Shocker: Egyptian president condemns French military intervention in Mali

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs:

FRANCE 24 – In a move that threatens to strain ties between Egypt and France, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said Monday he was against the French military intervention in Mali, saying it could create further unrest in the region.

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi has broken ranks with the international community at large over France’s intervention in Mali, saying he was opposed to the action out of fear it would sow seeds of unrest in the region.

Speaking at the opening session of an Arab economic summit in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Monday, Morsi said he had hoped for a more “peaceful and developmental” approach to the crisis in Mali. France officially intervened in the destabilised West African country on January 11, after Mali appealed to Paris for military assistance to help retake the northern half of the country from Islamist militants.

“We do not accept at all the military intervention in Mali because it will fuel conflict in the region,” Morsi said.

A member of Egypt’s powerful Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement, Morsi’s comments are likely to sour the mood with France ahead of his planned visit to Paris on February 1.

Members of the international community distanced themselves from the Egyptian president’s stance, offering their support, if not troops, to France.


And yet we’re still giving Egypt sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks. Like I said, signs, signs, everywhere are signs.

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  • Rocco11

    Morsi’s Egypt is to Obama what North Korea is to China, or more simply put what MSNBC is to NBC…

    • TexasPGRRider

      GREAT POINT Rocco…Peace be with you….

    • the outspoken wing of an evil group…..well said, rocco. as seiu is the democratic party. as al qaida is to islam.

  • bbitter

    …Blockin’ up the scenery, breakin’ my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

    The lines are being drawn. Egypt has chosen a side, (or at least their government), what side will France choose? What percentage of France is muslim now? Where will they fall on the issue of radical islamists and terrorism? Will France, or the rest of Europe, join in the call for a Caliphate?

    I’ll be watching this one.

    • 1endtimes2020

      France—the country that sent Christian missionaries to North America. One good thing about France, when they’re fed up with something going on in their country, they start a revolution.
      They just had a ONE MILLION PROLIFE protesters march in Paris.
      One day, they’ll be fed up with muslims trying to tell them how to live their lives and trying to change their culture. Spain kicked them out, after 200 years of occupation, and France will, also.

      • bbitter

        You misunderstand me. I’m talking about modern France. What percentage of their population is made up of ethnic muslims?
        According to the US State dept. ( you have 8-10% of the population as muslim during 2008. That’s only going to go up.

        Yes, the French usually have a revolution when they get fed-up. The question is: which way will it go? ~10% of the US population fought and determined the revolutionary war.

        My statement is simply that we are headed to a crossroads where the majority don’t see a danger or they don’t care, and instead of fighting for independence and freedom, as the US typically has, they are likely to be dependent, mindless tools in the hands of a bloated bureaucracy.

        France is not the only european nation in this problem, not by far. I only mentioned them as they are fingered in this article.

        • 1endtimes2020

          I didn’t misunderstand you. I clicked ‘like’ to your commentary.
          I was adding my own points, to your commentary, that’s all.
          I agreed with you. I suppose I could have made that clearer. Okay?

  • Conniption Fitz

    Morsi is an Islamist and as such, has made a number of statements that are ludicrous and contemptable, including quoting the Koran’s hateful, racist dictum: “Jews are descended from apes and pigs.”

    • 1endtimes2020

      That idiot should take a look in the mirror.

  • 1endtimes2020

    Aw, gee, that devil’s disciple isn’t getting his way in Mali. Too bad.

  • colliemum

    So French military intervention ‘will fuel conflict in the region’ according to Morsi.

    Islamists attacking a government, killing people, trying to install shariah – that is no conflict, that is peaceful.
    Yeah, right …

  • The novice is now coming out ans showing in Morsi. That is why angry mobs voting and intimidating people never ends well. The sun is in it’s final sunset on Egypt.

  • TexasPGRRider

    And we`re sending This guy F-16s…Come on people… B.O.`s agenda is SO obvious….

  • Yazz55

    What Morsi really means is that France sending military support to fight against islamofascists is not ok. But islamists like him sending military support to support his comrades is ok.

    Remind anyone about a similar double standard coming out of a white house in Wash DC occupied by a black man?

  • Sober_Thinking

    This is so damn stupid… so avoidable.

    I wonder what Obama’s good buddies in the Arab nations think about this? How about America’s good buddy, Israel?

    Talk about backwards foreign policy and supporting terrorism.

  • Gee and even more surprising, dear leader’s showin’ that flexibility he promised by giving his brotherhood F-16s. Whoo hooo.

    • harry

      You’re forgetting that there is 100 Abrams tanks in the deal as well. Those are supposed to be sometime in the spring or summer I believe.

  • Ironically, Morsi is right. He is an anti-semitic Muslim Brotherhood thug, but he IS right about military intervention only making matters worse. Military intervention only works if you go all the way, if you invade the country and force an unconditional surrender on it, putting the losers totally at your mercy, like Germany and Japan were after World War II. But, knowing Obama and the French, they will do what they did in Libya, which is simply support one Islamic thug over another for a little while and then leave. All al Qaeda in Mali has to do is keep their heads down for a few months and the French, thinking that they’ve won, will leave. Then al Qaeda will simply come back and take over the country again. So all the French are doing right now is poking the hornet’s nest, NOT destroying it. Unless the French go all the way and totally decimate and kill all of al Qaeda in Mali, Morsi is right. All this will do is make things worse in the region, as our intervention did in Libya.

    • you are absolutely right. there is something that can be done, however, by any country willing to strike a blow for freedom from islamic slavery and genocide: expel all of its muslims. not just the “violent” muslims. not just the “radical” muslims. not just the “jihadist” muslims. all of them. imported and home grown. citizens and invaders. legal and illegal. all of them. then let the muslim masses in their hellholes of islam wail and gnash their teeth in helpless rage.

  • sjmom

    Now I know why Obama has not done anything with the French in Mali. His master, Morsi, is against it.

  • stage9

    Egypt to Receive F-16s
    State Department refuses to delay delivery to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt

  • Good. Maybe the French and Egyptians can declare total war, and go at it. Then, when France is overrun, the UN can send in a powerful peace keeping force with prior experience in France:

    the GERMANS.

    Just imagine the looks on the froggie’s faces, when columns and columns of troops and vehicles are marching and rolling into Paris, singing at the top of their lungs about eating, swilling and belching beer, killing people with bayonets, and cold bratwurst.


  • hongryhawg

    If he doesn’t like it, he’s about to have F-16 fighter jets and 200 Abrams tanks with which to do something about it.

  • bobemakk

    Typical, he is a Muslim, what else can we expect from this bum.

  • french intervention in mali will do as much good as american intervention in iraq. some country, somewhere, needs to strike a blow against islamic conquest as decisive as tours. the franks did it once. they can do it again. to win a decisive victory over islam, some western nation needs to expel every one of its muslims. then if other nations had any survival instincts, instead of criticizing, they too would expel their muslims. if every country not already chained hand foot and neck to islamic slavery would expel its muslims, it would be a victory of unprecedented proportion. evil muslims would be howling in pain for centuries. to hell with mali. rid france of islam.