This is an absolute scathing commentary by an expert regarding Obama's utter ineptitude and amateurishness regarding foreign policy, directed partially at the Egyptian crisis. The questioning MSNBC far left cheerleaders are horrified by his unbridled attacks - as this is their messiah who is being taken to the woodshed, shot and quartered.
Obama's lack of responsiveness, his delayed responses, vacillations, muddled messages, and detachment from issues, etc. are manifestations of an individual who is so innately incompetent, uninformed, intellectually challenged and arrogant yet so consumed with himself and power.
He is the anti-President - just what we and the rest of the world don't need.
He should follow Mubarak's lead and leave ... just as he encouraged that dictator to do!
The parallels between what is happening in Egypt with Mubarak and how Americans feel about the despot-in-the making, Obama, are quite close. It is unfortunate that Obama "can't" be overthrown like the Middle East situation.
The extent of suppression and oppression legislated on Americans by the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats has not reached the levels endemic in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world but our rights and freedoms are increasingly being abridged while greater and outrageous amounts of our earnings are being confiscated by an ever enlarging government with an insatiable appetite for spending.
Obama (and Michelle) have no problem articulating their disdain for this country or its people. They are even more candid when stating this abroad.
However, when it comes to discussing substantive issues, whether domestic or foreign, Obama is at a loss for words - and ideas. In fact, without his teleprompters, he is much like the wizard in the Wizard of Oz - hiding behind some artifice that disguises the little incompetent person he really is.
Obama is inept, intellectually lazy, devoid of leadership skills and UNFIT to be President.
The Muslim Brotherhood is euphemistic sounding name for a group that sponsors, supports and organizes global jihad with the ultimate goal of destroying Israel and the West and establishing sharia law worldwide. Its philosophies, positions and spawn are well known including such groups as Hezbollah, Hamas and CAIR. Al Queda and it seek the same goals and will do so through violence and terror.
So why is Obama and many in his Administration, particularly Hillary Clinton, speaking out in support of the Muslim Brotherhood including as being an integral part of the Mubarak-Egyptian solution?
Are the “president” and these individuals just seeking appeasement or are they really so thoroughly incompetent, naïve and morally challenged?
Or is there an even more nefarious reason particularly as regards Obama and his inscrutable affinity for Islam?
This isn’t much of a stretch as both his “fathers” were Muslim and he did live in Indonesia as a child and attended a madrassa (Islamic school) there.
His actions as “president” irrefutably reveal a pro-Muslim agenda and present an undeniable danger to America and the West.
Appeasing the Muslim Brotherhood -- Obama's Rubicon Moment
Eileen F. Toplansky February 07, 2011
Signed on September 17, 1978, the Camp David Accords ushered in a peace between Egypt and Israel. This peace is clearly in jeopardy now that Obama has shown that America can no longer be trusted to aid its allies, let alone its own interests. In 2010, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitanosecretly met with the Muslim Brotherhood, "a movement that uses a religious identity to mask its political agenda." Also in 2010, the U.N. Security Council "quietly dropped Youssef Nada, a prominent financial and diplomatic representative of the Muslim Brotherhood from an international sanctions list directed at curbing the activities of alleged terrorist financiers." At the time, Victor Comras, a former adviser on financial sanctions believed that "the Obama administration would have had to signal that it was willing to go along with this decision."
The Muslim Brotherhood, long a supporter of Hamas and Hezb'allah, deliberately works to "foster confusion" in order to obfuscate its real message. Thus, conflicting messages come from the Brotherhood leaders, yet it is patently apparent that they are committed to the destruction of Israel. During the Holy Land Foundation case, one of the most interesting exhibits was a "Muslim Brotherhood memorandum by Mohamed Akram, dated May 22, 1991, where he outlines the Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] vision of the future." Thus, "the Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
The Brotherhood's slogan depicting a Koran and swords reinforces the group's commitment to jihad and worldwide Islamification. On October 27, 2009, the Muslim Brotherhood Sheik Mahdi Akef claimed that the "Arab rulers are more despicable than the Zionists" and urged his listeners "to wage jihad." In 2007, Akef said that the "Brotherhood has not recognized Camp David from the very first day it was signed." In 2004, Akef declared "his complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America."
More recently, in his February 4, 2011 Friday sermon, Iranian Supreme Leader Al-Khamenei exhorted his listeners as he described the events in Egypt as an "Islamic liberation movement." He reminded his followers of the Iranian Revolution, also known as the Islamic revolution or 1979 Revolution, and reflected on certain parallels with the current Egyptian uprising. Khamenei called the Camp David peace treaty signed by Egypt and Israel the "Treaty of Shame." Syria was praised by Khamenei, while Egypt's Mubarak is cited as a traitor to the Islamic movement. Moreover, Khamenei told his worshipers "not [to] trust the role played by the West and America. ... "
Ominously, Khamenei explained that "the religious scholars, and Al-Azhar ... [would] play a much more significant role [in the new Islamic revolution]." Thus, "when the people embark on its revolution from the mosques and the Friday sermons, and raise the slogan of 'Allah Akbar,' the Islamic scholars are expected to play a more prominent role. This expectation is in place."
From his pulpit, Khamenei avowed that "the Zionist enemy, not the Egyptian people, should tremble in fear of the Egyptian army," as he believes the Egyptian army will [eventually] join the masses."
In November 2007, Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi wrote for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs that the Muslim Brotherhood's "top priority is constructing a Muslim infrastructure in the West which will slowly but surely enable it to rule during the 21st century. As far as the final goal is concerned, there are no policy differences between al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The two organizations have the same objective: to place the entire world under an Islamic caliphate."
More recently, Dore Gold asks if "the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt [is] based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous -- Or have they taken the position...that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to?"
In September of 2010, Muslim leaders were brought to the White House in order to provide the groups "funding, government assistance and resources." That is, "the workshop apparently provided special access for these Muslim Brotherhood organizers." Thus, "the White House initiated a taxpayer-funded government stimulus program for the attending Muslim Brotherhood-associated groups." In fact, "the sponsoring organization (CCMO) or Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations has a long history of associations with the Muslim Brotherhood."
Repeatedly, expert testimony has been given by people who have lived under sharia law and/or have devoted their lives to investigating the terror perpetuated by the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, Nonie Darwish described "a former Muslim critic of Islam [who has stated] that he is no longer confident that the US government will protect his civil rights as long as there are people in [the American] government such as Dalia Mogahed, the first White House Muslim advisor who is a firm defender of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), both groups that are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood."
In his 2009 report entitled "The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States," author Steven Merley lists the Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in the United States. They include the more well-known ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and the MSA (Muslim Students Association) as well as others such as the Muslim Communities Association, the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, the Islamic Medical Association, the Muslim Youth of North America, the ISNA Political Awareness Committee, the OLF (Occupied Land Fund), the MIA (Mercy International Association), the IIC (Islamic Information Center), to name only a few.
It is now time to test Obama's moral compass. He needs to be directly asked if he believes the Muslim Brotherhood is a threat to the United States. If he affirms that it is, then he needs to be forcefully questioned as to why he has not taken more concerted steps to thwart their growth in the United States.
If, on the other hand, the 44th president states that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a threat, then it is quite clear where his true allegiance rests. American vulnerability would be publicly exposed putting us at grave risk.
If Obama cannot or will not answer this simple question, then his neutral stance also speaks volumes and will embolden the terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood.
It is the Rubicon moment for this man. It is the wake-up call for the rest of us.
Obama’s “presidency” consists of unfettered incompetence, overt lies, prevarications and sophistry that continue unabated. This has had profound affects both here and abroad. Foreign leaders of even the most outrageous banana republics hold him in the lowest of esteem. Our enemies are emboldened and regularly exploit his unsurpassable ineptitude which is making the world a far more dangerous place.
The quintessential example of this is the recent foreign policy disaster regarding Obama’s personally appointed envoy to Egypt and Mubarak, Frank Wisner. Wisner, who had previously been an ambassador to Egypt, made a pronouncement stating the importance of Mubarak remaining in office for long-term benefit of Egypt. This, of course, was the antithesis of Obama’s position that Mubarak leave as soon as possible. The envoy’s statement, therefore, was subsequently disavowed by the Obama Administration.
Unfortunately, this is what our “presidential” leadership (oxymoron) and foreign policy has been reduced to under Obama.
This is just one more reason why he needs to be removed from office ASAP!
Incompetence: US disowns comments by own special envoy to Mubarak
Rick Moran 2/6/2011
Last week, the Obama administration sent Frank Wisner, former Ambassador to Egypt, as a personal envoy from President Obama to Hosni Mubarak. The goal - ostensibly - was to get the 82 year old Egyptian president to read the writing on the wall and step aside.
Now the BBC is reporting that the State Department has been forced to disown comments made by Wisner that Mubarak should stick around. The Beeb:
Mr Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt, was sent by President Obama to Cairo on Monday, apparently to urge Mr Mubarak to announce his departure.
"We need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next step forward. The president must stay in office to steer those changes," he told the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
"I believe that President Mubarak's continued leadership is critical - it's his chance to write his own legacy.
"He has given 60 years of his life to the service of his country, this is an ideal moment for him to show the way forward."
But in Washington, state department spokesman PJ Crowley said: "We have great respect for Frank Wisner and we were deeply appreciative of his willingness to travel to Egypt last week."
"He has not continued in any official capacity following the trip. The views he expressed today are his own. He did not co-ordinate his comments with the US government."
Unbelievable. They sent this loose canon to Egypt as a direct representative of the President of the United States and his statements conflict with the public diplomacy of the administration 100%.
Does this seem a little amateurish to you? Of course it does. The right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing - or acting at cross purposes with what is official policy - smacks of incompetence if not cluelessness about how to handle this crisis.
No wonder all sides in Egypt are ignoring us. Our own stupidity has made us irrelevant.
Not surprisingly, Obama’s “response” to the massive uprisings in Egypt was initially… a lack of one. It took four days for him to finally issue any substantive comments. This same detachment, leadership void, ineptness, lack of understanding of the situation and hedonistic proclivities has been quite evident in the past such as with the Iranian democracy movement against the oppressive theocracy.
Obama has not demonstrated any growth (or shred) of leadership skills over his first two years occupying the office. He acts entirely disengaged and bored – seemingly enjoying the perks and public attention of the office rather than the responsibilities. He is incorrigibly inept and unfit to be President.
Of course, when he finally does issue a statement, it often is the antithesis of established policies and serves to create further damage to our country, its reputation and sphere of influence.
What this country desperately needs is an uprising like that which is occurring in Egypt so that Obama can be removed from office and we can regain our freedoms and rightsget back to the founding priniciples and freedoms that our country was based on.
Obama's 3 AM Moment
Nancy Morgan January 31, 2011
One of the issues raised in the run-up to our last presidential election was the question "Which candidate is best qualified to handle a '3 AM moment'?" America now has a partial answer: not President Obama.
Last Friday was Day 4 of the ongoing protests in Egypt, where tens of thousands Egyptians took to the streets to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. As the situation reached a flash point, with a mounting death toll and Egyptian tanks in the streets of Cairo, President Obama maintained his silence. Well, not quite. He did Twitter, by proxy.
Around noon Friday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs issued a 22-word statement on Twitter: "Very concerned about violence in Egypt - government must respect the rights of the Egyptian people & turn on social networking and internet." The White House also informed the media that Obama had received a forty-minute briefing on the situation. Phew!
After the U.S. markets tanked Friday, a full four days after the beginning of the Egyptian crisis, Obama finally addressed the nation. As usual, our president first absolved himself of any blame, stating that if only Egypt has instituted the reforms Obama had been suggesting for the last two years, the crisis could have been averted. He then went on to make a bold statement about human rights: "[A]nd the US will stand up for them -- everywhere." Period.
By Saturday, the uprising in Egypt had spread to other countries, with waves of Arab protests in Tunisia, Jordan, and Yemen. Saturday night, Obama partied. "The Washington A-List was out in force Saturday night at the farewell party for senior adviser David Axelrod, with a roster of guests featuring Cabinet secretaries, big shot journos and Obama."
On Sunday, with the protests turning into a conflagration, the only word from the White House was that Hillary Clinton, our secretary of state, was heading to Haiti to "mediate the political crisis." That's right: Haiti.
Meanwhile, the only information available to Americans comes from talking heads and the few journalists not hung over from Saturday's rollicking good time at the White House. The only "official" information so far from the White House was Joe Biden's statement on Day 3 of the protests. Joe said that President Hosni Mubarak should not step down. He then proceeded to downplay the protests spreading across the Mid-East as generally unconnected to each other.
The world is left wondering what position America, the world's former superpower, will take. The only stance our administration has taken to date is a generic plea for an end to the violence and the oft-repeated call for human rights. Meanwhile, the world teeters on the brink as a global crisis with profound geopolitical implications for the U.S. continues to unfold.
Obama's 3 AM moment has come. And gone. Obama was noticeably AWOL. America is now officially bereft of leadership, at least until the latest polls come in.
Under Obama's leadership, the U.S. has voluntarily ceded its authority as the world's superpower. After all, according to Obama, all countries and cultures are equal. America's voice should be but one of many. This is now becoming a reality. Egypt continues to burn. And Obama parties and Twitters by proxy. Welcome to the new world order.