By Bob Bennett
The immediate declaration of sustained Jihad in Egypt is only part of the fallout from Obama’s rejection of Egypt’s popularly elected president Al-Sisi, in favor of his State Dept. welcoming a Muslim Brotherhood delegation, there to discuss the unseating of Sisi. The Daily News of Egypt reports, that Sisi subsequently met with Russia’s Putin—after decades of American dominance in the area. One of the subjects discussed was Egypt’s abandonment of the U.S. dollar in trade:
“The Russian leader met with Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to discuss the elimination of the US dollar in bilateral trade between both nations.”
Only the beginning; if this spreads, we’re looking at a catastrophic economic upheaval.
As I wrote in “Obama Betrays Egypt’s War on Terror,” Sisi had made an unprecedented speech calling on the religious establishment to actively oppose terror, which Obama totally ignored.
His preference for the Muslim Brotherhood was evident all the way back to his Cairo U. speech, at which he insisted on the attendance by members of the parliamentary bloc of the (then-banned) radical Muslim Brotherhood over the strenuous objections of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
It continued through MB leader Morsi’s election—helped along with Brotherhood armed thugs at polling places, to gently guide Christians away from the polls; and continued unabated through Morsi’s move to dictatorship, destruction of their economy and tolerance for violence against Christians.
Fact is, Obama’s tendency to choose radical Islamic over moderate and secular types is a pattern.
During the protests that ended with Mubarak’s stepping down, the following exchange took place in a WH press briefing:
Q: The Egyptian government in the past has conveyed to the Obama administration and to previous administrations that it suspects that the democracy push from the U.S. might result in something along the lines of what we’ve seen in Gaza, and that is an Islamist group being elected and gaining power, in this case the Muslim Brotherhood. How much does the Obama administration agree with that assessment?
- GIBBS: Well, look, Jake, I think that — as I said here last week, I think that it is — from what we can see, it’s not accurate to say that those protesting are made up of one particular group or one ideology. And I think it is clear that increase in democratic representation has to include a whole host of important non-secular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be the stable and reliable partner that the world sees in the Middle East.
The Administration’s interest in the participation of non-secular actors in the election is key: the Muslim Brotherhood was highly organized, and capable of violence. The obvious result would be a win for an MB figure.
Obama’s strange attraction to Iran was evident as far back as the 2008 Dem primary debate in which he alone declared he would negotiate with Iran with no preconditions. Frontpagemag.com has reported that:
“In 2009, when Iranians were brutalized on Tehran’s streets for protesting the rigged re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Obama did not call for [holocaust-denier] Ahmadinejad to step down – he pointedly refused to get involved, saying “it’s not productive, given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, to be seen as meddling.
“For over a year upon becoming President, Obama prevented any new congressional sanctions on Iran coming to a vote. He subsequently diluted and delayed those that in the end passed. The 2010 UN Security Council sanctions Obama did support did not cover Iran’s vital oil, financial, and insurance sectors, and included huge exemptions for numerous countries like China.
“Then, in 2013,… Obama agreed to immediately undo them, granting Iran some $20 billion in sanctions relief (not merely $6-7 billion, as the Administration initially claimed).”
This, in exchange for a yet-to-be seen agreement that the Deputy Sec’y of State admits does not even seek to prevent Iran from achieving a nuclear bomb—nor a delivery vehicle.
“Turkey long ceased to be a close U.S. ally. In June 2010, it opposed U.S-supported UN sanctions on Iran. In 2012, it excluded Israel from two counter-terrorism conferences in Istanbul, and Madrid. Its Islamist Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called Israel a “terrorist state” and Zionism “a crime against humanity.” He has also a record of anti-Semitism that goes back to the 1970s. Yet, by Obama’s own admission, Erdogan is one of Obama’s closest friends among foreign leaders.”
Obama ignored Ghadafi’s overtures to resign with safe passage out of the country, negotiated by retired Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic. There was a recent, similar report by former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who negotiated a similar arrangement with Ghadafi’s son. Audio tapes of their conversation have been released.
One would think that Obama, who claims to eschew war even to prevent ISIS and Boko Haram from devouring the Middle East and Africa, would’ve wanted to avoid it in Libya.
WND has reported who Obama chose to deal with instead, resulting in Ghadaffi’s execution, reportedly by anal bayonet, which Hillary later joked about: “We came, we saw, he died.” Plus thousands of other casualties. Libya now is a playground for terrorists. WND:
“The U.S. decided to provide weapons to “rebels” consisting of al-Qaida-related local Libyan militia and members of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, contends retired Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic.”
And, we have his negotiation with the Taliban—murderers of 132 schoolchildren in Pakeestan, using the Obama pronunciation here—to release five of their top leaders for Bowe Bergdahl.
I could go on to Syria, where he is said to have trained, among other questionable groups, some that later became part of ISIS.
But I prefer to ask and answer the eternal Obama question: is he just “in over his head,” is he driven by ideology, acquired at a tender age from card-carrying Frank Marshall Davis; or is he actively working against America?
I believe only someone similarly indoctrinated could possibly believe he’s working for America. If I stare at this computer all night long, I cannot think of a single positive thing he’s done, in his entire term. And many things glaringly bad for America.
No, he’s definitely working against us. The real question is: Is his goal outright destruction, or will he be content to leave America as a second-rate power, economically and militarily frail, hopelessly divided against itself?
Bob Bennett is a New York-based writer who has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal and the NY Post, and has appeared on Fox and Friends and America’s Newsroom. He has traveled widely and written travel pieces for the NY Post, a cover article for the Jewish Press, and an op-ed for the medical journal Cancer Biotherapy & Radioimmunotherapy. Bob was also award-winning producer of a travel radio show heard on New York stations: WMCA, WNWK and 50,000 watt WOR and the national Sky Angel Network. He now blogs on Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Community and Red State Diaries.