Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Obama Continues to Flirt with Muslim Brotherhood

Sisi: Protecting Egypt More Important than Struggle Against Israel
- Zvi Bar'el

For the first time, an Arab leader, Egypt's President Abdel al-Fattah al-Sisi, is challenging the common view that "resistance" organizations that are fighting Israel necessarily serve Arab interests.

The "sanctity" of the struggle against Israel is no longer seen as justification for the existence of an organization that turns its arms against Egypt. 

Egypt and the New Terror Onslaught - Zvi Mazel

Unfortunately Cairo's long-term ally, America, has yet to restore fully its military cooperation, and Egypt is not receiving the help it so desperately needs to maintain its stability.

The Obama administration still supports the Brotherhood. Just last week a delegation of members of the Brotherhood who fled Egypt was received at the State Department. When will America finally understand that a prolonged and bloody conflict in Sinai will affect all countries in the region?
The writer is a former Israeli ambassador to Romania, Egypt and Sweden.
(Jerusalem Post)


Egypt Outraged by U.S. Hosting Brotherhood

A delegation of Muslim Brotherhood members met with officials at the U.S. State Department on Jan. 27, 2015. The Egyptian regime, outraged by the visit, accused the U.S. administration of not respecting Egyptian law that defines the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and of discounting the will of the Egyptian people.

It also claimed that this conduct flies in the face of U.S. policy, which champions the struggle against global terrorism.


Anonymous said...

only "flirt"? who do you think "we" (USA) are fighting for?

LHwrites said...

It's unfortunate but a complicated situation. I don't think anyone supports the brotherhood exactly, but it is dicey for the US to just embrace those who overthrow a democratically elected government; even one we oppose. I don't think we should handle it this way though, because Morsi didn't show his stripes until after he was elected and it seems the majority of the country supported the action against him. Still---it's a difficult situation to manage. It's nice to view it, as pundits in black and white, but as we have seen in the Israel/Palestinian situation and Iraq, Iran Syria---nothing is simple.

Bruce said...

You are correct that we shouldn't handle it this way. I'm pleased that we both agree [in this case] that President Obama is wrong.

I am not sure I get what you are getting at. Yes, one can accuse the President of being overly sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, even to the detriment of our allies...but how is the US fighting for them?