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US intelligence on Arab urest draws criticism
AP/Yahoo News ^ | 2/4/2011 | KIMBERLY DOZIER

Posted on 02/04/2011 5:32:21 AM PST by fruser1

...Top CIA official Stephanie O'Sullivan told senators Thursday that Obama was warned of instability in Egypt "at the end of last year." She spoke during a confirmation hearing to become the deputy director of national intelligence, the No. 2 official to Clapper...

...Of major concern to U.S. intelligence officials is the possibility that the political upheaval in Egypt could be "hijacked" by the Muslim Brotherhood, the banned but politically popular religious and political movement that provides social and charitable support for much of Egypt's poor...

...Scheuer said the CIA has devoted resources to Egypt for years, fostering such a close working relationship with its intelligence service that the CIA regularly turned over suspects of Egyptian origin to its intelligence service, before there was a U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to hold suspects...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; egypt; obama; policy
My theory on Egypt is that Obama policy was to back off our intel assistance and this reduced activity helped foster the events of today.

The article talks about blaming the CIA. However it does indicate the CIA warned obama about possible trouble. Nevertheless, the article does not ask the obvious question "what did obama do in response to this warning"?

My guess is that he did nothing.

Given the warning and CIAs concern over the muslim brotherhood, why would obama NOT escalate intel efforts to round up brotherhood guys and turn them over to Egypt?

Maybe he did, but my belief is that he did not and I also believe he exacerbated the situation by actually reducing our intel assistance to Egypt.

1 posted on 02/04/2011 5:32:22 AM PST by fruser1
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To: fruser1
Obama was behind it.

He sent Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn over there to make it happen.

Bill Ayers's 'Crystal Chaos'

Obama pals provoked Egypt chaos

2 posted on 02/04/2011 5:55:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They did indeed go and provoke trouble. They probably have email buddies to incite this chaos. They are big time Obama fans

3 posted on 02/04/2011 6:18:30 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: fruser1
How could this administration fail to connect the dots?

What did they know and when did they know it?

It' s all about the oil

If you can think of any other cliches that are apparently only used against Republican presidents but apply here, please add them to the list.

4 posted on 02/04/2011 7:05:40 AM PST by pfflier
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It´s part and parcel of the destruction of the United States with the islamist in Chief near the top of the conspiracy tree.

5 posted on 02/04/2011 7:33:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: fruser1

obama was warned... he refused to listen because he is a radical marxist muslim... IT IS ALL obama’s FAULT!


6 posted on 02/04/2011 8:30:24 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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