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"On July 23, 1952 people of Egypt woke up to a message being aired over Egyptian airwaves stating that a military group made up of free officers took over the country."
The following is an article written by a former guest I interviewed on my show:, Dottore Architetto Ashraf Ramelah, President of "Voice of the Copts". He writes about the plight of the Copts (Christian Egyptians) under Moslem-Egyptian rule. I myself, am not Christian and therefore do not agree with the same things that they do, but I thought this article was a good reminder for us all to see what kind of neighbors Israel has to contend with. All photos, cartoons, and videos were added by me (for THIS blog) and NOT by the author. You can add any comments you have below.
Egypt: 57 Years Later
This Thursday will mark the 57th anniversary of a sad hour of Egyptian history in the 20th century. On July 23, 1952 people of Egypt woke up to a message being aired over Egyptian airwaves stating that a military group made up of free officers took over the country. The announcer was no other than a person who would win a Nobel Peace Prize for a peace treaty he made with Israel in 1978 -- Anwar El Sadat.
Mr. Sadat would also become the third out of four presidents Egyptian would have in the 20th century. He was also a member of this military group who's leader was General Mohammed Naugib. This broadcast started at 7:30 am stating that there was a revolution currently in action aimed to depose a king who was corrupted and to improve Egypt for all Egyptians.
The leader of the younger officers was Gamal Abdel Nasser who was also part of the infamous Muslim Brotherhood, which was also a partner of the Nazis and had helped the Nazis escape the Allies' jurisdiction to eventually settle in Egypt and in South America. He had also formed a coalition with Naugib which would eventually avoid any problems with other officers who did not care for his ideas.
The major declared goal of this "revolution" was to improve the military's income and protest against the king. Sadat, who was never one for bloodshed or conflicts would disappear into a movie theater, however, to make sure that he was not a part of that group (in case of the coup was to be unsuccessful). He had purposely started a fight with another man so that there would be a police report made on him to assure an alibi.
Most of the world knows all about Nasser and his ideas. After a year of the King's dethronement, Nasser eventually deposes General Naugib and became the second "President" of Egypt.
How was this successful? There are many reasons. One, Egypt was going through a critical period of history. There was a lot of instability, mischief and corruption throughout the government. Two, Egypt was losing all battles it had started with the newly created Jewish State of Israel which became a black eye to the ego of Egypt and of the population. And third, the Egyptian army was defected and ineffective to the Jewish militia who even though in rags and in second-hand military equipment, knew similar to that of a chess game what would be the best moves.
Above: 'Nasser Kicking Israel Into The Sea' (I found this on the web and don't know which anti-semitic Moslem-Arab media source to accredit this cartoon to.)
Gamal Abdel Nasser was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and had been taught by its religious leader, the former close friend of Adolph Hitler, Haji al Husseini the vast hatred of Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and Atheists. In the beginning of 1956, the European Cold War between the USSR and the United States, Britain and Europe started. The US knowing the President of Egypt and his group's background tried to entice him to stand with them against the USSR and other Soviet Bloc countries to block any communistic infiltration in the Middle East and especially in using the Suez Canal. The US backed Egypt to become a part of the International Bank and to facilitate international investment in the country as well as to implement a huge irrigation project which was to be given to the countries along the Nile River.
It is no secret that President Nasser ever cared at all about Egypt or its economy. There was only one goal - to annihilate Israel once and for all - murdering the Jews and infidels. Nasser attempted to use the bank to buy enormous quantities of military arms and supplies from the US. However, the US, had to refuse Nasser’s demand. Nasser having been refused went to China, one of US’s enemy at the time.
With the help of China, Egypt was able to start to obtain new military equipment, but in this process the International Bank withdrew the financial opportunity to build a dam that in the long run would have benefited nearly ten African countries.
On the advice of China, Nasser travels to Czechoslovakia (then a Soviet Bloc country) where he signs an army contract to buy USSR made arsenal. He felt sure that his plans were taking place and there was no stopping him and with Allah's blessing - his goal of destroying all Jews and infidels was at hand.
He had decided to nationalize the Suez Canal at this time (1956) without honoring any earlier international agreement. He had established with a young relation of Haji al Husseini by the name of Yassir Arafat many guerilla (terrorist) cells to attack any English properties in Egypt as well as inside Israel. These cells would go and attack villages in Israel and in English facilities in Egypt.
Israel started defending herself, attacking the cells. The Israeli military started to follow the attackers going into Egyptian territory. In October 1956, Israel entered the Sinai which would become two great battles. The battles were Al Contellah and Ras Al Mounkab.
The world started learning a new Arabic word. The guerrillas were called the Fedayeen. The United Kingdom requested that Egypt respect the independence agreement and protect the international vessels from attack in the Suez Canal, as well as the air space, railroads and roads. Nasser decided to annul all agreements and declared all English military bases in Egypt will now be Egyptian.
This meant that now the UK would have to attack Egypt in order to protect their property and personnel. At this same time, France had captured a ship from Romania which was carrying Soviet arsenal and Egyptian secret service agents. This ship proved to the French government that Egypt was helping to support Algerians who were fighting the French. France had decided to attack Egypt and destroy all its weapon depots.
The USSR saw a great opportunity to defended Egypt by giving an ultimatum to the UK, France and Israel to cease or else. As we all know -- it ended as a stalemate.
However, since this time, 1956 to today in 2009 the government of Egypt has honored this day to celebrate a victory against three countries. Even though it was a true stalemate, to the "Arab" mind and that of any terrorist, it was a victory. The truth in Arab world is their own made-up truth, as we have seen with all Arab leaders’ speeches that at any given time the facts are turned around to complement their own benefit.
In conclusion, one will notice that
The Egyptian revolution was not more than a military coup performed by a group of young militaries to improve their income. The true goal of the revolution was not to improve Egyptian life but to fight the newly created Jewish State of Israel and the infidel population in and out of Egypt. The Fadayeen groups (terrorist cells) were initiated by Nasser. The attacks from Israel, the UK and France were a chain reaction generated due to the actions of the Egyptian government. In reading the true accounts, there have been many excursions made by Nasser against Israel. The greatest and most famous of them all happened in 1967, otherwise known as the Six Day War.