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Egypt May Be Bigger Concern Than Libya for White House
ny times ^ | 9/12/2012 | By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER

Posted on 09/13/2012 3:26:31 AM PDT by tobyhill

For all the harrowing images of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi, the Obama administration is grappling with the possibility that its far bigger long-term problem lies in Egypt, not Libya.

Hours before the attacks in Benghazi on Tuesday, the American Embassy in Cairo came under siege from protesters. While the violence there did not result in any American deaths, the tepid response from the Egyptian government to the assault gave officials in Washington — already troubled by the direction of President Mohamed Morsi’s new Islamist government — further cause for concern.

President Obama telephoned Mr. Morsi and the president of Libya’s National Assembly, the White House said early on Thursday, in calls that seemed different in tone, suggesting dissatisfaction with Cairo’s response as opposed to Tripoli’s.

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1 posted on 09/13/2012 3:26:37 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

This crowd looks a lot like the Democrat National Convention.

http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/BJkZCAeAj9XIjkvrwKjB5w—/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0yNTk7cT04NTt3PTUxMg—/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/c8103b66aa15e2191a0f6a706700fd14.jpg


2 posted on 09/13/2012 3:28:58 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: tobyhill
Here's the problem- even at his wimpiest, rubber-spined worst, I still believed Jimmy Carter wanted to do what was best for America and abhorred the violence of the Iranian terrorists during the Hostage Crisis.

In my opinion, Barack Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm) is cheering on the radicals in Egypt and Libya and I bet it sends a thrill up his leg to see the American flag being torn up.

3 posted on 09/13/2012 3:32:21 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: gotribe

Is anybody watching Fox and Friends this morning? They are right on top of this and it has been excellent so far. Allen West is on now.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 3:34:04 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: tobyhill

Muammar Qadhafi was an evil dictator, but he was passively evil and no longer a major threat to our country. Obama’s policies have replaced him with active evil. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was nowhere near as bad as Qadhafi, but he was not a beacon for democracy either. Obama’s policies have replaced him with active evil also. I hope and pray that Obama will leave office peacefully and through lawful means in January of 2013 so that this terrible nightmare for freedom can finally end.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 3:34:29 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: tobyhill

Tony Shaffer said that his sources have been telling him the CIA was ordered to stand down in these places...and they are not happy.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 3:38:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: MuttTheHoople

You are 100% wrong about Jimmuh. He facilitated the whole thing in Iran. I was over there in what some would call an OPSEC capacity and this article rings very true if not entirely.

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2004/03/jimmy-carters-illegal-demands-on-shah.html


7 posted on 09/13/2012 3:45:58 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

Yeah, now that I think about it, you’re right.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 3:50:22 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: MestaMachine

Ordered to stand down ...how long ago?


9 posted on 09/13/2012 3:51:13 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Tony Shaffer said that his sources have been telling him the CIA was ordered to stand down in these places...and they are not happy.

WOW who is running this country David Axelrod

10 posted on 09/13/2012 3:54:47 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: tobyhill

This was all directed and planned by Obama and Holder
and CODE PINK and Ayers and the DNC.

It is treason, and the US Congress has supported the
treason against the American people.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 3:56:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SE Mom

Since early in the arab spring. Once the dictators were ‘deposed’, they were told that the resulting regimes were ‘friendly’ to us and ordered NOT to stir the pot. They were not allowed to infiltrate the different groups and there has been no real intel since then.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 4:00:26 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: mazda77
Thanks. So many people claim he was just naive.
The lust in his mind was probably more for power than anything else.
13 posted on 09/13/2012 4:00:57 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Diogenesis

Yoooou Betcha!

Our wunnerful RINOs just roll over, and roll over, and roll over.

Then they roll over again.

3rd party, anybody??


14 posted on 09/13/2012 4:02:10 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
I'm not so sure about that, but it sure seems to me that we're witnessing the disastrous results of having nations run by "community organizers." Give them enough time, and the whole world will look like Chicago.

The Romney campaign ought to get on this and run with it. I'd love to see a campaign ad showing clips of some obese Chicago union thugs on a picket line, alongside clips showing hordes of swarthy Libyans and Egyptians storming U.S. embassies and consulates ... Is this what "Hope and Change" is all about, Mr. Obama?

15 posted on 09/13/2012 4:04:36 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: MestaMachine
Every single person on Fox this morning is attacking obama and hildebeast and the left for their failed theories and social engineering in the ME. A Colonel just called out princeton, havaad and yale for their failed and dangerous foreign policies that obama is adhering to. He said... "They kill four of ours... we kill 400 of them... it is ALL that these radicals understand". GOD works in mysterious ways.

LLS

16 posted on 09/13/2012 4:28:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Good point, but this is not just an Obama and Hillary problem. You can add to that list every @sshole in the two Bush administrations who brought their delusional ideas about nation-building in the Middle East to Washington D.C.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 4:32:45 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

You are exactly right. I recently saw an interview with Ms. Rice and she was supporting and defending the “Spring” concept. She said it may be a bit difficult at first but it should work out in the long run. I never have understood the love affair some have for that B!t@h just because she is supposed to be conservative. OH, yeah...she likes sports too.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 4:43:04 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Pollster1

Gee, the Arab “Spring” not working out as planned? Who would have thunk it??

The real problem in the Middle East is Islam. Individually, many Arabs are very intelligent people. But it is the culture that hampers them and the culture is determined by the tenets of Islam. The fact that everyone is in PC denial and keeps gushing about how what an awesome religion Islam is just makes things worse. It emboldens the Islamists to act increasingly brazen. And taking out Governments that restrain Islam doesn’t help. Of course, the Bozos running out State Dept can’t or won’t grasp this.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 4:47:48 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: novemberslady
So many people claim he was just naive.

And exactly the same is true for Obama. He knows exactly what he is doing.

20 posted on 09/13/2012 4:49:55 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Obama got caught flat footed on 9/11 anniversary, 9/11/12. Obama has blood in his hands that of the 4 Americans. It should have protected these Americans. It’s Obama the Muslim Marxist pos who is president now not Bush , not Romney , get it yet?

But the media instead attacks Romney who actually gave a great response.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Alberta's Child

Obama got caught flat footed on 9/11 anniversary, 9/11/12. Obama has blood in his hands that of the 4 Americans. It should have protected these Americans. It’s Obama the Muslim Marxist pos who is president now not Bush , not Romney , get it yet?

But the media instead attacks Romney who actually gave a great response.

And some on a conservative site are putting blame on Bush instead of calling out Obama.Amazing.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Alberta's Child
Absolutely... but we are dealing with obama and bush is over and done with. obama has to go and we must attack him with everything we have... we must peel back the cloak because one look and the truth is out.

LLS

23 posted on 09/13/2012 5:23:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: rbg81

Islam is a religion of peace, and we should not allow a few thousand isolated incidents each month to distract us from the fact that hundreds of Muslims worldwide do not approve of the extreme violence.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:04 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: MestaMachine

I did and it was excellent. West and that other Military guy hit the nail on the head.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 5:56:37 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: Pollster1

LOL. Had to read your reply twice before I got it. Guess its still early.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 6:33:22 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Pollster1

Good one Pollster


27 posted on 09/13/2012 8:29:37 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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