Obama Pushed Early Elections In Egypt Knowing That It Would Likely Lead to Islamist Victory

Barack Obama pushed for early elections in Egypt knowing that it could lead to an Islamist victory.
Sure enought, last week the Islamist parties won 60% of the seats in parliament. The reformist youth movement was decimated in the elections.

Egyptian women gather outside a polling site to vote in the parliamentary elections in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Voting began on Monday in Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising nine months ago. The vote is a milestone many Egyptians hope will usher in a democratic age after decades of dictatorship. The banner in Arabic, top left, is the name of a candidate Bahiya Mohammed Ahmed. (AP/Bernat Armangue)

The Obama administration offered tempered praise this week as millions of Egyptians cast ballots in an election likely to be the country’s freest and fairest ever — a vote the U.S. insisted go forward despite objections by pro-democracy street protesters.

The administration wanted timely elections even though they risked leaving the U.S. with less influence and fewer friends in the Middle East.

After two days of largely peaceful voting marked by high turnouts, U.S. spokesmen termed Egypt’s first vote since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster a success. They focused on the openness of the parliamentary election and not on the Islamic hardliners who may end up the big winners — or what that might mean for U.S. policy or U.S. ally Israel.

“As much as it’s important to protest in Tahrir Square, the real future — the democratic future — of Egypt will be decided in the ballot box,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said. “The Egyptian people are now exercising their democratic right in a peaceful fashion that will lead to real democratic change in the long term for Egypt. That’s a very good thing.”

The Obama Administration knew that holding early elections would favor the Islamist parties. They pushed it anyway. Now the Islamists are in charge of Egypt.

Caroline Glick added this on Israel’s new Islamic neighbors:

Until the US-supported overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt served as the anchor of the US alliance system in the Arab world. The Egyptian military is US-armed, US-trained and US-financed. The Suez Canal is among the most vital waterways in the world for the US Navy and the global economy. Due to Mubarak’s commitment to stemming the tide of jihadist forces that threatened his regime, under his rule Egypt served as a major counter-terror hub in the US-led war against international jihad.

GIVEN EGYPT’S singular importance to US strategic interests in the Arab world, the Obama administration’s response to the calamitous election results has been shocking. Rather than sound the alarm bells, US President Barack Obama has celebrated the results as a victory for “democracy.”

Rather than warn Egypt that it will face severe consequences if it completes its Islamist transformation, the Obama administration has turned its guns on the first country that will pay a price for Egypt’s Islamic revolution: Israel.

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  • jainphx

    Well of course he did, did anyone expect any different?

  • StrangernFiction

    The Egyptian people are now exercising their democratic right in a peaceful fashion that will lead to real democratic change in the long term for Egypt.

    Of course “real democratic change” = the subjugation of women and the persecution of Christians.

  • StrangernFiction

    You’ve got to love how liberals/commies will throw an entire sex under the bus to further their anti-semitic and anti-American agenda. They really are lovely people.

  • How Many Murdered With Fast and Furious Guns?

    Gee, I’m kinda surprised a radical left administration would have foreign policy advisors that risk or abandon U.S. interests abroad.
    Did the press warn the country about this before the election? I seem to recall the press stating everyone would love the U.S. under Obama.

  • The two sitting there seem to have sussed what’s in store for the women of Cairo now… might want to go for their final Sunday drive this weekend while they still can

  • juandos

    If you all pardon the pun could this and a few other actions have been the straw that broke the camel’s back?

    Note the following from the UK Independent: No happy ending: the end of Obama’s Hollywood romance

    Clooney, Hanks, Spielberg – the stars feted him in 2008. Now the President finds his friends out of the picture

  • Eubulides

    You Mubarak apologists are ignorant and vile.

  • patman

    Give a knife to a 5-yr old and expect blood on your hands… Except, that’s not what Obama expected…

  • StrangernFiction

    The Egyptian military is US-armed, US-trained and US-financed.

    And this was a very bad idea. Aiding muzzies was, is, and always will be a BAD IDEA.

  • StrangernFiction

    #6 December 6, 2011 at 9:28 am
    juandos commented:

    They’d be a lot happier if our heads were on pikes.

  • WillofLa

    This just goes to show you what “useful idiots” are. All the “youth activists” who were the one’s we saw on TV doing all the protesting and rioting, and killing, and burning are the ones who those behind the “movement” are cannon fodder for those who are actually the one’s who will end up in control when the dust settles. And who was it? The Muslim Brotherhood! And Islamic fundementalist bringing in Shiria. There won’t be any women driving cars, going to school, owning property, or living on their own. All that is a sin, and those in control don’t want the “youth” who did all the work to have any say so over what kinds of laws there will be for the people of Egypt.

    This is what the dummies in the Occupy Wall Street protesters need to understand and that is who is backing their movement is who will get the say-so when all the yelling and rioting is over. They are the one’s who will have the clout to go before Congressional committee hearings to make their demands heard, not these dummies on the street we’ve been hearing from on the internet, and TV. The Socialists and Communists who are backing this movement in the country will be the one’s who’ll get what they want if we see Obama in the White House after next November.

    And I’ll tell you another thing and that is we’d better take the Senate and more liberal Republican’s like Boehner and other RINO’s, and more Democrats need to be voted out of office, and put real conservatives in those seats. Then even if Obama is re-elected he won’t be able to do a thing.

  • StrangernFiction

    OT Great article:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/beat_back_barack.html

    And it ain’t going to be Mittens.

  • ASCII Mohammed

    Eubulides commented:
    You Mubarak apologists are ignorant and vile.

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    | Look, a woman driving a car – Mubarak apologist! We KEEEEL!
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  • Highlander

    Eubulides,

    What is now shaping up as a replacement for Mubarak (Obama abetted) – will be truly ignorant and vile. Cause and effect – a concept children and leftist trolls lack the ability to understand.

  • Gary

    And at what point will all those pundits telling the rest of us this was a democracy movement and the muslim brotherhood would never get more than 3% of the vote going to be held accountable and dismissed from further punditry?

    Brigitte Gabriel was screaming this on television last Spring in the face of these pompous pundits who laughed at the absurdity of it. Never mind she’s seen it play out up close and personal in her own life and all they’ve done is read it in the newspaper. But she’s the one they stop putting on the shows.

    If you want some good insights read her books:
    Why They Hate
    They Must Be Stopped

  • Ben Hur

    Right. I’m sure these “elections” were as free and fair as the Palestinian “elections”.

    Or the Russian “elections” Hilary just labelled “unfair”.

  • Neo

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  • Eubulides

    #14
    I will concede that it is too early to tell. I hope you are wrong on this.

  • 8675309

    This should come as no surprise. Iran has an islamist goverment. When people rose up, Obama barely made a comment. Egypt, Lybia, and Syria did not have islamist governments. None were a real threat to Isreal and Obama has had a lot to say. Soon all three will have activist islamist governments who wil attack Isreal. It looks as if Obama’s strategy will come to fruition, without the press ever having discussed it.

  • mercador

    I have always felt that this guy was a muslim, and that he is in to bring the this country down by weaken it to where it can not recover. I believe that this is what Rush meant when he said that he hoped he would fail. I do not claim to know what is in a man’s heart, but I feel that he is an Islamist and not a Christian.

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  • Finncrisp

    Moslem Barry is on fire – his Moslem spring is going just swimmingly. Everything he shoots is going in the hole! Main stream media is falling all over themselves to not cover this story in a “journalistic” fashion. Makes ya want to puke.

  • eaglewingz08

    So no foreign aid for any muslim country because of antigay policies (sharia law)? Is this how Obama’s going to justify cutting off all future funding to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan? How about defunding the Pfakistinian Authority and Hamass on this basis too? They are vile antigay thugocracies too. In fact, I’d bet that outside of the first world countries, barely ten percent of the rest of the world have pro gay policies or could enact such policies which would be against the wishes of their peoples. And those third world countries which were inching toward some semblance of tolerance are now being overthrown by Obama’s mideast islamization tour.

  • Stuart

    Eubulides # 18 It is not too early to tell.
    Get with the program. The Moslem Brotherhood has already declared war on the United States. Their clerics have already decided that America is an enemy and must be destroyed. I will grant you that the fatwa issued by them was not widely reported, but neither was the fatwa and declaration of war issued by Usama Bin Ladin. It should be abundantly obvious to you, if you read anything other than the daily Kos, that the MB does not play well with others.
    Their will be blood.

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  • bigL

    I bet all the polls showing a plan for sharia and theocracy are conducted as “Card-check”.
    There are 80 million people and prrob 60 million make living by tourism.How in the heck will Islamism invite tourism?
    Another basket case on the world tab.Plus like the Aghan taliban the islams will shoot up the Pyramids.Idiots.

  • squeaky

    would have to wonder just what contributions were made by code pink bill ayers and bernadette dorn? inquiring minds and all.

  • dunce

    The numbers reported never mentioned the 10% Copt part of the electorate that surely never voted for the islamist parties so it is even more lopsided than this report.

  • Beth

    So, Barry, Leon and Hillary all did their hammering. Interesting pic of them accompanying Glick’s article. They look well pleased with their little selves don’t they?

    According to His Word, Someone else has some hammering planned as well.
    Do you think these people will still be smiling when the Lord of Israel begins His hammering?

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Well, duh, who know this would happen !?!

  • OBAMASLIE

    When will people wake up and wise up to this guy. He is a radical, communist Muslim and must be stopped and kicked to the curb. America deserves far, far better.

  • D’ya think?

    d(^_^)b
    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • Molon Labe

    Eubilides:

    Don’t you work with Jeff Dunham? Can I have you autograph, just sign it “I’ll killll you!”

  • reliapundit

    Read the President’s Christmas statement —

    ““More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep,” said Obama. “But this was not just any child. Christ’s birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God’s love for us. And He grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful: that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves…”

    He does not refer to the birth of the Prince of Peace or Son of God.

    Barry Soetoro refers to Jesus Christ as “a leader with a servant’s heart” that is, as a human teacher or prophet.

    Which is how Jesus Christ is viewed by Islam.

    Barry Soetoro refers to Jesus Christ in a way that would be permissible to a Muslim, not in a way that would be expected of the devout Christian he pretends to be.

    Draw your own conclusions.

  • reliapundit
  • JeremyR

    Let’s be honest – this would have happened in any event.

    I mean, look at the region – even in places where there were dictators we didn’t support (Libya for instance), Islamists have taken over. Look at Turkey – they weren’t a dictatorship at all (thank to Ataturk years ago deciding he’d rather be a George Washington type, albeit one that stayed in office longer), but the party running it now is basically the same as the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Islamism is the new normal, unfortunately, we’re going to have to just deal with it.

  • Andrew – Des Moines

    ‘Democracy’ is the guardian of freedom, not a noble end unto itself. Democracy also reflects the true nature — good or decrepit — of the people.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    He hates whites, Jews, and Christians…he is sitting us up to be taken over..DOJ is all black racist like Holder and Palestinians…where do you think all these polices are coming from? Look at Holder racists refused to do anything to BLACK Panthers..his race is first not his oath to congress—they are all in on this ISALMIST take over and want our military gone..

  • iconoclast

    “Islamism is the new normal, unfortunately, we’re going to have to just deal with it.”

    It isn’t an accident that the Islamists gain power with the receding US power. As the USA abandons traditional allies, friends who haven’t been thrown to the dogs are quickly figuring out that the USA is no longer a reliable ally. The now-rising star of Islamists led by the terror sponsoring Iran will only be addressed by the spilling of a lot of blood. Hopefully Obama and most progressives will be out of power by the time we have to go to war again.

  • mmm

    If any one thinks it is democracy they seek you have been told a tall tale (thank you state dept.,
    and msm). Islam rejects ALL man made law. They consider democracy man made law and despise it..

  • You want to know what is “vile”?

    The problem is that we in the West have persistently presenting “democracy” as starting and ending with The Vote, declaring such “democracy” sufficient to assure freedom and peace … then treat all outcomes of The Vote as morally equivalent.

    This definition of democracy is not sufficient to assure freedom and peace … for without the checks and balances of rights-respecting governance that protect both the integrity of the electoral process, and the unalienable rights of the individual from even the majority, mere democracy is susceptible to being hijacked by tyrants who exploit the voters by encouraging mob rule and/or leading them to approve a return to authoritarian rule in a “one man, one vote, one time — the LAST time” election.

    We have limited the definition of “democracy” because promoting those self-evident truths our own nation was established to uphold and protect is seen by some allegedly “enlightened” people as an expression of arrogance and/or imperialism.

    We are so afraid of telling someone that they are wrong, that we stand by as they destroy lives and threaten the peace, and pat ourselves on the back for being so “understanding” and respectful of their “right to self-determination”.

    We got away with that for a long time … but in today’s highly-interconnected global civilization, the dysfunctions that are allowed to fester in the name of “understanding” can spread like the flu through a first-grade classroom, and end up causing serious harm to not only our economic prosperity, but to the sustainability of peace itself.

    Basically, we need to take the attitude that, if you want to interact with the rest of us, you need to get and keep your own house in order … and nothing less than rights-respecting governance, not just democracy, can assure that.

    But don’t expect that from today’s bunch of Best and Brightest that is in charge.

  • richard40

    I remember that when Bush pushed for premature elections in Palestine, and Hamas ended up winning in Gaza, the left gave him endless grief for it. Now Obama repeats the mistake in Egypt.

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