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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:14 PM

Morsi: Egypt will not be dictated by US rules

Source: The Associated Press

On the eve of his first visit to the United States as Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi said he will demonstrate more independence from the U.S. in decision-making than his predecessor Hosni Mubarak and told Washington not to expect Egypt to live by its rules.

Morsi sent that message in an interview with the New York Times after a wave of violence erupted across the Muslim world over an amateur film produced in the U.S. that was deemed offensive to Islam and its prophet Muhammed. The film raised news tensions between Washington and Egypt.

Morsi criticized U.S. dealings with the Arab world, saying it is not possible to judge Egyptian behaviour and decision-making by American cultural standards. He said Washington earned ill will in the region in the past by backing dictators and taking "a very clear" biased approach against the Palestinians and for Israel.

"Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region," he told the paper in the interview published late Saturday, drawing a clear distinction between the American government and the American people.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/09/23/morsi-nytimes-interview.html

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Reply Morsi: Egypt will not be dictated by US rules (Original post)
CHIMO Sep 2012 OP
a geek named Bob Sep 2012 #1
Canuckistanian Sep 2012 #3
a geek named Bob Sep 2012 #4
Canuckistanian Sep 2012 #5
a geek named Bob Sep 2012 #6
Posteritatis Sep 2012 #2
riderinthestorm Sep 2012 #7
sinkingfeeling Sep 2012 #8
UnrepentantLiberal Oct 2012 #9
Alamuti Lotus Oct 2012 #11
JackRiddler Oct 2012 #13
agentS Oct 2012 #10
I love weed Oct 2012 #12
Selatius Oct 2012 #14

Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:18 PM

1. sounds like he's playing to the crowd

 

color me not impressed...

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:02 PM

3. Yes, America would NEVER do something like that

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:41 PM

4. when was the last time we had religious riots?

 

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:47 PM

5. Who's talking about riots?

I'm talking about leaders making outrageous comments solely for domestic consumption.

American leaders are masters of that tactic.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:03 PM

6. excluding Libya and Iran?

 

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:18 PM

2. I still like that the leaders aren't just framing this in "friend or enemy" terms

On the one hand it sucks that relations chilled a bit, at least officially; on the other seeing people take a marginally more adult stance doesn't hurt.

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:24 PM

7. "Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money....

Egypt's peace with Israel!

Disgusting revisionism. Stop all $$ going to this region.


"Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region," he told the paper in the interview published late Saturday, drawing a clear distinction between the American government and the American people.

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

8. Yes, the taxpayers of America have purchased the dislike/hatred of the Middle East.

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:46 PM

9. Since leftists seem to be against the "Arab Spring",

 

how do they spin this?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:49 AM

11. leader-on-a-string playing to the crowd with hollow rhetoric?

 

It might be nice if he was even 1% serious with such remarks, but both the history of collaboration by the Brotherhood and the acquiescience of the Egyptian state which it nominally governs strongly suggests against taking such statements of his at face value.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:36 AM

13. Um, what?!

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:11 PM

10. Earned the ill will? HMMM WHO COULD HAVE DONE THAT? I WONDER WHO....

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:35 AM

12. Cool.

 

Does this mean we can stop sending Egypt billions in foreign aid?

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Response to I love weed (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:41 AM

14. I believe we did once that pro-US dictator Hosni Mubarak was ripped down from power. nt

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