Obama: Mohammed bin Zayed is the wise leader of the Middle East
The whole world know how wise Mohammed bin Zayed is. It’s not a surprise that every once and while, a famous figure shows up and praises this wisdom. This is exactly what happened in the latest book of Barack Obama.
Obama praises Mohammed bin Zayed’s wisdom
In his latest book The Promised Land, in which he deals with his memoirs during his presidency, former US President Barack Obama disclosed the reasons for the contradiction in his administration’s treatment of the 2011 demonstrations in Egypt and Bahrain, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s stance on American statements and his vision of the situation at the moment.
“I remembered a conversation I had with Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, right after I called on Mubarak to step down. Young, seasoned, close to the Saudis, and perhaps the smartest leader in the Gulf, the words were also not adorable in describing how to receive news. “I remembered a conversation I had with Mohammed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and the United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler, right after I called on Mubarak to step down. Young, seasoned, close to the Saudis, and perhaps the Gulf’s smartest leader, the words were not adorable in describing how to get news. “
And Obama continued by saying, “Mohammed bin Zayed also told me that with increasing concern. American statements about Egypt are closely under the monitor in the Gulf”. If demonstrators in Bahrain called on King Hamad to back down, what will happen? Can the United States make the same claims about Egypt as it has made? “
The Book reveled all the mysteries of the era
Obama referred to the protests that took place in Bahrain in 2011. He said Just as Mohammed bin Zayed expected, enormous protests, most of them Shiite. They took place in the capital, Manama, against the government of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The government also responded vigorously, resulting in the killing of dozens of protesters.” Hundreds have been shot. As the demonstrations intensified due to police brutality, by inviting military teams from the Saudi and Emirati armies to help intimidate his men. King Hamad took an unexpected measure.
Nevertheless in Bahrain, the ruling elite saw the protestors as rivals inspired by Iran and they should be controlled. The Bahraini government was going to push us to chose in cooperation with the Saudis and the Emiratis. Everyone was aware that we could not compromise our geopolitical role when the time for pressure arrived. To break ties with 3 Gulf states in the Middle East.