Freedom for some! Sometimes!

Them Mooslims ain't getting near me!

King: Obama needs to put his foot down on Muslim Brotherhood

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Friday that it’s essential that the U.S. try to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from having a part in Egypt’s new government.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on Fox’s “Hannity” that Washington has six months to work with the military leaders guiding the democratic transition in Egypt. . .  As Americans we have a strategic interest in the Middle East. We cannot just sit back and say that the Muslim Brotherhood can work itself in . . . as Americans we cannot take the risk of allowing a group that fraternizes with terrorists who talks radically to have them get any power in the Middle East,” King said.

Okeydokee Pete, let’s go with that. A question: How?

(Maybe by building on our success with Al Qaeda and the Taliban? Oops, they  blew up a great big bomb in Kandahar today – Baghdad yesterday).

Pete King is has a bit of a temper and is really really skeered of Mooslims. He says so all the time.

18 responses to “Freedom for some! Sometimes!

  1. The man is an idiot and no student of history. We don’t fare well when we interfere in the internal politics of other nations!

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  2. Moe,

    Better a healthy fear of America’s enemies than a fondness for them.

    As for how to prevent them, from gaining power in Egypt – quietly let it be known that continued aid from America and our allies is contingent upon them not being allowed to hold any power…and send in a few teams to kill off their more effective people.

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    • jonolan, the problem is often in identifying who is the enemy exactly and I’m not sure we even know right now. Radical Islamists who want to kill us are our enemy. But we don’t know that the Egyptian MB are those people, do we? Of course we’ll exert pressure; that’s something we’re always in a postiion to do cuz it comes with the monthly check send with love from America.

      I believe we should constantly reevaluate when doing geopolitics and that we should always be trying to make yesterday’s enemy today’s friend.

      We’ve spent long enough supporting the likes of the Shah and Mushareff and Mubarak and the Saudi Royals and on and on and on – and dictators in South America and Batista and Marcos . . . it’s coming back to bite us. We’ve shut down democratically elected governments far too often. None of that sits well with me although I try to be a realist and know we don’t do things without reasons. And indeed we have often been a force for good.

      But at some point all this shit just starts looking like that’s just who we are and if that’s so, I feel ashamed. It’s ugly. In the ’70’s, my brother – a Catholic priest at the time – had to flee Chile, where he’d been studying at the University of Santiago. Allende was being overthrown, Pinochet was executing the coup and my brother was given a warning by one of his professors that his name was on ‘a list’. He heeded the warning and left – didn’t even go back to his apartment and the professor became one of ‘the disappeared’. Pinochet was our guy.

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  3. Peter King will say ANYTHING to get a headline….

    ANYTHING!

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  4. is that 6:51pm comment serious?

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  5. ” Pete King is has a bit of a temper and is really really skeered of Mooslims. He says so all the time. ”

    Lets see. Who is it that is always killing people for insulting their religion ? Who is always planting bombs to kill innocent civilians ? The Irish ? No they are retired for years .

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    • Did we blame all the Irish for the acts of the radical wing of hte IRA?

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    • We didn’t scorn the Irish in this country or make them show special ID’s or anything like htat, did we?

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    • Moe, we had enough Irish here that we tacitly sided with the IRA. At least a hell of a lot of money got funneled to them from the Irish in America…And the IRA didn’t attack us; they attacked the British and Irish / Scottish Protestants in Eire.

      But you bring up a good point, though one you’d probably rather have kept quiet:

      The Muslim Brotherhood is to the likes of Al-Qaeda what the Sinn Féin party was to the IRA – a more pleasant public face and a way of laundering money.

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      • And look where Sinn Fein/IRA is today – we brought them inside the tent by playing polite and taking tea for a few decades (when I say ‘we’, I mean hte generic human person – in this particualr case, the British and a few times, the Americans)

        The IRA business was dicey for the US – fine line to walk between our special ally UK and the Irish Americans. Not all our poliicies reflected a tacit support of IRA. Indeed, I seem to recall a lot of arrests.

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  6. Has he (King) always held these views? Or did these views grow from 9/11?

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    • Dont know how he felt about Muslims pre-9/11, but bizzarly he was a major and vocal supporter of the Irish Republican Army when the world considered them terrorists. Just a brief outtake from his wiki:

      In the 1980s, King frequently traveled to Northern Ireland to meet with IRA members.[12] In 1982, speaking at a pro-IRA rally in Nassau County, New York, King said: “We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry.”[12][18]

      He called the IRA “the legitimate voice of occupied Ireland.”[20] A Northern Irish judge ordered King ejected from the former’s courtroom, describing him as “an obvious collaborator with the IRA”.[12]

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  7. Ms. Holland,

    I knew my Irish answer would get your Irish up . Sorry, I couldn’t resist . But speaking of Irish Catholics, you are aware that old Joe Kennedy besides being a bootlegger, really hated Great Britain. Which is ironic because FDR sent him to Britain as Ambassador to Britain . When Britain stood alone against Hitler and was fighting for it’s life old Joe was saying that Democracy was finished in England . That finished Joe’s political career because FDR never liked him and had sent him to Britain as a political expedient .

    What’s that got to do with Congressman Peter King and Mooslims . What was I talking about ? Oh yea, King did not condemn all Muslims . That was your allegation ?

    Just like all Irish are not Kennedys or not all Irish Americans sent money and support to the IRA . Well for that matter, not all Kennedys are Joe Sr. or Teddy .

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  8. Joe Kennedy Sr was a foreign policy fool. So is King.

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  9. Kennedy Sr was not only a fool, he was a Hitler supporter. Fool doesn’t go far enough.

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