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At Last, Secret Obama Middle East Policy Revealed, No Kidding

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Originally published at Rubin Reports.

Note: I beg you to read this article and I’ve never said that before. I think in the wake of the Egyptian coup, everything has come clearly together on U.S. Middle East policy. This is the most important article I’ve written in 2.5 years, since predicting the first Egyptian revolution in October 2010. Here is the story.

A statement by two National Security Council senior staff members has revealed the inner thinking of President Barack Obama. It is of incredible importance and I plead with you to read it. If you do you will comprehend fully what’s going on with U.S. foreign policy.

Egypt, Egypt, Egypt… There are more words written about this event than demonstrators in Tahrir Square. But, to quote a recent secretary of state on Benghazi, what difference does it make? A great deal indeed.

First, let’s remember that in the face of advancing totalitarianism in the Middle East, U.S. policy completely y failed. Imagine, if you wish, what would have happened with the Nazis without Winston Churchill and Great Britain in the 1940s. The U.S. government of this day was not only ready to leave Middle Easterners to their fate; it even sided with their actual or potential oppressors.

So who has been waging the battle meanwhile? The people of Iran and Turkey, who have not won because in part the United States failed to encourage the former and did not encourage the Turkish army to do what the Egyptian army did do; the embattled Tunisian and Lebanese anti-Islamists; the Saudis (at times) and the Persian Gulf Arabs (except for Qatar) and Jordan. Oh yes, and also Israel the most slandered and falsely reviled country on earth.

Second, the Benghazi affair was the model of the Obama Administration worldview: If you allow a video insulting Muslims, four American officials will be killed. If you support the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, thousands of Americans might die. This is the result of placing not politics but counter-terrorism in command. 

And this leads to… Barack Obama’s Big Decision

Is President Obama going to come down on the side of the Islamist ex-regime, remember this includes the Salafists in objective terms, or the new regime? What a remarkable irony that Obama endlessly apologized for past U.S. support for dictators and ended up adding a new chapter to that history and heightened anti-Americanism! Remember that one of his last conversations with ex-President Muhammad al-Mursi,

Obama told him that he still regarded him as the democratically elected president of Egypt.

Of course, Obama will have to end up recognizing the new government. The question is how much and how long he will resist that? It is pitiful to know that the best possible result is that he will accept the rulers in Cairo and continue the economic aid. In fact, he should increase it. We should not be talking punishment for the coup but in fact a rich reward, to show others which way the wind blows.

Specifically, U.S. diplomats were urging a deal: a coalition government in Egypt in which the Brotherhood has part of the power.   You can imagine how well that would work and how grateful the Brotherhood (much less the Salafists) and their opponents will be to Obama for proposing they surrender. So in other words, the army, the former opposition, and the Islamists–in short, all of the Egyptian people no matter which side they are on, will see America as their enemy.

And will Obama learn more lessons from this situation?  Will he stop seeking to install a regime in Syria that is worse than Mursi’s? Will he increase support for the real Iranian, Turkish, and Lebanese oppositions? Will he recognize the true strategic realities of Israel and stop seeking to install a regime like Mursi’s in the territories captured by Israel in 1967 (I refer here to Hamas, not the Palestinian Authority which might well give way to Hamas after a state would be established?)

So far though, it looks like Obama is determined to be the protector of oppressive dictatorship in Egypt. Isn’t that what Obama complained about what previous presidents had done? The Obama Administration has called on  Egyptian leaders to pursue, “A transparent political process that is inclusive of all parties and groups,” including “avoiding any arbitrary arrests of Mursi and his supporters,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said July 4 in a statement.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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9 Responses to “At Last, Secret Obama Middle East Policy Revealed, No Kidding”

  1. Nobody has been able to “control” America but just exasperate conflict between conservatives, liberals, etc., etc. BUT an American president can secretly control the Middle East. This is how different from things like Protocols of Zion and the Jews running the world? Maybe we should just go back to Viet Nam and the Domino theory.

  2. Myriam Obadia says:

    I'm disappointed. While your hypothesis is probable and plausible, you aren't presenting a logical argumentation to support it. Your should rewrite this article.

  3. hehehehehe the kind lion is obama.

  4. Anonymous says:

    One critical area NOT COVERED here is, even though Obama is reputed to be intelligent but cannot tie his shoe laces, he is being handled by the world's most prominent malicious tinkerer! Who might that be? George Soros, of course. For a run down on how he operates, go to Steve Kroft's article on Obama's Shadow World… very enlightening. Soros delights in destroying nations completely. He will work to take out leaders with high ideals and morals, inserting monsterdictators in their place. Need I go on? I could for pages!

  5. Josh Brewster says:

    this is very important stuff…but please get an editor.

  6. I agree with Myriam Obadia; Your should rewrite this article.

  7. I agree with Myriam Obadia; Your should rewrite this article.

  8. What a fascinating turmoil in the ME – with the juicy 'Cherry on Top' – Mr O's sly ME-plans revealed for the world to behold. The only sane and safe place- right in it's middle – is, once again, Eretz Israel. No Surprise here > Psalm 121, 3 + 4 spells it out beautifully.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Pass the political press and media in the swamp dirty nothing will change poor cohesion heavily on both his religion of the owners of the three religions and on the basis that the encyclopedia Wikipedia is based on each other in the three religions can not erase the debt if they met the world on the heart of one man, but the end of that universe is strange-and so is the command of Allah and there is no objection by the presumptive.

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