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Obama Rejects Intervention by Egypt’s Military

President Obama Monday rejected any effort by the Egyptian military to interfere in the confrontation between Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and the millions of demonstrators opposing him, effectively bucking up the embattled Morsi by telling him the situation should be resolved “through a political process.”

In a phone call with Morsi Monday, Obama effectively threw the United States behind an option that would exclude the Egyptian military, seeking instead to give Morsi time to try to buff up his credentials as a democrat.

From a statement released by the White House early Tuesday morning describing the call:

The President told President Morsy that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group. He stressed that democracy is about more than elections; it is also about ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government, including the many Egyptians demonstrating throughout the country.

President Obama encouraged President Morsy to take steps to show that he is responsive to their concerns, and underscored that the current crisis can only be resolved through a political process.

Obama also asked Morsi to rein in supporters committed violent acts and said protesting Egyptians should also “express themselves peacefully.”

In a statement Monday widely interpreted as presaging a coup, the commander of Egypt’s armed forces, Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, declared he was giving Morsi until Wednesday to meet “the demands of the people” or the military would step in to provide its own “road map for the future.”

Obama Monday rebuffed suggestions that he should press Morsi to leave power, as he did former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, arguing that Morsi was democratically elected. Critics of Obama’s stance argue that Morsi has hardly operated as a democrat in the year since he assumed power.

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27 Responses to Obama Rejects Intervention by Egypt’s Military

  1. Barry is looking for another civil war to get us into. The Egyptian military has always been the true power there. When they say do something, it’s going to get done or else.

    I have to ask. Wherever Obama goes, he causes chaos and destruction. Is he the Antichrist? Nostradamus’ 3rd Antichrist is associated with “Mabus.” You have to pause considering the Obama’s Secretary of the Navy is Ray Mabus.

  2. Everywhere, for everyone, all the time, but says and does nothing. Leadership? Hardly. What ever happened to better to let people think you are a worthless, misguided, progressive, than to issue a press release and prove it?

  3. Just like other foreign leaders around the world, MrMorsi will do whatever he chooses regardless of anything MrObama wants them to do.
    He should gather his family, head back to DC and resume greeting odd groups of people or winning sports teams. His opinions are not respected anywhere outside the WH press briefing room and he does more harm to the US everytime he acts on our behalf.

  4. Obama, the walking talking lying turd now telling the arabs what they must do. I am so sick & tired of this bastard believing that he is important. He may be the POTUS but he is the most useless and arrogant lil’ creep who ever squatted @ 1600. And why is it that 52% of the voting public are brain dead, is it the water?

  5. It might be the best thing for Egypt if its military did intervene. The country under Morsi has become anarchic. But I don’t know how corrupt the military itself is.

  6. Mr. Obama is the leader free world. His opinion is sought after and respected worldwide. A copy of the Alinsky Rules, the Chicago Way , and an organizational chart for OFA-type organizations been sent to Morsi to help him deal with opposition through the political process. David Axelrod and Stephanie Cutter have agreed to work with Mr. Morsi on a contractual consultative basis. J Lo will raise Mr. Morsi’s spirits with a private concert.

  7. Oh no he didn’t just say it?
    The POTUS stressed that democracy is about more than elections; it is also about ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government,

    Remove Egyptians and insert Americans.
    Funny but that doesn’t apply in the U.S. where the fellow repeatedly belittles his opposition.

    • I wondered about that myself, but I suppose you can transliterate his name from Arabic into English either way. Still, it seems that Morsi has become the acceptable way, and the writer is just pathetically attempting to separate himself from the herd.

  8. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has become the bête noire of protesters, who blame Washington for propping up the Morsy administration. Tattered pictures of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, with a giant red “X” through her face, littered the ground of the square. Meanwhile, a large poster declaring “Obama Supports Terrorism” had pride of place at the center of the demonstration.

    http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/30/on_the_ground_in_tahrir_square_egypt_june_30_protests

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      “Perhaps Communists had wormed their way so deeply into our government on both the working and planning levels that they were able to exercise an inordinate degree of power in shaping the course of America in the dangerous postwar era.

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      http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/62053-president-obamas-purge-military-officers-replaced-by-the-commander-in-chief/

  9. Adolf Hitler was democratically elected. So by Obama’s logic, we never should have fought World War II, is that it?

    He’s sucking up to the Islamists, again, and he evidently doesn’t care that the whole wide world can see quite clearly that he’s a bloody hypocrite.

  10. I don’t think anyone can call Morsi democratic. If there was ever a time to push someone out of power, he is the man to push out. He is trying to ally with Iran and the last thing you need in the Middle East is more Iranian influence.

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