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Barack Obama says the United States will not take sides in Egypt, Rand Paul responds

August 15, 2013

  Today Barack Obama took a few short minutes out of his busy vacation schedule to condemn the recent violence in Egypt. During this time he declared that “America cannot determine the future of Egypt, that’s a task for the Egyptian people.” he then went on to say “we don’t take sides.”

  Really? Forgive me if I am wrong because this Arab Spring, the revolution which was supposed to usher in democracy all across the Middle East, began two years ago, but didn’t Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton already take sides in this struggle?

  I found it, it seems my memory isn’t failing me after all. The Obama regime urged Hosni Mubarak to step down in order to let the Egyptian people decide who should lead them. Once Mubarak was thrown aside the Obama regime supported Mohamed Morsi and when the coup took place which ousted the new leader Barack Obama still supported him on the grounds that he was legitimately elected.  It sure sounds like Barack Obama was taking sides back then, doesn’t it?

  But now that all hell has broken loose Barack Obama is trying to distance himself from the upheaval he helped to create in that country, suddenly America is going to remain neutral in the struggle. This is leadership? It doesn’t look like leadership to me, it looks more like a president trying to distance himself from his own policies and the problems they have created.

  Barack Obama went on to say that as punishment to Egypt the United States would not participate in the joint war games which were scheduled, but US foreign aid will still be provided. That ought to intimidate the Egyptians, right? They must be shaking in their army boots even as they cash the checks, not!

  Rand Paul took a much tougher stand on the issue, once again calling for an end to aid to Egypt:

Paul called the decision a cop out. “Too little too late,” he said. “If he wants to send a message to the military, tell them they’re not getting anymore planes. Tell them they’re not getting any more tanks.”

  He went on to ask the Congress if their consciences were bothering them:

“This is something that those who voted in Congress are going to have to live with,” Paul told The Cable on Thursday. “The question is: How does their conscience feel now as they see photographs of tanks rolling over Egyptian civilians?”

   Rand Paul apparently does not realize that most of those in the elitist political class in Washington have no consciences to begin with.

  Barack Obama’s foreign policy (as predicted) has failed and now he is trying to pretend he was an innocent bystander when in reality he is partially responsible for the violence we are now seeing in Egypt.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Petermc3 permalink
    August 15, 2013 7:39 pm

    Tune in to MSNBC where they will be able to disavow his responsibility for the community organizing taking place in Egypt.

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    • August 15, 2013 7:45 pm

      Do I have to?! 🙂 MSNBC is now calling the marathon bombers extreme right wing extremists, they have no shame!

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      • Petermc3 permalink
        August 15, 2013 8:12 pm

        You mean the GOP has a franchise in Cairo…interesting.

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      • August 15, 2013 8:15 pm

        How else can you explain their unwillingness to stop supporting these nations?

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  2. themideastupdate permalink
    August 15, 2013 8:11 pm

    Excellent points on Obama. This is really “leadership from behind” – which really is no leadership at all. Obama keeps trying to tread water, but his refusal to pick sides and stand by them, his refusal to call anything right or wrong and ACT on it, has left Syria in smoldering ruins and Egypt aflame. It’s time the US invest all it’s surveillance tech and programs on finding the real future for Syria and Egypt and backing them.

    Give arms to the FSA, and tell the Egyptian army to stop killing or else the bullets won’t be free. Only if the army pulls back will this end well. As it is, we’re making mortal enemies of the non-militaryists in Egypt and funding a brewing civil war in a critical country for oil. We may not like the Muslim Brotherhood (I don’t), but chaos isn’t a good alternative.

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    • August 15, 2013 8:16 pm

      I agree with everything you said except that I believe Obama does think chaos is a good alternative.

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      • themideastupdate permalink
        August 15, 2013 8:18 pm

        Which is truly a mistake! The Suez is an important part of the oil trade and global economy. A chaotic Egypt could lead to attacks on the Suez and closure to a vital oil route. A new Syria/Afghanistan/Somalia/Iraq on a major oil traderoute and on the soft southern underbelly of Israel is the LAST thing the US needs.

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      • August 15, 2013 8:19 pm

        I agree, but Obama believes that creating chaos is the best way to govern because it causes friction and allows him to govern on the emotion of the people rather than on sound policy.

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  3. August 15, 2013 8:14 pm

    Obama and Hillary owe the Egyptian people an apology for sticking their noses into Egyptian affairs in the first place. The same is true in Libya and Syria. But, isn’t giving the military regime foreign aid a measure of taking sides? I wish we would stay the hell out of the affairs of Middle East countries. Let their own people make their own mistakes and learn from them.

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    • August 15, 2013 8:18 pm

      It is beyond time to get the hell out of the middle east and let them kill each other instead of killing Americans. The fact that we send aide to these countries is proof that we have taken sides. Obama cannot have it both ways…..

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      • lou222 permalink
        August 16, 2013 8:36 am

        Sure he can, Steve and he does it very well. Aid needs to stop and we need to pull our troops out, too many are being “murdered”, and for what? It is not to protect us. Isn’t that what our military is for? To protect US?

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      • August 16, 2013 6:50 pm

        You are right, he can have it both ways as we have learned. I should have said he shouldn’t be able to have it both ways. 😉

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  4. August 15, 2013 9:11 pm

    I just re read all of my dozens of posts done on the Arab spring. Obama along with google, Facebook infiltrated and were instrumental in what went down in Libya and Egypt. Now he is simply an innocent bystander. Hillary worked up the youth for several years. But she too got out in time and will not bear any responsibity. This was so predictable.

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    • August 15, 2013 11:08 pm

      I had forgotten about the role social media played in Egypt, this was a coordinated effort with Obama and Hillary at the heart of it and now they are pretending they had nothing to do with it. Hillary had to get out when she did in order to save any chance she had of winning the White House, I would think this would disqualify her but it didn’t stop Obama from being reelected.

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  5. Chris permalink
    August 16, 2013 1:30 am
  6. Chris permalink
    August 16, 2013 1:33 am

    I don’t where the link went to in the first post

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    • August 16, 2013 5:46 am

      Mustn’t have been able to sneak it by the NSA censors the first time! Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

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