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"White House: We're Not Taking Sides in Egypt
Associated Press ^ | 1/31/11 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 01/31/2011 2:34:19 PM PST by Nachum

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that it is "not for me or our government to determine" whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office amid massive protests against his rule. Gibbs said the United States is "not picking between those on the street and those in the government." Yet Gibbs also said the U.S. was seeking an "orderly transition" in Egypt. Asked what he meant with those words, the press secretary said the United States wanted to see "a process of negotiations with a broad cross-section of the Egyptian people.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoforeignpolicy; bhomiddleeast; egypt; house; taking; white; wimps
Egypt-gate
1 posted on 01/31/2011 2:34:25 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This regime is so fked ! They are going to get us into a position where nukes might have to be used in the Middle East to shut down the Muslim extremism.


2 posted on 01/31/2011 2:36:19 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Nachum

Governing is about taking sides you morons.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 2:36:57 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Nachum

Moron...if you don’t take sides, a side will be chosen for you.

What a fool.


4 posted on 01/31/2011 2:38:00 PM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: Nachum
Gibbs is so stupid. This is called DITHERING ~ not at all the sort of thing the top echelon of a major world power is allowed to do.

People will die on account of this ~ INNOCENT PEOPLE, GOOD PEOPLE, CHILDREN ~ they will die and their blood will run in the gutters because Obama doesn't know how to care!

Gibbs would be wise to find a tall building and jump off.

5 posted on 01/31/2011 2:38:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Read the comments to the article if you want to see how Lost In Space the liberals are on this one.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 2:38:45 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Nachum

I have more beach front property in AZ if anyone wants a good deal....


7 posted on 01/31/2011 2:38:50 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Nachum

Barry’s voting “present” on this one.


8 posted on 01/31/2011 2:39:08 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum
Yet Gibbs also said the U.S. was seeking an "orderly transition" in Egypt.

Peter Griffin sticks his foot in his mouth again!

9 posted on 01/31/2011 2:39:09 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Nachum

Translation to every political and ideological radical group around the globe..........America doesn’t take sides. How many million do you think that will get killed?


10 posted on 01/31/2011 2:39:14 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Renegade

If he says he is not. He is.


11 posted on 01/31/2011 2:39:38 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Nachum
[beating head against ice covered banister]

Even Carter didn't do something that stupid.

12 posted on 01/31/2011 2:39:46 PM PST by Desdemona (Real men open doors for ladies.)
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To: Nachum

#GlennBeck is right about #Egypt, #Elbaradei, Ban Ki-moon, #Muslim Brotherhood, #Mideast, #NWO & #UN. Watch M-F. #TeaParty #tcot #tlot


13 posted on 01/31/2011 2:39:54 PM PST by unspun (It's the Sovereignty, Stu. | We are Gulag Bound)
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To: Nachum

Nothing new for Barry to vote “Present”.


14 posted on 01/31/2011 2:40:44 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

Obama votes present once again


15 posted on 01/31/2011 2:42:00 PM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Nachum

The whitehouse’s position does seem strangely similar to many USSC decisions, just sayin.


16 posted on 01/31/2011 2:42:43 PM PST by blackdog
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To: screaminsunshine

Can’t agree more. Sometimes the best times to achieve a goal is to not take action. If Mubarak isn’t supported soon he will fall. Our government doesn’t want to shore him up right now ergo...


17 posted on 01/31/2011 2:43:02 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Steely Tom
Barry’s voting “present” on this one.

Exactly.

18 posted on 01/31/2011 2:43:35 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Nachum

After Obamah’s speech in Cairo, nearly two years ago, this Egyptian Community Disruption can be laid at the feet of America’s Disruptor in Chief!


19 posted on 01/31/2011 2:43:50 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: blackdog

He voted present while in the Senate and they made him President!

Would we expect anything less from this looser?


20 posted on 01/31/2011 2:45:00 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Nachum
Another excerpt:

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.

21 posted on 01/31/2011 2:46:53 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum
Me thinks we oughta sue Egypt!
22 posted on 01/31/2011 2:47:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

moral equivalency at its worst

so Gibbie- the muslim brotherhood is on equal footing with a longtime ally- despite his flaws, his govt is not hanging homosexuals, beheading infidels, stoning women for adultery and demanding war with Israel- but Mubarak should negotiate with them?


23 posted on 01/31/2011 2:48:10 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Nachum

The White House is in the process of legitimizing the Muslim Brotherhood as a political force in Egypt. Currently they are banned.

This is terrible.


24 posted on 01/31/2011 2:49:47 PM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Let's make them stop.)
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To: TexasCajun

The obama bunch may be confused by the judge’s comments. They may think he’s applying for a job as secretary of housing and urban development.


25 posted on 01/31/2011 2:50:27 PM PST by blackdog
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To: TexasCajun

People are getting it! Connect the dots man! Obamma’s speeches are just as or more effective than Osamma Bin Laden from his caves.


26 posted on 01/31/2011 2:52:06 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Nachum
"White House: We're Not Taking Sides in Egypt

Just like we didn't take sides in 2009 in the Islamic paradise of Iran or the Cedar Revolution in the Islamic paradise of Lebanon.

27 posted on 01/31/2011 2:53:06 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Peter Griffin sticks his foot in his mouth again!

I wondered who Gibbs reminded me of... now I know!

28 posted on 01/31/2011 2:58:33 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Nachum

Soetoro knows he can seal the fate of the Zionists by voting present one more time.


29 posted on 01/31/2011 2:59:25 PM PST by omega4179 (Loughner-leftist oriented)
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To: Nachum

If our President hadn’t turned the United States foreign policy into a weak, spineless, milquetoast pansy, sides would have already been taken.

We SHOULD state our position. We SHOULD be the most powerful nation in the world, and our opinion SHOULD matter to other nations.


30 posted on 01/31/2011 3:07:03 PM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: blackdog; All

31 posted on 01/31/2011 3:07:26 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
For those who blather on about an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt, I have but one question to ask.

If a democracy is to exist in Egypt or any Islamic country, what islamic democracy would you use as a model?

32 posted on 01/31/2011 3:16:46 PM PST by blackdog
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White House, "We're Not Taking Sides in Egyp"t

Oh yes you are.

You are taking the side of the NATIONAL SOCIALISTS, your ideological twin.


33 posted on 01/31/2011 3:19:23 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: blackdog

If a democracy is to exist in Egypt or any Islamic country, what islamic democracy would you use as a model?


Turkey?


34 posted on 01/31/2011 3:24:52 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: muawiyah

“Gibbs would be wise to find a tall building and jump off.”

I’ll volunteer to carry the cs to the top floor and watch with glee as gravity takes over.


35 posted on 01/31/2011 3:42:49 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“If a democracy is to exist in Egypt or any Islamic country, what islamic democracy would you use as a model?

Turkey?”

Two comments:
1) Yes, Turkey is quite democratic...however, that’s ONLY because they separate mosque and state - and their military has made that more than clear.

2) The present government is in the process of blurring the line and it’s very likely that Turkey’s democratic days may be ending soon.

The MUSLIM Brotherhood, on the other hand, defines itself by its religion...not a prayer for democracy if they EVER get power.


36 posted on 01/31/2011 3:51:33 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: BobL

Turkey is 99% muslim. It is against the law to travel with a bible. It is against the law for more than four Christians to gather in one room. It is against the law to build a church....it is hardly what we call a democracy.


37 posted on 01/31/2011 3:55:17 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: The Unknown Republican

Obama will lose Egypt as an ally the same way Jimmuh Cahtuh lost Iran.


38 posted on 01/31/2011 3:55:17 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: blackdog
Egypt. Oh, wait a minute.

Excellent question.

39 posted on 01/31/2011 4:00:57 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

This is the point. There is still a ton of our weaponry, our training, and our national interest tied up over there. He could have said, “Look, leaders of all sides need to be brought to the big table and a new constitution should be written. What the US doesn’t want to see is more blood in the streets, and we don’t want to see food riots, which are just around the bend.

Mubarak, El Baradei, the Brotherhood, Christians, etc. should then proceed to the table.

What’s going on now is stalemate leading to food riots and anarchy.


40 posted on 01/31/2011 4:07:09 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

But I don’t think Turkey is an Islamic State. I think it is a represented part. But I will brush up.


41 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:00 PM PST by blackdog
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To: BobL

Turkey is secular by tradition, however has a democratic constitution. They still separate religion from state.(or try to)


42 posted on 01/31/2011 4:24:59 PM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog

The current prez is trying to break down the separation of church of state. He is aggressively acting against Israel (remember the flotilla raid?). This is why the EU countries don’t want them, concerned about allowing an islmaic state to have open borders and movement within the EU.


43 posted on 01/31/2011 4:40:39 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Nachum; All
http://www.israelnationalnews.com//News/News.aspx/135654

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaKeWwE0t7E&feature=related

Where do YOU think obummer;s loyalty is?

44 posted on 01/31/2011 4:40:45 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: The Unknown Republican

Exactly right.
“In indecision is the decision made”

But I think their statements are as phony as everything else they say and do.

Watch the other hand - and you’ll see whose side he’s on.

bummer lifts ban on head of MB
http://www.israelnationalnews.com//News/News.aspx/135654

bummer takes of shoes for prayer - IN THE WH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaKeWwE0t7E&feature=related


45 posted on 01/31/2011 4:44:36 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Nachum

He’s taken a side for the “orderly transition encompassing a broad cross section of the Egyptian population” in establishing a new government to replace the American ally Obama and his pals at the State Department ousted.


46 posted on 01/31/2011 4:46:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: paulycy

bummer lifts ban on head of MB
http://www.israelnationalnews.com//News/News.aspx/135654

bummer takes of shoes for prayer - IN THE WH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaKeWwE0t7E&feature=related


47 posted on 01/31/2011 4:50:22 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: blackdog
Moslems are, in general, incapable of dealing with democracy. It's entirely too complex and requires that they put aside their personal interests in murder, abusing women and general arrogance.

Frankly, Moslems should simply be prohibited from participating in democratic forms, and if they live in a Western nation, they should be disenfranchised and given a "protected state" ~ kind of like a "slave" ~ which will allow them to work, but not participate.

48 posted on 01/31/2011 5:06:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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