I remember in 2008 when Obama was elected to be the first black American president and his campaign Change. People in Egypt really hoped for a change and for new American foreign policy. Millions around the world believed in Obama, in his fancy words and beautiful promises. Obama even won a Nobel prize for nothing he did. He won it for a promise he made, a false promise. Obama vowed to end the war, and yes he did. The Iraq war ended in the same date as Bush scheduled it. Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay detention camp, but it is still open until today and they’re forcing prisoners to eat.
And now Obama keeps lying to his people and to the rest of the world. In the last few days, Egypt has been facing the darkest days in our modern history. A year ago the election was fixed for Morsi, and from Morsi’s first month of ruling Egypt people went outside protesting against him. However, the western media refused to see what was happening. Morsi made a lot of crimes against Egyptians and yet the west didn’t see.
I was in Egypt last June and Egyptians, millions of them, were in the streets asking Morsi to leave. For a week the peaceful protesters were in every neighborhood of Egypt. Morsi’s answer was to kill them. Hundreds of people died and thousands got injured in 2 days. And that was the reason why the military had to interfere to protect Egyptians. I saw with my own eyes millions of people celebrating in the street. They were happy that Morsi is leaving. Then the western media called it a coup.
The Muslim Brotherhood party is killing everyone in their way and yet the west is blind. Last Thursday, August 15th, Obama made a speech from his vacation house. I read the transcript of his speech and can’t get over his lies and hypocrisy.
“We know that many Egyptians, millions of Egyptians, perhaps even a majority of Egyptians, were calling for a change in course. And while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military’s intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. Instead, we’ve seen a more dangerous path taken, through arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on Mr. Morsi’s associations and supporters and now, tragically, violence that’s taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands more.”
Yes, the majority of people don’t want Morsi, but yet America going cancel the military exercise with Egypt. Yes, there is violence in Egypt, but seriously you don’t know that Muslim brotherhood thugs started it?
“The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. We oppose the pursuit of martial law, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. And today the United States extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded.”
How about the Patriot Act? How about arresting people and putting them in jail for years with no trial and no proven crime?
“Let me say that the Egyptian people deserve better than what we’ve seen over the last several days. And to the Egyptian people, let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. We call on the Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. We call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks that we’ve seen by protesters, including on churches. We believe that the state of emergency should be lifted, that a process of national reconciliation should begin, that all parties need to have a voice in Egypt’s future, that the rights of women and religious minorities should be respected and that commitments must be kept to pursue transparent reforms to the constitution and democratic elections of a parliament and a president.”
Some churches were attacked, and a lot of people got killed inside mosques as well. No one gives a fuck to speak about Muslims who are getting killed by the Brotherhood’s thugs. The west is always blind when Muslims get killed. I just love how the American government is talking about women’s rights and the religious minority’s rights. Half of the American government wants abortion to be illegal. Guess what? Millions of Egyptian women went to college. And let’s talk about minority rights in America. Profiling people in New York based on their race and skin color. That is freedom. Calling people terrorists on national TV just because they’re Muslims.
August 2012 I applied for an American tourist visa at the US embassy in Seoul. At that time I had been married to an American for 17 months and I’d been living in Korea for 2 years and they treat me like shit because I’m a Muslim Egyptian. The person who interviewed me asked me all kind of racist questions. He even asked me if my husband is American or if he has Egyptian ethnic background. Because that would change their decision on whether or not give me a visa. I got my visa after submitting a lot of paperwork and after a long time.
“Let me make one final point. America cannot determine the future of Egypt. That’s a task for the Egyptian people. We don’t take sides with any particular party or political figure.”
I’m going to stop you right there. Last year at the final debate between you and Romney you said, and I quote from the debate:
MR. SCHIEFFER: May I ask you, you know, during the Egyptian turmoil, there came a point when you said it was time for President Mubarak to go.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Right.
MR. SCHIEFFER: Some in your administration thought perhaps we should have waited a while on that. Do you have any regrets about that?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: No, I don't because I think that America has to stand with democracy. The notion that we would have tanks run over those young people who were in Tahrir Square, that is not the kind of American leadership that John F. Kennedy talked about 50 years ago.
So you did say you wanted Mubarak to leave and that means you took a side.
“I know it’s tempting inside of Egypt to blame the United States or the West or some other outside actor for what’s gone wrong.
We’ve been blamed by supporters of Morsi; we’ve been blamed by the other side as if we are supporters of Morsi. That kind of approach will do nothing to help Egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. We want Egypt to succeed. We want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous Egypt. That’s our interest. But to achieve that, the Egyptians are going to have to do the work.”
I just want to make this clear Egyptians don’t want help from any country; we just want the west to be honest and stop lying. We want the western media to tell what exactly is happening.
The final debate between Obama and Romney
The transcript of Obama's speech on Egypt