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GUESS WHO'S COMING FOR DIN-DIN? – AT 9:45 A.M. ET:   The new Egyptian president, representing the warmth, kindness and sensitivity to women of the Muslim Brotherhood, plans to visit the United States.  No doubt Obama will fall to his knees.  From Wolf Blitzer at CNN:

In an exclusive one-hour interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in Cairo, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy revealed his plans to visit the United States.

“God Willing, I will plan for this trip,” Morsy announced. “There is no set date yet but it will most likely be before the end of the first quarter of this year.”

When asked his thoughts on President Obama, Morsy told Blitzer that he respects and values him. “He played an effective and important role in the cease fire in regards to Gaza and the end of attacks against Gaza,” said Morsy.

Now, get this:

Blitzer also asked the Egyptian President about the Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Egyptian cleric who is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison for his connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

“I want him to be free but I respect the law and the rule of law in Egypt and the United States,” Morsy said. He says he will discuss the issue with President Obama when they meet.

COMMENT:  The "blind sheik," as he's called, was directly responsible for the murder of six Americans and the injuring of hundreds more in the first World Trade Center bombing.  If Obama ever releases him, there will be an uproar in the United States, except among New York liberals, who would regard it as a great multicultural gesture. 

Obama has already said that his best friend forever in the Mideast is the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a committed Islamist, who regularly throws journalists in jail.  Let's see if Erdogan is replaced by Morsy, who has a livelier personality, and whom Obama helped to power.

Even though the new Egyptian government is no ally of the United States, we continue to send it modern American weapons.  Why is that?

January 11, 2012