Friday, July 12, 2013
U.S. Ambassador threatens Egypt's New Government,Shills For Muslim Brotherhood
President Obama apparently hasn't gotten over his tantrum about his Muslim Brotherhood allies being ousted from power. According to Al-Fagr, U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson ( who is almost as unpopular with the majority of non-Islamist Egyptians as President Obama is) demanded that Egyptian General Sisi release all the Muslim Brotherhood members currently under arrest:
“And when Sisi rejected this order, the American ambassador began threatening him that Egypt will turn into another Syria and live through a civil war, to which Sisi responded violently: ‘Neither you nor your country can overcome Egypt and its people.’”
The Jerusalem Post likewise has a similar story about how our State Department is screaming for the release of their pet Islamists.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that the U.S. government was calling on Egypt to release Morsi and the other Muslim Brotherhood figures.Speaking at her briefing, Psaki also confirmed that Ambassador Patterson had met Egypt's leadership, so Al-Faqr's account is likely substantially correct.
Patterson has also been busy trying to sow dissension within the ruling coalition. Al Nahar reports that Patterson has been inciting the Salifist Nour Party to withdraw from the coalition and from political participation and to support the Brotherhood.
The Egyptian Army and the anti-Brotherhood forces are not going to knuckle under, especially now that they have funding from the Saudis and the other GCE countries. If the Brotherhood attempts a violent clash with the army and thei rallies, the Brotherhood will be crushed. If there is a civil war President Obama and his team can pat themselves on the back and take credit helping foment it, as well as for the deaths that occur.