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Oct 01 2012

Obama Demands Emergency Gift of $450 Million to Muslim Brotherhood

Some said Obama would be just like the feckless Jimmy Carter. If only. Compare Egypt to Iran:

First Obama pulls the rug out from under a crucial and reliable ally, à la Carter. In the aftermath, Americans are held hostage and Muslims storm our embassy while the government sits on its hands, just like under the peanut farmer. But then Obama went off the Carter script. I don’t recall Jimmah shoveling mountains of our money at revolutionary Iran.

The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million, but the aid immediately encountered resistance from a prominent lawmaker wary of foreign aid and Egypt’s new course under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The aid is part of the $1 billion in assistance that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt to bolster its transition to democracy [in practice, Islamic theocracy] after the overthrow last year of the former president, Hosni Mubarak. …

An influential Republican lawmaker, Representative Kay Granger of Texas, immediately announced that she would use her position as chairwoman of the House appropriations subcommittee overseeing foreign aid to block the distribution of the money.

Good luck to Rep. Granger, but it is unlikely she will be able to prevent Obama from redistributing our wealth to our enemies.

$1 billion is only the tip of the iceberg that Obama is deliberately ramming our hull into.

The assistance outlined in letters to Congress on Friday would be contingent on Egypt’s setting in motion economic and budgetary changes that the International Monetary Fund is now negotiating as part of a $4.8 billion loan.

The administration has also thrown its support behind that loan, and officials said they hoped it would be completed before the end of the year.

Guess where most of the IMF money will come from? That’s right; our rulers extract it from our paychecks.

There’s more:

In addition to the $1 billion in assistance, the administration is working with Egypt to provide $375 million in financing and loan guarantees for American financiers who invest in Egypt and a $60 million investment fund for Egyptian businesses. All of that comes on top of $1.3 billion in military aid that the United States provides Egypt each year.

What do we get in exchange for all the money? Arrogant demands:

Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.

Mubarak was a loyal ally because he didn’t want our government to stop showering him with money. But Morsi has figured out that so long as Obama is in power, the money will flow regardless. Much of it will be spent in the upcoming war against Israel.

No doubt what’s left will go toward their weapons program. After the Little Satan has been annihilated, Muslims will still have the Great Satan to deal with, if their buddy Obama hasn’t already used debt to destroy it.

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On tips from Shawn, Bob Roberts, and G. Fox.

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  • Cindy Nerger

    wut dat be, bout da price o a nookleer bom frum duh Yookrane?

  • Rotohammer

    It’s obvious to world leaders that Obama desperately needs to be liked by them. There’s all the bowing, capitulation, appeasement, retreat, and financial gifts of other people’s money.

    Contrast that with Reagan or even Bush Jr. Reagan’s foreign policy: we win, they lose. When foreign leaders know that they dont make ridiculous demands for money and abridgements to our freedoms.

  • Marian

    Funny, I haven’t heard Romney’s take on this. I think he’s trying to be Reagan II with “zingers” or whatever in the debates, when real Americans who despise odumbo just crave hearing opposition to his law-breaking, constitution-busting, America-hating thuggery. C’mon Romney, man up.

  • pointing out the obvious

    So.. how do you go about making a burgeoning democracy evolve away from perceived theocratic tendencies?

    We can begin by pointing out that the secular (normal) candidates in Egypt got 60% of the vote, but split it 3 ways, leaving only the crazies in the runoff. Rookie mistake from a country not used to democracy – Egypt can (and should) learn from that and do better next time.

    We follow up by pointing out that if we continue to invest in the future of Egypt, their economy will remain entwined with those of the rest of the Western world – making it impossible for the crazies to implement the ‘let’s go back to the Bronze Age’ policies that the Islamic crazies are keen on.

    Contrast that with the Moonbattery approach, which apparently consists of “let their economy collapse, and tell them to go fuck themselves”. What happens in that case? The Egyptian economy collapses. OK. Their people are angry, and scared. The Islamic crazies find it much easier to recruit new crazies when there is nothing good to look forward to, and all the sudden the 60% who voted for the ‘normal’ people are no longer voting that way next time.

    If people see foreign trade bringing a higher standard of living, they are not going to support the crazy people. Just aren’t. Show them that us Western democracies are in fact rich, powerful, and willing to help them be like us… or let them fall apart and devolve into Islamo-anarchy. The Egyptian people are not stupid – they are going to see their own interest served best by playing with the West instead of siding with the sandbox.

    If you people really do believe the old GOP trickle-down standard that ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’… we want that tide to rise everywhere. It will benefit us all. (Unless of course the Right doesn’t really believe the things you espouse.. always possible from the team that chose Mr. Etch-a-Sketch to represent them.)

    Seems like a fairly simple choice to me. But then again nothing is ever simple to the likes of you people… and pattern recognition was never your strong suit.

  • Alphamail

    pointing out the obvious says:

    Again with the pattern recognition thing.

    What about Obama supporting all things Muslim in every area, at every turn, at every opportunity?

    Any pattern there?

    Why can’t the administration offer a carrot – and even more aid – if the Egyptian powers that be would only recognize Israel (as they once did), stop burning 1800 year-old Coptic Christian churches and driving the sect out of the country, and stop calling America the great Satan and making overtures to Iran?

    The Egyptian military are not hard-liners and the majority of Egyptians don’t want to be run by the Muslim Brotherhood, so there’s an opportunity to salvage Egypt and get them back fully functioning – if you can call it that.

    But who will have their hands on the money first to buy weapons, promote propaganda, and keep the opposition in tow? Those who have no control? Excuse me?

    My sense of design says you don’t feed the bully and hope the bullied survive. You offer to help but it comes with strict guidelines.

    You’re a smart guy obviously, but when it comes to appeasement, I’d say you are misconstruing the pattern.

    And…..”nothing is ever simple to the likes of you people…”

    Now here’s a pattern I recognize: The Great Divider in the oval office has even semi-smart automotons like you spreading his divulsive rhetoric.

  • pointing out the obvious

    You are confused about the carrot-and-stick. Try to follow me here:

    We shouldn’t give two tiny shits about the current rulers of Egypt. We care about the people of Egypt – the ones who will be voting again, soon – and making sure that they see a clear distinction between what the Western world offers – aid, support, and a brighter future – and what the Islamo-wackos offer – a path to the Bronze Age with an option on some drone bombing(s).

    So – yes, it is possible that this aid will be seen as ‘propping up’ the current regime. But it simultaneously undermines said regime. They need our $, we provide it and help them… thereby demonstrating to the voters of Egypt that we aren’t, in fact, the Great Satan (or even some Lesser Satan) – we are indeed interested in making sure that their country can be a part of the developed world.

    This moment represents a tipping point. If we tell them to go fuck themselves… we lose the opportunity to prevent things in Egyptian society from going sideways in a way that benefits only the current Islamocrazy regime. I understand the ‘you don’t feed the bully and hope the bullied survive’ mantra, but I contend that that is a shortsighted way to approach this. We have to act now, to prevent the future from becoming something far less useful/positive/whatever.

    Does that make sense? Do you see how allowing Egypt to fall apart is actually super bad in the medium and long term, even if in the short term it might help the current regime? Remember… the goal here is to make the Egyptian people – the ones who voted 60% for the secular, Westernized candidates – remember that they do in fact like us, and want to be party to our way of life. And we need them to remember it now, not after the next Egyptian election cycle.

  • Secret Squirrel

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/295289

    i wonder when muslims will protest that cartoon?

  • Ummah Gummah

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    A well-timed nuke in the desert to remind them of what we are capable of and the simultaneous return of Sinai to Israel would work a whole lot better than shoveling money at these savages.

    .

  • SR

    Burn an American embassy, kill its ambassador and personnel and collect 450 million addition to $1 billion worth of debt forgiveness, a $60 million ‘investment fund’ for Egyptian businesses, US intervention in getting Egypt a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, primarily funded by the American taxpayer. $1.3 billion in military aid, to help Egypt defend itself from its enemies, or more accurately, “to build up its military for an attack on what Egypt considers its primary enemy, Israel”

  • Alphamail

    Let’s see if you can follow ME here…and stop putting words in my mouth.

    “We shouldn’t give two tiny shits about the current rulers of Egypt. We care about the people of Egypt – the ones who will be voting again, soon – and making sure that they see a clear distinction between what the Western world offers – aid, support, and a brighter future – and what the Islamo-wackos offer – a path to the Bronze Age with an option on some drone bombing(s).”

    Who said I don’t fully agree with that?

    But who’s to say our money given directly to the Muslim Brotherhood won’t alienate everyday friendly Egyptians who see us as allies?

    “So – yes, it is possible that this aid will be seen as ‘propping up’ the current regime.”

    Who in the hell said that? I certainly didn’t.

    I said the money will go to those directly in power – meaning – try to follow me here – the people will not see a dime of it and in fact, will be controlled with it by the Muslim Brotherhood.

    “They need our $, we provide it and help them…”

    I see you conveniently left out the gist of my concern – giving aid when guidelines are met! Guidelines don’t take a freakin’ year, just ask your liberal administration who passes regulations faster than you can pronounce the word.

    “This moment represents a tipping point.”

    Agreed.

    “If we tell them to go fuck themselves….”

    There you go again – who in the hell would think such a thing? Did I say that? I’m about to tell you to go fuck yourself if you keep deciding to speak for me.

    “Do you see how allowing Egypt to fall apart is actually super bad…?”

    Duh…I think I do…duh…I said, “There’s an opportunity to salvage Egypt and get them back fully functioning.”

    In your pattern recognition what do you think I mean?

    So what you’re saying is we give the Muslim Brotherhood (“the ones we shouldn’t give two tiny shits about”) $450 million dollars carte blanche and they’re going to do what all good Muslims do – abide by our wishes and play fair. God knows it won’t be used to buy rockets from Iran to be delivered to Gaza. How do you even know how to spell “pattern recognition?”

    Even a frickin’ loan company needs a signature or collateral of some sort.

    Oh wait, this is the age of entitlements gone global. No ID for the EBT on the N-I-L-E.

    Why on earth are you against having them abide by some rules, like recognizing Israel – as most Egyptians do – or are you another roll-back-the-borders anti-Semite?

  • KHarn

    “pointing out the obvious says:October 1, 2012 at 9:43 am”

    Have you ever tried to BUY the local bully’s friendship?

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    “They need our $, we provide it and help them…”
    So we print it or borrow it from China, and give it to Egypt
    Brilliant
    So by pointy head’s logic;
    Afghanistan needs more stables for their goats
    North Korea needs cement for their launch pads
    Iran flat out needs centrifuges
    Somalia needs spare eye patches for their pirates
    South Africa needs a fresh shipment of rope for the white farmers
    Zimbabwe needs new printing presses
    And they will all then love Obama
    Libs sure are generous
    (with other peoples money)

  • Sam Adams

    pointing out the obvious says:
    October 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Iran was once a relatively advanced, Westernized culture. Then the crazies got in charge (I’m having trouble remembering some of my history here, but I think some liberal thinking was involved).

    Fast forward 30 years. The Iranian people have an election…that the leaders apparently rigged to go their way. People riot in the streets, indicating that they, given a choice, might like to move back towards the West, away from the crazy Mullahs.

    Mr. Obama can’t be bothered to interfere in their internal affairs (and passes up one of the few chances that might have taken Iran away from the road of acquiring a nuke).

    So more people vote for a secular government, but the Muslim Brotherhood ends up in charge. Tell me again how sending money to the religious crazies will help anything….

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  • Dissektor-Unit

    “a crucial and reliable ally”

    Another scumbag that would have been executed if the US governement really did seek to export the principles of the fouding fathers.

    It would be nice if there was a way to switch the middle-east with the middle-east from a parallele Earth where humans never existed.

  • Dissektor-Unit

    Islam is the allie of “liberalism” aka cultural-marxism, to destroy western civilization.

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