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Egypt thumbs the nose at US
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Posted on 08/22/2012 11:52:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan

The gloom in Washington must be deepening. Egypt is careering away from the alliance with the United States - and the bitter truth cannot be hidden or obfuscated anymore.

This is not how Washington expected the "right side of history" to play out. The Arab Spring has borne a strange fruit in Egypt - a pure breed, unlike the hybrids in Tunisia, Libya or Yemen.

Consider the following. President Barack Obama was one of the first statesmen to greet Mohammed Morsi on his election victory in May. Obama broke protocol and phoned to congratulate him,signifying the anxiety in Washington to have a splendid chemistry with him.

Then, Obama wrote a letter to Morsi and he deputed Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to fly to Cairo and deliver it in person. Burns was followed to Cairo by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, again for an audience with Morsi. That, in turn, was followed by the visit to Cairo by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. All this, within the first month of Morsi's presidency.

Panetta came back to Washington greatly pleased that the Egyptian military leadership, which has been the anchor sheet of the US regional strategy and the custodian of the US' interests in Egypt, and Morsi were not only getting alone fine but they even had a common agenda...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; egypt; iran; obama

1 posted on 08/22/2012 11:52:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
If we had a lottery of every resident (citizen, legal immigrant or "undocumented" worker) of the United States and chose a president and his/her cabinet that way, how could it possibly be worse than what we've just gone through? Seriously!
2 posted on 08/22/2012 11:57:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good point!


3 posted on 08/22/2012 11:58:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

Morsi is to visit Washington on September 23rd, 2012.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=morsi+to+visit+the+united+states&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=


4 posted on 08/22/2012 11:59:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: tsowellfan

Gee, “experts were surprised” should be a theme song of this administration. Every person with even the slightest interest in foreign affairs is NOT surprised. Hillary is a laughing stock in the middle east and our foreign policies are a joke.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 12:10:09 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Dapper 26
Video: Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died
6 posted on 08/23/2012 12:13:51 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

Are they kidding? o be gone is loving this. Why do you think he went to Cairo and MET with the brotherhood in the first place?


7 posted on 08/23/2012 12:14:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: tsowellfan

OH YEAH????? I thumb the nose at them!


8 posted on 08/23/2012 12:14:46 AM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: tsowellfan

What do they have to be concerned about, the only thing that mac daddy will do is bow.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 12:18:28 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll do ya one better.

If we had brought over 250 Soviet era members of the Politburo and had picked names out of a hat, we couldn’t have done worse than this.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 12:18:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: tsowellfan

What wonders allah is working through his servant Barak al Hussein Obama.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 12:26:50 AM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Every dog has his day, Obayma is no different. When he leaves office it will be a great day in America.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 12:54:21 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: tsowellfan

You can thank that bowing Bozo for losing Egypt. He played a fool’s game opening up the Pandora’s Box by ridding Mubarak and befriending the Brotherhood. Whether he’s gone in 2012 or in the next cycle, America won’t be recovering from bowing bozo’s naive political moves any time soon and I’m talking decades.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 12:56:58 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: fso301

Yes, yes he is.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 1:05:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Dapper 26

“Hillary is a laughing stock in the middle east “

Sorry,,,, but the muzzies have no respect for womyn! Sending her to deal with them is a losing proposition.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 1:31:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lbryce

Obama and the hard-left US State Department are accomplishing exactly what they intended for the ME. The goal is a caliphate and the target is Israel.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 1:40:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tsowellfan

US foreign aid to: EGYPT

Aid to Egypt is set at $1.3 billion, similar to previous years, but with conditions attached. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is required to certify that the Egyptian government is supporting the transition to a civilian government, including holding free and fair elections.

The secretary of state also must certify that Egypt’s government is meeting its obligation under the 1979 peace treaty with Israel. She can waive the requirements if she feels it is in the U.S. national security interests.

Why?


18 posted on 08/23/2012 2:24:13 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa
Egypt has no industry except Tourism and that is gone.

Troubling

19 posted on 08/23/2012 3:24:02 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: tsowellfan
Obama's "Arab Spring" has sprung.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 3:25:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: tsowellfan

“This is not how Washington expected the “right side of history” to play out”

This is EXACTLY how hussein hoped it would turn out.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 4:01:50 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: tsowellfan

Geee, guess which country biulds U.S. designed M1 tanks.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 4:09:45 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: tsowellfan

Obama decided Mubarak should go. Look at what that left us.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 4:15:11 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: tsowellfan

Egypt thumbs the nose at US

Sounds like a good reason to send another few billion dollars to them.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 5:12:18 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If we had a lottery of every resident (citizen, legal immigrant or "undocumented" worker) of the United States and chose a president and his/her cabinet that way, how could it possibly be worse than what we've just gone through? Seriously!

I've proposed something similar to this many times. I would have a lottery of all citizens registered to vote to fill all elective offices. Being registered would indicate willingness to serve. You'd have to go back to a limited government as outlined in the Constitution because otherwise the bureaucracy would take over even more than they already have. However, if the government wasn't a huge cesspool with almost unlimited powers as it is today, we'd be much better off.

Any 10 random citizens could do a better job than any 10 elected politicians.

25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:14:55 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: tsowellfan

26 posted on 08/23/2012 7:16:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MestaMachine
Didn't the SEIU help out with this revolution?

Practicing up for here?

27 posted on 08/23/2012 7:18:44 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: tdscpa

Wow, putting one person in charge of awarding $1.3 billion would seem to be a bad idea, for a number of reasons.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 7:20:54 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Yep. As well as bill ayers and his buds.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:54:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks Thanks tsowellfan..
31 posted on 09/02/2012 7:54:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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