Egypt: Obama Plays Hardball...Morsi Folds

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    Obama Plays Hardball and Egypt’s Morsi Folds

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    The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi happened because the Libyan government is still weak, rebuilding after its revolution against Muammar Qaddafi. But there was no doubt that the new government was a friend of the US ambassador who was killed, Chris Stevens, or that it would mobilize to deal with the cells of the Ansar al-Shariah extremists that launched the attack. Pro-America demonstrations regretting the attack on the consulate have been held all over Libya.

    In an interview with Telemundo, President Barack Obama showed his annoyance with Morsi:

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    Egypt is among about 14 countries designated at “major non-NATO allies” by US presidents. This status recognizes that they do joint military exercises with the US, and gives them special access to advanced US weaponry. However, some of them are not allies in the precise legal sense. That is, there is no obligation of mutual defense. A true ally, as with NATO states, is one that the allied country is pledged to defend from attack. Still, US officials typically have referred to Egypt as an ally, and the State Department made clear that it continues to do so.

    So Obama was technically correct that Egypt is not an ally in the sense that Britain or even Turkey is. But unlike what some media outlets wrote, this statement was no gaffe. Rather, Obama was playing hardball with Morsi, trying to impress upon him that the status of ‘major non-NATO ally’ is not automatic now that the Muslim Brotherhood is in control. It will have to be re-earned, at least from Obama’s point of view. And the lack of response on the embassy attack is not consistent with ally status. Non-NATO ally status is bestowed by a stroke of the presidential pen, so Obama could take it away.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney added on Thursday that “Obama spoke with President Mohamed Morsi, the first Islamist leader following an uprising which toppled Mubarak last year, on Wednesday and impressed upon him the need to protect US diplomats…”

    Under Obama’s pressure, Morsi, in Brussels seeking European aid, finally explicitly condemned Tuesday’s attack on the US embassy in Egypt:

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    Some of Morsi’s sudden willingness to say all this was fueled by Obama’s pressure. In addition, Morsi revealed some of his other motives:

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    That is, somebody told Morsi he had to say something if he wanted to keep the tourist trade, much less the American alliance!

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    Oh yeah, he is really really dumb turning down billions in aid money to make himself more powerful.....you're an idiot.

    He is holding out his left hand for free money while holding a knife behind his back in his right hand.
     
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    obama grovels, Morsi throws him a bone. And a half chewed one at that.
     
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    do you remember you assholes wanted to just start bombing?
     
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    You are a demented liar.

    Conservatives didn't say bomb Egypt, you piece of shit.


     
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    The Muslim Brotherhood....terrorist organization that goes back further than Al Qai'da.

    The current leader of AQ was a founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The leader of Egypt is part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    How fucking stupid are liberals.....
     
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    Morsi is putting money in his pocket and planning the next attack. If there is one thing Morsi knows, it's that obama will cling to anything that looks like it might help him keep his job.
     
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    You people are on record talking about bombing.

    Ill go get the link
     
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    Oh yeah dumbfuck....go find the Romney or Ryan quotes.....and don't come back until you find them.

    If you can't find them, just kill yourself.:eusa_whistle:

     
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    Come to think about it, the leader of Egypt and leader of AQ are about the same age, from Egypt and might be friends......
     

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