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Obama Says Egypt Neither Ally Nor Enemy
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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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; obamafault

1 posted on 09/13/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again Barry votes “present”.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 7:46:24 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP ...WE HAVE A TRUE ENEMY IN THE WHITE HOUSE.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Sub-Driver

“Arab Spring” leads to “Arab Fall”...


4 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Sub-Driver

God help us. Is anybody in the Media Clown Posse going to call him out!?


5 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:26 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama did too attend those security briefings, we have photographic evidence:


6 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:55 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: freebird5850

someone sitting on a fence comes to mind ,maybe he likes where the pickets are sticking


7 posted on 09/13/2012 7:48:17 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy NEVER states anything strongly. He always qualifies his statements.

He is a tower of jello.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 7:49:12 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really??!! Then why are you trying passionately to hand them a billion dollars of taxpayer money?


10 posted on 09/13/2012 7:50:17 AM PDT by formosa
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 7:54:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver
He has an opinion on everything else, but not this?

Go figure.

12 posted on 09/13/2012 7:56:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 09/13/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

The Chair is WEAK.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 7:57:52 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 7:59:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sub-Driver
President Obama says the U.S. would no longer consider the Egyptian government an ally, "but we don't consider them an enemy."

More mixed signals ...

16 posted on 09/13/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Then why are we sending them billions in aid?


17 posted on 09/13/2012 8:01:45 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.”


18 posted on 09/13/2012 8:02:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

“But we’ll stil send my Muslim Brothers an extra Billion just for fun!” - 0bummer.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Weak!


20 posted on 09/13/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Far cry from: “You’re either WITH us, or AGAINST us”...

:-(


21 posted on 09/13/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sort of like Barack is neither Christian nor Muslim.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: NonValueAdded

23 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:28 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: freebird5850

Yep. I would say ex-ally, now an enemy would be far more accurate.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: doug from upland
LOL ... and Obama channeling Polonius!

A challenge to FReeper graphic artists ... Photoshop a picture of clowns tumbling out of a clown car, superimposing Obama, Hillary, etc., on the clowns.

25 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: NonValueAdded

bttt


26 posted on 09/13/2012 8:30:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Sub-Driver
November can't come quick enough for me. That statement has basically sealed the election for Romney,(IMO). Seems BOZO has to caveat everything he says? But, here is the truth: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28
27 posted on 09/13/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


28 posted on 09/13/2012 8:34:44 AM PDT by Paperdoll (EVERYONE could afford medical care! Get the blankekty blank gubmint out of our private lives!)
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To: molson209
someone sitting on a fence comes to mind

Post turtle Barry

29 posted on 09/13/2012 8:38:06 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Telemundo? Our country has experienced an act of war and there are violent anti American clashes breaking out all over and the POTUS talks to ... Telemundo.

Are the teletubbies from there?


30 posted on 09/13/2012 8:44:17 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: formosa
Really??!! Then why are you trying passionately to hand them a billion dollars of taxpayer money?

My guess is because they're crucifying Christians and rattling sabers at Israel.
31 posted on 09/13/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: NonValueAdded
I have time for this.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 9:02:22 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: freebird5850

Jimmy Carter ‘malaise’ speech coming soon. LOL


33 posted on 09/13/2012 9:30:39 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sub-Driver
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34 posted on 09/13/2012 9:58:04 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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No need for a debate on who lost Egypt now.

Obama should never speak without his teleprompter.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 10:00:44 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: MrB

Arab Spring turns into Obama’s Fall


36 posted on 09/13/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Sub-Driver

List of MNNAs (Major non-NATO allies)

The following countries have been designated as major non-NATO allies of the United States (in order of their appointment):

Named by George H. W. Bush

Australia (1989)[3]
Egypt (1989) [3]
Israel (1989)[3]
Japan (1989)[3]
South Korea (1989)[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_non-NATO_ally


37 posted on 09/13/2012 10:39:45 AM PDT by Fpimentel
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To: Sub-Driver

Michael Medved said Egypt was officially declared by the government to be a major non-NATO ally about 20 years ago along with Australia, Japan, South Korea and Israel. I guess President Barry just nullified that policy.


38 posted on 09/13/2012 12:25:20 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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