By The Right Scoop


NEW YORK TIMES – With the Muslim Brotherhood pulling within reach of an outright majority in Egypt’s new Parliament, the Obama administration has begun to reverse decades of mistrust and hostility as it seeks to forge closer ties with an organization once viewed as irreconcilably opposed to United States interests.

The administration’s overtures — including high-level meetings in recent weeks — constitute a historic shift in a foreign policy held by successive American administrations that steadfastly supported the autocratic government of President Hosni Mubarak in part out of concern for the Brotherhood’s Islamist ideology and historic ties to militants.

The shift is, on one level, an acknowledgment of the new political reality here, and indeed around the region, as Islamist groups come to power. Having won nearly half the seats contested in the first two rounds of the country’s legislative elections, the Brotherhood on Tuesday entered the third and final round with a chance to extend its lead to a clear majority as the vote moved into districts long considered strongholds.

The reversal also reflects the administration’s growing acceptance of the Brotherhood’s repeated assurances that its lawmakers want to build a modern democracy that will respect individual freedoms, free markets and international commitments, including Egypt’s treaty with Israel. …

It would be “totally impractical” not to engage with the Brotherhood “because of U.S. security and regional interests in Egypt,” a senior administration official involved in shaping the new policy said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss diplomatic affairs.

“There doesn’t seem to me to be any other way to do it, except to engage with the party that won the election,” the official said, adding, “They’ve been very specific about conveying a moderate message — on regional security and domestic issues, and economic issues, as well.”

Sometimes you just don’t know what to say anymore about this guy who treats our enemies like friends and our friends like they should be under the sole of his shoe. I know I’ve posted this quote before, but it really says it all and I’m going to post it here again:

They are glibly about to put the Lenins of our time into trains heading for Moscows of our time, they find nothing odd that they are pushing for the Muslim Brotherhood to be taken into governing when everything needs to be done to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out even as one carefully negotiates the long historic transition of Arab societies from tribal autocracy and military dictatorships to representative rule and constitutionally limited government.

Time for another liberty face-palm:

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  • Anonymous

    How much longer will this nation last? It has already changed so much I don’t recognize much of it anymore. OH well, we are now reaping what we have sewn.

    • Anonymous

      It’s more like we’re wearing what we have sewn.

      • Anonymous

        Someone call the fashion police!

      • Anonymous

        Haha good catch las!

  • poljunkie

    THIS is why we have to win back the White House.

    (among other reasons)

    • B-Funk

      For sure! The reasons are stacked so high that I’ve lost track of some of them! Obama, and his cronies on the Hill, need to be shown how much fun it is to be unemployed.

  • Anonymous

    “Now” he embraces the muslim brotherhood? Pulease. He went to a madrassa as a boy. He has ALWAYS embraced the muslim brotherhood. You people who voted for him should be caned in public.

  • Anonymous

    he would make a great Caliph in the middle east. He should position himself for that after November.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, he can be the caliph there and calamari here.

    • Anonymous

      I do believe Hussein Obama has his eye on UN Secretary General. Not all that far off from Caliph.

  • Anonymous

    Frightening is not a strong enough word….scared out of my mind is a bit closer.
    This White House and President are endangering our country in every way they can.

    • Anonymous

      I could just spit. Is there anyone else out there who cares to join me?

      • Anonymous

        We should all meet at the next obama photo-op.

  • Anonymous

    This stated position is so dangerous. Of course it’s been the crypto position of Obama all along, but now it is fully out in the open. It is so dangerous because there is a long… a very long ten months between now and November and the kind of sabotage being engaged in by Obama at this stage will be impossible to route until next year at the very least. What usually takes decades to change has now become decades of change within months.

    We can only hope that Obama’s natural inclination to incompetence will save the day on this… but he has tipped the barrels of poison into the water system. We can’t even begin to calculate the consequences of this foreign policy unless we begin to use Obama’s go ahead for the fetid “Arab Spring” as our baseline. And it does not look good.

    Impeach… there’s no other option.

    • Anonymous

      And a P.S….

      And to you 38 to 42 per-centers in America still enamored of your gilded messiah B. Hussein Obama… you are all idiots… and may God have mercy on America.

      Now begins the task of real adults to clean up this mess… if at all humanly possible.

  • Anonymous

    It would be “totally impractical” not to engage with the Brotherhood “because of U.S. security and regional interests in Egypt,” a senior administration official involved in shaping the new policy said,
    ———–
    Yeaah…why should this administration be concerned with the interests and security of the US ? Anywhere ?

  • Anonymous

    its lawmakers want to build a modern democracy that will respect individual freedoms, free markets and international commitments, including Egypt’s treaty with Israel

    What total BS. It’ll do no such thing. The Muslim Brotherhood will advocate the transformation of Eygpt into a full Islamic state under Islamic law, and they will begin the process of destroying all “jahillya” (objects of unbelief) in Eygpt, starting with ancient Eygptian artifacts and sites. It’ll become a haven for jihadism and a massive threat to Israel in very little time. The Muslim Brotherhood will also use their grasp at power to extend their influence to nearby Islamic countries and do the same thing there too. Obama is a bloody fool, but that comes with the territory, on the left.

    • Anonymous

      If the MB scraps the peace treaty with Israel… that must mean that Egypt no longer wants the Sinai. I mean if Egypt can scrap a thirty year deal with Israel, then Israel can reoccupy what they took in a fair and square battle in the first place. Then Israel can place all the settlements they want.

      Some times tit-for-tat just may be the only option.

  • Anonymous

    i figure that the adminstration is looking for advice on the upcoming election…just in case chicago style election process fails

    • Anonymous

      Then Obama can have his one-time for all-time democratic election.

    • StNikao

      AMERICANS ELECT may be Obama’s fail-proof plan to guarantee his re-election, in addition to:
      – preventing voter photoIDs,
      – to granting amnesty to a million illegal aliens, – OWS/Arab Spring/Union/ACORN style civil unrest, intimidation. (Jimmy Hoffa Jr. promised violence in Obama’s presence at a fundraiser this Fall.)

      AMERICANS ELECT:
      – Is already set to run an unknown third party candidate.
      – Already has big money from unknown donors.
      – Is registered on ballot in every state.
      – Has been nationally recognized by media – Chris Wallace named its founder as the Person Of the Week on his show.

      Here is an article expressing concern by an attorney. Don’t miss the comments – http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/americans_elect_obamas_third-party_tar_pit_comments.html#disqus_thread

      • StNikao

        I have written my congressmen, Michele Bachmann, ACLJ about this organization.

        The author and other attorneys in the comments section were concerned about the legality of this auxilliary election organization.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like he’s getting ready to deny being a muslim again.

  • Anonymous

    Old Talmudic saying: “Those that are cruel to the kind will be kind to the cruel.”

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who paid attention to Obummer’s treatment of and stance on Israel is not surprised by this.

    • Anonymous

      or paying attention to Brzezinski.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure this is what Obama wanted all along. In his speech in Cario, Egypt in 2009 the Muslim Brotherhood was invited, but Mubarak was absent. An ex-CIA agent and counter-intelligence expert has revealed in a special report that Barack Obama has quietly appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood to key posts within the Administration. The director of National Inelegance has said Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular and has disowned violence. And you can bet he doesn’t say anything the Administration hasn’t already said internally. And finally our dear leader was quick to throw Mubarak , a long time US ally, under the bus in favor of the opposition almost as soon as the protests began. So the real question is why does this administration want to empower the Muslim Brotherhood? What is there end-game? Surely they must realize they are empowering a regime that is anti-west, anti-Israel and could destabilize the whole middle-east.

    • Anonymous

      “…..why does this administration want to empower the Muslim Brotherhood?”

      Watchman74, I think you answered your own question. Because this administration is anti-west and anti-Israel and are looking to destabilize the whole middle east.

    • StNikao

      Muslim-Brotherhood is behind every Muslim organization in US and there are many.
      Holy Land Foundation (has been indicted for sponsoring terrorism)
      Muslim Public Affairs Council
      CAIR = Hamas
      ISNA = Huge financial entity

      Infiltration of US Gov. by Islamists – http://www.pjtv.com/v/2930

      Holy Land Foundation trial – http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/holy_land_foundation_convictions_upheld.html

  • Anonymous

    What is the president to do in a situation as such? Mubarak is a wrap, democracy came in, Muslim Brotherhood elected. This is how democracy works, correct?

    And I’ll be the first to admit, I’m embarrassed by my lack of knowledge on worldly issues… with that disclosed, I must ask why is there so much opposition toward the Muslim Brotherhood? I could understand the drama if Al Qaeda was elected, but what has the MB done to us? Is it because they have Muslim in their title? May impose Sharia law? It almost is like because this is happening under Obama’s watch, conservatives need to flip this into bad policy from Obama. What would Mitt Romney or Santorum do in this situation?

    Please enlighten me.

    • Anonymous

      Obama created this problem intentionally. What he is doing is exactly to plan.

      • Anonymous

        Ok, the problem of… free elections? I don’t mean to sound dumb, but I am not informed. I thought we all wanted Mubarack gone, are you saying Mubarack would better serve our interests than a democratic Egypt?

        And what is Obama’s plan? If it’s to destroy America or something nearly as outlandish as being born in Kenya, then spare me.

        • Anonymous

          Kenya? No, he is empowering the Islamist’s to attack Israel.

          • Anonymous

            Where is evidence of that?

            And how would Reagan or any other republican all star handle this situation differently from Obama? Let me rephrase, what would you like to see be done about this? Military involvement? Send in Seal Team 6? A dozen or so drones?

            • Anonymous

              Don’t worry about it. Just keep your eyes closed. Ignorance is bliss.

    • Anonymous

      Muslims CANNOT separate religion from Sharia. Sharia CANNOT coexist with democracy, individual liberty or anything close to them. There are only two stable states in an isalmic nation – brutal dictatorship or brutal sharia theocracy. Every thing else is transition.

      Bush naively thought democracy could exist in a muslim nation. Obama knows it cannot.

      The goal is the destabilization of the middle east. Obama and Brzezinski’s brand of imperailism.

      Read my friend, read. The freedom you are losing is your own.

      • Anonymous

        No, now that’s generalizing… just like with any religion, there are literalists/extremists and modernists. None of the Muslims I know abide by Sharia law. We here in America focus all our attention on the few extremists and that gives us a tainted perception.

        And what motive would Obama have to destabilize the Middle East? Because he is the covert Muslim ring leader wants his fellow peoples to come after the U.S.? With regards to the naivety you speak of from Bush, are you suggesting that we shouldn’t have gone to Iraq in the first place>? Then I’m with you friend.

    • http://hashmonean.com saus

      The leading cleric and Osama Bin Laden’s partner in creating Al Qaeda was Ayman al-Zawahiri, he was the top man in Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which is basically the same thing as the Muslim Brotherhood.

      The Muslim brotherhood is the parent organization of most of the violent jihadists movements like Al Qaeda, Hamas etc.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve read this interesting article from the Hudson Institute. It conflicts with what you say…
        http://www.currenttrends.org/research/detail/the-brotherhood-vs-al-qaeda-a-moment-of-truth

        Seriously, all I want to know is who really is a threat and who is not. You have to admit our country has a limited understanding of secular affairs, therefore it’s difficult to know what’s what.

        • http://hashmonean.com saus

          What I read there is that both movements have supported violent Jihad, and fighting off non muslim ‘aggressors’. One tries to seek power through putting on a nice face to it, I don’t live in America.. I live in Israel and come face to face daily with suicide bombers, terrorists and murderers who intentionally target non muslim civilians. Hamas is Muslim Brotherhood, and a recognized terrorist organization. I don’t me to be crude in my comments, but just because Muslim Brotherhood is not pro slaughtering fellow Muslims unlike AL Qaeda, but has no problem waging Jihad against non Muslims does not endear me.

          Islamists are now seizing political power across the Mid East, they often tout elections and ‘democracy’ but the moment they obtain power suppress religious freedom, human rights, espouse Jihad and armed struggle, suppress free speech and employ violence against anyone who opposes them. There’s nothing remotely democratic about it, it’s just a mask in my opinion to further goals. Take care.

  • Anonymous

    What is the president to do in a situation as such? Mubarak is a wrap, democracy came in, Muslim Brotherhood elected. This is how democracy works, correct?

    And I’ll be the first to admit, I’m embarrassed by my lack of knowledge on worldly issues… with that disclosed, I must ask why is there so much opposition toward the Muslim Brotherhood? I could understand the drama if Al Qaeda was elected, but what has the MB done to us? Is it because they have Muslim in their title? May impose Sharia law? It almost is like because this is happening under Obama’s watch, conservatives need to flip this into bad policy from Obama. What would Mitt Romney or Santorum do in this situation?

    Please enlighten me.

    • Anonymous

      Muslims CANNOT separate religion from Sharia. Sharia CANNOT coexist with democracy, individual liberty or anything close to them. There are only two stable states in an isalmic nation – brutal dictatorship or brutal sharia theocracy. Every thing else is transition.

      Bush naively thought democracy could exist in a muslim nation. Obama knows it cannot.

      The goal is the destabilization of the middle east. Obama and Brzezinski’s brand of imperailism.

      Read my friend, read. The freedom you are losing is your own.

  • Anonymous

    Muslim Brotherhood is for an Islamic Caliphate. It is not a democracy, they are killing and beating Coptic Christians. I think that’s all that I need write about them.

  • Anonymous

    No surprise…obama is a member of this terrorist group.

  • Anonymous

    When the US is negotiating with the Taliban to release Gitmo detainees (the most vicious of them) and our “agent” is Qaradawi, ya gotta know we have a terrible problem in our State Department and the Department of Defense.

    Frontpagemag has an article about this and it fits right in with this cozy (crazy) attitude toward the MB.

  • Anonymous

    I think its time to admit that democracy will not work in an Islamic culture.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, and it should have been obvious from the beginning. Islam is about submission and control, not about choice. This is like giving Satan the job of promoting good will.

    • Anonymous

      They are diametrically opposed and muslims will never, can never, separate sharia from islam.

      Islamists and all mulsims know this. They mock us for the fools we are.

  • Anonymous

    America is dying and we are discussing who is going to be her next doctor in one year!
    A surgeon with a faked license is removing vital organs out of her body to make her weak and vulnerable on purpose. After three years of „fundamental treatment“ I don’t recognize America anymore, her hair doesn’t shine and her eyes are barely open. The light of liberty that was glowing over her is not there anymore and a period of darkness has invaded her home.
    I don’t think that she can wait any longer………
    Soon she will lose her name, her rights and her religion. Are we really planning to wait and see?
    Where is the MAN who is going to arrive just in time?
    Where is the MAN who is willing to speak out and is willing to pay the price of losing his freedom, his wealth and his status to save this precious Lady now!

    • Anonymous

      The was a WOMAN prepared to do this. We failed to believe in her.

      • Anonymous

        I am talking about the illegal status of our President. Any of the candidates is talking about this important issue. To address this matter or to support the ones who are working in the shadows, would be the fastest way to stop Obama from killing America. Every candidate running for office should be forced in each State to present his birth certificate before been allowed to rally and everyone should present a photo ID before voting.

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I think this has been Obama’s goal the entire time….to put radical Muslims in power so they would have more influence over world affairs. How else can you explain him giving the cold shoulder to our allies, removing the peace-keeping leaders (oppressive or not), and paving the way for radical Islam to gain massive ground in the world?

    • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

      You weren’t an Air Force major, were you?

      • Anonymous

        No, why do you ask? I somehow feel an insult coming… :)

        • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

          Dude, seriously. How could you not have heard of MAJOR KONG?!

          • Anonymous

            You’re video came up with this…
            The URL contained a malformed video ID.
            Sorry about that.

            But, I looked for it and he’s the guy that rode the nuclear bomb (with a cowoy hat on) on “Dr. Strangelove”? The movie was made in 1964, three years before I was born.

            It seems vaguely familiar, but I don’t recall it. Yeah, that’s me riding a nuclear bomb to the Middle East, lol. Of course, I wouldn’t nuke the Middle East but I like the rhetoric.

            • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

              Yes! Dr. Strangelove featuring Slim Pickins as Major “King” Kong!

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    He’s been friends with muslims for years, he’s got muslim brotherhood in his administration, muslims are forced on our inteligence agencies and homeland security, and people wonder that he’d make moves to embrace muslim brotherhood in Egypt?

  • Anonymous

    Barry’s new name – Obamaladen

    Where’s Seal Team 6?

  • Anonymous

    I love the liberty face palm. I’m gonna steal it (I mean borrow) it from you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    I have been waiting to post this – The time is right for this !

    Barack Obama – during his Cairo speech, said:
    “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part
    of America’s story.”

    AN AMERICAN CITIZEN’S RESPONSE:

    Dear Mr. Obama:

    Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed?
    Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

    Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day?
    Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

    Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?
    or the

    Declaration of Independence?
    or the

    Bill of Rights?

    Didn’t think so.

    Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England?
    No.

    Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America?
    No, they did not.

    In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery.
    MR.Obama, your own half brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself,
    even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black
    Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your
    family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?

    Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this Country?

    Not present.

    There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr.
    or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

    Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era?
    Again, not present.

    In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture.
    So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the
    ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband.

    Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?

    Where were Muslims during World War II?

    They were aligned with Adolf Hitler.
    The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler,
    reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi’s in killing Jews

    Finally,
    Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001?
    If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center , the Pentagon or a field
    in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the
    Middle East. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world
    celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day.
    Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s a$$es you bent
    over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To
    most Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

    And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America.

    Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates.
    They were Muslim.

    And now we can add November 5, 2009 –

    The slaughter of American
    soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a
    doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers
    returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America.

    Muslim Heritage, my butt!

    • Anonymous

      Joe, I’m sure you remember him campaigning and during one of his ‘down from the mountain’ speeches going on and on about “Words? Just words” ? Well he was right. Everything he says is JUST WORDS. They mean nothing because they are only tools to get the gullible to do what he wants them to do. This Muslim speech is also just that….JUST WORDS.

      The man is a total falsehood and his words are totally false and this country is in the middle of paying a mortal price for this.

      I have to leave and go take one of my blood pressure pills.

      Have a good night my friend.

  • Anonymous

    First, we are releasing Taliban leaders back to Afghanistan and now we embracing theMuslim brotherhood. We are sooooo SCRE WED !! Come on NOVEMBER !

  • Anonymous

    Apparently the Arab Spring is becoming America’s Winter of Discontent!

  • http://twitter.com/politiJim PolitiJim

    Some call it Treason

  • Anonymous

    What are the odds that congress has enough on B.O. for impeachment? If so, when?

    • Anonymous

      There are not enough in Congress to raise impeachment even if they have bothered to collect the evidence.

      Congress is like two competing crime families. Each lets the other grow its illegal operation, looking toward the day they can take it over.

      The government is the problem. It has grown beyond critical mass and is no longer able to self correct.

      2012 is critical to our survival. We the People must reject the political parties and take the first steps in long journey back.

      • Anonymous

        Good comparison sDee.

  • Anonymous

    If BO gets re-elected we deserve whatever we get….scary

  • Constance

    I suspect that this year will be so unbelievably sinister in this country – election rigging, a daily breaking of the Constitutional constraints, the Supreme Court affirming the legality of Obamacare, “missing” people who tried to get the truth out about Obama, etc. IF we survive it, and IF we get Obama out, that will only be the very beginning. This evil is so entrenched in our country now that it will take decades to even begin to reverse it. One election will not reverse anything – it will take many elections and a complete stamping out of the ideology of those like Obama.

  • bobemakk

    Obama is a muslim himself and no one can convince me otherwise. He bows to muslim nations and apologizes for wars that liberated other countries. The man was put here by our enemies to destroy US.

    Gingrich for president. The lamestream media is trashing Newt for “historical” baggage. All politicians have baggage if we did deep enough, but the lamestream/left socialists won’t expose democrats, they love the big zero/Obama. Newt has made his mark with his “Contract with America,” a contract he fulfilled that no other politician can match.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rebellionblog Mike Tuggle

    But isn’t Obama just completing the project Bush started? From the Boston Globe:

    “A small, controversial effort launched under President George W. Bush to fund and train election monitors in Egypt played a key role in the movement to topple President Hosni Mubarak’s regime.”

    As Edmund Burke warned, “The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.”