President Obama’s Big Diplomatic Test – Egypt
It is clear that the Obama Administration is facing a big diplomatic test in dealing with the fast developing situation in Egypt. On one side is the Obama Administration’s interest of promoting freedom and democracy for the people of Egypt. On the other side is the national security interest of maintaining a strong pro-Western U.S. ally in the Global War on Terror in Egypt. These are very difficult interests to balance. | Read More »
We all are created with the desire for liberty and that desire coupled with poverty and hunger are being exploited by American and Israel hating forces, such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. I do believe there are a lot of naive and desperate protesters on the streets of Egypt. I just don’t think it was them who kindled the fire. They are more like | Read More »
Who is This Man?
I was so touched by our president lecturing Mubarak, dictator of Egypt, about “listening” to the people’s grievances, as protesters demonstrate against their government, demanding Mubarak’s ouster. It is rather difficult to take this man seriously, since he has not been “listening” to the grievances of the American people against his policies, since he took office. I’m afraid there is little credibility in Mr. Obama’s | Read More »
Egypt and “fundamental rights” — Obama sinks to the occasion
From the time of our founding there has always been a disconnect between what we as a nation understand fundamental freedoms of speech, press, assembly and religion to be and how other nations and governments see them. In today’s world that disconnect presents in sharp relief in what the Obama administration has to say about the situation in Egypt. In his speech of January 28, | Read More »
Why Egypt Matters, And What America Must Learn From It
Rarely do I criticize American foreign policy. In fact over the years I’ve found myself becoming more and more hawkish when it comes to some of the questionable characters out there on the world stage. But the recent events in the Middle East namely Egypt have allowed for me to once again take the more controversial road with this simple question of why? As we | Read More »
No Internet – Courtesy of Uncle Sam?
“Egypt has apparently done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major Internet economy: It unplugged itself entirely from the internet to try and silence dissent.”
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Hezbollah Lebanon PM Wants To Be Our Friends
How sweet. Hezbollah’s Puppet Lebanon PM wants to be our friend: Mikati met with U.S. Ambassador Maura Connelly just days after Washington warned that the formation of a government dominated by Hezbollah would mean changes in relations with Lebanon.
Goodness Gracious, those Damn Israelis are sending Sharks to kill enemies!!
Yes, if you are an enemy of the State of Israel and enjoy the scenic beaches and dipping your feet in the salty waves, change your travel plans. Seems Israel has taken to killing their enemies with the man eating shark they must have trained in a secret seaside bunker. Or at least this is what Egypt wants us to believe. An Egyptian official believes | Read More »
News from the peaceful nuclear world: Sudan and Egypt are go.
News from the ‘peaceful’ nuclear world: Sudan AND Egypt. First we have Sudan. You know them. The friendly folks who host all the fun in Darfur. Sudan Moves Forward On ‘Peaceful’ Nuclear Reactor. Sudanese leaders established a nuclear program in early 2010, according to state news agency SUNA, and they plan to build the country’s first nuclear power station in 2020. They say the program is | Read More »
Turkey Hits Iraq — US Not Leaving The ‘Stan ? — Egypt Provides Major Oil Spill AND A Big Surprise Too.
The first three things you’re about to see came in one at a time on the same news service and don’t fit anywhere on their own, but together, they fit everywhere. I was gonna let ’em be and off RedState. I really wasn’t in the mood to kick off another diary after dealing with all the Kyrgyzstan stuff the past few days. It’s the fourth | Read More »
Barack grants Osama’s Turkish wish, destabilizes Middle East (Steyn echo update]
*[Mark Steyn’s latest echoes much of Gamecock’s Turkey Rooster (not an oxymoron in this context) crowing but in the larger context of the end of “realist’s” beloved “stability”. – an excerpt and link at end of this column] I speak of the Islamic fundamentalists that inspire al Qaeda-like terrorist jihad and not the former shell of itself hiding in Pakistan, in President George W. Bush-commanded US | Read More »
I guess this is the jobs created or saved part of The Jihadist In Chief’s and his owners’ plans to destroy America and Israel.
Let’s continue on from where the last few administrations left off. But hey….. Now we’re on steroids and havin’ tons of fun……….. Thousands of tons of fun fun fun till his Blackberry daddy takes his Executive Order pen away. The first 2010 version of arms sales of high-tech flying and sailing toys, along with big and fast things to go with ’em that go boom. | Read More »
Obama avoided hard issues to curry favor
There is little doubt President Barack Obama gave a well-delivered speech to the Muslim world today. For that, he deserves credit. Where he ultimately failed was his avoidance of the tough issues. While his lofty rhetoric touched on some of the bones I am about to pick, it wasn’t specific enough to make a difference. Here is where he fell down and fell short: 1. | Read More »
So should Obama’s speech be written: Say what has been done
Will Obama passover the plague of terrorism in Egypt? Apologies for the tortured paraphrase of Rameses II oft repeated defiant commands in between plagues The God of Moses visited upon Egypt until Pharaoh let his people go in The Ten Commandments. But wouldn’t it be appropriate to recount the benevolence of America toward Egypt and much of the Muslim world in combating the plague of | Read More »
Oh Israel, Hast Thou Taken the Wooden Nickel?
After questions about Obamas support, or lack there of, of Israel he went there and in front of the press supported Israel’s right of defense and existence. Given his association withfriends of Hamas etc. and other anti-Israel associates like his friendand sometimes mentor Farrakhan it’s hard for me to believe he is on Israels side. During his campaign he fired Robert Malley for meeting with | Read More »