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July 27, 2013 - 9:32 pm
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There was not a statement from President Obama, who hit the golf course at Fort Belvoir after the Korean War 60th anniversary ceremony.

Signs carried by anti-Morsi demonstrators have included Obama wearing an Osama beard, accusing the U.S. of supporting terrorism by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Egyptian Defense Minister al-Sisi, according to the Pentagon, “to express deep concern about the security situation and recent violence in Egypt, and to encourage that restraint be exercised during this difficult period.”

“The United States believes that the current transition needs to be marked by inclusivity, that Egyptian authorities should avoid politicized arrests and detentions, and take steps to prevent further bloodshed and loss of life,” the readout continued. “It is in the short and long term interests of the Egyptian people to renew their path toward democratic transition, and to emphasize tolerance across the political spectrum.”

Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour called on Islamist protesters “to go back home and I promise you will not be harmed,” adding that the Egyptian people have determined “there is no way back” and “there are no negotiations with those who committed crimes.”

Morsi was expected to be transferred to Tora Prison, the new home of Hosni Mubarak. Charges against Morsi could include collaboration with Hamas and murder.

 

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Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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I have spent over a decade investigating the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia and its tentacled hydras. In tandem, the last 5 years have been spent researching the nexus between Obama Inc and the Brotherhood.
To wit, sans a scintilla of a doubt, they are twins separated at birth. Therefore, it makes complete sense for the Islamist-in-Chief (and surrogates) to be championing for their inclusion.

In fact, he based his entire 'outreach' tour to the Muslim world on just that, their empowerment. This was why he dictated to Mubarak - GO NOW! This was why he entered into an illegal war in Libya, and ran a gun running operation to empower the Syrian Brotherhood, etc.

In any case, he will go for broke to keep them in power, despite the anti-western interests at stake - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/04/the-islamist-in-chief-lit-a-fuse-his-embrace-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-mafia-set-egypt-mid-east-alight-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
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Pro-military masses in Cairo wave banners saying “Obama Out! Putin in!" [http://debka.com/article/23150/Pro-military-masses-in-Cairo-wave-banners-saying-%E2%80%9CObama-Out-Putin-in-%E2%80%9D]

"Many Egyptians are beginning to turn to Moscow in search of their country’s primary world ally rather than Washington. They have taken note that Putin has shown himself to be the foe of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria as well as Egypt."
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It doesn't matter which side wins in Egypt, the country will end up a dictatorship. The only question is whether it will be a secular military dictatorship, or a muslim religious dictatorship.

The key to holding power in Egypt is resolving the country's economic problems to which neither side seems to have a solution. Of course, Obama, himself a muslim at heart, wants to see a muslim religious dictatorship regardless of where America's real interests lie.
52 weeks ago
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Democracy and Islam are incompatible.
1 year ago
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Apparently, Horse Face hasn't heard that charges are pending against Morsi for murder and other crimes. The Obama administration just can't help being publicly stupid. I am beginning to wonder if public stupidity is some sort of a drug to the liberals. It's like their non-prescription Xanax.
1 year ago
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Just as this administration supported a known communist who was attempting to subvert the Constitution of Honduras, and the will of her people, he is now supporting another despot (Morsi-MB) intent on destroying any chance at democracy in Egypt. We are not supporting Egyptian people....Dear Leader couldn't care less about people...he's supporting whatever the Mooslim Bruthahood tells him to support.

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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Not long after 9/11, in a raid on the house of a Jihad financier Swiss police discovered a document called The Project, described at

http://www.onthewing.org/user/Islam%20-%20Muslim%20Brotherhood%20Project.pdf

It's a roadmap to the overthrow of freedom and attainment of global sharia. Deeply affected by this revelation, several years later President Barack Hussein Obama forced Hosni Mubarak to allow members of the Mo-Bro-Hood, an illegal party in Egypt at the time, to attend the infamous apology speech delivered at Al Azhar University shortly after his election to the White House.
1 year ago
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The administration knew before all this started that when they called for Mubarack to step down it was highly likely that the MB would win and take over. Obviously they trusted whoever they talked to that the MB was a moderate political group who would respect all Egyptian people. However all the signs were clear that the MB was about the MB and nobody else (supress women, religions, gays, etc.) In my opinion an incredibly wrong decision.
1 year ago
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The Islamists aren't interested in inclusion or human rights whatsoever. They are interested in power and control and suppression of dissent.

It is no coincidence that Islamist propaganda mirrors that of the radical left.

They use the propaganda of human rights, because that's what the KGB taught them to use when Islamic radicals were used as proxies by the USSR to oppose and attack the US support of Israel during the Cold War.
1 year ago
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The Egyptian army has a real problem on its hands. For reasons I don't understand, they stepped in and encouraged the very street violence they took out Morsi to prevent.

I think the resolve of the pro-Morsi demonstrators to stay on the street has taken everyone off guard. That is probably because the pro-Morsi forces are so outnumbered. But resolve carries its own weight of numbers.

It's hard to figure out what the pro-Morsi demonstrators hope to accomplish. They must realize Morsi is not coming back, or do they? If the pro-Morsi forces would simply go home and run for parliamentary elections, they might have a chance at being a real force in Egyptian politics.

As is, they are shooting themselves in the foot with future voters by not giving in to the mandate of the anti-Morsi numbers.

The real problem is that there are now identifiable factions within the Egyptian people themselves that make for easy targets. More and more guns are coming into play.

One can't help but think the now month long pro-Morsi sit-in in Nasr City has the MB actually inviting violence, but no one really knows. Who fires first shots? Is the MB showing its more radical Islamist side that is immune to reason? That would be a break with their behavior of the last couple of years.

The army will soon have little choice but to clean out that nest in Nasr City but that carries enormous risk. If Morsi had any brains, or cared for the future of the MB in Egypt, he'd ask to be allowed to go on TV and tell those people to go home.

As is, the MB may be shooting themselves in the foot for a generation to come.
1 year ago
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F B, i doubt the pro-Morsi people needed much encouragement, your first sentence. Of course the MB is inciting violence, chaos invites destruction, destruction invites a new order, Hello MB.
They are probably seeking and receiving support fro like mided fanatics in the region.
In any case it is apparent that at the least they don't have an enemy in the current administration, a biggie for them, sad for us and the Egyptians.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
I have spent over a decade investigating the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia and its tentacled hydras. In tandem, the last 5 years have been spent researching the nexus between Obama Inc and the Brotherhood.
To wit, sans a scintilla of a doubt, they are twins separated at birth. Therefore, it makes complete sense for the Islamist-in-Chief (and surrogates) to be championing for their inclusion.

In fact, he based his entire 'outreach' tour to the Muslim world on just that, their empowerment. This was why he dictated to Mubarak - GO NOW! This was why he entered into an illegal war in Libya, and ran a gun running operation to empower the Syrian Brotherhood, etc.

In any case, he will go for broke to keep them in power, despite the anti-western interests at stake - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/04/the-islamist-in-chief-lit-a-fuse-his-embrace-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-mafia-set-egypt-mid-east-alight-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
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Obama seems to be big on the bitter clingers in Egypt.
1 year ago
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