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Stunned NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Wonders Why Obama Supported Mubarak Overthrow
NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 09/13/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Quick! Get NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel a chair.

Engel claims that he was so shocked at Barack Obama's statement that he now considers Egypt neither an ally nor an enemy that he "almost had to sit down."  So if this is true, why did Obama support the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak who was very much our ally, Engel wonders. Here (and below the fold) in this video is Engel in desperate need of a chair over the shock administered by Obama's uncertainity about whether Egypt is friend or foe.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 9112012embassyattack; barackobama; egypt; mubarak; richardengel
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Will this observation from Engel be purged from NBC Nightly News later today? Stay tuned!
1 posted on 09/13/2012 10:35:51 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

WELL DUH!


2 posted on 09/13/2012 10:36:41 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: PJ-Comix

Mika & Co. will have his office cleaned out by COB today.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:10 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: PJ-Comix
Yo, Barack


4 posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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Dawn shines on Marblehead!


5 posted on 09/13/2012 10:38:07 AM PDT by AU72
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To: PJ-Comix

How can this be allowed in the Obama Cheerleader Squad??


6 posted on 09/13/2012 10:38:47 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: PJ-Comix

But...but...but...they were fighting for democracy.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: PJ-Comix

Expect Engel to be out of a job....now..
Hey Engel, you work at NBC News, your not allowed to use any logic remember


8 posted on 09/13/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PJ-Comix

He’s assuming Obama puts US interest first. Go watch 2016!


9 posted on 09/13/2012 10:41:55 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: PJ-Comix

So, did he find the empty chair?


10 posted on 09/13/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT by tiki
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To: PJ-Comix

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt


11 posted on 09/13/2012 10:42:18 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Two names: Valerie Jarrett and Huma Abedin.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: PJ-Comix

Good question Dick - maybe NBC can investigate why a president of the USA would assist in overthrowing an ally for the benefit of an apparent enemy.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 10:47:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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14 posted on 09/13/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT by tumblindice
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OOPS, freudian slip Mr. Engel? Did you wonder the same thing while it was happening? just some strange goings on these days.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 10:49:02 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: PJ-Comix

NBC finally bought a clue.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT by bgill
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To: PJ-Comix
Did he forget to coordinate that question with the other reporters?
17 posted on 09/13/2012 10:51:01 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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Well, let’s see, Engel is in Cairo across the square from the demonstrations. What happens if the whole situation goes out of control either through Egyptian government complicity or ineptitude? What happens to Engel and his crew? I do not think he would like to experience the affections of the crowd in the same way as Lara Logan, especially since it would be administered more in the manner of that dished out to Ambassador Stevens in Libya. What happens if the whole city, the whole country, the whole region spins out of control? There is no guarantee that any Americans will get out safely.

There is an old saying: “A conservative is a liberal mugged by reality.”

I suspect Mr. Engel has a more accurate understanding of all the possible consequences here than the safely-ensconced-in-DC Chuck Todd. In other words, the same spear looks very different if viewed from the opposite end.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: STJPII

Obama is an empty chair—Engle can sit there.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT by JDS1950
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To: PJ-Comix
Bet Axelrod is burning up the phone lines to NBC bigwigs today.
20 posted on 09/13/2012 10:54:41 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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Paging Axelrod..... time to coordinate an attack on Mr. Engel. He dared criticize our dictator.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: PJ-Comix

A moment of truth.

One wonders what’s going on behind the curtain.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: The Cajun

FOR SURE!


23 posted on 09/13/2012 11:06:43 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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In unrelated news, the IRS today announced it was undertaking an audit of the tax returns of Richard Engle, citing suspected “unreported income from foreign nationals”. /sarc


24 posted on 09/13/2012 11:09:38 AM PDT by In Maryland (Our rights come from nature and God, not government. - Paul Ryan)
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To: PJ-Comix

Gee, that train left the station awhile back. Wake up and smell the cordite!


25 posted on 09/13/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bronxville

Wow! Has Rush played this clip yet? Stunning.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 11:25:15 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: PJ-Comix

Did he need an empty chair? An empty chair is a better foreign policy than what this admin has.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 11:29:04 AM PDT by petitfour
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Russians Say Attack in Libya Vindicates Their Position

..."It is a tragedy to the family of the poor ambassador, but his blood is on the hands of Hillary Clinton personally and Barack Obama personally," Mr. Satanovsky said. He said Russian warnings against intervention in the Middle East came from the bitter experience of the Soviets in Afghanistan...

28 posted on 09/13/2012 11:29:44 AM PDT by opentalk
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Obama doesn’t support our allies he only supports our enemies. Doesn’t that say something about Obama’s loyalties?

It says to me that Obama is not rooting for America. He’s rooting for the other team.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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Richard Engel graduated from Stanford. This hi-IQ idiot neglected to read up what the Muslim Brotherhood is all about. Just from the name I am leary of the outfit. Engle obviously never read what Taqiyya is about otherwise he might have been more suspicious of the Muslim Brotherhood is about and how they have toned down their act but not their goals. Recent history about them is not to hard to pick up and how they tone down strident militancy and similar statements


30 posted on 09/13/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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Engel’s and many Americans’ mistakes are that they still presume that Obama has America’s best interests in mind.


31 posted on 09/13/2012 11:37:47 AM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wake up, Dick. Dick, wake up.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PJ-Comix
OBOBO IS AN evil entity! That's why he's doing all this bizarre, evil stuff!
33 posted on 09/13/2012 11:41:54 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: tiki
"So, did he find the empty chair?"

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34 posted on 09/13/2012 11:44:17 AM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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So if this is true, why did Obama support the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

Same reason Carter supported overthrowing the Shah
35 posted on 09/13/2012 11:51:10 AM PDT by uncbob
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Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Hil-la-ry has got to go!

Hey! Hey! Hil-la-ry! How many dead Americans will there be?


36 posted on 09/13/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PJ-Comix

This mental giant Engel just now thought of this? LOL


37 posted on 09/13/2012 12:09:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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Hey Engel.....Murabak made a peace treaty with ISRAEL.....THAT’s WHY Obama had him turned out, you idiot.


38 posted on 09/13/2012 12:09:54 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Separate Obama from TOTUS and you have a gaffe machine equal to Biden. Incompetence reigns.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 12:15:33 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Ann Archy

No Sadat did. The Camp David Accords were under Carter.


40 posted on 09/13/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT by kabar
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To: JDS1950
Sit down, Dick! No one is using this chair.


41 posted on 09/13/2012 12:19:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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Oh right, and then Mike Wallace got Sadat KILLED, but Hosni KEPT the treaty....quite well indeed.

Hey Egypt.....how do you guys make any money when NO ONE will Travel to your country???? Shot yourself in the foot, now you can suffer the consequences.

42 posted on 09/13/2012 12:20:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Here’s my explanation. Mubarak was both friendly to the U.S. and to Israel. Therefore, he was a “bad” dictator in Obama’s lexicon. So now Mubarak is gone, and Obama’s insistence, and neither we nor Israel can trust Egypt. This is supposed to be seen as an improvement.

Democrats have a long history of punishing our friends and rewarding our enemies.


43 posted on 09/13/2012 12:31:27 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: STJPII

Mika needs to be a has-been, like her father.


44 posted on 09/13/2012 12:32:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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She’s a never-was.


45 posted on 09/13/2012 12:34:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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Hello, Richard Engel NBC wonder boy........simple, Obama is dedicated to his most precious and beloved “Muslim Brotherhood” brethren.


46 posted on 09/13/2012 12:34:12 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Belteshazzar

Good post!


47 posted on 09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Comcast is run by liberal elites, this guy will be whipped back into line!


48 posted on 09/13/2012 12:45:47 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Huma Abedin - hmmmm - might be the reason Hillary’s so surprised the ME didn’t reward us with gratitude. One on one - Arabs can be very gracious - part of the culture. But that has nothing whatsoever to do with how they feel about a person or country...


49 posted on 09/13/2012 12:46:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: PJ-Comix
Richard Engel is going to be unemployed in the very near future. Can't show any signs of doubt in the liberal-socialist-propaganda machine. The blind followers of despotism must toe the party line, or else.
50 posted on 09/13/2012 12:52:21 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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