Has Obama helped Egypt open a new headquarters for global jihad?
By Michael Smith, II
Published September 21, 2012
While much has been said of America’s declining influence in the world, developments in the Middle East and North Africa indicate America has actually remained an influential player. The problem is that the White House’s influence is fast proving counterproductive. And the fruits of President Obama’s foreign policy innovations may soon enough be viewed as fuel for the global jihad.
If one is looking for dangers manifest by the Obama administration’s amateurish foreign policy maneuvers, an excellent case study is Egypt. There, the president supported a revolt against a longtime American ally only to help the anti-American Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, coat-tailed by radical Salafists who seem to hate everyone but other Salafists, claim power. If this seems reasonable, an Orwellian paradigm shift is upon us.
More recently, the Morsi regime’s calls for the US to release prominent terrorists like the Blind Sheikh, or Egyptian leaders’ visits with Iranian officials, are rightly viewed as shocking developments by many Americans. Of course, let’s not forget Egypt’s new government has stood by and done little as Christians have literally been crucified there. Then again, so too has the global Christian community.
But what is most troublesome is that, and ostensibly due to Mr. Obama’s refusal to place red lines before the Muslim Brotherhood’s newly-elected political leaders, Egypt’s new leaders seem to think it’s an option for them to make their country a new haven for the leaders of various terror groups. Including ones affiliated with Al Qaeda, which — perhaps ironically — President Obama claims to be waging a war against.
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