posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:53 AM
All is not well in the world of U.S. Diplomacy it would seem. This thread isn't meant to rehash or take away from an excellent thread another member
has for the ongoing military overthrow of the national leadership in Egypt. This thread is to note the U.S. position in it for WHY people are pissed
off at America and at the American Ambassador and Embassy itself, in particular.
I had no idea myself that she'd actually SAID this. What a tone deaf moron! Sometimes...it really is better to say nothing and simply allow the
people to think you may be a blithering idiot than to open your mouth and remove all remaining doubt. She should have learned from that old saying,
The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson's June 18 speech discouraging street protests has come to symbolize the
administration's inability to recognize the potency of Egypt's liberal opposition. "Some say that street action will produce better results than
elections," Patterson said. "To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical."
Now, with the Egyptian military's 48-hour deadline for Morsy to yield to protesters demands passed, observers fear the outbreak of widespread
violence between Morsy's Islamist supporters and moderate critics, and many wonder if the U.S. could've taken a harder line on the Brotherhood
during its 10-month rule.
Now HOW could the US have taken a harder line on the Muslim Brotherhood? They've been guests to the White House and have sympathizers among the
President's closest advisers (Jarret is one of them). They couldn't have come out against the Brotherhood anymore than they could have come out
against Democrats at this point.
THIS is what happens when a major nation takes SIDES in a civil war. Things don't always go well and when the favored side loses? The nation who
backed them is lower than dog crap on a kitchen floor to those who won. This is why the U.S. SHOULD NEVER be taking sides on internal matters of other
"As opposition to Morsy coalesced around the Tamarod movement, the Obama administration missed the opportunity to support its efforts and further
the vital interests of the United States without firing a shot," Cruz wrote in a Wednesday article for FP. "Instead, the sole priority seems to be
to defuse the situation and preserve the status quo. Ambassador Patterson has assumed the leading role in implementing this policy, meeting with
members of the opposition not to encourage them to pursue a true secular democracy in Egypt but to try to persuade them to tone things down."
Yes.... Priority is to maintain the status quo... Where have we heard that before? OH YES! Now I recall... It happened in Iran, too.
Sadly, for ten days, Obama could not muster even a rebuke. When the crisis deepened and political pressure forced him to take a stand, the
criticism he delivered was followed with an immediate concession of Iran’s sovereignty and a promise not to meddle in its internal affairs. While
men and women were being brutalized and gunned down in the streets, the message sent by this administration is that there were “irregularities” in
the election process, which needed to be investigated.
Obama Killed the Iran Election Protests
It's not that we have a President who is afraid to screw up other people's nations. Oh heck no. He's a master at that. It's that he chooses which
ones to screw with, so selectively, the world has come to hate him for it. Well, I can understand that...so have I, in many ways.