Friday, July 05, 2013
Obama Moves To Protect The Muslim Brotherhood
As you can imagine, President Barack Hussein Obama has been quick off the mark to defend his pet Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood.
Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said July 4 in a statement that the White House has called on Egyptian leaders to pursue “a transparent political process that is inclusive of all parties and groups,” including “avoiding any arbitrary arrests of Mursi and his supporters” .
What exactly are they supposed to do with agitators like Morsi and Badie? Free them and allow them to incite further attacks like the ones of this morning?
And of course, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki weighed in,saying in a statement, "The voices of all who are protesting peacefully must be heard—including those who welcomed the events of earlier this week and those who supported President Morsi."
When Morsi's hired thugs were attacking protestors and raping demonstrators in Tahrir Square, did our State department utter a peep?
When the Brotherhood took over, the main opposition candidate Shaffik had to flee for his life and he was by no means the only one. And believe me, there was no call for “avoiding any arbitrary arrests" from the Obama Administration then. And when the Brotherhood was
brutalizing Coptic Christians and it's political opponents, we likewise heard nothing except how much financial aid we were going to give them:
The administration has urged the Egyptian military to stop using heavy-handed tactics, according to two U.S. officials who asked not to be identified commenting on private communications. They said the administration is concerned that some in the military may want to provoke the Islamists to violence and provide a rationale for crushing the movement once and for all.
Yes, if the genocidal Muslim Brotherhood were to be crushed, that would be such a tragedy, wouldn't it? It certainly would in Washington DC, where the Obama Administration is riddled with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and sympathizers.
Speaking of money, the president is citing a law as an excuse to cut off the $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt that bars the U.S. from giving “any assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by a military coup d’etat or decree,” or a coup “in which the military plays a decisive role.”
If my sources are correct, he's also going to do his best now to torpedo the $4.8 million IMF loan Egypt was on the verge of getting.
Yet niceties like lawfully elected governemnts or even material aid to terrorism never stopped him from giving money to Hamas,or to the Palestinian Authority, where where unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas, whose term of office ran out four years ago refused to seat the Muslim Brotherhood parliament that was elected at that time.
And the Obama Administration has even gone to the extent of ignoring congressional holds when it comes to the Islamists, even when they burn our embassies.
But all of a sudden, this most lawless of president in insisting on observing the letter of the law!
Apparently the president still inhales the fiction that an Islamist Caliphate is still good for America somehow. He tried and failed to muscle the Egyptian military into knuckling under to an Islamist government even though the popular will wanted them deposed and the country was falling apart.
He's not taking this defeat gracefully.
The end result is that the Egyptian junta will get funding from Qatar of the Saudis as a new ally in the Sunni-Shi'ite war that has its main fighting front these days in Syria. And our influence will wane, along with that of our clueless president and the sycophants surrounding him.