July 18, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Secret $8 billion deal between Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood?


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Secret $8 billion deal between Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood?

If the Benghazi scandal and the IRS imbroglio were not enough, there is yet another sign on the horizon that the Obama administration is coming unglued.  Egypt Daily News reported that the president made an illicit $8 billion deal with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood—not Egypt.  According to the report,

• SECRET agreement between the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood (not the Egyptian government) to give 40% of the Sinai and the annexation of that part of Egyptian territory in Gaza. The objective is to facilitate the conclusion of a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians 

• This agreement was signed by Khairat el Shater (number 2 of the Brotherhood) by Morsi and the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.

• A sum of U.S. $ 8 billion was paid in exchange for the land. 

• An investigation is ongoing Morsi and El Shater. An arrest warrant was filed against the Guide to MB and other members of his office. 

• MB signatories to the agreement are liable to the death penalty for treason. 

• The Obama administration would try to reach an agreement with El Sissi (Defense Minister): recognition of the legitimacy of the “coup” in exchange for his silence about the secret agreement. But El Sissi would be more interested in the conviction of MB and discredit their organization which is Egypt’s main source of danger. 

• The Republican members of Congress are seriously looking into the case. If proven, the process of Obama impeachment could be triggered.

If the report proves to be accurate, and I suspect that it will, we should begin to see a lot of thunder and lightning in Washington in the very near future—maybe even more heated impeachment talk.  I must confess that I have been more than surprised by the constant pressure that Obama is applying on Egypt to make room for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s government.  It doesn’t make sense to me because the U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Muslim Brothers.  I also don’t understand why the Obama administration didn’t take a strong position against Morsi after it became clear that he played a crucial role in the Benghazi debacle.  However, if Obama did make the deal that is reported in Egypt Daily News, his behavior does make sense.  The alleged deal also helps to explain why the Egyptian military believed it had no choice but to oust Morsi, to arrest him, and to eventually bring him to trial because he was in the process of tearing Egypt apart literally and figuratively.

I’m not the only person who is perplexed by the Obama administration’s handling of the Egypt situation.  In an article for Israpundit, Melanie Phillips writes,

In all the welter of words about the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, very little has been written in the mainstream media about the extraordinary contortions of the Obama administration, which did so much to put the Brothers into power there in the first place. The administration’s first reaction was to threaten to cut off US aid to Egypt in order to punish the military for unseating the Muslim Brother President, Mohamed Morsi.  Then a State Department official vouchsafed that Morsi had been ‘undemocratic’, and the administration backed away from outright confrontation. Nevertheless, reports persist that the US continues to support the Brothers against the Egyptian military.  As Raymond Ibrahim reports, the US ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, has come to be seen as a Brotherhood stooge:

‘… soon after the overthrow of Morsi, U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson assured Hisham Qandil, who hours ago was Egypt’s Prime Minister, that “there are many forms of pressure, and America holds the keys to the Gulf.”

‘Among other things, in the days leading to June 30, she called on Egyptians not to protest — including by meeting with the Coptic Pope and asking him to urge the nation’s Christian minority not to oppose the Brotherhood, even though Christians have naturally been the most to suffer under Morsi, especially in the context of “blasphemy” accusations.

‘Thus, and once again, the Obama administration makes indubitably clear that its primary interest in Egypt is to see the Muslim Brotherhood stay in power, the Egyptian people’s will — the will of tens of millions of secularists, liberals, moderates, and Christians — be damned.’

Then there was this:

‘Yesterday El Fagr reported that, during their most recent phone conversation, U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson demanded that Egyptian General Sisi release all Muslim Brotherhood members currently being held for questioning: “And when Sisi rejected this order, the American ambassador began threatening him that Egypt will turn into another Syria and live through a civil war, to which Sisi responded violently: ‘Neither you nor your country can overcome Egypt and its people.’”

‘Moreover, the day before the Salafi party withdrew from negotiations with the new Egyptian government, Al Nahar reported that Patterson had “incited them [the Nour Party, the Salafi party] to tamper with the political scene and the road map and to threaten to withdraw from political participation if Dr. Muhammad Baradei becomes elected as Prime Minister…”Apparently, these are the “many forms of pressure” that Patterson earlier assured Hishan Qandil the U.S. would use to reinstate the Brotherhood.’

Things have come to such a pass that Patterson has even been called a member of a MB sleeper cell.  So what does that make Obama — whose bidding, after all, his Ambassador to Egypt is merely doing?

From top to bottom, the Obama administration’s handling of Middle East developments since the Arab Spring began has been nothing short of disastrous for the U.S. and for Israel.  From Tunisia to Libya to Egypt to Turkey to Iran to Syria, our president has played a pivotal role in helping to destabilize an already shaky political situation in the region.  Things are so bad for President Obama that even his stalwart supporters are beginning to resist their knee-jerk impulse to jump to his defense when thinking people call him an incompetent boob.  Like the Peanuts character Pigpen, President Obama is making a mess of everything that he touches.  Both here and abroad, he and his underlings are leaving indelible marks that others—hopefully capable people—will have to cope with at some point in the very near future.

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As a side note, if Obama did make the deal in question, it could be the biggest blunder ever made by a U.S. president, and it may result in him becoming little more than a figurehead for the remainder of his term.  Additionally, it raises serious questions about the role that Hillary Clinton played as secretary of state in making the deal and her chances for becoming the next Democratic Party nominee for president.

If President Obama were a wise man, he would have paid heed to Sir Walter Scott’s warning: “O, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.”  If he were a student of the Bible, he would have taken Solomon’s admonition seriously: “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” (Proverbs 10: 9)  He might also understand the meaning of Hosea 8: 7—“For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind.”

It is becoming increasingly obvious to almost everyone that our president isn’t a wise man, that he has no clue what the Bible says, and that our nation under his tutelage is like a punch drunk boxer who is reeling to and fro and swinging at nothing but air.



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