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Hillary Tiptoes Around Mubarak

Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with President Hosni Mubarak during a visit to Egypt last September.

With visions of the 1979 Iranian revolution dancing in her head, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for Egypt to undergo an “orderly transition” away from its current unrest—all the while avoiding any demand for the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. —JCL

Los Angeles Times:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday called for Egypt to move toward “real democracy” but also made clear that the United States was not demanding that embattled President Hosni Mubarak step down in the face of continuing demonstrations.

In a series of television interviews, Clinton also eased slightly off the administration’s threats on Friday to yank Egypt’s billions in aid, saying such a step was not now under discussion.

Clinton spoke warmly of the Egyptian military as a “respected institution” and advised it to help move the country from its current unrest to an “orderly transition.”

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By jomo, February 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm Link to this comment
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Her shrill voice sounds like the voice of a despot.  This a.m. it was John Kerry giving his 2 cents __ (senseless cents of the Old Democrats dominating the world stage wearing sheeps’ clothing as they describe what the U.S. wants) errrrr DEMANDS !  After all, we’ve been propping up dictators the world-over for many decades as long as it benefits our interests.

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By samosamo, January 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm Link to this comment


““Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday called for
Egypt to move toward “real democracy” but also made clear that
the United States was not demanding that embattled President
Hosni Mubarak step down in the face of continuing
Hillbillie hillary is just as revolting and repulsive as o and just as
hypocritical, with a call from both to move towards a ‘real
democracy’. I mean that is just like these two babbling idiots to
‘know’ what a real democracy is and that hosni should emulate
america’s whatever you call it, plutocracy. Well 30 years of
dictatorship is enough and hosni needs to go. As I have said
elsewhere, perhaps the change over would go a long way to
stretching the izraeli military just like the u.s. military that, to
the chagrin of the top brass, is too thin and just can’t afford to
invade another sovereign nation at the moment. That in itself
could be a good thing for the middle east.

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By reynolds, January 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment

when in the course of human events, etc

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By Heather, January 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm Link to this comment
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The intervention of the US in this conflict wouldn’t be the best choice since the Egyptian people are clearly fighting for some kind of economic prosperity rather than democracy and if this prosperity is not achieved the Western countries may be accused by the people of the Arab world of empty promises about a democratic ideal.

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By abikecommuter, January 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment

Editing David Mack, ex deputy secretary of state under GHWBush on KQED at 7:45 AM
this morning:
A deopotic Egypt is an essential partner to the US. It next to Turkey and perhaps Israel
the most important allie the US has in the region to impoverish Egypt. That’s not to say
any particular leader is a particullarly vital aly but we have to have a relationship with
Egypt in order to keep the Arab Israel apartheid process alive in Palestine, in order to
amplify radical terrorism of the Jared Loughner tea party type, and in order to have a
kleptocratic economic structure in the area where oil and gas can flow from producers to
earth toasting consumers. The essential interest of the US is to have a relationship that
benefits only us with whoever comes out on top of this situation.

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By AnnaCatherine, January 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm Link to this comment
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Clinton and Obama are walking a fine line. Egypt does not want any interference from the West. That’s us. True to form, Israel is wringing its hands. This is best left to the Egyptian people. The unrest is not limited to Egypt and the outcome will affect the entire Mideast. Nothing like this has happened since the fifties. Neither Clinton nor Obama have the authority to demand that Mubarak do anything. They should abide by that. I’m wondering how many more Republicans are scheduled to visit Israel? Their timing couldn’t be worse!

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By fearnotruth, January 31, 2011 at 4:42 am Link to this comment

...rebellion in Egypt and the rest of the middle east including Saudia


that would be the proof of it - so far it’s hard to tell if this thing can spin out of
control from those who engineered it - god speed that it does - they need to
be taught a lesson…

Paul Joseph Watson’s take:

Mohamed ElBaradei: Globalist Pied Piper Of The Egyptian Revolt
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: Soros and Brzezinski prepare to
hijack the revolution
If the Egyptians are successful in toppling Mubarak, only to replace him
with ElBaradei, they will have achieved nothing, and the eventual outcome will
merely see Egypt remain as a subservient client state of the US military-
industrial complex.

Tarpley’s take:

US-UK Destabilization Rampage Targets Egypt; Young Nihilists in
Orgy of Vandalism and Arson; Mubarak Regime Fighting Back; Doubts About
Viability of Color Revolutions Grow as US Shows Impotence in Iran, Iraq,
Lebanon; Egypt Needs Immediate Wage Hike, Food-Fuel Price Cut, Debt
Moratorium, Infrastructure-Science-Jobs Program, IMF Ouster, New Deal

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By expat, January 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm Link to this comment
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North Africa’s revolition and the creation of a new country in south sudan….

create a new country, that is, for the purpose of the greater israel…

remember, the 2 blue bars on that country’s rag are supposed to represent the Euphrates and the Nile…  and now south sudan or whatever… controls the Nile.

So…  the horn of Africa, the diminishing French influence, the increasing Chinese influence… israel and its ameriKan vassal needed to create this fiction.

Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morrocco, Jordan are lost…

what better opportunity for the criminal jews to start another war, hoping to draw Iran into it this time and, again, force amerikan troops into it?

This is what this is all about and yet, incomprehensibly, nobody, even on these blogs, talks about it.

WWIII is here, made of whole cloth, how long you’re gonna keep your eyes wide shut?

If the time is now for revolution and insurrection in these lands, when does it become the case in the so-called “free world”?  which is nothing more than a fascistic capitalist zionist prison?

Wake up!

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By PatrickHenry, January 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment

If America was the true ‘Beacon of Liberty’ portrayed in the travel brochures, we would enbrace and endorse this rebellion in Egypt and the rest of the middle east including Saudia Arabia.

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By sophrosyne, January 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment
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Hillary and Obama take their order from the Israeli Lobby.  They dare not take any action on behalf of America or our nation that might displease Israeli hawks.

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By Robert, January 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm Link to this comment

The Egyptian masses won’t play ally to Israel

As long as the masses in Egypt and in the entire Arab world continue seeing the images of tyranny and violence from the occupied territories, Israel will not be able to be accepted, even it is acceptable to a few regimes.

By Gideon Levy

“Three or four days ago, Egypt was still in our hands. The army of pundits, including our top expert on Egypt, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, said that “everything is under control,” that Cairo is not Tunis and that Mubarak is strong. Ben-Eliezer said that he had spoken on the phone with a senior Egyptian official, and he assured him that there’s nothing to worry about. You can count on Fuad and Hosni, both about to become has-beens.

On Friday night everything changed. It turned out that the Israeli intelligence estimates, which were recited ad nauseum by the court analysts, were again, shall we say, not the epitome of accuracy. The people of Egypt had their say, and had the nerve not to fall in line with Israeli wishes. A moment before Mubarak’s fate is sealed, the time has come for drawing the Israeli conclusions.”


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