Skip to comments.Egypt's Morsi assumes major role in Mideast
Posted on 09/26/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
UNITED NATIONS (AP) Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight's role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that the civil war raging in Syria is the "tragedy of the age" and must be brought to an end.
In a wide-ranging address that touched on all major issues confronting the region, Morsi also decried Israeli settlement-building on territory Palestinians claim for a future state and condemned a film produced in the United States that denigrates Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
He urged all U.N. member nations to join in an effort to end what he called "the catastrophe in Syria" that pits the regime of Bashar Assad against opposition forces trying to end 40 years of dictatorship. More than 30,000 people have been killed in the 18-month conflict.
Morsi has called for Assad to step down and said Wednesday that "the bloodshed in Syria and the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded must be stopped."
Morsi, an Islamist and key member of the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood, opened his remarks to the U.N. General Assembly by celebrating himself as Egypt's first democratically elected leader who was swept into office after what he called a "great, peaceful revolution" that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
He then quickly inserted himself into the thorniest issues in the Middle East, demanding that the United Nations grant membership to the Palestinians, with or without a peace agreement with Israel.
"The fruits of dignity and freedom must not remain far from the Palestinian people," he said, adding that it was "shameful" that U.N. resolutions are not enforced.
The Palestinians are expected to again ask for U.N. recognition and formally make application to the world body in November, after the U.S. presidential election. President Barack Obama said when the Palestinians sought recognition...
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The Middle East is now the Muzzie Bros. Show. This ain’t gonna be pretty or fun.
We are helping to fund it
yep, those people in D.C. are causing Americans to work for the angels of death. It makes one quite humble when talking with God.
Question: Can a president that has already abdicated still run for re-election?
Morssi leads, because nobody else is.
Welcome to bazaaro world...
I’m all for him assuming room temperature...
If we can isolate them, we can kill two evil birds with one stone: globalism and islamism.
They will kill each other off with no “outsider” to blame and hate. We will shrink the West’s globalist playpin to a more managable size and sever the UN’s trade authority and entanglements.
Without the dream of a centrally controlled world, the need for multiculturalism’s tribalism (culturally cleansing and oppression of the West to accept third world people and economic lives) will die.
We can take the attitude of permitting the nations outside the west to do their blood letting thing and not have our elite in the middle of it. Confine them and their fates to the people of their own nations. All the algoreish and saudish busy bodies will be so unhappy and bored which makes me very happy.
yes, kick out Assad, bring in the Moslem brotherhood and slaughter the Christians (2 million+) in Syria.... and Obama will fund it...
The Jackass Morsi has no parliament. He is an Islamist dictator.