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Obama, What About "Mubarak Out" Do You Not Understand?

Obama's reiteration, pointed out best in Robert Naiman's Just Foreign Policy blog, that Mubarak lead an "orderly transition" is precisely what opposition leader El Baradei has been complaining bitterly about. The Egyptian people do not want Mubarak to lead shit. They want him to leave the country, now.

Our astute Naiman writes:

On Sunday, Secretary of State Clinton appeared to take a step towards Egyptian protesters calling for democracy: she urged Egyptians to take up a "national dialogue" that would lead to "free and fair elections this fall." But the U.S. is still insisting that a transition to democracy should be led by the Mubarak government, while the opposition in Egypt sees the departure of the present government as necessary for a democratic transition.

The big mistake Obama is making is that, in this context, the words "orderly" and "Mubarak" are oxymorons. There can be no real stability or order as long as Mubarak clings to power like a barnacle. The Egyptian people, who have resisted the government's campaign of provoking the crowds to violence by releasing criminals from prisons and paying them to loot and cause mayhem, are Egypt's best guarantor of stability, not Mubarak.

By saying nothing publicly at all regarding Mubarak or a transition, Obama would be doing less damage than he is doing now. Even public silence regarding Mubarak's role or future would remove the dictator's last crutch. It's bad enough there has been no further mention of Mubarak's $1.4 billion in US military assistance being cut off if he doesn't listen to the people and get out.

Whether Obama is exhibiting foreign policy incompetence or carrying out a calculated ploy to buy Mubarak time, for chaos to foment, is unknown. We can only hope it is the former.

Michael Scheuer, former head of the Bin Laden unit at the CIA and outspoken critic of US Middle Eastern policy, wrote of the contradiction between our purported values and our support of Middle Eastern regimes like Mubarak's, in "Imperial Hubris":

We have nothing in common with the regimes; the tie is based overwhelmingly on the West's obsession with cheap oil. Break the link and we are free of associations that earn us only hatred and violence in the Muslim world.

I would not word it this way except Egyptians are dying in the streets every day Mubarak stays on, so I don't really care what anyone thinks about it: Obama, shut up. You are doing more harm than good. The Egyptian people have spoken. What about "out" do you not understand?

Right now Mubarak should appreciate he's only being asked to leave, not stand trial in Hague as a torturer. The people of Tunisia are calling for the arrest of their former dictator. This could be a guy who doesn't know to get out while the gettin's good.

Just Foreign Policy has put together an excellent online tool to get the message to the White House and your congress members easily and quickly, by entering your zip code. Please send both the emails and make the few calls recommended. Stop the bleeding.

Just Foreign Policy's Call:

"Urge the Obama Administration to drop its insistence that a transition to democracy in Egypt should be led by the Mubarak government by emailing President Obama and your members of Congress."


The White House
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Protesters form human chain to protect the Museum from government-sponsored looters seeking to spread image of "chaos."



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Thank you, James_

I am having a WTF??!! moment right now ..just came across this:

Bolton: If Mubarak falls in Egypt, Israel should bomb Iran

I'm so disgusted I can't even express it! I've made calls several times but will keep it up and encourage all to take a few moments to do the same!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd



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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

That would be the last thing

Israel ever does.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Huckabee denounces Egyptian Uprising

OMG! The fear mongering and war-mongering never ends! I can't take anymore of these bloody minded, pig ignorant fools!! ARRGGGHHHHH!!!

Now this:

"Mike Huckabee was in Jerusalem today on an important junket related to his likely presidential campaign. He used his speech before the Knesset to denounce the Egyptian uprising as a threat to all humankind, warning that “the situation could threaten the world and all those who seek peace and security."


"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

here's Huck's facebook

anyone can "like" just to post, give him hell!


A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

"Transition" means "give us

"Transition" means "give us some time to better decimate the opposition and rig the elections, we want some time to kidnap, assassinate, blackmail, torture, discredit, threaten and bribe the people who are against the interests of big western banks and corporations".

Too true...

Too true...

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.