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What We Know About EgyptAir Flight 804

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:01pm 5/20/2016 at 8:01pm
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The investigation into the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight MS804 continues, and there have been disturbing developments since our last report.

When I described the troubles with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) earlier this week, I noted that terror organizations were targeting covert air marshals.

It is now being reported EgyptAir Flight 804 had

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EgyptAir Flight 804 Disappears on Way to Cairo From Paris

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/19/2016 at 1:00pm
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EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo from Paris with 66 people onboard.

Not much is known at this time, but Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi has mentioned terrorism without any pro...

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Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:30am 3/20/2016 at 10:30am
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In December 2012, Professor Jacobson posted “Barack Morsi“.

It turns out the title was truer than he realized.

President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi:

Former Secretary of Defense Robert...

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Russian airliner crash in Sinai – What we know and don’t know

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm 11/1/2015 at 3:30pm
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A Russian airliner “broke up in mid-air,” according to the head of Russia’s Air Transport Agency, Aleksandr Neradko, who stated that “all signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude.”  All 224 people on board were killed.

CNN reports:

A Russian passenger plane crashed early...

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Yom Kippur War – October 6, 1973

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:00am 10/6/2015 at 10:00am
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There are certain events when you just remember exactly where you were when you heard the news.

I was on stage for a third-grade practice of a school play when a teacher walked into the room (the gym, which also was the school theater and lunch room) and told everyone that Martin...

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Obama Snubs Egyptian President al-Sisi

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00am 9/29/2015 at 10:00am
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is one of the key heads-of-state participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

President al-Sisi, an advocate of an Islamic “reformation” and one of the most engaged warriors in the war against terror, says the

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Egypt fights ISIS in Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/20/2015 at 1:00pm
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Even before the bloody beginning of July, U.S. defense authorities had at least one eye focused on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula—and now, they’re stepping in to make sure that ISIS doesn’t gain a more solid foothold in the region.

Late last week, a militant arm claiming loyalty to the Islamic State took...

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Walking While Jewish in … Cairo

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:35am 5/22/2015 at 11:35am
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Is this officially a series now?

We’ve done Paris, Britain, Copenhagen and Malmö, where people walking the street dressed in attire indicating they are religious Jews face street harassment, mostly by Muslim young men.

We also did Montevideo, where the reaction was positive.

Here’s Cairo, as the Jerusalem Post reports:

An Egyptian journalist conducted an...

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Capital Gains Tax Cut Unleashes Egypt’s Stock Market

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/21/2015 at 2:30pm
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The ancient Egyptians worshipped divine bulls...and now it seems to be paying off!

The country’s stock market has gone bullish after it halted capital gains taxes.

Egypt suspended a capital gains tax on Monday, sending shares soaring after a months-long downturn in which investors had complained of a lack of clarity about...

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Egypt Reportedly Readying Large-Scale Assault on ISIS in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:30am 5/1/2015 at 8:30am
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Amid all the violence and chaos on the streets of Baltimore, I thought I would check on the status of the chaos and violence in Libya.

The last time we reported about the region, Egypt’s commandos were striking ISIS, its air force...

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Italy and Egypt may find key ally against ISIS… in Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:45pm 3/2/2015 at 12:45pm
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin isn’t letting the untimely death of an opposition leader distract him from creating Soviet Empire version 2.0.

With the Obama Administration suggesting jobs as a solution to ISIS and its brutal ambitions, the Russian leader seems to be forging a key alliance with two countries that are extremely concerned...

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Egyptian Warplanes Bomb ISIS Targets in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm 2/16/2015 at 12:00pm
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Egyptian warplanes have bombed ISIS strongholds in the neighboring country of Libya.

Egypt’s air force bombed ISIS targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the militant group released a video purport...

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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:30am 2/9/2015 at 11:30am
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I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the...

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Famed King Tutankhamun Mask Disfigured in Repair Attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 1/25/2015 at 8:30pm
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Egypt has three icons that symbolize its ancient glories:

1) The pyramids
2) The Great Sphinx
3) The golden mask of the boy king, Tutankhamun.

And while the pyramids...

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Egyptian President al-Sisi to the world’s rescue?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:46pm 1/11/2015 at 2:46pm
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In a truly groundbreaking speech made shortly before the terror attacks in Paris, Egypt’s General-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that Islam was, “…in need of a religious revolution.”

In response to the tragic events, he condemned the the slaughter that left 12 dead on Wednesday and pledged Cairo’s support to fight terrorism.

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Egypt protests as ex-Pres Mubarak cleared of murder charges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:30am 12/1/2014 at 8:30am
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It looks like Ferguson isn’t the only place experiencing violent protests in the wake of a controversial legal decision.

In Cairo, crowds erupted when Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak was cleared of murder charges.

Egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse protesters angry that charges against ex-President Hosni Mubarak over killings during...

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Rocket fire from Gaza, ceasefire talks over? (Live Updates and Video)(Update: Fighting Resumes)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:43am 8/19/2014 at 10:43am
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Update: Looks like the fighting is on again after Hamas and/or other Gaza groups started firing rockets into Israel even before the prior truce was over. The question is, how much will it escalate? More updates and coverage in live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post:

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