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His Options Few, Obama Rebukes Egypt’s Leaders [Pathetic POTUS]
New York Times ^ | August 15, 2013 | By Mark Ländler

Posted on 08/15/2013 9:14:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama announced Thursday that the United States had canceled longstanding joint military exercises with the Egyptian Army set for next month, using one of his few obvious forms of leverage to rebuke Egypt’s military-backed government for its brutal crackdown on supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.

Though the decision is an embarrassment to Egypt’s generals, and will deprive Egypt of much-needed revenue, it lays bare both the Obama administration’s limited options to curb the military’s campaign against Islamists in Egypt and the United States’ role as an increasingly frustrated bystander.

Some analysts said the administration had hurt itself by not undertaking a thorough review of its policy toward Egypt after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The United States, they said, was too wedded to the privileges it gained from the relationship, like fly-over rights and fast-track transit through the Suez Canal.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; egypt; failure; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; leadingfrombehind; russia; waronterror
Media talking points for tomorrow regarding Obama's latest foreign policy failure. Pathetic.
1 posted on 08/15/2013 9:14:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

owebama OWNS this! Will he EVER be held accountable for ANY of this? Doubtful.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 9:15:41 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Too little too late as the Egyptian Military Leaders are moving towards Moscow for funding.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 9:17:14 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

4 posted on 08/15/2013 9:17:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

-— rebuke Egypt’s military-backed government for its brutal crackdown on supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. -—

Disgusting.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 9:18:18 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have to slap someone around..

all this undue stress is putting my golf game off..


6 posted on 08/15/2013 9:19:51 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gross. The New York Times supports crucifixions in 2013,
and slavery AS IT ALWAYS DOES.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 9:23:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Holding Obama responsible for his screw-ups would be similar to holding a 2 month old puppy responsible for peeing on the carpet. They both have the same mental capacity and lack of self responsibility. (The Supreme Court used the same reasoning to hold that you can’t execute a retarded person for the crimes they commit).


8 posted on 08/15/2013 9:24:42 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
That is not fair ... to the puppy.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 9:28:14 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is in way over his head. He’s finding out that being the President of the United States is not as easy as it looks on TV. The Nobel rodeo clowns didn’t help when they went into their “Everybody Gets A Trophy” mode for Barry and gave him a Nobel for doing nothing more than breathing and showing up to pick it up.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 9:31:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In terms of his stated desire to “transform” America, I’d say nobama, the clown president is doing well. The degenerate clown should be in prison.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 9:42:07 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Diogenesis
is that one of the high crimes or a misdemeanor?



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12 posted on 08/15/2013 9:48:07 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: ogen hal
FROM YOUR LIPS TO GOD'S EAR



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13 posted on 08/15/2013 9:49:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama outlined his foreign policy toward Muslims with an apologetic speech in Cairo in 2009. Doesn’t look like he will be invited back to give another performance.


14 posted on 08/15/2013 9:53:38 PM PDT by allendale
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It's clear to all that the fall of US allies in the Middle East, the estrangement of friends and partners, the isolation of Israel, the massive decline of US influence in the world, the rise of USSR again, the embolden Iranian regime in pursuit of the bomb and an erosion in US respect all over the planet is...BUSH'S FAULT!!
15 posted on 08/15/2013 9:54:27 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Time to call Hillary back to work on her Arab Spring theme.


16 posted on 08/15/2013 10:31:11 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 43north

Maybe some other nation will take him out of office.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 10:51:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
He's furious that his brothers got ousted - and none of his ultimatums to the new gov’t about ‘”stop arresting Muslim Brotherhood members” and return Muslim Brotherhood to leadership positions” haven't been obeyed...

Lest anyone forget where his loyalties lay...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/03/21/obama-bypasses-congress-gives-1-5-billion-to-muslim-brotherhood

Meanwhile - Meal cards yanked form our Wounded Warriors at Reed...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/15/insult-to-injury-wounded-warriors-snubbed-at-walter-reed-dining-hall/

18 posted on 08/15/2013 11:21:47 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From what I know, I support Egypt’s leadership...they ousted that Muslim Brotherhood radical Morsi from the government. That guy was bad news.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 4:08:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Some analysts said the administration had hurt itself by not undertaking a thorough review of its policy toward Egypt after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Hell, they didn't do such a review BEFORE they engineered the ouster.

20 posted on 08/16/2013 5:45:56 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Trueblackman

Since this is apparently comes under the heading of “Workplace Violence”, wink-wink, Obama still wants to send money to the Muslim Brotherhood..’er a Egyptian military? No? well who is Obama courting in this civil war....does he even know what is going on....? yes...well...’er...you have a dog-leg to the left here Mr. President....


21 posted on 08/16/2013 9:57:26 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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