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Gibbs: Obama still hasn't called Egyptian leader as protests rage
The Hill ^ | 1/28/11 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 01/28/2011 1:25:31 PM PST by markomalley

The administration tried to strike a cautious balance Friday between backing a longtime U.S. ally and supporting pro-democracy demonstrators as violent protests against the regime in Egypt spiraled out of control.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs called for restraint in Egypt as protesters there continue to square off with government forces.

Gibbs said President Obama still has not spoken with endangered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for nearly 30 years, but he said U.S. officials have been communicating to Egyptian officials American displeasure with the situation.

"We have throughout the process, our ambassador and others in the government have been in touch with the Egyptian government," Gibbs said. "President Obama has not spoken with President Mubarak."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: asleepatthewheel; baghdadbobgibbs; barryswtfmoment; egypt; hisnibs; robertgibbs
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1 posted on 01/28/2011 1:25:34 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Stafford.com is reporting unconfirmed reports of police and militarily clashes.


2 posted on 01/28/2011 1:27:27 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: markomalley

Not the right kind of crisis.


3 posted on 01/28/2011 1:27:52 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: markomalley

They are dumping Mubarak to make way for the Muslim Brotherhood.


4 posted on 01/28/2011 1:28:04 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: markomalley

Seems that the 3 AM call came and went to voicemail.


5 posted on 01/28/2011 1:28:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

Perhaps he’s planning to send Zelaya in to take over.


6 posted on 01/28/2011 1:28:26 PM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: markomalley

it’s 4:30 on a Friday, his work week is over. he’s having cocktails and conversation and thinking ‘bout a little reggie love


7 posted on 01/28/2011 1:30:07 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: markomalley

If I were the guy in charge in Egypt right now, the last thing I’d want to do is talk with Barry0.


8 posted on 01/28/2011 1:30:10 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: agere_contra

Nope, they’re quietly working on putting Zelaya back in power in Honduras.


9 posted on 01/28/2011 1:31:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

There is a bsic fight going on in the Middle East and Africa right now.

The fight is between extremist terrorist forces and more moderate freedom loving liberating forces wishing for liberty and democratic reforms that give more power and control to the people rather than dictatorships, totalitarian governments and tyrannical despots who steal whatever they can from their own citizens once they achieve the power and control they seek.

Unfortunately the UN along with the tacit approval of such countries as the US have supported these undemocratic regimes in the past.

It is time this tacit approval stop as well as giving foreign aid to these types of governments in order to prop them up.

This also means getting tough with regimes such as Iran and North Korea.


10 posted on 01/28/2011 1:31:05 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: markomalley

He's busy.

11 posted on 01/28/2011 1:31:24 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: markomalley
Gibbs: Obummer still hasn't called Egyptian leader as protests rage--

Obummer Under Suspicion for Running A Pyramid Scheme

12 posted on 01/28/2011 1:36:27 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: markomalley

is this what you call a “fair weather friend??”


13 posted on 01/28/2011 1:39:53 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: markomalley

The Muslim Brotherhood takes Egypt - glad I already saw the pyramids, they’ll be blown up soon


14 posted on 01/28/2011 1:42:10 PM PST by MissMack99 (Being held up at gun point since Obama took office.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Can’t Zer0 just get Fibbs to push the reset button?


15 posted on 01/28/2011 1:42:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Maybe a round of golf is necessary first?


16 posted on 01/28/2011 1:43:03 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: MissMack99

That will drive down tourism big time.

No longer any reason to go to or visit Egypt.


17 posted on 01/28/2011 1:43:45 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: markomalley
Maybe he's in the Rose Garden vacillating

Deja Vu all over again

18 posted on 01/28/2011 1:59:14 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: markomalley

The usual crisis response from Obama takes about 9 - 10 days, as he has in the BP/Transocean oil spill disaster. Before he comments, he’ll send lawyers.


19 posted on 01/28/2011 2:01:07 PM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: chemicalman

He hasn’t called yet because he has no clue what to say.


20 posted on 01/28/2011 2:04:32 PM PST by TheCornerOffice
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To: TheCornerOffice

That sounds about right.


21 posted on 01/28/2011 2:09:03 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: markomalley

Barry’s voting present...........as usual. This is how he handles the 2AM call.


22 posted on 01/28/2011 2:22:02 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: markomalley


Well, we know Carter lost that one. I wonder who the grand Islamic leader of the new Egypt will be.
23 posted on 01/28/2011 2:25:37 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: markomalley

pRes_ _ent Obama, the crypto-Moslem with no birth certificate, sent Ayers and Dohrn and CODE PINK
to help the Moslem Brotherwood.

Why would he EVER help Mubarak?


24 posted on 01/28/2011 2:40:48 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: markomalley

Zero loves his radicals in the streets, the picture perfect of “dreams from my father”, a drunk driver killed drunk in a car accident... oh so glorious the chaos at the hands of the son of perdition who feels for this.


25 posted on 01/28/2011 3:09:36 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley

They’re not pro-democracy protesters but pro-Islamist.

Morons.


26 posted on 01/28/2011 3:12:44 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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