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Putin gets it and we don´t
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 11/14/2013 10:48:05 PM

Middle East politics amounts to managing the decline of a failed culture. Nothing expresses Arab failure more vividly than Egypt, a banana republic without the bananas, now living on a $14 billion or so annual subsidy from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States. With 70% of its population living in agricultural areas, it imports half its food, and would starve if not for the Saudi check. Egypt is beyond the point of no return economically, and American foreign policy is beyond the point of no return intellectually. Americans of both parties–Obama and Kerry on one side, and Sens. McCain and

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Goldman (aka Spengler) makes it clear that Putin has moved Russia into a renewed state of de facto Cold War with the quickly receding former superpower America, which has made and is making all the wrong strategic moves whether Obama was joined at Secretary of State by Hillary! or the more than faintly ridiculous quisling Kerry, who is all but certain to take our enemies´ side in any conceivable diplomatic or strategic tiff. America really needs to stop electing the Nation´s enemies to national office.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/14/2013 10:59:40 PM     (No. 9613926)

Oh, We get it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trapper, 11/14/2013 11:36:01 PM     (No. 9613947)

Although some, including the Jersusalem Post, characterize this as a "return" to Egypt´s cold war relationship with Russia, I suggest that it is nothing of the sort.

Goldman is right, Putin gets it all right. But his is a FORWARD vision, not a rearward one. The rearward vision is the one pursued by the Obama regime, a bunch of aging 60´s leftists and their former students (Obama) who see the Muslim Brotherhood through their Weather Underground filter as the liberator of the middle east from American and Israeli imperialism and oppression. Unable to free themselves from this worldview, they continuously misinterpret what is happening. Thus they always back the wrong side, and events always catch them by surprise and overwhelm and mystify them.

What Putin gets, and what Goldman touches upon, is that middle eastern culture is indeed a "failed culture" (Goldman´s words), but what that REALLY means is that fundamentalist Islam is collapsing. It is in its death throes. Putin knows it and gets it, and so do the Egyptians. "No more beards." THAT was the chant heard in Moscow. Washington somehow missed it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 11/15/2013 1:50:24 AM     (No. 9614015)

ShoebatDOTcom


Report: Obama Exciting Domestic Insurrections in Egypt

by Shoebat Foundation on November 14, 2013


According to a report by Egyoffline, posted in English by Eman Nabih (h/t BNI), Russia has released a classified U.S. document that details plans by the Obama administration to excite domestic insurrections in Egypt. The reason? To overthrow the government that overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.


Does Obama administration fear a “new Nasser”?
It is important to emphasize that while there are detailed descriptions of the “confidential report” and that much of it makes sense in the context of the Obama administration’s actions in the Middle East, no link to the report has been provided nor has any information about how it was obtained. Please consider this as you read the translation of the Egyoffline piece (we have also made slight grammatical corrections to Nabih’s translation). That said, another reason we decided to chime in on this story is that many of the data points presented by Egyoffline actually serve as the basis for our analysis at the end of this post. We think that, taken together, they may help to explain many of the inexplicable Obama administration policies.

Via Eman Nabih:

Recently, the Russians revealed a confidential U.S.Report about the USA’s plan to get the Egyptian Military involved in a civil war and the necessity of overthrowing General Abd Elfatah Alsisi, the Egyptian Minister of Defense before he can become the new Nasser.

The U.S. report revealed by the Russians started by saying that if Egyptians don’t have a reason to kill each other, we must find them one…

Our main goal is to push the Egyptian Military and the Egyptian People to fight each other before year 2015.








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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sanchin, 11/15/2013 6:56:13 AM     (No. 9614183)

Shortest article I have ever read by Spengler But as always he nails it. Obama´s foreign policy is driven by those (Kerry, Powers, and Rice) that believe anything that has benefitted or protected the US is fundamentally wrong. McCain and Graham are just full blown idiots who are enamored with killing other people through their policy initiatives. For the past 14 years we have played checkers while Russia, China, and Iran have played chess, and they are quite happy allowing us to believe we are important. Our delusional state continues.

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