The Obama Administration has been putting enormous pressure on the new Egyptian government to release former president Mohamed Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood figures. The above video sheds some light on why. There's also this translation of a story which appears in French from Poste deVeille in Canada:
There was a secret agreement between the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood (not the Egyptian government) to give 40% of the Sinai and the annexation of that part of Egyptian territory to Gaza.The objective was to conclude a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
This agreement was signed by Khairat el Shater (number 2 of the Brotherhood) by Morsi and the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood (FM in French). The sum of U.S. $ 8 billion was paid in exchange to the Brotherhood.
The document was seized by the army following the removal of Morsi. The army has leaked the news.
An investigation is ongoing on Morsi and El Shater. An arrest warrant was filed against the Guide to the Muslim Brotherhood and other members of his office. Brotherhood signatories to the agreement are could receive the death penalty for treason.
The Obama administration is trying to reach an agreement with el Sissi (chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces): recognition of the legitimacy of the "coup" in exchange for his silence about the secret agreement. But el Sissi would be more interested in the conviction of The Brotherhood and discrediting their organization which is Egypt's main source of danger.
The Republican members of Congress are seriously looking into the case. If proven, the process of Obama impeachment could be triggered.
I doubt that last paragraph is an accurate reading of what could happen, but a sitting president of the United States paying $8 billion in taxpayer funds to give more land to Hamasistan, a recognized terrorist organization according to U.S. law would definitely be problematic for this president.
Do I believe this to be true? I'd file it under plausible. Here's why:
- As we know by now, President Obama absolutely loves the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists in general.His administration is honeycombed with people with extremely close ties to the Brotherhood as well as numerous sympathizers.
- I have it on good authority from a reliable source that the president completely lost it when his backroom pressure on al-Sissi failed and Morsi was removed from office. And that he was even angrier at the developments in Qatar that saw Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood thrown out of that country, formerly a huge Brotherhood supporter and haven,and subsequent Saudi and GCE steps to provide bridge financing for Egypt's new government, giving al-Sissi some independence when it came to U.S. aid to Egypt.
I also know that the Obama Administration is trying its best to subvert the new Egyptian government, even to the point of inciting an Egyptian civil war
- President Obama has a history of ignoring both congress and existing U.S. law when he feels like it.There's no doubt in my mind that he would happily pay over $8 billion of our money to the Muslim Brotherhood in order to enhance Hamas, which is merely the Gaza-based Palestinian branch of the Brotherhood. There's no question either than Morsi and the Brotherhood would sign off on the deal, since they needed the money and since their loyalty is to the Brotherhood and the making of the Caliphate rather than Egypt per se. The deal would also be a step towards integrating Hamasistan with Egypt, something else Morsi and his friends were very interested in. So the deal was a win-win for both sides.
- I also know that the new Egyptian government is preparing a criminal case to try Morsi and his Ikhwan friends, including the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie.They're accused of spying, inciting the killings of protesters, and damaging the economy.
Assuming Morsi, Badie and other Brotherhood figures are charged, do I expect anything to come out about this secret deal to turn over a part of Egyptian territory to Hamas at the American Taxpayer's expense?
I doubt it. The Egyptian military is U.S. equipped, and that means they're dependent on U.S. spare parts, as well as American largess to fund the Egyptian military's various business enterprises. This is something al-Sissi would likely hold in reserve in case the Obama Administration's interference in Egypt's affairs became to egregious to ignore.
Again, I consider this plausible leaning towards probable rather than written in stone. But too many of the details fit together too well. And it says something about the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that something like this would even be possible, let alone plausible.