So where does the Obama administration stand with what's going on in Egypt? Who are they supporting? Well, here's what our Sec. of State had to say yesterday.
John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador, says that the U.S. responses by Obama and H.Clinton have been "mush. . . . this is a case where we are far better advised to remain silent, try to understand better what's going on, what the stakes are, rather than making statements that other people are parsing to say, "oh, they are supporting the demonstrators," "oh, they are supporting the government." I think there is confusion inside the administration."
The NYT, O's paper of record, said in an article on Thursday that the Muslim Brotherhood's role in Egypt's protests "may grow." “Tomorrow [Friday] is going to be the day of the intifada,” said a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood here in Egypt’s second largest city, who declined to give his name because he said he would be arrested if he did. The spokesman said that the group was encouraging members of its youth organization — roughly those 15 to 30 years old — to take part in protests.
Then we have Bruce Reidel, a former CIA officer and adviser to the O administration, with this article in the Daily Beast: "Don't Fear Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood."
The Muslim Brotherhood is No Friend." Joscelyn states that if you want to know more about the Muslim Brotherhood, Barry Rubin's book is an "excellent compendium": The Muslim Brotherhood.
Read the posts on Atlas Shrugged about the whitewashing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The WSJ has the latest on the chaos in Egypt: "Chaos, Looting Spread as Fighter Jets Sweep Over Cairo."