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Morsi in, Mubarak out.

Are you happy now Barack?
AP PHOTO / HASSAN AMMAR

In case you were confused over America’s underlying intentions in the Middle East, you no longer need to be perplexed.

On the same day that Bradley Manning is handed a 35-year sentence for exposing war crimes in Iraq, former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak is freed from a Cairo prison whilst his democratically elected opponent remains hidden away in a secret cell.

In July, Obama winked and Morsi was ousted.

And today Obama turned his head and Mubarak is a free man.

There is no fog of war here. When Obama says he regrets the loss of life, the civilian casualties, the piles of bodies riddled with bullets in the streets, what he really means is that He, Kerry and the Pentagon, knew full well this could turn ugly, but they gave el-Sisi the green light anyway.

Why did Obama do it? What pressures did American allies, Saudi Arabia, Israel, maybe even Turkey, put on the USA? What assurances did they offer? Who volunteered for the clean-up job that will no doubt soon be underway?

It took 60 years for the CIA to finally admit its role in ousting democratically elected Mossadegh in Iran. Will we have to wait another 60 years to know why Obama gave el-Sisi the green light?

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Anonymous

Unsubstantiated nonsense and quack analysis. Obama has no more control over Mubarak's ousting nor Morsi for that matter. The US gives the Egyptian army 1.2 billion a year to keep its peace agreement with Israel and keep the Suez Canal open which both Mubarak AND Morsi kept. Why not blame UAE and Saudi Arabia which combined has given the Egyptian military a cool 12 billion dollars and are anti-Muslim Brotherhood? Adbusters should make sure their contributors actually know what they're talking about before posting such frivolous nonsense.

NMMike

Are you angry that the writer is suggesting our government has some involvement in the overthrow of a democratically elected president?
Or you angry because someone wrote an opinion that you don't agree with.
Do you think the US would really want Morsi as President? Couldn't that be too much of risk?

Anonymous

And where is the analysis to back up such a claim? Where does this supposed leverage come from? From the money the military gets from the US? How do they explain the US government's support of Mubarak, Morsi and now the military interim government which has received no more than a slap on the hand from the administration? You see in order to make a claim one has to add some evidence to make such a claim. So far all the evidence provides is that the US backs any government in Egypt that keeps the 1979 peace agreement with Israel and secures the Suez Canal and so far every single government in Egypt has done so. Obama was the president that gave the muslim brotherhood government 1.5 billion dollars. How do you explain that? Why ignore pro-Mubarak, anti-Morsi nations such as UAE and Saudi which has given the military 12 billion? Why is this stellar intellect of international affairs ignoring that fact?

When I read an article about anything I expect the writer to state their case using actual evidence not simply state an opinion based on their ignorance of the region and personal bias and crying about what they obviously no little of.

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