Update II: Others are beginning to take note of Obama’s refusal to call for the resignation of Morsi. As Cairo protesters throw rocks at US Embassy, clash with police in Tahrir Square why doesn’t Obama stand for democracy and freedom and side with the Egyptian people?:
“Say, this has a familiar ring to it. Protesters fill Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the head of state who uses an “emergency” to claim dictatorial powers, police deploy teargas, and rocks get thrown at the US Embassy. The last time this happened, Barack Obama demanded the resignation of the Egyptian head of state. [snip]
The Muslim Brotherhood used democracy to gain power, but they’re not going to allow anyone to use it to take power away from them.”
Update: It’s going to get worse: France to vote for UN recognition for Palestine. Appeasement never works, it only encourages and drives extremists. This is another demonstration of Obama weakness and the unraveling of American power and prestige as the West cannot even feign unity of purpose in a region which only respects strength. We’ll soon be another step closer to war, regional and possibly worse.
We’re slowly and with great deliberation arrived post 2012 election, after unravel 1, 2, and 3, at unravel #4. And it’s still November.
“The boobery from Obama has been ceaseless. From the first Obama pandered to Arabs and Muslims and snubbed Israel. Obama thought that if he strapped on a ukulele and sang “Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me” the
gangsgovernments of the Middle East would sing along. But these governments have interests and strategies that will not be swayed by Obama’s flood of words, backed up by more words and yet more words. Weakness is not respected in the Middle East and Barack Obama is weak and foolish. [snip]
In most if not all instances, the revolution in the streets, hailed in the West as steps forward, ended in theocracy and authoritarianism. The people are tools to establish dictatorships. The hopes that start with calls from the street for democracy – end in small groups of men who seize power and throttle the voice of the people.”
During that season of gullibility and fantasy-politik Obama and the foolish assured us that the Muslim Brotherhood constituted too small a group, that it was unpopular, and that in either case the Muslim Brotherhood had forsworn running a candidate in Egyptian elections.
The well organized Muslim Brotherhood not only fielded a presidential candidate. He won. The Muslim Brotherhood candidates also gobbled up the legislature. We were then assured the Egyptian courts and the military would block the crazies – as if the entire Muslim Brotherhood was not “the crazies”.
Subsequently, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi declared himself authority over the military and removed Egyptian military officials that might block his full control. That much power was not enough for the Muslim Brotherhood.
As Americans ate turkey after Obama’s reelection, Morsi struck:
“On Thursday, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi passed an extraordinary presidential decree. This unilaterally fired the country’s prosecutor-general, banned the judiciary from dissolving the country’s constituent assembly and, conveniently, also declared all the president’s decisions to be irrevocable and immune from any form of judicial challenge or overturn.”
We cannot believe the Obama non-reaction to the Morsi power grab in Egypt is boobery. It is historic treachery.
Barack Obama has not demanded Morsi resign. A power grab by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood and Obama is effectively silent. Obama demanded the resignation of Hosni Mubarak when pawns took to the streets to demand “freedom” but now Obama is slient. No calls for resignation.
Obama demanded the Mubarack resignation and we were told it was because Obama wanted to be seen as on the side of “the people of Egypt”. It’s that “Obama brand” ugliness in full flower.
But for some reason Barack Obama is not siding with the “Egyptian people” now that the Arab Spring is slowly turning to nuclear winter. The Egyptian people are demonstrating their anger with the Morsi Muslim Brotherhood power grab:
“Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Sunday defended his unilateral assumption of a host of new powers — including over the country’s judiciary — though his insistence the moves are “temporary” did little to quell furor of those who now call him a dictator. [snip]
One of Morsy’s advisers, Farouk Guweida, resigned in objection to the decree, presidential adviser Esam El Erian said Sunday. Two days earlier, another presidential adviser — Samir Morcos, a Coptic Christian — also quit in protest, state media reported. [snip]
Such dissension is rife in Egypt as thousands have hit the streets in recent days to decry what they call an undemocratic power grab by Morsy, who is his nation’s first president since longtime leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted amid a popular uprising. [snip]
Late last week, protesters overran the Alexandria base of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing and set it on fire, said Ahmed Sobea, a spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party.
And overnight Saturday, others tried to attack the group’s offices in the northern city of Damanhour, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Sunday. Injuries were reported as the movement’s supporters fought back, the ministry said. [snip]
In addition to Damanhour and Alexandria, party offices in Mansoura, Suez and Cairo have been “damaged and ransacked” in recent days, said Sobea. [smip]
There have been many other cases of protesters clashing with security forces, including some Sunday in Cairo, state-run Nile TV reported.
Since Thursday, at least 261 people have been injured in clashes in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere, according to EGYNews, which cited the Health Ministry but didn’t break down who was hurt.”
Is Obama aware of any of this. These reports from CNN should clue Barack Obama:
“Meanwhile, thousands of other demonstrators have expressed their views more peacefully — including by vowing to occupy Cairo’s Tahrir Square with white tents and people, just as was the case leading up to Mubarak’s exit, until Morsy reverses course. Protests also broke out Sunday outside the capital, according to the Interior Ministry.
“Mubarak, with all his arrogance and dictatorial tendencies, never gave himself the power that no one can appeal his decisions,” protester Mohamed Abdul Wahab said, blasting Morsy for giving himself “the powers of a new pharaoh.”
Where is Barack Obama? Where is Barack Obama’s demand that Morsi resign? Why is Barack Obama not listening to the Egyptian people? There’s plenty of video: Protests, clashes spread outside of Cairo.
Hopium Guzzlers claim that Morsi helped Obama in the temporary “truce” in Gaza so Obama should not stab Morsi in the back. But Mubarack helped the United States for decades and Barack Obama did not hesitate to stab Mubarack in the back. Also, the Gaza ceasefire is an armistice before the next war. If anything the “truce” blocks Israel from removing Hamas in Gaza before turning attention fully to preventing Iran from going nuclear.
Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign? Egyptian demonstrations? Check. Violence in the streets? Check. Government officials resigning in protest? Check. Egyptian government institutions such as the military and judiciary threatened? Check. Why won’t Obama demand that Morsi resign?
The only difference between Mubarak and Morsi we see is that Morsi is an Islamic extremist. Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign?