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Egyptian opposition slams Obama, US ambassador
Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-2013 | Ariel Cohen and Charles Rollet

Posted on 07/01/2013 3:19:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing

July 1, 2013

Egyptian opposition slams Obama, US ambassador

Ariel Cohen and Charles Rollet

As the chaos in Egypt worsens, anti-Islamist protesters are becoming increasingly frustrated with President Barack Obama’s perceived support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

This past weekend, millions of Egyptian citizens took to the streets in order to protest the Islamization of their government. President Obama has failed to take a clear stance on the mass demonstrations in Egypt against Muslim Brotherhood-aligned President Mohamed Morsi, urging restraint on all sides.

“We’d like to see the opposition and President Morsi engaged in a more constructive conversation around how they move their country forward, because nobody is benefiting from the current stalemate that exists there,” Obama said during a press conference in Pretoria, South Africa, this past weekend.

Middle Eastern policy expert at the Brookings Institution, Khaled Elgindy, told The Daily Caller that the opposition camp largely see the U.S. as “swapping out Mubarak for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“They believe this is another situation where the U.S. is supporting an authoritarian or undemocratic ruler against the will of the people,” Elgindy said.

The Obama administration’s alleged support of the Brotherhood-led government is deeply unpopular with protesters, who some sources estimate numbered up to 14 million on Sunday.

Mamdouh Badr is an Egyptian activist who works as a lawyer in Dubai, and has produced videos for the Tamarod, or “rebel” anti-Islamist movement. Badr, who is currently attending the protests in Egypt, told The Daily Caller the crowds were highly critical of U.S. foreign policy.

“In downtown Cairo there were signs about the U.S. interfering in Egypt’s internal policies, backing the MB, asking Obama to stop supporting terrorism in Egypt, to stop supporting the MB as a terror organization in their opinion,” he said.

“I think people are very focused now that the U.S. is a big player in the game. Five-six years ago, you wouldn’t find people as outraged about the foreign powers’ effect,” said Badr.

Others noted a distinct anti-U.S. flavor to the protests as well.

The U.S. ambassador in Egypt, Anne Patterson, was also highly unpopular with the opposition, as she is widely perceived as supportive of the Brotherhood.

On June 18, she was reported as covertly urging Christian Copts to refrain from attending the protests. Numerous signs showed Patterson’s face with a large red cross on it, and one even urged Egyptians to “kick this bitch out of Egypt.”

 
At least 16 were killed during the weekend protests, and enraged protesters burned down the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters. Earlier, on Friday, several were killed in Alexandria, including the 21-year-old American college student Andrew Pochter.

As protesters plan further mass demonstrations until Morsi steps down, Obama urged Egyptians to follow peaceful means as they strive for democracy.

“We are supportive of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly inside of Egypt, but we would urge all parties to make sure that they’re not engaging in violence, and that police and military are showing appropriate restraint.”

While in Tanzania on Monday, Obama said that Morsi’s election was a result of decades without democratic elections.

“And that’s what the people were calling for,” Obama said. “They went through an election process that, by all accounts, was legitimate, and Mr. Morsi was elected. And the U.S. government’s attitude has been we would deal with a democratically elected government.”

Despite the Egyptian military’s 48-hour ultimatum, Obama has not taken a stance as to whether or not Morsi should step down.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; waronterror

1 posted on 07/01/2013 3:19:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Seems the Egyptians know more about Obama and Hillary than do millions of Americans.

Now that is a shame and a national disgrace.

But, they get free cellphones and cheese.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 3:21:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: smoothsailing

How’s that muzzie A** Kissing going for ya Bammy? Are ya reaping the benefits of selling out not only America but millions of Arabs yet?


3 posted on 07/01/2013 3:23:03 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: smoothsailing

Just Obama’s foreign diplomacy skills a shinin.

Remember when he bragged how smart he was vs Palin in foreign affairs?


4 posted on 07/01/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: smoothsailing

It is going to take a century to clean up the mess this imbecilic child (Obama) is creating in the world not to mention what he is doing to this country.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 3:24:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Mastador1

Wherever the Bamster interferes to remove crap he leaves worse crap in his wake.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 3:25:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: smoothsailing
""President Barack Obama’s perceived support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Perceived? Muzzie Bros. = CAIR. CAIR is all over this regime.

7 posted on 07/01/2013 3:27:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mastador1

BO could care less. He’s a coward and won’t openly support the MB which he is cozy with and from what I have read, has MB high up in his administration. Just look at Huma/Hillary. Can’t get much higher than that. If he were a man, he would come out and support the MB because that actually is who he supports.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 3:28:28 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: luvbach1

That’s because he follows in the legacy of Carter and Clinton. It would be hard to find three more inept at foreign policy.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 3:29:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

This is getting good. The Egyptians five thousand miles away are outing our president and his masters for exactly what they are. The american media is useless.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 3:30:48 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: dandiegirl

I don’t know supplying them with modern weapons and money is pretty damn open.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 3:31:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: smoothsailing

I saw that photo a few days ago. She best be hiding in a bunker at the embassy or out of country. We all know how 0bamy helps his ambassadors.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 3:37:22 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Paladin2; smoothsailing
Perceived? Muzzie Bros. = CAIR. CAIR is all over this regime.

Absolutely...And I'd like to know just how cozy Obummer is with their spokesman Ibrahim Hooper, he's a smooth talking snake like The Won.

13 posted on 07/01/2013 3:39:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing

My mistake. Is that a photo of Hillary?


14 posted on 07/01/2013 3:40:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

I thought the same thing, it’s supposed to be Anne Patterson but it sure looks like Shillary.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 3:42:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Mastador1
How’s that muzzie A** Kissing going for ya Bammy? Are ya reaping the benefits of selling out not only America but millions of Arabs yet?

Obama. Doing well by doing good./NOT

16 posted on 07/01/2013 3:43:03 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: blackdog

Yes the American media is useless. You have to go to the BBC or other UK media to find out what is really going on. The American educational system is equally useless since 98% of Americans have no clue why this is important stuff. Nor could they care. Thinking is hard and they don’t want their brains to hurt.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 3:44:36 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: doc1019

he;’s over in Africa pushing , no pun intended his homosexual agenda and being told to piss off with that too,.

this man has no frigging idea what is going on, all he knows is his own Chicago politics and is lost on the world stage,
Europe is pissed off, Africa has told him to get his Ambassador out or to hell with the homosexual agenda, South America is getting worse and Asia is off the map while our enemies are laughing like mad.

They might not have likes Bush but they respected him and America now we’re a laughing stock , not that the black community really cares or the welfare and drama queen homosexual care so long as they get their freebies and are told they’re normal


18 posted on 07/01/2013 3:47:12 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jazusamo

It sure looks like Hillary. Yet notice on some of these signs spelling is wrong. But hey I take it!!! I am OK with it!


19 posted on 07/01/2013 3:48:01 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne; jazusamo
My mistake. Is that a photo of Hillary?

LOL, All them Obama pitches look alike! :)

20 posted on 07/01/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Egypt on fire, Kenya saying screw you with your homo agenda, Senegal saying screw you with your homo agenda, South Africa protesting, and now telling Africans they should nto have cars or A/C because it will pollute the planet then his vacation is a disaster but of course the media will not mention any of this


21 posted on 07/01/2013 3:50:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: smoothsailing

urging restraint on all sides............................... Still voting present? Community Organizers really don’t make too many decisions, so don’t expect any action that might cause a shift in his popularity here.


22 posted on 07/01/2013 3:53:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: smoothsailing

urging restraint on all sides............................... Still voting present? Community Organizers really don’t make too many decisions, so don’t expect any action that might cause a shift in his popularity here.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 3:53:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: smoothsailing

urging restraint on all sides............................... Still voting present? Community Organizers really don’t make too many decisions, so don’t expect any action that might cause a shift in his popularity here.


24 posted on 07/01/2013 3:53:57 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

MY BAD, SORRY, SCREEN WENT BLACK, I HIT ENTER NOT REALIZING I DIDN’T POST THIS BEFORE DINNER.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 3:55:26 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo

Yeah I hate those pitches!


26 posted on 07/01/2013 3:55:33 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: blackdog

Egyptians, Greeks , French march for marriage in millions, , Senegal and Kenya tell him to piss off with his homo crap , South Africa protests, Turks protest , Europe is saying piss off and protesting oh yea we’re here ,we should march in our millions demanding he get out of our white house he closed to us, it;’s OUR F-IN HOUSE.

Watch the feds now come round to my house due to my anger towards the messiah ,


27 posted on 07/01/2013 3:55:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: smoothsailing; ColdOne

LOL! Opama is quite the pitch supporter.


28 posted on 07/01/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: henkster

most of America cares more about some dopey sport star dating someone or Hollywood making a movie, that is how pathetic we have become, well most Americans.

Hell we should be out here marching in our millions right outside the white house


29 posted on 07/01/2013 3:58:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: smoothsailing

To bad American’s wouldn’t rise up to end the reign of our own Muslim Brotherhood.

Be nice if the Heterosexual troops would chime in as well and give POTUS a 48hr notice to vacate and save taxpayers money by letting the POS stay in Africa.


30 posted on 07/01/2013 4:01:43 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing

LOL!


31 posted on 07/01/2013 4:01:44 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: smoothsailing

We’ve continued to supply the Egyptian military, which has been the most stabilizing actor in this drama.


32 posted on 07/01/2013 4:10:15 PM PDT by kenavi ([Rent this space!])
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To: jazusamo; ColdOne

Opama Oompa Loompa

33 posted on 07/01/2013 5:12:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; ColdOne

LOL! That’s it, there’s no birth certificates in Loompaland.


34 posted on 07/01/2013 5:21:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

ROFLOL !!!


35 posted on 07/01/2013 5:23:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.


36 posted on 07/01/2013 7:15:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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