How long ago was it that the American Pravda and the Obama regime both praised the Arab Spring in Egypt? I believe that was this last winter.
Oh yes, Obama was instrumental in the ousting of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak as he demanded that Mubarak step down so the peace-loving Egyptians could have their 1776 moment. Another of Obama's Jimmy Carter catastrophes. Anyone remember Carter ousting the Shah from Iran? Wasn't that a wise move, as that led to the Islamic revolution in Iran? Thanks a lot, Jimmy.
BTW, how's that Arab Spring working out for those freedom-loving Egyptians?
Read from Gateway Pundit to find out:
Islamic Spring… Egyptians Protest Outside Israeli Embassy With Swastika Sign Saying “The Gas Chambers Are Ready”
Footage of Egyptians Demonstrating opposite Israeli Embassy in Cairo Showing Sign with Swastika Saying 'The Gas Chambers Are Ready' Al-Jazeera TV.
MEMRI TV reported:
Footage of Egyptians Demonstrating opposite Israeli Embassy in Cairo Shows Sign with Swastika Saying 'The Gas Chambers Are Ready' Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) – August 21, 2011 – 01:14
Hundreds of Egyptians shout anti-Israeli slogans as they look to Israel’s embassy floor on a building in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug.20, 2011, to protest the deaths of Egyptian security forces killed in a shootout between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants on Thursday in the Sinai. Egypt said Saturday it would recall its ambassador from Israel to protest the deaths, sharply escalating tensions between the neighboring countries, whose 1979 peace treaty is being tested by the fall of Egypt’s longtime autocratic leader, Hosni Mubarak.
See photo (here AP/Amr Nabil)
Egyptian protesters burn an Israeli flag during anti-Israel protest in front of Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, to protest the deaths of Egyptian security forces killed in a shootout between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants on Thursday in the Sinai. Egypt said Saturday it would recall its ambassador from Israel to protest the deaths, sharply escalating tensions between the neighboring countries, whose 1979 peace treaty is being tested by the fall of Egypt’s longtime autocratic leader, Hosni Mubarak. (AP/Amr Nabil)"
Oh, yeah, they're a peaceful bunch. How is Congress responding to the vitriol coming from Egypt regarding their neighboring Israelis?
Read from Israel Matzav:
Backing out of peace treaty could cost Egypt $2 billion annually
"Representative Kay Granger (R-Tx) has told the Jerusalem Post that the United States will cut off all aid to Egypt if that country abrogates its peace treaty with Israel.
'Washington’s $2 billion in annual aid to Egypt will be cut off if Cairo backs out of the peace treaty with Israel, Congresswoman Kay Granger – whose job as chairwoman of the US House appropriations foreign operations subcommittee means she literally writes America’s annual foreign aid bill – told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
“The United States aid to Egypt is predicated on the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, and so the relationship between Egypt and Israel is extremely important,” the eight-term Republican from Texas said in an interview.
“As an appropriator I have two concerns: One thing is the continuing relationship between Egypt and Israel, and the other thing of course is what government we will be dealing with in Egypt, and what position the Muslim Brotherhood will play in this government.”
Regarding how the Muslim Brotherhood’s participation in a future Egyptian government would impact the level of aid, Granger said this would depend “on how much of a position they have.”
Everyone, she said, assumed the Muslim Brotherhood would have some role and some participation in the next Egyptian government, but what will impact the level of US assistance will be the level of its governmental control.
She said all of this has been made clear to the Egyptians, and that at a meeting in March with transition head Field Marshal Muhammad Hussein Tantawi, the first thing she asked was whether the treaty with Israel would be honored.
“The answer was yes,” she said.
Since the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, the US has provided Cairo with $2b. of aid annually, $1.3b. in military assistance and the rest in economic assistance.'
Granger also has a message with Abu Bluff, with whom her delegation is scheduled to meet on Wednesday.
'Granger, who along with the delegation is scheduled to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, said it has been made clear that if the PA goes through with its statehood recognition bid at the UN in September, the roughly $500m. of US aid to the PA would be suspended. She said this would include money for Palestinian security training.
Granger said the message the delegation would bring to Abbas was that there was a strong “bipartisan desire” in the US Congress to see a return to peace negotiations “in a very serious way.”'
But if Granger does that, will Obama veto the foreign aid bill? What could go wrong?"
Gotta love those Texans. Speaking of our beloved president, check out his plans for foreign aid to Egypt. He's not exactly on the same page as Representative Granger. Obama's gotta support his Muslim brothers.
Also from Israel Matzav:
Obama wants to increase aid to Egypt
"I've pointed out a couple of times the Congress' threats to cut aid to Egypt in the event that it abrogates its treaty with Israel, and possibly even for several lesser offenses. I've also pointed out threats by the Obama administration to veto a budget that conditions aid to Egypt, the 'Palestinian Authority' and others. But what's most amazing is that at a time of economic crisis in the US, President Obama wants to increase aid to Egypt.
'Also, although it was after Buultjen's talk, I should note President Obama's recent promises of billions to the new Egyptian government. In Obama's May 19 speech, he promised an additional $1 billion in loan forgiveness plus $1 billion in loan guarantees to the new Egyptian government. And on May 27, the G-8 nations (including the U.S.) promised another $20 billion of aid to Tunisia and Egypt. Obama's action is extremely concerning in light of the likely role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the new Egyptian regime. And it boggles the mind that our tax dollars are going to such an Egyptian regime at a time when Joplin, MO and other U.S. cities need help recovering from tornados.'
Read it all. Some Republican candidate ought to be making hay out of this kind of irresponsibility next year."