Under a foreign aid agreement signed in 2010 by “Dear Leader” Barack Hussein Obama with then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, sixteen F-16s and 200 state-of-the-art M-1 Abrams tanks are to be given to Egypt before the end of 2013. But now new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected in the summer of 2012, is in charge of Egypt. But did that little detail stop Obama? To quote John Belushi from SNL, “Nooooooooooooooooooo.”
Egyptians interpret the weapons gift as a show of support for Morsi by Obama. Retired Egyptian Brigadier General Safwat Al-Zayat said:
“It is obvious that the finalisation of the deal on 11 December, which happened to be at the height of the mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi, conveyed a political message. Between the lines, Washington was sending a message to three parties. The first was to Morsi and it stated, ‘We support you. Move ahead.’ The second was to the army and it said, ‘We are encouraging this man,’ meaning Morsi. The third was to the opposition forces and it said the same thing.”
Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010, in reaction to Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech, said on Egyptian television:
“One American president after another, and most recently, that Obama, talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine.
[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere – which he is not.”
Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them. They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.
In a previous speech, Morsi called for hatred of Jews, and called Zionists “‘bloodsuckers’ and descendants of apes and pigs.” Morsi said:
“The Zionists have no right to the land of Palestine. There is no place for them on the land of Palestine. What they took before 1947-8 constitutes plunder, and what they are doing now is a continuation of this plundering. By no means do we recognize their Green Line. The land of Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, not to the Zionists.
These futile [Israeli-Palestinian] negotiations are a waste of time and opportunities.”
Morsi, in the same speech, called for “military resistance” against Israel. What does Morsi mean by military resistance? He makes his intentions quite clear at the 1:28 mark and 2:30 mark of this video. And, Morsi mouthed the word “Amen” after a prayer service in Cairo, when an Islamic cleric urged Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.”
Morsi keeps referring to the Palestinian people. But historian Newt Gingrich said, “Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we have invented the Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs and are historically part of the Arab community, and they had the chance to go many places.” Kinda puts Morsi’s statements in perspective, doesn’t it?
Let’s see. Obama gave a speech in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4, 2009. Morsi, in 2010, in reaction to that speech, called Obama a liar. At the same time, Morsi called for Muslims “to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews.” Now, in 2013, Obama lets the Egyptian foreign aid weapons deal go forward.
But then, we peons should not worry. Obama surely knows something about Morsi that we don’t. Obama knows somehow, in spite of Morsi’s statement about Jews, that Morsi plans to use the new weapons for self-defense only. After all, Obama is never wrong, like with his green energy policy that gave billions of taxpayer dollars to his cronies, er, friends, er, campaign supporters. Or about jobs, or the economy, or the deficit, or -. I guess Obama knows that Morsi has had a change of heart since 2010, and currently has nothing but peaceful thoughts about Israel. Suure! If you believe that Morsi has had a change of heart, then I have the deed to a bridge in which you may be interested.
I guess his 2012 slogan of “Forward” trumped his 2008 slogan of “Change.” The situation in Egypt has certainly changed, but Obama went forward with the weapons deal anyway. Does anyone want to venture a guess as to what Morsi and Egypt will do with even more F-16s and M-1 tanks? Can anyone say, “Attack Israel” and “attack Morsi opposition”?
But that’s just my opinion