You haven't heard much about Egypt in the last few days with Barack Obama broadcasting plans to attack Syria. Daniel Greenfield has a fantastic article addressing this very topic, How Obama Hugged the Brotherhood to Death, a short excerpt below:
When the dust settles in Cairo, at least long enough to make out
anything through the smoke and flames, it may turn out that the Muslim
Brotherhood has suffered its worst blow at the hands of none other than
Barack Hussein Obama.
The blow will not have been intentional. Like the killing of Bin Laden, a
useful intervention carried out by Navy SEALS who were perhaps less
than enthusiastic about Obama's plan to use the civilian trial of the
terrorist leader as a prop for dismantling the military tribunal system,
it wasn't something that he meant to do.
It just happened.
Obama could never have intentionally defeated the Muslim Brotherhood. But he may have just hugged it to death.
Obama is the real lever for bringing down the Muslim Brotherhood.
Linking the Brotherhood to him along a chain that includes Qatar
upstream and Hamas downstream, that plugs in the hated CIA and Israel,
can destroy the Brotherhood not just organizationally, but politically
as a credible alternative.
Reducing the Muslim Brotherhood to a CIA puppet in the eyes of the Muslim world will destroy it so thoroughly that it will become forever irrelevant.
The military and the opposition understood immediately that the only way the overthrow of Morsi could be made palatable to most Egyptians was by portraying it as a fight not merely against the Brotherhood, but against a conspiracy between Washington and the Brotherhood. The Egyptian people might be divided on Morsi, but they could be united against Obama.
Obama's entire plan to bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power had laid the seeds of its destruction. The insistence on having Muslim Brotherhood members at the Cairo speech, the demand that Mubarak step down, the urging of rushed elections that benefited the Muslim Brotherhood; the entire process by which Obama helped the Muslim Brotherhood come to power became its indictment.
Read it all here, interesting analysis.
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