Obama: Egypt’s Hostage


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President Obama better hope that the crowds clamoring for an overthrow of the Hosni Mubarak regime really do achieve a functioning liberal democracy rather than an Iranian-style theocracy. His re-election hopes may be doomed if Iran takes over.

Just as Richard Nixon helped to discredit Harry Truman and defeat Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson in 1952 by trumpeting the question, “Who lost China?” Obama may well have to explain how and why he lost Egypt. If he permits Egypt to slip through our fingers and go over to the Iranian sphere of influence, he will pay for it politically in 2012. Imagine if this president, whose domestic policy initiatives are coming apart at the seams, loses office over a foreign policy blunder.

The Muslim Brotherhood is allied closely with Hamas. To the extent that it masquerades as a peaceful body, it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Any coalition with the Brotherhood is as likely to remain secular as Adolf Hitler’s early coalition with Paul von Hindenburg in Germany was likely to stay non-Nazi. The Muslim Brotherhood will take over if it gets its foot in the door.

By failing to back Mubarak, Obama is committing the same sin that Dwight Eisenhower did in Cuba and Jimmy Carter did in Iran. He needs to understand that the radical Islamists mean us ill and that any effort to appease them is bound to fail.

If Egypt falls, Obama will have permanently damaged America’s vital interests. Look at what Carter’s abandonment of the Shah has cost the world and is likely to cost it in the future. We now face the possibility that a radicalized Egypt could be Obama’s gift to the globe.

Until now, Americans have regarded Obama’s flirtation with the Arab street with a mild concern that he may be too naive in his understanding of that part of the world.

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  • Wesley69

    Radical Islamists may have studied Obama and his tendency toward appeasement and calculated it was the ideal time to strike.

    Look at what has happened since Tunisia: Lebanon Egypt, Yemen, Jordan have had changes of government or uprisings. Turkey and Pakistan appear to be moving down the road toward Radicalization. Already, the Islamic Theocracy of Iran & its ally, Syria, are trying to destabilize Iraq. Obama & the world could be facing the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate. The fall of Egypt makes this a possibility. Since Saudi Arabia has control of the key religious centers of Mecca & Medina, it will be targeted. This in turn would endanger the flow of oil, and would send prices skyrocketing, ruining the economies of the US, Japan, China, India and other industrialized countries.

    If this wasn't enough, the Islamic Caliphate would turn its attention to the destruction of the state of Israel. Faced with a fate similar to the defenders of Masada, Israel's nuclear arsenal would be unleashed on its enemies with deadly results.

    Egypt may be the least of Obama's problems as he faces reelection. Couple that with an Islamic Super-State & a world in deep recession, possibly depression, and that would spell the end of "hope & change.” In the worst scenario, war in the Mideast could spread across the globe.

    Pray that the military of Egypt can put a lid on the revolution.

  • Ivanvivian

    Obama did not lose Egypt. He gained it purposely for the Muslim Brotherhood. While I support the Jews, sometimes they frustrate me no end. They believed in Hitler, even as Hitler was burning their families in the furnaces. AND so they continue to believe the best of Obama, while he has raised the furnaces around Israel.

    Oh my Israeli Friends, you continuely allow yourselves to be duped over and over again. When will you learn that you cannot trust a man, but only the Most High God, YHVH?