Charles Krauthammer Rips Barack Obama, The Bystander in Chief … On Egypt, ‘Obama the Bystander Again’ … People Trying to Bring Down and Islamist Govt and Obama Remains Neutral
What a difference a revolution makes. Why did President Barack Hussein Obama support the over throw of Egyptian President Mubarak; however, Obama remains neutral against the anti-American, Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi? Why is Obama not standing on the side of the people this time? Good grief, Morsi is hardly representing Democracy.
Charles Krauthammer shreds Barack Obama as the “bystander” in Chief :
As he did during Iran’s Green Revolution, President Obama is letting slip an opportunity to dislodge an Islamist regime that will oppose our interests in the Middle East and which ultimately seeks our destruction.
Speaking today in Tanzania, Obama suggested that because Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected democratically, the United States needs to sit on the sidelines as Egyptians take to the streets to try to save themselves from Islamism.
As Krauthammer notes, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are not democrats, and they have not acted democratically during their year in office. To say one must be neutral in a battle that could remove the Muslim Brotherhood because one is committed to democracy is to caricature democracy.
Show Down in Egypt, Will a Defiant President Mohamed Morsi Step Down or Will the Military Intervene on Behalf of the People
EGYPT IS ON ALERT …
The deadline is looming for Egypt President Mohamed Morsi to step down or face the ultimatum made by the Egyptian military. Millions of protesters have assembled in Cairo to protest Morsi and have called for his resignation. The military had given Morsi a 48 hour ultimatum to do the will of the people or they would intervene and do so. Now, just hours remain before the deadline. How will this show down end, peacefully or with violence?
President Morsi has refused to step down as he said that he is the country’s “guardian of legitimacy”. However, the Muslim Brotherhood had also stated they would not run a candidate for president, yet they did following the overthrow of Mubarak. However, much of the protests from the people comes from the disastrous situation that has risen since Morsi was elected to power.
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has rejected calls for his resignation, saying that he is Egypt’s “guardian of legitimacy” after three days of nationwide pro- and anti-government demonstrations, that have drawn millions to the streets.
His speech was a response to the protests, and to an ultimatum from Egypt’s military, which on Tuesday said it would issue a political “road map” unless Morsi resolved the crisis in 48 hours. Morsi had earlier dismissed the ultimatum, demanding in a message posted on Twitter that the army rescind it.
In his televised speech on Tuesday night, Morsi accused members of former president Hosni Mubarak’s regime of trying to topple his government and undermine the revolution.’
From The WAPO, Meanwhile, Abigail Hauslohner reports that the Egyptian police are more openly embracing the anti-Morsi protests.
Many more updates at Hot Air … Army has seized State TV.
President Barack Obama was so quick to side with the people against former president and United States ally Mubarak, but he is Switzerland and proclaims neutrality when it comes to the Egyptian people and the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi.
Oh that Obama Arab Spring …
Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi appears to have overplayed his hand. The Muslim Brotherhood newly elected president has played a dangerous game of power grab among the protests of thousands of protesters. Mursi was forced to leave the palace as all chaos broke loose. Sadly, Barack Obama has done and said nothing regarding the dictatorial seizure of power on the part of Mursi. But as we were told, the Muslim Brotherhood is moderate.
Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said.
Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi’s drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.
The crowds had gathered nearby in what organizers had dubbed “last warning” protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. “The people want the downfall of the regime,” the demonstrators chanted.
UPDATE I: It would appear that the protesters are none to happy with President Barack Obama either. One protester had a sign that is going to leave a mark. Hey Barack, how come you are not touting the Arab Spring still? How’s that Muslim Brotherhood working out for you Obama? Or is this what you had in mind all along?
Pic Hat Tip: Doug Ross
Obama Fails as Commander in Chief … Bloomberg National Poll Has Romney Ahead of Obama on Terrorism, 48% to 42% Following Benghazi-gate
LOST IN SMALLNESS, THE FOREIGN POLICY EDITION: Following the terror attacks on the Libyan Consulate on the 11th anniversary of 9-11 and the continued unrest in the Middle East, don’t look now but Romney has taken the lead in the polls on terrorism. America needed a leader and instead they got a politician and a “Campaigner” in Chief.
America needed a leader, they got a joke instead
According to a recent Bloomberg poll, Romney now leads Obama 48% to 42% on terror. Obama’s poll numbers on terror had strictly been driven off the death of Bin Laden and drone attacks. However, that was before the debacle of Libya and the subsequent attempt to play politics and cover it up. Benghazi-gate probably has much to do with this. Barack Obama and his Administration have much explaining to do to Congress and the American as to why there was not more security at US embassies in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9-11 and why Obama and his minion mouth pieces blamed a movie trailer on YouTube for the attacks and murder of the US Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. Even after they reportedly knew that it was a terror attack, they still blamed the trailer insulting the intelligence of everyone and the memory of those murdered. President Obama had a chance to act Presidential and be a leader, instead he decided to be the “Campaigner” in Chief instead, played politics and did a “Watergate” cover up of what really happened in Libya. Shameful.
The foreign-policy results of the new Bloomberg National Poll haven’t gotten much attention yet, but the survey contains some bad news for the Obama campaign. According to the poll, Mitt Romney has a 48-42 advantage over Barack Obama on the question of which candidate would be tougher on terrorism. Romney, in other words, has encroached on one of Obama’s signature strengths.
The Eye Candy in Chief … The Seriousness of President Barack Obama: “I’ve Been Told I’m Just Eye Candy” … as the Middle East Burns & Millions of Americans are Unemployed
THE EYE CANDY IN CHIEF: AMERICA, WAKE UP … THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT FOUR MORE YEARS OF … KIM KARDASHIAN AS PRESIDENT?
The frivolity of Barack Obama … “The View” is more important than dealing with US issues? Partying with celebrities is more important than dealing with America’s pain?
Millions of Americans are unemployed, the US has had 43+ months if unemployment over 8%, 53% of college grads are under employed or unemployed, the federal debt is $16 trillion and counting, the Middle East is on fire, Iran is about to go nuclear, Obama refuses to meet with the Israeli PM Netanyahu, but … the President of the United States, the leader of behind of the free world Barack Hussein Obama had time in his busy schedule to go on “The View”.
The Eye Candy in Chief
While on “The View” Barack Hussein Obama actually said the following, “I’ve Been Told I’m Just Eye Candy”. Good grief. As reported at Weasel Zippers, Chrissy Matthews was nodding his head in agreement and got yet another thrill up his leg.
President Barack Obama on Monday sought to woo women voters at a taping of the daytime talk show “The View,” by flirting with his wife and bearing gifts for the hosts, but he could not escape tough questions on the economy that have dominated the election.
When host and veteran journalist Barbara Walters kidded Michelle Obama about bringing the president as her “date,” Obama quipped, “I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here.”
Priorities. What else would we expect from Barack Hussein Obama, who opted to go to a Las Vegas, Nevada fundraiser and campaign for president rather than being the President on the day America learned that Libyan Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were killed? Leadership? This President is more concerned with his celebrity of the Presidency than he is actually doing the job as President. America cannot afford another 4 years.
Posted September 25, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Obama Official Matthew Olsen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Says Benghazi Killings was a terrorist attack
The gig is up for the Obama spin machine and this Obama foreign policy debacle …
Finally after eight days of denial and insulting the intelligence of Americans and spinning the truth of what happened, an Obama official admits that the attacks on the Benghazi consulate and the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans was the results of a terrorist attack. Even the Obama spin machine could not cover this travesty up. After shamelessly stating that the attacks were a result of an anti-Mohammad video trailer of a movie no one has seen, the lie is over. Four dead and an American Ambassador to Libya murdered, sodomized and dragged through the streets on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. This Administration is going to have a hard time explaining to total and complete security failure.
The Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was in fact “a terrorist attack” and the U.S. government has indications that members of al Qaeda were directly involved, a top Obama administration official said Wednesday morning.
“I would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy,” Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in response to questioning from Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-CT) about the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
As for who was responsible, Olsen said it appears there were attackers from a number of different militant groups that operate in and around Benghazi, and said there are already signs of al Qaeda involvement.
“We are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al Qaeda or al Qaeda’s affiliates; in particular, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” he said.
However, after previously spinning the obvious that the Benghazi attacks were terror related, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to say that security was adequate at the Libyan consulate in Benghazi. Carney was rather silent on blaming the video for the attacks. The gig is up and this foreign policy fiasco will have major ramifications. No wonder Sec, of State Hillary Clinton was no where to be found on the Sunday talk shows this past weekend.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today declined to say that security was adequate at the Libyan consulate in Benghazi during that the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya last week on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, saying the matter is being studied.
Asked by Ed Henry of Fox News is there was sufficient security at the consulate, Carney replied, “I am simply saying that this is a matter under investigation.”
Carney added, however, that there were steps “taken both seen and unseen in advance in preparation for times like 9/11.”
Posted September 19, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Can You Say President Jimmy Carter II?
President Barack Obama’s foreign policy approval ratings drop significantly following the continued Middle East protests and deadly attack in Libya that saw the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans on the a11th anniversary of 9-11. even with a skewed sampling of +5D, the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday found the president’s foreign policy approval among registered voters at 49%, down from 54%. Even worse, the fall among Independents went from 53% in August to 41%.
The first opinion poll to be conducted after last week’s deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya and a spate of anti-American protests across the Muslim world has recorded a five-point drop in approval for President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday found the president’s foreign policy approval among registered voters at 49 percent, down from 54 percent one month earlier.
“The fall was steeper among independents, going from 53 percent in August to 41 percent,” NBC reported.
Is it any wonder why the Obama White House and their minions are trying to claim that the attacks were spontaneous and not a premeditated terror attack. The Obama White House would rather blame a movie trailer of a movie no one has seen, rather than take responsibility for their failed foreign Middle East policy and the fact that they ignored advance warnings and had little to no security on the anniversary of 9-11, of all days.
Rut-Roh, what is the liberal MSM to do? Their failed narrative to make the protests be all about Romney’s condemnation of Obama rather than Obama doing his job has failed. The MSM all but declared Romney’s chances over. Not so fast … Maybe, just maybe there is hope and Americans are outraged at the lack of response and the lack of responsibility from Obama in the wake of the protests and murders. All the while he just continues to campaign and fund raise as Americans are dead.
Posted September 19, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) Discusses UN Ambassador Rice Comments of Spontaneous Libya Attack … “Asinine, Naive, Inept, Incompetent and Borderline Ignorant” … a Jimmy Carter Moment?
OBAMA’S FOLKS, SPINNING AS FAST AS THEY CAN … ONCE AGAIN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN POLICIES.
You Spin Me Round – the “unofficial” official music video of reelect Obama/Biden 2012
Just another reason why we love Col. Allen West, he calls it like he see it … “well, they are outright distorting the truth and with the help of the complicit main stream media, this can be an incredible Jimmy Carter moment for President Obama.”
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) spoke out on the comments, spinning and outright distortion of the facts by UN Ambassador Rice and the Obama minions who have developed the meme that the attacks and murders of Amb. Stevens and three Americans was a spontaneous act and not premeditated, even though all signs and evidence point to the contrary.
What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet,” Rice said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.”
“The best information and the best assessment we have today is that this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack,”
Col. Allen West was asked by Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Fox News ‘Judge Jeanine’, Alright Congressman, you heard it. White House spinning. This is the video we hear from the President of Libya that this was not about a video. What say you?
Rep. Allen West responded, “Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind; asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant.”
Partial transcript from the Gateway Pundit:
Rep. Allen West: Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind: asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant because when you understand that the Egyptian government, there intelligence services, put out a letter talking about potential threat of attacks, uprisings about a week before this. It was even printed in the Jerusalem Post on 9-11… For Susan Rice to say this was not a well coordinated attack, first of all, I’d have to ask her what is her line of expertise in understanding what a well coordinated attack is. Because this was not happenstance. It was not coincidence. It was well planned. Well coordinated. And the President there in Libya confirms it.
Powerline adds an important little factoid that disproves Ambassador Rice and makes her comments pretty much foolish and mere spin.The investigation she is referring to has not even been able to get off the ground.
The investigation to which Rice refers seems not to have gotten far off the ground; the FBI has reportedly been unable even to enter Libya. Among recent news reports that suggest this story won’t stand is this CNN story, currently linked on Drudge:
President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech is coming home to roost and like clockwork, he refuses to take responsibility. Even though the United States was warned 3 days in advance, there were warnings in the Jerusalem Post, there were four prior attacks in Benghazi and the attack was on all days, the anniversary of 9-11. Obama has been seen to be weak on domestic policy, they last thing that Obama can stand is to be seen weak, wrong and naive and clueless on foreign policy.
Posted September 17, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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How Naive Does Obama’s 2007 Words Look Now in Retrospect? … The Day I’m Inaugurated Muslim Hostility Will Ease … “the World Will Look at America Differently”
Maybe Samuel L. Jackson was partially correct ... AMERICA, ITS TIME TO WAKE THE F@CK UP. The voting for Obama part, not so much. Ask yourself America, do you think the hostilities have eased since Obama became President? How that Radical Muslin “Hopey-Changey” stuff working u for you?
On New Hampshire Public Radio on November 27, 2007 , Barack Hussein Obama stated that he was uniquely qualified to bring stability to America’s relationships in the Muslim world because he lived in an Islamic country during his youth and his half-sister is Muslim. Wow, Obama actually believed that the relationship between the Middle East and America was going to change because he was Barack “Hussein” Obama. Really? Sadly, an asleep at the wheel America bought this BS and elected him in 2008. Even more pathetic is Obama may actually believe his own BS.
click on pic for audio of Obama’s comments
Hat Tip: Breitbart.com
So what do you think now America? The Arab Street hates America just as much as they ever have and the Middle East is on fire. Once again Obama has failed, this time on foreign policy. It pretty much shows just how naive and Pollyannaish Barack Obama really is and was. Obama stated that on the day he is inaugurated Muslim hostility will ease. Once again we might ask, America, is the Muslin hostility better off today than it was four years ago? Picture from the AP of Protesters torch an effigy of Barack Obama in Afghanistan.
Yup, things look so much better under Barack Obama and his inner knowledge of being a Muslim.
Ambassador Stevens be dragged thru the streets after his death (Al Ahram)
Obama’s arrogance is amazing, the world will look at America differently because of him. UNREAL.
In a post 9-11 world, is the Obama Administrating operating as if it is September 10, 2001?
Four Americans, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Snowden Woods and Glen Doherty, were murdered in Libya on 9-11 at the US Consulate in Benghazi. The haunting and heinous pictures at the Daily Mail show that these Americans heroes were dragged to their death. Now we learn the following, 3 days before the attacks on the US Consulate, local Libyan officials warned the United States of the situation in Libya and the deteriorating security in Benghazi.
Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.
He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.
“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area.
Check out Powerline, how could the US have been so ill prepared? And we are supposed to believe that Obama is great on foreign policy and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is the end all be all?
” … the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. Moreover, the full story of the attack on the Benghazi consulate is much worse than we have been told…”
Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm.
According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.