Does Obama Support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?

The U.S. says its not taking sides, but Egyptians see evidence that they are

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's toppled president Mohamed Morsi demonstrate against the ouster of the former Islamist leader in Cairo, on Friday.

There seems to be something of a disconnect between who Egyptians think America is supporting, and who America actually is supporting in Cairo. In the U.S., story after story has been written about how the Obama Administration has bent over backwards not to call this latest change in government a “coup” and has been relatively muted in its reaction to the deaths of so many civilians – upwards of 1,000 in the last week alone.

Yet Egyptians remain convinced that President Obama is backing the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi. At a lunch at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence on Thursday, Dr. Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, bluntly warned a small gathering of journalists and policy wonks that he fears, “America is losing Egypt…There is a very strong perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are against other parties,” he said.

The perception began even before the Egyptians elected Morsi, Abou el-Ghar said, when Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP presidential nominee, met with members of the Muslin Brotherhood in February 2012 but not representatives from competing parties. The headlines were: U.S. Warms to the Muslim Brotherhood. It was furthered when U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson criticized Egypt’s military for interfering in July when opponents deposed Morsi. That view has become more widespread since, with the Pentagon’s decision to defer delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt and the Administration’s review of aid to Cairo.

The latest evidence of Obama’s purported proclivity towards the Brotherhood came in Thursday’s State Department briefing, which has made headlines in Egypt. In it, spokesman Jen Psaki says that the choice to detain of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is an “internal Egyptian legal matter,” but in the next breath calls for the release of Morsi, who is accused of many serious crimes. Egyptians took this as further evidence that America is intervening on behalf of the Brotherhood still:

QUESTION:  Do you have any comment on the release of former President Mubarak?

MS. PSAKI:  Well, as we have long said, with respect to the Mubarak trial and decisions made, this is an internal Egyptian legal matter, that it’s working its way through the Egyptian legal system. Beyond that, I don’t have more for you. I refer you to the Egyptian Government.

QUESTION:  Okay. So you have no feeling, no comment on the fact that the elected president, Morsi, is in prison and the former president who was accused of heinous crimes is actually out?

MS. PSAKI:  Well, we’ve spoken – and I know you and I even spoke about this just yesterday.

QUESTION:  Now that it has happened, I mean –

MS. PSAKI:  Well, our position on Mr. Morsi remains the same.  We believe there should be a process for his release.  We’ve spoken frequently about our concerns about arbitrary arrests. And certainly, in order to have an inclusive process moving forward, an inclusive political process, we believe all parties need to have the opportunity to participate. It’s hard to do that when there are several members of one being detained.

Clearly, Obama doesn’t support the Brotherhood over the interim government. I’d argue he probably doesn’t support the interim government over the Brotherhood, either. Obama has said time and again that only the Egyptians can decide their future. But he may want to make it clear to Egyptians that he has no ulterior motives here and no secret preferences.

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sda53
sda53

Yossef Bodansky’s sources reveal that on August 13 and 14, there was a high-level meeting in Turkey that included the al-Qaeda Syrian rebels, along with U.S., Turkish, and Qatari officials, in which the Obama regime planned a bombing campaign after a “war-changing” moment that was set to occur within days.

This “war changing” moment, of course turned out to be the gassing of 1429 people, including hundreds of children, to be blamed on Bashar al-Assad.

The plan, according to Bodansky—before public opinion stopped Obama’s illegal war in its tracks—was for the U.S. to engage in a massive bombing campaign beginning August 29. While Obama was bombing Syria into oblivion, the Syrian rebels were to take over al-Assad’s strongholds, bolstered with a huge influx of weapons.

According to Bodansky, a staggering 1000 tons of weapons were distributed to the Syrian rebels in the hours after the false flag chemical weapons attack on August 21, including thousands of shoulder-fired missiles, capable of taking down a commercial airliner.

And who was organizing this massive weapons distribution, according to Bodansky’s sources? Our own CIA.

Did Barack Obama, the leader of the free world, in fact order the murder of hundreds of innocents in order to draw us into a war with Syria, which more than likely would be the beginning of World War III?

It appears that way.

It was revealed through a huge document dump from a hacker based in Malaysia that the UK-based defense contractor Britam—really a black ops front—was approached about transferring  chemicals weapons to the Syrian rebels, as part of a plot to blame Assad after a chemical weapons attack. The Russians, after the attack,  were to be blamed for delivering the chemical weapons, with faked videos of Russians delivering the cargo.

The plan was “approved by Washington” per revealed documents. Yes, that means Barack Obama was in on it.

Among the hacked Britam documents were copies of passports of the mercenaries who planned on making the chemical weapons transfer to the rebels, along with an email between Britam director David Goulding and the company’s founder, Philip Doughty.

According to the email:

Phil, We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington. We’ll have to deliver a CW [chemical weapon] to Homs [city in western Syria], a Soviet origin g-shell [gas shell] from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion? Kind regards, David.

If all of this is true—and every day more evidence comes to light substantiating it—Barack Hussein Obama conspired to murder hundreds of innocents, including children, in order to draw the United States into a war with Syria, and eventually Russia, China and Iran. That Barack Hussein Obama is working with the enemy—al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that murdered thousands of Americans on 9/11. That Barack Hussein Obama is a traitor to the United States.

true_value
true_value

 Morsi mocked Egypt resources for making a terrorist state threatening other countries .our army foiled the attempt and save the whole world of terrorism..So, all Egyptian people wonder why Mr. President Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood against the army


Ronnie_Matrix
Ronnie_Matrix

@TIME @TIMEPolitics The moslem brotherhood failed to govern the country according to the constitution. Egypt is better off without them.

ChinGao
ChinGao

Egypt free press on the loose

SheinAriely
SheinAriely

Neither Obama, EU leaders should support the Muslim brotherhood .

Imagine that the German Nazi (DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED) party was outlawed and party members arrested because their ideology in 1934.
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Democracy without boundaries may lead to power taking by extreme dangerous ideologies with the agenda of imposing by force antidemocratic violent and oppressing ideology worldwide.
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Muslim Brotherhood (MB) agenda
Examples:

1:" The beginnings of all of the religious terrorism that we are witnessing today were in the MB ideology"
Kuweit Minister, Al-Ruba'I

2: “Their work in America is a grand Jihad in eliminating,destroying Western civilization from within"
Federal court documents on the trial of the Holy Land Foundation of the MB.

4:" A Muslim can come closer to Allah by jihad against all non-Muslims,Christians,Jews, atheists, in every possible manner""
Ahmad 'Abd MB leader

7:" Waging jihad against infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded"
Said by MB head leader Mohammed Badie

8:"Hitler didn’t finish the job- The Muslims will finish the Job"
MB leader speech in Cairo broadcasted by BBC.

true_value
true_value

What's the truth 

Did Mr. President Obama  pay 8 billion dollars for MB in order to give 40% of Sinai to Hamas and that's why he insists to support terrorist MB 


http://youtu.be/ouDbqe_Ed1Q

garyede7
garyede7

What Obama says and what he really believes are clearly two different matters. His support for the MB is far greater than he dares admit to publicly. The fact is that in Egypt O got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Morsi and his people are not "secular", never have been and never will be. Perhaps we should ask ourselves just what is going on here?

NagiaSammakia
NagiaSammakia

There's an excellent YOUTUBE VIDEO called EGYPT SAVE WORLD FROM TERRORISTS and it's about the armed muslim brotherhood wanting to kill any opponent and destriy the pyramids. Most importantly they were burning the churches and defacing the cross, besides burning homes belonging to Christians in Egypt.

mjkiprakis@gmail.com
mjkiprakis@gmail.com

Our government better look hard and long at the problems in Egypt.  They can't have it both ways.  The MB was under ground for many years and should have stayed there.  They have made a really mess of a county that was all ready a mess.  Looks like they were better under the old president Hosni, at least there was security for the people.  Obama step up and do what's right.

Transformer00000001
Transformer00000001

@SpikeLee - No, he's Green dip stick!

Google News search: Obama's brother Muslim Brotherhood  

Google search: Malik Obama Muslim brotherhood

Google News search: Saad al-Shater

...You'll find all you need to know - foreign press is running with this. %&# is fix'n to hit the Obozo fan!

==> http://inserbia.info/news/2013/08/sources-claim-to-have-evidence-that-might-send-us-president-to-prison-report/

==> http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/obamas-brother-linked-to-muslim-brotherhood/

==> http://shoebat.com/2013/05/21/explosive-islamic-extremism-and-sex-slaves-courtesy-of-the-irs/

==> http://shoebat.com/2013/05/23/prweb-censors-shoebat-rejects-press-release-implicating-irs-lois-lerner-in-aiding-obamas-wahhabist-fundraising-empire/

==> http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/muslim-brotherhood-claim-weve-got-goods-on-obama/

==> http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/new_docs_reveal_how_doj_kowtows_to_muslim_brotherhood.html

Obozo has a deviant global radical Islamic agenda. And the infamous Nazi IRS thug Lois Lerner as well, has her hands all over this...

The Obozo terror admin is covertly and fully behind the Brotherhood. As well, the demise of "freedom" and freedom loving people not only in the Middle East, but the U.S. as well.

The "Devil" is in Obozo's details...

johnnorton7
johnnorton7

@debsinger2 0bama is,the jihadi in chief,he uses the WH as a mosque...as a commo centeral... !!!-)

fltscorch
fltscorch

@Roy__Rogers Seems like obama is always on the wrong side of the fence when AMERICAS interests are involved.

RyanStoots
RyanStoots

Obama met with the MB at the white house, did he not? 

joefactopinion
joefactopinion

President Obama's brother Malik Obama is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood. 


KennethGlennKoons
KennethGlennKoons

One wonders in the WH, if in secrecy, Obama was hoping Hasan would get off??????

israel4911
israel4911

@AACONS We need to get him a flea and tick collar. Because when you lay down with dogs. You get up with fleas.

rhendrickson
rhendrickson

Time and its writers continue their pattern of outright Dementocrat sycophancy, claiming they see no ObeyMe favoritism to the Muslim Brotherhood.  Only a fellow ObeyMe Tools could possibly agree.  It was touchingly honest that you at least admitted to this possibility by interviewing actual Egyptians who see what ObeyMe is doing.

KennethGlennKoons
KennethGlennKoons

Would anybody trust this Quisling Putin on the Potomac if you were supposedly a friend? Israel, Britain, Egypt's secularists?  He is not to be trusted to even protect American lives as we saw at Benghazi. BIBI would be a better Prez of the USA than this naif in the WH. And yes, he does favor the Islamists and has in all the states in which America has shed blood. He was forced to kill OBL when intel from the W years found that rat.Bama is simply an anti- American so called American who thinks America should be driven down a peg or two. And he has done it.

MarkStuber
MarkStuber

re: "Clearly, Obama doesn’t support the Brotherhood over the interim government"  I'm not so sure, myself.  I don't blame the Egyptions for feeling that way.

MDABE80
MDABE80

Community organizers susually don't do well in international relations. More incompetentcy....and a good deal of malignancy when it come to the US. I do not know why America doesn't see this Obama for what he is. My God......the US was tricked into re-electing him. All he knows is his own ideas on socials justice......and that's all he's ever going to focus on. Small minded myopic man who's been over his head from Day 1. Thanks to the media. Obama's "hustle" is becoming clear. ANd the US suffers for it.

RiverRoads
RiverRoads

@willpeet no, prattle is what keeps sheep like you comatose. Screw egypt . It's islam and all it's entities, but go back to bed fool

fadymnet66
fadymnet66

really ?? are you kidding ?? hey go what about what Tantawi and Annan did in 2011 and 2012 ?? arent them the ones who left the borders of the country opened for the terrorists and weapons to enter Sinai ?? arent they the ones who allowed the MB, gamaa islamiya, radical salafis to form their parties and run in the elections ?? arent they the ones who allowed Morsi to run and becomes a president ?? arent they the ones who left the israeli embassy torched by the radical muslims ?? arent they the ones who refused to arrest the qaeda terrorists in the Abbasiya protests in front of the defense ministry in march 2012 ?? the military council under Tantawi, Annan, and Sisi of course, supported terrorism more than the MB and Morsi did !!!!! note, i voted for Shafik and supported Morsi ouster, but the truth must be told !!!! dont blame America, it is our army, people, media are the ones who brought Morsi to power, no one else !!!!

ChinGao
ChinGao

@SpikeLee John MaCain met the MB and nobody is saying nothing, why?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@rhendrickson Are Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and John McCain Democrats as well? They seem to be the loudest voices for cutting funding to the Egyptian Military.

ahandout
ahandout

@DiverGuy1960 @MattMan_IWS @AACONS  Thank you for that.  Can you ask him if the election of Morsi was rigged by the MB?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@MarkStuber Did you ever stop and think he may not want to give legitimacy to a military coup? Funny how Rand Paul, John McCain and Lindsey Graham have asked for funding to the Egyptian military to be cut, as a result of their actions, and yet its Obama that you claim is a Brotherhood supporter.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@MDABE80 Did Bush do well in international relations? You remember when at the last G-8 summit not one world leaded would shake his hand.

youssica
youssica

@RiverRoads @willpeet @RiverRoads @willpeet Egypt doesn't support the MB, but Obama does. Get your facts right before you talk about something you don't know! Ignorant people like you shouldn't comment on political situations. Especially when the only word that you could come up with in serious times is Screw. Next time you comment, think of something smart to say. Egypt are against the Muslim Brotherhood, but Obama is assisting them. Also, let's not forget that Obama was once a Muslim! This is not your place to comment on a religion such as Islam.

ClydeHudsonIII
ClydeHudsonIII

@mantisdragon91 @rhendrickson Rand wants to cut funding to everybody, and while McCain and Graham may not be democrats, that is a distinction without a difference. BTAIM Obama cutting funding to the Egyptian military is a fait accompli as reported by many sources, and thus does not mar his Muslim Brotherhood credentials

RyanStoots
RyanStoots

@mantisdragon91 @MDABE80 Bush has been out of office for over 5 years.........When Republicans tried to blame Clinton 1 year in, the media told them it wasn't a valid excuse because Clinton was no longer president. 


emmayu
emmayu

@mantisdragon91 @jschmidt @MDABE80 Bush only created the greatest war coalition in world history.  More countries sent troops and other aid to help Bush in Iraq than any other conflict EVER.

And the lies?  Yes, Bush was a victim, as we all were, of the years of lies by Bill Clinton and other top Democratic Party leaders about WMD in Iraq.  

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm

If he had said, "I think they're full of BS; I don't believe them" and then the U.S. suffered a WMD attack originating from Iraq, I'm SURE you would've been totally forgiving, right?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@jschmidt @mantisdragon91 @MDABE80 Except Saddam destroyed his. The UN inspectors told us as much and Bush pushed to invade any way. What is even more criminal is that none of them had any plan for what to do afterwards.

jschmidt
jschmidt

@mantisdragon91 @jschmidt @MDABE80  It is called politics and international politeness. All Obama has done is support the MB over Israel. And what difference does it make where the gas came from. It is a chemical weapon just like the ones used by Sadaam and then they weren't called WMDs.

jschmidt
jschmidt

@mantisdragon91 @jschmidt @MDABE80 Well it appears that some people are ready to invade Syria over the WMDs used there, sarin gas, which was also used in IRAQ. And what lies did Bush tell?  There was faulty intelligence on nuclear capabilities and I'm sure if the Democrats thought differently they could have never been tricked by the likes of Bush, who they deemed intellectually inferior to them. Instead they voted for every war and spending bill. And Bush backed our allies in Israel and Eastern Europe, both of which have been betrayed by Obama/. Of course, perhaps you are referring to Obama and Hillary's getting our ambassador in Libya killed and then covering up their part in it, or maybe giving into Putin, or letting Iraq and NK develop nuclear weapons as a foreign policy.