January 22, 2013
Newsflash! Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi calls Jews 'descendants of apes and pigs
Yes I know, this video came out a few weeks ago and I'm late on the draw, but as always I'm too busy to blog what I want when I want.
The particular reference to "apes and pigs" is at 1:29
Morsi calls the Jews "descendents of apes and pigs," says that the Palestinian Authority was created by the Zionists and Americans to steal Arab land, that all negotiations with the Zionists are pointless and must end, that Jews should be driven from all Arab lands, that the Zionists have no right to any land in the area and must be driven out entirely, on and on.
In other words, it's about as bad as you can get.
Oh, and we're giving Egypt 20 free F-16s as part of a billion dollar aid package. What could possibly go wrong?
So much for any idea of an "Arab Spring" in Egypt. Richard Fernandez is bitter but on target ("Not disgust, but sadness afflicts my writing," he explains later):
...the New York Times has made a startling discovery. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is promoting "repulsive" anti-semitism in the region.
His scurrilous comments from nearly three years ago about Zionists and Jews, which just came to light, have raised serious doubts about whether he can ever be the force for moderation and stability that is needed. As reported by David Kirkpatrick in The Times, Mr. Morsi is shown in a video from 2010 delivering a speech in which he urges Egyptians to "nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred" for Jews and Zionists. In a television interview months later, he described Zionists as "these bloodsuckers who attack Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs."
Who would have thought it? Calling Alan Dershowitz. Calling Noam Chomsky. Calling Ed Koch. Please pick up the courtesy found in the lobby to take an urgent call from Captain Obvious. The NYT continues:Does Mr. Morsi really believe what he said in 2010? Has becoming president made him think differently about the need to respect and work with all people? So far, there has been no official reaction.
The White House called for Mr. Morsi to make clear that he respects members of all faiths and said the videotaped remarks run counter to the goal of peace. President Obama should also deliver that message to President Morsi directly.
Of course he doesn't believe what he said in 2010. And doubtless President Morsi will explain how his remarks about apes and pigs were taken out of context. He'll say that since Egypt will be hitting Obama up for money in the next sentence. As Spengler explains , Egypt is bust.Egypt is on the verge of bankruptcy, as opposition leader as Nobel laureate Mohamed al-Baradei said recently. The Gulf states (including radical Qatar) aren't going to throw Morsi a rope; Qatar's $2.5 billion loan has been spent in defense of the sagging Egyptian pound. (Qatar appears to be forcing Egypt to pay the money back by purchasing gas at above-market prices, as I explained here).
Egypt needs money. So America will print some more money to get Morsi out of a jam, after which Mori will ask Obama to release the Blind Sheik. The Egyptian president has already said he would, so no surprises there. Now who can refuse an honored guest? It's not as if you received a demand from a murderer.
Foreign policy under Barack Obama is a simple process. People hit America in the face and America pays them. Then the process is repeated. This brilliant plan is called smart adhocracy. One day the New York Times will discover this is actually happening -- inadvertently of course. Thank God for brilliant minds like theirs.
Posted by Tom at January 22, 2013 6:00 AM
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Posted by: Ed at January 27, 2013 3:38 PM
Nothing but silence from the Obama Administration on the latest violence and unrest in Egypt as protests against the Muslim Brotherhood spread.
Contrast that with Obama's almost daily statements demanding that Mubarak give up power.
I'm also reminded that Obama stayed silent when Iranians protesters were calling out for him to help in 2009.
It's almost as if Obama WANTS Egypt to turn into another Iran.
Posted by: Mike's America at February 3, 2013 12:29 AM