Egypt re-starting nuclear program

What could go wrong with leading from behind? It is a Sunday, a bit of time perhaps to go down memory lane with our Commander in thief, Hillary Clinton and our former friend Mubarak. But first the story:

As  North Korea has demonstrated, an impoverished, an impoverished, starving  population is no obstacle to a determined leader desiring nuclear weapons.   So now, Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, is committing  billions of dollars to re-starting the country’s nuclear program, a reactor that  could pave the way for nuclear weapons.

Yes,  nukes for the very same man who the US is supplying F-16 fighters to. The very  same man who leads a country that  is broke, where the foreign exchange reserves have dwindled to the point where  essential wheat imports for the staple, heavily subsidized bread that prevents  mass starvation for millions who could otherwise not feed themselves. Ariel Ben  Solomon of the Jerusalem  Post reports:

Earlier  this week, Egypt announced that it is seeking Russian assistance to revive its  nuclear program.

He  explains the possible motivations for this move:

It  seems to be a move by the Muslim Brotherhood-led government to solidify the  country’s position as a regional power,  as well as a way to improve relations with Moscow since Cairo has been facing  difficulties in getting aid from the International Monetary  Fund.

The  move could also be seen as a play to  increase Cairo’s leverage with the West so that it receives the aid it desires  without having to make too many concessions in  return.

On  the other hand, we also learn that:

Hamdi  Hassan, spokesman of the Brotherhood’s parliamentary caucus, said in 2006, “We  [Egyptians] are ready to starve in order to own a nuclear weapon that will  represent a real deterrent and will be decisive in the Arab-Israeli  conflict.”

Read more: American Thinker

Now the hypocrisy FLASHBACK: 2009 – Hillary Clinton Has A Most Wonderful Time Visiting Hosni Mubarak

Yes we sure know how to treat our friends don’t we?

President Obama and President Mubarak Speak to the Press
President Barack Obama and President Mubarak of Egypt address the press after meetings at the White House on the prospects of peace in the Middle East. August 18, 2009 Really very sad. Just take the first few minutes to watch, it gives a keen insight as to what a traitor looks and sounds like..

Finally a short clip that says it all and how we got to where we are:

John Kerry gives bucks to Egypt amidst violent protests

Last week I did a post regarding the growing unrest in Egypt, and the destabilization of the Morsi Government. The U.S. is committed to a Muslim regime. Now we hear that he is handing out $250 million as a down payment. I am waiting for the MSM to pick up the story.Add this storyline:

Now a plague of locusts literally swarm Egypt.

 Egypt has festively gotten in the Passover spirit by enduring a swarm of millions upon millions of locusts. The locust plague struck in the Giza region, devastating agricultural areas 15 miles outside of Cairo. Here at MSN

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt, as major protests take place in several cities. Police used tear gas against protesters in the city of Mansoura. At least one person was killed and dozens injured in the violence.

Via Egypt Independent:

“There is US pressure on the opposition to support the Muslim Brotherhood, Washington’s allies in Egypt,” Yassin said. “The boycott puts Morsy in a predicament that the United States is trying to avoid.” –

Hamdeen Sabbahi and Mohamed ElBaradei of the National Salvation Front (NSF) will not meet US Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to Egypt, said Heba Yassin of the Popular Current Party.

The United States insists on painting a positive image of President Mohamed Morsy, despite the criticisms and demands of the opposition, the political figures claim.

“I received an invitation and turned it down, and Dr. ElBaradei received an invitation and he turned it down,” Sabahi said in an interview with a local television channel. “We want to send a message that we reject American pressure,” he added.

 Members of the opposition have accused America of siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, which they say is no different from the government of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. The opposition says Washington is not critical enough of the Brotherhood’s methods of imposing power, including introducing an Islamist-backed constitution despite and opposition boycott, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. Keep reading…

A conflicting report from the Egyptian Popular Current said that four people were killed in the Mansoura clashes. That report was not confirmed.

 Dozens of people were injured during the violence, which began when police fired tear gas at protesters, Ahram Online reported. Video footage from ONTV showed officers dragging and beating up a man captured during the demonstrations.

 The situation in the city remains tense, and police units have been deployed to the area.

Kerry’s visit has been rejected by Egyptian opposition leader Hamdeen Sabahi and his colleague, Mohamed El-Baradei. The two men turned down invitations to meet with Kerry in Cairo. H/T: RT

Obama is opposed to Water Boarding, but apparently not so much the torture of children.

 

Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi has called parliamentary elections for April, struggling to calm the ongoing protests and street violence engulfing the country. The opposition’s accusing Morsi of backtracking on reform promises and hijacking the revolution. Rights groups are reporting widespread police abuse and torture, resulting in the death and detention of minors. Bel Trew has been investigating for RT.

Egypt’s former Hosni Mubarak: ‘So how do you like me now’?

So now the new Pharaoh Morsi of Egypt has done away with the court system. During the time of Mubarak, Mubarak contended with the courts and pushed tirelessly against Muslim Fundamentalism including the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. And he never outlawed the court system. Even Hillary and Barak embraced the Mubarak reign, with words of praise just a few short months before they decided to dispatch him. I have put together a collage of clips showing the absolute hypocrisy of Obama, and why only fools would ever trust us, even for a day. So let us take a look a the bad fellow Mubarak who had sustained a peaceful relationship with Israel, and stood by his word with the agreement of peace.

Now Morsi and the stone age return.

Egypt: Islamic supremacists pushing to legalize female genital mutilation. Jihad Watch

Islamic apologists in the West maintain that female genital mutilation has nothing to do with Islam, and that only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. But eventually Muslims themselves get around to vindicating every last charge that greasy Islamophobes have ever made about Islamic belief and practice.

Let us review this evil dictator Mubarak and his wife. Not enemies of Israel and the United States. Who managed to keep the radicals at bay with often brute force, similar to the Shah of Iran, to stop the radicals who would have their country dissolve back into a 11th century state again. Who, with his wife, attempted to take on the Clerics and as an example, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

 Egyptian women and the practice of Female Genital Mutilation:

A 2005 report by UNICEF suggested that 97% of Egyptian women between the ages of 15 and 49 who have never been married have undergone some form of FGM or circumcision. 6

An older meta-study on “female sexual castration” presented in 1989-MAR showed that five surveys conducted between 1977 and 1985 estimated that 80.5% of Egyptian women in Cairo and Alexandria had undergone FGM.

During Mubaraks tenure:FGM debate in Egypt:

Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, head of the al-Azhar Islamic Institute, had stated during the 1990s that the practice is un-Islamic. The Health Minister of Egypt, Ismail Sallam, announced a ban on FGM in 1996-JUL. This was upheld by a junior administrative court in Cairo.

Sheik Youssef Badri, a Muslim fundamentalist, took the health minister to court. In 1997-JUN, an Egyptian court overturned the ban. Eight Muslim scholars and doctors had testified that the ban exceeded the government’s authority and violated the legal rights of the medical profession. Sheik Youssef Badri commented:

[Female] circumcision is Islamic; the court has said that the ban violated religious law. There’s nothing which says circumcision is a crime, but the Egyptians came along and said that Islam is a crime.”

The government appealed the case to Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court. They ruled that the operation is not required by Islam, and that “female circumcision is not a personal right according to the rules of Islamic Sharia (law).” Thus, FGM is subject to Egyptian law. The government prohibited the procedure, even if it is done with the agreement of the child and her parents. However, gynecologists are still allowed to perform the surgery if it is needed for health reasons.

The BBC reported in 2007 that:

“Egypt’s first lady, Susanne Mubarak, has spoken out strongly against female circumcision, saying that it is a flagrant example of continued physical and psychological violence against children which must stop.” 7 Religious Tolerance Org

Now the hypocrisy FLASHBACK: 2009 – Hillary Clinton Has A Most Wonderful Time Visiting Hosni Mubarak

 

President Obama and President Mubarak Speak to the Press 
President Barack Obama and President Mubarak of Egypt address the press after meetings at the White House on the prospects of peace in the Middle East. August 18, 2009 Really very sad. Just take the first few minutes to watch, it gives a keen insight as to what a traitor looks and sounds like..

Finally a short clip that says it all and how we got to where we are;

Obama thanks Egypt – earlier that AM, Morsi threatened Israel

Here we have an example of our foreign policy savant, Obama. Apparently he missed this briefing. Morsi prefers the demise of Israel. If we think we can keep buying off these countries to support our agenda, think again. 192 countries exist in the world, we give aid to 150.

But then again, what is our agenda in the Middle East?

Obama has  effectively destabilized the region. Jordan is next, that is for tomorrow’s post. Over one billion of our bucks each year to Egypt will not cut it for long. Here we go:

Not only did Morsi threaten Israel but they crowd he was speaking to started chanting about killing Jews . . . and Obama thanks him for it.

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack  Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday to commend the country’s efforts to help calm the situation in Israel and Gaza and underscored his hope of restoring stability there, the White House said.

Egypt’s prime minister, Hisham Kandil, has said Cairo is prepared to mediate a truce in the growing violence between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip. Egypt’s government is allied with Hamas, but is also party to a 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

Previously:

Egypt will continue to support Gaza against continued attacks from Israeli armed forces, President Mohamed Morsy reiterated on Friday.

“The price will be high if the aggression continues,” Morsy said after he performed Friday prayers in Fatma Al-Sharbatly Mosque in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement.

“Egypt is different from yesterday,” he added, referring to his predecessor ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s soft stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“We assure them [Israel] that the price will be high for continued aggression, and [we tell them] you have to bear the responsibility,” Morsy continued.

During Morsy’s speech, worshipers chanted: “Khaybar, Khaybar, Oh Jews, the army of Mohamed will return,” in reference to a historical battle fought between Muslims and Jews in Saudi Arabia.

“I say to those on behalf of all the Egyptian people that Egypt today is different from yesterday, and Arabs today are different from yesterday. I say confidently that Egypt will not leave Gaza alone,” Morsy said.

H/T: Weasel Zippersa>

Clinton snubbed by ‘Youth Group Leaders” in Egypt

So, Hillary, not everything working out as you had planned? We have posted like it seems forever on the State Dept and Hillary setting up meetings for the purpose of agitating the youth into revolt. Here is one of our posts: Who all is involved in the Egyptian uprising? The April 6th, and January 25th meetings were key. Another round-up of our posts: Obama Egypt Google and the State Dept.: A Revolution

A spokesman for Clinton had no immediate response to the snub. Another State Department official, who would not speak for attribution, confirmed such a meeting had been slated for Tuesday and noted that she still plans to meet with members of civil society and transitional government officials during her visit, during which she will urge Egyptians to continue on the path towards democracy.

“There was an invitation for members of the coalition to meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but based on her negative position from the beginning of the revolution and the position of the US administration in the Middle East, we reject this invitation,” the January 25 Revolution Youth Coalition said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. ABC News Blog

Clinton addresses the group back in 2009:

Russia blames Google for stirring Egypt unrest

ERIC SCHMIDT, FORMER GOOGLE CEO: My view of Mr. Soros is that he is one of the most important people in the world today in terms of the impact he has had.

The world’s governments are getting sick of google and its shenanigans.

 We should be as well. Glenn Beck takes a shot first as to why we should be wary:

First they are working really, really closely with the government. That is OK. They have a close relationship with the NSA. OK. They work closely with law enforcement. Cool with that. Last year they signed a $27 million deal with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. I don’t even know what that is.

But they have been accused of receiving preferential treatment and a $6.5 million contract with the General Services Administration. They are working hard to bring net neutrality, the kind that we’ve talked about on this program that hard left groups like Free Press are advocating for.

Three reasons to be wary of Google

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO, he resigned two weeks ago, he is on the White House council for science and technology, co-chaired by John Holdren. They also have privileged access to NASA airfields.

Second point — they are working way too close with hard-core leftists. Eric Schmidt is on the board of an organization called the Politics of Trust Network. You might recognize a couple of other names on that board like Van Jones, oh, and Drummond Pike, the former CEO and founder of the Tides Foundation.

In 2010 the Google, Inc. charitable giving fund of the Tides Foundation gave over $145 million directly to nonprofits and academic institutions. Google has made donations in the seven figure range to Moveon.org. George Soros is doing that, too, one of farther left political action groups in America.

They also gave money to the Trickle Up Program, a big recipient of cash from the Tides Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Institute. And speaking of George Soros, here is Eric Schmidt saying this about George Soros. Full story here at  Fox News

Russia is getting tired of google as well:

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s deputy blamed Google Inc in an interview published on Tuesday for stirring up trouble in the revolution that ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

“Look what they have done in Egypt, those highly-placed managers of Google, what manipulations of the energy of the people took place there,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin told the Wall Street Journal.

Russia has so far resisted placing restrictions on the Internet, but analysts say there are a group of hardliners close to Putin who would like to impose controls similar to China’s.

Chinese President Hu Jintao called on Saturday for stricter government management of the Internet and warned top Communist Party leaders that China was facing deepening social conflicts that would test the party’s ability to maintain firm control. Reuters

China is sick of google as well. Google said it left China because of censorship… sure… China knew what google was up to. Simple. 

China’s Top News Agency Launches State-Controlled Search Engine

China’s government-run news agency has launched its own Internet search engine, Panguso.com. The new search site will be operated by a joint venture company controlled by the Xinhua News Agency and China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone carrier in terms of subscribers, according to the Associated Press (NewsAlert

TMC NEt

Egypt: Islamist judge to head constitution committee

Here we are in the 21st Century Egypt

Here we are in the 21st Century Egypt

No real surprise here. We know how Egypt feels about Sharia law. Yet the MSM continues the drum beat that Democracy is just arround the corner. Women have much to fear. So here tis for another feel good story about how great the dissidents were/are. Google and the State Department, you keep at it. Keep in mind there are over 80 million Egytpians. A couple hundred thousand who were rioting in the street do not make up the majority. A reminder: Majority of Egyptians want Sharia law

Wael Abbas, the best-known human rights blogger in Egypt, who was sentenced to prison by the Mubarak regime last year, said it was a “worrying” choice.

“There is no such thing as a moderate Islamist,” he said. “We want a secular state that respects all religions and which belongs to all religions.”

(Telegraph)Egypt’s new ruling military council has appointed an Islamist judge to head the committee drawing up a new constitution, angering some of those who argued last week’s revolution would deliver the country to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Tarek al-Bishry, the chairman of the constitutional panel, is a respected judge who criticised former president Hosni Mubarak and is regarded as moderate in his views. But he has been associated with Al-Wasat, an offshoot of the Brotherhood.

He has selected a committee made up mainly of judges and politicians, including a judge who is a Coptic Christian, but also a former Muslim Brotherhood MP. There are no women.

Obama and a Search Engine gets you get an Egyptian revolution

Please, give me a break. If I hear one more time how Obama is reacting to what is happening in Egypt! He is up to his eyeballs in the overthrow. On Friday, Wikileaks published a secret cable that detailed the U.S. government’s involvement with an Egyptian dissident.

UPDATE: WSJ 2/7/11:  Google Executive emerges as a key figure in the Revolt:Read Here

I have posted several stories about the April 6 group or “Alliance for Youth Movements”. Hillary Clinton set up these meetings Hilliary Video with Face Book and the Google Executives in order to teach youth around the world how to agitate.  Sorry, no clean hands Obama. When I heard that the Google Exec had gone missing in Egypt, I was just waiting for him to bubble back up, and that he did. An earlier story:State Dept was holding meetings with Egyptian Dissidents This says it all:

“What we shared is a belief in changing the world from the bottom up, not from the top down,” Obama told Google employees during a 2007 visit to its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Money CNN Didn’t Van Jones say something like that?

Google executive who has gone missing in Egypt has been “symbolically” named the spokesman for an opposition group, in an attempt to free him from being held by Egyptian authorities, CBS News reports.

Wael Ghonim, Google’s head of marketing for the middle east, flew into Egypt last week to participate in the demonstrations against the government. At some point he went missing, and one of his last tweets ominously read, “we are all ready to die.”

The demonstration where he Ghonim may have been captured was organized “largely” by the April 6 movement, CBS News reports. The April 6 movement is a youth movement in Egypt formed almost three years ago.

Read more: Sf Gate

Earlier we posted how the State Dept was holding meetings with Egyptian dissidents. Digging more into the meeting of the Alliance of Youth Movements with these dissidents, what a surprise. The Executives from Google and Facebook were in attendance. Attendee List (Sorry- Scrubbed and changed)

Here is what happened at theAlliance of Youth Movements meeting. UPDATE: The Link has now been scrubbed and changed.

These discussions contributed to the construction of Creating Grassroots Movements for Change: A Field Manual and the launch of a new organization, The Alliance of Youth Movements that will work to help other organizations use online technology to advance their causes.

Earlier Story: Google Restores social network

Egyptian Women and the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

A 2005 report by UNICEF suggested that 97% of Egyptian women between the ages of 15 and 49 who have never been married have undergone some form of FGM or circumcision. 6

An older meta-study on “female sexual castration” presented in 1989-MAR showed that five surveys conducted between 1977 and 1985 estimated that 80.5% of Egyptian women in Cairo and Alexandria had undergone FGM. 4

I am suggesting we are viewing the problems in Egypt with the lens of a 21st Century Westerner. We have assumed that they “must” want a democracy. Have we not heard that this is a universal desire? Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for all. Exception though, for women. But we will let that one pass.

I am bringing forth this sensitive topic for the purpose of attempting to illuminate that not everyone holds the same values as ourselves. I see so many similarities between Egypt and Iran. It was the Shah’s wife as well, who pushed for education for women. A more westernized approach to culture. The Clerics were furious. We know the outcome.

So what is that we do know about Egyptian Culture? I suggest we understand very little about these people.That we share less in common than we wish for. Could we ever understand what they do to their little girls? It is repulsive to us, and we look at it as one of the worse forms of child abuse.Our ethnocentrism is getting in our way and in the way of Egypt.

First we know that the majority of Egyptians embrace Sharia law. That is not a shared value. See: Majority of Egyptians want Sharia Law

Second, and I think most importantly, we do not share the value of women, and their role in society. Nothing could be more striking than the support of “female sexual castration” or otherwise known as Female Genital Mutilation.

During 2007-JUN, Ahmad ‘Aliwa, a women’s rights activist, described one finding that shows the near universal practice of FGM in Egypt, noting:

“The Center for Social Studies conducted a survey which showed that 85% of the prostitutes in Egypt were circumcised. There is no relation between female circumcision and the girls’ behavior.” 5

Now let us review this evil dictator Mubarak and his wife. Not enemies of Israel and the United States of late. Who managed to keep the radicals at bay with often brute force, similar to the Shah, to stop the radicals who would have their country dissolve back into a 11th century state again. Who, with his wife, attempted to take on the Clerics and as an example, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

FGM debate in Egypt:

Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, head of the al-Azhar Islamic Institute, had stated during the 1990s that the practice is un-Islamic. The Health Minister of Egypt, Ismail Sallam, announced a ban on FGM in 1996-JUL. This was upheld by a junior administrative court in Cairo.

Sheik Youssef Badri, a Muslim fundamentalist, took the health minister to court. In 1997-JUN, an Egyptian court overturned the ban. Eight Muslim scholars and doctors had testified that the ban exceeded the government’s authority and violated the legal rights of the medical profession. Sheik Youssef Badri commented:

[Female] circumcision is Islamic; the court has said that the ban violated religious law. There’s nothing which says circumcision is a crime, but the Egyptians came along and said that Islam is a crime.”

The government appealed the case to Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court. They ruled that the operation is not required by Islam, and that “female circumcision is not a personal right according to the rules of Islamic Sharia (law).” Thus, FGM is subject to Egyptian law. The government prohibited the procedure, even if it is done with the agreement of the child and her parents. However, gynecologists are still allowed to perform the surgery if it is needed for health reasons.

The BBC reported in 2007 that:

“Egypt’s first lady, Susanne Mubarak, has spoken out strongly against female circumcision, saying that it is a flagrant example of continued physical and psychological violence against children which must stop.” 7

Religious Tolerance Org

And in our Country? We have had our own brush with FGM. Only last Spring, the American Academy of Pediatrics supported a form of this in order to mollify the Muslims in our country. The hope was that this would reduce this more virulent form of  this “surgery”. Several months later, they were forced to retract the policy.

EQUALITY NOW CALLS ON AAP TO REVOKE ELEMENTS OF ITS 2010 POLICY STATEMENT THAT ENDORSES PEDIATRICIANS’ “NICKING” OF GIRLS’ GENITALIA

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — International human rights organization Equality Now is stunned by a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which essentially promotes female genital mutilation (FGM) and advocates for “federal and state laws [to] enable pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a ‘ritual nick’,” such as pricking or minor incisions of girls’ clitorises. The Policy Statement “Ritual Genital Cutting of Female Minors“, issued by the AAP on April 26, 2010, is a significant set-back to the Academy’s own prior statements on the issue of FGM and is antithetical to decades of noteworthy advancement across Africa and around the world in combating this human rights violation against women and girls. PR Newswire and Big Gornment for more information.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS WITHDRAWS
POLICY STATEMENT ON FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2010

CHICAGO — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has retired its 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting (FGC). The AAP Board of Directors has approved the following as AAP policy on FGC:”The AAP reaffirms its strong opposition to FGC and counsels its members not to perform such procedures. As typically practiced, FGC can be life-threatening. Little girls who escape death are still vulnerable to sterility, infection, and psychological trauma.


 

Google Restores Social Network in Egypt for Obama?

We keep hearing how it was the Social Networks that had much to do with the present unrest in the Middle East, with the Egyptian government cutting off the Internet. Now we learn, Obama’s best friends from Google have come up with a work around. Robert Gibbs has said that Egypt must restore Social Networks. Switched

Internet service in Egypt is now totally shut down and there are reports that cell phone service has again been cut, but that won’t stop people from finding ways to reach out and express themselves.

One creative solution is from engineers at Google, Twitter and SayNow, a company that Google recently acquired, who have created a way for people from Egypt to Tweet via landline.

According to the Google blog, “Anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required.” Huffington Post

Do you really think that Google did this on their own? That this was not discussed with the White House and Obama?

“What we shared is a belief in changing the world from the bottom up, not from the top down,” Obama told Google employees during a 2007 visit to its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Money CNN

Earlier we posted how the State Dept was holding meetings with Egyptian dissidents. Digging more into the meeting of the Alliance of Youth Movements with these dissidents, what a surprise. The Executives from Google and Facebook were in attendance. Attendee List

Here is what happened at theAlliance of Youth Movements meeting.

These discussions contributed to the construction of Creating Grassroots Movements for Change: A Field Manual and the launch of a new organization, The Alliance of Youth Movements that will work to help other organizations use online technology to advance their causes.

The Summit also launched the Youth Movements Hub where emerging youth organizations can access and share “how-to” guides and tips on how to use social-networking and other technologies to promote freedom and justice and counter violence, extremism and oppression. Including instructional videos and text guides, links to related online resources and discussion forums for sharing experiences, ideas and advice, the hub will remain the central resource for The Alliance of Youth Movements.

More on Obamas’s good friends:

In Google (GOOGFortune 500), the $22-billion-a-year online-advertising Goliath, Obama appears to have found a corporate kindred spirit. Google executives, led by CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are scary smart and supremely self-confident (much like the President himself), and despite their company’s growing power, they depict themselves as advocates for consumers.

The President relies on Google execs for tech and economic advice as his own regulators scrutinize the online-ad behemoth  Money CNN

Because the company and administration are so like-minded, it should come as no surprise that Google executives soon found themselves assuming roles in the Obama administration.

Indeed, two of Obama’s economic tenets — support for more U.S.-educated engineers and the expansion of Internet services to poor and rural areas — grew out of a visit to Google headquarters in 2004, an encounter Obama recalls in his book “The Audacity of Hope.”

Google managers and employees were some of the strongest supporters of candidate Obama, donating around $803,000 to his presidential campaign, according to the website OpenSecrets.org. Among corporate employees, only staffers at Goldman Sachs (GSFortune 500) and Microsoft (MSFT,Fortune 500) gave more.

CEO Schmidt actively stumped for the candidate and served as an informal economic adviser during the campaign, and after Obama was elected, Schmidt and other Google executives forked over $25,000 apiece to help pay for the inaugural celebration.

 Money CNN

Thanks to Ameristroika for many of the sources. A must visit.


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