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ITEL 8.10.2013 – “Insane McCain” in Egypt, Embassy Closures across the Arab World

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in Cairo - photo - Reuters

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in Cairo – photo – Reuters

Inside the Eye – Live! for Saturday, August 10, 2013 found ourselves delving into some of the insanities and ineptness of United States foreign policy and foreign policy projection. The ineptitude of United States foreign policy was in full display as Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made their way to Cairo as “special emissaries of President Obama.

Why President Obama would send two so clearly clueless and out of touch human beings for such an important mission is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, but perhaps the enigma is not so complicated: perhaps the Great Usurper sent McCain and Graham to Cairo where they could be seen for the fools that many see them already to be.

If such were the case, McCain and Graham did not disappoint. In one fell swoop, the clueless and inept McCain and Graham made great headway into destroying decades of cultured contacts between the two nations.

As reported in some media, McCain and Graham were treated to what amounted to diplomatically being tarred and feathered.

As reported by Yousef Ibrahim in Thursday’s New York Sun,

“In a cascade of mutual recriminations over the past three days, [acting] President [Adly] Mansour and his prime minister, Hazem Biblawi, described [the] two senior American senators, sent as emissaries of President Barack Obama, as ‘delusional’ and ‘liars.’

As reported, it got even worse.

McCain was accused of being a “senile old man” by the leader of the Egyptian Popular Current Party, Hamdeen Sabahi, who is a co-leader of the ruling National Salvation Front. After McCain tried to intimate that the disgraced former Muslim Brotherhood candidate and President Morsi had been removed from power it what he described as “a transition of power not by the ballot box”.

In addressing the two Senators via a television interview, Amr Mousa who served as both foreign minister under former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and as secretary general of the League of Arab States, stated,

Neither of you are delegated to open the dictionary on our behalf to designate a coup from a revolution. Or course we did choose Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood companions via the ballot box, but that does not exempt them from consequences of criminal behavior.”

The idea that criminals in power can be removed forcibly from office is apparently something the senile old men who tolerate criminality in their midst could not fathom nor understand.

US Embassy Closures Across the Arab World

US Embassy closures, end of Ramadan 2013 - source - Al Arabiya

US Embassy closures, end of Ramadan 2013 – source – Al Arabiya

In what could only be seen as a display of ineptness in U.S. foreign policy projection, the Western world was treated to a parade of scare-stream media about how mythical and unseen “intelligence” assets picked up and overheard a telephone conversation about a possible terror attack against the United States.

To hear Jewish main stream media assets tell the story, the United States had picked up “specific and credible intelligence” that led to the total shut down of embassies and consulates that serve and represent the United States in across the Arab world.


The truth of the story is that we were at the end of Ramadane in a week that was a shortened work schedule for most in the Arab world. Picture it all as the week between Christmas and New Years – lots of companies give their employees this week off.

The final week of Ramadan and the subsequent 3 day Eid al Fitr holiday that breaks the lunar month long fast has pretty much the same feel.

In hour two, The Fetch shreds the “terror story” in a somewhat humorous and yet exasperated tone as we all try to deal with the insanities of the main stream medias portrayals of the event.

Saudi Arabia Plays Diplomatic Offense with Russia on Syria

Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar with Russian President Putin - source - Alexey NikolskyY/AFP/GETTY

Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar with Russian President Putin – source – Alexey NikolskyY/AFP/GETTY

In the final hour, we discussed the diplomatic offensive put on by Saudi Arabia as the Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan (good to see him btw – he had been missing for some time) met with Russian President Putin and reportedly offered the Russians US$15 billion in arms sales if Russia softened its support for Assad and ceased blocking UN Security Resolutions against Syria.

According to numerous reports in media, Putin was informed that should Putin agree, the regime that would come to power in Syria would be “completely in the hands of Saudi Arabia”.

There has been no official confirmation of the discussion, but it seems highly audacious for a foreign diplomat to go to the sponsor and backer of another country and inform the leadership of the sponsoring/supporting ally to give up what they have and give a country over to another country for the paltry sum of US$15 billion.

Of course, Russia has already paid dearly for their naivite in allowing the United States and its allies to conduct a “no fly” zone in Libya that rapidly turned into an air cover and air to ground assault support operation that led to the overthrow of Gaddafi and the loss of Russian influence in nearly the whole of Africa.

Somehow, the message seems to be loud and clear regarding Syria: the West and its allies in the Middle East will only settle for a military resolution to the conflict in Syria.

At least Russia knows now where everyone stands on the Syrian issue.

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