Skip to comments.Egypt thumbs the nose at US
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...
(Excerpt) Read more at atimes.com ...
Morsi is to visit Washington on September 23rd, 2012.
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.
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?
OH YEAH????? I thumb the nose at them!
What do they have to be concerned about, the only thing that mac daddy will do is bow.
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.
What wonders allah is working through his servant Barak al Hussein Obama.
Every dog has his day, Obayma is no different. When he leaves office it will be a great day in America.
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.
Yes, yes he is.
“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.
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.
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.
Obama's "Arab Spring" has sprung.
“This is not how Washington expected the “right side of history” to play out”
This is EXACTLY how hussein hoped it would turn out.
Geee, guess which country biulds U.S. designed M1 tanks.
Obama decided Mubarak should go. Look at what that left us.
Egypt thumbs the nose at US
Sounds like a good reason to send another few billion dollars to them.
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.
Practicing up for here?
Wow, putting one person in charge of awarding $1.3 billion would seem to be a bad idea, for a number of reasons.
Yep. As well as bill ayers and his buds.