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Obama leery of intervention in Mideast
Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2013 3:03 AM EDT | Lara Jakes

Posted on 07/03/2013 6:19:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai

From Egypt to Syria to Iraq and beyond, the Obama administration is determined to show it will only go so far to help save nations in chaos from themselves.

President Barack Obama has long made it clear that he favors a foreign policy of consultation and negotiation, but not intervention, in the persistent and mostly violent upheavals across the Mideast. And he appears determined not to deviate this week even to help reverse turbulence in Egypt, one of the United States’ most important Arab allies.

U.S. officials say the Obama administration delivered pointed warnings Tuesday to three main players in the latest crisis to grip Egypt as hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded Tahrir Square in Cairo to demand President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster over his hard-line Islamist policies. The powerful Egyptian military appeared poised to overthrow him. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dovishness; intervention; mideast; obama

1 posted on 07/03/2013 6:19:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Oh puleeeeze.

The Muslimdork will intervene ONLY when his butt-worshiping Imam buds want him to.

They do not want him to intervene, so he does not.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 6:22:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

Your are expecting a decision out of this empty suit?


3 posted on 07/03/2013 6:22:31 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Olog-hai

‘Obama leery of intervention in Mideast’

Since when!


4 posted on 07/03/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

Wow this is exactley what I see from him. S/


5 posted on 07/03/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: Olog-hai
It should come as little surprise that Obama, who is grappling with a recovering economy, a war-weary public at home and diminished U.S. status as a global superpower abroad, would not wade into foreign conflicts.

I seem to remember Obama wading into Mubarak and Libya last year? Obama's reluctance is predicated upon whether the tyrants are jihadists. Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood are safe - Mubarak and Gaddafi are attacked.

6 posted on 07/03/2013 6:27:14 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Olog-hai

Why stop now?


7 posted on 07/03/2013 6:27:48 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: Olog-hai

Earth to AP... the jug-eared moron’s prior interventions are exactly why the Mid East is in the shape its in... dumba$$es.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 6:31:03 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is leery of his own shadow. The Middle East requires Pampers for him.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 6:32:26 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage
I would be leery too..if Kerry was my main man...and I was the ONE who had to tell him what to do....Peter Principal comes to mind...he is in way over his head...
10 posted on 07/03/2013 6:38:02 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: Olog-hai

An administration with a feeble and weak foreign policy endangers the nation.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 6:42:39 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama’s an idiot. Everything he’s touched in the ME has gotten worse.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-02/guest-post-egyptians-love-us-our-freedom


12 posted on 07/03/2013 6:49:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Check these pictures out:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-02/guest-post-egyptians-love-us-our-freedom


13 posted on 07/03/2013 6:50:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Da Coyote

Obongo(suddenly)has a case of”Cold-Feet”??????????????


14 posted on 07/03/2013 6:50:52 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Olog-hai

What...the Drone-Daddy is skeered of getting involved?


15 posted on 07/03/2013 7:04:03 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

Jimmy Carter is relieved that he will no longer be considered the worst POTUS in modern history.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 7:15:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Olog-hai
U.S. officials say the Obama administration delivered pointed warnings Tuesday to three main players in the latest crisis to grip Egypt

Please help me out here. Which should be taken more seriously: a "strongly worded statement", a "red line", or a "pointed warning?"

17 posted on 07/03/2013 7:20:29 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Olog-hai

President Barack Obama has long made it clear that he favors a foreign policy of consultation and negotiation, but not intervention, in the persistent and mostly violent upheavals across the Mideast.

Could of fooled me...
What a disaster the man is.’’’


18 posted on 07/03/2013 7:23:10 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

I guess Egypt (overthrow of Mubarek) and Libya are not in the Middle East. The lies that come out of this man’s mouth!


19 posted on 07/03/2013 7:26:03 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: norwaypinesavage

Obama be the “Bystander in Chief”. That is his style. He is not leery but maybe “Queery”. Lead from behind...he is not even doing that.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 7:26:04 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: GOPJ

thanks for posting that link.

Where’s our nightly news..... They won’t dare show these to the
bobbing head audience, who count on their every word for the truth...


21 posted on 07/03/2013 7:28:40 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Olog-hai

Obama will only intervene if the Egyptian military removes Morsi and it appears likely that a nominally secular, pro-western leader replaces him.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 7:38:03 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Olog-hai

He’s only leery if there’s no money to be made.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 8:15:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Where are our leaders? nobama should be leery of being shackeled and put into a Fed SuperMax for the rest of his destructive and worthless existence.
24 posted on 07/03/2013 8:18:57 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

He didn’t intervene to save four American lives in Benghazi!


25 posted on 07/03/2013 11:22:19 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: patriotspride

You’re right - the MSM won’t like this one bit... Doesn’t follow lines and lies their dem handler’s feed them...


26 posted on 07/03/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by GOPJ ((MSNBC?)... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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