Jimmy Carter v2.0: Obama and the possible fall of Egypt
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In this case, Obama knows full well about how Iran became a country ruled by hardliner Islamic fundamentalist. Since his supporters tag him as being the smartest person ever to become president, I will just take a leap of faith this once and assume they are right for the sake of me writing this. If Obama is as smart as advertised, then he should know about the historical comparison between Iranian pre Islamic rule and Egypt now. Once upon a time, the country of Iran was actually a friend to the United States thanks to the Shah of Iran. The Shah wasn't a perfect leader, but he kept order in Iran and the Islamic hardliners at bay. The U.S was one of the Shahs most power allies outside the Middle East. When Carter became president, that all changed, it also set into motion a chain of events that lead to not only the Shah being toppled from power, but it also lead to the Iranian Revolution in 1979 which lead the rise of the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini who assumed power. The scenario which lead to the fall of the Shah is similar to what Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is going through right now. Iran was experiencing high unemployment just like Egypt is right now. In 1978, Iranian protesters took to the streets. The Iranians claimed they wanted more freedoms just like the Egyptian protesters claim they want now. The Iranians claimed they wanted to root out corruption just like the Egyptian protesters claim they want now. With the example of Iran, the protesters never got what they wanted when the Shah's government was toppled. What they got was far worse then they've ever experienced under the Shah to this day. With the case of Egypt, many are speculating that the uprisings in Egypt and in other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks is being spearheaded by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamic fundamentalist group that has been trying to seize power for many years.
If indeed the TMB are ones pulling the strings in this "uprising", it could end in a repeat of 1979 Iran. Carter wanted to be seen as being on the side of the Iranian people back in 78. Obama wants to be seen as being on the side of the Egyptian people in 2011. Last year Obama went to Cairo Egypt and gave a speech to the Muslim world. A stable non Islamic extremist country is crucial to the security of the State of Israel. There is no debate. If the Muslim Brotherhoods fills the political vacuum and assumes power, all hell practically is going to break lose in the Middle East. If Obama is smart as those of his supporters claim, he should be well aware of the consequences of the collapse of Mubarak's government. The ramification to not just Israel but to western nations can't even really be calculated. If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over power in Egypt, they will be able to control the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal is a major distribution channel which allows the fastest crossing from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. If the Suez wasn't accessible, that could add 12 days of travel time as tankers would have to sail around southern Africa as a detour. This would put a huge strain on oil inventories and would definitely cause the price of gasoline to rise. Obama's dopey Press Secretary Robert Gibbs opened his mouth and said something that can't be taken back about Obama's stance on the Egyptian protests. Gibbs said the "U.S wants an orderly TRANSITION in Egypt". Gibbs later went on to say "I do believe orderly transition means change". Ok, transition doesn't mean change? When a new president is elected, the first thing the NEW president elect is involved in is picking a "TRANSITION TEAM". So transition does mean "change" regardless of what the dopey Pillsbury doughboy says. By him saying that the U.S wants an orderly transition, he has basically stated that Obama has officially thrown Mubarak under the bus. If Egypt goes the way of Iran, this will be a huge foreign policy black eye for Obama. This will not be able something that can be to be laid at the feet of George Bush or Sarah Palin. This will be all on him. Obama has a nack for snubbing his nose and turning his back on our friends and allies around the globe.
He's no friend to Israel
He's not really fond of the British
He lashed out at the government of Honduras for upholding their constitution in preventing a power grab by their former president Zelaya who was backed by Hugo Chavez.
Liberals don't really believe Islamic Extremism exists in the first place. Obama can't even bring himself to utter the words "Islamic Terrorists" Does anyone expect Obama to really be concerned if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over in Egypt? I don't.