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Obama sharply criticizes Egyptian govt's move
Yahoo ^ | 2/10/11 | Ben Feller - ap

Posted on 02/10/2011 6:50:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Bristling with impatience, President Barack Obama on Thursday openly and sharply questioned whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's pledge to shift power to his vice president is an "immediate, meaningful or sufficient" sign of reform for a country in upheaval.

Without naming Mubarak, Obama issued a written statement that criticized the leader for not offering clarity to his people or a concrete path to democracy. He called on Egyptian government leaders to do so, declaring: "They have not yet seized that opportunity."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: criticizes; egyptian; hypocrite; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; obama
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WTF *-?

Imam Obama has spoken.

1 posted on 02/10/2011 6:50:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Egyptian anti-government bloggers work on their laptops from Cairo's Tahrir Square. Furious Egyptian demonstrators vowed to launch their most spectacular protest yet in Cairo on Friday to demand the immediate departure of President Hosni Mubarak and his newly anointed deputy. (AFP/Patrick Baz)


2 posted on 02/10/2011 6:51:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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I sharply question WTF Obama’s doing sticking his nose into Egyptian affairs when he needs to get to work putting America to work.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 6:51:59 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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Where are the skinny people ?

Egyptian anti-government protesters listen to President Hosni Mubarak's speech as they gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Furious Egyptian demonstrators vowed to launch their most spectacular protest yet in Cairo on Friday. (AFP/Patrick Baz)


4 posted on 02/10/2011 6:52:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Norm, I think Obama has just had his Bay of Pigs.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 6:53:08 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mubarak has given the 0 the bird or thumbs-up.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 6:54:56 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Furious Egyptian demonstrators vowed to launch their most spectacular protest yet in Cairo on Friday”

You mean, “spectacular” as in fire, people screaming, streets filled with blood, etc?

Obama fanned the flames and got the radicals even more radical and now all hell is going to break lose throughout Egypt.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 6:55:47 PM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: NormsRevenge

No variation of “sharp” belongs in a sentence with “Obama” in it.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 6:55:56 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m expecting Obama to crash Prince William’s wedding and make a speech about how Prince Harry deserves to be king.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 6:56:28 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: NormsRevenge

10 posted on 02/10/2011 6:56:32 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Impatient, Obama sharply questions Mubarak pledge

this is the new headline at that link. Impatient added. Hmmpt.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 6:56:36 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: NormsRevenge
Like they're really headed for democracy. They are headed for Islamic law and it will be a bloodbath - there will be no Christians left in Egypt after it's all over. The Islamic purge of one of the oldest Christian communities will finally reach its bloody fruition.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 02/10/2011 6:57:43 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: SaxxonWoods
Norm, I think Obama has just had his Bay of Pigs.

I wonder. Gingrich on Hannity tonight said the administration afterward will simply ignore what happened and go off and make speeches on other subjects.

He said that this is the strategy employed after North Korea and Iran. And thinking it over, I guess that's exactly what happened.

13 posted on 02/10/2011 6:57:52 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: NormsRevenge

FUBO. Who cares what you think?


14 posted on 02/10/2011 6:57:56 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ColdOne

probably change the title a few times at this rate.. Thanks!


15 posted on 02/10/2011 6:58:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, just like he criticized the Iran government during the uprising - right?

...oh wait.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 6:59:19 PM PST by rdax
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U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, February 10, 2011. Obama said on Thursday Washington would support an "orderly and genuine" transition to democracy in its Middle East ally Egypt, after reports that President Hosni Mubarak might step down later in the day after weeks of protests. REUTERS/Jim Young


17 posted on 02/10/2011 6:59:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So, Egypt isn’t sovereign after all. Paper released an ocean away, written by person(s) unknown, tell the country what to do.

On the Internet, no less.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 6:59:33 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: NormsRevenge

‘Spose if we get to protestin’ outside the White House it someone like Hu will call Obama up and tell him to get out?

I’m in....


19 posted on 02/10/2011 6:59:53 PM PST by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge

Do you know what Obama needs for moments like this?

He needs some scary looking teleprompters, as he pronounces from on high.


20 posted on 02/10/2011 7:01:07 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: mrsmith
Just one exception:

"Like the first letter of his name, Obama is about as sharp as a bowling ball."

Cheers!

21 posted on 02/10/2011 7:02:38 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I thought this Alien Asshole was going to let Egyptians solve their own problems.

not

22 posted on 02/10/2011 7:05:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

“Where are the skinny people ?”
Looks like the fatties ate them......


23 posted on 02/10/2011 7:05:37 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Psst...college kids...you don’t have a future; thanks to this pencil-necked dweeb. WTF, right?


24 posted on 02/10/2011 7:08:14 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: NormsRevenge

Wow, now his thin-skinedness is out there on the world stage for all to see. What a mess he is making.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 7:09:13 PM PST by rabidralph (...Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.--Penny Chenery, Owner, Secretariat)
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To: NormsRevenge

RESIGN Barack Obama.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 7:09:54 PM PST by PGalt
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!


27 posted on 02/10/2011 7:10:37 PM PST by rabidralph (...Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.--Penny Chenery, Owner, Secretariat)
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To: NormsRevenge

Zer0 doubles down.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 7:11:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge

Response from Egypt: Blow me


29 posted on 02/10/2011 7:11:43 PM PST by Mr. K ("Diversity is an obstacle to be overcome, not a goal to be achieved" -Ann Coulter)
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To: NormsRevenge
Bristling with impatience

Well, how can you have a Caliphate if the Caliph is not obeyed?

Doesn't Mubarak understand the meaning of Islam? It means SUBMIT TO YOUR MASTER.

30 posted on 02/10/2011 7:12:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mrsmith

No variation of “sharp” belongs in a sentence with “Obama” in it

I always say “sharp as a marble”


31 posted on 02/10/2011 7:12:43 PM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Bristling” cracks me up. We are, we aren’t, go, stay. wait.

Now he’s “bristling”.

Where were these hog-sized nuts when you could have knocked Ahmedinejad off his feet, American “leader”?


32 posted on 02/10/2011 7:12:51 PM PST by One Name
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To: grey_whiskers

According to CONSERVATIVE American commentators on FOX NEWS, the protesters - at this point - are NOT Islamic fanatics, and the Muslim Brotherhood does NOT have the support needed to take this revolution over. AT THIS POINT it is a spontaneous secularist movement of people tired of a tyrant who has sucked their country dry of money and brutalized them to the extent that most of them have to live on $3.00 a day, and subject to control by NAZI like storm troopers.

The BEST scenario here is for the Egyptian Military to take over, kick Mubarak out, and set up a transitional Junta style Government until Mubarak’s term ends in September, allowing secularist opposition groups to coalesce and present a strong slate of candidates.

IF the Egyptian Military FIRES on their own people and backs Mubarak, THAT will provide the spark to allow the Islamic Radicals to take over and engineer Mubarak’s over throw. The Islamists WANT the Military to do this and they WANT Mubarak to remain in power as a visible target of public hate.

Obama’s statements and those of his administration on this subject have been as inconsistent and ridiculous as Mubarak’s rambling nonsensical speech.

U.S. Officials who were responsible for not providing information on this situation earlier or refused to take behind the scenes action to lever that bastard Mubarak out of office, should be called to account by the American public.


33 posted on 02/10/2011 7:14:47 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Mubarak just rendered Obama, and the United States, irrelevant. At this point, it's like the leader of Belgium demanding that Mubarak step down from power. The Chinese run the world now, and I'm sure China and Russia want Mubarak in power in order to preserve the status quo in the Middle East.

The major difference is that China and Russia don't have leaders who need to stroke their own egos in public by making multiple statements, all with a different message, on the same Egyptian scenario.

The “what if” game is often played on FR, but had W. Bush bungled this situation this poorly, and had his Intel department testified that the Muslim Brotherhood was a “secular” organization, there would be a movement from the Democrats to pressure Bush to resign.

This Egyptian leadership crisis is an absolute disaster for Obama, but more so for the United States. We've become a secondary ‘power’.

34 posted on 02/10/2011 7:22:01 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


35 posted on 02/10/2011 7:22:18 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Narcissist in Chief is Spreading his rage at being rebuked.

If anyone doubts that the Islamist will destroy all the treasures of Egypt don’t. If the Army joins the rage infected expect destruction of all the treasures.

Anything that produces an insight into the evolution of cultures BEFORE Mo, has to be obliterated. Christians, Jews,
the birth place of Christ. The disease of the Islamist is all incompassing.


36 posted on 02/10/2011 7:23:20 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Caipirabob

Is that George McFly in Back to the Furture?


37 posted on 02/10/2011 7:23:48 PM PST by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Too many Egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy," Obama said, "and it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the Egyptian people and the world."

Look who's talking!

38 posted on 02/10/2011 7:24:09 PM PST by 4woodenboats
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To: Milhous

Especially after our cowardly “community organizer” so quietly tip-toed around the Iranian patriots’ fight for freedom.


39 posted on 02/10/2011 7:24:50 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: ZULU
What does that have to do with bowling balls? (see post #21 to which this was a reply)

Cheers!

40 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:07 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Nachum

Zero would be wise to worry about his own mess.


41 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:33 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: NormsRevenge

That punk Obama just got the middle finger from ol’ Hosni Mubarek


42 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:49 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Milhous
I sharply question WTF Obama’s doing sticking his nose into Egyptian affairs when he needs to get to work putting America to work.

WW III would serve as a pretty effective distraction.

43 posted on 02/10/2011 7:28:38 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Marty62; Nachum

He was rebuked all right, then the Foreign minister said this:

Egypt Uprising - Foreign Minister Abu Al-Gheit Slams U.S. Administration for Interfering in Egypt’s Affairs:

“The question is not whether or not the latest American position pleases me. Ultimately, they have realized the need to conduct these major transformations gradually and on the basis of a roadmap with clear goals, guarantees, and phases. They were using the word ‘now.’ They said: You must do it now! But they changed their position...

When someone says to me ‘now,’ ‘immediately,’ and whatever, I say to him: ‘Boy, go play somewhere else.’ We will do everything according to the interests of our people and country.”

“.... It got to the point that whoever wants to gain points in his own country, and to give a show back home that he is a progressive-leftist-democratic-whatever, ....”

http://m.memri.org/14499/show/74caf19721948ba8870a03bf28fdf951&t=20320d97cb30b6845cb6422bedb5dfbe

(I posted this on another thread as well, just didn’t want you all to miss it).


44 posted on 02/10/2011 7:29:32 PM PST by HollyB
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To: grey_whiskers

Nothing, absolutely nothing (saracsm).

Cheers.


45 posted on 02/10/2011 7:30:38 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: dennisw

tThe “leadership” nobama presents to us is a farce. nobama is the destroyer. he knows what he hates: America, Freedom, Americans. Think. nobama is a hate crime.


46 posted on 02/10/2011 7:32:26 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wee-weed up, acting stupidly.


47 posted on 02/10/2011 7:35:00 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: HollyB

Another great find. Good one.


48 posted on 02/10/2011 7:35:23 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: hal ogen

Obongo’s speeches about the Egyptian situation have been sickening. What a vacuous little turd. I’m driving and I lunge for the radio to change the station


49 posted on 02/10/2011 7:36:20 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a moron.


50 posted on 02/10/2011 7:36:32 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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