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As Secretary Clinton and her special envoy Frank Wisner repeatedly called for an orderly transition that would include President Mubarak remaining in office for at least a period of time, Obama and his team studiously sought to undermine the State Department stance.
The Times states that Mr. Obama "was furious" about Clinton's and Wisner's statements, "as Mr. Obama was demanding that change in Egypt begin right away."
Mr. Obama was furious, and it did not help that his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Wisner’s key backer, was publicly warning that any credible transition would take time — even as Mr. Obama was demanding that change in Egypt begin right away.
Seething about coverage that made it look as if the administration were protecting a dictator and ignoring the pleas of the youths of Cairo, the president “made it clear that this was not the message we should be delivering,” said one official who was present. He told Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to take a hard line with his Egyptian counterpart, and he pushed Senator John Kerry to counter the message from Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Wisner when he appeared on a Sunday talk show the next day.
The trouble in sending a clear message was another example of how divided Mr. Obama’s foreign policy team remains.
Rahm & Hillary! Never Waste A Good Crisis; Hegelian Dialectic & Karl Marx, Management By Crisis!!
Originally posted by burntheships
What is the Hegelian Dialectic? Simply put, it is a dialogue between two people that hold different ideas, each one wishing to persuade the other. The presupposition of a dialectical argument is that the participants share at least some meanings and principles of inference in common, even if they do not agree. The Hegelian dialectic can be uses as framework for manipulating the masses into accepting a predetermined solution. In short the Hegelian dialectic is:
First, create or focus in on a problem of gargantuan proportions.
Second, stir up anger, and or hype by all means, using all forms of media.
Third, when people hysterically or angrily demand a solution – the solution offered will take away rights, cost considerable money, remove existing power from the people and give more power to law makers, or governing body.
President Obama's White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel echoed the Hegelian dialectic less than ten days after Obama was elected president. Emanuel said “You never want to let a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before” Emanuel was echoing the Hegelian dialectic; named after one of the fathers of the enlightenment, Georg Hegel. Students of Karl Marx call it “management by crisis”...
Hillary Clinton “Never Waste a Good Crisis”
Rahm Emanuel “You never want to waste a serious crisis”
Robert Gibbs “never waste a good crisis”
This is just an attempt to cover the real stance of the US government, which is SUPPORTING DICTATORS around the world.
Originally posted by wayno
Wrong. Your bias in the matter is obvious.
Frank Wisner: Paid Rep. for Egyptian Government and leading “commercial families in Egypt”
According to the website of Patton Boggs, which US Envoy to Egypt Frank Wisner is currently working for, the firm has represented and currently represents the State of Egypt and their cronies.
Relevant links are here and here.
Patton Boggs has been active in Egypt for 20 years. We have advised the Egyptian military, the Egyptian Economic Development Agency, and have handled arbitrations and litigation on the government’s behalf in Europe and the US. Our attorneys also represent some of the leading Egyptian commercial families and their companies, and we have been involved in oil and gas and telecommunications infrastructure projects on their behalf. One of our partners also served as the Chairman of the US-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, promoting foreign direct investment into targeted sectors of the Egyptian economy. We have also handled negotiation of offset agreements and managed contractor disputes in military sales agreements arising under the US Foreign Military Sales Act.
UPDATE: Wisner on Board of Commercial Int. Bank Of Egypt
Ambassador Frank G. Winser serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board at Commercial International Bank (Egypt). He is the international affairs advisor to Patton Boggs LLP, a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation.
Originally posted by alaskan
Hillary's playing the bad guy everyone loves to hate. Obama's our hero.
everybody stand and cheer
now shut up and sit down