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This may explain the Obama flip flopping on Egypt

Via Reuters:

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah told U.S. President Barack Obama that his country would prop up Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak if the United States withdrew its aid programme, The Times said on Thursday.

Abdullah told Obama not to humiliate Mubarak, who is under pressure from protesters to quit immediately, in a telephone call on January 29, the newspaper said, citing a senior source in Riyadh.

Obama's administration has wavered between support for Egypt in Washington's conflict with militant Islam and backing for Egyptians who have been protesting for weeks to demand Mubarak and his government quit.


On January 28, the White House said the United States would review $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt. Officials later said no such review was planned currently.

And so the Obama bowing to King Abdullah continues... this time from afar.

How much more weakness will this President manifest?  And how many of America's enemies are being emboldened by it?

The election of Barack Hussein Obama may prove to be cataclysmic in scope to the United States, economically and in terms of America's standing in the world.

This ain't the hope and change we were promised.


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Comments (14)

♫♫♫ Rockin' and a-rollin', ... (Below threshold)

♫♫♫ Rockin' and a-rollin', splishin' and a-splashin',
Over the horizon, what can it be? ♫♫♫

Heh. I remember how bent o... (Below threshold)

Heh. I remember how bent out of shape liberals were when Bush was photographed holding the hand of King Abdullah. And now ... silence.

No kidding. Libs werre apop... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

No kidding. Libs werre apoplectic over the most tenuous connections between Bush and the Saudis. What can one say? They're scum.

And all along I thought it ... (Below threshold)
Don L:

And all along I thought it was Soros pulling his puppet strings - who knew?

Are the Saudi's afraid of radical Islam (the Muslim Brotherhood is the "mothership of terrorist groups) they don't control, being right across the pond?

.... Buraq Hussayn Ubama ma... (Below threshold)

.... Buraq Hussayn Ubama may prove to be cataclysmic in scope to the United States of America ....


Buraq Hussayn Ubama has already proven to be cataclysmic in scope to the United States of America.

And we ain't seen nothing yet.

The Saudi's?And I ... (Below threshold)

The Saudi's?

And I just figured the never-ending flip-flopping was a natural feature of Obama.

Well, he wanted to fundamen... (Below threshold)

Well, he wanted to fundamentally transform America...

Real shame nobody in the media wanted to look hard beyond the 'Sounds good!' level on that, as in "What do you mean - 'fundamentally transform'?"

Somehow, if he'd come out in the campaign and said "I want to spend billions on green energy projects that not only won't produce enough money, but will even go bankrupt before they start producing any energy at all, and I'm going to do my best to make sure the US is a greener place by jacking the cost of gas up north of $3 a gallon by stopping drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and THEN I'm going to spend trillions to no good effect trying to create jobs.", he'd have had a rough time of it.

No prob Abdullah. Barry ski... (Below threshold)

No prob Abdullah. Barry skims 10% for initiating Arabic language classes and the rest is for you and Mubarak.

You elect an 'empty suit' -... (Below threshold)

You elect an 'empty suit' - don't be surprised at the results. And where, pray tell, is our Secretary of State these days? Or the number 2 guy on the ticket, supposedly picked for his 'foreign policy gravis'?

Doesn't it go without sayin... (Below threshold)

Doesn't it go without saying that the USA should not "humiliate" Mubarak, who has been a loyal US ally for many years?

If he goes, and it looks like he has to, let him go out with honor. You should not give your allies the GTFO.

"Abdullah told</i... (Below threshold)

"Abdullah told Obama not to humiliate Mubarak" is a far cry from "Abdullah requested Obama not humiliate Mubarak", Galoob.

Someone coming out and publicly TELLING the President of the US to not do something just plain pisses me off.

Oh, I know in the nuanced world you live in there's no real difference, right?

I'm sure you are up on all ... (Below threshold)

I'm sure you are up on all of the nuances of King Abdullah's original statement in Arabic, Lawson.

In English, the language it... (Below threshold)

In English, the language it was REPORTED in, there's a subtle difference between the two words. By Reuters, too - who I believe to be more credible than AP - so I figure they checked out the 'nuances'.

And though I may not like Obama's policies much, he's still my President and the idea of him being TOLD what to do by some other country is aggravating.

Now if they'd 'pleaded' with him not to embarrass Mubarak, that would have worked also. As it is, Mubarak's out of the equation - and we'll see what we see on the whole mess.

Any doubt as to B. Hussein ... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:

Any doubt as to B. Hussein Øbama's allegiances is effectively settled now.






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