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    President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    CAIRO (AP) -- Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi have set fire to offices of his Muslim Brotherhood in several Egyptian cities, clashing with his supporters after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping new powers.

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    The clashes came a day after Morsi announced sweeping new powers for himself, putting himself above judicial oversight.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The world has been suckered.....Way to go. Now instead of a dictator that would uphold the peace with Israel, we have one that will pay lip service, while supporting Hamas.
    But putting aside the supporting of Hamas thing, which the article does not allude to by the way.

    The question I always have to ask far right wingers like you is what should have been done instead?

    And specifically what should Obama have done instead because that's where you're really going with all this, if Egypt ends up doing something you don't like, you'll blame Obama for having "helped" oust Mubarak...

    I mean what was he suppose to do?

    Send troops in to guard the Presidential Palace?

    Carpet bomb the protesters?

    I mean there's this almost arrogant presumption that you're able to control any event you like outside the US including a President being dumped by the sheer force and will of his own people.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    But putting aside the supporting of Hamas thing, which the article does not allude to by the way.

    The question I always have to ask far right wingers like you is what should have been done instead?

    And specifically what should Obama have done instead because that's where you're really going with all this, if Egypt ends up doing something you don't like, you'll blame Obama for having "helped" oust Mubarak...

    I mean what was he suppose to do?

    Send troops in to guard the Presidential Palace?

    Carpet bomb the protesters?

    I mean there's this almost arrogant presumption that you're able to control any event you like outside the US including a President being dumped by the sheer force and will of his own people.
    Very simply, recall the ambassador and staff. Remove all US Government personnel from the country. Remove their ambassador and personnel from the United States, and suggest that no US Citizens travel to Egypt. Essentially cut off all official contact with the country.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    This development is par for Egypt's post-WW II experience. Egypt has had leaders with strong powers, regardless of their overall ideologies. On account of its history, institutions, and its regional role, it is no accident that such leaders have ultimately consolidated significant power.

    Egypt, despite its rhetoric on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict, played a constructive role. It confiscated arms that were being smuggled to the Gaza Strip. It took the lead on mediating a ceasefire. It did not waver on maintaining its bilateral peace treaty with Israel. All said, its approach did not undercut U.S. interests or those of key regional U.S. allies. Hence, the U.S. should not take any measures in response to this political development in Egypt.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    If the POTUS had called him up and said you have my blessing to get tough with the protestors instead of saying to the press you must go, then we may have had a very different outcome than the Muslim Brotherhood ruling Egypt.

    As for Morsi giving himself more power, that is pretty par for the course in modern Egyptian history.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post

    The world has been suckered.....Way to go. Now instead of a dictator that would uphold the peace with Israel, we have one that will pay lip service, while supporting Hamas.
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi in historic first - Telegraph

    Pulling out of Iraq, getting rid of Qaddafi, major problems in Libya, congratulating the Muslim Brotherhood, refusing to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, and only giving lip service while Israel is being attacked, should raise a few questions about Obama's competence and/or where his sympathies lie.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi in historic first - Telegraph

    Pulling out of Iraq, getting rid of Qaddafi, major problems in Libya, congratulating the Muslim Brotherhood, refusing to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, and only giving lip service while Israel is being attacked, should raise a few questions about Obama's competence and/or where his sympathies lie.
    The question is clear, and I think he has all but actually spoken his answer. I think it is clear by just watching what is said, and what isn't....For instance, Hamas has been spraying southern Israel with indiscriminate bombs, thousands of them for quite some time, targeting civilians purposely. Israel showing great restraint does not take action, but when they do, they are painted, and admonished to use restraint as if they are the aggressor....

    Let's say the US and Mexico had similar questions as Isreal, like say the Meecha Movement. And let's say that MeeCha was the official government of Mexico, and wanted the SW US back. Would we put up with MeeCha firing rockets at US citizens across the borders?
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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The question is clear, and I think he has all but actually spoken his answer. I think it is clear by just watching what is said, and what isn't....For instance, Hamas has been spraying southern Israel with indiscriminate bombs, thousands of them for quite some time, targeting civilians purposely. Israel showing great restraint does not take action, but when they do, they are painted, and admonished to use restraint as if they are the aggressor....

    Let's say the US and Mexico had similar questions as Isreal, like say the Meecha Movement. And let's say that MeeCha was the official government of Mexico, and wanted the SW US back. Would we put up with MeeCha firing rockets at US citizens across the borders?
    It seems that we are entering conspiracy theory territory here but, as you say, the evidence would appear to point in that direction. This becomes even more credible after his removing the missile defense shield in Europe and his promise to be "more flexible" with Putin after this past election. His background, or what we know about it, does nothing to ease any suspicions of the man.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi in historic first - Telegraph

    Pulling out of Iraq, getting rid of Qaddafi, major problems in Libya, congratulating the Muslim Brotherhood, refusing to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, and only giving lip service while Israel is being attacked, should raise a few questions about Obama's competence and/or where his sympathies lie.

    We tried to tell the liberals that Obama was a Muslim from Kenya, but they wouldn't believe us.

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    Re: President's backers, rivals clash in egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems that we are entering conspiracy theory territory here but, as you say, the evidence would appear to point in that direction. This becomes even more credible after his removing the missile defense shield in Europe and his promise to be "more flexible" with Putin after this past election. His background, or what we know about it, does nothing to ease any suspicions of the man.

    Unfortunately, we are condemned to watch, and react after the fact, frightened into submission to the Alinsky tactic of labels from the now in power progressive scourge.
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