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Swine Flu Hysteria Hits the Middle East

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Posted on May 2, 2009
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Despite the fact that only two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the region, the top stories around the Middle East have been about the H1N1 threat—even to the point of edging out reports of violence in Iraq in the news lineup.

Mosaic Intelligence Report:

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By juj, June 3, 2009 at 2:20 am Link to this comment
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Hey !! . some people are also “arabs” and whos fault is it for brigging pork to the middle east ??!!! exactly . and ARABS ! DONT EAT PORK so arabs are dying cause of GREEDY people wanting to eat PORK !

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By mech'elsamberg, May 4, 2009 at 6:20 pm Link to this comment

The land is ours.  Its not our fault the greedy Arabs want everything to themselves.

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By Dar, May 4, 2009 at 12:20 pm Link to this comment
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“Jewish women and children (as well as other non-Jewish Israelis) are subjected to Qassams and Katyushas but no one gives a damn.”

Maybe if they didn’t steal other people’s land, then they wouldn’t have said rockets falling on them.

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By mech'elsamberg, May 4, 2009 at 11:43 am Link to this comment

Gee duhhhh.  And eight years of Qassams and Katyushas sent to civilian populations was legal, huh?

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By Paul Siroz, May 4, 2009 at 11:28 am Link to this comment
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mech’elsamberg- I agree this post has nothing to do with Israel, except for the racist comment made by the Israeli Health Minister against Mexicans!

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By Fadel Abdallah, May 4, 2009 at 11:20 am Link to this comment

The following article suggests that there are more pressing issues than the distraction scare created by the Swine Flue. In light of this, one might be led to believe that this hysteria is artificially created to distract from more pressing and serious issues that must be addressed!
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It’s The Flu People!
By Timothy V. Gatto

http://www.countercurrents.org/gatto040509.htm

There are more pressing problems than the swine flu virus. There is the question of whether the Bush administration will get away with torture. There is the fact that the Israeli Defense Force used white phosphorus in their recent genocidal foray into Gaza (which our government aided and abetted in). There is the use of depleted uranium sickening veterans and their families along with people that live in Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia…”

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By mech'elsamberg, May 4, 2009 at 10:03 am Link to this comment

Mark, you are not “getting it”.  Post after post after post here, sits here denouncing Israel and calling her Israhell, calling the Zionists Zio-Nazis, so my sarcastic reply was just returning the favour.  This includes articles that have nothing to do with Israel or the Middle East.  Its getting tiring of seeing Jew haters cowardly disguised as “anti-Zionists” making their filthy remarks.  Jewish women and children (as well as other non-Jewish Israelis) are subjected to Qassams and Katyushas but no one gives a damn.

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By Mark E. Smith, May 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm Link to this comment

Okay, neither of the two CHILDREN were leftists or Zionists.

Just ordinary American CHILDREN.

I understand that there are many who are so dedicated to their sectarian strife that they don’t give a damn about children, but these were just children. Kids. Youngsters.

Neither of them were guilty of any sectarian allegiances whatsoever or of spreading any hatreds, divisiveness, and propaganda as so many trolls here are doing.

This is, however, typical of the way that hatemongers will exploit even the deaths of children to spread their divisiveness and hate.

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By mech'elsamberg, May 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm Link to this comment

I said ANTI-ZIONIST plot and it is the left who blame everything on Jews, oops, I mean Zionists.

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By Mark E. Smith, May 3, 2009 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

Neither of the first two victims, children who both lived in California at least a hundred miles apart from each other, were Arabic or Jewish, and neither had been to Mexico or been anywhere around pigs.

It is unknown, however, whether their parents listen to or watch right-wing radio and TV shows, and if they were therefore exposed to the ignorance and virulent hatreds of white, U.S.-born bigots and zealots.

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By mech'elsamberg, May 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm Link to this comment

The flu is probably yet another anti-Zionist plot.

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By youraveragejoe, May 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm Link to this comment

Swine and Middle East.  How fitting.

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By youraveragejoe, May 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm Link to this comment

We can only hope that “swine” and “Middle East” have genetic juxtaposition.

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By Mark E. Smith, May 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment

Curiouser and curiouser….

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113696409275445.html

Now the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying that the swine flu may have begun in California with patients who had never visited Mexico or had any contact whatsoever with pigs.

Should we start calling it the California flu?

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By M. Currey, May 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment
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Looks to me like a government that will use any excuse to control the people.  In my opinion the Muslim religion is a more controlling religion than the Roman Catholic religion but both want to control a segment of the population namely women.

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By randyha, May 3, 2009 at 9:55 am Link to this comment

Fadel, I respect your opinion since you lived in Egypt and I did not; however, I did speak to a Coptic American who tld me that Copts are discriminated against in Egypt. Also, there were riots and unrest between Copts and Muslims over marriage, conversion and criticism in the press.

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By ned levi, May 3, 2009 at 9:46 am Link to this comment
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90% of the garbage collectors in Egypt are Copts. Is this because they are kept in poverty or do they have a monopoly on garbage collection?

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By Fadel Abdallah, May 3, 2009 at 7:39 am Link to this comment

randyha, on the fact that the Mubarak regime is evil through and through I agree. However, I beg to disagree on your saying that the Swine Flue panic is a camouflage to “further persecute the Copts.”

I am almost a son of Egypt through the many years I spent there studying and as regular tourist. The Copts in Egypt were never a persecuted minority. In fact, all the Copts I met in Egypt and outside were better off than the average person from among the Muslims. When I was a student in Alexandia, though I am a Muslim, I came very close to marrying a Copt.

However, it’s true that in recent history, with agitation from foreign agents, there were two occasions when tensions rose between these two religious groups, but the political establishment was never against the Copts.

On the other hand, the real enemies of the Mubarak regime are the Muslims, as represented by the Muslim Brotherhood, who are imprisoned in the thousands, and I am sure that in such circumstances the Copts would be natural allies not enemies.

One thing you should know for fact is that Mubarak is the ultimate secular who is Muslim only by name, the Israelis and the Egyptian Copts are his closest allies and the mainstay of his regime.

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By randyha, May 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm Link to this comment

Talking about panic in Egypt! This is another distraction by the Mubarak regime to camouflage its corruption and further persecute the Copts.

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