The Nile River Runs Red As Obama Golfs In Martha’s Vineyard

President Obama’s Egypt policy is about as effective as his Syria policy. And for the first time Wednesday, with the number of dead and injured mounting, one could almost...

Put it this way: President Obama’s Egypt policy is about as effective as his Syria policy. And for the first time Wednesday, with the number of dead and injured mounting, one could almost envision Egypt’s descent into out-and-out civil war.


Obama was briefed, said nothing and went back to golf. Secretary of State John Kerry took a break from his fruitless obsession with the nonexistent “peace process” to condemn the violence, but took no questions and had no policy announcement. This, in a nutshell, is the White House’s approach to the Middle East — the absence of any policy and a lot of empty words.

Sam Tadros, a Egyptian expert at the Hudson Institute who is also affiliated with the Hoover Institution, is not optimistic. Late Wednesday he remarked to me on the military’s assault on its opponents: “In a sense this was inevitable. You don’t ask the people to give you a mandate and then sit by idly. The timing was only delayed because of Ramadan and the Eid celebrations.” Unlike the administration, he is looking ahead — and doesn’t like what he discerns. “The question no one seems to be asking is where the MB [Muslim Brotherhood] is supposed to go after they end the protests,” he said. “They certainly won’t be going home. Instead of one protest you will have smaller ones throughout the country.” The victims will include non-Muslims as is so often the case in the Arab world. He told me, “Christians will of course take most of the damage. Already there are reports of many churches attacked. This will continue.”

The question now is what can be done and what role the United States should play. Tadros is blunt: “As to outside powers, I am afraid it is too late now. This is a zero-sum game and one side has to win.”

If the Egyptian military is, as most contend, far more effective than Bashar al-Assad’s troops and makes quick work of former government officials and their supporters, the Muslim Brotherhood problem hardly goes away. Not without justification they will likely conclude democracy is a dead end and will resort to other means to assert their vision for Egypt. The military will have succeeded only in driving MB members to return to violence and terrorism instead of ballots and government ministries.

In a sense, then, Obama might as well play golf. He’s dropped the ball on Egypt and the entire region, leaving the United States with few options and the Egyptian people to a bloody future in the short run and a repressive authoritarian junta in the longer run. This is a policy failure of the highest order.

Isolationists on the right and left argue that the United States has no interest in places like Egypt. But without U.S. leadership, what follows in places such as Egypt and Syria is a humanitarian and geopolitical nightmare that doesn’t stay within one country’s borders. Syria, Iran and Hezbollah must be gleeful to see the United States so weakened and insignificant. source – Wash Post


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August 15, 2013 5:53 pm

That was a startling title. He says to the to stop the violence, yet we still send Billions. We are gun running everywhere, remember the song as a kid?

Nobody loves me everybody hates me
think Ill eat some woms and die?

We are hated and looked down on all round the world.

August 15, 2013 6:01 pm

Meh – Nero had his fiddle, this CLOWN has his 9 iron….

August 15, 2013 6:12 pm

Obama has a policy. Follow the money. He is not indifferent to either Syria or Egypt. He is funding organizations in both.

August 15, 2013 6:39 pm

you are so correct, have a nice eve

August 15, 2013 7:10 pm

It almost seems as if their foreign policy plan is a plan of active non-action until they ask us to intervene to prove the east needs America. Hint: they don’t as much as we may think. What they need is a solid ethically and morally sound leader of their own, in their own country that we, America, can consult with and plan with. It’s along the lines of the metaphor that if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day or teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. However, if you teach a man to fish you loose the ability to control his food source in-turn loosing your ability to control the man. Roughly, if you swap fish out with politics in this metaphor you have Americas foreign policy.

August 15, 2013 8:14 pm

I still have the feeling that there is a lot of strong-arming and a fixed agenda behind the scenes that is being masked by an aura of incompetence on the surface. It is not that BO and crew are that clever, it is Satan’s agenda that gets to continue as long as what is going on on the surface is too nebulous to grab on to. I wonder what is most at risk, Israel or the Suez Canal.

August 15, 2013 8:29 pm

Hi, hmmm have not heard the Suez Canal in a long time, but good point

August 15, 2013 9:17 pm

It doesn’t seem, when you look at scripture, that Satan is really in much control as people speak in terms of political plotting and control. I believe Satan’s schemes backfire all the time, that he can’t control even many of the ends of the evil and chaos he inspires in vain, power hungry men. As I’ve said before, look at how the antichrist doesn’t even last as long as Hitler did at the helm, rather crashing and burning in what turns into a military conflagration the Lord puts a final end to. The antichrist winds up having to do a lot of fighting. You see, men of power can do their own thing, also, the devil needing to persuade by some means to control: there is human free will. Some leaders are going to tell Satan to take a hike and fight, and the antichrist would rather not have that problem.

Revelation is a picture of a world in chaos and evil blowing up, an empire antichrist can’t hold on to. The devil just winds up going bonkers, in a rage,

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August 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Hmmmmm………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… etc.

August 16, 2013 1:54 am

Really, Satan just recycles the same old game plan. He isn’t half as clever as he thinks he is. He also always loses and just can’t seem to figure it out.

August 17, 2013 7:13 am

So what you are saying,if I interpreted what you wrote right,is that satan was in control of Hitler?
Heather,Germany was just fighting against international jewry and communism(which the jews made). America and England were just whores for the Jews..plain and simple! We got tricked ,as always. We should have been fighting on Germany’s side.

August 15, 2013 11:23 pm

Obama makes mockery of the United States of America.

Let us call this clown what he really is. A freak’n clown!!!

August 16, 2013 12:05 am

what an elitist move going to Martha’s vineyard and golfing. but its his friends the muslim brotherhood who are getting killed. shows you how much he cares. arms sales probably went up when the army took over. we are the leading arms dealer in the world.

August 16, 2013 12:07 am

>mark williams:

Nero had his fiddle, this CLOWN has his 9 iron….ROFL

August 16, 2013 12:14 am

Oh, boy. I think this White House should be renamed Comedy Central!!! It’s all fun and games, and no good governing!! :-( Wake up America!

August 16, 2013 7:29 am

or Saturday night live

August 16, 2013 12:54 am

For whomever asked: Israel has the most to lose. Egypt is in chaos, yes. It will get worse, and Obama might as well keep playing: he can’t do a thing about it. Nobody respects him! They don’t even like him! Themoney he doles out is peanuts compared to what the Arab States give to Egypt. They can do just fine without our money! Obama is kidding himself if he thinks he has bought any friends in the Middle East with his bowing and a** kissing! He is laughed at as weak, as he has made America! HE is our worst enemy! When the budget battle starts, it will all come out that the Liar-in-Chief has surpass the debt limit long ago. He has broken the law, cooked the books, lied about it: he MUST be impeached! With any kind of luck, we can be rid of him! Even a dipstick like Biden would be an improvement! (Can’t believe I said that!)

August 16, 2013 7:26 am

Good Morning Jody, I cant believe you said that about dipstick eithr! lol :)