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World Leaders Emulate Mursi’s Dismissal of Tantawi

Mursi retires Tantawi

Mursi retires Tantawi

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi announced Sunday that he has retired the five most powerful generals in the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) as well as the Supreme Court Chief Justice, and has reversed the powers of the SCAF. In addition, he informed the ambassadors of the U.S. and Israel that he is stripping them of their power to make Egyptian foreign policy.

Mursi’s action has had unexpected repercussions in far-flung places around the globe. Presidents and prime ministers of other countries were similarly inspired to shed powerful forces that control their countries and pull the strings of power from behind the scenes. Here are details about some of the latest pink slips:

  • United Nations: Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stripped the five permanent members of the Security Council of their veto powers and removed their permanent status as well as their simultaneous interpretation privileges. In addition, he announced that UN Headquarters would be moved to an abandoned oil platform in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Palestine: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued retirement orders to Brigadier General Nitzan Alon, Commander of Israeli Occupation Forces in the West Bank. Abbas then assumed direct command of the occupation forces and ordered them to invade and take control of the Gaza Strip in as friendly a way as possible. In addition, he stripped the U.S. and Israel of their power to make Palestinian foreign policy.
  • Greece: Prime Minister Antonis Samaras dismissed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and announced that Greece would no longer have an official currency, following Lebanon, Panama and Somalia. In addition, he informed the ambassadors of the United States and Israel that he was stripping them of their powers to make Greek foreign policy.
  • United States: President Barack Obama issued retirement orders to all appointees selected by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), but awarded AIPAC a retroactive registration as a Foreign Agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and apologized that the U.S. had taken more than fifty years to provide this recognition to them. He also informed the ambassador of Israel that he was stripping its power to make U.S. foreign policy.
  • Cayman Islands: Premier McKeeva Bush dismissed British Governor Duncan Taylor and ordered all drug and illegal arms money to be disclosed and confiscated. He also informed the Governor as well as the ambassadors of the U.S. and Israel that he was stripping them of their power to make Cayman foreign policy.

 

I tried to locate Mr. Bush for an interview, but no one was able to find him. Upon hearing this, the other presidents and prime ministers also became hard to find. I would be happy to pay a small finder’s fee to anyone with information about their location, but I’m afraid I can’t afford as much as some of the other people looking for them.

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27 Responses to World Leaders Emulate Mursi’s Dismissal of Tantawi

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos August 13, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    You are either not checking your sources carefully or… I hate to say this but I will… perhaps your false information is intentional.
    It is not the first time that you cite 99% correct information in your articles, in the middle of which you sneak a falsehood. I let it pass in the past but it seems to be a pattern.
    So it is in this case. Far from dismissing the British governor, as you state, the Cayman Islands released an official statement expressing dismay with the actions of all the other states and declared their “firm determination to continue on the path of prosperity and freedom.’
    You also oddly omit Palau, a stalwart supporter of Israel and the US, on whose vote we have always been able to count at the UN, and who released a similar statement.
    Are you really unaware of all these facts?

    • Barb Weir August 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Actually, all of my reports contain intentionally false information. After all, I’m a journalist. The declaration that you cite is from North Korea, although I don’t discount the possibility of it being plagiarized by the Cayman Islands.

      As for Palau, that nation’s support is the reason that Israel has been able to act with impunity for so long.

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

        Who are you really?
        What are these games of ancient Greek insoluble logic puzzles– the liar who says he always lies… the barber who shaves all the men in town who don’t shave themselves but who shaves the barber…
        You are a phony who pretends she is a phony so we think she is the real McCoy…. I don’t trust you anymore.
        And what is that “impunity” statement supposed to suggest? That Israel is committing any acts that deserve to be penalized?
        I am going to watch you, so be careful.

        • Barb Weir August 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

          There is nothing real about me but the barbs, but thank you for watching me; it relieves my spouse from doing so. I wish more people would watch me, or at least read me.

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

            Don’t try to slink away. You still have not explained the slur “impunity” which implies unsanctioned misdeed.

          • Barb Weir August 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

            I know everyone is accustomed to thinking of Israel as the perfect Jewish and democratic state. However, I have discovered their misdeeds and hypocrisy.

            Although they claim not to produce ham, they have a Turkey product that tastes very much like ham. It seems that they are trying to find a way to get around international (Jewish) law.

            I know of no other misdeed that they have done, but if that’s not acting with impunity, I don’t know what is.

          • who_me August 15, 2012 at 6:55 am #

            “but thank you for watching me; it relieves my spouse from doing so. I wish more people would watch me”

            lol, an exhibishionist. ;)

  2. fool me once... August 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    @BW
    “As for Palau, that nation’s support is the reason that Israel has been able to act with impunity for so long.”
    Will you expand on this statement please.
    .
    Palau’s ambassador to the UN is Stuart Beck from New York.
    “The Israeli officials were amazed to learn that one of Palau’s National Congress senators, Alan Seid, is of Jewish descent, and that Palau’s ambassador to the United Nations, Stuart Beck, is also Jewish. The president and his party visited several holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Wailing Wall.”
    http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cp/summary/v020/20.1schuster.html
    Here is Beck at 5.55mins. Interesting vid.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

    • Barb Weir August 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      What I meant is that the might of Palau has made Israel invincible and untouchable by any other nation, so that it can act with impunity. Sadly, Palau unquestioningly supports Israel regardless of what they do, and its elected officials compete with each other to prove who is more subservient to Israel, as you have pointed out. It’s a very sad spectacle to see mighty Palau groveling before Israel.

      • fool me once... August 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

        “…the might of Palau has made Israel invincible and untouchable by any other nation,”
        What do you mean by “the might of Palau”? as a significant portion of Gross National Product (GNP) is derived from foreign aid.
        It appears Palau has been under the control of israel since 1994 with the israeli Foreign Ministry sending convoys of agricultural and fishing experts to Palau to help in training the local population.(population 20,000)
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93Palau_relations
        Just for clarity, when you say “mighty Palau” are you being patronising or sarcastic, as I’m struggling to see your position.

        • Roy Bard August 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

          Hey fool me once…. – the satire fooled you twice…..

          • fool me once... August 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

            “the satire fooled you twice…..”
            Ha ha, shame on me :D and I’m sure it wont be the last time. But you can’t just make shit up though and call it satire, can you?!? Hey I can’t feel the bottom, I’m off down the shallow end.
            Must admit though I have thought that AT and BW are one and the same. No offence to anybody ;)

          • Roy Bard August 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

            “Must admit though I have thought that AT and BW are one and the same. No offence to anybody ;)”

            I hope not. Otherwise it would appear that Ariadna is determined to give herself a hard time.

            I have noticed that Alison Weir and Barb share the same surname – I wonder if by chance they are related?

            Oh and if Barb is wrong about Palua making Israel invincible, then maybe it is the actions of the USA that have that effect. But that doesn’t seem right because we ALL know that the USA stands for justice, democracy and liberty………

          • fool me once... August 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

            “…though I have thought…” mind you, only a twinkle of a mere passing thought.
            “I wonder if by chance they are related?”
            Well if Anette Weir or Adam Weir turn up then we’ll know something fishy is going on, :D
            http://www.wordnik.com/words/weir

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

            This above all: nobody is flattered to be compared to someone else, even to someone they happen to admire. We all want to be unique. Not just intellectually or as people in general but even physically:
            Many years ago someone said to me “you look like X (a well-known American actress whom I happened to like a lot).”
            My very first thought was “No way. My nose is not as crooked as hers.” I
            was ashamed to realize it a moment later but that had been my first spontaneous reaction and thought. It continued to irritate me every time I heard it again and I ended up not being able to watch her movies in the same way, trying to “see” the resemblance others saw.
            Nevertheless, I trust I’ll be able to continue enjoying Barb’s satires…..
            :-)

          • fool me once... August 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

            “We all want to be unique. Not just intellectually or as people in general but even physically”
            Hmmm not too sure about that;
            http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6eejzj4Sn1qc52lxo1_500.jpg

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 15, 2012 at 6:34 am #

            Well…. each one of them wants to be the very best and the most “authentic” Ernest. :-)

          • who_me August 15, 2012 at 7:04 am #

            i don’t know why it’s so bad to be told one looks like someone else. i mean, being confused with someone else is not really that big of a deal. a guitarist from a group called big brother and the holding company once confused me with another guitarist he once jammed with.

            i got over it.

          • fool me once... August 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

            @Roy
            Not sure where this’ll come up on the comments as the set-up appears to have a glitch this end. Tried to find your SA article to post it there but couldn’t find it. Anyway here’s a funny/weird unintentionally ironic article from the jewish chronicle about a jewish peace lovin’ arms dealer whose descibed with;
            “He also realised in the wake of Mandela’s release from jail that there was potential to make large amounts of money from what he calls, the “peace-keeping industry”.”
            http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/the-simon-round-interview/70252/the-billionaire-who-raised-money-nelson-mandela

          • fool me once... August 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

            ^Good, everything appears back to normal now.

          • who_me August 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

            “Good, everything appears back to normal now.”

            seems the site had been ddos attacked.

            “100,000 HITS IN 100 MINUTES CRASHED THE SITE. WE DON’T KNOW YET IF GENUINE INTEREST OR DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACK. OUR BRILLIANT WEBHOSTS HAVE QUADRUPLED THE RESOURCE, BUT IF YOU CAN HELP TAKE THE STRAIN BY REPOSTING I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL.”

            has the site been cyber attacked before? it’s the first time i am aware of. funny how israel’s tools do that now, after laura stuart and khalid amyreh have left. ;)

          • fool me once... August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am #

            “has the site been cyber attacked before?”
            I remember a while back the same thing happened to the layout on the comments section and you posted to the editors mentioning it, can’t remember which thread though, think it was one of Paul’s.

  3. Barb Weir August 15, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    What’s the big mystery? Why is there not equal interest in the identity of who_me, which is plainly a false name, although perhaps merely an alternate spelling of Hu Mi. Same with “fool me once…” Fulmiwantz? What parent would give their child such a name?

    You may have noticed that one of the pieces (The Kindness of Banks) that I posted was actually written by my friend Penin Diaz. If you like it, I can post a few more of his, with a thought to possibly making him a regular contributor, if he is interested. However, I would not expect him to contribute too often because of his busy schedule and because English is not his native language, although he speaks and writes it very fluently.

    • who_me August 15, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      “Why is there not equal interest in the identity of who_me, which is plainly a false name”

      i’m going to have to take exception to that. false name my boofy! it’s not my fault your limited language and writing symbols are not able represent the sounding of how i am called. i tried transliterating the best i could, but there simply isn’t a symbol for the sound in my language of one part, so i picked _ , the rest are more or less about right.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 15, 2012 at 8:50 am #

      I don’t speak for the others. I am personally not interested in your “real” name.
      Fool me once, who-Me, ariadna are all internet names and if yours is also one, so be it, who cares? I certainly could not care less.
      Given names are informative only anecdotally, like that of the boy named Tylenol because his mother considered him a headache.
      When I asked “who are you really?” I didn’t mean it to sound like “Ihre Papiren bitte!” What puzzled me was this:
      From one post to another and sometimes within the same post you don’t manage to stay in character, which is– I feel–what puzzled fool me.
      Your pieces mix what appears to be a defense of Israel with slips into critical remarks about it. This is what makes me suspicious that under the guise of a peace and justice lover you may very well be a poorly disguised anti-semite. There! I said it. No mystery there, just confusion.
      You are IMO an anti-semite, anti-Israel propagandist who pretends to be a critic of Israel’s enemies while pretending to be a satirist of Israel while pretending to be Barb Weir.
      But as you see now, as you are chewing your nails in frustration, you have not fooled me.

      • Barb Weir August 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

        I consider myself a pro-Semite Aunty Zionist flaccid Zionist, but who cares whether I’ve fooled you? As long as I’ve fooled myself, that’s all that matters. That’s one of the main pillars of flaccid Zionism.

  4. etominusipi August 18, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    interesting term “flaccid zionism” – but, sadly, a thing of the past since Dr Gill Samuel’s team at Pfizer synthesized sildenofil citrate (viagra).

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