Obama Claims Muslim Brotherhood Takeover of Egypt Did Not Worsen Israel’s Situation

Reality, it’s just not in the Obama wheelhouse.

Asked in Bangkok whether the Arab spring “has made matters worse,” Obama demurred.

“Let’s just remember that the exact same situation arose just a couple of years ago, before the Arab spring,” he replied, alluding to the 22-day Israeli military operation against Hamas in Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009, also prompted by escalated rocket attacks.

“So I don’t think anybody would suggest somehow that it’s unique to democratization in the region that there’s a conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. That’s been going on for several decades now.”

It’s the exact same situation, except for the part where Hamas is now much better armed and has the backing of the giant heavily armed country next door which is being run by the same movement that is running Gaza.

Last time around, Egypt cooperated with Israel on the Hamas issue. Now Egypt is cooperating with Hamas against Israel. That’s a major shift.

That picture above is of the Egyptian Prime Minister pressing flesh with the leader of Hamas. I don’t know what Obama would call that, but it’s certainly not the same situation.

  • BLJ

    Obama is a lying sack of dung.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Dung is far more useful to the planet than Obama ever will be.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Well, the Pyromaniac/Islamist's pants are on fire, as he is lying through his teeth!

    Here is the deal, and the part he played re the MB takeover of the Middle East and its INCALCULABLE effects on the region – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/12/the-islamist-
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/29/barack-hussei

    To wit, the blow back of ALL his mischief making is coming full circle. Most importantly, Hamas are the progeny of the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. of which Morsi is its President in Egypt. So, in what parallel universe is their empowerment a good thing for the region, or for the west in general??

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://www.adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Mary Sue

    At best, Obama is as naive as hell about this. At worst, he's deliberately lying. Either way, it's not good for Israel.

  • http://twitter.com/Sadiepunkin @Sadiepunkin

    Obama is not naive, he is smack in the middle of it, and supports the MB. He has proven himself to be a liar time and time again. Just like this past election, he lied to the people about Benghazi even at the 2nd debate, he lied about Al Quad a being "decimated (which only a fool would have believed anyway), he lied when he said we were more respected by other countries than we were before when in fact they now consider our country weak and unreliable liars, has he ever told the American people the truth… NO. He and his cronies cry racism, bigotry, sexism every time some one disagrees with them, in other words cause division and Obama who says he wants to bring people together has been the greatest divider the USA has ever had in office. He cannot and must not be trusted, he is hell bent on bring America down.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Let’s just remember that the exact same situation arose just a couple of years ago, before the Arab spring,” he replied, alluding to the 22-day Israeli military operation against Hamas in Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009, also prompted by escalated rocket attacks.

    “So I don’t think anybody would suggest somehow that it’s unique to democratization in the region that there’s a conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. That’s been going on for several decades now.”

    Um, I'm suggesting it (oxymoronic "Islamic democracy") made things worse, probably along with many other informed people…

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Last time around, Egypt cooperated with Israel on the Hamas issue. Now Egypt is cooperating with Hamas against Israel. That’s a major shift."

    Obama: "Not really….uh, next question about hip hop please?"