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Egyptian Intelligence Forges Mossad Memo Smearing Morsi, Then Sentences Him To 20 Years – OpEd

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I reported that an Egyptian newspaper had published a forged Mossad memo claiming one of its agents had met with Mohammed Morsi the day before he became Egypt’s president.  I also reported my suspicions that an Israeli source participated in the hoax since there were a number of aspects of the forgery that required some inside knowledge of both Hebrew and Israeli intelligence matters.

Today, I know why the Egyptian perpetrated the fraud: they sentenced Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison.  Yesterday’s hijinks were an attempt to smear Morsi the day before they planned to railroad him into prison for twenty years.  If this isn’t the most corrupt, ham-handed murderous regime to emerge from the region in, say, the last ten minutes, I don’t know what is.

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It’s the poor man (or woman) who has nothing and expects nothing.  Because they know who’s running the show.  The military showed they would stop at nothing to retain power by massacring innocent civilians in the streets by the thousands.  And Pres. Obama, who met the Arab Spring with barely more than a yawn, stood back and watched.  Then a little while later he sent Secretary of State Kerry to bless the murderers.

I suspect some Israeli involvement in this forgery.  It may’ve been offered officially by an intelligence agency or informally as a favor between friends.  Whichever it was, the Israelis are little better than their Egyptian comrades.  The only difference is that the Israeli regime has actually conned the electorate to vote them into office, while the generalissimos shot their way into power.  But make no mistakes, they are birds of a feather.  One a bird of prey and the other a bird who gets its way with stealth and cunning, but manages to be even more brutal in the results of its carnage.

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The Army Radio report added that the purported meeting with Morsi was arranged and blessed by American diplomats who attended.  A convenient way to smear Morsi with his own supporters, who would be shocked to know that a Muslim Brother would collaborate both with the Israeli Mossad and the Americans.  Some idiot in Egyptian intelligence thought this might tamp down the outrage and hate which will result from the announcement of Morsi’s prison sentence.  As if Egyptians need reasons to hate their rulers or that a trick like this will abate any of it.

Kudos as well to Walid Majdi of Al Youm al Sabi, who published the original fabricated document and charges against Morsi.  He no doubt has been paid well for his efforts.  What an embarrassment to the field of journalism to know there are fakers like this who lie to readers with a straight face.

This article was published at Tikun Olam


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Richard Silverstein

Richard Silverstein

Richard Silverstein is an author, journalist and blogger, with articles appearing in Haaretz, the Jewish Forward, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian’s Comment Is Free, Al Jazeera English, and Alternet. His work has also been in the Seattle Times, American Conservative Magazine, Beliefnet and Tikkun Magazine, where he is on the advisory board. Check out Silverstein's blog at Tikun Olam, one of the earliest liberal Jewish blogs, which he has maintained since February, 2003.

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