John Bolton on the situation in Egypt

Bolton tells Levin this isn’t Jeffersonian democracy vs the Mubarak regime, it’s the Muslim Brotherhood vs the Mubarak regime. He agrees that people on the streets have legitimate grievances about open government and what not, but says that it’s likely that their grievances still wouldn’t be met to any level of satisfaction with whatever regime replaces Mubarak.

Levin started the show out suggesting that given all of the radical players trying to create a bottom up revolution, supporting the people against Mubarak may not be best in this instance. This isn’t Iran in 2009 where it was clear that we should support the people, and Bolton seems to agree. Siding with the people in this instance could facilitate another Islamo-Nazi state.



I’ve posted the entire interview here with Bolton plus some commentary at the end from Levin. Bolton’s interview stops around the 11 minute mark.

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neo_freedom
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neo_freedom

“It is so refreshing to listen to an intelligent conversation between two very intelligent commentators . Bottom line Mubarak Regime will fall .

THE BEGINNING OF THE END IS AT HAND Pray to our Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

http://www.marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930

The entire broadcast is worth listening to. Mark had Mchael Ledeen on in the first hour and then Obama’s statement and Mark’s reaction. Even the calls were good, and I usually cringe through those.

Don Young
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Don Young

We have a powerful resurgent international Jhad going on since 2001 and it is gaing more strength. O Bama wants to appease Islam and gain relative balance in world power,but this will not happen because since Mohamed died in the Sixth Century his followers traveled the world and forced other Religions to join Islam or Die.We the US must fight this War On Terror on all fronts including iterferring into other Countries internal affairs. In Egypt”s case the current President must be replaced with a person friendly to the US which will be better than allowing our enemies to get control of a Major Mid East Country as was done in Iran. Forget all this Polictical Correctness and get on with dealing with this huge problem. It took Fifty years to knock done the Soviet Union and it may take a Hundred years to keep Islam in control and end… Read more »

Don Young
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Don Young

We have a powerful resurgent international Jhad going on since 2001 and it is gaing more strength. O Bama wants to appease Islam and gain relative balance in world power,but this will not happen because since Mohamed died in the Sixth Century his followers traveled the world and forced other Religions to join Islam or Die.We the US must fight this War On Terror on all fronts including iterferring into other Countries internal affairs. In Egypt”s case the current President must be replaced with a person friendly to the US which will be better than allowing our enemies to get control of a Major Mid East Country as was done in Iran. Forget all this Polictical Correctness and get on with dealing with this huge problem. It took Fifty years to knock done the Soviet Union and it may take a Hundred years to keep Islam in control and end… Read more »

trp
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trp

As if the people protesting in Egypt care what the stache thinks. I’m sure Bolton’s a smart, well-intentioned guy, and everything, but Egypt is none of our business. What are we supposed to do–borrow more $$ from Hu and do some more “nation-building”? No thanks! If Egyptians want to be ruled by satanic cromagnon men, there’s nothing we can do about it. Best of luck to them.

trp
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As if the people protesting in Egypt care what the stache thinks. I’m sure Bolton’s a smart, well-intentioned guy, and everything, but Egypt is none of our business. What are we supposed to do–borrow more $$ from Hu and do some more “nation-building”? No thanks! If Egyptians want to be ruled by satanic cromagnon men, there’s nothing we can do about it. Best of luck to them.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Unfortunately the isolationist option for us ended 70 years ago, it is a far more dangerous philosophy today. If 9-11 didn’t make everyone realize that ignoring evil doesn’t make it go away,it should have. Having Islamic extremists take over Egypt, along with its large military, destabilizes the entire Middle East and puts not just the U.S., but the entire world in peril.Ignoring Egypt’s problems won’t make them go away, they will only get much worse, putting us in a very difficult situation. The extremists only understand strength, there is absolutely no room left for appeasement, the only thing they need to understand is that if their violence continues, they will be exterminated, you don’t negotiate with terrorists. Unfortunately at this very dangerous time, we have the biggest appeaser since Neville Chamberlain in charge.

TRP
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TRP

So you’re ready to turn your grandchildren into debtors to the Chinese so you can prop up bankrupt tyrants in the Middle East. Good for you! I’m not.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This administration has turned the next several generations into debtors all on their own, they didn’t need anybody’s help.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

I thought Obama’s statement was about the best he could have done. Even referring to himself, which he can’t seem to help doing no matter what the situation, actually worked here because it was a reminder of his famous speech in Cairo. You know, that famous speech where he reached out to the Muslim world and was going to guarantee peace in our lifetime? Yeah, right.

Oh, what am I saying? His statement could have been a whole helluva lot worse than it was. It’s pretty bad when the best you can hope for from your president is to not start World War III.

Art
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Art

John Bolton… yes

John Bolton for Secretary of State… for 8 years… in the 8 year administration of POTUS Sarah Palin… yes!!!

Then, POTUS John Bolton… for 8 years… yes!!!

Then, POTUS Allen West… for 8 years… yes!!!

24 years of honor, experience and respect…

… starting with the ONLY political woman in America who seems to be a leader with the fire in the belly capable of leading America into the future.

Yahweh can and will bless America again… with our informed speech and action.

>> PS.
Sarah Palin phobes need not comment – there will be no response to anti-Palin foolishness by the typical shallow thinkers whose knee-jerk reaction is without substance.

Art
Only Yahweh (YHWH) can … STOP! Islamization Of America … with our informed speech and action

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

…and I pray and hope, that in 2016, THIS is an ad we see “HONESTLY” again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YenxmTdVwqQ&feature=related

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

If by God’s Grace we make it to 2012 (without ‘marshall law’ and the usurping of our right to VOTE THIS SCUM OUT)… I pray to God that there is a leader like THIS running:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU1bmFoYPPo&feature=related

NOTE: This ad is particularly appropriate for today’s sad events.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks for that Sackett. It gives me chills and inspiration.

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

Tonight is a night for INSPIRATION… in the very face of this gutless Darkness.

Here’s one more from ‘The GIPPER’. But first, a couple of quotes contained within this 4 minute piece that have always had me lifting the chin, setting the shoulder and straightening the back, for WORK, and for reasonable THANKS and pride in this Republic.

“Rather than raise your taxes, why not RAISE OUR SIGHTS?” (Smile-Time!)

“The difference between us (conservatives and America-hating liberals) is, when we see a problem, we see an Opportunity. When they see Opportunity… they see a problem”.
~RONALD REAGAN~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpg6FvPesio&feature=related

The war is not won nor lost in the current storm of battle, but in the preparations made (or not made) of the heart and will… beforehand.
CM Sackett

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

Sweet to go nite nite on….:)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks for that Sackett. It gives me chills and inspiration.

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

CM – You always come thru..

I now have enough research under my belt to know that you own YouTube… How else could you have such knowledge of the best clips and at just the appropriate moment pop them in…. This Islam stuff is too personal and depressing thanks for the uplift. We need another Reagan in the WH.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You mean like the Marshall court? Because they did a bunch of good things, actually smile

(I’m just giving you a hard time because you’re a writer).

Chris G.
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Chris G.

I’m worried about the safety of our good friends in Israel. Please pray for Israel!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I don’t know anyone who has a better grasp on world politics than John Bolton. When he says what we all know only too well, that Obama is in WAAAY over his head on foreign policy [I really can’t think of anything he is not in over his head on, or as Rush puts it [“no matter what room Obama walks into, he is always the least experienced person in the room”], we can only hope this novices bungling can be repaired. No matter which Republican wins the 2012 election, John Bolton should be a vital part of that administration, unless of course he runs himself and wins, in which case he would have a very vital role indeed.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I don’t know it’s a tough situation. The people began revolting over legitimate complaints. It sounds like it’s been hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Bolton is usually right on target, I wish we could get him back into the UN.

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

C – Muslim brotherhood? You mean you haven’t seen the recent telegram that was intercepted?????? Please, let me translate for the libs…… TELEGRAM: From one hood in the Egyptian Muslim brotherhood to another hood in Iran…..”YO BRO….. STOP …….Things are coming together nicely here in Egypt….. STOP ……Now’s a good time for you to take a vacation here… STOP ……Obama loves us….STOP……Don’t forget to bring your 40,000 brothers….STOP…… and oh yah , Machetes too…. Your loving devoted fellow SATAN WORSHIPER….. Disclaimer: Obviously I’m not talking about Islam, because Islam is a Religion of Peace. Everybody knows that good Muslims are tolerant and find a perfect fit within the welcoming arms of America. You all know that only hypocrites, stupid, narrow minded, intolerant, Islamophobes stereotype all of Islam, which backs them into a corner forcing them to fly jets into buildings, kill, rape, bomb subways and chop off heads. If it… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Islam is the religion of peace pieces.

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

C- I don’t think you understand the situation in Egypt…. The Unions are very unhappy with the conditions there.. It’s not fair… It’s not fair…
Really C- that’s all there is to this… move on nothing to see here….

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

The Myth: Islam is compatible with democratic principles. The religion itself is a democracy. The Truth: A democracy is a system in which all people are judged as equals before the law, regardless of race, religion or gender. The vote of every individual counts as much as the vote of any other. The collective will of the people then determines the rules of society. Under Islamic law, only Muslim males are entitled to full rights. The standing of a woman is often half that of a man’s – sometimes even less. Non-Muslims have no standing with a Muslim. In fact, a Muslim can never be put to death for killing an unbeliever. The Islamic state is guided by Islamic law, derived from the Qur’an and Sunnah. A body of clerics interprets the law and applies it to all circumstances social, cultural and political. The people are never to be placed… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Just so you know, a Democracy is a system by which all people who are recognized as citizens are able to participate equally in the political process. By your definition, America became a Democratic state mayyyybe in the late 60s, at best – and it certainly wasn’t conceived as one.

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

OK, Prof. d- Obviously you had a little more time this weekend to correct one more paper, mine, and found it wanting… This is not my forte but life’s experiences have a way of educating one in the trenches so here’s a little dirt I’ve picked up over the years: (Just to give you a heads up that I’m not skipping town but am working on a response. Daniel taught me a while ago that courtesy in responding to comments is a nice thing to do. I’ll try not to take all night. Be back soon…)

grizzlybarrmomma
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grizzlybarrmomma

1st, despite your continual focus on anything but the true nature of the beast (Islam) I will bring this good ship lollipop about face and chat about Democracy. I agree with your definition of Democracy. (period) However, we both know that under that blanket definition, Democracy’s practical application consistently in every country begins and ends there. For truly its every day application in a country is in the eye of the beholder or shall we say the people under which ‘it’ reigns over and the people doing the ‘reigning‘. (I think you get my drift, semantics aside). The details of what Democracy looks like in one country appear to be very diff. in another and from century to century. As a practical application our So. Korean friends have their form of Dem. As we talked it was clear that the diff. are the freedoms we have and the freedoms they… Read more »

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Doooooood, nice outfit.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks, I thought it was time to move past my silhouette phase and into something a little more……well, me. Glad you like it. The name got a trim as well. It worked really well when trolling Think Progress but I think it’s a little to assertive for folks that in general I agree with.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks, I thought it was time to move past my silhouette phase and into something a little more……well, me. Glad you like it. The name got a trim as well. It worked really well when trolling Think Progress but I think it’s a little to assertive for folks that in general I agree with.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks, I thought it was time to move past my silhouette phase and into something a little more……well, me. Glad you like it. The name got a trim as well. It worked really well when trolling Think Progress but I think it’s a little to assertive for folks that in general I agree with.

ConstanceJean
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ConstanceJean

I admit not having a deep understanding of politics in Egypt, but I was thinking the same thing. Supporting the people appears to have the effect of ushering in a hardline Islamic state there. I am sure the majority of people rioting in Egypt do so because of honest grievances with the government. However, the ordinary person is not in control. Why does this remind me of the Carter years and the Shah? Something seems terribly wrong here – much more so than mere public anger at their government.

Linky11
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Linky11

This was mentioned on FOX News today, Egypt is Obama’s “Carter” moment with the deposing of the Shah of Iran and the hostage situation that resulted.

If memory serves me correctly, it was a former hostage from Iran who made this comment today on FOX. While I am no expert on Mid-East politics, it is an eerie throwback to the days before the Shah was deposed and Khomeni took over.

I think the West fears the rise of the Islamic hardliners in Egypt because these hardliners will be able to address some of these legitimate grievances while setting the stage for gaining another foothold close to Israel.

Any way you look at it, it is a nasty situation one that the world should take notice of before it’s too late.

Idahoser
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Idahoser

“I think the West fears the rise of the Islamic hardliners…”

What a shame the POTUS and the West do not share similar goals.

Idahoser
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Idahoser

“I think the West fears the rise of the Islamic hardliners…”

What a shame the POTUS and the West do not share similar goals.

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