Archive for January, 2011
|Saudi King in the Mix By Nina Shea
..winning the hearts and minds, don’t you? I can understand the point concerning the U.S. A billion and a half dollars per year in to Egypt, in “aid”. Guess that does keep the Panama Canal open, isn’t that correct Matthews?.
“The USA does not support democracy; they’re supporting Israel, which is like their baby,” said Ahmed, a 26-year-old Cairo resident. “They think Egypt is functional because it’s in favor of their considerations.”
“I don’t care if we have peace [with Israel] or not,” Ahmed continued, echoing the indifference of many demonstrators who don’t have a clear agenda for what they want a future Egypt to look like, as long as it does not include Mubarak. “But will Israel allow us to have a real president? For example, Turkey elected an Islamic government, but it was their choice. Will Israel give us the freedom to make the same choice?” he asked.
Demonstrators are relying on the foreign press to get their message to Obama.
“Isn’t this democracy?” they asked me over and over when I said I was a journalist from America, incredulous that the country held as the pinnacle of world democracy could ignore such widespread popular sentiment.
Obama indicated he will address Israeli concerns during his visits to Miami, Fl. and New York City, in his re-election campaign..
..staff indicated that Obama is considering wearing a yarmulke on those repeated forays AND speaking in Yiddish tongue. (at least 1000 visits)
Both links via Hot Air..
ElBaradei to Mubarak: ‘Leave Today’ via Fox News..
Then all that will concern the world IS, a possible nuclear Egypt.
Mohamed ElBaradei (Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency) (IAEA)
MATTHEWS: Well, let me ask you about the prospects we’re looking at as an American. We’re looking at the map of the world right now and where Egypt sits in the world. It’s so strategically located. It has, of course, the Nile River. It has, of course, the Panama Canal.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – The leader of Jordan’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood warned Saturday that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States.
All links via Drudge..OK wiseguy in the back, NOT the Ghostbusters link! Jesus!