Don’t expect this to make many headlines.
Egyptian lawyers charged Barack Obama with crimes against humanity. The lawyers accused Obama as an accessory of Muslim Brotherhood violence.
According to Egyptian newspaperÂ El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.
Along with Obama, the complaint reproduced by El Watan mentions several Brotherhood members by name, beginning with the leader of the organization Muhammad Badie, and other top ranking leaders such as Mohamed al-Beltagy, Essam al-Erian, and Safwat Hegazi, adding that “Obama cooperated, incited, and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes against humanity in the period from 3/7/2013-8/18/2013, in the Arab Republic of Egypt.”
Guest Post byÂ Dr. Mark Christian
Executive DirectorÂ Global Faith Institute
Russian Naval Base in Egypt?
What does Cairo know about President Obama that the United States doesn’t?
The Egyptian government has made clear that they have ‘the goods’ on President Obama and his administration, and are none too happy about the administration’s support of the Islamist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. The current Egyptian government has told the press that they had wiretapped all communications made by ex-president (and Muslim Brotherhood strongman) Morsi during his year as president.
What revelations will they expose? U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited Cairo last week just hours before Morsi’s trial was to begin. Can we assume he was there to advocate for Morsi? We do know that after Kerry’s departure the interim Egyptian Presidentauthorized a statementÂ that essentially said,Â “Americans can’t be trusted, and we’re now going to work with Russia instead.”
Since then, Egypt hasÂ sent an official delegationÂ to Russia to prepare for the Russian Defense Minister’s upcoming trip to Egypt. This trip is a prelude toÂ Russian President Putin’s trip to Egypt, an event that hasn’t occurred in decades. The last time Egypt and Russia had such a ‘feel good’ relationship was during the glory days of the Cold War, an era that both states seem to want to rekindle.
Has United States diplomacy ever failed so miserably, in such a short amount of time?Â What does a ‘Russian’ Egypt mean for the Middle East and the American presence there? Only time will tell…