UPDATE: Egypt has fallen into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood - Sunday, June 24, 2012.
FROM ALLAN WEST
FROM ALLAN WEST
A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt. We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed they would not run a presidential candidate. Clearly the Arab Spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare. Now we need to unequivocally reiterate our support to the Coptic Christians and Israel. What an incredible foreign policy faux pas by the second coming of President Jimmy Carter, the Obama Administration. I call upon President Barack Obama to cut off American foreign aid to Egypt, denounce the results of this election, repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamist political entities. .... Congressman Allan West Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10:59am ·
Bee's Note: Americans have tried to comprehend the purpose of the White House administration inviting the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders to Washington, DC a few months ago. The Obama administration attempted to play down the visit and referred to the Brotherhood as "moderate", etc. We questioned entertaining this rag-tag group of terrorists (Yes, the MB is a terrorist group, just as Hamas is a terrorist organization). Why do you suppose that our State Department refuses to acknowledge the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization - one that has ties as far back as Hitler? One that refuses to accept Israel's right to exist? And why would the USA wine and dine this terrorist group so that the world would believe that the USA condones and bows to these terrorists (and we all know how good Obama is at bowing before Islamic kings and leaders). What do you suppose the Brotherhood was told by this administration? Let me guess: that once Nov.'s elections were over, Obama would be more "flexible". And, according to the report by YNET (below), they also must have been told that the USA will back the Brotherhood 100% after Egypt's elections!
My final question is this: Is there no end to the games played in Washington that clearly demonstrate betrayal of America's allies, while they go about supporting Islamic terrorists - enemies of America?
Muslim Brotherhood hijacked revolution, US endorses Islamists, Egypt's liberal parties say
The US government was pressing Egypt's military leadership to transfer power to the Muslim Brotherhood, which "hijacked the revolution," the country's liberal parties charged Saturday.
Earlier Saturday, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission announced that the winner of the run-off election would be announced on Sunday after debate on candidates' appeals had concluded. One official on the commission has leaked that the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammad Morsi, had raked in a majority of the votes, but over the past week secular candidate Ahmed Shafiq also claimed victory.
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General Abed al-Munim Kato, an advisor to the military council's public relations department, has vilified both the US and the Muslim Brotherhood in light of recent events.
In an interview to the al-Masry al-Youm newspaper, Kato stressed that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of the military rule and her calls for regime change served as confirmation of contact between the US and senior Muslim Brotherhood officials.
"It is unacceptable that Egypt face outside pressure that forces Morsi on us as president," he said.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi (Photo: AFP)
"Will Morsi be elected president because he spent a lot of time in the US or because his children have US citizenship?" the general wondered, adding that "The Muslim Brotherhood movement has shown itself."
On Friday, as tens of thousands demonstrated in Cairo's Tahrir Square in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and against the army's latest move, Morsi himself called to announce the election results without further delay.
Speaking at a press conference, Morsi tried to play down the tension with the army and said that he had no problem with the ruling military council, calling it "patriotic."