Jul 7 2013
Obama insists that he is NOT taking sides. Except that he is. “I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to the democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and his supporters.”
Frontpage Let’s go on a stomach-turning spin ride.
Let’s unpack this lame mule.
Let’s try to understand the sick twisted mindset behind an establishment that supports Islamic terrorism.
You might think that it should be up to the Egyptian judiciary to decide such things, but the Lawyer-in-Chief knows better. Just as he knew better in Honduras. But don’t worry. He’s not taking sides. Just ask the Iranian Green Revolution protesters. Or anyone protesting against a government he supports.
Apparently, Obama hasn’t seen the signs:
Meanwhile Obama has a message for Egypt. “Leave the Brotherhood alone!”
The administration has urged the Egyptian military to stop using heavy-handed tactics against the Brotherhood, according to two U.S. officials who asked not to be identified commenting on private communications. They said “the administration is concerned that some in the military may want to provoke the Islamists to violence and provide a rationale for crushing the movement once and for all.”
Business Week The Obama administration’s call for an “inclusive” political process in Egypt with a role for the Muslim Brotherhood has been overshadowed by conflict between security forces and supporters of the Islamist group. Violent protests in Cairo and elsewhere over the military’s ouster of President Mohamed Mursi raised doubts about prospects for an eventual accommodation that would allow the Brotherhood that supports him to compete in new elections.
President Barack Obama “condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt and expressed concern over the continued political polarization,” according to a statement issued yesterday by the White House. “He reiterated that the United States is not aligned with, and does not support, any particular Egyptian political party or group.”
Secretary of State John Kerry said in a separate statement yesterday that “we firmly reject the unfounded and false claims by some in Egypt that the United States supports the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood or any specific Egyptian political party or movement.”
But no one’s taking sides. They’re just taking the side that isn’t ours. Leave the Brotherhood alone. They’re just being provoked into terrorism and tyranny as part of a conspiracy by the military-industrial complex.