Beyond Mere Words – Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Has Taken Action To Confront Violent Islamist Extremism…

~ Actions Speak Louder Than Words ~

In recent days some western media have begun to take note of Egypt’s President Fatah al-Sisi who challenged the larger Muslim religion to confront violent religious extremism.

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However, with this recent attention few are paying attention beyond the words to the concrete actions al-Sisi has quietly taken in the past eighteen months to put action where his mouth is. So allow us to highlight some of the actionable items that showcase a man of action behind his words. Since reluctantly taking power in 2013 Fatah al-Sisi has:

◾Disbanded the Muslim Brotherhood as a political terror entity. (link)  (link)
◾Arrested those who burned churches and attacked Coptic Christians. (link) (link)
◾Jailed or banished the extremist forces.  (link)
◾Supported Israel’s right to exist and defend it’s borders.  (link)  (link)
◾Defeated Hamas in the border region. (link)  (link)
◾Destroyed the border terror tunnels used by Hamas  (link) (link)
◾Pressured Hamas and the PA to negotiate the ceasefire, and forced the PA and Hamas to assemble ONE negotiating group for their interests. (link)  (link)
◾Fought extremism in the Sinai region, and fought against ISIS infiltration.
◾Fought the Libyan new al-Qaeda network “Libyan Dawn”.  (link)
◾Charged and prosecuted the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, who fled to Qatar.  (link)


◾Followed the MB to Qatar and initiated sanctions against Qatar until they stopped financing and harboring terror.  (link)
◾Formed a coalition against Qatar including the UAE and Saudi Arabia who withdrew their ambassadors and isolated Qatar in the region.  (link)  (link)
◾Won reelection with almost 70% of the vote. (link)  (link )   (link)
◾Holds an 80%+ job approval rating among ALL Egyptians. (link)
◾Shut down Qatar financed Al Jazerra propaganda machine.  (link)
◾Supported the framework for a new constitution which supports minority protections.  (link)
◾Won a victory against Qatar as they finally conceded and stopped safeguarding terrorists. Sending the MB leadership to the new safe harbor of Turkey.  (link)
◾United the moderate (non violent) Arab coalition, the Gulf Security Council, and constructed a unity principle that supports the safety of Jordan and formed a coalition to defend if needed.  (link)
◾Faced down and quietly defeated Turkey’s bid for a security council seat in the United Nations.  (link)  (link)
◾Negotiated a safe passage coalition for Israel and Greece to form an energy based economic trade agreement.
◾Continues to fight the Islamist extremists inside Libya.  (link)  (link)
◾Continues to fight ISIS in the Northern Sinai region.  (link)  (link)  (link)
◾Expanded the border safety zone with Gaza to insure greater control and protection from weapons smuggling. (link)

el-sisiDespite President Obama undermining Egypt, these are a few of the actions Egypt has taken before standing in front of the heads of the country’s leading Muslim groups and calling for them to confront the misleading ideologies harming Islam and Muslims worldwide.” In response to al-Sisi’s speech Al-Azhar stated:

CAIRO: Dar al-Iftaa has responded to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s call for a “religious revolution” by launching a national project aiming to correct the image of Islam through social media, foreign visits, publications, and issuing fatwas that “suit the modern age,” Ibrahim Negm, advisor to the Grand Mufti said in Friday press statements.

“We should closely examine the situation in which we are in. It does not make sense that the thought we sanctify pushes this entire nation to become a source of apprehension, danger, murder and destruction in the entire world,” Sisi said in a Thursday speech before Egypt’s top religious leaders on the occasion of the Birth of Prophet Mohamed.

“I am not saying the religion [itself]. I am saying this thought that has been sanctified; texts and thoughts that have been sanctified for hundreds of years. And disagreeing with [these texts and thoughts] has become very difficult. To the extent that [this thought] makes an enemy of the whole world,” Sisi added.

Dar al-Iftaa, Egypt’s government-sponsored religious institution responsible for issuing fatwas and religious opinions, will work to achieve the “highest degree of effective communication” with Muslims in Egypt, Arab countries and the world.

Established in 970, Al-Azhar is the most prestigious Sunni institution in the Islamic world.

Al-Azhar’s newly formed Monitor of Infedilizing Fatwas Dept., which responds to radical Islamists’ fatwas labeling other Muslims apostates, has already issued many articles slamming the “extremist opinions” of “non-specialized” sheikhs that receive the attention of a segment of Muslims.

“You cannot feel what [this thought] is when you are inside it. You have to get out of it, inspect it, and read it with a real enlightened thought. You need to take a strong stance. I am reiterating, we need a religious revolution,” Sisi said in his speech, prompting Al-Azhar scholars to applaud. (read more)

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60 Responses to Beyond Mere Words – Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Has Taken Action To Confront Violent Islamist Extremism…

  1. Sharon says:

    On his program today, Mark Levin named al Sisi and Canada’s PM as the two men who were standing and leading…..I was interested in his featuring of al Sisi in that context. Levin was on fire, needless to say.

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    • sundance says:

      I am happy to see al-Sisi finally getting the recognition he deserves for the action he has taken and the leadership he has shown.

      My only fear is that with greater praise and recognition from Western sources (media and political types) the target on his back gets infinitely bigger.

      My prayers for over a year have been for his protection.

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      • Aslan's Girl says:

        Yes, thanks to you, I’ve known about el-Sisi for awhile. It’s fun to hear Bob Beckel and Hannity praise him the last few days. That speech made a lot of people sit up. But we’ve known how awesome he is since he first took office.

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        • doodahdaze says:

          This explains why Obama hates him. He took down Obamas pals in the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt also has a warrant for Imam Obama and Hilldebeest.

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          • RJ says:

            Worse than that, look at those bullet points and realize Obama has done just the opposite to each one.

            We have a traitor presently residing in our White House, only like the French, we are too scared to admit it and have chosen a game of appeasement.

            When the body becomes weak illness follows.

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            • John Galt says:

              “Worse than that, look at those bullet points and realize Obama has done just the opposite to each one.”

              Yes, that hit me too.

              ◾Followed the MB to Qatar and initiated sanctions against Qatar until they stopped financing and harboring terror.
              ◾Formed a coalition against Qatar including the UAE and Saudi Arabia who withdrew their ambassadors and isolated Qatar in the region.

              Obama: released terrorists to Qatar, supports MB, etc.
              http://radiopatriot.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/letter-to-obama-from-the-stop-qatar-now-campaign-coalition/

              ◾Won reelection with almost 70% of the vote.
              Obama: 51.1% of the 2012 US vote

              ◾Holds an 80%+ job approval rating among ALL Egyptians.
              Obama: 52% disapproval rating US voters

              ◾Shut down Qatar financed Al Jazerra propaganda machine.

              Obama: “The emir of Qatar come by the Oval Office today, and he owns Al-Jazeera basically,” Obama said in remarks recorded by CBS News’s Mark Knoller. “Pretty influential guy. He is a big booster, big promoter of democracy all throughout the Middle East. Reform, reform, reform. You’re seeing it on Al-Jazeera.”

              ◾Supported the framework for a new constitution which supports minority protections.
              Obama: the exact opposite

              http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/obama-administration-dismisses-new-egyptian-constitution-that-guarantees-freedom-of-religion-womens-rights/

              ◾Won a victory against Qatar as they finally conceded and stopped safeguarding terrorists. Sending the MB leadership to the new safe harbor of Turkey.

              Obama is all warm & fuzzy with the MB – has them in his administration – refused to put them on the terrorist list.

              ◾United the moderate (non violent) Arab coalition, the Gulf Security Council, and constructed a unity principle that supports the safety of Jordan and formed a coalition to defend if needed.

              Obama: one Islamist fuster cluck follows another.
              “The Jordanian monarch is telling Western visitors that their countries are making a big mistake by supporting the Islamists. He complains that the U.S. State Department is ignoring his complaints and that U.S. officials are telling him, “The only way you can have democracy is through the Muslim Brotherhood.”

              ◾Faced down and quietly defeated Turkey’s bid for a security council seat in the United Nations.

              Secret ballot – can’t find anything about how US voted, but Obama is consistently united with Erdogan in support of Islamists.

              ◾Negotiated a safe passage coalition for Israel and Greece to form an energy based economic trade agreement.

              Obama attempted to arm Turkey with guided missile frigates to contest oil exploration in the Mediterranean.

              “In 2012, the administration of President Barack Obama approved a Turkish request for two Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates. The platforms were identified as the USS Halyburton and the USS Thach, decommissioned by the U.S. Navy.
              But in late December 2014, Congress stopped U.S. plans to transfer the surplus warships to the Turkish Navy.
              Critics cited threats by Turkish President Recep Erdogan against Greece, Israel and the Republic of Cyprus, which were exploring for crude oil and natural gas in the Mediterranean.”

              ◾Continues to fight the Islamist extremists inside Libya.

              Obama armed Islamists, played golf while Islamists took over US Embassy in Tripoli.

              ◾Continues to fight ISIS in the Northern Sinai region.

              “According to sources cited by TV14, Obama secretly transferred eight billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood—not the Egyptian government—as payment to guarantee that a large portion of the Sinai Peninsula be turned over to the terrorist organization Hamas, an avowed enemy of both the United States and Israel.”

              ◾Expanded the border safety zone with Gaza to insure greater control and protection from weapons smuggling.

              Obama: supports Hamas

              http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4557/john-kerry-hamas

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              • RJ says:

                Well done, very well done in your presentation. Thank you for sharing.

                Of note: Just read an article written by Pat Boone, aging singer and devout Christian, wherein he postulates the question of what is a traitor and does Obama fit such a question.

                My thoughts entirely. Mr. White Shoes really got my attention due to his mirroring my thoughts which I have had for far too many years.

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              • rashomon says:

                Nice job, John. What is striking is that Sisi has a plan and marches through it, carrying his constituency with him. Our leader’s scattershot approach leaves mayhem in his wake with his minions wondering “what’s next?” Just imagine what life would be like without ValJar controlling his ADHD!

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              • Minnie Pearl says:

                Also, inquiring minds want to know if the 5 billion-dollar Bergdahl/Gitmo terrorist exchange payoff to Qatar (as claimed by Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer on O’Reilly) is a fact. This story never got legs, but we are getting numb to the daily treason: http://conservativetribune.com/treason-obama-paid-5billion/

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      • eagleye28 says:

        Egypt’s President Fatah al-Sisi figured out in time who was behind the “insurrections” (Arab Spring- touted in our MSM) to awaken enough of his people to nip it in the bud. He saw what happened to Libya, and apparently enough Egyptians did also. Pray he can stay alive. He is going up against TPTB behind the NWO agenda.

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      • Lee Jan says:

        Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn were formenting unrest on Egypt social websites prior to the Cairo speech by Obama. The deposing of Mubarak was part of Obama’s plan long before he made his push for an Arab Spring.

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      This paragraph shows, distinctly, why the western Left and Radical Islam are “fellow travelers”.

      “I am not saying the religion [itself]. I am saying this thought that has been sanctified; texts and thoughts that have been sanctified for hundreds of years. And disagreeing with [these texts and thoughts] has become very difficult. To the extent that [this thought] makes an enemy of the whole world,” Sisi added.

      Like a radical Islamist, a Leftist allows no room for debate, for an independent thought, idea or path. We hear this when we argue Anthropogenic Global Warming, or race-based politics, or energy dependence. Leftists and Radical Islamists are hide-bound to an unchanging, hard-wired, single-channel ideology. Their version of truth is fixed, unbending and unevolved. To a Radical Islamist, it’s eternally the 8th Century, and to an American Leftist, it’s still 1968.

      Same critters!

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      • my66 says:

        Very true! Radical Islamists/Jihadists make for the ultimate “Progressives” — stifling opposing speech, taxing enemies & hating the Constitution of the American Republic.

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    • ‘Egypt’s President Fatah al-Sisi who challenged the larger Muslim religion to confront violent religious extremism.’
      Do Not believe this. Think to Arafat the lies and roping in America and Europe. The only thing missing here Jimmah to give the muslims hope and change. Oh wait Jimmah gave them the hope and still does. Jimmah’s dark child is about giving the them CHANGE. WAKE UP AMERICA you sold your souls to the DEVIL.

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      • Sharon says:

        So all would be well if the MB was still running Egypt. I guess.

        I’m very awake, thank you.

        And Stephen Harper is also a lying fool. I guess.

        Whatever we do, let us not have any brave individuals taking any kind of stand anywhere at any time because they are doing it at the wrong time. Did you happen to see Anward Sadat get gunned down because of his personal bravery? I did.

        Would you prefer Islamist governments all over the middle east?

        I am not “believing” anything (not even what you say). I am reading and trying to grasp the big picture, learn a few of the details, try to gather in wisdom and knowledge from those who have experienced more and know more than I do.

        It’s not all or nothing at this point in the process and anyone who insists on thinking that way is easy pickings for a variety of deceivers.

        Shall we have you tell us what to think? How to think? What to conclude? How to reason?

        I’m tired of those who keep yelling WAKE UP AMERICA – and have been for years. Thinking, apparently, that somehow – because they got a CAPS KEY for Christmas that they are the fresh word in the world. I’ve been awake and paying attention since the VietNam POW’s came off the planes in the wee hours of the morning in California.

        I give up.

        I’m just trying to observe and learn where I presently am in my understanding.

        Oh, well. Whatever.

        Islamists aren’t the only ones who practice taqiyya. Never have been.

        I’m going to go watch football and hum the songs of my people now.

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      • sundance says:

        Treefrog you are obviously choosing to ignore the prior 18 months of ACTION prior to his challenge to the larger Muslim religious leadership to confront extremism.

        Ignored, probably because all of that action doesn’t fit with the narrative you choose to advance….

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    • NickD says:

      Justin Trudeau? Canada’s PM? Standing and leading? What in God’s good green Earth is he smoking? That pajama boy couldn’t fight his way out of a wet paper bag

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  3. RoyBaty says:

    Excellent article Sundance! You are doing the Lord’s work. I will be praying for this man also. We need an al-Sisi type leader here!

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  4. elvischupacabra says:

    Comparing a pragmatist like El Sisi to Progressocrats, like Kerry-Heinz and and Øbama, is like comparing apples to lightbulbs. El Sisi understands that radical Islamist elements are antithetical to a viable, functioning and sustainable nation like Egypt. On the other hand, with the other two, they are only interested in continuing down the anti-American, politically-correct path of turning a blind eye to the continual violent, anti-western actions of radical Islam.

    Ideology trumps survival for the Left.

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  5. Herlock Solmes says:

    Islam is a cancer to the world.

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    • realitycheck says:

      NO , Ignorant hate is a cancer to the world.

      (You do know El Sisi is a follower of Islam don’t you?)

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    • Herlock you cannot say Islam is cancer to world. World has been sucking some teat for many years now for Muslims. Suck that teat and let them show up cut your head off, cut your hands off, stone you and take over Western Civilization and on and on. Primitive culture that took over Europe long time ago. Took Europe down. Spain and Portugal rallied arms and militarty to drive them out. Move from there to WWII. Read History to understand what a moslem takeover means

      Muslims are an insidious group. They are also pariasites (sic). How did all of the West and America decide to embrace these people into our countries. These are the sand peoples of the deserts led by Caliphs ( see Ponzi scemes) Go ahead Western Civilization be PC correct and watch yourselves die. Can you say FRANCE!!_ Who wouldathunk! In NYC world kinda thought we over reacted.

      “you know El Sisi is a follower of Islam don’t you?” He is Islam and shows at Coptic churches.? Do not believe this El Sisi bunk.
      News media is lauding him for showing up. If you have a brain use it.

      Can anyone here say Araphat. Muslim terror, murderer of gentiles and jews in the most heinous ways. AMERICA AND EUROPE KISSED HIS BUTT. Start with killing of Jews at Olympics. Move on with dumping a Jew in the ocean. Go head and find history and media stories that covered up the insanity of muslims a long time ago. If no one here
      can face the truth about Islam do not know where you have been.

      Where are you USA, where are you Oh, Canada, where are you Scananavian Countries, where are you EU Germany England Italy Greece Neatherlands and many more that opened your doors to Middle East and Africa and every other country that country that could not take care of its own. YOU all you opened your door for people. You gave up the tax revenues and housing and medical and education that should have been for your own generations. You have given to your governments to take advantage of you. Stand up and take it like a man. Can I feel . No I cannot because My family and I paid for many, any years for us to be citizens of this country and USA. My family gave many young men lives in wars to give us liberty and freedoms. No matter how many young lives that were sacrificed in prior years, it means nothing now. It was all for naught.

      How can I make that statement? Well just look at us and them now.

      ,he comment

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  6. tappin52 says:

    The rise of El Sisi and the growing recognition that what he says is right will put Obama and Erdogen in a similar position. They are going to be forced to agree that a religious reformation of Islam is proper and rational, or they will be left defending the literal interpretations of the Koran that support the growing Islamic violence that we are witnessing now. Obama”s choice, I’m sure, will be muddled and somehow favor the Nation Of Islam types.

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    • Herlock Solmes says:

      You cannot reform those who don’t want to be reformed. Unfortunately, for these people it is victory or death. Hopefully they end up getting the latter.

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      • “You cannot reform those who don’t want to be reformed. Unfortunately, for these people it is victory or death. Hopefully they end up getting the latter.”

        Reformation is in our faces as we speak. Reformation in our time has Federal and state and media and anarchists groups that give and protect the masses and enables them to only have victory and not death.

        If death is involved we all suffer, guilty or not. Ask Al Sharpie.

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  7. bullnuke says:

    One can dream of such a strong leader here in the U.S.A. The people would be behind him just as strong as the people of Egypt support El-Sisi. It would also further expose the radical, liberal extremists who infect our government institutions at all levels.

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  8. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  9. cohibadad says:

    I’m confused by how President Fatah al-Sisi fits into the “there are no moderate Muslims” construct. Is he not a Muslim? Not a moderate? Or maybe just a Muslim in name only?

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    • Bill says:

      I would like to venture that President Fatah al-Sisi is a muslim much like obama is a Christian. These labels are important to win over their population but their true heart is reveled in their actions. Which of these men have done more to protect the Christians in the Middle East?

      :Love me some Sisi.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I see him as a run-of-the-mill Middle-east politician who happens to be Muslimish. Ali Khamenei is a Muslim politician. Nasser was, way back, the closest thing the Arab world had to a political icon, if he hadn’t pushed the envelope too far too fast the Mideast would have been a far different place – one ay or the other. He was Muslim but his big pull was pan-Arabism with the Arabism being the bricks and Islam being something of a mortar. He, like all of his successful Egyptian presidents, was from the military upper caste and played Muslim when he had to, just as Sisi is, I’m betting.
      I’m wondering if the Egyptian military staff, who grew up on their fathers’ and grand fathers’ stories of how Nasser gave the world the finger and led the fight against Israel for decades want a return to those days of yore? Do they look at Iran and feel their jealousy boil over? Egypt was a power on-and-off for centuries before a ‘European’ power dethroned it ans other European powers pooped in its mess pan for centuries after that. What’s to lose in riding the frog to take a chance at greatness once again?
      I believe el-Sisi’s a Muslim-lite when he needs to be – seen any pictures of hims sacrificing a goat during Eid Al-Adha? Didn’t think so. He knows that Islam is the opiate of the Egyptain (and other) masses so he does what Islamic stuff he has to in order to keep the masses quiet on that issue, enough on his plate as it s, but smacks down the Brotherhood when they start to rock his throne. I’m not seeing any Ayatollah Khomeini popping up in Egypt and I don’t think we will – for long. Look at el Sisi’s CV and see how many time ‘Muslim’ shows up versus ‘military’. He’s a Mideast politician and in Egypt that road generally goes through the military and not a mosque.

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      • canadacan says:

        As long as it goes through the military I’ll take whatever we can get at this point. El-Sisi’s head and shoulders above anything else Egypt and the Middle East has got going..(BiBi is unique in his own right)
        I follow everything you say very carefully because you have some insight on the Mideast mindset which is very key to listen to.
        Love the historical reminders
        Always love the historical reminders.

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        • canadacan says:

          The never ending song concerning my phone it goes on and on and on loves to repeat things.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Americans are desperate to have everything ‘over with’ inside 0f 60 minutes, including commercial time – world don’t be workin’ on that same schedule.
          El Sisi’s head-and-shoulders (no commercial there) above a lot of other Egyptian possibilities – and his being there is an EXPLICIT stamp of approval by those other Egyptian military elite who have the big guns and big planes. Remember that the military figures in the Mideast are acutely aware of what happened to the military and their comfortable live in Iran when the Ayatollah took over.
          Sisi’s what we’ve got to work with, and I’m watching to see if he and his brethren make that turn to the Russians. They’ve already climbed into bed with them but haven’t pulled the sheets all the way up yet. This Administration watched that happen, if not supported it, and the Russians are going to push for a marriage between themselves and Egypt before 2016 just in case this Administration drives the voters here back to the far right as happened in 1980.
          I don’t trust him any more than I do any other ‘leader’ in the Mideast, our best interests are not way up there on his agenda. Those leaders move towards whomever they see as the most powerful in the area at any given time and right now that’s Russia.IMHO I believe that Putin will probably erect as statue to Obama for what he’s done, especially in the last 4 years, to increase Russia’s power in the Mideast and leaders from Morocco to Iran see that. I see Sisi as temporary damage control.

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      • cohibadad says:

        You are dead on about Egyptians wanting to regain their former glory. If you talk to enough of them you’ll hear it ad nauseum. They view themselves as the Egypt of the pharoahs and pyramids, as if the intervening centuries never happened and all they need is a few less corrupt politicians and less Western meddling. Nasser is a demigod to most Arabs. They used to hang his picture in their homes, whether they were Egyptian or not.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          A long peace negotiated between Egypt and the rest of the Mideast has a generation or more of the US thinking of Egypt as some Disneyesque theme park
          Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, knowing full well that the US and Europe would come and take it back, but he at least took it and claimed it as Egyptian property and they loved that.
          For decades the various popinjays throughout the Mideast talked about destroying Israel but it was Egyptian blood and machinery that did the majority of the fighting.The main interest in the area by the West was put onto Turkey, a major European enemy for centuries right through WW I as it had strategic importance in blocking the Russian Black Sea fleet and as a base for US nuke IRBMs aimed at Russia – the West ignored Egypt.
          I can’t blame them for being PO’d though they didn’t use the resources available to better their lot as the Turks did when they had the chance. If they abandon the West the Russians and Chinese will screw them – again – and I don’t see them being any the better for returning to the Ruskie fold.

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    ‘عدو عدوي هو صديقي’ …

    Wish I had a better font set but it’s the Arabic thought that counts

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  11. georgiafl says:

    SISI vx ISIS – opposites in letters and ideology – too ironic!

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  12. Worc1 says:

    Look how submissive Kerry looks in that picture. Granted, that’s the way he should look in front of a real man.

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