Tag Archives: Egypt

Lost and Found – October 29th Edition

What to remember about October 29th…

  • 1777  After an extended illness John Hancock resigns his post as president of the Continental Congress
  • 1863  18 national delegations at meeting in Geneva, Switzerland agree to form the International Red Cross
  • 1901  Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President McKinley’ is executed less than 2 months after the shooting in Buffalo, New York
  • 1956  In response to Egyptian seizure and nationalization of the Suez Canal, Israel invades Sinai Peninsula
  • 1969  1st computer-to-computer link is established, 1st message is sent on ARPANET, precursor of the internet
  • 1998  Senator John Glenn returns to space at age 77 aboard shuttle Discovery; in 1962 was 1st American to orbit Earth
  • 2004  Al-Jazeera broadcasts tape of Osama bin Laden admitting direct responsibility for attacks of September 11, 2001

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Lost and Found – July 23rd Edition

What to remember about July 23rd…

  • 1793  American patriot Roger Sherman dies; only signer of  – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
  • 1862  Abraham Lincoln appoints Henry W. Halleck as General-in-Chief of all Union armies
  • 1885  President Ulysses S. Grant dies in New York
  • 1952  King Farouk I of Egypt overthrown in military coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1958  USS Nautilus sets sail from Pearl Harbor for historic first submerged voyage under the North Pole
  • 1967  Beginning with raid on illegal bar, 12th Street Riots begin in Detroit; 43 die and 2000 buildings destroyed by time the Army arrives
  • 1984  Miss America Vanessa Williams resigns title after Penthouse Magazine plans to print nude photos of her
  • 2005  Islamic Muslim Brotherhood terrorists kill 88 and wound over 200 in multiple bombings in resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • 2012  Astronaut and physicist Dr. Sally Kristen Ride dies of cancer (b. 1951); 1st American woman in space

Sally Ride (Season 15, 1983)

Lost and Found – June 23rd Edition

What to remember about June 23rd…

  • 1845  Congress of Texas votes in favor of annexation by U.S.
  • 1862  Confederate General Robert E. Lee meets with his corps commanders to plan his assault on the Army of the Potomac
  • 1865  In Oklahoma Territory, General Watie surrenders last Confederate Army almost two months after the War ended
  • 1931  Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty begin first flight around the world in a single engine aircraft
  • 1940  Hitler tours Paris; orders destruction of WWI monuments
  • 1956  Gamal Abdel Nasser elected 1st president of Egypt; Egyptian constitution ratified and Islam becomes official state religion
  • 1961  Antarctic Treaty designates continent as non-territorial scientific preserve; bans military activity
  • 1972  Title IX of the Higher Education Act is signed by President Nixon; requires “fair and equal treatment of sexes” even in sports
  • 1989  Tim Burton’s movie “Batman” released; Michael Keaton stars
  • 1993  Lorena Bobbitt “mutilates” her husband after alleged assault
  • 2005  SCOTUS rules in Kelo v. New London that local governments can seize property for private development under the 5th Amendment

Lost and Found – June 23rd Edition

What to remember about June 23rd…

  • 1845  Congress of Texas votes in favor of annexation by U.S.
  • 1862  Confederate General Robert E. Lee meets with his corps commanders to plan his assault on the Army of the Potomac
  • 1865  In Oklahoma Territory, General Watie surrenders last Confederate Army almost two months after the War ended
  • 1931  Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty begin first flight around the world in a single engine aircraft
  • 1940  Hitler tours Paris; orders destruction of WWI monuments
  • 1956  Gamal Abdel Nasser elected 1st president of Egypt; Egyptian constitution ratified and Islam becomes official state religion
  • 1961  Antarctic Treaty designates continent as non-territorial scientific preserve; bans military activity
  • 1972  Title IX of the Higher Education Act is signed by President Nixon; requires “fair and equal treatment of sexes” even in sports
  • 1989  Tim Burton’s movie “Batman” released; Michael Keaton stars
  • 1993  Lorena Bobbitt “mutilates” her husband after alleged assault
  • 2005  SCOTUS rules in Kelo v. New London that local governments can seize property for private development under the 5th Amendment

Lost and Found – November 26th Edition

What to remember about November 26th…

  • 1863  1st annual Thanksgiving Day is celebrated; established by President Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  • 1922 British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are first to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in over 3000 years
  • 1942  Oscar-winning World War II film Casablanca opens in New York City; stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • 1950  Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops counter-attack in support of North Korean allies; Korean War enters new phase
  • 1968  Instead of returning after his last mission, Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Flemming diverts and rescues Army Green Berets pinned down by heavy fire; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1998  Wrestling star Hulk Hogan announces he is retiring and will run for President in 2000; later revealed as publicity stunt
  • 2008  Pakistani Islamist terrorists launch 10 coordinated bombings and shootings in Mumbai, India; 164 killed and 300 wounded

Lost and Found – October 29th Edition

What to remember about October 29th…

  • 1777  After an extended illness John Hancock resigns his post as president of the Continental Congress
  • 1863  18 national delegations at meeting in Geneva, Switzerland agree to form the International Red Cross
  • 1901  Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President McKinley’ is executed less than 2 months after the shooting in Buffalo, New York
  • 1956  In response to Egyptian seizure and nationalization of the Suez Canal, Israel invades Sinai Peninsula
  • 1969  1st computer-to-computer link is established, 1st message is sent on ARPANET, precursor of the internet
  • 1998  Senator John Glenn returns to space at age 77 aboard shuttle Discovery; in 1962 was 1st American to orbit Earth
  • 2004  Al-Jazeera broadcasts tape of Osama bin Laden admitting direct responsibility for attacks of September 11, 2001

This Is What Happens When You Forget

It has been a year, but reposting what happened in Benghazi, Libya last year is vital.  We have had lies, evasions, and revisions.  What we (and the families of the fallen) have not had is the truth about what happened in Libya in 2012.  Don’t back down.  Get onto your Congress-critters to keep pushing for the truth.

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I need not remind most readers of the importance (to Americans) of this date.  Remembering dates like these serves to put where we are in perspective with where we’ve come from.  But, with today’s “on demand” society, the significance of dates over the stream of history has been slipping away.  Other cultures aren’t like this.  We see the somber nod to history in some of the most violent acts in our modern times.  Just look back at why the date of September 11 was chosen by the hijackers… September 11, 1565.

This 11th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist hijackings should keep us aware – even vigilant.  But, what do we see in Cairo, Egypt today? 

  • A United States embassy is stormed by Muslim protesters.

  • The American flag is torn down and trampled.  The pieces are burned.

  • The black flag of jihad raised over our sovereign soil.

For those unfamiliar with the symbolism of Islam, there are two flags.  The first is the Al-Liwaa.  It is white and represents the leader of the faith over the Caliphate.  The other is Al-Raya.  It is black and harkens back to the time of Muhammad and his conquests.  In modern times, jihadist and terrorist groups have brought the flag back and use it in pursuit of a global caliphate and the coming of the Mahdi – their judgement days. In either case, the inscription reads “There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger/prophet.” 

Lest we forget, the religious definition of Islam is submission.  That is what these radicals intend for us to do – submit to their beliefs.  By conversion or conquest, the means don’t matter.

Here is my answer to them:

The above is pronounced Lan Astaslem.  It translates to “I will not submit”.  And I mean it.  A bunch of screaming Muslim fanatics will not deter me from the defense of our freedoms and our nation.  They scream about intolerance and disrespect of their prophet in some movie that hasn’t even been made.  Well, part of the price of respect for your beliefs is the reciprocal respect for mine.  I will not submit to threats.  I will not submit to violence.  I will not submit my freedom for some measure of momentary peace or fleeting sense of safety.  I. WILL. NOT. SUBMIT.

Perhaps today’s violent acts in Cairo seem small to spark such visceral outrage in me.  But, I remember history.  Not too many years in the past, this was the scene at another American embassy.  This one in Tehran, Iran.

52 Hostages.  444 Days. 8 dead and 4 wounded servicemen.  I wont forget.

*****

I was first introduced to Lan Astaslem on Michelle Malkin’s blog.  Her coverage of the importance of this date is not to be missed.

UPDATE:  Cairo embassy staff knew of attack ahead of time and sent home.  Obama administration condemns those who insulted Islam and caused the violence.

UPDATE 2:  Armed mob attacks and sets fire to U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Revolution Will Be Televised

President Obama began his tenure in office with a worldwide apology tour.  Starting in Cairo, he abased himself before leaders around the world asking forgiveness for the arrogance of our past foreign policies.  Today in Cairo we see what his “smart diplomacy” and the “Arab Spring” hath wrought.

Here is video of the radicals after they have stormed the U.S. embassy.  If you love your country, be warned that this is disturbing.

President Obama and his Occupy Wall Street minions should be proud of their work.  Did you see the islamic fanatic on the far right wearing the Guy Fawkes mask?

This Is What Happens When You Forget

I need not remind most readers of the importance (to Americans) of this date.  Remembering dates like these serves to put where we are in perspective with where we’ve come from.  But, with today’s “on demand” society, the significance of dates over the stream of history has been slipping away.  Other cultures aren’t like this.  We see the somber nod to history in some of the most violent acts in our modern times.  Just look back at why the date of September 11 was chosen by the hijackers… September 11, 1565.

This 11th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist hijackings should keep us aware – even vigilant.  But, what do we see in Cairo, Egypt today? 

  • A United States embassy is stormed by Muslim protesters.

  • The American flag is torn down and trampled.  The pieces are burned.

  • The black flag of jihad raised over our sovereign soil.

For those unfamiliar with the symbolism of Islam, there are two flags.  The first is the Al-Liwaa.  It is white and represents the leader of the faith over the Caliphate.  The other is Al-Raya.  It is black and harkens back to the time of Muhammad and his conquests.  In modern times, jihadist and terrorist groups have brought the flag back and use it in pursuit of a global caliphate and the coming of the Mahdi – their judgement days. In either case, the inscription reads “There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger/prophet.” 

Lest we forget, the religious definition of Islam is submission.  That is what these radicals intend for us to do – submit to their beliefs.  By conversion or conquest, the means don’t matter.

Here is my answer to them:

The above is pronounced Lan Astaslem.  It translates to “I will not submit”.  And I mean it.  A bunch of screaming Muslim fanatics will not deter me from the defense of our freedoms and our nation.  They scream about intolerance and disrespect of their prophet in some movie that hasn’t even been made.  Well, part of the price of respect for your beliefs is the reciprocal respect for mine.  I will not submit to threats.  I will not submit to violence.  I will not submit my freedom for some measure of momentary peace or fleeting sense of safety.  I. WILL. NOT. SUBMIT.

Perhaps today’s violent acts in Cairo seem small to spark such visceral outrage in me.  But, I remember history.  Not too many years in the past, this was the scene at another American embassy.  This one in Tehran, Iran.

52 Hostages.  444 Days. 8 dead and 4 wounded servicemen.  I wont forget.

*****

I was first introduced to Lan Astaslem on Michelle Malkin’s blog.  Her coverage of the importance of this date is not to be missed.

UPDATE:  Cairo embassy staff knew of attack ahead of time and sent home.  Obama administration condemns those who insulted Islam and caused the violence.

UPDATE 2:  Armed mob attacks and sets fire to U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Lost and Found – June 23rd Edition

What to remember about June 23rd…

  • 1845  Congress of Texas votes in favor of annexation by U.S.
  • 1862  Confederate General Robert E. Lee meets with his corps commanders to plan his assault on the Army of the Potomac
  • 1865  In Oklahoma Territory, General Watie surrenders last Confederate Army almost two months after the War ended
  • 1931  Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty begin first flight around the world in a single engine aircraft
  • 1940  Hitler tours Paris; orders destruction of WWI monuments
  • 1956  Gamal Abdel Nasser elected 1st president of Egypt; Egyptian constitution ratified and Islam becomes official state religion
  • 1961  Antarctic Treaty designates continent as non-territorial scientific preserve; bans military activity
  • 1972  Title IX of the Higher Education Act is signed by President Nixon; requires “fair and equal treatment of sexes” even in sports
  • 1989  Tim Burton’s movie “Batman” released; Michael Keaton stars
  • 1993  Lorena Bobbitt “mutilates” her husband after alleged assault
  • 2005  SCOTUS rules in Kelo v. New London that local governments can seize property for private development under the 5th Amendment