Skip to comments.Obama Says Egypt Neither Ally Nor Enemy
Posted on 09/13/2012 7:43:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Says Egypt Neither Ally Nor Enemy By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News 1 hr 6 mins ago
President Obama says the U.S. would no longer consider the Egyptian government an ally, "but we don't consider them an enemy."
In an interview with the Spanish-language network Telemundo, less than 24 hours after violent mobs stormed American diplomatic outposts in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, Obama said the new Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt was still "trying to find its way."
"They were democratically elected. I think we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident, to see how they respond to maintaining the peace treaty with Israel," he said.
Egyptian security forces were slow to respond to attacks on the U.S. embassy Tuesday night when crowds infiltrated the compound and tore down the U.S. flag. The incident occurred shortly before an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya left four Americans dead. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi did not offer a public response to either incident until 24 hours later.
"What we've seen is that in some cases, they've said the right things and taken the right steps. In others, how they've responded to other events may not be aligned with some of our interests, so I think it's still a work in progress," Obama told Telemundo. "But certainly in this situation what we're going to expect is that they are responsive to our insistence that our embassy is protected that our personnel is protected. And if they take actions that indicate they are not taking those responsibilities like all countries do where we have embassies, I think that's going to be a real big problem."
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Once again Barry votes “present”.
PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP ...WE HAVE A TRUE ENEMY IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
“Arab Spring” leads to “Arab Fall”...
God help us. Is anybody in the Media Clown Posse going to call him out!?
someone sitting on a fence comes to mind ,maybe he likes where the pickets are sticking
What is this nonsense? Does anyone have any idea what our policy is with respect to these events? I sure don’t. This idiot is talking nonsense.
This guy NEVER states anything strongly. He always qualifies his statements.
He is a tower of jello.
Really??!! Then why are you trying passionately to hand them a billion dollars of taxpayer money?
For the $1.5 billion to $2 billion they have received annually from the US for the past decade, they should allies.
Otherwise, cut them off. Let their rich oil brethren pick up the tabs.
The Chair is WEAK.
The problem with Muslims is that many will remain silent while the fanatics advance the agenda past the tipping point.
Then unfortunately a lot of people are going to need to die.
More mixed signals ...
Then why are we sending them billions in aid?
So Barry and Hillary hopped on the revolution train heading for the Arab Spring, which instead has ended up in a Helluva Hot Summer as embassies burn and our ambassador was raped and murdered by the savages their gullible administration supported.
They need to be held fully accountable for not heeding the many, many warnings from conservatives that we’d been down that trail before when the Shah of Iran was dumped and the mullahs took over. As the Bible says about the man possessed by demons, “The state of that man was worse than the first.”
“But we’ll stil send my Muslim Brothers an extra Billion just for fun!” - 0bummer.
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