Egypt’s Morsi gets life: Here’s what the liberal media WILL NOT say about it

Back in 2009, President Barack Obama gave a monumental speech in Cairo where he sought to create a bridge to establish better relations with the Islamic world.

There were two problems with that speech — it was overly conciliatory towards the Islamic world and Obama requested members of the infamous Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), to be seated front and center. Not too long afterwards, the “Arab Spring” burst forth and the uprising spread to Egypt. President Obama interjected himself into the Egyptian political landscape and demanded that President Hosni Mubarak step down. The problem with that demand and the so-called push for “democratic” elections is that it would only benefit one group in Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood.

I remember being on the House Armed Services Committee and receiving a briefing from a Pentagon official who was responsible for Middle East policy — focused on Egypt. He confided in the committee that the Muslim Brotherhood had given its word that it would not run candidates in the upcoming elections. When it came time for me to ask a question, I asked if he believed the MB. I also asked if he had read the MB charter and if anything had changed about that defining document. My point was that the MB was not to be trusted and furthermore, it was still the granddaddy of Islamic terrorist groups — as well as the group responsible for the assassination of peace and reform -minded Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

Nevertheless, the Obama administration was supportive of the MB running the democratic elections in Egypt knowing full well that the most organized political entity was the MB. And therefore, a former prisoner became the president of Egypt — an avowed MB member, Mohammed Morsi. And as we reported yesterday, MB heavyweights were welcomed with open arms by Hillary Clinton as well.

Morsi was praised by the Obama administration and received a congratulatory phone call — as well as military equipment support. And with that, the MB political leadership in Egypt did exactly what the MB advocated – attempted to establish sharia law. That initiative was met with great protest and angst in Tahrir Square and resulted in the deposing of Morsi by the guardian Egyptian military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the Egyptian President. The removal of Morsi drew the ire of the Obama administration – we’ve written about that on several occasions.

But it has been President al-Sisi who has defined the enemy as “Islamic” and the inherent problem with Islam to the clerics in a speech this past January.

It is President al-Sisi who has taken the fight to the MB as well as al-Qaida in the Sinai Peninsula.

It has been President al-Sisi who has cut off border crossings and support to Hamas — which is the Palestinian arm of the MB.

It was President al-Sisi who in coordination with the United Arab Emirates ran combat air operations against Islamist groups in Libya.

And it was President al-Sisi who, after Egyptian Coptic Christians were savagely beheaded by ISIS, launched his air force in retribution.

So I have to ask, how many times has current Egyptian President al-Sisi been invited to the White House by President Obama? Or how many times has Obama praised him?

Well, one thing is for certain, the one who Obama congratulated on being the Egyptian President is back where he belongs. In prison.

As reported by The Guardian, “Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over the killing of demonstrators outside his palace in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader. Morsi, who was elected president the year after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was removed by the military in 2013 after an acrimonious year in office. Tuesday’s verdict stemmed from deaths during violent clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and protesters who opposed Morsi in December 2012. The former president was convicted of inciting his supporters to use violence and detain and torture opposition demonstrators.”

But what does the left feel about this trial and sentencing? An example comes from Amnesty International, whose deputy director for the Middle East and north Africa, Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, said: “This verdict shatters any remaining illusion of independence and impartiality in Egypt’s criminal justice system … Convicting Mohamed Morsi despite fundamental flaws in the legal process and what seems to be at best flimsy evidence produced in court under a gag order, utterly undermines this verdict.”

I guess there’s a problem with understanding WHO the Muslim Brotherhood is — then again, it depends on what your definition of is, is. For whatever reason, it seems the progressive left just doesn’t understand what an Islamic terror group is — maybe they find some thread of commonality and kindred spirit? After all, President Obama did invite the MB front and center for his speech — there are countries in the Middle East, namely the UAE, who have designated the MB as a terrorist group. So where does an Islamic terrorist belong — well, if not in hell, jail is just fine — unless you’re President Obama who equates Islamic terrorists with a Bill Dance fishing show — “Catch and Release.”

Yeah, I know, Bush released some of those cheeky fellows as well — thanks to pressure from folks such as Dick Durbin – who just recently conflated the treatment of unlawful enemy combatants in GITMO with Nazi concentration camps, Soviet Gulags, and Camobodia’s barbaric genocidal Pol Pot. Durbin was forced to issue an apology.

Just so you know, I fully applaud the Egyptian people who rose up and supported deposing Mohammed Morsi — a slickly-dressed Islamic terrorist. I can just imagine what the Middle East would be with Morsi and the MB in charge in Egypt. I support the actions of then General al-Sisi who sought to protect his country from the dark veil of Islamism.

The world should be cheering the re-imprisonment of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood should be confronted wherever it exists — including here in America where we still haven’t designated it a terrorist group. The Egyptian people evidenced that they were not willing to surrender their freedom to the black hole that is militant Islam and return to some 7th century medieval governance.

Instead of being shunned by the Obama administration, the Egyptian people and President al-Sisi should be fully embraced — unless, could it be, the Obama administration preferred the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohammed Morsi?

63 COMMENTS

  1. i thought obama said he did not/could not interfere with elections in other countries ie isreal – is it possible he was not telling the truth???

  2. What can anyone say, a madman is a madman – a terrorist is a terrorist – there’s a price to be paid for anyone’s actions. America has no business backing anyone who is responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians.

  3. Mr West, of course, omits several key facts.

    1. The only reason any members of the Muslim Brotherhood were seated toward the front when Obama spoke in Cairo was because all members of the Egyptian parliament were invited to sit up front …and a few of those elected members of parliament happened to be members of the Muslim brotherhood.
    Anti-Obama websites, like this one, twisted and spun the story to say that Obama invited members of the Muslim brotherhood instead of the more accurate description which was Obama invited all members of the Egyptian parliament, some of whom happened to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    2. Obama (and most Western leaders) called on Mubarak to step down because a million Egyptians had taken to the streets to overthrow the government. The unrest had been going on for weeks. Mr West forgot to mention that. By simply saying that Obama called on Mubarak to step down, he is implying that Obama caused the overthrow. The overthrow was happening and Mubarak was being forced out… Obama and other leaders called on Mubarak to step down simply to avoid bloodshed.

    3. Mr West suggests that Obama congratulated Morsi because he supports the Muslim Brotherhood. That is false. Obama congratulated Morsi because he was legally elected. When Morsi tried to create a radical Muslim Brotherhood government, Obama condemned Morsi but continued aid to the military that would overthrow him.
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-condemns-morsi-interim-egyptian-government-but-makes-no-mention-of-u-s-aid-20130815

    4. Mr West refers to Morsi as “the one who Obama congratulated” to imply that Obama did no0t congratulate SIsi.
    Obama did congratulate Sisi.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/us-egypt-usa-obama-idUSKBN0EL26J20140610

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-meets-with-el-sissi-says-egypt-key-to-mideast-security/

      • I disagree. Mr West is deceitful and misleading, but he’s sharp. He knows his readers won’t fact check.

      • I pray that you have been sterilized so you can’t contaminate the gene pool any further. What a waste of oxygen you are.

      • Sorry troll… But the facts are not on uour side and all you have is insults.
        Obama supports Israel and supports democracy in Egypt.

      • Wow, Brendan! Your head is so far up your ass that it’s coming out of your mouth! You must be on a good mix of psychotic meds!

      • You are an expert at debate, I see. Undereducated idiots like you can only refer back to vulgarities as that is your IQ level…SMH…

      • You are insane.
        I only responded with vulgarities to you because YOU started with the vulgarities.
        You are so stupid you don’t even remember what you wrote.
        You’re right.. uneducated idiots only have vulgarities… and since you started with the vulgarities by telling me my head was up my ass, you were clearly talking about yourself.

      • Yes… President Obama supports Israel.

        “Our commitment to the security of Israel is rock solid. And as I’ve said to the Prime Minister in every single one of our meetings, the United States will always have Israel’s back when it comes to Israel’s security. This is a bond that is based not only on our mutual security interests and economic interests, but is also based on common values and the incredible people-to-people contacts that we have between our two countries.”
        –President Barack Obama

        “We are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself from missiles landing on people’s homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. And we will continue to support Israel’s right to defend itself”
        –President Barack Obama

      • You are not on Democrat Underground. This is the real-world America, idiot! Crawl back to your parallel universe, lib-turd!

      • Oh… you were talking about yourself?
        Because if you disagreed with what I wrote and you thought my points were wrong, you would have been able to dispute them.
        But that you were not able to dispute the facts I presented and just resorted to a lame insult only shows that you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

      • Sorry kid. If the facts I laid out and backed up with proof contradict your beliefs, I’m sorry they upset you.
        That you have nothing to offer but lame insults shows that you are just lashing out.

      • Will then, explain this, pilgrim. Most the people who read your crap think you are full of crap. Most of what you think you know is wrong — lacks education.

      • HAHAHA
        You did it again.
        You said I was full of crap again but you still can’t explain what I wrote above that wasn’t true.
        You lashing out because you don’t like what I wrote doesn’t make it false.
        And facts are not decided by popularity.
        That many people on this site don’t like anyone who disagrees with Allen West doesn’t make anything I wrote less true.

        Go ahead and try to engage like an adult if you can.
        If you think I am full of crap, scroll back up to my original post and find the part that you think is false and show me why it’s false.

        If you can’t do that, you’re just lashing out because you just don’t like it.

      • You are not joking, are you. I never argue with stupid people or idiots. In any event, you could not afford my time.

      • Bye bye troll.
        If you’re going to accuse me of lying but can'[t even point out a single lie, and all you have is insults, I’m done with you.
        Go play with someone else… or come back and comment when you can actually explain yourself.

      • Sorry kid.
        You are absolutely wrong.
        I notice you could not dispute a single fact that I provided.
        instead, your evidence that Obama “is in bed with the extremist Islamist Muslim Brotherhood”was a slanted article that showed members of the state department attended a conference at Georgetown University where a couple of Muslim Brotherhood members were also in attendance.

      • ”Sorry kid.

        You are absolutely wrong.

        I notice (sic) you could not dispute a single fact that I provided.

        instead, your evidence that Obama “is in bed with the extremist Islamist Muslim Brotherhood” was a slanted article that showed members of the state department attended a conference at Georgetown University where a couple of Muslim Brotherhood members were also in attendance. “

        I see they let you out early from high school today.

        Well, you did nothing to disprove the fact that Obama has
        been kowtowing to the Islamofascists in the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and CAIR from day one.

        Leading Egyptian liberal intellectual, Dr. Essam Abdallah, and terrorist expert Steve Emerson have both written
        extensively on this.

        http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2012/02/why_is_obama_in_bed_with_the_muslim_brotherhood.html

        http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10701/pub_detail.asp

        Moreover, contrary to your deflection about a supposedly “slanted article” about a supposed “conference at Georgetown University where a couple off Muslim Brotherhood members were also in attendance,” several months ago the State Dept. did in fact host a rancid group of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies at the State Dept.

        The State Dept. meeting with the vile MB cockroaches was attended by deputy assistant secretary for democracy, human rights, and labor and other State Department officials.

        http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-dept-misled-reporters-about-meeting-with-muslim-brotherhood/

        Spare us the twaddle. You look foolish.

      • Wow.. you are insane.
        You link a few opinion pieces from a few right wing websites and then you link another slanted article that you didn’t even bother to read.

        That meeting was the conference at Georgetown dummy.
        And the article you linked that exposes this scandal… make a scandal out of nothing.
        The White House Press Secretary corrected herself by saying she was wrong when she said Georgetown University invited the MB members to the conference and said it turned out it was an organization associated with the University, not the University itself, that made the invitation
        OOOOhhh that’s a big scandal.

        And you think that is proof that, as you put it…
        “The Obama regime is in bed with the extremist Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.”

        HAHAHA
        You are deluded

      • Wrong doofus!!!

        The Obama regime rolled out the red carpet for an entourage of Islamist Muslim Brotherhood troglodytes at the State Department headquarters in the Foggy Bottom section of Washington, DC — NOT in Georgetown.
        The Obama regime has its collective head up the Muslim
        Brotherhood’s @ss you freaking moron!
        We’re getting sick and tired of babysitting you.

      • Hahaha. You are insane.
        Red carpet?
        In bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?

        Hahaha
        You think an MB member meeting with a dtate drpartment official means Obama is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood,
        You are retarded.

        Is Obama in bed with every single person that meets with any member of our government you moron?

      • Poor little mental pipsqueak Brendan — an apologist for the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood and an apologist for the naked Emperor Hussein Obama, whose beautiful clothes you slavishly adore.
        Time and time again I took your pitiful leftwing arse to the woodshed and whooped your sorry carcass from one end of the barn to the other.
        Yet you keep coming back for more!
        How about that !
        You infantile proglodytes are gluttons for punishment.
        ROFLMAO!

      • Anyone who is confused by Brendan’s comments should read “Infiltration” by Paul Sperry.

        It would be interesting to know where Brendan gets all these links. I call this lying with facts – i.e. presenting facts out of context in a way that confuses the overall picture. To wit – posting an article that shows Obama meeting with Sisi does not refute evidence of hostility toward the Egyptian regime. It’s basically a non sequitur.

      • HAHAHA

        Google.
        The answer to your question is Google, you paranoid loon.
        That’s where i get all my links.
        I fact check and look things up.

        You think I am a spy and my handlers are feeding me these links s some sort of disinformation plan…. wow… just.. .wow.

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