The Obama-Brotherhood Love Affair Heats Up


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It’s official, now. The Obama administration’s admiration for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is indisputably mutual.

The Egyptian English-language newspaper, Daily News Egypt, reported on Wednesday that the MB “hails” its new ties with the United States after a meeting between the head of the MB’s political arm, Mohamed Morsi, and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at the MB’s Cairo headquarters. After the Wednesday meeting, Morsi said relations between their two countries “must be balanced” and, in apparent reference to Israel, stated past US behavior has been “biased and not in its interest.” The MB, Morsi maintained, wants Washington to adopt “a positive position concerning Arab and Muslim causes.”

“It [the meeting] was an opportunity to hear from and to reinforce our expectations that all major parties will support human rights, tolerance, rights of women and will also uphold Egypt’s existing international obligations,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

This top-level diplomatic meeting occurred almost simultaneously with the news that the MB has swept approximately 25 of the 50 individual seats up for grabs in the third round of voting for Egypt’s parliament, which the MB is expected to dominate. In this final round, the MB received 35.2 percent of the votes, while the hard-line Salafist Al-Nour Party got 27.5 percent and seven seats. Between them, the two Islamist parties captured 70 percent of the vote in the election’s first two rounds.

The results of the Burns-Morsi get-together actually contained no great surprises for those who believe the Democratic Party’s support of the Arab Spring is opening doors for the Islamists to seize power and establish sharia law in countries across the Middle East and North Africa. The Obama White House has been “reaching out” for several months now to the MB (Some believe his outreach started in the earliest days of his presidency when he invited MB members to his Cairo speech). Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted the White House has been in contact with the MB since last June.

Last November, Clinton, in an address to the National Democratic Institute, stated the US would be willing to work with any party in the Middle East that supports fundamental values such as “freedoms of speech, religion, association and assembly.”

“In other words, what parties call themselves is less important than us than what they actually do,” Clinton stated.

Clinton also said it was “insulting, dangerous and wrong” to suggest that Muslims would not thrive in a democracy. And, in what was truly a classic example of leftist relativism, she said all religious and secular parties “must reject violence.” In case Clinton hadn’t noticed, one would be hard-pressed to find in the Middle East secular or Christian terrorist groups endangering Muslims, governments and the region’s general stability.

Only days before the Clinton speech, Obama’s newly appointed special coordinator for Middle East transitions, William Taylor, was even more explicit. When speaking at a Washington think-tank, he said the Obama administration would be “satisfied” with a MB victory in the Egyptian elections as long as it is the result of “a free and fair election.” Taylor also echoed Clinton when he said: “We need to judge people and parties on what they do, not what they’re called.”

If that is the case, as Clinton and Taylor maintain, that it is actions and not names that matter, then one must ask: why US officials have also met with the Salafist al-Nour party? Nuland was almost apologetic when she said Burns did not have time on this trip to meet with al-Nour members, but said US embassy personnel does meet with party officials.

“It’s not a matter of excluding them. He [Burns] was not able to meet with all of the parties,” Nuland said.

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  • Ben

    Moral degradation of Democrats supporting the anti-American president is startling and worry all the friends of America and the democracy.Obama must be stopped in 2012.

  • Lorben

    I don't recognize my country anymore. I knew when the present administration was voted in, it would become bizarro world. I just pray that we do not have another four years of this man with his ability to be so galling….because I cannot imagine what another four years would do to this country…I cannot imagine.

  • Steve Chavez

    As a Hispanic, with roots in NEW MEXICO, Obama is in for a big surprise. NM elected its first Hispanic Female Governor, and Republican, whose main platform was, and is, the repeal of a Bill Richardson law that allowed ILLEGALS to get a drivers license. She won by 30,000 votes which is something in a state that is overwhelming Democrat since Hispanics are born Democrats.

    Hard-core Democrats, especially the older generation HATE ILLEGALS and even just Mexicans since they take away jobs from their own family members. There are also numerous cases of rape including two of seven-year old girls, AND JUST TWO WEEKS AGO, A DEATH OF A ONE MONTH OLD FROM RAPE BY A MEXICAN!

    ILLEGALS from all over the world are coming here presenting false documents to acquire the license. A flea market vendor was making the DL, SS card, and ID's all for $100 in less than an hour but at his apartment across the street. A Notary Public was putting her stamp of approval on fake documents. IN PUERTO RICO, 50 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED in acquiring documents that were then to be used to get a DL and most likely, here in NM.

    New Mexico Hispanics ARE NOT LIKE OTHER HISPANICS. We are our own kind. Our Governor will try again next week to repeal the law but Democrat cronies of Bill Richardson still control the legislature!

    • EL CID

      What a joy to hear your words of integrity, and respect for OUR country. As an American citizen of hispanic descent, I admire the spirit in your words and in your stance. As you state, it appears that illegality breeds more illegality and even violence seeks to thrive. I pray there will be a major surprise in New Mexico, for the Chicago thugs Obama leads. We ALL deserve better than this traitor in chief. ¡Saludos!

    • Asher

      There are alot of honorable smart Conservative hispanics who realize the Government has duped them…They are ready for Freedom and honest government, as are other races who have been awakened by Obama's policies. If Hispanics, Jews and Evangelicals vote for Freedom and against Tyranny, Obama will be put in the retirement mode.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

    It's time for Republicans to step forward and put forth alternative policies. The government has changed in Egypt. We should stop all of our aid. We had an agreement with the previous regime and the Islamic democracy is a new order. All military and monetary aid should be completely terminated now and unconditionally.

  • Steve Chavez

    I have also been to a LULAC conference due to my job and THEY ARE RACISTS JUST LIKE LA RAZA. Most of these people ARE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES and the ILLEGALS they support came here due to lack of the rule of law, bribery, and corruption in their own countries. Now they want the U.S., which is a country supposedly based on the rule of law and the envy of the world, to come here TO BREAK OUR LAWS AND FOR US TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND EVEN HELP THEM!

    I LOVE THE PHOENIX SUNS AND THEIR SUPPORT FOR OPEN BORDERS but don't they live in guarded communities with a guard at the entrance where you have to check in and even call the home you are to visit. Then you get to their home and it has higher fences, a gate with a keypad and intercom, cameras and security, rod-iron on windows, alarms, and probably pit bulls! WHO ARE THEY PROTECTING THEMSELVES AGAINST? YOU GUESSED IT, ILLEGALS AND TRESPASSERS! NO OPEN BORDERS IN THEIR OWN HOME?

    LA RAZA AND LULAC are even RACISTS against their own race. If you don't speak perfect Spanish, you are an outsider. I have seen it myself! Sorry but I was born here where we grew up speaking English even though my parents did speak Spanish especially to relatives so I learned something.

    In Santa Fe, there was a high school walk-out by hundreds of students COMPLAINING ABOUT ILLEGALS AND MEXICANS WHO WERE TAKING OVER THE SCHOOL and who were taking resources away from them. This was a huge surprise to locals. The leader was a Hispanic female who obviously spoke perfect non-accented English which means her parents also have roots here going back centuries.

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      So why do you "love the Phoenix Suns and their support for Open Borders?"

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Imagine if no one ever dealt with Irgun’s political arm. Then, if we wanted to act like a bunch of Israelis, we could refuse to deal with Likud on the basis that it originated as Irgun. Maybe the UK could refuse to deal with the US Congress because it originated in the Sons of Liberty.

    • zionista

      you're soooooooo obsessed with us Jews – did a beautiful Jewish woman reject your homely butt? or are you just seething with the same awe and jealousy that plague most of your ilk? Jews and Israel are here to stay – get used to it. maybe I'll give you a biscuit if you're a good little doggie.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I am not obsessed with you. I am, however, addressing your obnoxious claims on this hate site. I would do the same for anyone.

        • zionista

          reject!!!!

    • Martin Koschuttnig

      "Franz" aka Flippy, try to work out the difference between the Irgun and the MB. Shouldn't be soo difficult. I'll give you a hint. While the Irgun was a local entity (limited) to just the new State of Israel the MB has groups infuencing Muslims all over the world, in their efforts to create a worldwide caliphate. The funny thing is the islamic society will get rid of all the freedoms many liberals hold dear, (and I see this even here in Austria) and here we find you defending the MB. You wouldn't support any attempts to cozy up to nazis and fascists now would you? Why then your support for the MB, ist it because it's goal is the destruction of country carved out of the ottoman empire? Funny NOT ONE person EVER has protested the creation of f.e. Jordan, is it because even the country too was created by the "winners" since the rulers are Muslims it is OK? It all boils down to this , since the country (Israel) is not a muslim country it must go, otherwise NO MUSLIMS would protest its existence… there are smaller countris f.e. the UAE …

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        The Irgun differs from the MB, because Zionism already had its World Congress and pan-Judaic agenda in place before the Egyptians started one. They are still terrorist/nationalist groups that are in their way to being states. The truth is, the people all sort of look alike, sound alike, act alike, and hate alike. It’s ok to treat them alike.

        • Martin Koschuttnig

          "Franz" who was first or had some limited political power is irrelevant. Fact is some of the goals the MB wants was already in place f.e. a Caliphat, Israeli land under Muslim rule. The founder of the MB got really pissed off (so to say) seeing his Muslims lands being violated by the simple presence of the Infidels. (There was more to this…. ) Parts of the middle east was not under Muslim rule, and some of the the countries were just being formed (in part with the help of the winning side) See my comment about Jordan…

          Besides the “Irgun” in the form it was long ago is no longer, it changed into something else into the Lukid party as you typed. The MB will not change (given they rely on the kooraan-crap and sharia-crap which they believe is the everlasting word of their stoned-gawd allah…

          [quote:
          The truth is, the people all sort of look alike, sound alike, act alike, and hate alike. It's ok to treat them alike. ]

          If this is your stance why do you complain about the so called violence committed by Israel against their sworn Muslim enemies who would love to wipe them off the face of the earth? If you want that Israelis stop the violence why do not advocate the same for the other side?

          Now if Muslims demands a homeland in Gaza, why not give the same right to Israel?
          Speaking of the Home-land in Gaza and Judea-Samaria why was this not created by the Egyptians/Jordan when they had the land in their control up to 1967? Because they were not interested in a TWO-STATE SOLUTION NEVER ever. So why should we believe them now if they say peace for land? They had plenty of time to make it work. Even when Muslims not bordering Israels territory demand it to be wiped off. It is amazing how many people in the west see in Israel the greater evil than in the Muslims who would love to chop off ones head simply for saying something against a SOB who is long dead… Of course you who blames Israel for all evils will find something else to whine about….

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            As I said before I support the existence of both states. I don’t support US money going to either of them, and I don’t support their criminal lobbies in the US.

    • sod

      Opinions are like the rear end, everyone has one. So whose is the right one? If I say mine is correct, of course you would object and vice versa.

      Therefore a standard is required to resolve the differences. How about a text called Bible that stands for thousands of years and has not changed? Compared to what MB or Palestine people's constant changing words regarding the 'Palestinian people', the Bible is a far more solid standard.

      The Bible says Israel (a far more larger place than what it is currently) is granted to Jews thousands of years before the name Palestine was invented by Rome during the first century, therefore the case is closed. Opinion is just opinion, it can't change the truth!

      If people just respect the historical and divine truth, then there would be true peace. Israel survived, against all odds, from numerous attacks from the world. what else evidence we need to know she is the righful owner of the land?

    • Ghostwriter

      Imagine if you had a heart,Flipside. Maybe you wouldn't be such a vile anti-semite.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Imagine if you had the balls to stand by your writing.

        • zionista

          hey floppy tell you what – I'll give you one of my balls – that way we'll both have two!

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            But then your mouth would be empty.

  • mrbean

    Egypt will become a an Islamic Republic and openly fund Palestinian terrorism in Gaza against Israel. This clandestine Muslim hating whitey Marxist in the oval office and his post menopausal anti semite hag Secretary of State have bungled badly in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has Libya in chaos, Syrian in chaos. Pakistan and Iran with over 100 North Korean scientists, engineers, and technicians are working in Iran will soon have nuclear weapons. The result will be a very large Mid East war whether we want it or not.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Sure, Obama is a gullible useful idiot when it comes to Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood, but so was GWB. Indeed, GWB was every bit as gullible, stupid, and incompetent with respect to Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood as Obama is today.

    In fact, shortly after the 9/11 jihad attacks many Muslim Brotherhood members visited the White House at the personal invitation of GWB. Not only that, but instead of using common sense by outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, GWB instead proclaimed Islam to be a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, even though 3,000 innocent Americans had just been mass murdered in cold blood.

    Then on top of that GWB, like a Dhimmicrat on steroids and a gullible useful idiot, used the 9/11 jihad attacks as a crisis to justify doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government and to usurp our heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms at the same time. Ostensibly to protect the homeland from so-called terrorist attacks, but in reality to pacify his Saudi benefactors by creating a false sense of security so that he could continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage.

    As a matter of fact, he actually increased mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Which, by the way, is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    Thus, the instant the economy in 2008 headed south, budget deficits and the national debt inevitably exploded through the roof and today we are on the fast track to becoming the next Greece. However, unfortunately today no one is calling for outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage so that we can roll back the massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government that GWB is responsible for creating, in order so that we can get our financial house back in order.

    Not to mention that the false PC multicultural myth that Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists is also the official policy of the US government and also the official policy of both the Republican and Dhimmicrat parties today.

    Finally, it was also GWB that gave us the totally misguided War on Terror. As in stark contrast to jihad, terrorism is an un-Islamic manifestation only as opposed to jihad which is an Islamic manifestation only. Hence, GWB, again like an incompetent gullible useful idiot, ended up declaring war against what is in reality an un-Islamic manifestation.

    Add to that, GWB's two incredibly counterproductive and exceedingly fantasy based nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan were also founded on of false PC multicultural myths and misconceptions about Islam, and as a result inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history, and that needlessly also led to thousands of patriotic US troops either being killed or maimed and to trillions of dollars of US taxpayer money being wasted all for nothing.

    Meanwhile, GWB continues to live a comfortable life in retirement and no one today is being held accountable for those two greatest strategic blunders ever in American history, which is utterly absurd!

    Indeed, if you haven't noticed yet, the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Party today are virtually identical, as for all intents and purposes they are actually two sides of the same incredibly incompetent leftwing coin.

    • Western Canadian

      The way this pathetic loon keeps on repeating his incredible distortion of islam and jihadi terrorism is amazing. He must spend hours each day, to remain as wilfully blind and ill-informed as he is, or is delusional to the point that he is blind to history, reality, and the meaning of the words he tries to use. Or he is merely a complete jerk, probably from the middle east, who thinks he is pulling the wool over the eyes of us stupid dhimmis…

      There has never been another culture as dedicated to slaughter, barbarism and terrorism as islam. To pretend otherwise require dishonesty, or insufferable arrogance and stupidity.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Dude if you want to continue believing in the PC multicultural fallacy that Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists and that most Muslims in the world are moderates, then go right ahead. I could care less what you believe. After all you are an ignorant Canadian victim suffering from the inferior Canadian education system. Hence, I'm not surprised. Hell, you northern moonbats can quadruple mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage if you want. I could care less.

    • Asher

      So much for your logic…GWB actually slowed down the events that are happening today of a World Wide Caliphate!

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Not only are you a gullible loon when it comes to Newt Gingrich, but also when it comes to understanding Islam as well. By the way, I hate to rain on your unhinged gullible parade again, but with the exception of social conservatism, GWB didn't have a conservative bone in his incredibly leftwing liberal body. Indeed, you represent the worse kind of Republican in that you are not only a RINO, but you are also at the same time a very ignorant one on top of it.

  • BLJ

    The enemies are inside the gate. The biggest one lives on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington D.C.

  • LindaRivera

    Antisemitic Banner Raised at Egyptian Soccer Game: "One Nation for New Holocaust"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkNZjDM_FQI&fe

    The Muslim Egyptian blood lust is insatiable — terrifying, inhuman shouts for the mass murder of innocents
    The violent hate that's scrawled in graffiti in the Middle East: First the Saturday people (Jews) and then the Sunday people (Christians).

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      And Muslim Egyptians will die like the flies they are, in the coming war.

  • LindaRivera

    Conquest of the Jewish Holy Land, along with America's destruction, is the biggest goal of global jihad. All who support the so-called two state solution aid and abet global jihad and world Islamic conquest. It is no secret that PLO/PA/Hamas, et al, plan to attack, conquer and destroy Israel and perpetrate a Second Holocaust of Jews.

  • Martin Koschuttnig

    @ObamaYoMoma,

    Right on! Yes the blunder of GWB was to go the military route, as I have statet on this blog before, EDUCATING the american public about the inner workings of Islam right after 9/11 would have been the right way, of course coupled with a stop of immigration of Muslims. At that time I'm sure many people were open to explanations of how this could have happen.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not Ron Paul. As I have no problem whatsoever with the military route in self defense. In fact, we are going to have to employ the military route to obliterate the ruling Mullah regime in Iran and destroy their nuclear weapons program. To confiscate and destroy the Saudi owned nuclear weapons arsenal in Pakistan and to eliminate their nuclear weapons program. To seize and occupy the Mideast oilfields and to confiscate the immense unearned oil wealth of the Saudis and the Gulf State Emirs, not out of greed mind you, but instead in self-defense as they are already using those resources and assets to wage perpetual stealth global jihad against us and all non-Muslim unbelievers around the world. Indeed, we don't have any other choice.

      My gripe is GWB was incredibly incompetent and completely blinded by PC multiculturalism or otherwise incredibly corrupt, and Obama is as well.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Of course you’re not Ron Paul. You’re Jim Hoft.

  • LindaRivera

    Barry Rubin: For the first time in U.S. history an American government, to the applause of the vast majority of mass media, is backing an anti-American authoritarian movement.

    America has never been in such danger as she is now. Our own government enthusiastically embraces the Muslim Brotherhood whose goal is JIHAD; the DESTRUCTION of AMERICA and the DESTRUCTION of Western Civilization.

    From the document of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America:

    The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" and all the word means. The
    Ikhwan [Arabic for brothers] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad to eliminate and destroy the Western civilization from within, and sabotage 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.

    It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny…"

  • Moishe Pupick

    F., 01/13/12 common era

    Barack Husein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are deluded into believing that they created the heavens and the earth. They are actively trying to bring down the USA, to make it a turd-world nation. Psalm 83 says otherwise so stay tuned, all of you G-d-haters and Jew haters out there!

  • Marco

    This slander about Obama is complete utter nonsense, and you people know it. However, as one progresses to the Chomskyite New Left and to Marxist commentators, one finds either fellow travelling with these Islamo-fascists , if not outright overt collaboration. See Chavez and Iran's leader of course; as well as a good example of a gross collaborationatist article at the Counterpunch website run by Horowitz's former colleague Alexander Cockburn. The beginning of the article is on the next comment.

  • Marco

    A Meeting in Cairo
    Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood
    by RAMZY BAROUD
    There was an unmistakable hint of triumph in the comments made by Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the elected Hamas government in Gaza, when he was hosted by Mohamed Badie, the supreme guide of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.Both leaders said what would be expected of them under these circumstances. Haniyeh asserted that his movement’s “presence with the Brotherhood threatens the Israeli entity,” and Badie reaffirmed the Brotherhood’s commitment to “issues of liberation, foremost the Palestinian issue” (MENA and AP, 26 December). It is very telling that Haniyeh’s first official visit outside Gaza as prime minister was to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo’s Moqattam district

  • Ellman

    Although there are many reasons for ousting Obama in 2012, his bonding with the MB and Islamists in general is reason enough. He is committing the country to a dangerous alliance with forces harboring nothing but tragic intentions towards us. No one will have the courage to call this for what it is – treason and treachery – but simply removing him from office in 2012 will obviate the need to do so and to suffer the consequences.

  • Brujo Blanco

    It is now clear that the president is pandering to illegal immigration and Muslim terrorists through the MB. He is also in the process of weakening our military. Obama now has the authority to detain anyone that he deems a terrorist. He is appointing people to positions of authority without the advice and consent that is required by law. Will Obama become a dictator for life?

  • Ann

    He is a traitor to our Constitution and must be taken out of office — I think in my patriotic heart that Obama,Holder, both Clintons,Reid,Pelosi, Frank,Dodd,Soros,and some others should be tried for the unconstitutional acts and war against our way of life, then sent to jail for a very long time — they have not defended our CONSTITUTION AGAINST ENEMIES BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, ya know THE OATH ALL PEOPLE WHO SERVE IN OUR GOVERNMENT TAKE —THE OATH TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!!! The Oath OBAMA HAD TO TAKE LIKE TWICE AND THE SECOND TIME HE HAD TO DO IT IN SECRET!!!EVEN FROM THE START HE WAS A SCREW UP!!!

  • http://www.yjstudios.com/bog heyjudo

    I am amazed that anyone can fall for the Muslim Brotherhood.

    As one of a few conservative political cartoonists, the events in Egypt inspired me to draw a cartoon which I posted on my art blog, enjoy!

    http://www.yjstudios.com/blog/2012/01/12/cartoon-

  • Salvatore Martello

    I'm fifteen and I know more than him. What ever happened to "We don't negotiate with terrorists!"

  • jocko george

    Obummer who had a Muslim father and step father and attended a Muslim school during his formative years is hook line and sinker Uber sympatico to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Hamas got in power through peaceful elections followed by violence.

    The Muslim Brotherhood will follow the lies and deceit that Hamas practiced and Obummer and Tikunesqe Billary will too.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    As the Obama administration goes on with it's criminal enterprises it is a great
    wonder that no one in Congress knows how to spell 'treason' and understand
    that it is their responsibility to uphold the Constitution. Amazing as it is our
    leaders allow the sell out of America, America's ally Israel and no one in the
    criminal government is having a fit over this abandonment of American interests.
    The voters who will decide our future, one third leftists, one third high on something
    at a sporting event and the last third desperate to make changes that will correct
    our dire circumstances. It will be close but maybe the pain the socialists have
    caused will turn us around and move us back to sanity………………..William

  • SANDRA

    Please read…Shariah -The Threat to America (AN EXERCISE IN COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS) REPORT OF TEAM B II

  • Durendal

    I like seeing my enemies in the open I also don't see an alternative.The Obama administration is only concerned with what is described as "American interests" these include access to markets,and control of the Middle East energy reserves.It's not ideological in the sense that it wants human rights or democracy.It's biggest ally in the Middle East is Saudi Arabia and has been since WW2.Even prior it was long recognized that control of the Middle East energy reserves gave the USA in large part control of the world.Where does Israel fit in? Israel really became an ally of the USA after the 6 day war in 67' before that they were mostly allies of the British and the French.The reason was that Israel had destroyed the armies of the pan-Arab nationalists under Nasser who at the time were threatening the Saudi dictatorship.Israel basically became an extension of US foreign policy,like a tool they can use.Like how the British and French used Israel before during the Suez crisis which was also the end of European influence in the Middle East region being told by president Eisenhower who was boss.Israel also functions as a tool for arms sales.Basically if the Israeli's get F-15 jets the Saudi's want them as well and they spend oil dollars.The USA has absolutely no issue with dealing with Islamists as long as they "behave" and do not damage US designs for the Middle East which have been pretty constant since WW2.If the Egyptians attack Israel they will get smashed if they attack Saudi Arabia they will get smashed.If they stone woman in the streets thats fine.It's also not a left or right issue.Both left and right have followed this policy.

  • PAthena

    A close aide of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has close family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, namely, Huma Abedin.