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(The New York Times)   Egyptian president Morsi sworn in, promising to work for release of Luxor massacre and '93 World Trade Center attack mastermind, but other than that and some 9/11 troofiness he's totally peaceful and moderate   (nytimes.com) divider line 77
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2012-07-02 02:33:27 PM
FTFA: An Obama administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, shrugged it all off as empty talk, saying, "There is zero chance this happens."

Yeah, pigs will fly outta mah ass and all that. But the LULZY thing to do would be to deliver Jonathan Pollard to the Egyptians and Omar Rahman to the Israelis. That might be fun for a laugh.
 
2012-07-02 03:42:35 PM
For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.
 
2012-07-02 04:02:42 PM
The military knows wheres it's toast is buttered. They took all the teeth out of the office of the president because of all the money the US, Saudi's and some in the EU floating their way. There not going to mess that up.
 
2012-07-02 04:05:13 PM
Time to start pinching off the military aid
 
2012-07-02 04:05:26 PM

Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.


But I thought we wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East. Did you guys just mean Democracy that agrees with your worldview?
 
2012-07-02 04:05:41 PM
Right, we should let that entire country be ruled by a CIA puppet like Mubarak for another three decades.

Because after all, if the guy America doesn't like gets elected to the presidency by his countrymen then screw democracy!
 
2012-07-02 04:07:14 PM
I seem to remember being told to shut up when I said that the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the Egyptian uprising, and that the end result of it would be a slide to toward another Islamic fundamentalist country.
 
2012-07-02 04:09:06 PM
Just a thought, but if had not been dicking around in the Middle East for the past 50 years by supporting oppressive regimes of convenience, perhaps radical islam would not look like as good of an option.
 
2012-07-02 04:09:10 PM
i47.photobucket.com

When new Egyptian president was asked what he thought OK CITY bombing he replied,
"If a 10 ton truck crashes into a us federal building, well, today by your side is such a heavenly way to die!"

/got nuthin
 
2012-07-02 04:09:58 PM

phreaknes: The military knows wheres it's toast is buttered. They took all the teeth out of the office of the president because of all the money the US, Saudi's and some in the EU floating their way. There not going to mess that up.



Yep. Like most countries the US gives 'aid' to (including Israel), we do it because that money just comes right back to us.

1. US gives billions in aid to a country.
2. That country immediately turns around and buys weapons, tanks, gvns, planes, ammo, etc from US weapons makers
3. US weapons makers profit!

This 'aid' is just a subsidy to the weapons manufacturers.

This is the same as the 'bailouts' that the EU has been giving to the PIIGS countries such as Greeece, Italy, and Spain: Germany/ECB gives them a big bag of cash and then they turn around and give that money right back to the German/French/British banks. Only a few cents on the dollar actually even reaches the people of the country that are actually being 'bailed out'.

And they wonder why there are several revolutions that are imminent.
 
2012-07-02 04:10:44 PM
When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!
 
2012-07-02 04:14:13 PM

randomjsa: I seem to remember being told to shut up when I said that the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the Egyptian uprising, and that the end result of it would be a slide to toward another Islamic fundamentalist country.


Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!


Asked, then answered.
 
2012-07-02 04:15:08 PM

Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.


Geez, Obama really is the most Reagan-like President since the man himself, isn't he?
 
2012-07-02 04:15:50 PM

randomjsa: I seem to remember being told to shut up when I said that the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the Egyptian uprising, and that the end result of it would be a slide to toward another Islamic fundamentalist country.


An yet here you are, still blathering.
 
2012-07-02 04:19:10 PM

Dr Dreidel: randomjsa: I seem to remember being told to shut up when I said that the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the Egyptian uprising, and that the end result of it would be a slide to toward another Islamic fundamentalist country.

Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!

Asked, then answered.


The people of the world have the right of self determination as long as they make a determination acceptable to the US.
 
2012-07-02 04:23:30 PM

Mrtraveler01: Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.

But I thought we wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East. Did you guys just mean Democracy that agrees with your worldview?


Democracy without a Bill of Rights? The Archbishop of Syria says no thanks.
 
2012-07-02 04:26:17 PM
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2012-07-02 04:27:06 PM

Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.


The Muslim Brotherhood is actually pretty moderate, relatively. And as had been noted here already the military won't let him get out of line. I think the worst case scenario is Egypt ends up like Pakistan (without nukes).
 
2012-07-02 04:29:05 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Dr Dreidel: randomjsa: I seem to remember being told to shut up when I said that the Muslim Brotherhood was behind the Egyptian uprising, and that the end result of it would be a slide to toward another Islamic fundamentalist country.

Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!

Asked, then answered.

The people of the world have the right of self determination as long as they make a determination acceptable to the US.


I wonder if pundits in Egypt ever refer to their president as a Sekrit Kristian.
 
2012-07-02 04:29:20 PM
An Obama administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, shrugged it all off as empty talk, saying, "There is zero chance this happens."

Sweet suppurating Satan on a stump. I know diplo-speak is 99% weasel words, but the administration can't have somebody go on the record to say even this?

And yeah, I'm inclined to think a Bush or Romney flunky would do the same thing.
 
2012-07-02 04:29:45 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: [i47.photobucket.com image 300x324]

When new Egyptian president was asked what he thought OK CITY bombing he replied,
"If a 10 ton truck crashes into a us federal building, well, today by your side is such a heavenly way to die!"

/got nuthin


In his first presidential address, Morsi decreed today "that life is simply taking and not giving. Egypt is mine, and it owes me a living." When a reporter asked why, Morsi spit in his eye, and said, "We cannot cling to the old dreams anymore."
 
2012-07-02 04:30:06 PM
different douchebag but still the same amount of crazy.
 
2012-07-02 04:31:57 PM
I was just in Vegas and was the victim of a Luxor Massacre. Morsi gonna get me my money back? Do I get to keep my player's card points?
 
2012-07-02 04:32:57 PM

Triumph: Thanks for playing Realpolitik.


When did we play Realpolitik over the last decade? Neoconservative expansionism and Liberal interventionism are both decidedly non-Realpolitik.
 
2012-07-02 04:33:51 PM
I hope the military takes over to save democracy.
 
2012-07-02 04:38:52 PM
The USA was not a nice or peaceful country during the 20th century. Morsi's generation can't be blamed for some of the weirder or more reactionary politics they espouse. Certainly this will make the Suez an even more complicated region of international politics, but it's not surprising or anything.
 
2012-07-02 04:43:38 PM
Say the US had taken all the money it had spent on "protecting" the Middle East and fighting terrorism the past 25 years and dumped it into some new energy source or a way to make internal combustion tons more efficient or something like that ...

Would we even need that part of the world?

I'd love to see a planet where the US could take care of all its own needs, and could pull the vast majority of military bases out. So many heads would explode for so many different reasons.
 
2012-07-02 04:43:59 PM
www.frontiersla.com

RIP Luxor


/Pretty sure this isn't the droids Luxor he's looking for
 
2012-07-02 04:45:58 PM

Mrtraveler01: Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.

But I thought we wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East. Did you guys just mean Democracy that agrees with your worldview?


Well duh!
 
2012-07-02 04:46:49 PM

Bennie Crabtree: The USA was not a nice or peaceful country during the 20th century.


Speak for yourself, champ. I was a goddamn prince.
 
2012-07-02 04:48:38 PM
Everything he said sounds like a bunch of pandering to both moderates and fundamental Muslims in Egypt and an attempt to play on Egyptian national pride. Hell Americans should be able to recognize this stuff a mile away, especially with all of the stuff the right has been spewing the last few years.
 
2012-07-02 04:49:20 PM
What a luxor massacre may look like.

www.visitingdc.com
 
2012-07-02 04:50:14 PM

fusillade762: Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.

The Muslim Brotherhood is actually pretty moderate, relatively. And as had been noted here already the military won't let him get out of line. I think the worst case scenario is Egypt ends up like Pakistan (without nukes).


Having "Muslim" in their name is enough to send these folks into a pants-wetting frenzy.
 
2012-07-02 04:53:43 PM

Bennie Crabtree: The USA was not a nice or peaceful country during the 20th century. Morsi's generation can't be blamed for some of the weirder or more reactionary politics they espouse. Certainly this will make the Suez an even more complicated region of international politics, but it's not surprising or anything.


As Egypt decided to ally itself with the US in the mid-1970s, the way their society interacted with ours created a corrupt military-government elite with vast wealth. I don't think either side can really be blamed for this, and it was in fact, mostly the result of "playing nice". The Sadat government promised prosperity through peace, and indeed America attempted and is attempting to help the Egyptians realize that. But problems with Egyptian society- the way they treat each other, raise their kids, and what they expect to get out of life, contribute to a moribund growth in productivity.
 
2012-07-02 04:54:49 PM
ongbok

This. Promising to try and get someone jailed in an American prison released is a blatant pander. No US administration is actually going to do it.
 
2012-07-02 04:56:41 PM

Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!


Would democracy have worked if the new Egyptian prez was pro-America?
 
2012-07-02 04:56:51 PM
Where's those right leaning teatard types who on one hand can pander to the fear of some odd socialist, new world order and on the other hand talk about how America should create it's own hedgemonic new world order as long as it's over browns, poors, or muslins? Their service to this cause could be most helpful.
 
2012-07-02 05:01:03 PM
Hmmm.....Alex Jones believes the same way as Morsi....they call Jones a nutjob, Morsi is a hero. Jones needs to go to the beach
 
2012-07-02 05:03:31 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!

Would democracy have worked if the new Egyptian prez was pro-America?


I know you just joined Fark but pretty sure Rapmaster wasn't going for that angle.
 
2012-07-02 05:03:31 PM

Uncle Pim: [www.frontiersla.com image 200x275]

RIP Luxor

/Pretty sure this isn't the droids Luxor he's looking for


RIP Luxon
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-02 05:08:12 PM

skullkrusher: DROxINxTHExWIND: Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!

Would democracy have worked if the new Egyptian prez was pro-America?

I know you just joined Fark but pretty sure Rapmaster wasn't going for that angle.


Just askin'. Everything is so damned sarcastic nowadays I can't tell the difference anymore.
 
2012-07-02 05:17:20 PM

Mrtraveler01: Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.

But I thought we wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East. Did you guys just mean Democracy that agrees with your worldview?


Democracy isn't simply majority rule. A proper democracy has safeguards in place to protect all people, not just those who are part of the mainstream beliefs. The bastard they elected is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who would have no issue with killing anyone who does not follow their brand of islam. The Copic Christians in Egypt are seriously farked.
 
2012-07-02 05:18:47 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: skullkrusher: DROxINxTHExWIND: Rapmaster2000: When will people learn? Democracy doesn't work!

Would democracy have worked if the new Egyptian prez was pro-America?

I know you just joined Fark but pretty sure Rapmaster wasn't going for that angle.

Just askin'. Everything is so damned sarcastic nowadays I can't tell the difference anymore.


oh yeah, everyone is just soooooooooo sarcastic. You're totally right. Yep.

/not sarcasm
 
2012-07-02 05:20:43 PM
luxor

like the casino

get it guys?
 
2012-07-02 05:24:03 PM

OgreMagi: Mrtraveler01: Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.

But I thought we wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East. Did you guys just mean Democracy that agrees with your worldview?

Democracy isn't simply majority rule. A proper democracy has safeguards in place to protect all people, not just those who are part of the mainstream beliefs. The bastard they elected is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who would have no issue with killing anyone who does not follow their brand of islam. The Copic Christians in Egypt are seriously farked.


Isn't this something the Egyptians should learn on their own?
 
2012-07-02 05:25:56 PM
I know subby, we should just get to bombing them already.
 
2012-07-02 05:27:29 PM

FatSteveWasted: I know subby, we should just get to bombing them already.


We need to wait a few more years until the F-35 needs a demo and whatever drone we don't know about yet can accurately drop bombs.
 
2012-07-02 05:27:50 PM

Mrtraveler01: OgreMagi: Mrtraveler01: Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.

But I thought we wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East. Did you guys just mean Democracy that agrees with your worldview?

Democracy isn't simply majority rule. A proper democracy has safeguards in place to protect all people, not just those who are part of the mainstream beliefs. The bastard they elected is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who would have no issue with killing anyone who does not follow their brand of islam. The Copic Christians in Egypt are seriously farked.

Isn't this something the Egyptians should learn on their own?


If it didn't involve them killing a whole bunch of innocent people in the learning process, I'd say sure, go for it.
 
2012-07-02 05:33:07 PM

Triumph: For those scoring at home, the US is fighting radical Islam in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but backing radical Islam in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Iraq is left for dead as a failed state. Thanks for playing Realpolitik.


Look, we aren't backing or not backing any islamists anywhere, except maybe al qaeda. All those countries you listed and all their similar neighbors could have avoided all this kerfuffle if they would have been responsible dictators and kept their precious little plane hijackers turrists in the basement instead of letting them outside to play with the the rest of the neighborhood. They brought this on themselves really.
 
2012-07-02 05:44:21 PM
Nothing to worry about here. Everybody move along.
 
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