It’s hard to fathom how or why our administration ever thought the Muslim Brotherhood saw democracy as other than a means to an end — and a particularly repellent one at that — in the first place. It’s not as if the MB is subtle. They have proclaimed who they are since their founding by Hasan al Banna in 1928 and have not wavered in any significant way since in their global jihadist goals. They have also been unstinting in their massive misogyny, homophobia and rigid support of Shariah law über alles (quite literally über alles, since the Brotherhood were —
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There is a beautiful and VERY old monastery in Egypt called St. Catherine´s. It has some priceless art including one of my favorite icons of Christ, a copy of it is on my desk at home. I dread to wake up one day and find the mobs, stirred up by the MB, have destroyed it.
I am in a strange land where Juan Williams vociferously defends the Egyptian army and says the MB is a terrorist organization that must be defeated, and prominent Republicans are saying they must include the MB. Go Juan! Go Roger!
We must never forget: In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.
It just doesn´t get any plainer than this...unless, of course, he throws the Muslims under the bus as he has all his other "friends."
Obama is the strangest man to ever inhabit the White House. From his boyhood claims to his Punahou classmates as being an "Indonesian Prince," and "Kenyan Royalty," to his belief as a twenty year old of the inevitability of a Marxist revolution in the US (as confirmed by Dr. Drew), to his general ignorance of this country´s history and geography, this man is the least qualified and psychologically most bizarre president ever. What substance he does possess, though, seems centered on Islam and on anti-Americanism. Stupid, strange man, an a very dangerous man. It will get worse if Hillary and Huma get the reigns of power.
Let´s not forget the Huma Abedin Weiner link of her family being high ups in the Muslim B-hood and Sis-hood. As the asst to Hillary as Sec of State, that allowed her access to many state secrets and there they are proudly inviting Huma´s mother and family members to speak at functions and the White House. When asked about this it doesn´t make any difference and they can´t recall. Ok, we see the loyalty of these people and it is repugnant and treasonous.
Most if not all of us see him as Roger Simon does. What has bamboozled me, though, is the number of sheep we have in this country willingly following him and supporting his "transformation" of the USA. I thought that by now we would see a surge against his takeover. A lot of people have lost their ability to think objectively and to reason. They think they are the "enlightened ones," living in a secular dreamworld where anything goes as long as they can sit back, get freebies, and do whatever they want to the rest of us. We have a ruling class now. But when trouble comes, who will they run to? They´re destroying the lives and institutions of the very people who would help them.
Obama appointed Arif Alikhan, the deputy mayor of Los Angeles, as assistant secretary for policy development at the Department of Homeland Security. While Alikhan was deputy mayor of Los Angeles, he blocked a Los Angeles Police Department project to assemble data about the ethnic makeup of mosques in the Los Angeles area. Alikhan and other Muslim leaders said that the project manifested racism and “Islamophobia,” and the LAPD ultimately discarded all plans to study the mosques. The Muslim Brotherhood is a pro-Sharia group. Obama’s chief adviser on Islamic affairs, Dalia Mogahed, is a pro-Sharia Muslim. Muslims who wanted Sharia rule, hated America , supported jihad-martyrdom suicide bombing, and opposed equality of rights for women. Mogahed also defended Sharia on a British TV show. Sharia and Democracy will not ever get along and co-exist. We have a pro sharia muslim in the WH.
We´re distracted by whats happening in Egypt...and that´s not to say its not important to keep our eye on whats going on there...but people we have GOT to keep an Eagle Eye on how the MB has been infiltrating HERE. Look at whats going on in Tennessee, and Kansas...Common Core Cirriculum and the number of mosques that are springing up.
LOOK AT WHO OWNS THE MEDIA CORPORATIONS. WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR MONEY FROM?
And if you think Texas is ´safe´...THINK AGAIN. There are a number of islamic groups here in my state that are doing what they can...and all the da ym yankees who move here bringing their failed policies to undermine Texas conservativism are going to help them out. Islam is working HARD to make us look like what is going on in Europe now.
GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT ISLAM. It is an evil pernicious and insidious ideology, NOT a religion. And we´re not going to get help from Washington because of who we have in the WH. Its time to face up to the fact that the war has been going on for some time and we´ve been playing around and pretending things will work the same way they did 20 years ago.
Although I agree and voted for #12, in this country we don´t depose dictators (yet). Unlike Egypt, Americans are not going hungry , their churches are not being attacked, nuns paraded through the streets, etc. No, we are "enjoying" a soft tyranny unlike the Egyptians who are suffering under a hard tyranny.
Not only worry about Hillary and Huma, but Christie seems to be somewhat soft on muslim extremists.
Obama was born Muslim. He was raised Muslim. He attended a madrasa. He went by the western name Barry until his adult years. He chose to revert to his Muslim name Barack as an adult. Barack is the English spelling of al-Baraq. Mohammed´s horse was named al-Baraq.
Multiple choice. Obama is... 1) Muslim 2) Christian 3) Neither
Obama is not a practicing Muslim (he drinks too much) but he does faithfully wear his “No god but Allah” ring, and allows MB family at the highest level of the State Department (Abedin). His insistence that the MB be allowed to participate in Egyptian affairs is nothing short of unhinged. He is truly and surely the most psychologically unbalanced and irrational president in the history of the republic. And yet he is the face of today’s Democrat Party.
Strange indeed. Many have suspected this love affair as genuine. This unfathomable link between the MB and Obama is certainly obvious to many. How much has been overt and how much ´covert´, and how has it affected our relations with other countries in the middle east, including Israel?
#27: He could very well be crazy and still be tearing the country apart/down, either himself, or his handlers through him. I see from Obama too many actions, choices, etc., that don´t fit within my template for sanity.
We have some understanding about Huma Abedin and her and her family´s ties to and involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood. We know Abedin has been close to Hillary Clinton and probably to Bill Clinton and Princess Chelsea also.
We also know Anthony Weiner is a Jew, and Muslims hate Jews above everyone else. So why would a committed and involved Mulsim like Huma Abedin marry a Jew without being condemned by her Muslim Brotherhood, family and fellow Muslims?
The three statements that, for me, are Obama´s key self-proclaimed ID signatures:1. fundamentally change America, 2. an internal police force that´s as large and well-funded as the military, 3. I will stand with the Muslims. Why don´t we just accept him at his word? He´s gutted the Constitution, Nepalitano´s gestapo HS and TSA are now patrolling our streets and big box stores, and given crazy, killing Muslims and less crazy Muslims, he sides with the most crazy killing ones. What´s the matter with us?
What is the explanation for this absolutely self-destructive, even idiotic, policy on our part?
There can be only one — the president of the United States is actually psychologically disturbed.
Here´s another, it could be blackmail. Morsi and Obama were pals for the year Morsi was in power. What if they cooked up Benghazi as a means to trade Stevens for the Blind Sheik (getting the Blind Sheik back was something Morsi had been trying to achieve all along)? That would explain the whole terrorist attack, lack of people killed in a massive exchange of gun fire during the initial confrontation, the stand down orders (don´t want to mess up a pre-planned echange), and the subsequent cover up when the Seals screwed the whole thing up by doing their job. So far the cover up has worked but Morsi still knows what happened and so now holds Obama in the palm of his hand. Obama has to oppose the Egyptian military and at least silently support the MusBros.
Yes a conspiracy theory but one that explains things nicely.
#35 I love a good conspiracy theory. What if? What if Ambassador Stevens was killed by accident? I believe he died at a local hospital. He supposedly died of smoke inhalation. Hmmmm... As far as the government´s story, I don´t believe much of what they say anyway.
The title of this article should be ´Obama’s Strange Love Affair with Reggie and the Muslim Brotherhood´.
So much for the Arab Spring and those poor downtrodden terrorists disguised as a sad parody of comic book good guys. All that scheming and arming of people who blow themselves and other people to pieces has gone to waste.
When the Brotherhood took over the government of Egypt with Obama´s backing, our aid to Egypt kept flowing. Since that situation has reversed itself, Obama has now secretly halted all aid to Egypt. People who burn Christian churches are still the good guys in Obama world.
That´s OK though, just another phony scandal. Sort of like a big time Benghazi.
I understand Obama´s motives and methods, but it is John McCain´s behavior that shocks me, considering his history as a patriot.
My only explanation is that some of these dinosaur politicians cannot switch gears from decades of "spread democracy everywhere" to the current wartime reality. The real danger is their inability to recognize the enemy, both overseas and within our country.
Get up to date and study your enemy and their methods. You only need to read their own words in this article. "Democracy....is “like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.”
Some where in the mists of my memory, I seem to recall an article or program that one of those who are supposed to see the future, prophesied that there would be a long and bloodied war between the Islamist and the Western World. It was further stated that the West would eventually end, but at great cost. Somehow, the current activities in the Middle East have me remembering that prophecy. Are we just now entering the beginning stages of that war?
Obama is not so hard to figure out. He has the psychological problem of considering himself one of the perpetually downtrodden, which explains his many expensive vacations as a way to stick it to whitey and America. He no doubt picked this up from his drunken Kenyan father who filled him with stories of British cruelty to the Kenyan people. The anger manifests itself when people defy his dictatorial manner because he´s the "ruler" now. That´s exactly why he considers the Brotherhood his brothers and us the enemy. In short, the man is hate-filled as well as nuts.
Huma is not only someone from the clinton adm, but has been hillary´s closest advisor during her state dept sting, going with her to every state and advising along the way. And I have no doubt that she will serve that person during hillary´s quest for the presidency.
Forgive me if I missed the post that alluded to Obama´s statement about standing with the MB if need be. I fail to see how anyone should be surprised at his strange love affair. He has been clearly sympathetic to their cause all along. Am I missing something here? Is it not yet clear that he is indeed a muslim?
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