Carter gave Islamists Iran and Obama gave Egypt to the Mus. Brotherhood

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    A generation ago, Jimmy Carter dropped US support of Shah Phalavi paving the way for the Islamists to get state sponsorship by taking over Iran. Today's Carter, Barry Obama, has paved the way for another radical Muslim organization, the Muslim Brotherhood to take control of Egypt.

    Why could possible go wrong?

    "Egypt's ruling military has issued a declaration granting itself sweeping powers, as the country awaits results of Sunday's presidential elections.

    The document by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (Scaf) says new general elections cannot be held until a permanent constitution is drawn up.

    Opposition groups condemned the move as amounting to a military coup.

    Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood says unofficial results show its candidate, Mohammed Mursi, has won the election."
    BBC News - Egypt's military grants itself sweeping powers

    Yes, Virginia, elections have consequences and the Muslim Brotherhood is telling everyone, "We won!"
     
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    Khomeini and co took Iran. No giving was involved.

    As for Egypt, let's wait and see what the military will do (although I doubt they have the stomach for a full-scale repression).
     
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    It was handed to them once Carter let them know we would no longer support the Shah.
     
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    Well said, Crusader. Obama will go down as the second worst president in history, after Carter.
     
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    Iran and Egypt were Islamic long before we started mucking in their affairs.
     
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    Iran wasn't.
     
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    Egypt is about to follow Syria into civil war.

    If the Egyptians do not want rule by the military, they don't want the fundamentalist muslim brotherhood either.

    This is not going to go well. It's another obamadisaster.
     
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    Obama must have been pretty powerful to do as you say, but you just hate democracy
     
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    Iran became Muslim around the 6th century B.C.E
     

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