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Obama Plotted to Destabilize Regimes in Bahrain, Egypt

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Egypt stopped a drive by Obama to destabilize Egypt in 2013. Shelton said Egyptian Defense Minister Abdul Fatah Sisi, a former intelligence chief, also detected a U.S. plot to support the ruling Muslim Brotherhood amid unprecedented unrest.

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Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:49 am
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Posted by
Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt
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WASHINGTON — The United States was said to have planned to destabilize at least two Arab countries over the last two years.
A former leading U.S. military commander asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama worked to destabilize the regimes of Bahrain and Egypt.
[Ret.] Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
[Ret.] Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
[Ret.] Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the administration’s drive against Bahrain, wracked by a Shi’ite revolt, was led by the intelligence community.
“America thought Bahrain was an easy prey that will serve as key to the collapse of the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] regime and lead to giant oil companies controlling oil in the Gulf,” Shelton said.
In an interview on the U.S. network Fox News, Shelton said the administration plot was foiled by Bahraini King Hamad in 2011. He said Hamad agreed to a Saudi-sponsored decision by the GCC to send thousands of troops to Bahrain to help quell the Shi’ite revolt, attributed to Iran.
Shelton, who met Hamad during his assignment to the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet, based in Manama, said the administration plot harmed relations with both Bahrain as well as neighboring Saudi Arabia. He said Riyad ended any trust in Washington after it was found to have helped the Shi’ites in Bahrain.
The former Joint Chiefs chairman, who served under President Bill
Clinton and President George W. Bush, said Egypt stopped a drive by Obama to
destabilize Egypt in 2013. Shelton said Egyptian Defense Minister Abdul
Fatah Sisi, a former intelligence chief, also detected a U.S. plot to
support the ruling Muslim Brotherhood amid unprecedented unrest. On July 3,
Sisi led a coup that overthrew Egypt’s first Islamist president, Mohammed
“Had Gen. Al Sisi not deposed Morsi, Egypt would have today become
another Syria and its military would have been destroyed,” Shelton said.
Shelton, who did not disclose his sources of information, said Arab
allies of the United States have moved away from Washington. He cited the
new alliance between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
against the Brotherhood.
“I expect calm to be restored in Egypt,” Shelton said. “Gen. Al Sisi has
put an end to the new Middle East project.”

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 5:38 am

Teresa W (782)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 5:56 am
no surprise, but thank you

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:04 am

The American government has its hands full taking care of business at home and needs to stop orchestrating chaos abroad.

We're sick of over half the federal budget being devoted to imperial wars, while our Congress (when it's not holding its breath and sulking) pretends to be "fiscally responsible" by eliminating domestic programs to benefit those here who are in need of healthcare, food, housing, etc.

And, yes, it's now become par for the course that, wherever there is disruption, somehow the U.S. has a hand in it.

Thanks for posting, Abdessalam.


Angelika R (143)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:17 am
If true, that is troubling news. And given the ongoing protests by the Morsi supporters I tend to doubt a prognosis"“I expect calm to be restored in Egypt,”. But, somehow it bothers me this ret. Gen. having interviews on Fox News, don't really know what to think of this.
Thanks for sharing Abdessalam.

Rebecca F (34)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:30 am
Perhaps because most war supporters watch Fox, and he wanted them to know what's what for real :D

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:30 am
Noted. I have our Inter-Tribal Circle soon to go to, but I will read and comment later. Thank you.

Roger Skinner (14)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:14 am
The General retired in 2001 and we're supposed to believe he knows that "Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt"? The article says he told this to Fox News, yet I can find no mention of it on the Fox News website.

Elizabeth F (134)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:31 am
Where ever there is oil and instability, you can bet the U.S has a behind the scenes hand in the ongoings in hopes of future benefit. All U.S intervention in the name of "democracy" is mainly to position themselves strategically in close proximity for access to monitor and control the oil in the area. The government is basically the oil industries watchdogs or "puppets" and instability creates the perfect chance to send government troops, but it is really the oil industry sending them to monitor the oil that isn't even theirs..yet.

Sherri G (128)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:54 pm
I agree with Elizabeth. If this is the case we can bet that the corporations find it in their interest to destabilize these two countries. Our corporations have no respect for other countries and I am sorry to say for their own citizens. Americans have to get involved and take action if we are going to stop these greedy bastards. I also regret that although I voted and supported Obama he too was bought and paid for by Goldman Sacs. TY Abdessalam for posting Noted.

elderberry C (47)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:16 pm
Tx for posting...the USA (CIA) is meddling everywhere in M.E. along with Mossad....

Vicky P (476)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:42 pm
The US government has it's hands in everything so I'm not at all surprised when stuff like this comes out.

Fiona O (565)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 5:00 pm
This is no surprise. Thanks for sharing and letting Americans know more about the core dishonesty of the American government.

Ellyn S (48)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:07 pm
Noted. Thank you for sharing, Abdessalam.

fly bird (26)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:09 pm
Some people are glad to extend a "helping hand" to politicians, to do their bidding - and some politicians, don't or won't see the light, when they need "supporters" to bankroll their elections.
Politicians aren't a naïve bunch, by and large, but rather "resourceful", when it comes to financing their objectives.
The despicable part is, when too many politicians set their agendas to meet the demands of the deep pockets that control them.

"Just say no", isn't very popular.

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:40 am
Thank you, Abdessalam

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 10:56 am
Obama needs to stay in the USA & look after the people in his own State. USA does not belong in the Middle East! Thanks Abdessalam.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 11:51 am
oh, we love the USSA.

It keeps the whole world prisoner in a stage between global laughter and worldwide dismay.

Imagine, a country that corrupt and bancrupt and still meddling everywhere !

M B (62)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:43 pm
I'm afraid of the worlds leader. Hope he stays at home, where he belongs. But if oil is involved...I fear the worst. The war in Congo lasts ever so long, but nobody cares; because there is no oil ! Shame on the greedy men !!

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:50 pm
I'm not sure what to think on this, the video on that page seems very right wing. All I can say is we've had our hands into too many places we should not be. There is past historical evidence that we've interfered with other Countries that were duly elected but for one reason or another the USA didn't want who was elected, or shall I say, the Corporate America didn't.

Both Parties have had their hands in things that shouldn't be, the common people of America hardly knows all that is going on and we are played like fiddles, oftentimes finding out years after the fact. I'm tired of those in office doing many things that negatively affect so many lives.

Phyllis P (237)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 7:00 pm
I'm not quite sure why we are not surprised that Obama wouldn't do anything to support the Muslim Brotherhood and why people in our country would find that acceptable. I don't doubt any thing he does that would put America in a bad light.

Janice P (5)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 9:12 pm

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Sunday October 6, 2013, 10:26 pm

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Monday October 7, 2013, 12:01 am
I was hoping that the common sense will overcome but sadly I'm not surprised...

cecily w (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:14 am
The only choice presented to voters in an election is to opt for the lesser of two (or more) evils.

Giana P (398)
Monday October 7, 2013, 4:13 am
Will we ever know the actual truth??

Rehana VN (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 11:29 am
This has always been the case. US leaders are INSTIGATORS, BULLIES, LIARS, TROUBLEMAKERS, WARMONGERS,AGGRESSORS. Which ever country the US has illgally invaded, infrastructure totally destroyed & things are far worse than when they were ruled by their own dictators. In addition religious extremism follows wherever the US causes problems! The US MUST stay out of everyone's business & get their own house in order.

P A (117)
Monday October 7, 2013, 11:46 am
Very troubling - but I agree with Elizabeth S and Dandelion (sorry I couldn't give you another star Dandelion!) - I suppose time will tell exactly what has been happening - there are few people who don't have an angle here - wherever there is profit to be made people will start trying to manipulate the situation. I hope President Obama was on the side of good - but time will tell. Thanks Abdessalam - green star.

Debra G (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 12:48 pm
Um, he told FOX NEWS? This is a reliable news source, not. He retired from the military Oct. 1, 2001 and serves as a director of Anheuser Busch, among other directorships - so how the hell does he know what Obama's doing?

Past Member (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 1:29 pm
Phyllis P. is right, Obama is NOT for the U.S.A. I'm not surprised at anything he does. He is not to be trusted. That has been proven, why do people still think he is the greatest? He is destroying America.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday October 7, 2013, 1:43 pm
Sorry I don't buy this.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:06 pm
Whether it is a Democrat or a Republican, an Obama or a Bush, the policy is the same, because the agenda is set by their corporate masters!

Thomas B (1)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:16 pm
There is no such thing as a stable islamic government. They all rule by silencing the public at the point of a gun.

Kathleen R (138)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:18 pm

Birgit W (160)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:39 pm
Interesting, thank you Abdessalam Diab.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 4:26 pm
I thought Obama was a good bloke. O_o

Donna B (36)
Monday October 7, 2013, 5:42 pm
Not really sure I believe this... When did this guy retire? Thx for posting!!

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 12:55 am
Perhaps that is what Obama does best...destabilize. Is this not what he has done with America? Do you suppose he supports our constitution? Of course, not. You have observed. You are among the awakened ones.

Many moons ago, I became curious. I analyzed his birth chart. TOO MUCH LEO!!! and I did not find it to be positive Leo. What I saw, frightened me. It showed a person absorbed in his own ego who demands his own way not for the good of the country but for the good of his own power.

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:33 am
Why Bahrain? I thought they're a part of Mid-East destabilization pack.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:45 pm
When US,knowing that Egypt is fighting terrorism specially in Sinai,freezes/postpones/delays the delivery of Apache helicopters which are used in that war,Egyptians can verify who is standing beside Egypt in its war against terrorists and who is standing beside terrorists.Egypt will certainly reject any pressure while USA, with this wrong behavior, adds more enemies to America in Egypt and the Arab world.
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