Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation

From Haaretz:

Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt’s president.

The legislator, former cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, said on TV Friday that he came away from the 20-minute conversation on Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized “it was the end of the Mubarak era”.

“He had very tough things to say about the United States,” said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.

“He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: ‘We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that’s the fate of the Middle East,'” Ben-Eliezer said.

“‘They may be talking about democracy but they don’t know what they’re talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'” he quoted Mubarak as saying.

U.S. support for pro-democracy elements in Iran has not led to regime change in the Islamic Republic, and Hamas, a group Washington considers to be a terrorist organization, won a 2006 Palestinian election promoted by the United States.

Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 after a coalition government it formed with Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas collapsed in a power struggle.

Ben-Eliezer said Mubarak expanded in the telephone call on “what he expects will happen in the Middle East after his fall”.

“He contended the snowball (of civil unrest) won’t stop in Egypt and it wouldn’t skip any Arab country in the Middle East and in the Gulf.

“He said ‘I won’t be surprised if in the future you see more extremism and radical Islam and more disturbances — dramatic changes and upheavals,” Ben-Eliezer added.

Egypt in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel and has backed U.S.-led efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of an Iran-style Islamist revolution in Egypt should Mubarak’s Muslim Brotherhood rivals eventually take over.

“He repeated the sentence, ‘I have been serving my country, Egypt, for 61 years. Do they want me to run away? I won’t run away. Do they want to throw me out? I won’t leave. If need be, I will be killed here,'” Ben-Eliezer said.

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13 Replies to “Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation”

  1. Look, anyone who is in tune with the dynamics of the Middle East, who knows anything about the cultures at all, can see a mile away that Obama’s policies will result in more and more Islamic radicalism. Every action he has taken has steadily made things worse. Obama pulls back and is silent when the radical forces act and advance, and acts against his allies to push his agenda further.

    Obama is not stupid. Many think he is just naive, however it’s far more sinister than that – he knows exactly what he is doing. He told the Egyptian foreign minister after he was elected to [paraphrasing] “watch what I’m going to do to Israel”.

    It’s no surprise that he will never set foot in Israel again. This is one scary president. FORA TV has a good interview with the author of Radical-in Chief…

  2. Dallas you are hitting a lot of bulls eyes in your comment, if any of you haven’t read Radical in Chief I advise you to do so, it will explain a lot. Yes Obama knows exactly what he is doing, his entire goal is to ensure that the US and Western Europe are punished for what happened during the colonial period. He is entitled to his opinion but I don’t think things are going to work out like he wants, the actions of the left, including him are going to wake up the West and in the end we will be much stronger and free.

  3. Richard, I just watched Iranium. To see Obama’s oily lip-service, insincere placating words to those of us who can see where all this is leading, makes me realize that his act is part of his evil game – to soothe us into giving him and his co-idealists enough time to get something like the Iranian EMP above North America. By then it will be too late.

    Daniel Pipes – one of the most level-headed and cool analyzers of the dynamics has come up with the only logical conclusion – we have to eliminate Iran’s nuclear facilities, and soon. Not the Iranian population, but the damn nuclear work that has us in its sights. It’s called defense. They cannot be negotiated with, and they are not going to implode on their own.

  4. Dallas I agree with you on most of what you are saying, yes Obama is out to destroy the US and the West if he can, and he is helping the Moslem Brotherhood recreate the Caliphate. I don’t think the Iranians are going to try an EMP attack, that type of attack is not in line with Amadidajad’s stated goals, granted it would do a lot of damage to the US but wouldn’t totally destroy us. Amadidajad is more interested in immediate physical damage and destruction, not strategic attacks, I could be wrong on that and we could take an EMP attack. Anyway yes we need to remove the Iranian nuclear program, and we need to do it yesterday, unfortunately we have Obama in the White House and he won’t do anything. I think that Iran and the Moslem Brotherhood will hit Israel in the next 2 years counting on Obama to stop the US and Europe from helping Israel. And the US won’t be able to over ride Obama fast enough to save Israel. Things are going to change and rather nastily in the next few months, it is going to be nasty all over.

  5. Maybe they won’t do EMP attacks, however such an attack would certainly send us back to the Dark Ages, because it fries all electronics, from the grid to vehicles, to all computers and infrastructure. I don’t know about electronics which aren’t turned on at the time. Redundancy on a massive scale is one solution I suppose. The only long-term real solution is to eliminate the source or the threats. Let’s hope that the today’s news about Egypt’s army committing to existing peace treaties keeps stability in the Middle East for now, also hope that Iran crumbles from within, or if necessary from without.

    If things get out of hand, if Israel has to fight for its survival on its own, it’ll be ugly for the whole area.

    Way up here in the Great White North I feel like I’m sitting somewhat on the sidelines but I have great hopes that Americans will put their administration on the right track again. 2012 is a long ways off, considering how hast things happen. I am hoping that the end of the Mayan calendar is just a coincidence – when are the next US Presidential elections, November 2012?

  6. Who in their right mind will trust the USA after our ‘Dear Leader’ tosses most of our friends and allies under the bus. Which IMHO is by design to wreck our country and leave us a second rate power.

  7. I have a tough time believing that Obama has some sinister plan to destroy America. After all, he does not have that much time left to do it. In my view he is just a politically correct idealistic lefty.

  8. JAP, this guy is arrogant enough to believe he qualifies for a second term, so please make sure everyone around you works to ensure that does not happen.

    This guy has subversives planted in key positions, all part of his plan to destroy America from within. Lefties don’t identify with their own nation in a healthy way, hence the radicalism, his buddies Bill Ayers and Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, etc. Lefties want to bring down what they hate, and Obama’s mind has marinated in this hatred and he never recovered from it.

    This guy, as soon as he took office, buzzed Manhattan with Air Force One! His photos early on were messianic, with the American crests forming a halo around his skinny head. Since his loss of much of Congress, he now has an aura of suppressed rage in his eyes, kind of crazy, Achmadinejad-like.

    Think about his apologies to our enemies, his obsequious manner in the world, his willful refusal to correct imbalances of power when it’s neeed – EVERY TIME!

    Don’t believe for a minute that he doesn’t want America to go down.

    Obama is not naive, he’s not confused, and he knows exactly what he is doing.

  9. What we have to worry about now is what is happening in the non theological governments in the Middle East, Jordan is in trouble, possibly more trouble then we realize, Albania has al Qaeda problems as does Belarus. But the main problem is Egypt, yes the army has come out and is taking control, but it is the Generals who are ordering this, the big question is what are the Colonels and Majors thinking? The Moslem Brotherhood has a lot of influence in the lower ranking officers, there has been one coup, there can be counter coup by the young officers. And given the way the rest of the Moslem nations are falling into line behind the Moslem Brotherhood even if the Generals remain in control they are going to have to make accommodations with the Moslem Brotherhood to ensure any peace.

    As far as removing Obama from power the only two ways to do this are impeachment and voting him out of office. Impeaching him is out, it takes a two thirds vote in the Senate to remove a setting President and the Democrats aren’t going to vote him out of office, that leaves the 2012 election. Granted some court may decide he isn’t a natural born citizen and thus isn’t really President, that will touch off a civil war with two Presidents calling for the Military and Police to obey their orders. Most of the leaders hope we can avoid this.

    According to the Mayan elders when the Mayan calender reaches the end you simply return to the beginning of the calendar and reuse it. They made this statement a couple of years ago.

    Yes Eeyore I remember Jericho, I didn’t watch it because I had read so much apocalyptic post nuclear war SF during the early 60s I am burned out on it.

  10. Don’t forget Pakistan. Pakistan has managed to double its nukes to around 100. Meanwhile it has lost control of some 30% of its territory to the Taleban or equivalent. Its economy is in shambles, and it uses the huge aid it gets from America to bolster its military.

  11. Thanks DP111 there are so many regions that are smoldering fires in the Islamic world it is easy to forget to mentions one. One of the reasons the Moslem Brotherhood wants to re-establish the Caliphate is so the Pakistani nukes can be shipped west to use against Israel. If there is any way they can manage it the entire Islamic world will go to war with Israel before Obama is out of office. They know that unless Obama is President or the US is in the middle of a civil war we will support Israel, this places a time limit on when they can destroy Israel.

    As much as I admire the Israeli military if the entire Moslem world attacks them I don’t think their ammo supply will last much longer then two or three weeks. After that they will start running out, in all of their previous wars (except the first one) as soon as the shooting starts the US starts flying in more small arms, tank and artillery ammo. Israel is good and has a good armaments industry but they can’t make enough ammo to support a full scale war on many fronts.

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