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What Hillary Wants

As an outsider, she’s made too many wishes. She wants this and that in the event of national turmoil in Egypt and other parts of the globe. On Twitter, take a look at how media echo her expectations. I assume a president gives a statement regarding international affairs after receiving a briefing from its foreign minister. That’s why Obama’s statements sound rephrasing Hillary’s words. Meanwhile, UK simply ‘re-tweets’ US status updates.

@bbcnews

Clinton urges orderly transition http://bbc.in/gtf8W5

Clinton: ‘We want restraint and reform’ http://bbc.in/eNpkyg

US demands release over shooting http://bbc.in/hCpvyl

UK calls for Egypt ‘transition’ http://bbc.in/hQ7WSF

@itv_news

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington wants an orderly transition of power in Egypt, so there is not a void in governance.

@cnni

Clinton: I’ll pressure Haiti on election http://goo.gl/fb/PAqiS

Clinton calls for a peaceful transition http://goo.gl/fb/MvwKU

U.S., UK push Mubarak to fulfill pledge http://goo.gl/fb/vo8eK

@AP

Obama says Mubarak must deliver on democracy promise: http://apne.ws/e1UXjV

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the US will review aid to Egypt: http://apne.ws/fdsm0D

@SkyNews

President Obama has urged Egyptian leader Mubarak to keep his promises of greater democracy and economic opportunity for his people.

@AJEnglish

US calls for ‘orderly transition’: Reaction is mixed, with the US calling for reform and Saudi Arabia condemning… http://aje.me/f50bJZ

Obama calls for the internet and communication services to be restored in Egypt

Hilary Clinton – Protest show the underscore of deep resistance in Egyptian society and as Pres. Obama said reform is critical

@cnnbrk

Obama calls on Egytptian authorities to refrain from violence against protesters http://on.cnn.com/gwaM8x

SecState Clinton calls on #Egypt government to open up communication channels it has cut. http://on.cnn.com/fjkQqv

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for restraint from #Egypt government. http://on.cnn.com/fjkQqv

@cnn

Obama: I told Mubarak he must deliver on his promises. http://on.cnn.com/fvOONI

@bbcbreaking

US ‘deeply concerned’ about use of violence against Egyptian protesters; calls on people to protest peacefully: US Secretary of State

@reuters

U.S. says Mubarak can’t just shuffle the deck | Reuters http://t.co/WW6gTFx

Obama says told Egypt’s Mubarak to keep promises http://t.co/zofanYb

U.S. to review aid policy with Egypt: White House http://t.co/i4YYb43

@bbcworld

Clinton urges orderly transition http://bbc.in/gtf8W5

While Saudi’s King Abdullah has mentioned the keyword ‘infiltrators’, (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/01/201113014218302425.html) I couldn’t agree more with Chavez mocking US’ chameleon-like foreign policy. A foreign policy that’s highly flexible and ‘go with the flow’.

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U.S. role in Egypt crisis “shameful”: Chavez

By Andrew Cawthorne | Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:43pm EST

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s firebrand leader Hugo Chavez accused the United States on Sunday of a “shameful” role in the Egyptian crisis and of hypocrisy for supporting, then abandoning strongmen round the world.

Chavez, Washington’s leading critic in the Americas, said he had spoken to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad for a briefing on the protests in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world.

“In Egypt, the situation is complicated, Chavez said.

“Now you are seeing comments from Washington and some European nations. As President Gaddafi said to me, it’s shameful, it makes you kind of sick to see the meddling of the U.S., wanting to take control.”

The United States has urged an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt to avoid a power vacuum but has stopped short of calling on President Hosni Mubarak, an ally of three decades, to step down.

The socialist Chavez has generally cast himself as pro-Arab and opposed to the policies of Israel and the United States.

But in brief comments carried on state TV, he avoided any further specific comment on Egypt, saying only that “national sovereignty” should be respected.

Chavez scoffed at what he said was the United States’ chameleon-like foreign policy.

“See how the United States, after using such-and-such a president for years, as soon as he hits a crisis, they abandon him. That’s how the devil pays,” he said.

“They didn’t even give a visa or anything to the president of Tunisia,” he said, referring to President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who lost power this month after failing to quell the worst unrest of his two-decade rule.

Washington and other Western powers have been caught off guard by the popular uprising on Arab streets after long relying on autocratic regional rulers as a bulwark against Islamic extremism.

Chavez spoke after inspecting an army ammunitions depot where predawn explosions killed one person and injured another three, lighting up the sky and terrifying locals.

Though the incident appeared to be an accident, the government said it was not discounting any cause given the depth of feeling against Chavez by political opponents.

Venezuelans have been following events in the Arab world closely, with some Chavez foes privately expressing hopes for a similar uprising against him after nearly 12 years in power.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/30/us-egypt-usa-chavez-idUSTRE70T3KQ20110130


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