As the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia inspires others across the region to attempt to oust their (mostly US-backed) dictators, all eyes are on Egypt tonight, and the indications are that the Obama Administration’s are as well.
But what is the official Obama Administration position on Egypt? The reports conflict dramatically. Though publicly they are calling for “reforms” as the Egyptian government looks to crack down on public protest and censor the media, the story from those familiar with their private talks are starkly different.
Egyptian officials have repeatedly indicated that the Obama Administration has offered their unquestioning support on a number of occasions since the protests began, and insisted that “stability” is their top priority in the region.
They insist that Egypt is nothing like Tunisia, and analysts indeed say that despite the similarities in the dictatorial governments Mubarak is in a somewhat better position to crack down on public protests, particularly with the US giving him billions of dollars in aid annually.
But while US and Israeli officials seem hopeful that the aging Mubarak has enough savvy to crush the rising wave of dissent, there is also a serious concern that his regime won’t be able to survive after his death, and that the protesters will eventually succeed in forcing changes. Giving the long US history of backing Mubarak, a new government installed in such a revolution is unlikely to be very friendly to them.
12 thoughts on “Is Obama Double-Dealing on Egypt?”
I seem to remember hearing something about some problems the West had been causing in the Middle East for some time; I'm not sure what it was, but I think it had something to do with sticking noses where they don't belong, or something about fingers being in everyone's pie. I can't be sure about those, but I am pretty sure I just heard something about American foreign policy and chickens coming home to roost.
Why would any chickens come home to poop……. Surely NOT because of America's featly to it's under-table patron and No.1 Welfare Queen…???
April 6 movement appears to be a youth movement that started when the Egyptian dictatorship crushed a labor strike. Does anyone study when the US embraced the Polish Labor movement when it went against the Soviets? Anyone study when former President Eisenhower actually supported Egypt's government against the UK, French and Israeli attack in 1956? Meanwhile, the fawning corporate media and even Ms America (she wants to become a lawyer and a politician) doesn't want you reading Wikileaks. Homeland security tipped off Obama political appointees to Freedom of Information requests that might be politically bad for them, there where also delays. Where in the US constitution was there a information police established?
You can not even get a neutral diplomat confirmed in Congress without AIPAC crushing it ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Freeman,_… )
Middle East "Stability": keeping america's political class in power and pension, keeping Iraq and Afghanistan wars forever as-is, and the United Nations as a tool.
Yes!!!…….more or less the way I see it… It really equals, equaled vast [dangerous] over-reach……
American administration will learn nothing from uprising and will further help am
and support the brutal regimes in the middle east because of their illegal support to america.
These are difficult days for the US diplomacy and I have a lot of fun watching that!
They have to be very aware of the moment when to switch sides:-)
And hopefully when power changes they will be able to shred some papers!!
People like me have seen and commented that the vast cantlevering of American/[Israeli?] ambition and hegemony will reach a tipping point when the diplo/jobbery/bribery mechanism collapses.
Finally one of my predictions is coming into fruition. I predicted this long ago. That there will be an ousting of all these zionist dictators. With the collapse of the American empire the bandit state of Israel is screwed! These are REAL protests, notice how they are not blasting the egyptian protests on CNN and Fox News. But they blasted that fake US supported "protest" in Iran. Anybody who's been following this for years knows what's going on. Jordan and saudi arabia and egypt are all gonna have Islamic revolutions with new governments that are hostile to Israel and wish to see it's destruction. This will have the US cream in its pants. This is great wonderful news.
Keith, you really are great, and right!
He's an Iranian muslim that once talked about the sanctions only hurting the civilians in the capital. While he may say the right things, consider his agenda. Do we want Shiite muslims taking over the entire middle east with Iran bankrolling them?
US support for the revolution in Iran against the Shah was very simple. They replaced the Shah with Khumeini. When the students attacked the US embassy and got hold of secret documents, it revield that all of Khumeini's top guys were CIA agents. Khumeini ordered all documents destroyed. CIA created Khumeini like they created North Korea as the bad guy who's coming to steel your kids. The rest of the Arab kings & supposed to be presidents kept glueing there asses on their throwns with the help of CIA. Now their glue about to expire and it's time for mass rvoult by hungry masses. Americans unfortunately did not experience real hunger yet, but the time will come when they see real hunger. Predators only prey when they get real hungry. Egytp's Mubarak & his thugs next followed by Ageria, Libya, Jordan, Syria, Yemen & Morocco.
To complete my comment. All these revoults were & will be orchestrated by the CIA before these rgimes fall into the Chinese hands. However, the masses may go out of control despite their leaders who are following their orders from thei bosses in Verginia which will spread choas in the whole Middle East which will shake the Zionist regime and their servants such as the PLO and the rest of these hypocrites.
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