It’s the same freaking enemy we are supposed to be fighting, yet we won’t back Egypt in their fight against ISIS? This administration just can’t get any lamer:
DAILY BEAST – The Obama administration was given multiple chances Wednesday to endorse a long-time ally’s airstrikes on America’s biggest enemy at the moment, the so-called Islamic State. Over and over again, Obama’s aides declined to back Egypt’s military operation against ISIS. It’s another sign of the growing strain between the United States and Egypt, once one of its closest friends in the Middle East.
This shouldn’t be a complete surprise; Cairo, after all, didn’t tell Washington about its strikes on the ISIS hotbed of Derna, Libya. Still, Wednesday’s disconnect was jarring. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest passed on a reporter’s question about an endorsement of Egypt’s growing campaign against ISIS. So did State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
“We are neither condemning nor condoning” the Egyptian strikes, is all one U.S. official would tell The Daily Beast.
In other words, these once-close nations are now fighting separate campaigns against their mutual foe. And that could prove to be very good news for ISIS. The rift between U.S. and the region’s most populous country portends of another division that ISIS could exploit, this time for its expansion into northern Africa and the broader Middle East.
U.S. officials privately said they do not have a better idea for confronting the threat and the ongoing strains between the two nations has led to a breakdown of trust.
“The Egyptian military, in particular, is very frustrated with us,” one U.S. government official explained to the Daily Beast. “It is mutual frustration.”
At a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby called the relationship with Egypt “complicated.”
“We are constantly reviewing our relationship with Egypt,” Kirby said.
I’m so tired of the analysis we get from the talking heads on the right that say Obama won’t fight ISIS because he thinks it’s a law enforcement issue or because he doesn’t think they are a real threat to Western Civilization. That’s all crap in my opinion.
Obama won’t fight ISIS or support Egypt fighting ISIS because he supports the Muslim Brotherhood. End of story. Turkey (Erdogan is Muslim Brotherhood) is FUNDING ISIS because ISIS is important in defeating Assad in Syria which will help create Turkey’s caliphate dream, and Obama isn’t going to destroy ISIS because Turkey needs them.
But he also won’t support Egypt’s el-Sisi because he kicked Morsi’s butt out of power in Egypt and Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood. I’ll say it again. Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood. And if he did support Egypt in their fight to destroy ISIS, it would piss off Erdogan because he hates el-Sisi too.
Bottom line: Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood and it explains everything.