Obama to Morsi: I, uh, hope you guys can work this all out; Update: Warns military against coup?

posted at 2:01 pm on July 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

Frankly, given his track record in Egypt, it’s probably best that The One sits this one out.

This call sounds like it was really useful:

President Obama called President Morsy on Monday, July 1, to convey his concerns about recent developments in Egypt. The President told President Morsy that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group. He stressed that democracy is about more than elections; it is also about ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government, including the many Egyptians demonstrating throughout the country. President Obama encouraged President Morsy to take steps to show that he is responsive to their concerns, and underscored that the current crisis can only be resolved through a political process. As he has said since the revolution, President Obama reiterated that only Egyptians can make the decisions that will determine their future.

He also expressed his “deep concern” about women being raped during the protests, a hallmark of Egyptian revolutionary fervor. As amusing as it is to see the “leading from behind” strategy in action, what exactly was he supposed to say to Morsi? We have no credibility left in Egypt after backing the old dictator for 30 years and the new dictator for two. If Obama calls a presser to announce that Morsi must go, it’ll look like a ridiculous farce of his “Mubarak must go” statements in 2011, especially since no one’s under any illusions that the U.S., rather than the mass protests and the Egyptian military, is the prime mover here. The chief leverage we have, as usual, is the billions in military aid we give to the Egyptian army, but we’re not even the country’s biggest bankroller at this point. That would be Qatar, which continues to throw money around the region (and weapons around in Syria) to build its own regional influence. If the Pentagon tells the Egyptian brass that we’re A-OK with a coup, or that we’re not OK, maybe that means something. Or maybe not: We’re not going to cut ties with Egypt and forfeit what little leverage we have left in preventing a new war with Israel, no matter what happens, and Egyptian military leaders know it. “Leading from behind” at this point basically means “watching and hoping for the best.”

Ed already posted the Egyptian military’s tentative plan on what to do if Morsi refuses to step down. They’re caught between two historical failures. They don’t want pure military rule, as that’s too reminiscent of Mubarak and the post-Mubarak junta, but they don’t want a straight election, as that hasn’t worked out well so far either. Maybe they’ll impose ideological quotas on parliament to boost representation for more secular elements. The military’s going to end up ruling in practice, I assume, but putting a more diverse parliament in place to protect them from populist democratic rage is inevitable. The Guardian raises an interesting possibility, though: What if Morsi bows to military pressure tomorrow and calls for new elections, and then the Islamists win again? By “Islamists” I don’t mean the Muslim Brotherhood either; I’m talking about the even more radical Salafists, who finished surprisingly strong behind the MB in the first Egyptian parliamentary elections and may inherit swaths of disgruntled MB supporters next time. Maybe that’s why Obama’s being careful not to pressure Morsi too much: An almost ironclad rule of Middle Eastern politics is that whatever comes next is worse than what preceded it. If the Brotherhood is out of favor because it can’t rescue Egypt’s wreck of an economy (no one else will be able to either), then populist sentiment favoring overtly Islamic parties may gravitate towards the Salafists. And if that’s the only option left, the Pentagon will surely end up pushing the Egyptian military to take over. This is why I think maybe they’ll go with quotas for parliament instead. Give the people “limited” democracy instead and maybe they’ll be okay with it, no matter how loudly the Islamists bleat for full and free elections.

Exit question: Are we sure Egyptians wouldn’t prefer another junta?

Update: Something a little more concrete from O. Ix-nay on the oup-cay?

In multiple conversations with Morsy and his aides, the officials said, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson and other senior State Department officials have explained that the demands the Egyptian people are making on the street are similar to the ones both Washington and allies have been urging Egypt to take for weeks.

“We are trying to get President Morsy to appoint a new prime minister, a new Cabinet, and get rid of the prosecutor general,” one senior official said. “This is the kind of outreach he needs to do to demonstrate to the opposition that he is governing all Egyptians. So far he hasn’t done anything to show that.”…

Officials have also warned the Egyptian military that a military coup would trigger U.S. legislation cutting off all U.S. aid, which totals about $1.5 billion per year.

“There are specific consequences,” the senior official said. “As much as we appreciate their statement that they intend to protect the Egyptian people, they need to be careful about how they inject themselves into the situation. We are telling them that playing a role with their ultimatum to get the two sides together is completely appropriate, but anything that looks like a military takeover is walking a very thin line.”

They want early elections, which Morsi naturally opposes. The Brotherhood prefers that the public cool off before picking its next parliament. As for the coup, if I were the Egyptian brass I’d call their bluff. As noted above, the White House isn’t about to yank its one remaining source of leverage in Egypt. The reason O is anti-coup is simply because, having dumped Mubarak for the glories of Egyptian democracy two years ago, he can’t reverse field now — even if the Egyptian public would prefer a coup followed by a caretaker government to more Morsi and the MB. Withholding aid is an idle threat.


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… from behind.

stenwin77 on July 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I’m speechless but I’m laughing tears.

Ok, it’s a huge tragedy omama brung to the ME, single handedly.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Smart power.

Fore!

Good Lt on July 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

President DBag sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong. Again.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Maybe if Obama sent Morsi a peace gift of good old hot dogs. Yeah, that’s it.

losarkos on July 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Like math, nation building is hard, and quite above Obama’s pay grade.

Liam on July 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

“This is the kind of outreach he needs to do to demonstrate to the opposition that he is governing all Egyptians. So far he hasn’t done anything to show that.”…

Which is about as serious as Obama tasking NASA with Muslim outreach.

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

What you get when obama, the president of the USA, circa 2008 and beyond, supports his muzzie brotherhood.

obama, Soros and them are rich. The rest of the world are deprived of freedom and in Egypt of food. Blood all over the ME soon. It will cost the world enormous blood and treasure, all obama-caused.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

“What difference does it make?”

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Algeria redux, God help them.

rob verdi on July 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Maybe if Obama sent Morsi a peace gift of good old hot dogs. Yeah, that’s it.

losarkos on July 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Hebrew Nationals

RickB on July 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

…and obama has no other continent to visit…maybe he can go to the poles.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Name one nation, I triple dare you, which is free/freer, due to obama.

Pls. don’t be snarky. Think it through in all earnest.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Maybe if Obama sent Morsi a peace gift of good old hot dogs. Yeah, that’s it.

losarkos on July 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Hebrew Nationals

RickB on July 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

No pork. Needs more tasty pork. Obama giving gifts the recipient can’t use is about his speed.

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Morsi’s ego seems to be on par with O.

docflash on July 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

In all things, Obama takes on the role of bottom.

Jeddite on July 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Leading from behind…

or is that leading with his behind…?

Is Reggie still in his entourage today there’s your answer.

harlekwin15 on July 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

That picture is perfect.

obama made the USA a ballless laughing stock to the world. He shredded the last remnant of sanctimony, decency and moral authority the land had left.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Great Leader declares that a coup would be “unacceptable.”

“That would be a red line,” he further clarifies.

NeighborhoodCatLady on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Obama should start a consulting after this whole White House job is over with.

Oil Can on July 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Officials have also warned the Egyptian military that a military coup would trigger U.S. legislation cutting off all U.S. aid, which totals about $1.5 billion per year.

Coup, coup, coup! I want a military coup, especially if it saves us $1.5 billion. Of course, Michelle will use that money for an around the world vacation.

rbj on July 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM

He’ll cut off aid. Anything to save Morisi.

The_Livewire on July 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Name one nation, I triple dare you, which is free/freer, due to obama.

Pls. don’t be snarky. Think it through in all earnest.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Nation of Islam?

Ditkaca on July 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Butt out, buttboy. You’ve done enough damage for one lifetime.

Cleombrotus on July 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Name one nation, I triple dare you, which is free/freer, due to obama.

Pls. don’t be snarky. Think it through in all earnest.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Nation of Islam?

Ditkaca on July 2, 2013 at 2:14

PM

THREAD WINNER!

Khun Joe on July 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I’m sure Morsi appreciated getting lectured by Dear Leader.

Maybe BO should also send him a DVD of his collected speeches.

What an embarassment is this bozo.

petefrt on July 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Like Harry Potter & Voldemort, is democracy & Morsi.

One cannot live while the other survives.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

“We are trying to get President Morsy to appoint a new prime minister, a new Cabinet, and get rid of the prosecutor general,” one senior official said. “This is the kind of outreach he needs to do to demonstrate to the opposition that he is governing all Egyptians. So far he hasn’t done anything to show that.”…

Ha! This is hysterical. Would this administration take these steps in THIS country, in light of all the recent scandals, to demonstrate that’s it’s governing ALL Americans? So far, it hasn’t done anything to show that….

joejm65 on July 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

At this point, Obama’s warnings carry little or no weight with anyone.

Steven Den Beste on July 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Still not holding my breath waiting for the US MSM (or anyone in politics) to apologize to the American public for their “Arab Spring” crap.

Logan? Cooper? Amanpour? Beuller?

WhatSlushfund on July 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

The long hot Arab summer…or Coming to America..?

d1carter on July 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

If Michelle thinks the WH is a prison…what must BHO think about it..?

d1carter on July 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Do y’think if Barry accompanied his threats with the red line ultimatum thingy….?

a capella on July 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

As for the coup, if I were the Egyptian brass I’d call their bluff. As noted above, the White House isn’t about to yank its one remaining source of leverage in Egypt. The reason O is anti-coup is simply because, having dumped Mubarak for the glories of Egyptian democracy two years ago, he can’t reverse field now — even if the Egyptian public would prefer a coup followed by a caretaker government to more Morsi and the MB. Withholding aid is an idle threat.

Given Obama’s temperament, I think he definitely would withdraw the aid. He is a big supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and has a tendency to throw childish temper tantrums when his will is thwarted in any way. He is anti-coup because he supports the Islamists.

Once or twice could be explained as stupidity, but given the number of times he’s supported radical Islamist terrorists and passed on more secular revolts (most notably Iran), I can’t come to any other conclusion except that he supports Sunni jihadists.

Doomberg on July 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Name one nation, I triple dare you, which is free/freer, due to obama.

Pls. don’t be snarky. Think it through in all earnest.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Nation of Islam?

Ditkaca on July 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

He said don’t be snarky; Nation of Islam isn’t a real nation. I say all the Middle East countries that Obama has destabilized are freer, in the sense that they are now closer to mob rule and freer to implement genocide of Jews and Christians et al. After all, the Middle East does labor under more than its share of tyrants. His implication was ‘freer’ in a good way, but he didn’t say that explicitly. Probably should’ve asked ‘better off’ or ‘more civilized’ or ‘closer allies’. Can’t think of any of them.

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

What is the MB doing to those that protest Morsi..?

d1carter on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

How would toppling The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt affect the clusterfark in Syria? I would love to hear Ed’s or Allah’s opinions on this matter. If there is a connection, that is…

joejm65 on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Has he had a compelling speech (for his acolytes, I mean) since the campaign trail of 2008? He won in 2012 by kneecapping Mitt and turning enough low-information voters out for him. There is not one golden phrase from the one that even his minions would remember from 2012.

Thus, with all irony and sarcasm implied, I say he ought to go to Cairo and make a speech.

mwbri on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

No pork. Needs more tasty pork. Obama giving gifts the recipient can’t use is about his speed.

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Pork dogs are a great idea but I’d rather serve them up a package of Hebrew Nationals and maybe a Dr. Brown’s cream soda.Warm their little anti jewish hearts.

xkaydet65 on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

“We are trying to get President Morsy to appoint a new prime minister, a new Cabinet, and get rid of the prosecutor general,” one senior official said. “This is the kind of outreach he needs to do to demonstrate to the opposition that he is governing all Egyptians. So far he hasn’t done anything to show that.”…

Ha! This is hysterical. Would this administration take these steps in THIS country, in light of all the recent scandals, to demonstrate that’s it’s governing ALL Americans? So far, it hasn’t done anything to show that….

joejm65 on July 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

O did the same thing in his speeches in Africa…I was LOL at the tv whilst the words were coming out of his mouth.

obama made the USA a ballless laughing stock to the world. He shredded the last remnant of sanctimony, decency and moral authority the land had left.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Schadenfreude said it better than I can.

CoffeeLover on July 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Obama: “If I had an Egyptian uncle, he would look like Morsi.”

mwbri on July 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Ok, it’s a huge tragedy omama brung to the ME, single handedly.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

It is and now he’s acting like he has some say in that mess. Simply amazing. Is he still on his $160,000,000 tour of Africa, or is he back?

dogsoldier on July 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

. Or maybe not: We’re not going to cut ties with Egypt and forfeit what little leverage we have left in preventing a new war with Israel

Ummmm, why not? Israel gets to kick a bunch of Arab butts and we sell them new weapons. Isn’t that how we improve the economy? That’s what Krugman said or something like that.

LoganSix on July 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Ah. Another game of chess for the checker-playing Obama.

We all know how this turns out.

MichaelGabriel on July 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

is he drawing another red line? Because the last one was crossed and he did nothing about it. This guy thinks he’s king of the world.

phatfawzi on July 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Pork dogs are a great idea but I’d rather serve them up a package of Hebrew Nationals and maybe a Dr. Brown’s cream soda.Warm their little anti jewish hearts.

xkaydet65 on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

How about I give you the Hebrew Nationals, and we send David Horowitz as Ambassador?

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Egg on face.

Obushama topples a secular dictator for roughing up some protesters in exchange for an Islamist one who’s allowing gang rapes in the streets. Oh how you leftist trash who supported this petty man must be proud.

jawkneemusic on July 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

How successful was Obama as a community organizer (agitator?) before he became a state senator? I never heard of him before 2007 when the media started hyping him for the White House. He must not have been successful or have great influence to not quickly reach national notice like Sharpton did very early on in his ‘career’.

Liam on July 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

What Obama thinks, has to say, suggests, wants, warns, cajoles…about Egypt is totally meaningless.

To the Egyptians, he is a joke.

It’d be comical, really, were it not for real people dying as a result of Obama’s “genius.”

Does anybody remember Neda Agha Soltan anymore?

She was murdered on live camera in Iran in June 2009…cut down by Amadinnerjacket’s Revolutionary Guard.

Our “genius” President’s response, when the people in Iran, the people on the streets, asked for, begged for, prayed aloud for US assistance to finally rid them of the mullahs? Obama stated flatly, “We do not meddle in the internal affairs of other nations.

Of course, only 9 days later…Obama is telling Hondruas that their Constitution is meaningless and Obama’s friend (Chavez’s buddy) Manual Zelaya must be returned to his Presidency immediately…or Honduras will face all sorts of sanctions…when the Hondurans were simply following their Constitution, and Zelaya was not. Only 9 days after telling the world we do not meddle…Obama meddles.

From 2009 to the present…it has been all down hill. Name one time when Obama’s “genius” actually served to help another nation? We all know he’s done nothing of genius to help this nation.

Go ahead, name one.

Tunisia, Yemen,Libya, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and a host of nations all across the globe are worse off today because of Obama than they otherwise would have been.

So…Mr. Obama…stay the hell out of the internal affairs of other nations, will you? People get killed in droves every time you do.

And from Putin on down, the other guys, those guys you smile and wave at during all those photo ops at all those summits?

They don’t think very much of you, if they think of you at all.

You just ain’t all thatgood, Nobel Prize or not…you just are not all that you tried to make us believe you were.

The suit is still empty.

coldwarrior on July 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Woman are raped in the streets of Egypt by supporters of Obushama’s BFF Morsi while leftists wonder when their ObamaPhones and next EBT will arrive.

jawkneemusic on July 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Present!

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Does Obama really think they give a crap about his opinion. Obama is as fake as a three dollar bill.

logicman_1998 on July 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

It’s shameful that we give them any money at all.

Midas on July 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

We needs us some more of that “Smart Diplomacy”. Maybe King Barry can recall his wonderful former Sec of State. Perhaps she can fly over with one of her fabulous “reset” buttons.

GarandFan on July 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

What part of BUTT OUT does Obama not understand? Geez, he’s the reason we are at this point in the first place. . . . And Egyptians don’t appreciate it.

WannabeAnglican on July 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

It would be nice if someone from the conservative side of things could get on a tv and make the case that Democrats in general and Obama in particular cannot be trusted with foreign policy.

myrenovations on July 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Another strong statement of concern that no one gives a crap about…

PatriotRider on July 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

OBOZO OWNS the Egyptian Military lock, stock and F16′s. The BILLIONS and BILLIONS he pays them guarantees that they will obey his every command. Any action taken by them will have been approved by OBOZO – guaranteed.

TeaPartyNation on July 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I thought Hillary was going to bring us peace in the Middle East

faraway on July 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

So Obama sides with the Muslim Brotherhood….

What is new.

The Egyptian military is trying reestablish some kind of secular rule, with better rights for women, Christians, etc…not that it was wonderful before but it was better than what they have now under the MB, no doubt.

I thought Obama was for women’s rights? :)

William Eaton on July 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

obama usually does whatever he can to support terrorists. I was waiting for this shoe to drop. Things were going too well of late in egypt.

paul1149 on July 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Obama is becoming more irrelevant by the hour. And when he talks the rate at which he’s becoming irrelevant is increasing.

EA_MAN on July 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Officials have also warned the Egyptian military that a military coup would trigger U.S. legislation cutting off all U.S. aid, which totals about $1.5 billion per year.

Obama promises the continent of Africa $7B for ‘tricity. Egypt is in Africa.

Meh.

Get a map, lunkhead.

BobMbx on July 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Obama = A Pat Paulsen presidency realized.

BobMbx on July 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

We needs us some more of that “Smart Diplomacy”. Maybe King Barry can recall his wonderful former Sec of State. Perhaps she can fly over with one of her fabulous “reset” buttons.

GarandFan on July 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Oh yeah, the US has a new Secretary of State. Almost forgot. What’s he up to these days?

DarkCurrent on July 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Great Leader declares that a coup would be “unacceptable.”

“That would be a red line,” he further clarifies.

NeighborhoodCatLady on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

He’ll get concerned when they cross the puce zigzag.

He’ll send strong notes when they cross the chartreuse sine wave.

But he reserves action until they cross the Blurgandy Flarrnscnorrnnggg fractal.

I.E., he will invent entirely nonexistent phenomena to justify doing nothing.

The truth is, he has decided that any government in Egypt that isn’t openly at war with Israel and/or us is “too Westernized” to be “legitimate”. He is now hoping for Morsi, who talks a good anti-Israel fight, to be replaced by somebody (el-Sissi?) who will actually crank up his armored divisions and send them across the border between Sinai and the Negev.

His dreams of a pure, unsullied, “mystically enlightened” East are what drives this man. Not Islam; he sees all beliefs there through a rose-colored set of Maharishi spectacles. He may be too deficient in cognitive ability to understand the difference between Buddhism and Islamism, or he may even be unaware that they are not the same thing.

We have a leftover, wannabee Sixties’ “flower child” in the White House, surrounded by more of the same, who are running our foreign policy like a bunch of pseudo-Tantric stoners at an ashram on Big Sur in 1970.

Don’t expect them to start making sense anytime soon.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Brand new updates & pics running post is up:

Pharaoh Morsi, Let Your People Go! (Pics/UPDATED) – Part III

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Oh yeah, the US has a new Secretary of State. Almost forgot. What’s he up to these days?

DarkCurrent on July 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

This

BobMbx on July 2, 2013 at 3:06 PM

In multiple conversations with Morsy and his aides, the officials said, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson and other senior State Department officials have explained that the demands the Egyptian people are making on the street are similar to the ones both Washington and allies have been urging Egypt to take for weeks.

So, she’s admitting that Washington and ‘its allies’ is calling for Egyptians to ‘respect’ their ‘democratically-elected’ leaders (Reminder: Hitler was ‘democratically-elected,’ too) and refrain from ‘street action,’ which is what she has been telling Egyptians FOR WEEKS.

American Ambassador: Egyptians Should Refrain From ‘Street Action’ And Respect Their ‘Democratically-Elected’ Leaders

Obama: ‘Hey, You Crazy, Coptic Christians, Lighten Up On Pharaoh Morsi, Already!’

Once Again, The Obama Administration Told The Copts Not To Protest And To Cooperate With Their Persecutors

ON. THE. WRONG. SIDE. OF. HISTORY.

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

What side are our guys on ?
http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-send-u-s-riot-control-trained-troops-to-egypt
I’m serious about this , what’s going on ?

Lucano on July 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Soooooo, if brotherhood gets kicked out,
will US keep sending guns and money?

redguy on July 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM

That Obama fellow sure is brave and smart, eh?

/

Key West Reader on July 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Having a female US Ambassador trying to “tell” a male-dominated Islamist society/government what to do…well… when she walked out of the room, wanna bet they all broke out in knee-slapping laughter?

coldwarrior on July 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Saul Obama has a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment…

US to Morsi: Call for early elections

Leading from behind, by definition, means that you will take as long as Hamlet to make a decision or to take a position.

Lurch joins Barry on the ‘road to Damascus’ with his own epiphany…

Yahoo News: US Secretary of State Kerry told Egyptian foreign minister it is important to listen to Egyptian people, State Department says

Not so fast, says State Department…

Reports that the U.S. government is urging early elections in Egypt are INACCURATE: U.S. State Department

What a fluking embarrassment!

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I’m speechless but I’m laughing tears.

Ok, it’s a huge tragedy omama brung to the ME, single handedly.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Good one there. That reminded me of Libya.

antisocial on July 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM

It will be similar to Turkey pre-,Erdogan. Which is a good model. Democracy but a type that exclides the fanatics who execute Catholic priests.

Illinidiva on July 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM

He also expressed his “deep concern” about women being raped during the protests, a hallmark of Egyptian revolutionary fervor.

A sad statement, but it seems to be a commonplace with Muslims.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 2, 2013 at 3:24 PM

What side are our guys on ?
http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-send-u-s-riot-control-trained-troops-to-egypt
I’m serious about this , what’s going on ?

Lucano on July 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

On the side that defeats the MoFoBros, who have infiltrated Washington per the Egyptian press, hold too much sway on matters of American domestic and foreign policy, and are fluking oppressors and tyrants anywhere they go.

If the MoFoBros fall in Egypt, we might avoid, hopefully, making a colossal mistake in Syria. They are the biggest drivers for US intervention – well, other than the neocons like Insane, Linds, and Reconquista.

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

The Barackpolis should immediately ship soccer socket balls to every Egyptian. That shouls keep them distracted.

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM

For those of you that are tempted to laugh at the Egyptians, consider this: At least they are in the streets trying to rid themselves of the thug that they duly elected one year ago.

My collie says:

Meanwhile, here in this country, our duly elected thugs are still running the country — after 5 1/2 years of the worst economy anyone under the age of 75 has seen in their lifetime.

CyberCipher on July 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Obama – “Present!”

ghostwalker1 on July 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

“Deep concern”.

Well that should help.

KMC1 on July 2, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I have no doubt ‘O’ wants to tamp down the entire concept of a military coup. Easily extrapolated to his own self-preservation. “OMG. What if they came for me?”

Carnac on July 2, 2013 at 3:58 PM

And the Egyptians will pay as much attention to his warning as the Syrians did about his chemical warfare red line.
This guy is a world class joke of a prez.

ouldbollix on July 2, 2013 at 4:06 PM

The reason O is anti-coup…

…is because he doesn’t like the precedent of removing from power a president who was raised Muslim, hates Israel, had his political career launched by terrorists, is borrowing an unprecedented amount of money to fund both military and welfare spending and exercises unilateral authority in the face of widespread opposition to his signature policies.

Fabozz on July 2, 2013 at 4:12 PM

coldwarrior on July 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

To your list, coldwarrior, I would add that the Obysmal administration cut off Radio Mardi in Cuba, the voice of freedom comparable to the former Radio Free Europe that served as a beacon of hope for those behind the Iron Curtain.

onlineanalyst on July 2, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Erhal, Morsi! New updates: http://tinyurl.com/p6k676a Deaths, Army’s roadmap, MoFoBros infighting, increasing violence.

#MorsiMustGo

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

onlineanalyst on July 2, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Awaiting comment from Marco Rubio .

Lucano on July 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Ditkaca on July 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Nice try, but…not true freedom.

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Got it right.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I don’t even care about this (considering that the entire Muslim world hates us anyway, so what’s new) except that I would mourn the loss of millenia of Egyptian history if the Islamists decide to eradicate it (as they did in Afghanistan). I hope there are enough educated Egyptians who recognize this and are able to overcome the ignorant hordes, if only because of their natiional pride and economic interest. I think there are some (sandmonkey.com), but who knows if they will prevail against “The Narrative”, and who knows if we ourselves are safe from that?

RebeccaH on July 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Ha! This is hysterical. Would this administration take these steps in THIS country, in light of all the recent scandals, to demonstrate that’s it’s governing ALL Americans? So far, it hasn’t done anything to show that….

joejm65 on July 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Indeed.

AesopFan on July 3, 2013 at 12:21 AM