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Mubarak Slammed U.S. in Phone Call With Israeli Lawmaker (Predicts rise of radical Islam)
Reuters ^ | Friday, February 11, 2011 | Jeffrey Heller

Posted on 02/11/2011 11:47:28 AM PST by kristinn

Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt's president.

The legislator, former cabinet minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, said on Israel TV Friday he came away from the 20-minute conversation Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized "it was the end of the Mubarak era."

"He had very tough things to say about the United States," said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the center-left Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.

"He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said.

"'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying.

SNIP

"He contended the snowball (of civil unrest) won't stop in Egypt and it wouldn't skip any Arab country in the Middle East and in the Gulf.

"He said 'I won't be surprised if in the future you see more extremism and radical Islam and more disturbances -- dramatic changes and upheavals," Ben-Eliezer added.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; foreignpolicy; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood
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1 posted on 02/11/2011 11:47:29 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

He’s right, of course.......


2 posted on 02/11/2011 11:49:12 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: kristinn

I agree with Mubarak. So either Obama is incompetent or diabolical.


3 posted on 02/11/2011 11:49:12 AM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: kristinn; SE Mom

ping!


4 posted on 02/11/2011 11:49:30 AM PST by maggief
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To: The Unknown Republican

He can be both..........
He’s blinded to ideology by ideology.............


5 posted on 02/11/2011 11:50:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: kristinn
pinging Glenn Beck!

'hack

6 posted on 02/11/2011 11:50:18 AM PST by dynamitehack (Public employee unions should be abolished!!)
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To: kristinn

I really, really hope that he is wrong. But, I’m very much afraid he isn’t.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 11:51:28 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: kristinn
'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'"

Notice he didn't say "Iraq".

That's because it's working.

8 posted on 02/11/2011 11:51:35 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: The Unknown Republican

So either Obama is incompetent or diabolical.


He’s an EVIL sonofabitch.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 11:51:41 AM PST by unkus
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To: The Unknown Republican
Bambi and Bibi


10 posted on 02/11/2011 11:54:01 AM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

Unfortunately I think Mubarak is 100% right and he would definitely be someone to know this.


11 posted on 02/11/2011 11:54:01 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kristinn

I wonder in what language they speak to each other? English? Arabic?


12 posted on 02/11/2011 11:54:10 AM PST by PGR88
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To: kristinn

The muslim, Hussein Obama: “Mission accomplished.”


13 posted on 02/11/2011 11:54:27 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: kristinn
Mubarak said the same thing about Bush and his naivete in invading Iraq, and he was absolutely correct about the outcome. Say what you will, this guy is a realist who understands that part of the world very well.
14 posted on 02/11/2011 11:54:38 AM PST by bereanway
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To: PGR88
I wonder in what language they speak to each other?

Likely Arabic. Many Israelis speak Arabic.
15 posted on 02/11/2011 11:56:49 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: unkus

“O” isn’t anything in and of himself but he is the petri dish that every social/political pathogen in America thrives on!!


16 posted on 02/11/2011 11:57:41 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: kristinn

This won’t stop Obama from taking a curtain call.


17 posted on 02/11/2011 11:57:54 AM PST by AU72
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To: Tzfat

Osamabama at work.


18 posted on 02/11/2011 12:02:46 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: SMARTY

“O” isn’t anything in and of himself but he is the petri dish that every social/political pathogen in America thrives on!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” — Author Unknown


19 posted on 02/11/2011 12:04:22 PM PST by unkus
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To: kristinn

He’s right. And I think we can forget about those 2012 elections in this country. There isn’t going to be any. The muzzies are in charge now.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 12:08:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Why can't the Mexican government provide "a better life" for the illegal aliens? It's their job!)
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To: kristinn

The Reuters headline is misleading. Mubarak slammed the White House.


21 posted on 02/11/2011 12:08:19 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: kristinn

My question is...why is the DOW going up on the news that Mubarak stepped down if radical Islam is the probable result?


22 posted on 02/11/2011 12:12:56 PM PST by albie
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To: BigSkyFreeper

The headline correct. He slammed 0 and the fools who put him in office; that is, the majority of the voting public in the US/


23 posted on 02/11/2011 12:15:22 PM PST by balls (Government workers have plundered our wealth. Demand reparations!)
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To: balls
Makes no difference the Military is still in control...the press gets it wrong most of the time..the face may change but will there be really free elections..
24 posted on 02/11/2011 12:19:32 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: The Unknown Republican

“... Obama is incompetent or diabolical.”

Or, both.


25 posted on 02/11/2011 12:19:42 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: kristinn

How quickly we forget or choose not to remember Bush’s Freedom Agenda.

“Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. With this in mind, commentator Lee Smith looks back on the presidency of George W. Bush, and argues that the former president’s policy on replacing repressive Arab regimes with democracy were spot on.”

The USA spent the last century fighting for freedom and democracy, Mubarak should not expect otherwise in this century. Thirty years was enough time to shape up.


26 posted on 02/11/2011 12:20:30 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: jessduntno
That's how brave, capable men size up weak, incompetent ones.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 12:20:54 PM PST by naturalized
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To: unkus

And The Founders believed that the multitude would deserve what they voted in.


28 posted on 02/11/2011 12:22:13 PM PST by naturalized
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To: naturalized

That’s one of my favorite photos.


29 posted on 02/11/2011 12:24:43 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: kristinn

I guess seeing the pyramids and other ancient Egyptian architectual marvels is off the bucket list. It is a shame because without the towel heads, they could really build on their unique historical tourism and be a very well off nation.


30 posted on 02/11/2011 12:30:42 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: kristinn
Crazy-Right-Wing-Lunatic-Fringe-Tea-Party-Tin-Foil-Nutters-Correct-Again ping.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

31 posted on 02/11/2011 12:31:43 PM PST by The Comedian ("Cry flummox and let loose the camels of war." - Truth29)
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To: wolfman23601

I was just thinking that very thing. I guess I’ll instead concentrate on visiting more of the US while that’s still possible.


32 posted on 02/11/2011 12:32:19 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: The Unknown Republican
I agree with Mubarak. So either Obama is incompetent or diabolical.

Barack is not the only one. The entire corrupt mainstream media is calling it a victory, along with the corrupt congress and all the corrupt politicians who go along or keep shut up.

Hosni speaks for me when he speaks the truth

"'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying.

33 posted on 02/11/2011 12:33:10 PM PST by winodog
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To: kristinn
"'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying.

LOL. If only our leaders were that stupid. Unfortunately, I fear they may be evil and in cahoots with radical Islam.
34 posted on 02/11/2011 12:36:20 PM PST by Antoninus (Fair warning: If Romney's the GOP nominee in 2012, I'm looking for a new party.)
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To: albie
"...why is the DOW going up on the news that Mubarak stepped down if radical Islam is the probable result? "

Because a radical Egyptian government won't happen tomorrow and because there was no serious bloodshed.

There is still some chance of a good outcome assuming the continued rational behavior of the armed forces, and assuming none of the neighbors decide that a war with Israel would keep similar popular aspirations among their own populations at bay.

35 posted on 02/11/2011 12:37:44 PM PST by norton
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To: Siena Dreaming

to be fair, the US militarily occupied iraq. It didn’t do so in iran, or gaza/PLO area, and it won’t in egypt. That provides a LOT more opportunity for radical elements to organize and subvert the process.


36 posted on 02/11/2011 12:38:37 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: naturalized; SierraWasp; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; Liz

You can see it all in Cheney’s look. Pure disgust and distrust.


37 posted on 02/11/2011 12:38:57 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: kristinn

Mubarek is right on the money. But of course, any talk of “democracy” coming from the White House is just a scam.


38 posted on 02/11/2011 12:38:57 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: naturalized
-- And The Founders believed that the multitude would deserve what they voted in. --

The Constitutional Convention Debates -- Qualifications for Suffrage (August 7, 10)

39 posted on 02/11/2011 12:40:01 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: kristinn

I suspect things in the mideast will really blow up shortly after the new Republican President is inaugurated in 2013. That way the media can blame her.


40 posted on 02/11/2011 12:40:22 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: bereanway

We effin crushed Saddam and Al Qaeda in Iraq. Was that Mubarak’s prediction?


41 posted on 02/11/2011 12:41:09 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: kristinn
"'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying.

Money quote.

42 posted on 02/11/2011 12:43:09 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: The Unknown Republican

I never had any expectations for Obama, but there’s no one in his Administration that is competent, grown up or fully pro-US. I don’t think the US has ever been in this position before.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 12:43:12 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: naturalized

Chaney and GWB are probably thinking “What a Clymer? Big Time?


44 posted on 02/11/2011 12:51:49 PM PST by zbogwan2
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Those of us old enough to remember how Carter screwed up Iran and enabled the Jihadist Islam terrorist movement have a lot of Deja Vue while listening Obozo and his pro terrorist thugs.


45 posted on 02/11/2011 12:55:48 PM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: EDINVA
I never had any expectations for Obama, but there’s no one in his Administration that is competent, grown up or fully pro-US. I don’t think the US has ever been in this position before.

+1 to this, unfortunately. There are no serious adults within the top level of this Admin -

With that said, as for Mubarak comments, I would contend his attitude has much more to do with the losing of power much more than his concern over quasi-democracy spreading throughout the ME. Democracy doesn't always seem so great to those whom think power is inherit to certain people only.

No question, we are in serious times here, with serious ramifications. Our problem is we don't have a serious POTUS/CinC who puts America / freedom first. I still see what is happening as a possible real plus for the World in the years ahead (would have much more hope, if we had a serious man in the WH, helping to direct this situation more).

46 posted on 02/11/2011 12:57:04 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: The Comedian; kristinn; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik

47 posted on 02/11/2011 12:59:21 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: unkus

Right, we have the moron in the WH and all the morons who put him there.


48 posted on 02/11/2011 12:59:27 PM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: naturalized

Cheney is thinking: ‘Oh, brother ... what a regular half-wit!!-And THIS guy is going to run the country???’


49 posted on 02/11/2011 1:01:13 PM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Watch this ass try to turn this into the next Berlin Wall moment. My comment that day to one of the World Bank Officials was how is this going to improve West Germany? After a second, he said, you know, no one is thinking about that right now. Same here, how is this going to improve the Sunni Islamic and secular state of Egypt. My guess, not so well.

“the evil that men do lives long after them”, and on that point, Shakespear was right on the money except this time in a political arena.


50 posted on 02/11/2011 1:06:08 PM PST by Mouton
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