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Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Feb 8, 2011 at 11:38

The voice of reason from an educated and brilliant mind best describes Dr. Pipes. As soon as we heard his voice on Foxnews two nights ago everything stopped .... and we listened. It was an amazing moment. I alerted as many people as I could in seconds.

Finally a cogent and flawless analysis of the anarchy in Egypt.

"Some Islamists denounce democracy as heretical and a betrayal of Islamic values but the more clever of them, noting their own widespread popularity, have adopted democracy as a mechanism to seize power. Their success in a country like Turkey does not transform Islamists into democrats (i.e., show a willingness to relinquish power) but demonstrates their willingness to adopt whatever tactics will bring them power."

Unfortunately, we have an incompetent president schooled in Marxist economics and geo politics .... the Groucho, Harpo and Zeppo school. In an interview on Sunday he refused to to answer direct questions about the Brotherhood coming to power in Egypt. He would not even say the words "Islamic Brotherhood" no matter how many times he was asked about them.

Is it true that the populations of the Middle East are predominantly young men without jobs, .... an endless resource for the Islamofascists to radicalize, arm and send into the streets? Also, what happens to us when an Islamist government gains control and/or influence of the Suez Canal? Wouldn't the impact on oil prices be cataclysmic? Do Egyptians recognize the incompetence of the American president who demonstrates that he doesn't know how to help them nor does he even know how to act in America's interest by keeping our allies strong?

Are the normal middle class Egyptians afraid for their safety and the safety of the Suez? Do they care about the Israelis?

Dr. Pipes, it's time for you to come home from such a dangerous place. At least the chaos and mindless stupidity on the streets of Egypt exists here only in the minds of the administration. The Brotherhood has a very good friend in the Oval Office. It is an outrage that the leader of the free world publicly demonstrated that he cannot lead, cannot analyze, cannot think strategically and will not even address the fall of one of our long time allies threatening our closest ally Israel. He never ever once mentioned the importance of the Suez Canal. He never once addressed the safety of Israel. Obama has no policy, no strategy and no solutions for Egypt. Appeasement, silence and a scolding against violence is not a foreign policy. For the Brotherhood and their Islamofascist supporters, it is gift from Allah.

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