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Mubarak: I Am an Arab Warrior, Not a Community Organizer
The Corner ^ | 10 February 2011 | Barry Rubin

Posted on 02/10/2011 2:28:44 PM PST by SE Mom

This is a huge lesson in political culture. It also shows just how bad the media coverage has been. Mubarak is not resigning. He’s managing the “reform” process. He is appointing a committee to study constitutional changes. He will decide when there are elections. He is going to “consider” changing the emergency law. He basically said: I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer. That speech should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.

This is not over yet. There has been no revolution so far, but the protesters are going to freak out. If Obama has been interpreted as applauding real and major change, either he didn’t know what Mubarak was going to say or he is going to look like a total fool.

When Mubarak said he won’t accept outside advice, that was a direct slap at Obama. Can you imagine the expression on Obama’s face as he watched the speech after being told by his intelligence that Mubarak resigned? After he made a speech about how the youth had forced change? If I had to summarize it, tabloid-style, I’d say: “Mubarak to Obama: Drop Dead!“

The regime is not giving in — Mubarak will leave office, perhaps in September, but the regime will fight on. The speech was the equivalent of Charles Bronson or Clint Eastwood saying: Come and get me!

Of course, we should not forget that this is a dictator refusing to step down. Mubarak and the army knew that this would inflame the crowd. The army would not have agreed to this unless it was willing to deal with the consequences.


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KEYWORDS: bayofpigs; egypt; mubarak; obama; obamafail; obamunism; punkd
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From the ever-insightful Barry Rubin..
1 posted on 02/10/2011 2:28:46 PM PST by SE Mom
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From the piece:

If I had to summarize it, tabloid-style, I’d say: “Mubarak to Obama: Drop Dead!“


2 posted on 02/10/2011 2:30:04 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I heard from a man on Fox saying the speech was more of an act of war speech. hmmmm


3 posted on 02/10/2011 2:30:25 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: SE Mom
Barry is very sensitive.

He isn't going to take this insult lightly.

This may be the moment where he takes off his mask.

4 posted on 02/10/2011 2:31:13 PM 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: GoCards

It’s a hell of a day...we may be looking back on this as a turning point.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 2:31:16 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Ouch, that’s gonna leave a big red mark on Obama’s forehead.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 2:33:11 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SE Mom

” either he didn’t know what Mubarak was going to say or he is going to look like a total fool. “

Not mutually exclusive options....


7 posted on 02/10/2011 2:34:04 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: SE Mom
"I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer."

LOLOL!!!!!!! That has to sting!

8 posted on 02/10/2011 2:34:35 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: SE Mom

Funny. Zero is both.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 2:34:35 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: SE Mom

Mubarak definitely told Obama what he thinks of him and I can’t say I blame him, Zer0’s knowledge of foreign policy is zero.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 2:34:44 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This may be the moment where he takes off his mask.

And shows us what he REALLY is!:


11 posted on 02/10/2011 2:34:55 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: SE Mom

This calls for a whole tub of “Cherry Garcia” and a Kool!


12 posted on 02/10/2011 2:35:47 PM PST by albie
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To: Uncle Ike

Mubarak suckered in Obama. I don’t like Mubarak but on this one I enjoyed seeing him stick it to a novice like Obama.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 2:37:15 PM PST by WellyP
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To: sionnsar

He’s constantly getting his skinny ass handed over to him on a platter by other countries. Even with his ego, he must be sucking his thumb crying.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 2:38:09 PM PST by albie
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To: SE Mom

Egypt has rational people and a military that keep things going. They will prevail. The rational are the business class that is totally ignored. They will not allow the rif raf to gain control.

There will be change but it will not be controlled by the people in the streets


16 posted on 02/10/2011 2:38:27 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: SE Mom

Substitute “Organizer” for Pretender at will...

Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender
Pretending that I’m doing well
My need is such I pretend too much
I’m lonely but no one can tell

Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I’ve played the game but to my real shame
You’ve left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal

Oh yes I’m the great pretender
Just laughin’ and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I’m not, you see

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-great-pretender-lyrics-dolly-parton.html ]

I’m wearin’ my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still around

Too real is the feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal

Oh yes I’m the great pretender
Just laughin’ and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I’m not, you see
I’m wearin’ this old heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still around

But I know what I am
I am the great pretender


17 posted on 02/10/2011 2:38:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: SE Mom
LOL.

This will go down as how Obama lost Egypt.

18 posted on 02/10/2011 2:40:06 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: SE Mom
At least 'bammy IS Lord of the Flies...


19 posted on 02/10/2011 2:40:40 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: SE Mom
I was relieved to hear Rush say that he is "confused" about the situation in Egypt.

Thought it was just me.....

20 posted on 02/10/2011 2:43:19 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: SE Mom

What a turn of events. To be in the same room when Obama heard this...


21 posted on 02/10/2011 2:43:34 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: SE Mom
Another excellent post by Rubin.

Another hilarious punking of the anointed one by a foreign leader.

Why does it hurt when I laugh?

22 posted on 02/10/2011 2:43:53 PM PST by mojito
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To: SE Mom

So much for our excellent “intelligence”. Thanks, Sec. Clapper! You rock!


23 posted on 02/10/2011 2:44:09 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: SE Mom


-VS.-


24 posted on 02/10/2011 2:44:46 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: SE Mom
Warrior!
25 posted on 02/10/2011 2:46:15 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SE Mom
If Obama has been interpreted as applauding real and major change, either he didn’t know what Mubarak was going to say or he is going to look like a total fool.

Remember, the first two words of SNAFU are "situation normal.'

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26 posted on 02/10/2011 2:48:01 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: SE Mom
Can we trade presidents with Egypt?

Please?


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

27 posted on 02/10/2011 2:48:19 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: Churchillspirit

Anyone who isn’t confused by this crisis is a lying fool.

One thing does seem pretty clear though- this adminstration has made foregin policy blunders during the Egyptian mess that will be echoing for years ...

GOD help us; we have yet two more years of this man and his inept minions.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 2:49:27 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
" ... is going to look like a total fool."

Going to?

Barry is a fool and he will be very upset that Mubark didn't just applaud the 'walk on water act' Lil' Barry does and run away. Now, Barry will really do something stupid. Or, is that, something really stupid? Either way, this will have Barry on the "they treat me like a dog" mope again and it's going down hill from here.

I'm amazed he hasn't publicly popped off and shown the fact he's completely mad yet. It's coming, though, and every little slight no matter how minor brings it a bit closer. Without the meds or self-medication, he'd have already been foaming at the mouth and chasing cars like the dog he is.

29 posted on 02/10/2011 2:49:49 PM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: SE Mom; flat; 70th Division; tgusa; jesseam; ZULU; exit82; al baby; rodguy911; Nachum; ...

My take on it was “Obama, up yours and the jackass you rode up on!”


30 posted on 02/10/2011 2:49:51 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SparkyBass

That fly needs to go one ear and come out the other. lol


31 posted on 02/10/2011 2:49:51 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: SE Mom

NOW, do you think the Saudi’s or the Mukhabarat will unveil the birth record of the Fraud-in-Chief????

Obozo may have really stepped in it this time. hee hee hee


32 posted on 02/10/2011 2:49:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SE Mom

About time someone told Obama where to go. Obama will be looking around for a scapegoat (Republicans, Wall Street, George Bush, oil companies, Israel)


33 posted on 02/10/2011 2:50:26 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: ColdOne

The more he over reaches and damns Mubarak the stronger Mubarak’s support will become.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 2:53:50 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: BusterBear
Obama will be looking around for a scapegoat (Republicans, Wall Street, George Bush, oil companies, Israel)

Oh everybody already knows the the culprits are rich Jewish Wall Street Republican oilmen led by that despicable GWB.

35 posted on 02/10/2011 2:54:34 PM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: SE Mom

Well, Bammy already said his allegiance is with the student protestors and the other dreamers. So chalk another ally up to being tossed under the bus.


36 posted on 02/10/2011 2:55:31 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
"This may be the moment where he (Barry) takes off his mask."


37 posted on 02/10/2011 2:58:05 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo

Obama has been instigating the mob.


38 posted on 02/10/2011 2:58:07 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: SE Mom

Looks like the “Won” picked the wrong year to give up cigarettes.....


39 posted on 02/10/2011 2:59:11 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SE Mom

Um ... yes ... but ... um ... why is my teleprompter blank? .... um ..... present!

40 posted on 02/10/2011 3:00:12 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: albie

“Even with his ego, he must be sucking his thumb crying.”

Perhaps. An alternative scenario is that Soros and his other controllers are telling him he is doing a great job. After all, the goal is to destroy America. Making its leader look like a fool is just one act in the play.

As long as Obama can jet around the country, spouting off the words on his telepromter while listening to the applause of the carefully selected crowds and the lapdog media his ego will be fine.


41 posted on 02/10/2011 3:00:56 PM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Rashputin
For Barry to actually get mad (even at the wrong things) would at least show some backbone and fortitude.

This community organizer will take it just like he always has and try to spin it in his favor.

He doesn't know how to get what he wants. All he knows how to do is lie.

42 posted on 02/10/2011 3:01:30 PM PST by Bob Mc
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To: All

Here’s an excerpt of an interview Kathryn Jean Lopez did with Rubin BEFORE Mubarak’s speech- when we thought he was resigning:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/259503/save-sound-bite-it-might-come-back-haunt-him-kathryn-jean-lopez

Lopez: Did the U.S. and international media influence events there? For better or for worse?

Rubin: Much less than they think.

Lopez: How might you beg the Obama administration to respond?

Rubin: I think it has already responded, with rejoicing about how people power has brought a transition to democracy. Save that sound bite — it might come back to haunt him in the future. Unless the situation in Egypt turns out really well, he’s going to look very bad.

As a registered Democrat, I hate to say it, but he sounded more like a community organizer than a president in his response. There was no trace of a national-interests approach, or any caution, or any sense of how this would damage U.S. allies.

On this same day, the highest-ranking U.S. intelligence official in Senate testimony described the Muslim Brotherhood as a largely secular organization that eschews violence. Most people will focus on the first stupidity but it is the second that is really incredible. After all, the Brotherhood advocates murdering Americans in Iraq and its leader has called for jihad against America.

The level of leadership and the knowledge base of the executive branch is so low as to be shocking. I’ve been talking to people from different countries who say things like, “How can Americans be so naïve?”

Lopez: Who are America’s friends in Egypt? Who are clearly not?

Rubin: The friend is the regime, like it or not, possibly the army though it can turn toward radical nationalism very fast if it decides that serves its interests. The enemies are not only the Islamists but also another group that may be almost or just as large, the radical nationalists.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 3:01:44 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

There will be a military take over in that country.

Whether that makes it worse or better is a guess.


44 posted on 02/10/2011 3:01:59 PM PST by crz
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To: SE Mom
When Mubarak said he won’t accept outside advice, that was a direct slap at Obama

I was driving and only heard a little but I did here that line and it was clear what it means

45 posted on 02/10/2011 3:04:25 PM PST by woofie
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To: screaminsunshine
Obama has been instigating the mob.

The only thing for which his experience qualifies him (community organizer).

46 posted on 02/10/2011 3:04:42 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Good, Verrryyyy Gooood!!!


47 posted on 02/10/2011 3:06:19 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: sionnsar
Oh God, and a fellow muslim had to say it to the great narcissist (spit be upon him)!
48 posted on 02/10/2011 3:07:01 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Texas Fossil
How many countries are there now in which has Obama strained our relations? Let's see: England, France, Spain, Israel, I think Germany, IIRC (except for some German people, but I think the powers in office have had their fill of Obama), Russia is not enamored, nor frightened, of him, nor is China. And now Egypt has told Obama to drop dead and basically told him to go away and play back on the school playground while the grownups of the world make their own decisions. (Which will probably lead to lots more mistrust and ignoring of Obama and the US among all the formerly "friendly" mid-East nations.

The main, bottom line for Obama's failures is what was the major objection by conservatives during his campaign - No experience as a leader or administrative capabilities. Electing Obama to run this country was like apointing a new intern to run a hospital. An intern might be smart enough to get through medical school, but has no background in business, management, diplomacy, tact, clever negotiation, and savvy decision making. So it is with Obama. He is always out-smartted and out-classed by every other country's leaders. What a joke he must be to all of them.

49 posted on 02/10/2011 3:12:25 PM PST by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: SE Mom
OUCH!! Now he has Sarah Palin and Hosni Mubarek calling him a wussy!
50 posted on 02/10/2011 3:16:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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