Skip to comments.U.S. hints it would not object to Brotherhood win in Egypt (How Special)
Posted on 11/04/2011 8:39:56 PM PDT by Driftwood1
WASHINGTON - The United States would be "satisfied" if fair parliamentary elections in Egypt produced a Muslim Brotherhood victory, President Barack Obama's pointman for democratic transitions in the Middle East said Friday.
"I think the answer is yes, I think we will be satisfied, if it is a free and fair election," the newly appointed special co-ordinator for Middle East transitions, William Taylor, said when asked about what the U.S. reaction would be if the Islamist party comes out ahead in elections starting this month.
"What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they do, not what they're called," Taylor told a forum at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think-tank.
In June Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington had been in "limited contacts" with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an effort to adjust to Egypt's political upheaval.
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What could possibly go wrong...
as clear and free elections as was held in the Senate election that sent Franken to the Senate?
well, then. carry on..
” - - - Taylor told a forum at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think-tank.”
Hey William Taylor, and the rest of you in your Beltway “think” - tank. Go back to when JFK tried to determine the winners of the elections in Vietnam. That reminds me a lot of your “satisfaction” ideas about Egypt elections.
BTW, in the next one of your hokey wars, the senior advisors and all politicians will be the initial, front-line, shock troops.
Your Obamasquatters in Obamavilles will send care packages and appropriate supplies to win over the enemies that you have chosen to convert to your way of thinking.
In other words, if you go to war in Egypt, YOU will be living in De-Nile.
If a Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egyptian govt decided to restrict US access to the Suez Canal, I wonder how we’d feel about it then?
He loves that religion.The only dog he likes better is the Rev Wrong preaching hate America. Obozzo is preaching that hate America now,too. Hell, he loves the guy who dropped his trousers and took a dumps on us.
Would someone like to explain to me again, how Obama doesn’t hate this country, he’s just inept....?
“Inept” could not form a more perfect destruction.
So he is saying the PROCESS is more important than the RESULT? Or, in other words, “they meant well.” It would be nice if we had leaders who cared about the national interest of the US. Instead, we lost an ally in a very important country. Good work Obama.
Obama has supported the Islamic Jihadists at every turn during the so-called "Arab Spring."
That movement is directed at increasing fundamental Islamic governments in North Africa and the Mid East. It is aimed, IMHO, at encircling and ultimately bringing down Israel and making way for some kind of Islamic Caliphate.
How special indeed. It wouldn’t surprise me if “Sheik Hussein O” is elected as the next Caliph.
I suspect Hussein has more than a few already installed in key positions in the US.
Where did O’Bumbles give his FIRST public address as President and to whom? IN America?
IN Cairo - to the Muslim Brotherhood - praising Islam = and he sure has the accent down perfect. He is the product, as are we all, of his upbringing. He has no loyalty or love of - our country.
‘”What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they do, not what they’re called’
Wait? Does he think people have a problem with the name and not what they do?
Why not? They are OK with Hamas in Gaza.
What a load of Cr@p. Who would of ever thought we would have a President who would welcome the Brotherhood like this.
Maybe he will send them an invitation to the WH.
No insanity, in the name of peace. “War has been unable to bring a lasting peace in our time” Barack Hussein Obama. “In that day they will cry peace, peace, peace, but there will be none”..Yeshua Messiah ...better know as Jesus Christ.
H. Clinton = Huma = Muslim Brotherhood.
The Clintons have been bought and paid for by Muslims, all the way back to Serbia.
Just wow! Israel is looking at bad times within a couple of years, and will spill over into regional war. Mark my words on this date. Throw them up in my face if I'm wrong. Two years at most and Israel will be the flashpoint for major war.
Back in the mid 1990s, the US officially recognized the Taliban in Afghanistan too. In 2001, we saw “what they do”, not “what they’re called”. 10 yrs later, some still haven’t learned anything. Why?!
Okay, let's watch. Bet Mr. Taylor is going to find out that innocent names often equate to radical actions. His problem is he refuses to look at the past of said "peoples and parties and movements...". Case in point: "Occupy Wall Street" sounds peaceful enough, but what has happened? We've all seen the riots and destruction of private property.
The Hell's Angels and Galloping Gooses started off as a group of WWII Vets who got into motorcycle racing and hill climbing (I was at the 50th anniversary  of that start in 1947). They got a little free-willing because they were kicked out of the Gypsie Tour hill-climbing competitions (which still exist) because of drinking to much beer, as ex-WWII Vets tended to do. Then they got attitude with the so-called riot in Hollister (Wild Ones movie based on that); then they got separatist; then they got anti-establishment; then they got criminal. The same thing can happen with any benign sounding name.
To me, what is benign about the name Muslim Brotherhood? It sounds like the Black Panthers Brotherhood. This guy has a point, but misses the ultimate consequences of the past of benign sounding names.
Remember the German's Worker Party that Hitler turned into the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) that morphed into Nazi? Words means things.
And what of the Communist Party of America? Is that a benign name or does it entertain their beliefs that are anti-Americanism?
Yes, I believe actions speak louder than words, but certain words speak to or incite particular actions.
Great. The “spiritual leader” of the Brotherhood told a crowd of a million of so a few months back that his only wish is to go to Israel. He prays that even though he is in a wheelchair he will be able to kill some Jews before he dies.
How’s that “Arab Spring” workin’ out for ya?
There were many Americans, who warned by the publication of Mein Kampf, still felt that the election plurality that set Adolf Hitler on his rise to power was legitimate and thus a good thing.
We seem to learn nothing from history, and as a matter of fact it is hardly taught in our schools. Thus, for the American Left Wing rhetoric counts, and the Islamist history of the Muslim Brotherhood itself has no meaning.
The BRAINWASHING of Americans has been that effective.
We obviously have our FIRST Radical Muslim President but Americans won't even think it much less say it. If you wanted to destroy America, and millions around the world seriously want to,
you could do a Pearl Harbor style attack
You could buy a Presidency for a few hundred $$Million. You'd find a pro-Muslim nut like Obama and get him ready to play reality TV. He'd only have to sound good because Americans are functional idiots who will buy him because he cares.
Obama could NOT be stupid enough to dump guns into Mexico and think he'd get away with it unless he looks at the whole system as a scam.
Obama could not be stupid enough to spend $TRILLIONS on creating scam jobs and think it will help America
Obama could NOT be stupid enough to block oil drilling and think it will help America
Obama insisted Israel withdraw to pre-1967 borders which would make the country indefensible. Obama, like virtually every Muslim in the world, would smile when the Jews are slaughtered.
What's the RIGHT ANSWER? Obama is working for those who want to destroy America. My guess is the highest bidder is Saudi Arabia. But he sure likes Iran. And he's done everything he can to make Egypt and Libya Radical Muslim.
He plans on bringing Sharia law to America. The Dems welcome it, do you? The whole time the MSM looks at Obama as the first black President. He could care less about the blacks, he wants American blood in the streets in a racist revolution.
With the transfer of Yemen to the Islamofacists, we have no strategic protections at the end of the Red Sea (thus the Suez Canal)...
This is against the national interest of the US.
Impeach. Today. YOU HAVE THE VOTES!
Muqtada al-Sadr was also given the opportunity to do the same in Iraq. He hid out in Tehran for awhile before returning this past January. Not long after that, he went back to Iran "to continue his 'studies'."
What does any reasonable person think will happen in Iraq when we're out by the year's end?
Maybe I’m being overly picky, but Pakistan should have been at least orange, if not completely blazing crimson under both admins.
It's all silly hogwash of course, but just because something is patently absurd doesn't mean that the left won't embrace it. In fact, patent absurdity is pretty much the litmus test for any idea taken up by the left, so the more insane something is, the more likely they are to climb aboard the bandwagon of insanity.
You can add Nigeria to your map. There is a nasty little war going on in northern Nigeria with an extremist Muslim group trying to force strict Sharia law. If I have read this article correctly it appears that more moderate Muslims are being targeted in addition to Christians. Killed 67 in the last few days or yesterday?
If the official US government position was against the Muslim Brotherhood, that would just ensure that the Brotherhood got more votes.
Thanks gleeaikin. Sounds like a great standalone topic as well. :’) Hey, I’d do it, but I’m (allegedly) working on the GGG digest.
I hope someone does it. I have to go now and feed 40 people at a meeting. I am afraid we might end up with troops in Nigeria, like we now have in Uganda.
“If a Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egyptian govt decided to restrict US access to the Suez Canal.....”
Who knows!? Might be the goal of the Obama Puppet Masters to shut down all our sources of energy other than the fake “Green resources” they tout as a diversion.
40 people at a meeting doesn’t sound like there will be that many troops going. ;’)
Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organisation. Obama is either a fool, or a Muslim radical.
Sub par IQ on display. What part of terrorism, and world domination by violence do you not understand Mr. Taylor?
This nation turned our back on God, and now we are cursed to be led by people with two digit IQ's and 7 digit salarys.
Because the Progressives learned from their mentor Stalin that useful idiots are good tools. Islam is the useful idiot of the New World Order. It is the scourge of islam that is bringing freedom to its knees before the New World Order. How else could a bunch of sand savages wage war with nuclear countrys and survive? Our politicians are playing the war with terror like a fiddle.
The stupid Muslims are sock puppets, who can't even build airplanes. When the NWO is established, and the world brought under one kings foot, the Muslims will be disposed of with a push of the button.
That thought has occurred to me also. Does anyone see the masters of the universe bowing to some dipwad mullah officiating over HIS life via Sharia law? Will these power mad women be wearing burkas?
The Arab Springtime for Hitler accomplishes two goals: 1)It disposes of us by destroying our economy via fuel dependency and terror threat; 2) When all the Mideast except for Israel (assuming she survives) is fully officially terrorist, there will be no compunction by those in charge against nuking every single one of the Arab Spring countries out of existence.
I'm sure the Islamists are expecting that THEY will surprise us first, but I don't think so. Pretty rotten either way.
It’s more garbage like this from the “ruling class” that makes my reading of that Spectator article ever so timely.
I have no doubt whatsoever that Obamanation hopes for a Brotherhood win.
Their Qu’ran tells them they will win, they don’t worry about it past that. So it is two evil guys shaking hands both with a knife behind the back.
When Jesus said a house divided against itself cannot stand, Satan thought, what a good idea! All he wants is the destruction of mankind.
Obama-Clinton idiocy and sell outs to Iran, Al Queda and the Islamofascists. These people are Quislings to the enth degree.
Let’s not forget Dalia Mogahed. Wonder why he is drone-ing the occaisional high profile AQ? Window dressing or possible conflict between AQ and MB? Perhaps ‘commander zero’ is working on a tribal paridigm?