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U.S. hints it would not object to Brotherhood win in Egypt (How Special)
Montreal Gazette ^ | 11-4-11 | AFP

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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1 posted on 11/04/2011 8:39:58 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Chaos


2 posted on 11/04/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Driftwood1
I suspect that President Obama has a soft spot in his heart for the Brotherhood, considering....
3 posted on 11/04/2011 8:47:03 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Driftwood1

What could possibly go wrong...


4 posted on 11/04/2011 8:52:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Driftwood1

as clear and free elections as was held in the Senate election that sent Franken to the Senate?

well, then. carry on..


5 posted on 11/04/2011 8:53:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Driftwood1

” - - - 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.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 8:56:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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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?


7 posted on 11/04/2011 8:58:17 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: ANGGAPO

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.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 9:00:30 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Driftwood1

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.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 9:05:52 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Driftwood1
Egypt? Egypt? The muslim brotherhood is running the United States of America! Look what happened to the muslim brotherhood's enemy in Libya!
10 posted on 11/04/2011 9:07:26 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Driftwood1

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.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 9:11:52 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Driftwood1

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.

12 posted on 11/04/2011 9:22:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Driftwood1

How special indeed. It wouldn’t surprise me if “Sheik Hussein O” is elected as the next Caliph.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 9:38:05 PM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: ANGGAPO

I suspect Hussein has more than a few already installed in key positions in the US.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 10:00:01 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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15 posted on 11/04/2011 10:08:24 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Driftwood1
WEll DUH.

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.

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

16 posted on 11/04/2011 10:18:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Driftwood1

‘”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?


17 posted on 11/04/2011 10:23:52 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Driftwood1

Why not? They are OK with Hamas in Gaza.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 10:25:49 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: Driftwood1

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.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 10:30:19 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Java4Jay

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.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 11:19:19 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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21 posted on 11/04/2011 11:22:37 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Driftwood1
SHOCKING

H. Clinton = Huma = Muslim Brotherhood.

The Clintons have been bought and paid for by Muslims, all the way back to Serbia.

22 posted on 11/04/2011 11:26:44 PM PDT by teenyelliott (welcome to the Twilight Zone)
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To: Driftwood1
I'm just dumbfounded. That's what America gets for electing an Indonesian muslim (pretend Christian) who was not vetted.

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.

23 posted on 11/05/2011 12:43:31 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: Driftwood1

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?!


24 posted on 11/05/2011 1:23:43 AM PDT by odds
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""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."

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 [1997] 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.

25 posted on 11/05/2011 1:42:53 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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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?


26 posted on 11/05/2011 1:57:22 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Bogey78O

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.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 4:04:31 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: ANGGAPO; Driftwood1; Lumper20; bgill
that President Obama has a soft spot in his heart for the Brotherhood

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

OR

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.

28 posted on 11/05/2011 4:27:24 AM PDT by politicianslie (plug in RADICAL MUSLIM into Obama's idiotic actions and you can figure out his next moves)
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To: Jeff Head

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!


29 posted on 11/05/2011 5:00:59 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Jeff Head

Great graphic!


30 posted on 11/05/2011 5:54:30 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Driftwood1
Well, Hamas and Hezbollah were allowed to participate in the political process of Gaza and Lebanon. How'd that work out?

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?

31 posted on 11/05/2011 7:10:02 AM PDT by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: Jeff Head

Maybe I’m being overly picky, but Pakistan should have been at least orange, if not completely blazing crimson under both admins.


32 posted on 11/05/2011 7:12:47 AM PDT by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: Driftwood1
The latest meme, or self-delusion, on the left is that Islamist parties will “moderate” once they hold positions of political responsibility. That's why Egypt, Libya, Tunisia will all fulfill the Facebook promise of the Arab Spring. You can read variations on this theme at all the “serious” left-wing magazines: Atlantic, the Nation, TNR, etc.

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.

33 posted on 11/05/2011 7:50:11 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Jeff Head; no-to-illegals; Driftwood1; FARS; SunkenCiv; All

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?

http://news.yahoo.com/officials-67-dead-northeast-nigeria-attacks-132851011.html


34 posted on 11/05/2011 7:54:59 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Driftwood1

If the official US government position was against the Muslim Brotherhood, that would just ensure that the Brotherhood got more votes.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 7:59:18 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: gleeaikin

Thanks gleeaikin. Sounds like a great standalone topic as well. :’) Hey, I’d do it, but I’m (allegedly) working on the GGG digest.


36 posted on 11/05/2011 8:10:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks gleeaikin.


37 posted on 11/05/2011 8:10:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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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.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:28 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: MplsSteve

“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.

No coal
No nukes
No drilling


39 posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:26 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: gleeaikin

40 people at a meeting doesn’t sound like there will be that many troops going. ;’)


40 posted on 11/05/2011 9:03:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Driftwood1

Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organisation. Obama is either a fool, or a Muslim radical.


41 posted on 11/05/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Driftwood1
"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

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.

42 posted on 11/05/2011 9:34:23 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: odds
10 yrs later, some still haven’t learned anything. Why?!

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.

43 posted on 11/05/2011 9:47:16 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel
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.

44 posted on 11/05/2011 10:12:58 AM PDT by Sal (We want to run against Obama because he's even weaker and stupider than Carter.)
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To: Driftwood1

It’s more garbage like this from the “ruling class” that makes my reading of that Spectator article ever so timely.

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print


45 posted on 11/05/2011 10:24:20 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: lonevoice

I have no doubt whatsoever that Obamanation hopes for a Brotherhood win.


46 posted on 11/05/2011 11:36:07 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Sal

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.


47 posted on 11/05/2011 12:07:33 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Driftwood1

Obama-Clinton idiocy and sell outs to Iran, Al Queda and the Islamofascists. These people are Quislings to the enth degree.


48 posted on 11/05/2011 12:35:43 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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49 posted on 11/05/2011 1:15:06 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Jeff Head

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?


50 posted on 11/05/2011 3:10:02 PM PDT by Eagles6
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