Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Rebuttal to Obama's remarks about Egypt

Below I have made comments to President Obama's speech-propaganda
on Egypt.

I have interspersed them throughout the text as appropriate

Transcript of Obama’s Remarks on Egypt

Here is the White House transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks on the antigovernment unrest in Egypt.


THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. Over the past few days, the American people have watched the situation unfolding in Egypt. We’ve seen enormous demonstrations by the Egyptian people. We’ve borne witness to the beginning of a new chapter in the history of a great country, and a long-time partner of the United States.

[Yes, Mubarak has been a very good friend of the US government, CIA, Pentagon and Ruling Class...]

And my administration has been in close contact with our Egyptian counterparts and a broad range of the Egyptian people, as well as others across the region and across the globe. And throughout this period, we’ve stood for a set of core principles.

First, we oppose violence. [ that's bullshit. the USA, as you well know Mr. Obama uses violence everday, and has since it's inception to achieve it's domination of other peoples. From Afghanistan and Iraq where the USA is committing GENOCIDE by the use of WMD's-Depleted Uranium, White Phosphorous, and other weapons which it does not want to disclose. Mubarak's regime was predicated on violence, and the USA supplied him the weapons to be used against his people]. And I want to commend the Egyptian military for the professionalism and patriotism that it has shown thus far in allowing peaceful protests while protecting the Egyptian people. We’ve seen tanks covered with banners, and soldiers and protesters embracing in the streets. And going forward, I urge the military to continue its efforts to help ensure that this time of change is peaceful.

[Mr. Obama, you don't praise the protesters for their incredible patience in the face of thirty years of US sponsored violence. You commend those who kill protesters as they have for 30+ years]

Second, we stand for universal values, including the rights of the Egyptian people to freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and the freedom to access information.
President Obama you conveniently left out some of the most important human rights as recognized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 3.'Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.'

Article 5. 'No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.'

President Obama, does the word 'Rendition' ring a bell. Egypt under Mubarak has been the main place where the US sends people to be tortured. But, even before that the Mubarak regime was known for the torture of it's own people, and during that time Egypt under Mubarak was 'long-time partner of the United States' as you say.

Article 6.'Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.' that's a joke when secret police drag people off in the middle of the night, or day to torture dungeons where they disappear for good!

Article 13.'(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.'
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.'
That is the right of the Palestinian peoples to return to their homes, towns, cities, farms and fields from which they were ethnically cleansed from in 1948...and continuing till this day

One of the most important rights that you left out is located within the UN Charter, that is the 'Right of Self-Determination. You know...the right of peoples everywhere to determine their own destiny. That is what the Egyptian people are doing, and an important way for the people of the US to help the Egyptian people is to guarantee that the US does not give military aid or supplies to the dictatorial regime of Mubarak!!
Once more, we’ve seen the incredible potential for technology to empower citizens and the dignity of those who stand up for a better future. And going forward, the United States will continue to stand up for democracy and the universal rights that all human beings deserve, in Egypt and around the world.

Third, we have spoken out on behalf of the need for change. After his speech tonight, I spoke directly to President Mubarak. He recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take place. [question Mr. Obama, why isn’t the status quo sustainable???? is it because it is utterly corrupt? and now his chosen replacement is Omar Suleiman the 'Torturer in Chief of Egypt' is that what you call change?? ] Indeed, all of us who are privileged to serve in positions of political power do so at the will of our people. [yes and you should remember that!!!] Through thousands of years, Egypt has known many moments of transformation. The voices of the Egyptian people tell us that this is one of those moments; this is one of those times.
[Yes, even if you do not wish it were so!!]

Now, it is not the role of any other country to determine Egypt’s leaders. Only the Egyptian people can do that. What is clear — and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak — is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now.

Peaceful. Do you mean like the 'peaceful change trhat the US brought to Afghanistan and Iraq...Vietnam et al?

[How did Mr. Mubarak come to power??? Was it orderly and peaceful???)

Furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of Egyptian voices and opposition parties. It should lead to elections that are free and fair. And it should result in a government that’s not only grounded in democratic principles, but is also responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.

Prez Obama this is not for you to say; it is a matter solely for the Egyptian people to determine. Not you, nor the CIA, or Mossad, the UK, or MI5 or MI6 or the French governments et al]

Throughout this process, the United States will continue to extend the hand of partnership and friendship to Egypt. [which Egypt Mr Pres the Egyptian Army, their secret police and torturers which are the main destination for those kidnapped in the CIA Rendition and torture program? Or the Egyptian masses?] And we stand ready to provide any assistance that is necessary to help the Egyptian people as they manage the aftermath of these protests.

[So far the main form of assistance you and your government has provided is the same as that that has been given to every dictator ‘Made in the USA’ tear gas, bullets…]

Over the last few days, the passion and the dignity that has been demonstrated by the people of Egypt has been an inspiration to people around the world, including here in the United States, [and I’m just as sure that it has not been an inspiration but a terrifying nightmare to the rulers of the USA, UK, FR, GER, Russia, China et al…in short wherever there is oppression and to all those who believe in the inevitability of human freedom].
[the latter is something that the leaders say with their lips, but in their hearts do not believe is good---but that change will come and sweep unjust status quo off the face of the globe in every country

To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear: We hear your voices. I have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny and seize the promise of a better future for your children and your grandchildren. And I say that as someone who is committed to a partnership between the United States and Egypt.

There will be difficult days ahead. Many questions about Egypt’s future remain unanswered. But I am confident that the people of Egypt will find those answers. That truth can be seen in the sense of community in the streets. It can be seen in the mothers and fathers embracing soldiers. And it can be seen in the Egyptians who linked arms to protect the national museum — a new generation protecting the treasures of antiquity; a human chain connecting a great and ancient civilization to the promise of a new day.

Thank you very much.

END 6:49 P.M. EST

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