When was the last time, under any President of the United States since President Reagan, has Egypt refused a friendly request by the United States to do what’s in the best interest of both and humanity? I do not have the answer to this question but I will bet all my Rubles on “Zero times”.
An Iranian Navy ship full of weapons and heading to Syria was allowed (Suez CanalÂ AuthorityÂ refused to give any date) by the Egyptian NavyÂ to cross unencumbered the Suez canal. Repeated attempts by the US Government to seek Egypt‘s cooperation by stopping the Iranian ship from crossing were all in vain.
Could American power sink any lower? The US cannot even persuade a government it provides financial assistance to the tune of $1.1 Billion a year to stop a ship supplying weapons to kill civilians in Syria.
Not only the US has lost its prestige and power under Obama, it also has lost legitimacy to raise the flag ofÂ humanitarianism after failing to protect the Syrian people or let others do it.
It won’t be long before US Diplomats could be subjected toÂ harassment, or even worse, if this administration continues on this path of extreme appeasement.
It’s allÂ DÃ©jÃ vuÂ USÂ circa 1979. Rhetoric falling on deaf ears because it’s not backed by action.