The Egypt crisis has shown us all one thing…Obama is incompetent


The past week has been a showcase of the most incompetent administration we have seen since Jimmy Carter. Day after day we have watched as this administration bumbled its way throughout the Egypt crisis. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing and this alone should scare the bejesus out of you.

Talking points galore, all wrong. From Mubarak must go, to Mubarak must stayfor awhile, to Mubarak is leaving today, to “I don’t know what the flying f*** is going on but we hope the protesters are safe”

Well, that last one isn’t a quote but you get my drift.

Hell, even Obama’s Director of National Intelligence has no clue about the world he lives in. He had the utter gall to suggest the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” group.



“Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”

They must of grown secular recently eh?

And here is Obama’s Press Secretary pretty much saying they don’t care if the Muslim Brotherhood comes into power. Yes, yes…we know it’s up to the Egyptian people but we are not going to act in our best interest? What the hell is our President supposed to do then if its not to protect this country and our interests?

I guess we can say they are consistent. How long has Obama, and his fellow leftists, been saying that the United States should stop being the world policeman? That we are just one country and no better than anyone else, nothing exceptional to see over here. Why should we act to protect ourselves and our interests? It’s the old arrogant American way that is at fault here you see.

What could go wrong with this line of thinking?


● President Carter’s U.N. ambassador, Andrew Young, called Khomeini “some kind of saint.”

● William Sullivan, the U.S. ambassador in Tehran, compared Khomeini to Gandhi.

● A State Department spokesman worried about the possibility of a military coup, saying that would be “most dangerous for U.S. interests. It would blow away the moderates and invite the majority to unite behind a radical faction.”

● On Feb. 12, 1979, Time magazine reported

. . . a sense of controlled optimism in Iran. . . . Iranians will surely insist that the revolution live up to its democratic aims. . . . Those who know [Khomeini] expect that eventually he will settle in the Shi’ite holy city of Qum and resume a life of teaching and prayer. It seems improbable that he would try to become a kind of Archbishop Makarios of Iran, directly holding the reins of power. Khomeini believes that Iran should become a parliamentary democracy, with several political parties.

● A New York Times editorial reassured readers that “moderate, progressive individuals” were advising Khomeini. The Times predicted the Ayatollah would provide “a desperately needed model of humane governance for a third-world country.”

Sound familiar?

Oh, I forgot to mention…Mubarak isn’t leaving. Instead he gave Obama the finger:

Will we all sit here and obey the Obama regime? Will we not once again, with honor stand up to our enemies? Will we not continue to stand for Egypt with honor?

Brothers, would you have me crawl away at the command of Obama? Would any of you crawl away like a dog that has been kicked? Would any of you bow down to the fools he has chosen to take our nation from us?

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Nostradamus #52 now you’re sounding like Nostradamus.”Revelations”? “The Apocalypse”
“Obama may be setting up the area for all out war.” Hope you’re wrong there.
What kind of year are the Fighting Irish gonna have in 2011?

Iconoclast: I think this sums up OUR feelings about Obama quite nicely.
I think F.A.’s should run it as a “Video of the Day.”.
Please enjoy “We The People!” You will feel very proud to be an American after you see this.
Over 9,500,000 hits can’t be wrong :

@richard wheeler: Hey! I’ve got my own problems! If my beloved Huskers of Nebraska do better than The Fighting Irish I’ll consider it a successful season. Heh!

@richard wheeler: I’m a former junior Army Officer. (1st Lt., 75th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Ft. Benning Ga.) so I pay attention to Battlefield Logistics.
Take a look at a map of the Middle East.
When we took Iraq, liberated Kuwait and took Afghanistan, Bush had Iran completely surrounded with the help of some Central Asian Nations. This is from 2002, like, right after 9/11 2001. Not an accident. By Bush, by design. .
But look at that same map with Israel in the center and a hostile Egypt. See what I see?
A completely surrounded Israel. Should Israel and Pakistan fall, you will then see a completely encircled American Forces. That’s why in a previous post I asked “Does anyone not seriously think what happened in Egypt could not also happen in Pakistan?”
(And Pakistan has Nukes, and “The Brothers” want them). And God help us if the same fate awaits Saudi Arabia, because then you can kiss our economy goodbye too. (Not that a closing of The Suez Canal wouldn’t screw things up pretty well).
Doom and gloom? No. Just a dose of reality when looking at the potential field of battle.
If I were President, I’d be getting pretty cozy with India right about now, and I’d be beefing up Israels Military capabilities, because I think they are about to get “The 3AM call.”

Hmmmmm: Iranian Tries to Walk Like an Egyptian

The BBC reports that “Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi has been put under house arrest.” His arrest was reported on his official website. “Mr Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, another opposition leader, had called for a rally on Monday to support the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.”

@richard wheeler: Also haven’t seen evidence of their (escaped prisoners), or M.B’s participation in protests.


From the Muslim Brotherhood’s own website

The MB along with other political factions continues its demands asserting that they will not back down till demands are respected and full democracy is attained and calls on everyone in power to step down and relinquish its tightened grip on power so that freedom and dignity are attained.

From the NYTs

Since the uprising began last week, the Brotherhood has taken part in the protests but shied away from a leadership role, though that appeared to change Sunday. Mohammed el-Beltagui, a key Brotherhood leader and former Parliament member, said an alliance of the protest’s more youthful leaders and older opposition figures had met again in an attempt to assemble a more unified front with a joint committee.

Wonder who was doin’ all the looting? Oh yeah… you’ll probably say pro Mubarak forces, right? Now what’s an escaped prisoner to do, with no cash, no transport? How about hang around with the masses and join those screaming for Mubarak to leave, of course.

Or perhaps you expect both the MB and escaped prisoners to be wearing tees and badges, identifying themselves just so you can be assured of their presence?

Still haven’t answered the question. Who but your supposed “pro democracy” movements would be getting into fire fights with jail security to help prisoners escape? What “pro Mubarak” person would attempt to assassinate his veep?

Really rich… your lofty dreams have clouded reality for you.

NOSTRADAMUS Would agree the map doesn’t favor Israel but that’s never stopped them before.I think that if Iranian people don’t take out their tyrant within 12 months a beefed up Israel with full allied support(surreptitiously) goes at em.I”ll make em 1-2 favorites to come out on top.
Irish and Huskers go 9-3 and meet in the Cotton Bowl.

Semper Fi Was Marine Corps Officer in late 60’s.

Damn Mata If you were with us in V.N. we might have won.For sure everyone would have believed we’d won. The violence generated by anti govt protestors was minimal compared to the killings of around 300 of the “peaceful demonstrators”.Many more were wounded and arrested.
Are you buying the Egyptian Govt.’s story vs. what Fox and CNN are reporting?

I’m not buying into the Egyptian govt’s story any more than I’m buying the feel good, horse manure they are peddling on CNN and FOX. The perpetrators of this “pro democracy” crap is a dewy eyed media who are clueless to Egyptian law, their electoral periods, their Constitution, and who some of these people are and what their agenda is. They just parrot off the latest soundbytes you dreamers like to hear, rich.

Fact is, there really isn’t any “good guy” side to this story. But only one side was a known long time US ally. That, apparently, no longer matters.

And just so you know that the talking points differ from the behind the scenes admin whispers, WaPo gives you a bit of insight today as the admin ponders life in the ME after Mubarak.

The Obama administration is already looking beyond Cairo, just as it quickly turned the page on Tunis after President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fled amid public protest a month ago, to the monarchies of Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

Senior U.S. officials say the economic stagnation, youthful populations and simmering political frustration in those kingdoms – echoes of Tunis and Cairo – may provide the spark for widespread political change that could usher out allies in favor of angry, anti-Western opposition movements. How to encourage the election of governments that are responsive to their electorates and to U.S. interests remains a challenge.

Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, said the administration had reached out by phone to officials across the Arab world in recent days to assure them that the United States intends “to keep its commitments.”

sorry… couldn’t resist… “commitments” like Obama’s, no nation needs!
Now back to our regular WaPo programming

“In addition to that message of reassurance, we’ve also been clear, publicly and privately, that the best antidote to protest is reform that opens up societies,” Rhodes said.

But a senior Republican member of Congress who has access to intelligence reports said U.S. spy agencies have seen recent indications that other Middle East leaders were dismayed by the United States’ treatment of Mubarak.

“The other countries are mad as hell, and they’re mad as hell at us,” said the lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter candidly.

And you really know you supported the wrong side when Jimmah Carter’s dancing with the street thugs in excitement. A truly special stab in the back since Mubarak was Egyptian veep when he brought Sadat and Israel together for that peace accord. With friends like Jimmah, who needs enemies, eh?

As to the death toll, HRW has it at 302, with 232 in Cairo… where the main protest was based. Injured were 750 police, and 1500 protestors. Most of these occurred over that two day period, from Jan 28-29th…. Heads up, rich… that was days before the infamous, conspiratorial pro-Mubarak types came into the square. Oops, can’t blame them. Had to have been clashes between those peace loving types and the police. And that death toll includes police, tho they have not separated the numbers between the two factions.

Even al Jazeera’s timeline notes your “pro democracy” demonstrators were pelting police with rocks and firebombs for days before those pro Mubarak groups showed up. When both a Cairo police officer and a protestor died, the big dust up occurred over two days, and was followed by the prisoners being let loose on the towns.

And it was on the 27th of Jan when several hundred bedouins and police exchange live gunfire. Wait… weren’t we told these peaceniks weren’t armed? How could they “exchange” fire?? OMG….

Oh, but that’s not violent, is it? Those armed police couldn’t have possibly be injured by all those freedom loving peaceniks now, could they? Pretty liberal of you to exempt firebombs and rocks, and ignore “exchanged” gunfire from “violence”, isn’t it?

So I don’t know what the heck news you think you’re buying, but I suggest you demand your money back, rich.

Sorry about VN. I was doing my own part, holding down the home front as a Navy wife, and a mother of a little military brat.

You kick ass, Rich Wheeler. I love your fighting spirit. Keep it up.

Thanks Tom I was becoming very disheartened what with Mata informing me Fox (had em on the last 2 days) had joined the lame stream media with the likes of CNN and MSNBC.What to do.What station is Rush on?

Don’t become disheartened. They might enjoy that. You might mention the masterful way Obama has handled this situation.

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Types of Delusional Disorder
There are different types of delusional disorder based on the main theme of the delusions experienced. The types of delusional disorder include:

Erotomanic: Someone with this type of delusional disorder believes that another person, often someone important or famous, is in love with him or her. The person might attempt to contact the object of the delusion, and stalking behavior is not uncommon.

Grandiose: A person with this type of delusional disorder has an over-inflated sense of worth, power, knowledge, or identity. The person might believe he or she has a great talent or has made an important discovery.

Jealous: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that his or her spouse or sexual partner is unfaithful.

Persecutory: People with this type of delusional disorder believe that they (or someone close to them) are being mistreated, or that someone is spying on them or planning to harm them. It is not uncommon for people with this type of delusional disorder to make repeated complaints to legal authorities.
Somatic: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that he or she has a physical defect or medical problem.

Mixed: People with this type of delusional disorder have two or more of the types of delusions listed above.

I’d say….mixed.

Last year, the U.S. gave Egypt $250 million in foreign aid and $1.55 billion in military aid. Has anyone heard whether the administration intends to continue with that? Anyone want to bet that The One promised the Egyptian military an increase?

@ Missy, from the Policy Statements from SOS, contradictory to say the least, the overall handling of the situation after King Abdullah called the POTUS’s bluff, I’d say that as the event evolved from day one, and from reliable sources “boots on the ground” variety, mismanagement, interference in a Nations Affairs by the Head of an Alleged “Allied Nation” and the denial after the fact marks a departure from protocol and normal diplomacy that is just plain off the tracks. It just got Further into the Weeds as it went along.

My sources of info are neither CNN, Fox or Al Jazeera. They are beyond the pale credible and “Who was Doing What to Who and When” was not subject to the Presenters bias or Censorship. I am solidly convinced at this point that the Command and Staffers resented the intrusion and meddling as well as the mixed messages through Diplo Channels but will exercise restraint and compassion for the Egyptian People regardless of Outsider Influences .

The Fact that the NIS Director made an @ss of himself before the House Intelligence Committee and the CIA Director got his “inside dope” from broadcast news is not amusing or flattering for Anyone that deals with Intel Products daily with genuine need to know. To the American Public it must have had the appearance of cheap amusement. Even the Pakistani SIS knows better than to play that dumb.

For those that had no genuine concerns or “Need to Know” it must have looked just peachy. Honestly, You cannot make up something this stupid and get away with it.

MataHarley: So what do you think about the reports of Mubarak having amassed a personal fortune of between $40-$70 Billion, while the U.S. was giving Egypt (over the past 30-years!) an average of $550 million per year in economic aid and $1.5 Billion in military aid?
Do the math! Mubarak, in effect, KEPT EVERY DIME!
I say this perfectly illustrates why, Allies or not, America should not fork over a single dime to any country ruled by a dictator. America should instead work toward overthrowing the bums. There is no transparency in Dictatorships, unlike a democracy where some measure of auditing and free press is available.

Note that many Tea Party members and other conservative members of Congress are calling for the drastic reduction or even elimination of foreign aid to such despotic regimes.

I think those figures I posted need to be repeatedly shouted out from the roof-tops until it sinks in to the heads of the rest of Congress.


@ Nostradamus, Rumor from Switzerland has it that Mubarak’s Accounts have been Flagged and Assets Frozen. Regardless, Tax Dollar spent on anything should bear scrutiny. Monies sent Overseas should be subject to audit. Worse yet is the US Contribution to the UN Programs over the years and the lack of Accountability from the UN. The shameless looting of the US Treasury will cease as in the near future it will be chock full of IOUs and lenders will avoid US Treasury Bonds like the Plague.

Another great travesty was the accumulation of Aid Funds by Ferdinand Marcos decades ago. Congress appropriates the Funds based upon a perceived need to retain Allies favor. It should be very obvious at this point that the US Taxpayer cannot afford such generosity without accountability.

Monies sent to Gaza for Humanitarian Aid is also very Suspect as well.


Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation
Radical Islam will be result of U.S. push for democracy, Mubarak told Israel’s Ben-Eliezer during a phone call on Thursday.
By Reuters

Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt’s president.

The legislator, former cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, said on TV Friday that he came away from the 20-minute conversation on Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized “it was the end of the Mubarak era”.

“He had very tough things to say about the United States,” said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.

“He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: ‘We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that’s the fate of the Middle East,'” Ben-Eliezer said.

“‘They may be talking about democracy but they don’t know what they’re talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'” he quoted Mubarak as saying.

U.S. support for pro-democracy elements in Iran has not led to regime change in the Islamic Republic, and Hamas, a group Washington considers to be a terrorist organization, won a 2006 Palestinian election promoted by the United States.

Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 after a coalition government it formed with Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas collapsed in a power struggle.

Ben-Eliezer said Mubarak expanded in the telephone call on “what he expects will happen in the Middle East after his fall”.

“He contended the snowball (of civil unrest) won’t stop in Egypt and it wouldn’t skip any Arab country in the Middle East and in the Gulf.

“He said ‘I won’t be surprised if in the future you see more extremism and radical Islam and more disturbances — dramatic changes and upheavals,” Ben-Eliezer added.

Egypt in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel and has backed U.S.-led efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of an Iran-style Islamist revolution in Egypt should Mubarak’s Muslim Brotherhood rivals eventually take over.

“He repeated the sentence, ‘I have been serving my country, Egypt, for 61 years. Do they want me to run away? I won’t run away. Do they want to throw me out? I won’t leave. If need be, I will be killed here,'” Ben-Eliezer said.

And Mubarak may have been exactly on target. Today there are reports that Yemen and Algeria are going up in flames, and in Iran a key opposition leader has been placed under house arrest.
This….in just 24-hours after Mubarak was deposed.

history is repeating itself. Will we ever learn?

We can all agree that Mubarak was a tyrant in the eyes of his people and deservedly so. And people here in the West cannot begin to imagine the hardships and travails of life in a country like Egypt or for that matter any Third World country, be it Egypt, Sudan or whatever. Too many of the citizens of the U.S., even if they were to look at it, are too busy whining about their own supposed problems to even consider what’s going on around the world. So be it. That’s what class warfare and the entitlement society have done to us.

However, as we look deeper into the Egyptian situation, we can see a rather disturbing pattern emerging. Listen to the talking heads of the MSM. Listen to the President and his out of touch administration, Hell, they can’t even get their stories straight. Hillary says one thing. Clapper says another. And the President openly welcomes the very element that can and will destroy Egypt and in turn put Israel and the West in dire straits. Of course I and many others will be called alarmists, racists or Anti-Muslim bigots for pointing this out, but it has to be said.

One only has to remember the Iran situation. Yes, the Shah as far as the people of Iran were concerned was a despot. As the people rallied there, the talking heads including our good buddy “lost in space Carter” went on and on about how the Ayatollah was in fact a moderate Muslim who would bring peace and open Democracy to the country. I distinctly remember the few brave souls who had done their homework and warned of the impending disaster that was coming. As it is now, they were branded as subversive or worse. The world sat back and we all know what has transpired since then.

As the Iran situation came to a head, the morons in the press and government here in the States put out the fallacy that the people of Iran, having grown use to the Freedoms they did have and their supposed love for all thing U.S. would in fact turn their back on radical Islamic fundamentalism and continue to embrace and expand the Western ideals to which they had grown accustomed to. Well, we all know how that worked out! Typical head in the sand gobbley goop from the West and presto!, an Islamic hell was born.

While one can hope the army there can keep the order and help transition to a free government, the chances of that happening in my view are slim at best. First, let’s take a look at the army. They have always been the power in Egypt since the overthrow of King Furuk. No secret there. Will they give up power?

As there is a vacuum in leadership right now can we assume the radical movements, those that any idiot can see are the best organized will in fact take their shots at power? You can bet your ass they will. The head of the Muslim Brotherhood is a known terrorist with a deep seated hatred for Israel. As we move forward, one has to assume they along with infiltrators from other radical Muslim states will do their best to install a Radical regime in Egypt.

It took about 30 days from the overthrow of the Shah, to the Ayatollah’s homecoming and then an almost instant plunge in radical Muslim horror that is now Iran. Is this what one wants for Egypt. And what about Israel? As we have a President who seems hell bent on hastening her destruction, will we come to the aid of Israel when the crap really hits the fan? If Egypt is taken over in the end by the radicals, will Israel survive? Hell, let’s not even go into the oil situation right now or the fact the Egypt controls the Suez Canal. At least Mubarak was honor bound to a treaty and kept too it. Can one even think for one moment that any radical function will not immediately turn on Israel?

@ Nostradamus, Mubarack may have been correct but he is essentially out. Suleiman, his Veep has been described at the CIAs Man in Cairo. The Head of the Supreme Military Council has been making grand promises to the Protesters and has attempted to be conciliatory to avoid the recent Mayhem in Tunisia.
Yemen and Algeria are hosts to the MB as has been the Saudis as well. The business in Iran on the arrest of the Opposition figure adds to the drama. Yemen, as You may recall played host to Bin Laden after he was expelled from Saudi Arabia and amassed a following there that later became Al Q as it matured.

Is this the shape of things to come? Sure looks like the MB is doing their best to make it a trend. MB spawned Hezbollah and Lebanon still suffers from that disease. The Regime in Syria maintains it’s hold based upon action by Secret Police and Security Forces that are not folks to fool with.

Ok, now…A Middle East Democracy? Point to one…(Outside of Israel)…Dictatorships are the standard. I’m waiting to see Who emerges in a Leadership Role. It is not looking very pretty right now. The Young folks are not old enough to remember the days of Nasser and those who followed him. The Ball is still in play from my view and it does not appear that the US Regime has the vaguest notion of the outcome. Any attempt at this point of taking credit for sponsoring this event by the Current US Regime is not the wisest choice.

People bought a ”pig in a poke,” (have Skookum explain that, if you’re unfamiliar).
Obama TOLD us he was projecting a ”blank screen” for ”people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” [Audacity of Hope, prologue]

So, duh!
Some people got taken in by his empty frame.
They saw the picture they wanted to see inside that frame and forgot that all Obama offered was the frame, itself.

One might call him incompetent.
He can’t rule by voting ”present,” anymore.
But, worse than that, he has proven to be a radical, leftist with leanings and focus toward Islam.

Nan, the “pig in a poke” euphemism is indeed a Homeric epithet of America’s acquisition of Obama, our manufactured president; hopefully, it won’t be the epitaph on our collective tombstone, but instead a catharsis that will enable us to avoid purchasing unknown and dubious goods hidden in a sealed sack in the future.

He can’t rule by voting ”present,” anymore.

He never learned to govern so he is using the logic that he brought to office instead and You have seen the results of that. A Government as described in the Constitution prohibits “Ruling” and as an alleged Constitutional Scholar He should know that.