-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Saturday, May 9, 2009

559) Obama Chooses Egypt !!

What does it mean that Obama after more than 100 days of thinking choose Egypt to address and reconnect the Muslim world? 

Does this mean that the US see a potential in Egypt to rise and take its abdicated role again?

Does this mean that the US will ignore the authoritarian ruling issues that were the main point of conflict with the Bush admin.?

Does this mean that Egypt will be the bridge between the East and West? 

Last and not least; does this mean that we will have June 4th as a vacation?! as having the US president in Cairo means 1 thing: COMPLETE PARALYSIS and it is better to stay home. Ya Rab make them decide to do it in Sharm :)



Mona said...

I thought that Obama had already addressed the Muslim world from Turkey last month.

After looking at what built up to this point in the Middle-East, my guess is that Obama will address extremism from Egypt.

amina said...

No Mona, when he was in turkey he said that this is not the place he will address the islamic nations from.

amina said...

أوباما يوجه خطابا مهما من مصر
إلي العالم الإسلامي في‏4‏ يونيو المقبل
الرئيس الأمريكي يلتقي مبارك‏
واختار مصر لأنها قلب العالم العربي

واشنطن ـ وكالات الأنباء‏:‏
أعلن البيت الأبيض مساء أمس أن الرئيس الأمريكي باراك أوباما سيقوم بزيارة لمصر أوائل الشهر المقبل يستقبله خلالها الرئيس حسني مبارك لبحث عدد من القضايا المهمة علي المستويين الاقليمي والدولي‏.‏

وقال روبرت جيبز المتحدث الرسمي باسم البيت الأبيض مساء أمس‏,‏ إن أوباما سيلقي خطابه الذي وعد به العالم الإسلامي من مصر في الرابع من الشهر المقبل‏.‏

وأوضح المتحدث أن الخطاب يستهدف إعادة بناء العلاقات بين الولايات المتحدة مع العالم الإسلامي‏.‏

وردا علي سؤال حول سبب اختيار أوباما لمصر لإلقاء كلمته‏,‏ أكد جيبز أن مصر تمثل قلب الوطن العربي في أكثر من جانب‏.‏

وأضاف المتحدث أن أوباما سيتوجه بعد زيارته إلي مصر إلي ألمانيا‏,‏ لزيارة مدينة درسدن‏,‏ ومعسكر الاعتقال النازي في بوخنفالد‏,‏ الذي أقيم في أثناء الحرب العالمية الثانية‏,‏ ثم يتوجه بعدها إلي فرنسا‏.‏

ومن ناحية أخري أعلن سامح شكري السفير المصري لدي واشنطن أن زيارة أوباما لمصر ولقائه مع الرئيس مبارك لاتؤثر علي الاتصالات المصرية ـ الأمريكية الجارية لاتمام زيارة الرئيس مبارك إلي الولايات المتحدة بناء علي الدعوة المقدمة له من الرئيس الأمريكي‏.‏

وقال أن هذه الدعوة يتم تناولها بشكل مستقل وان الحدثين قابلين للتحقيق‏,‏ إلا انه لم يتم حتي الآن الاستقرار علي موعد لزيارة الرئيس مبارك لواشنطن‏

Mona said...

Amina, He actually did, if you carefully read the transcript of his speech in Turkey.

You can find the video and the transcript of Obama speech at:

Mohaly said...

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nerro said...

Alf mabrook ya Doctor :D
rabena yes3edak 3ala tool

Amy said...

alf mabrook Dr. Mohaly, 3oqbal ma nebarek lak 3ala ur engagment soon isa

Mohaly said...

Thanks :)))
Engagement... lazem akhod ray2okom el awel..not all of you agree that I should get married :)

Omar Rostom said...

ya alf Mabro ya Doc. Well deserved :)
wade7 en serr do3ako bate3, ed3ouli fel masters :)

Omar Rostom said...

From opposingviews.com

President Obama will give a speech in Egypt on June 4 about America’s relations with the Muslim world. Why Egypt? I suspect many Americans think that Egypt is the largest Muslim country, but the White House and the State Department surely know that it’s not even in the top 5.

I think White House press secretary Robert Gibbs touched on the reason when he was asked “Why Egypt?” and he responded that Egypt “represents the heart of the Arab world, and I think [the trip will be] an opportunity for the President to address and discuss our relationship with the Muslim world.”

Mona said...

When it comes to politics, you have learn to read between the lines because politicians cannot just come out and tell you their real intentions out of political correctness.

Obama's is mainly concerned now about the Israeli/Palestinian situation: the two-state solution, the possibility of peaceful coexistence, and Iran's threat to Israeli State. My guess, here is that Obama will be using Egypt as an example of a country in the Middle-East that made peace with Israel that lasted for 30 years. He will acknowledge Sadat's efforts and Camp David peace treaty and he will invite the rest of the Middle-East to do the same. I am also guessing that he is going to say something subtle about Al-Azhar influence on the religious views that are floating around. And then address extremism, terrorism, and security threats to Egypt, the United States and Israel.

Mohaly said...

that is a very good analysis Mona, let's wait and see...

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Mona said...

Just wanted to remind you that May 15th marks the 61st anniversary of the Nakba Day - day of the catastrophe - the annual day of commemoration for the Palestinian people, and the 61st anniversary of the creation of Israel.

Mohaly said...

Obama's Message In Egypt
By Dina Guirguis
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The venue from which President Obama addresses Muslim communities is integral to the substance of his message. While the president and his team are to be commended for extending a hand of cooperation and understanding to the world's Muslims, Egypt's democrats cannot help being concerned over the decision to deliver the address from Egypt on June 4. Voices for a Democratic Egypt and supporters of democracy in general hope that Obama will choose a neutral venue within Egypt and make clear his support for the Egyptian people in their aspirations for basic rights and freedom.