin/Zimmerman & Middle East

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While America was fixated on Martin/Zimmerman, much has transpired elsewhere; review of the more recently-acquired e-mails suggests key-concepts regarding this trial have been captured, except for a few points that are first summarized. Thereafter, that which has been churning in the Middle East is conveyed as succinctly as possible, recognizing throughout that BHO’s input remains unproductive. Also noted were recognition that the Pa. voter ID law goes on trial on Monday and that, as the Newsweek-sale-nears, there has been a staff-exodus. Martin/Zimmerman. As noted a few hours ago, following imposition of enormous socialpressure, the DoJ announced it was reviewing this case for possible involvement; what then emerged, however, was evidence that [as per last night’s assertions by the prosecuting attorneys] FBI agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist and, specifically, the Lead Cop Told FBI that Zimmerman was Not A Racist. In addition, while Zimmerman’s Legal Team Sets Sights On NBC, revealed were both a cover-up [By Media, School, Police, Prosecutors] of Trayvon Martin's Involvement In Local Burglaries and this-picture-of-trayvon-on-night-he-wasshot.

Also revealed was the fact that BHO’s “openness” pledge has been violated by both AG-Holder and HRC, for neither has divulged travel logs/expenses. Finally, it has been revealed that, as a college student, AG-Holder participated in the ‘armed’ takeover of a former Columbia University ROTC office. * Iran. As noted earlier [and as conveyed in the weekly communiqué issued after his Cabinet meeting], Bibi said Israel Insists That Iran Close Illegal Nuclear Facility in Qom and Halt Enrichment; reinforced is the prior conclusion that the Ron Dermer Appointment Signals the intent to press this message upon BHO. Illustrative of the failure of “sanctions” is today’s announcement that Iran agreed to take all oil payments from India in rupees. This is why the promise by BHO to Israel today that More pressure would be exerted on Iran appeared hollow.

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Syria. Legal Fears Slowed American Aid to Rebels, even as Pakistani-Taliban-set-up-camps-inSyria-and-joined-rebels. As Syria Denied Latakia Strike Occurred, Israeli TV Released Satellite Footage of Site with reports suggesting the Attack in Syria had been conducted by an Israeli submarine; as noted a few days ago, the US reported to the media that Israel had indeed struck the Latakia arsenal last week. [When asked about this today on Face the Nation, Bibi declined to discuss any specifics.] England. A UK Politician, Sir Bob Russell, Equated ‘Life of Palestinians’ to Holocaust and the anti-Semitism of Glenn Greenwald [NSA-leak publisher] has been Exposed. Curiously, a UK Telegraph Editor Slammed ‘Jew-Obsessed Lib Dems.’ Israel. There were No Reports of Jewish Riots After Grossly Antisemitic Show Begins Airing on Arab TV, and a PA economic plan was taking shape. Intriguing was release in the Arabic Media of a Secret $8 billion deal between Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, a 3Year-Old who had been Critically Injured in an Arab Rock-Throwing Attack Spent her First Weekend at Home. Arab Alliances. Bin-Laden’s secret life [and how he remained protected in Pakistan] has been detailed; meanwhile, Iran's Ahmadinejad announced an upcoming visit to Iraq. Egypt was viewed as likely to rejoin the Gulf front against Iran; through it all, it was Reported that Saudi missile sites still target Iran…and Israel. Finally, the fall of Morsi was viewed as harming Hamas, which still appears to have the backing of Qatar and Turkey; nevertheless, the divorce from Iran and Syria, followed by the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, give the impression that Hamas has buckled at the knees. Egypt. Obama’s Ambassador Ordered Egypt to Release All Muslim Brotherhood Members, as Egypt announced on Saturday that a criminal investigation against deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi had been initiated; prosecutors said they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy. The following—which conveys a key-event that hasn’t yet been reported anywhere else, and which explicitly undermines BHO’s stated -desires— is the text of the article [which isn’t yet loaded independently on the Internet, c/o an e-mail from IMRA]: Egypt’s first freely elected leader has been held at an undisclosed location since the army removed him from power on July 3, but has not yet been charged with any crime. In recent days Washington has called for him to be freed and for the authorities to stop arresting leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood. The public prosecutor’s office said in a statement it had received complaints against Morsi, eight other named Islamist figures including the Brotherhood’s leader, Mohamed Badie, and others it did not identify. The military says it deposed Morsi in a justified response to popular demand after millions of people demonstrated against him. The Brotherhood says it was a coup that reversed democracy. Turmoil in the most populous Arab state has alarmed the United States and other Western donors. Egypt straddles the Suez Canal and signed a US-brokered peace treaty with Israel in 1979. 2

Complaints such as those against Morsi are a first step in the criminal process, allowing prosecutors to begin an investigation that can lead to charges. Announcing the step was unusual: typically prosecutors wait until charges are filed. The prosecutors did not say who had made the complaints. Egyptian law allows them to investigate complaints from police or any member of the public. Badie and several other brotherhood officials already face charges for inciting violence that were announced earlier this week, but few of them have been arrested. Brotherhood rejects charges A senior army official told Reuters the authorities were allowing the Brotherhood figures to remain at large in part so that they could monitor their activities and collect evidence against them to ensure that any case was watertight. “We will leave them to do their talking and protests and we are sure at the end everything will be resolved smoothly and legally,” said the official, who asked not to be identified. Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El Haddad said the charges were absurd and that it was the authorities themselves that were responsible for inciting violence. “They execute the crime themselves and then they slap it on their opponents. As long as you have a criminal police force and a complicit judiciary, the evidence will appear and the judge will be satisfied. And the media will sell it to the public.” Morsi’s Brotherhood called on Saturday [13 July] for more mass demonstrations after a huge march broke up peacefully before dawn, ending a week in which at least 90 people were killed. The Brotherhood, which has maintained a vigil near a Cairo mosque since before the army removed Morsi on July 3, has said it will not leave the streets until he is restored to power. Tens of thousands had turned out on Friday[12 July] for what the Brotherhood called a “day of marching on”. Large crowds of Brotherhood supporters finally dispersed early on Saturday [13 July]. Morsi’s opponents say those demonstrations are still much smaller than the ones that brought him down. However, the Brotherhood has shown its organisational muscle by keeping its vigil running into a third week and bringing in coachloads of supporters from the provinces during the Ramadan fasting month. Senior Brotherhood figure Essam Al Erian, one of those who faces arrest, called on his Facebook page for more demonstrations on Monday [15 July]. “Egypt decides through the ballot box, through protests, mass marches and peaceful sitins,” he said. Friday’s [12 July] demonstration passed off peacefully, in contrast to a week earlier when 35 people were killed in battles between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators. On Monday [8 July] 57 people were killed in clashes between the army and Morsi supporters near a Cairo barracks. The army says it was responding to an attack; the Brotherhood called it a massacre.

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Egypt’s interim authorities have set out a “roadmap” to restore full civilian rule, with plans for a new constitution and parliamentary elections in about six months, followed by a presidential vote. A judge has been named interim president and liberal economist Hazem Al Beblawi appointed prime minister. He is trying to form a Cabinet likely to be made up mainly of technocrats and liberals, without offending a large ultra-orthodox Islamist group that broke with the Brotherhood to accept the military takeover. Beblawi told Reuters on Saturday13 July] he expected to name the Cabinet within two days. Two senior interim government sources said Beblawi planned to offer the finance portfolio to Hany Kadri, who has overseen stalled loan talks with the International Monetary Fund. A former ambassador to Washington, Nabil Fahmy, would be offered the foreign ministry, said the sources, adding that the candidates had yet to accept and the decisions were not final. The United States refuses to say whether it considers the army takeover a “coup”, which under US law would require it to cut off aid including $1.3 billion a year in military support. In recent days it has described Morsi’s rule as undemocratic because of the vast popular protests against him, but also urged the authorities to release him and stop detaining his followers. Its wavering position has infuriated both sides. Turmoil since a popular uprising toppled president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 has wrecked Egypt’s economy, scaring away tourists and investors, draining hard currency reserves and making it difficult to import food and fuel, which the government distributes at heavily subsidized prices. Rich Gulf Arab states Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, happy at the overthrow of the Brotherhood, have offered Egypt $12 billion in cash, loans and fuel. State news agency MENA said a shipment of 70,000 tonnes of diesel arrived in Alexandria on Saturday [13 July] from Turkey and Sweden. Egypt’s crisis has raised fears over security in the lawless Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, where militants attack security forces checkpoints almost daily. The headline in the state-run Al Gomhuria newspaper read: “Sinai Purification Operation within Days”, but a senior army officer, who asked not to be named, said an offensive against militants in the region was not imminent because security forces were focused on keeping the peace during political turmoil.

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