Hugging the Brotherhood to Death

Egypt-Obama-MorsiWhen the dust settles in Cairo, at least long enough to make out anything through the smoke and flames, it may turn out that the Muslim Brotherhood has suffered its worst blow at the hands of none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

The blow will not have been intentional. Like the killing of Bin Laden, a useful intervention carried out by Navy SEALS who were perhaps less than enthusiastic about Obama’s plan to use the civilian trial of the terrorist leader as a prop for dismantling the military tribunal system, it wasn’t something that he meant to do.

It just happened.

Obama could never have intentionally defeated the Muslim Brotherhood. But he may have just hugged it to death.

To understand the Middle East is to understand that the deaths of hundreds of protesters or massive street fighting don’t really matter all that much. Not in a region where Saddam Hussein or the butchers of Sudan could pile up enough corpses to start an entire country and still enjoy the support of the Muslim world.

The trick is killing the right people. Saddam Hussein killed Shiites and Kurds with religious and ethnic differences from the region’s Arab Sunni baseline. Sudan killed Christians and animists who are infidels and rebellious dhimmis making them even more foreign and more “killable.”

It is that foreignness which is all-important. Muslims are not supposed to kill Muslims unless they’re somehow “foreign” either by being members of a heretical sect or a different ethnic group. And if all else fails, they can be pawns of foreigners. That is why both sides in Egypt keep accusing each other of being Jews.

Osama bin Laden aimed at America to hit the House of Saud because it allowed him to charge the Guardians of Mecca and Medina with being American puppets.

That is the charge that has been laid against the Muslim Brotherhood. It is what makes killing them of no more note than a minor change in the weather. The only charge against the Muslim Brotherhood that matters is the charge of “foreignness.”

Obama’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood made them fair game in the Muslim world.

The military and the opposition understood immediately that the only way the overthrow of Morsi could be made palatable to most Egyptians was by portraying it as a fight not merely against the Brotherhood, but against a conspiracy between Washington and the Brotherhood. The Egyptian people might be divided on Morsi, but they could be united against Obama.

Their plan was to hang Obama around the Muslim Brotherhood’s neck.

The Muslim Brotherhood belatedly scrambled to portray the coup as an American-Zionist conspiracy, but it was late to the party. Tahrir Square had already been choked with banners demonizing Kerry, Obama and Anne Patterson for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

And the Brotherhood had trouble making the case that its downfall was a plot by Obama, when Obama kept insisting that the Brotherhood’s leaders needed to be released and returned to power.

Obama played beautifully into the opposition’s hands by denouncing Morsi’s overthrow and urging the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. It was a plan that made sense in Washington, which reflexively thinks in terms of issuing orders, but in Cairo it looked like the puppet master demanding the return of his puppets.

The Egyptian military had stepped in as a response to a national emergency dealing with foreign intervention in Egypt’s political system. The more Obama denounced the military’s actions, the more he was demonstrating that the Egyptian military had been correct to step in.

Despite his years in the Muslim world and his family connections, Obama had not really understood how Egypt worked. And his associates understood it even less. If they had, they would have pulled out Anne Patterson once she became a target and openly criticized Morsi for not listening to the demands of the protesters, while privately conveying a message of support.

Instead Obama hugged Morsi to death. And he’s still hugging Morsi to death.

The American emissaries who met with Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater in prison did it with as much fanfare as they could muster. The Muslim Brotherhood spokesman frantically tried to deny that the meeting happened or that Khairat al-Shater had been willing to even talk to Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, but that just made the Brotherhood seem like a bigger bunch of liars. And why else would they lie about a meeting with American diplomats unless they were trying to hide that they were really puppets of Uncle Sam?

Obama’s entire plan to bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power had laid the seeds of its destruction. The insistence on having Muslim Brotherhood members at the Cairo speech, the demand that Mubarak step down, the urging of rushed elections that benefited the Muslim Brotherhood; the entire process by which Obama helped the Muslim Brotherhood come to power became its indictment.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s violent past was ugly, but terrorism is not the ultimate offense in the Muslim world. Muslims support terrorism when fighting foreigners or foreign influences. Treason, the willingness to become a foreign influence, is the ultimate crime.

If the Egyptian legal system, that the Muslim Brotherhood tried and failed to destroy, succeeds in convicting the Muslim Brotherhood of serving foreign interests in the court of public opinion, it will have dealt it a serious blow that the Brotherhood will spend a long time recovering from.

In Washington, Obama still continues misreading events as a military coup. The protesters parading around Cairo with Islamic photoshops of his face picked up from American conservative sites are a minor irritant to be dismissed with another of his condescending speeches as if they were Tea Party members. The problem is tackled with arbitrary denials of foreign aid, pressure phone calls and a touch of diplomatic isolation.

And the generals and liberals are laughing to themselves, the way that the Muslim Brotherhood leaders used to at their cleverness in tricking Obama.

Egypt’s new government knows that it won’t win over Obama any time soon. But it isn’t trying to. Instead its goal is to smash the Muslim Brotherhood, leaving it the only game in town. And then Obama can take it or leave it.

Osama tried to bring down Saudi Arabia by attacking America. The new Egyptian government is attacking America, domestically, to bring down the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s the typically indirect politics of a xenophobic region where not only don’t you see the knife coming, you also never find out why you were stabbed.

While Obama played checkers with the region, its power players had gotten out their chessboards and deftly checkmated yet another Western regime change project. With the typical slowness of the obtuse, Obama still doesn’t understand that he lost or what the game even was.

Obama and Kerry believe that they are men of nuance, but they are crude, loud and obvious compared to the men that they are up against who have outplayed them in Egypt and are ready to begin burying the rotting corpse of the Arab Spring beneath the Sinai sands.

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  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Despite his years in the Muslim world and his family connections, Obama had not really understood how Egypt worked.”

    He doesn’t really know the political tools used by Muslims and he doesn’t know anything about Arab Muslims as far as I can tell. He’s an amateur. And I don’t think any of his family connections are insiders in the Arab Muslim world. They’re the hated or barely tolerated outsiders.

    • Hass

      I think you’re wrong on that one mate.

      When that Usurper quotes verses of the Quaran or Arabic proverbs, he sounds like your typical Arab speaking Muslim. When you’re born as a Muslim, and you have adheres in your family, you never lose it, because it dominates their lives.

      Notice how he was born as a Muslim, then pretends to convert into Christian, but the Muslim World never call him an Apostate?

      And he behaves irrational like one.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        I’m in agreement with your views but you might not understand the nuance of what I’m getting at. 0’Bama is fully immersed in Muslim culture and beliefs, and he thinks he understands jihad, including the violence. But he seems to be to be biased towards the belief that most radicals will be moderated by some level of political success, and would be willing to live in peaceful compromise with other cultures and religions if they have some kind of acceptable level of Muslim self-determination. In other words, he looks through the Muslim world with great affection, but also with the distorted lens of having a lot of it explained to him by communists.

        Arab Muslim jihadis don’t see themselves as victims. 0’Bama does. He thinks that some level of “relief” will supposedly moderate them. He doesn’t understand that Saudi Arabia is just as determined to topple the West as the MB, but has a far more stealthy approach. 0’Bama envisions a peaceful world that looks something like a cross between the “peaceful” Saudi Arabia and the “moderate” Indonesia or Malaysia.

        Who could complain if some of the United States end up looking like Pakistan and others look like Indonesia? Not 0’Bama.

        • JDinSTL

          >>Arab Muslim jihadis don’t see themselves as victims. 0’Bama does<<

          Victims all.

          Victims of the white man

          The theology of the Left

        • logdon

          Spot on.

      • Smoking Hamster

        No, he sounds like an ignorant westerner repeating taqiyah from Muslims.

        The whole business of “Kill one kill the world. Save one save the world.” is only repeated by ignorant or deceptive Muslims. More informed Muslims know that the command was to the Jews and that they are exempt according to the Quran.

        • heapologiatoutimotheou

          All you have to do is read the verse after that in the Quran (Sura 5:32 AND 5:33) in order to get the context. The first verse was plagiarized from the Talmud, the second one was the intolerant teachings of an illiterate pederast:

          “5:32 On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
          “5:33 The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.”

      • Well Done

        I think the point is that 0bama isn’t an Arab. He’s, well, Indonesian, really. Islam is as Islam does, but Indonesia isn’t nearly as tribal and sectoral as the various “Arab” countries.

        • defcon 4

          Tell that to the ten thousand najjis kaffirs slaughtered in E. Timor by Indonesian islam0nazis. Tell that to the najjis kaffirs being murdered and ethnically cleansed from W. Papua New Guinea by Indonesian islam0nazis in the here and now.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            There are definitely radical tribes and jihadi groups in Indonesia, and the government is not always as aggressive as they should be (though we are now following their lead in showing so much tolerance for radicals…I wonder why…)

            But you’re right for the most part. It’s just that Indonesia is not culturally homogeneous even under Islam. They might have a huge percentage of nominal Muslims, but for various reasons it has been difficult for jihadis to impose sharia outside of a few local tribes. At least in modern times.

            Indonesia is a different case than any other, but you’re points are totally valid.

          • defcon 4

            LOL, tell it to the persecuted Christians and Amadiyya (if there are any left) in Indonesia. BTW, the Indonesian government engineered the genocide in E. Timor as it is now engineering the ethnic cleansing of W. Papua New Guinea.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Indonesia is tribal, but not along the lines of Arab cultural traditions. Which is to say that while there are similarities, Indonesian tribes never really coalesced under sharia or any other unifying ideology. Which is why a few of the sects are just as radical as the Arab Pagan jihadis, but they can’t achieve dominant cultural hegemony because Indonesian tribes never really trusted one another even to the degree that jihadis seem to.

          There is more to it than that, but I can’t quite figure out a clearer explanation. It might have to do with the great difficulty of conquering Indonesian islands all at once. They were never unified, so it’s hard for jihadis to lead unified attacks. Even with modern social media, the best they can manage is to all show up on the same day to protest Western videos or whatever.

    • heapologiatoutimotheou

      Since when have Muslims dealt honestly with the kufar in their countries? Obama, his mother, and his entire family had rose-smelling Islamic smokescreens blown in their faces the entire time they were in Indonesia. If he’s genuinely not a Muslim, then he has no idea what Islam is all about if he’s basing his knowledge on what he heard in Indonesia. If he actually is a Muslim, then he’s simply lying to the American public and the world about the true nature of Islam in an attempt to further his clandestine religious beliefs. In either case, he’s not to be trusted.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        I wouldn’t trust him to walk my dog.

  • Anamah

    Ha, ha…. ha!!! So funny; really I’ve enjoyed your article Daniel…and almost must confess you impeach my instant infatuation with the Egyptian General…

    But please, help me out with your….” to bring down Saudi Arabia by attacking America”?

    I thought he was a Saudi peon, or maybe a puppet of the Emir of Qatar… and obviously as it well known, against America and Israel…
    So what is this of bringing down the Saudis?

    Thank you Daniel, and congratulation for your excellent work.

    • Jeanne

      UBL was Saudi, and he hated the regime for its corruptness.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Saudi Arabia is based on the alliance between the House of Saud and Wahhabism, but the alliance is unstable. There are some who want to boot the House of Saud and replace it with just pure Islamist crazy that will wage an open war on America… instead of a covert one.

      That’s the split between Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudis etc…

      Open armed warfare instead of covert warfare

      • defcon 4

        Women and men convicted and sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. A state that outlaws the practice of any other faith. A state that officially outlaws anyone Jewish from being there. A state that has the death penalty for apostasy. A state that executes princesses. A state in which women cannot drive automobiles. A state in which women have been arrested and convicted for being w/men not their husband or immediate family member in public.

        Can Soddy Barbaria get any crazier?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Can Soddy Barbaria get any crazier?”

          Unfortunately they could easily get crazier. That’s what we really need to remember. Check out the legacy of the local Ikhwan.

          The house of Saud truly is a moderating factor in Islamic terms. Not that we should accept that because some false notion that “anything moderate must be good.” It’s not good enough.

          • defcon 4

            LOL, a “moderating” factor! Best laugh I’ve had all week.
            Unless you’re serious, in which case you’re a born liar.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “LOL, a “moderating” factor! Best laugh I’ve had all week.”

            I’m talking about the kind of “moderation” that get’s you promoted to a slightly more comfortable place in the eternal fire of Hell.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Obama could never have intentionally defeated the Muslim Brotherhood. But he may have just hugged it to death.”

    Poetic justice.

    It’s amazing that the 0’Bama regime insiders with their MB connections didn’t see it coming either, or could not quite spin it their way. Maybe they got too desperate to see clearly.

  • guest

    President Forest Gump hugs the Obama brotherhood to death. They are smarter than an American. They still have their position controlling America. Now, if we could get the 8 billion bumbles sent to the brotherhood back.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      To be fair, their ideology and customs allow them a lot more latitude in controlling politics. Those guys are lifers (as politicians) and for the most part we hate lifers in the West.

  • keithbreedlove

    Luckily, Obama an d his crowd are likely too arrogant to pay any attention to this article, which is good. Who else should we hope that he hugs to death? The new president of Iran, perhaps?

  • DannyJeffrey

    I do not believe that it ever was about the Brotherhood. They were no more than expendable pawns used to begin the Islamic Firestorm that is setting the Middle East ablaze and draining America as we get involved in one Islamic episode after another.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The MB are pawns to an extent of the Saudis.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    Bravo, Mr. Greenfield, an enlightening piece which was not just education but also entertaining. It is always a joy to learn of a bad guy slipping on his own banana peel. Keep an eye on Syria now and what the clubfooted community organizer will pull off there. The evil hand of the Brotherhood seems active there with the gassing of civilians by the rebels and blamed on Assad.

    • Ide-Clair

      Why the distinction between the brotherhood and assad? They’re on the same team, and they act on assad’s behalf – if not on his orders.

      • Genie BENGHAZI Smith

        I believe you are mistaken.

      • JacksonPearson

        HUH? The Muslim Brotherhood are Sunni, while Assad is Shiite. The two Muslim sects have fighting and at odds since 680AD.

        • Genie BENGHAZI Smith

          Assad is Alawite.

          • JacksonPearson

            Nevertheless, Alawites are still part of the Shi group.

          • Genie BENGHAZI Smith

            Not exactly.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            They are a subset, but often rejected by Shia as well. They are hated by Sunni jihadis, that’s for sure.

        • Ide-Clair

          I was just testing you…-)

        • heapologiatoutimotheou

          More correctly, Assad is an Alawite, a very secretive religious sect that aligned itself with Shi’ism out of necessity but is rather much different at its core. They believe in reincarnation, sort of worship Ali as a god, and see the core tenets of Islam in a figurative manner (meaning they won’t commit violent jihad against infidels).

          • defcon 4

            The Alawites had no problems persecuting Syria’s former Jewish population, none at all.

      • Hala Philip

        MB formed the Syrian Free Army causing the Syrian issue to be converted from a revolution to a civil war. This is what they want to do in Egypt too.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Why the distinction between the brotherhood and assad? They’re on the same team, and they act on assad’s behalf – if not on his orders.”

        Assad is Alawite muslim. The MB is Sunni. Sunni jihadis are attacking Assad. The MB is supporting the Sunni jihad.

  • Unc Remus

    Obozo and Company are Racist Fools and Incompetents.

  • Jeanne

    Thwap! 0bama owns this mess.

  • logdon

    First of all let me say that for cogent intellectualism the right holds all the cards and Daniel Greenfield unerringly comes up with the goods. Time after time.

    I had written this as a comment on Erdogan but its all of a piece and my depiction of an Axis of Obama, Erdogan and Mursi calling the Brotherhood shots is equally applicable.

    Here goes….

    Two things here. Obama and Erdogan

    The former is attempting to realign US heritage from being a Judeo Christian state based on freewheeling ‘fair do’ capitalism to an Islamic Judeo Christian state based on a socialistic model.

    The latter is steamrolling Turkey from its secular base and is turning Turkey into an Islamist fiefdom based on the shariah and with the mere varnish of electoral democracy to fool and mollify his western supporters.

    The point of mutuality is Islam and it is clear from Obama’s lying grandiose claims for this faith and Erdogan’s steeped in it attitude that this plays a major role.

    In other words if capitalist secularism worked trash it all, invent a fictitious narrative around Islam, sugar coat it for Americans and use brute force for Turks.

    That both Erdogan and Obama’s plans have suffered a massive set back by the defenestration of Morsi is the surprise.

    The Muslim Brotherhood dominated trio of an American supported neo caliphate consisting of the US, Egypt and Turkey would have been an Axis of Islam and key to the revival.

    The end game is global control where Muslims make the rules.

    They already dominate the UN. The OIC is working alongside Obama’s US to criminalise any critisism of Mohammed and indeed the whole faith. Saudi has infiltrated the American education system and Muslim Brotherhood operatives occupy top positions in the administration. That Obama not only approves of all of this but is actively pushing for Islamism in the USA is as clear as it can get.

    The seed has been set and all was going swimmingly before 20 million Egyptians decided otherwise.

    Erdogan is frantically pushing Obama to bludgeon Egypt into submission via the release of Morsi but it looks like even the suspension of aid is now being treated with contempt by both the military and the masses. They saw the future and they didn’t like it.

    In similar fashion young aspirant Turks are rejecting this return to the past and only a brutal crackdown has quelled the flame but the embers are still there.

    In short Obama’s massive US power backed by academia, the institutions and a lap dog MSM may work for starry eyed Americans who lap up his bullshit like mannah from heaven but is not translating to the places where they know Islam inside out.

    Egypt is becoming Obama’s bete noir and if Turks decide to replicate Egypt the die is cast.

    His best laid plans are ironicaly not being resisted by naive Americans but by young Muslim modernists aching for Western style freedom. Incredibly the machination of the roles are being reversed whereby America slides into Islamo Marxism and the two major Muslim states are resisting like crazy.

    The World has, indeed turned upside down. Our saviours are not to be found on our side anymore, (look at the sell out EU, Cameron and the UN for rock solid evidence) but a massive movement centred in Egypt and Turkey.

    He now talks again of leaping to Erdogan’s aid by an attack on Syria and removal of Assad.

    And guess what? If he thinks that will endear him in the Middle East he’s dead wrong. America will be loathed and quite honestly for good reason.

    They are dying because of his idiot grandiosity. They see him esconced in his White House surrounded by adoring flunkeys and living the life of an emperor whilst they are bombed, decapitated and shot and they, quite rightly don’t like it.

    He expected them to walk quietly into the night of his Islamist dreams and they are not playing his game anymore.

    This is not going to finish soon, he’s too steeped in his monomania to give up the Machiavellian manouvering and they’re now too canny to fall for his lies.

    When America voted for this young, semi black and pretty much unknown upstart based merely upon a kind of wishy washy racial utopian and sentimental fallacy they unleashed a tyrant. That he got a second term defied all logic but there you go.

    If Americans cannot arouse from this idiot torpor the USA as we know it is over.

    Putin and China are rubbing their hands with glee. They’ve easily outmanouvred him and quite frankly he’s a rank amateur who is offering the US on a plate.

    Once it was clear. Despite its inherent faults America was the good guy. The communist bloc dictatorships were the black hats and Islam was neither here nor there.

    In ten years havoc has been wreaked and Islam is at its centre. If not for the inherent ineptitude of these scuttling Ali Baber cartoon like Muslims they’d be well on the way.

    That they’re not is a lesson and our leaders are not listening.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It’s not going to finish soon, because his successor is likely to carry on a minor variation of the same policies.

      I’m not even optimistic that this won’t be the case under a Republican, considering the lack of voices in the Senate against a Syrian War and Graham and McCain’s Brotherhood Love tour

      • logdon

        I agree.

        McCain prefaced his Egyptian MB love in by a vitriolic attack on fellow GOP, Michelle Bachman for her entirely accurate exposure of Huma Abedin.

        This is despite the Abedin family tree indicating quite clearly where her allegiance lies.

        In my view dumbness doesn’t cut it. There is something else. And looking at McCain it isn’t sex.

      • JacksonPearson

        Obama does not have executive authority, nor enumerated Constitutional powers to wage a unilateral war anywhere.

        The 1973 War Powers Act (WPA) is used expressly, and only if the United States is attacked. If Obama wants to intercede militarily in Syria, than he must obtain full Congressional WPA approval, and funding.

      • DebbieOhio912

        Thanks to Mr. Greenfield and Logdon. for giving us a clear, concise picture of what’s happening. I knew Obama was pro-brotherhood, but really didn’t understand the machinations.

    • Dan Mesa/AZ

      Bravo! I eagerly await Mr. Greenfiled’s gift of knowledge, his commenters top notch as well.

    • defcon 4

      Are the freedom loving Turks protesting for equal rights for non-muslims?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        No. But the key point is that we’re not bringing peace to anyone by supporting jihadis. We should support Western values and stop apologizing for them.

        • defcon 4

          Jihad isn’t necessarily violent — as the long, oppressive and brutal history of islam has proven time and again.

          • logdon

            Freedom aspirant Turks know where the bread and butter is and plenty of that comes from tourism and its knock on.

            Same goes for Egypt or did, pre Mursi.

            The tourists are/were Europeans after a spot of sun and sand with an element of oriental exotica thrown in.

            Turkey was also a big Israeli destination and I’d imagine or more accurately, hope that any Jew in his or her right mind would now avoid the place like the plague. (Erdogan basically is your classic Muslim Quranic steeped anti-semite and quite frankly, despite the veneer, such a bigot he’ll never change.)

            So the answer is, I guess, pragmatism.

            All those blue eyes, crammed into cheap flight jets, heading south brought pot loads of money.

            I’d guess that plenty of Turkish and Egyptian businessmen, eyeing up the choice between a new Merc or disdain towards the infidel saw the wealth those tourists brought and decided on the Merc.

            With the money also came the numbers and with the numbers a one way cross cultural exchange especially amongst the young. They saw fun, sex, music, holiday hedonism and fashion and quite naturaly wanted to be a part of it.

            That is what both of the leaders hated, especially the hard line Mursi because along with the dilution of the faith it indicated Islamic inferiority. And that would never do.

            So the basic answer is that those young Turks obviously weren’t rioting for Christian rights per se, but the plurality, freedom and moolah those Christians brought with them.

  • gunsmithkat

    Community Organizer got out “organized”. Amateur. Needs to brush up on his Alinsky.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s not clear how much if anything Alinsky knew about Islamic supramacism. Alinsky can’t help do anything productive.

  • Genie BENGHAZI Smith

    I haven’t commented at one of your articles in a long time, Daniel, but I have been keeping up.

    This is nothing less than brilliant, as usual.

    Blessings, my friend. ♥

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Thank you, glad you’re still reading

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    Mr. Greenfield, do you have any contact or inside influence with David Horowitz. There are folks that would like to know why Frongpage and folks like you give Barry Soetoro (aka Barack H. Obama, Barack Obama Soebarkah, Barry Obama, Harrison J. Bounel) a FREE pass when it comes to his THREE fraudulent documents he has been using to enable him to remain in the White House. What are you folks afraid of. How difficult would it be for you and other in the conservative circles to contact Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lead investigator to take a look at all the evidence he and his amazing investigators have gathered concerning the crimes committed by Obama’s enablers? What the hell are you running from. There is enough evidence to take this man to his knees.

  • Douglas Mayfield

    Thanks, Daniel.
    I can see Morsi and company asking themselves
    ‘With friends like Obama, who needs enemies?’
    Perhaps the best way to rid the world of some of
    the most virulent followers of Islam is to have
    Obama keep on inviting them to the Whitehouse

    • defcon 4

      Yeah more and more islam0facists subverting and infiltrating our federal government sounds like a great idea.

      • Douglas Mayfield

        defcon 4
        The post was somewhat facetious but let’s take it straight.
        Obama is a dedicated socialist and authoritarian who will discard any facts which clash with his politics and will continue to embrace Islam no matter how many evil acts the followers of Islam commit.
        To that end, he will continue to invite Islamics into his administration and into the Whitehouse. If that backfires because those who accept his invitations find that it damages their credentials at home, makes their fellow Islamics suspect them, so much the better.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “If that backfires because those who accept his invitations find that it damages their credentials at home, makes their fellow Islamics suspect them, so much the better.”

          The problem is that it hurts us long before it has the possibility to hurt them. OTOH, we’ll take the consolation prize when that’s all we have available.

          • Douglas Mayfield

            You’re right. The proper solution is someone in the Whitehouse with at least some respect for freedom and individual rights so that he/she would condemn Islam.

  • Jim Campbell

    Daniel, great job as usual. Still can’t believe that you believe Osama bin Laden died at the hands of the Navy SEALS. Where is the proof?

    • Genie BENGHAZI Smith

      Where is the proof that he didn’t?

  • Lanna

    Man, How does it look for the President of the United States to promote the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist groups, now Morsi is ousted and the red line has been crossed in Syria. The chemical weapons need to be gotten rid of, but the US needs to but out of trying to change regimes to worse dictators than were in office previously. Not a real enlightening or positive track record. Pretty troubling that the so-called rebels could be Ansar-Al Sharia, Islamic JIhad, Hamas, or Hezbollah, or subsidiaries of AlQaeda. Well written article Mr. Greenfield, the President has bitten off more than he can chew. The Benghazi failure and murders was a prime example of policies gone wrong!

    • heapologiatoutimotheou

      Assad’s getting rid of his chemical weapon stockpile for us – by gassing Al Qaeda insurgents. Why intervene?

      • Lanna

        You certainly nailed it on that subject…for sure!

  • Stone

    The Brotherhood destroyed or about to be and the Egyptian military back in power controlled by the US with the billions of military aid? The Egyptian people disillusioned with the Brotherhood, their failed governance? These same people now aware that America is not coming to their aid, so finally, finally knowing that only they can change their fortunes? Were the Egyptian elections of a year ago only a ruse to bring the Brotherhood out of their shadows to destroy them?

    So, are you saying Obama is a genius?

    Or, that it takes a Muslim to understand and defeat Muslims? At the price of less American influence?

    Makes me wonder what Obama is pulling off in Israel and in Syria.

  • glpage

    “… Obama had not really understood how Egypt worked.” You might be safe in saying that Obama doesn’t understand how much of anything works.

    I was going to say that it’s scary that Egyptian generals and liberals are smarter than our leftist elites, but, then I remembered that those elites are taken from the same mold as Obama.

    • knowshistory

      nah. it would be scary if the generals were not smarter than our leftist elites.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    Whatever good or bad comes out of this Obama debacle he will take the credit or place the blame, the media will get in lockstep, applaud their superlative leader and the “low information, affirmative action voter” will praise his worthiness.

  • Federale

    LOL, Obama is both stupid and evil. Nice combination.

    • defcon 4

      Not stupid enough to engineer his re-election. Not stupid enough to avoid impeachment proceedings that would have been initiated against any other President.

      • Federale

        I don’t think his “smarts” is contributing to the failure of Demoncrats to vote for conviction in the Senate. Smart enought to be partisan and play the race card, but that is not exactly rocket science.

  • soundnfury

    Indeed, Obama set the stage for the MB to rise to leadership after the overthrow of Mubarak when he invited them to attend his first foreign policy address at the University of Cairo. The Obama administration also received delegates from the MB while turning away delegates from other parties in the days after Mubarak’s fall. The irony in this is beautiful.

  • Laser1

    As Far
    as I am concerned, the Obama group can’t be trusted. They aligned the US with MB, a bunch of
    terrorists, Al-Qaeda being their first cousins. I am the kind of Person that
    doesn’t forget track records easily. The
    list of un-answered questions continues to grow: BENGHAZI, Seal team 6, 5
    Generals fired, didn’t help any of the Christians being murdered, Pushing on us
    Obama Big Brother Health Care system, Signed Agenda 21, Provoked Racial Tension,
    trying to override our constitution. The
    List is a mile long and growing. IRS,
    NSA, Fast and Furious, Didn’t help Iran’s Green movement.

    Now a
    list of all of the things we don’t know about but can see the writing on the

    SO Let’s
    stick to our agenda and keep the entire list going until we get all of the

    • defcon 4

      The only answers will be in the form of lies.

  • Gary Dickson

    I would be very careful in stating that Egyptians have checkmated Obama.

    Yes, the king has lost a battle, but he hasn’t lost the war. The king is still very much alive but probably in a very foul mood.

    I suggest that the Egyptians should watch out for retaliation. In fact, I believe it has already started with the Coptic Christians – the original Egyptians – the easy targets.

    The Egyptian military made Obama look bad. Consequently, I see him going after them like a wounded momma grizzly.

  • knowshistory

    dude. he is black. there is no way he would be kicked out of office even if they could prove he was born of a Kenyan satyr and a martian unicorn. they don’t assassinate toxic liberals, either. we are going to have to endure the entire 8 years. enjoy.

  • Hala Philip

    I agree with most of this piece, yet I have a couple of notes here.

    First, you are picturing what’s going on in Egypt like a game about who can be connected first to US to lose the game: MB or the military. This is not true. Till the last moment MB keep asking help from US and NATO. On the other hand US never denied their support to them. Obama is also accused of funding Morsi’s campaign with $50 million. Ann Patterson never stopped her suspicious meetings with MB leaders, specially Khairat El Shater though he doesn’t have any formal position.

    Second, you said, “The Muslim Brotherhood’s violent past was ugly, but terrorism is not the ultimate offense in the Muslim world”. Really? Says who? What’s happening in Egypt now is a real war against terrorism, just like the one we had in the 90’s. Morsi and other MB leaders are being tried now for provoking violence and terrorism. Their trial for Treason hasn’t started yet. Still needds more investigation.
    Anyway, thank you for this article. This is one of a very few that show the real picture.