There is much about Putin that I do not like, but he is a brilliant tactician and has been playing us like fools for years.
This one Putins played with Egypt was simply waiting til OBOZO showed his hand...and like a fool he did and Putin trumped him like a snake in the grass.
Also interesting is how the Arabian King/nation has stepped up to the plate in support of the Egyptian Military....very interesting political maneuvers happening.
Egypt: Grow up, stop being a baby, see the world as it is in this region and help us fight YOUR enemy too! We are not, follower of...uh, what is his name? Dom Bane? We do not know this man or his works.
US: You are not being guided by the Founding Fathers and the Enlightenment!
Egypt: Founding...? Light? What?
US: We're going to cut off our aid.
Egypt: Oh, Putin?
And that got much easier for him in 2009.
Especially considering that Russia might have an Agent in our White House whose mother and father met in Russian language class in the '60's. By the way, where is Snowden? Ohhhh that's right!.. Russia! "Flexibility", thanks to 0bama!
I never understood why so many US Conservatives hate Putin. Putin is a patriot. He act in his country’s self interest all the time and he’s not a radical leftist
Nobody has to play us as fools, look who "we" elected as our President- twice.
He said he was not just going to rebuild all the Christian churches and schools which the Muslim Brotherhood supporters firebombed, he's ordered his military engineers to start now clearing the rubble and certifying which building are structurally sound so Christians can worship there a.s.a.p. with the Army protecting them.
He's saying the Muslim Brotherhood will be made to pay for the rebuilding.
Meanwhile, Putin swoops in to conduct joint military exercises with El-Sisi (after the Obamunists pulled out) AND Putin reiterates that Russia's anti-gay-propaganda-to-minors law will be enforced during the 2014 Olympics in Feb. --- thus emerging as the most powerful defender of Christian values now on the world scene.
Strange, is it not?
El-Sisi and Putin. God bless 'em.
Maybe that because we have been fools for years, or at least our government has been. We have spent billions of $ and have lost thousands of our young men's and women's lives fighting radical islamists (Taliban) in one country while we back radical islamists (Muslim Brotherhood) in another country a few hundred miles away. It's the same basic contradictory situation that would have existed 70 years ago if we had backed Nazi Germany against the Brits in Europe while at the same time we also backed the Brits against Imperialist Japan in the Pacific theater.
IOW, our leaders of the last 2 decades have either been dumber than a box of rocks or they have deliberately brought the US to the brink of a major league disaster for some arcane purpose that we can only guess at. My best guess is both of the above.