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    It appears that obama and his administration have differing views as to whether or not Egypt is an ally of the U.S.A. Does the level of confusion among this administration really surprise anyone? We are being led by a merry band of fools! Wow you libs must really be proud!

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    It's almost as if Obama is unravelling ... between the re-election campaign and an unexpected crisis.

    And then Morsi says:
    While condemning attacks on the embassies Thursday, Morsi reportedly said the Egyptian people need "breathing room." And he said he had called on Obama to "put an end to such behavior" like the anti-Islam film.
    I think this demonstrates that Morsi has no concept of what free speech is like in the US. Where does he get off thinking that he can curtail free speech in another sovereign country? Is that a threat? If you don't do this, I'm not responsible for what happens to your embassy?
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    when Anwar Sadat was in power (before he got knocked off), he was held in check and at least we got him to the table with M.Begin...now fast forward to Hosni Muhbarak, we give him a ton of money and although he is a dictator, he was somewhat benevolent and kept the radicals in check...so we help take him out of power and we are left with the Muslim brotherhood...Morsi is NOT an ally

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    Sen. Rand Paul says it very clearly yesterday of the Senate floor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    when Anwar Sadat was in power (before he got knocked off), he was held in check and at least we got him to the table with M.Begin...now fast forward to Hosni Muhbarak, we give him a ton of money and although he is a dictator, he was somewhat benevolent and kept the radicals in check...so we help take him out of power and we are left with the Muslim brotherhood...Morsi is NOT an ally

    cut off funding NOW..stop payment on the check
    Not only are we LEFT with the Muslim Brotherhood... it turns out the the BO Admin was behind putting them in... in a big way.

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    when Anwar Sadat was in power (before he got knocked off), he was held in check and at least we got him to the table with M.Begin...
    I can recall reading a brief bio of Sadat. He had started out a communist as a young man, but he figured out on his own that it didn't work. I think he sat down with Begin because of he realized it was the long-run best interest of Egypt. I remember a quote from him to the effect, "The Russians are just one generation removed from Barbarians," and further indicated he'd rather deal with the Chinese based on that assessment. My guess might be that he would call the violent people in Libya "barbarians", too.

    When he was assassinated, I believed it was a big blow to possible peace and sanity in the ME ... and perhaps that is why he was killed ... by the same kind of extremists who continue to disrupt peace today.

    I think that we see a culture in the ME that has long operated through tribal alliances and infighting, where leaders attain and maintain power by force and oppression. After generations of this, while the oppressed realize they are oppressed, they see no other alternative but to submit. Strongmen like Gadaffi and Sadam understand their culture and enforce a kind of "stability" using the methods that the culture "understands". When we dump out these stabilizing influences, there is a mad scramble for some other strongman (or group of them) to grab the power, and the only way they know to keep things stable are the same methods as that have worked for centuries.

    The concept of govt truly run by the "people", the vision of the US founders, was truly revolutionary! for its time and still today. Still today, only a relatively small percentage of the world population operates under this revolutionary principle. The principle of freedom and individualism that result in capitalism certainly has its flaws and negative aspects, but overall even the poorest people in capitalist countries are way better off than those in socialist or communist countries (with the exception of the small number of "elites"). We grumble about the 1% being too well off (here and in other free countries), but fail to note that even those in the middle 50% (guessing), still are far better off than their counterparts in countries that still subscribe to the theories of socialism, communism, and theocracy (most of the ME). There are still people in this country who live in veritable shacks without electricity or indoor plumbing, but how do those numbers compare to their counterparts in other parts of the world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Not only are we LEFT with the Muslim Brotherhood... it turns out the the BO Admin was behind putting them in... in a big way.


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    The irony of it ... BHO says that Romney "shoots first and aims later" ... Egypt and Libya might be examples of how Obama did that in a big way.

    And now Hillary (and Feinstein) simply can't understand how this could happen when the US was so nice to them during their revolutions. Talk about out of touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
    The irony of it ... BHO says that Romney "shoots first and aims later" ... Egypt and Libya might be examples of how Obama did that in a big way.

    And now Hillary (and Feinstein) simply can't understand how this could happen when the US was so nice to them during their revolutions. Talk about out of touch.
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    Pull out our men. Pull out our money......

    Eventually they will kill each other and then will resort to eating their young.

    Problem solved.

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