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McCain and Graham Meet With the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
Townhall.com ^ | 8/7/2013 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 08/07/2013 1:09:36 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Arizona Senator John McCain is in Egypt with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just weeks after the new government, run by the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown by the military. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was heavily protested by millions of people as he tried to turn the fragile State into a dictatorship under Sharia law. More from The Daily Beast:

During their whirlwind tour of Cairo Tuesday, two top GOP senators held the most extensive meeting to date between U.S. officials and senior officials in the embattled Muslim Brotherhood, whose supporters are fighting in the streets to overturn last month’s military takeover of Egypt.

"We met some Muslim Brotherhood representatives. They were senior-level people,” McCain told The Daily Beast Tuesday in an exclusive interview from Cairo, adding that the officials requested to remain anonymous. “They believe things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. They demand that [deposed President Mohamed] Morsi get released. They believe it was a military coup and they are very far apart from the military and the new government.”

McCain and Graham also believe the removal and imprisonment of Morsi and several other Muslim Brotherhood leaders was a military coup, one that could mandate a cutoff of $1.3 billion of U.S. military aid to Egypt. The Obama administration has avoided saying whether or not they believe there was a coup in Egypt.

Up to this point, the State Department and the White House have refused to call the overthrow a coup. The first reason they refuse to do so is because a coup would reflect poorly on the administration due to Obama's support to overthrow former dictator Hosni Mubarak, which opened the door for the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi to walk through. Second, if the State Department classifies what happened in Egypt as a coup, by law the United States must cut off foreign aid. Secretary of State John Kerry recently argued the military didn't take over the government to actually run the government, but to simply meet the needs of protestors.

"The military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people, all of whom were afraid of a descent into chaos,” Kerry said. That’s how many Egypt analysts see the events of early July, when millions of protesters clearly desired military intervention. But Kerry added, more controversially, “The military did not take over, to the best of our judgment … to run the country. There’s a civilian government.” By all appearances, Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, the defense minister who formally announced the military’s removal of Morsi, is the now country’s de facto head of state.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Independent reported Tuesday President Obama has agreed to meet with Muslim Brotherhood to discuss how to proceed.

U.S. President Barack Obama has agreed to meet with Muslim Brotherhood representatives at the White House, sources told Egypt Independent.

Obama would reportedly meet with Brotherhood officials to "hear their opinion" on developments in Egypt, in the presence of Turkish diplomats.

Turkish diplomats are expected to push for Mohamed Morsy's reinstatement as Egyptian president, sources said, if not that the Muslim Brotherhood would be assured of political survival following a month-long violent stand-off with the armed forces in the wake of Morsy's overthrow.

One thing is clear, Egypt won't be seeing any long-term solutions anytime soon.


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Reminds of a previous visit by McQueeg to the middle East when he also met with the brotherHOOD ...

'Who is this old coot? He's either stupid or crazy. Or both!'

1 posted on 08/07/2013 1:09:36 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Wait till the Muslims find out these 2 are homos . Islam executes homos like Graham


2 posted on 08/07/2013 1:14:09 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Why thats : “ Maverick (self-proclaimed)”
accompanied by “little me “
meeting with the al Quada rebels ,
who were formerly in Benghazi .


3 posted on 08/07/2013 1:14:18 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Servant of the Cross

So, let me get this straight. 0bama is pissed that Egypt’s military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. Meanwhile, 0bama is actively engaged in trying to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. Hmmmm...


4 posted on 08/07/2013 1:15:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Servant of the Cross

The only thing worse than an old fool is two old fools, especially when they are a couple of foolish old faggots.


5 posted on 08/07/2013 1:17:46 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Servant of the Cross

I am all for shutting off the Billion dollar gift to Egypt.

But I believe the headline should be changed from McCain and Graham meet with Muslim Brotherhood to

McCain and Graham Join Muslim brotherhood.


6 posted on 08/07/2013 1:17:56 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Servant of the Cross

McCAIN: "Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad!!"

7 posted on 08/07/2013 1:18:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Servant of the Cross

So when are the LiveLeak videos of the McCain and Graham beheadings gonna be posted?


8 posted on 08/07/2013 1:21:48 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
A good graphic of the situation in the 'republic of Eqypt' thanks to the 0bama 'reset':

No one worth backing. End the foreign aid. And quit talking with the MB!

9 posted on 08/07/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
McCain and Graham Meet With the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Getting their marching orders straight from the source and bypassing McLame's butt buddy Hussein 0bama.

10 posted on 08/07/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who in DC is looking out for The Constitution, Bill of Rights, much less ME?)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"...They believe it was a military coup and they are very far apart from the military and the new government.”

McCain and Graham also believe the removal and imprisonment of Morsi and several other Muslim Brotherhood leaders was a military coup...

So NcCain and Graham are taking the side of the MB instead of the Egyptian people in this. Why am I not shocked?

11 posted on 08/07/2013 1:28:53 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

McCain and Graham wanted to make sure they paid their membership dues on time so they went in person.


12 posted on 08/07/2013 1:29:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The same-sex senators strike again: (artist rendition)

13 posted on 08/07/2013 1:30:12 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Servant of the Cross

So these two condemn Russia for giving asylum to Snowden who revealed the govt spying on Americans but embrace the Muslim Brotherhood who want to destroy America if it doesn’t convert to Islam.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 1:33:02 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Servant of the Cross

...they need campaign funds.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 1:33:06 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Servant of the Cross

Is this that conference call with 20 al Qaeda members on the line?


16 posted on 08/07/2013 1:33:40 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
South Carolina ... PRIMARY mcqueeg's mini-me!
17 posted on 08/07/2013 1:35:41 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
McCain and Graham also believe the removal and imprisonment of Morsi and several other Muslim Brotherhood leaders was a military coup,...

Oh, yeah, now I remember those videos of tens of thousands of Egyptian soldiers protesting the Morsi government in the streets. /s

18 posted on 08/07/2013 1:39:43 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Laurel and Hardy do Cairo.

Well hell, maybe McCain can get MFN for them. I can’t imagine what group he’ll have to sell out in the U. S. to do it, now that the MIA issue has been laid to rest.

Poor guy. I’m sure he’d like to do that again.


19 posted on 08/07/2013 1:41:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I hope they stay in Egypt until peace is achieved. We’ll cover for them. No problem.


20 posted on 08/07/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"Obama has agreed to meet with Muslim Brotherhood representatives at the White House"

Shouldn't be hard, all he has to do is walk down the hall and talk to them.
21 posted on 08/07/2013 1:47:23 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Servant of the Cross

What’s the equivalent of the Hanoi Hilton over there? Maybe they’ll get a room.


22 posted on 08/07/2013 1:48:57 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Venturer

Eh... I read it this morning, but it left me wondering: Why the heck don;t they just CUT any flow of money or anything else to Egypt until they can figure out just what is going on? But then again, these fools wouldn’t know their ass from a hole in the ground. So I guess I answered my question...


23 posted on 08/07/2013 3:36:00 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
So, let me get this straight. 0bama is pissed that Egypt’s military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. Meanwhile, 0bama is actively engaged in trying to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. Hmmmm...

Don't forget that McCain and a lot of other RINOs fully support Obama in getting us into a war with Syria and Iran. Still can't believe we had to choose between Juan McCain and Nobama.
24 posted on 08/07/2013 3:48:56 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Democrat_media
" Islam executes homos like Graham "

He's useful to them for now, so no problem.

You're right though, in a different situation they would bugger him to death like our late ambassador and enjoy it.

25 posted on 08/07/2013 3:55:16 PM PDT by OKSooner
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