In a comment Obama made about Egypt, the words he used:
**Areas emboldened and italicized for focal points…..**
OBAMA: Good evening, everybody.
My administration has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt, and I know that we will be learning more tomorrow when day breaks. As the situation continues to unfold, our first concern is preventing injury or loss of life. So I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters.
The people of Egypt have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny. These are human rights. And the United States will stand up for them everywhere.
I also call upon the Egyptian government to reverse the actions that they’ve taken to interfere with access to the Internet, to cell phone service, and to social networks that do so much to connect people in the 21st Century.
At the same time, those protesting in the streets have the responsibility to express themselves peacefully. Violence and destruction will not lead to the reforms that they seek.
Put simply, the Egyptian people want a future that befits the heirs to a great and ancient civilization. The United States always will be a partner in pursuit of that future, and we are committed to working with the Egyptian government and the Egyptian people, all quarters, to achieve it.
Around the world governments have an obligation to respond to their citizens. That’s true here in the United States. That’s true in Asia. It is true in Europe. It is true in Africa. And it is certainly true in the Arab world, where a new generation of citizens has the right to be heard.
When I was in Cairo shortly after I was elected president, I said that all governments must maintain power through consent, not coercion. That is the single standard by which the people of Egypt will achieve the future they deserve.
Surely there will be difficult days to come, but the United States will continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people and work with their government in pursuit of a future that is more just, more free, and more hopeful.
A blog posted on June 4, 2009
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Obama made sure the Muslim Brotherhood attended his speech in Cairo:
The network of the Muslim Brotherhood:
“So I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters.”
“…….governments have an obligation to respond to their citizens.”
“….governments must maintain power through consent, not coercion.”
Does Obama EVER LISTEN TO HIMSELF?
LISTEN to We the People of the United States?
“power through consent, not coercion” = think Unions and Czar Cass Sunstein, the EPA, etc. Who is lying to Whom?
Is Obama secretly hoping the Muslim Brotherhood takes over Egypt? Iran hopes so.