The Institute Of Egypt Set Ablaze In Cairo...

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    When the 29-year-old Napoleon Bonaparte’s Army of the Orient arrived on Egyptian soil, it marked the first time since 1250 that a European military force set foot in the Dar-al-Islam. Napoleon fashioned himself after other influential world leaders and state builders such as Alexander and Caesar. In that regard, Napoleon brought military objectives with him to the Orient, too. Like Alexander, he also wanted to bring progress, the rights of man, and French enlightenment, with the hopes of making Egypt an extension of France. His strategy was to fuse France’s revolutionary principles with the Koran. Of course, this was modeled after Alexander’s fusion project with the Persians.

    This is where and how the L’Institut d’Egypte came about. Supporting the Army of the Orient were some 160 of France’s leading scientists, artists, engineers, physicians and scholars. The Institute of Egypt was established in Cairo in 1798, and the works that were accomplished both during and after the expedition are greatly revered. Particularly notable was the founding of Egyptology.

    Now it’s all gone. Burned down and charred throughout on December 17th.

    Ironically, Napoleon once wrote, ”True victories, the only ones that cause no regret, are those made over ignorance.”

    Tough sell, l’Empereur…


    Daniel Pipes writes of the crime:

    Remarkably for a learned institution, its doors were open to the public to meander and imbibe, though few did. During my three-year residency in Cairo in the 1970s, it served as a place of refuge...

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    Why do you post this? It doesn't affect anyone here so it doesn't concern us.
    That's the narco-libertarian isolationist spin, anyway.
     
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    Sure it affects us. These are our new puppets. Look how great they are?
     
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    Is there anything in the world that truely doesnt effect us? The difficulty is measuring that effect.
     
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    If they are our puppets then we did a poor job. Besides, I thought Mubarak was our puppet. Make up your mind.
     
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    Both are our puppets. But these puppets appear to be much worse than the previous puppets.
     
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    So every 3rd world regime is our puppets? Except maybe those in the Cuban sphere.
    You really need to step out of the narco-libertarian echo chamber and breathe some clean air.
     
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    The new Egyptian and Libyan regimes are our puppets. Like it or not,they are.
     
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    WWRD?


    (What Would Ron Do?)

    He is your guy after all, right?
     
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    I actually think you have that backwards..... we are their puppets...and they play us like fish.
     

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