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CSM Says Obama Is Pushing Morsi Out The Door

From the Christian Science Monitor:

White House backing away from Morsi in record time

By Dan Murphy | July 2, 2013

The withdrawal of support for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by President Obama is the latest bit of bad news for Egypt’s leader and the Muslim Brotherhood movement that catapulted him to power as the country’s first freely elected head of state.

The US hasn’t publicly abandoned Mr. Morsi, whom the State Department has repeatedly hailed as a democratically elected leader. But via anonymous spokesmen it’s done everything but, and the distancing has come in record time – just three days since mass protests broke out.

Where is there any tangible evidence whatsoever that Obama has withdrawn support from Morsi? (Hint: there is none.) Instead, this is a textbook example of the how our news media always spins Obama’s actions and even inactions to his advantage.

(In fact, this is exactly the kind of story you would expect to find in Pravda, explaining how quickly Stalin ‘turned on’ Hitler, once he invaded the Soviet Union.)

When protests against President Hosni Mubarak broke out in January 2011, the US struggled mightily to hold back the tide. On day two, Vice President Joe Biden famously insisted that Mubarak was no dictator (all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding) and that he should remain in office. It was only on day five that Obama’s people began muttering about the need for "reform" and an unspecified "orderly transition" of some sort. Only on day 17, when Mubarak’s fate was written, did the administration publicly say that Mubarak must go.

What a re-write of history. Obama jumped at every opportunity to undermine Mubarak. He called for him to step down early and often. But, to be fair, Mubarak was a friend to the US. Whereas Morsi is not.

But Obama and his aides have been learning on the job since 2011 and it is, after all, a new Middle East.

While it is refreshing to hear someone in the mainstream media finally admit this, we have said all along that the Presidency is no place to be learning on the job.

They now recognize that protests the size of those that broke out on June 30 against Morsi have a momentum of their own. The experience of once trying – and failing – to hold back the tide is a wonderful teacher.

And besides, the US is far less invested in Morsi. Mubarak was America’s man in Cairo for over 30 years. Morsi, in power for less than a year and member of a movement that is ultimately hostile to US regional objectives, doesn’t have anywhere near that bank of goodwill…

And never mind that Morsi was practically handed the Presidency of Egypt by Obama.

CNN reports, citing a "senior official" saying that Obama’s people have told Morsi there should be new elections soon…

That is not quite withdrawing support. Parliamentarian governments have elections at the drop of a hat. And never mind the billions of taxpayer dollars that Obama has funneled to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood could buy them any new election.

And consider this quote from one of CNN’s anonymous officials:

"As much as we appreciate [the Egyptian military's] statement that they intend to protect the Egyptian people, they need to be careful about how they inject themselves into the situation. We are telling them that playing a role with their ultimatum to get the two sides together is completely appropriate, but anything that looks like a military takeover is walking a very thin line." …

(You have to wonder if these top officials are the erudite Samantha Power and the worldly wise Susan Rice.)

Notice the concern for appearances and the blanket approval of direct military-meddling in Egypt’s politics as "completely appropriate." The Obama administration at this point is not worried about legal niceties or an obsession with civilian control of the military in Egypt…

In other words, Obama doesn’t care about democrat elections or if the Egyptian military is staging a coup.

While Morsi may try to continue to cling to his "democratic mandate" from a narrow election victory last year, he seems no more able to credibly govern at this point than Mubarak was after Jan. 25, 2011. How long it will take to ease him from his current perch is far from certain.

But the game is starting to move very quickly.

In other words, the Christian Science Monitor is telling their low information readers that, all appearance to the contrary, Obama is on top of what is happening in Egypt. In fact, he is in the process of removing Morsi from power.

All of which would be hilarious, if it wouldn’t be believed by so many of the dumb masses.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “CSM Says Obama Is Pushing Morsi Out The Door”

  1. Noyzmakr

    Trial balloon. Leading from behind. Riding the fence on both sides of the issue.

    What a leader ole Pitchfork turned out to be.

  2. mr_bill

    If nerobama’s regime has done such an about-face on Mursi’s government, why did John Heinz-Kerry rush through billions in support for Mursi? Why did nerobama’s regime give them tanks and fighter planes, just a few short weeks ago. If they thought Mursi might be a dictator (I know, that’s hard to imagine /sarc) and that they were slowly withdrawing support from his government, why all the urgency to arm him and stuff money in the pockets of the Muslim Brotherhood? It was all bad policy to begin with, but it makes the CSM’s argument completely laughable.

  3. canary

    The Christian Monitor has been very flaky lately and liberal in politics. A lot of Christian churches have become liberal and flaky.

    • Noyzmakr

      Just so you know. The Christian Science Monitor is probably the worst named news organization in the world. They’re about as Christian as the Muslim Brotherhood and know about as much Science as Jim Carrey.

      Much of Christianity got sucked into “social justice” nonsense and many churches have outright banned any talk of sin, the work of the cross, or even displaying the cross…except their tattoos and on the bumpers of their cars.

      They’re starting to use the mega-church model of “A Purpose Driven Church” promoted by Mr. Chrislam himself, Rick Warren. Their focus is more on getting rear ends in the pews and money out of parishioners wallets instead of getting Jesus into your life.

      Sadly, Satan’s attack from within the church is nothing new.

      Communism took hold even in the early Jerusalem church. Read Acts 4:32-37 but it failed miserably. Paul was continously raising money to send back to the “saints” in Jerusalem because they eventually ran out of other peoples money. It may have taken 10 or 15 years but just like communism and socialism everywhere, it failed. Plus, those same “saints” were sending people to the churches Paul was founding among Gentiles and Jews and telling them they had to follow the laws of Moses, be circumcised et al.

      This is why I avoid large organised church groups and denominations. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, it’s just the choice I made. And for now, I can still freely make that choice.

    • canary

      Yes, a shame the Christian Monitor didn’t even mention how the Coptic Christians are being slaughtered and starved by Obama’s Arab Spring in Egypt and that most likely the next leader will no doubt have Muslim Brotherhood ties. The Muslims protesting no doubt are also made up of Islam extremists who are not happy about Morsi taking a dime from the US as it was against their religion. Morsi has a team more radical then himself, so this may continue for years.

      What’s sad is our the US Troops being more and more censored as to the material they can read or news they can watch. CNN is not even news anymore. They’ve been so brainwashed not to speak out about even the smallest detail.

  4. Astravogel

    Perhaps all the armaments were ‘sweetner’ for regime change?

  5. captstubby

    ” news media always spins Obama’s actions ”

    Pragmatism
    [The Pragmatists] declared that philosophy must be practical and that practicality consists of dispensing with all absolute principles and standards—that there is no such thing as objective reality or permanent truth—that truth is that which works, and its validity can be judged only by its consequences—that no facts can be known with certainty in advance, and anything may be tried by rule-of-thumb—that reality is not firm, but fluid and “indeterminate,” that there is no such thing as a distinction between an external world and a consciousness (between the perceived and the perceiver), there is only an undifferentiated package-deal labeled “experience,” and whatever one wishes to be true, is true, whatever one wishes to exist, does exist, provided it works or makes one feel better.

    A later school of more Kantian Pragmatists amended this philosophy as follows. If there is no such thing as an objective reality, men’s metaphysical choice is whether the selfish, dictatorial whims of an individual or the democratic whims of a collective are to shape that plastic goo which the ignorant call “reality,” therefore this school decided that objectivity consists of collective subjectivism—that knowledge is to be gained by means of public polls among special elites of “competent investigators” who can “predict and control” reality—that whatever people wish to be true, is true, whatever people wish to exist, does exist, and anyone who holds any firm convictions of his own is an arbitrary, mystic dogmatist, since reality is indeterminate and people determine its actual nature.

    “For the New Intellectual,”
    Ayn Rand

  6. The real story will be How Obama will manage to hang this around the neck of the Republicans in Congress

    Oh yes it’s true. You know ti’s true. You know Valerie Jarret is smoking crack to say up 24/7 trying to wind that story tight as Michell’s fake smile and set it loose. Like a stick bomb.

  7. canary

    The USA and Egypt celebrate Independence day together in spite of Obama and John Kerry
    interference in supporting Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Egypt’s Foreign Minister – Not a military coup. It was Protestor’s will.

    Reuters: Egypt foreign minister to Kerry: no “military coup”

    By Shadia Nasralla – CAIRO | Fri Jul 5, 2013 1:33am IST

    (Reuters) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said he assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call on Thursday that the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi had not been a military coup.

    The definition of what happened in Egypt on Wednesday is important because a military overthrow of an elected leader would generally trigger economic sanctions and could entail cutting of vital U.S. aid to Egypt.

    He said he told them: “Definitely what happened was not a military coup. I know that last night and today some people are saying this. Of course, I can understand. But what happened, definitely, definitely, was not a military coup.”

    He said the move had been driven by the massive popular demonstrations on Sunday against Mursi which had persuaded the armed forces to intervene and suspend the constitution. Noting a roadmap set out for holding new elections, he said:

    “There is no role, no political role whatsoever, for the military … This is the total opposite of a military coup.”

    Speaking on a day when Mursi was in custody and he and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood faced arrest warrants, Kerry had asked about human rights, Amr said: “He was worried about the status of human rights, understandably.

    “I assured him there is no retribution, no acts of vengeance, that nobody will be treated outside the law.

    “The idea is to have everybody participating in the transitional process.”

    http://in.reuters.com/article/.....F820130704

    Egypt Foreign Minister keeps telling the perturbed Mursi Brotherhood lovers John Kerry and Obama this was no military coup, but the will of the people.

    FOXnews: Happening Now – Independence Day in America AND Egypt

    Clint Henderson | July 04, 2013

    It’s Independence day in the United States AND Egypt today.

    Fireworks and celebrations filled the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities yesterday and overnight, and continue this morning. The head of the constitutional court has been sworn in as Egypt’s interim president. The Army says it will eventually call new elections.

    President Obama says he is deeply concerned by the Egyptian Armed Forces decision to remove Morsi, and hopes to see the military quickly return authority to a democratic government.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/.....z2Y6s3sFBq

    It will certainly be difficult in tracking everyone in Egypt’s tea party.




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