Skip to comments.Working With the Muslim Brotherhood (You !@$$ing Idiot Alert)
Posted on 10/23/2012 12:31:51 PM PDT by mojito
Perhaps the most radical change in U.S. foreign policy under President Obama has occurred here in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood, long shunned as a collection of dangerous Islamist extremists, is now the de facto object of American support.
Not only that: Ultraconservative Salafist politicians, who make the Brotherhood seem like moderate pragmatists, are now regular visitors to the U.S. Embassy and, on the theory that it is better to have them inside the tent than out, they are able to visit the United States to learn how things work in the land of Jeffersonian democracy.
Of course, the new American thinking goes, agreement will never be possible with these Salafis on womens rights, for example, but this does not mean that they cannot have a mutually beneficial relationship with the West or evolve. Every Salafi in Parliament is one less potential jihadist.
The turnabout is dramatic. The United States consistently supported former President Hosni Mubarak, whose campaign against the Brotherhood was relentless.
...I would argue that the United States has made the right choice; that this new policy of engagement with even extreme currents of political Islam in the Middle East is salutary....
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Yes, the very same Roger Cohen who devoted much column space last year arguing that the current regime in Iran was actually good for Jews.
Ok, I know that liberals are stupid. I know that liberals are insane. But do they have to keep proving it, again and again and again and again?
Best reason in the world not to live in New York City?
The people who live there, have not allowed this paper to go bankrupt.
It’s not complicated.
Under Hussein, the US has switched sides in the war on terror.
In ten years the major dailies, magazines, publishers and networks will either not exist or will be obscure shells of their former selves.
ain’t that the truth....
the muslims are our new allies in a new brave world.
forget 1400 years of history and progress.
just watch the islamic time machine destroy all western culture.
welcome to the obama agenda
Well, I can maybe imagine Obama in a tryst with Bill Clinton, since Bill is an older, white male and all, but Hillary..., nah, not even in jest. She is the wrong sex for Obama.
If that's correct - and I think it's almost impossible to draw any other conclusion - I want the 0 administration and the Slimes to just be honest and fess up. Yes, we favor the establishment of radical Islamist states. Yes, we favor the eradication of Israel. Yes, we look forward to the creation of a new caliphate and the imposition of Sharia law. Because, as you say, that's precisely what this policy means.
Behghazi was long known as a hotbed of AQ support, sending more jihadists to fight the Amriki in Iraq and A-stan than any other region.
When Obama decided to intervene in Libya, was when Q began to attack Benghazi.
The final effect was to protect AQ in Libya.
Then Obama left a “naked” consulate there, as a sign of our good faith. The Brits left, the Red Cross, everybody. Too insecure.
But Obama kept our “naked” embassy staff in place, surrounded by black AQ flags.
And like the Aesops Fable about the frozen viper and the farmer, the viper struck us as soon as it could. Only Obama didn’t get the venom, our embassy staff did.
I sense a frog / scorpion moment in the future.