Gates: Obama Went Against ‘Entire National Security Team’ on Egypt Coup

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“Literally the entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did,” Gates said. “And the president took the advice of three junior backbenchers in terms of how to treat Mubarak.” Obama was so avid to support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, he went against the advice of his national security team. The Egyptian people complained that he was supporting terrorism. And they were right.

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“Gates: Obama Went Against ‘Entire National Security Team’ on Egypt Coup,” by Aaron Kliegman, Washington Free Beacon, March 17, 2016:

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Fox News that President Barack Obama ignored the advice of his “entire national security team” during the Egyptian coup in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president.

Gates made his comments to Fox News’ Bret Baier during an interview for the network’s upcoming special, “Rising Threats – Shrinking Military,” and the preview clip can be seen on The Blaze’s website.

Gates, who headed the Pentagon during the Egyptian coup, lamented that, while he and the rest of the president’s national security experts advised Obama to handle the situation in Egypt cautiously, the president chose to listen to three junior officials instead and called for Mubarak’s immediate ouster.

“Literally the entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did,” Gates said. “And the president took the advice of three junior backbenchers in terms of how to treat Mubarak.”

The former Pentagon chief also described how the analysis of the three “backbenchers” was based on lofty idealism rather than facts on the ground.

“One of them [said], ‘Mr. President, you got to be on the right side of history,’” Gates explained before adding with a smile, “And I would be sitting there at the table and I would be saying, ‘Yeah, if we could just figure that out, we’d be a long way ahead.’”

Baier noted that when it became clear Mubarak could not stay in power and the Egyptian military “urged caution,” Obama “pushed for his immediate removal.”

Egypt became swept up by the popular protests of the Arab Spring in 2011, with massive crowds pouring into Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest the rule of long-time president Mubarak, who many thought to be an authoritarian ruler. Some Egypt observers, however, argued Mubarak’s rule was not as oppressive as those of other leaders in the region.

Mubarak was an important strategic ally for the United States, according to analysts, who point out that he granted U.S. warships priority access to the important Suez Canal, granted unrestricted flights to American military aircraft, and maintained peace with Israel.

Gates and most of the National Security Council thought Obama should not abandon such an ally right away and look into other resolutions to avoid any destabilization, but Obama, along with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speechwriting, thought his ouster could make room for a more democratic government.

The president supported the protestors and forced Mubarak out of power, causing the Muslim Brotherhood to soon take control of the country with Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian people and military in 2013, one year after he was democratically elected to office, for trying to centralize power completely under him and the Brotherhood.

One consequence of Obama’s push for Mubarak to step down is that it alienated Washington’s other primary Arab ally, Saudi Arabia, which had a good relationship with the Egyptian leader and saw the speed with which America was willing to dispose of him as a betrayal of sorts.

This is not the first time Gates has criticized his former boss for failing to listen to his advisers.

Earlier this year on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Gates said that Obama always believes he is the smartest guy in the room and has trouble developing and implementing strategy….

  • Fred

    Impeach Obama!

    • BoWhetstone

      Obama let it be known that any attempt to impeach and he would rally all blacks in America to riot- coat to coats BLM organized communications.
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      t there to protect americans in general – only the wealthy americans

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  • Seewetoldu

    Well this is what happen when you elect a Radical Islamic Extremist Muslim to the white house. Great job Liberals.You Fu**ked America in the ass. Payback is Donald Trump.

  • Lapsed Altruist

    WHY is that bastard still breathing?

    • JSebastian

      Because those with the resources to change that are cowards?

  • Rocinante44

    what else did you expect from a muslim?

  • Jeff Johnson

    Obama is playing his part in fulfilling Bible prophecy. Why do you suppose Zion Oil and Genie Energy are drilling for oil In Syria and Israel from Meggido to the Golan Heights. Is it not obvious the battle of Armegeddon is going to start politically as a battle over Syrian vs Israeli oil…

    • BoWhetstone

      the region has been nuked before- the glaze has been found way below the earth crust
      it will happen again and soon

      • J. Neville Groff

        I saw a YT vid that appeared to show a small tactical russian nuke in an airstrike in syria on a remote mountain stronghold. Mushroom cloud, fireball, not like conventional blast and even durka commenter taking video said “WHAT WAS THAT, A NUKE BOMB?!”

        • BoWhetstone

          so, it has begun
          hope you have a well embellished bug out truck

  • a French Chef

    The paper pushing, government check chasing douches are abandoning O’Bahama and can see the Trump tidal wave. Its every government parasite for itself now !!!!!!

  • Dr. Doomsday

    Community Organizer, Communist Muslim Brotherhood F*cktard. Thats all he is.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Another instalment in the ongoing soap opera of “Democrat foreign diplomacy amateur hour” Donkey dancing with democrats, so far hussain’s administration have demonstrated incompetence immaturity and outright stupidity with every act of the circus they have turned congress in to. It will be nice to see the guys with the brooms sweep up the mess democrats leave as they are frog marched to the curb.

    • BoWhetstone

      more than a broom with be required to sweep up the mess. once the society is degraded with their kind it spreads like a virus. the people live with fear. the media thrives on the violence and the standard of living is lowered. that was Obama’s intention not to help muslims or the little people- Obama has a hatred of American working class. from a small child in a working class neighborhood he was tormented by the white children for being a oreo mix breed with dumbo ears.
      he never got over it no matter how many white male prostitutes he porked.
      he got his payback now though- America is downtrodden for all eternity
      islam is incurable and the percentage is up in america

      • Mahou Shoujo

        It is going to take a very thorough scrubbing of America to clean it from the stain from 8 years of democrat abuse. America can be great, but it will have to be the America that has some of its positive former values, not a multicultural, progressive politically correct America of angst filled posers.

        • Janet

          If that lying fat ass Hillary gets in America will never recover! She makes her hubby Bill look like a conservative! That’s how far left she is! She’s a money grubbing bitch that doesn’t give a crap about anyone but herself! But you’re right Mahou, it will take plenty to get back to where America used to be! The country is so divided now since Obama’s reign! I don’t think it will ever be the same! Don’t know who will be the next president but they sure have their work cut out for them! It’s going to take a lot to clean up the mess King Obama has made! Did you get your lawn mowed? Lol! Alberta is really pretty I heard!

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Personally I think hillary would be a continuation of the disastrous hussain years. America would loose what little it has in terms of international influence, becoming controlled by elitists, who will play islam and democrats like the suckers they are. Alberta is nice, in its own way, winters are long and uninteresting summers short and intense. If you like extremes, this is the place to be.

  • JR

    These idiots……will never learn that democracy will not work in the Middle East. These power grubbing idiots in DC never learn from past mistakes. Islam is the government fools!

  • BoWhetstone

    so what- Egypt is another country Obama turned into haters of americans. no biggie- just look what Obama has done inside America. total all the people who hate America now- over a billion-
    that is Obama’s legacy- turned the rest of the world that previous presidents left alone against america
    time to get the flock out people- Australia or new Zealand look the best to me

    • ballotcode

      Oz for sure, kiwis hate Americans.

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    Hitler thought he was the ‘smartest guy in the room’ too.

  • Wulf2000

    Gates named Rhodes as one of the idiots who supported the ouster of Mubarak; who are the other three backbenchers.

  • Doctor Who?

    Because Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood operative who wants to hand Egypt over to Islamic terrorism.
    Since there are over 80 million people in Egypt, if the Muslim Brotherhood took that country over the number of Islamic refugees in Europe would double overnight.

    • Benton Marder

      He did deliver Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood. However, the Egyptian people saw the light and screamed loudly that the MB had to go PDQ. General alSisi heard and got it done. Now, if the Ehyptian people could see the light, why can’t we> If the Egyptian patriots could deliver their country from the MB tyranny, why can’t our patriots? Or, it it that our people care too craven and complicit?

      • Doctor Who?

        The corporate main stream media so controls the news in this country that it is difficult to inform people about the truth.
        Many Americans intuitively understand that something is wrong but they can not quite identify it.
        I try to inform people at every opportunity what Obama is.
        The Egyptians also have more experience with the Muslim Brotherhood.
        They’ve been dealing with these vipers since 1928.

        • movingwaters

          Those MB vipers had been legally constrained by Egypt until Obama fulfilled his promise to set the MB up as victors. There is a lot to dislike about the Egyptians in their treatment of the Christian minority, but I was proud of them for demonstrating despite violent backlash from Morsi fans, and taking their country back. Obama, Malik, and Hildebeest are all despised as war criminals in Eqypt, and rightly so.

          • Doctor Who?

            The Egyptians have had to ban the MB as well as execute its leaders like Sayeed Qutb. The Egyptians know the MB is behind the assassination of Sadat as well as Al Qaeda and ISIS.
            I do not like Islam but there are some forms of Islam that are better than others and the MB and its affiliates are unacceptable.
            Obama’s support for the MB in 2011 demonstrate what a traitor he is.

    • movingwaters

      Yep! And yet there are still many Americans, even decent ones, who are so purposely disengaged that they don’t know this, and refuse to do so. We have a lot of voters who vote and form opinions on these things despite making it clear that they do not pay attention to anything and do not intend to do so because it is stressful. I know that; my blood pressure is through the roof lately. But I contend that things are so stressful because a disinterested and disengaged public has been long been kicking the can down to the next generation. The can is stopped now. Sometimes I wonder if many Americans even love their children and grandchildren.

      • Doctor Who?

        Every chance I get I try to communicate this terrible truth to people.
        The corporate media is so focused on Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and the latest antics of some pop star to tell the American people the most important story of the last 8 years.
        The only way to logically explain the results of Obama’s Presidency is that the man is actively working for the Muslim Brotherhood.
        He has created chaos all over the Middle East and flooded Europe with Islamic invaders.
        Barack Hussein Obama is a disaster on wheels.

        • movingwaters

          I know. Most people are shocked to hear that, thanks to Obama, journalists and others who were against Obama’s choice, Morsi, had their eyes cut out of their heads, and were crucified naked in front of Morsi’s Presidential Palace. All courtesy of the USA. You can imagine that I don’t get much love.

          • Doctor Who?

            People have to be informed how evil Obama and Hillary are. How America armed Islamic terrorists to wage war on the people of Syria.
            How America has allied itself with the Turkish Hitler Erdogan and the Saudi head choppers.
            Ignorance is the strongest weapon the evil elite has.

        • Nancy

          The republicans are as bad…..They have had control of congress and the senate, and have done nothing to stop him!!
          TRUMP FOR AMERICA 2016!!!

  • Patti York

    No mention of the Hildebeast either. All she did was wave her ugly little pom poms when this was happening.

  • Nipperdoodle

    To all of you Hitlary Clitton supporters out there: How many times do you have to take it in the rear before you accept that IT’S NOT A HEMORRHOID! Hitlary is WORSE than Odumbass and will GET US ALL KILLED!! If she goes to the WH you can bet that there will be more terrorist attacks than law enforcement can handle.
    TRUMP/WALL 2016

  • Zulu

    He is the Grand Imam Obama why is anyone surprised after 7 years??

  • karl59

    Obama is the Moslem Brotherhood in America!

  • Trevor Fortune

    The only way Obama would ever be the smartest guy in the room is if it was a sterile environment and he was locked out of it because if there was even a gnat in there it would still be smarter than Obama.

    • ballotcode

      Or bacteria.

  • PIGBERT

    I think Hussein Obama is the actual commander in chief of ISIS. maybe al quada also

  • berserker

    “Obama always believes he is the smartest guy in the room”
    – See, http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/the-obama-doctrine/471525/

    • Mahou Shoujo

      That statement proves he is the least smart. The only way that statement is legitimate, is if the person in the room agree that some one is smart, without being cajoled, bribed, intimidated or browbeaten like a democrat congressman.

      • Dorrie

        Trump says much the same things! When asked who he talks to about Foreign Affairs, he said, “I talk to myself. I say a lot of good things. I have a good brain”

        He has ALL the typical earmarks of a SOCIOPATH! http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

        • Mahou Shoujo

          The only good thing that can be said about him, is that he is not hussain or hillary, which is not saying much.

        • Ted Paine

          That’s a sign of a very good leader / businessman. You listen from various resources then you make your decision. Apparently, you have limited experience in the business world.

  • joe kulak

    As David Horowitz has said, Obama is a traitor.

  • ballotcode

    F’ed up again. When has this guy got it right?

    • Mahou Shoujo

      … absolutely nothing.

  • Drew the Infidel

    We replaced Mubarak with what? Total chaos. Ditto Libya and Gaddafi along with Iraq and Sadam. Mubarak might have been an SOB but he was our SOB. The end result of Obhammud’s foreign policy in the Middle East is the ascendancy of Russia, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and general disorder. Nobel Peace Prize, my ass.

    • hezi

      Don’t forget the deal with Iran which is a disaster in and of itself.

      • Drew the Infidel

        Agreed. But with a record like Obhammud’s it isn’t easy keeping score.

  • Janet

    So Obama thinks he’s the smartest one in the room? No surprise there! He’s such a narcissist!!! That’s why he acts more like a king rather than a president! Nice going Obama!

    • Mahou Shoujo

      No one else on the planet, other than democrat toadies think he has even one functioning brain cell. He is the poster boy for Dunning – Kruger effect.

  • hal8196

    It is too bad that Gates and Panetta did not quit their positions in protest if they thought that Barry Hussein (pbuh) was not acting in the best interests of the country. Making these statements long after the fact does not make them look like patriots, but rather political hacks.

    • Ted Paine

      Don’t let Panetta fool you…he’s a socialist just like “King Put”. Gates is a moral coward for not putting this before the American People then resigning.

      • hal8196

        I agree, I saw through Panetta’s false patriotism many years ago. Gates destroyed his credibility by remaining silent while the traitors in our government let us be infiltrated by the muslim brotherhood.

  • aaron morand

    there is absolutely no question in my mind that Obama IS muslim first and USA
    second…there is Nothing that he or his cabinet can do now to redeem himself
    in the eyes of WTP for history..he WILL go into history as the Worst of the worst
    presidents, surpassing even Jimmie Carter..and in the future, some may say when
    offering caution on some project or another when they say “don’t screw it up”.
    instead they might now say “don’t Obama it”………

  • volksnut

    What else would you expect from a delusional narcissist – on a ” mission ” ?

  • Robert Batchelor

    Are any of us that watched things unfold in Egypt really surprised by this admission? It was blatantly obvious that Obama was supporting The Muslim Brotherhood—a known terrorist and anti-American organization.

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