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Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation

Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt’s president.

The legislator, former cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, said on TV Friday that he came away from the 20-minute conversation on Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized “it was the end of the Mubarak era”.

“He had very tough things to say about the United States,” said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.

“He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: ‘We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that’s the fate of the Middle East,'” Ben-Eliezer said.

“‘They may be talking about democracy but they don’t know what they’re talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'” he quoted Mubarak as saying.

U.S. support for pro-democracy elements in Iran has not led to regime change in the Islamic Republic, and Hamas, a group Washington considers to be a terrorist organization, won a 2006 Palestinian election promoted by the United States.

Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 after a coalition government it formed with Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas collapsed in a power struggle.

Ben-Eliezer said Mubarak expanded in the telephone call on “what he expects will happen in the Middle East after his fall”.

“He contended the snowball (of civil unrest) won’t stop in Egypt and it wouldn’t skip any Arab country in the Middle East and in the Gulf.

“He said ‘I won’t be surprised if in the future you see more extremism and radical Islam and more disturbances — dramatic changes and upheavals,” Ben-Eliezer added.


8 Responses

  1. I’m with Mubarak on this one, but that’s also because I think Obama is a wanker who doesn’t deserve any support at all 😀

  2. As I have stated many times, who will trust the USA after our ‘Dear Leader’ has tossed most of our friends and allies under the bus? Which IMHO is by design to weaken the US and turn it into a second class power.

  3. Good to see person of the book firing on all eight cylinders after that misunderstanding of a comment he made some few days ago.

    As for Barry – I sure wish they would clear up once and for all the mystery of the man’s birth certificate.

    Whenever he opens his mouth all you get is flowery rhetoric that has little (if any) substance.

    1. Hi Raymond, this coming presidential election, many states are enacting legislation in their own state houses, that demands a representing of official documents of birth. That should settle it once and for all.

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