Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Obama’s Strange Love Affair with the Muslim Brotherhood

The only hope for democracy in Egypt — and it’s a mighty slim one, maybe the size of a third of an M&M crushed under a camel — is the military. At least they’re not insane. - Roger L Simon/PJMedia

Nevertheless, the President of the United States is not amused. We read our government is secretly “reviewing” our support of Egypt. They are urging the Egyptian military to negotiate with the Brotherhood, the same religious fanatics who evidently just told 24 Egyptian policemen to lie face down in the Sinai desert and summarily executed them, the same madmen who are running all over Egypt burning down Christian churches.

What is the explanation for this absolutely self-destructive, even idiotic, policy on our part?

There can be only one — the president of the United States is actually psychologically disturbed. He does not react in a normal manner. I know that’s a vicious and importunate thing to say, but the reaction to Egypt (and to Benghazi, for that matter) is not one of a psychologically healthy human being.

It’s more than the narcissism of which he is often accused, as bad as that is. It’s a form of extreme neurotic attraction to (notably Islamic) religious fascism. Obama is not a Muslim, but he has these deep feeling about it (some of them related to imperialism, others to his absent father, no doubt) that allow him to overlook, or rationalize, all that hideous misogyny, homophobia, and jihadist fanaticism, that loathing of democracy and freedom, even when it could not be more obvious. To Obama, those abhorrent – monumentally illiberal — behaviors and ideologies almost seem irrelevant. But they are the most relevant of all.

The Egyptian military are at least modern. The Brotherhood are decidedly anti-modern, determined to take Egypt, and the world, back to the Middle Ages. (Obama was also, many of us remember, oddly unsympathetic to the cause of the Green Movement in Iran — his silence setting him apart from virtually every Western leader.)

Egypt official says Obama weak against Muslim Brotherhood because brother is major funder for them - The Right Scoop

We already know Obama’s half brother, Malik Obama, helps fund international terrorism with his so-called humanitarian group, named “Barack H. Obama Foundation,” that Lois Lerner helped get tax-exempt status in record time. So it’s really no shock to learn he is connected to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood via fundraising.

But what is interesting is that an Egyptian official is trying to warn Americans that Obama won’t crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood because his brother is helping finance them...