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Monday, January 7, 2013

Obama Administration on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood Goals

Nadene Goldfoot
"America’s fundamental inability to take religion and ideology seriously persists."  

Senator John Kerry, likely the next Secretary of State, stated confidently after meeting Morsi in Cairo in June, 2012 that the Egyptian president was “committed to protecting fundamental freedoms” and “said he understood the importance of Egypt’s post-revolutionary relationships with America and Israel.”

"The Obama administration has shown even more willingness than its predecessors to look the other way in the face of Brotherhood abuses of power—and of women and religious minorities—in pursuit of an “authentic” Egyptian democracy.  It has not taken the Brotherhood’s credo to heart: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”   No wonder Obama selected Kerry as the possible Secretary of State.  

The Muslim Brotherhood was created in 1928 in Egypt and banned several times starting in 1948.  it supported the Egyptian Revolution in 1952 and tried to assassinate President Nasser.  By electing Morsi, it is now in power.  President Anwar Sadat, Israel's peace partner, was assassinated on October 7, 1981.   "The attackers would eventually come to be identified as Islamist nationalists associated with the Muslim Brotherhood under the name of Islamic Jihad.  Mubarak took over and carried out all previous peace programs.

"As a result of Sadat's assassination, the Muslim Brotherhood remained banned and the Camp David Accords were saved, along with Egypt's power elite. Vice President Mubarak, now President, completed Sadat's term and went on to lead Egypt for the next thirty years. Furthermore, had the Muslim Brotherhood assumed power back in 1981, it would have repudiated the Camp David Accords at once." Morsi won the so called election and put a very ill Mubarak in prison.

We all thought when Kerry  was running for President that he was pro-Israel.  Time tells a confusingly different story.
At the Democratic Convention in 2012 Kerry ignored the decision of his party leadership to remove Jerusalem from their platform and instead opened his podium speech by attacking Romney for his “neo-con advisors” and then proceeded to quote Benjamin Netanyahu out of context."

We all know what Kerry meant when he said “neo-cons” – it is code speak for pro-Zionists. Kerry’s words show that he will be hostile to the very existence  of Israeli towns in the suburbs of Jerusalem. Democrats consider these “settlements” to be part of the “Occupied West Bank” and he will label them as such.  Such thinking is like a double-edged sword.  What does he not approve of;  Jerusalem suburbs or Zionists?  Obviously he hasn't checked with international lawyers such as Professor Eugene Kontorovich about Jerusalem.

President Obama does not seem to approve of Israel, especially with his tussle with Netanyahu over 1969 lines that was watched on TV,  and his choices reflect this  with Kerry and Hagel.  If Israel finds itself in a vise, we can look to our own Jewish population of which 69%  voted in this President.  Though Jews are only about 2% of the USA population, they are leaders.  J Street takes an opposing view compared with AIPAC as the  “pro-peace, pro-Israel” J Street lobby group and said Hagel “would be an outstanding choice” to head the Pentagon."  "(AIPAC), the most influential pro-Israel lobby group, has so far kept a discreet silence, although a former longstanding spokesman, Josh Block, who now heads The Israel Project, strongly denounced Hagel for his opposition to sanctions against Iran and his refusal to sign various letters and resolutions against Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas that were favoured, if not drafted, by AIPAC.


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