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No Morsi, no jets for Egypt
by Harry Spencer
Jul 29, 2013 | 977 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It is difficult to tell what sort of message President Obama is sending to the Middle East with his move to cancel the sale of American jet fighters to Egypt. When the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi was in charge of the country, the jet sale was set to go on. On the surface, it would seem that Obama was ready to support the ousted regime with weaponry, but is reluctant to do the same for the military that is now in charge. By extrapolation, it would follow that Obama is supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood but not so for the Egyptian military.

While this is a puzzling situation, it pales in comparison to the President’s statements this week that the scandals prevailing in Washington are “fake” and “phony.” This message was also perpetrated by his subservient spokesman Jay Carney.

Due to his prevarications on the Benghazi scandal, Carney has lost all credibility with a majority of the Press. To say that the four deaths of Americans in Benghazi, which may have been prevented if the inept Hillary’s State Department had been able to act, is a “phony scandal,” strains credulity. The President’s statement seems to echo Hillary’s famous “What does it matter?”

The President’s so-called “pivot” to the economy consisted of him giving a rehash campaign-type speech that stressed “inequality” in America. By harping on the theme that there are elements of class distinction in America, Obama is proving to be more of a divider than a unifier.

Also, the President has entered the controversy over racism by delivering an impassioned speech about the Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman case. He was joined by such race-baiters as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Regarding the race issue, commentator Bill O’Reilly gained national recognition with an impassioned talking point about the root cause of the black situation that currently exists in the country. That root cause was the huge number of black women having children out of wedlock, which led to a poverty situation and a hopeless future for the children they birthed.

Because of that sense of hopelessness, the single-parent child followed the easiest course open to him. That course included drugs, inappropriate association followed by criminal activity. O’Reilly also named the smut-driven hip-hop rappers, who professed to be role models for the black male population as a major influence.

One of the high points of O’Reilly’s comments was when he laid down the gauntlet to both Republican and Democrat lawmakers to start working to solve this problem.

To sum up the major news last week, it was a case of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The good was the birth of Prince George, which resonated on a positive note around the world. The bad was Obama’s “fake and phony” diatribe as he sought to hide from his scandal-plagued administration. The ugly was the report on New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, when it was revealed that he has continued his salacious on-line exposure of his various body parts.

Harry Spencer is a long-time northern Nevada resident.
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