And while President Obama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood to the teeth in Egypt so that they can effectively make war on Israel (and non-Muslims in Egypt) and eventually the free world, perhaps the stooge-in-chief could provide us with the a ship for our Freedom from Jihad Flotilla to rescue the Coptic Christians from slaughter and persecution in the new Egyptian "Islamic democracy" (my new favorte oxymoron, replacing "chaste prostitute"). Do you have any idea how many emails I have received from family and friends of Christians in Egypt, begging to get their loved ones out on our flotilla?
Here, for example:
Dear Dear Pamela,
Can this be true? Will you actually rescue Copts? I have a friend in Alexandria. [name redacted]. He and his family were at the church there on New Year's Eve, this past, when a car bomb was blown in front of the church. He was unhurt, but witnessed the blood of his friends spattered from the sidewalk to the roof of the building. He says that the news reports horribly downplayed the amount of death and injury.
I have personally been ignored by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, when asking about getting the XXXX family out of the country. I even asked about adopting XXXX. He is young enough to be my son, after all! :) He has sent me news articles explaining that most of the embassy staff hired in Egypt are muslims, which explains their lack of professionalism.
If there is anything I can do to help XXXX and his family, I will do it. Please tell me how to get them onto your list of evacuees!
Thank you very much. Just offering to do this brings tears to my eyes. I have been very concerned for their lives, and have been very frustrated by my friend's inability to escape from Egypt.
Hoping you can reply to me with good news,
If Obama is arming the killers, he ought to give the victims a fighting chance, no?
Stop Obama’s Egyptian Tank Sale Contentions
While everyone in Washington was concentrating on the debt crisis this week, the Obama administration attempted to slip through a questionable arms deal that requires serious scrutiny. Though it got little attention, the Defense Department officially notified Congress on Friday that it was authorizing the sale of 125 M1A1 tanks to Egypt as well as other weapons, equipment, parts, training and logistical support. While most of the military sales to Egypt have sailed through without objection in the more than 30 years since it signed a peace deal with Israel, this is the first such sale since the fall of the Mubarak regime earlier this year. Which is exactly why the sale ought to be held up until the unsettled situation in the most populous country in the Arab world is better understood.
Congress has 30 days to register its formal objections to the proposed sale. That it should do so is imperative. The reasons for a delay are not complicated.
In the wake of Mubarak’s fall from power, the Egyptian military seems to have retained a firm grip on power. But the army seems intent on sharing power with a resurgent Muslim Brotherhood movement that threatens the foundation of the relationship between the United States and Egypt. Since the 1979 Camp David Accords, the Egyptian military has gotten all the high-tech and expensive equipment it wanted so long as it was clear their new toys would not be used to threaten or attack Israel. But as Egypt lurches toward the election of a new government that will probably be made up of Islamist elements, that peace is in jeopardy.
This means this is not the moment to be strengthening the offensive capabilities of an Egypt that has opened its border with Hamas-run Gaza and is distancing itself from an already cold peace with the Jewish state. Egypt may not yet be ready to repudiate the peace treaty or engage in military adventures, but it must be reminded there is a price for the open-ended U.S. support it has received for decades. While the despotic Mubarak could be trusted to keep the peace in exchange for $2 billion a year in American baksheesh, there is no way of knowing whether the new masters of Cairo will be so reliable.
The United States should be encouraging the new Egyptian government to build democracy and invest in its economy so as to help its impoverished people and create a society based on the rule of law. But handing over advanced tanks to the Egyptian military is not the path to either democracy or prosperity for that country. Congress must act to halt this sale immediately.