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The perfect storm
Posted By Michael Evans On 02/07/2011 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
Iranian leaders are dancing in the streets. Iran has been working behind the scenes for years to weaken Egypt by supporting Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Much of the U.S. secular media are jumping up and down with joy while cheering the protesters. They say it is a democratic Twitter and Facebook revolution. The truth is, it’s a “mullah and madrasas” revolution financed by terror-funding regimes. The youth are only pawns whose wake-up call from hell once Islamic fundamentalists rule will be too little too late.
It is reminiscent of another time: It was the third year of his presidency. He ran on hope and change, and that’s what the world got. He was a weak democratic president whom the bad actors of the world did not fear. Rather, they saw his presidency as an opportunity to advance their wicked agendas.
As a nation rioted, he kept demanding that the Muslim government show restraint and restore freedom of the press. “Who knows what horror will come upon the earth if this president has his way. I fear the Russians will invade Afghanistan, Iraq will invade Iran, and my beloved country will be turn into an Islamic terror state.” Those were the words of America’s strongest Muslim ally, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, to his wife, Empress Farah.
It appears history is repeating itself in Egypt as hundreds of thousands of protesters flood central Cairo, defying yet another order of a nationwide curfew and demanding that President Hosni Mubarak step down. Yet, President Obama continues to orchestrate the same swan song that an earlier president, Jimmy Carter, played for the last Muslim dictator-ally 30 years ago.
Carter said last Sunday that this was not a revolution orchestrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and that Mubarak would have to leave. It appears that Carter is as blind to reality today as he was during the Iran crisis.
President Obama has bought into the myth that an Arab democracy is better for the U.S. than an Arab dictator. The illusion that democracy can co-exist with Islamic fundamentalism is existential. Jimmy Carter tried it in Iran, buying into a protest movement that the jackals of the Middle East willingly and gladly exploited. That mistake birthed a Shiite Islamic state, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda.
Now the Muslim Brotherhood has united behind Mohammed ElBaradei, a shill for Iran, who is also calling for President Mubarak to leave the country. He fronted for them as the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). You can be sure Iran and al-Qaida have joined the fray in attempting to script another Islamic revolutionary state.
The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt’s most well-organized opposition movement and has been waiting for this opportunity since its inception in 1928. If it grasps the reins in an Arab country of more than 82 million, Israel, the other Middle Eastern countries and the West will face an enemy with one of the largest and strongest militaries in the Muslim world built on some of the most advanced American-made platforms. The revolution in Egypt could spread to Jordon and then to the entire Arab world.
The Brotherhood simply waits in the wings to see how this civil disturbance, entering its second week, will further its goal of a fundamentalist state ruled by the most strict interpretation of Shariah (Islamic) law.
Its vision, which the members believe has been ordained by the Quran, has been forestalled by secular Arab regimes far too long. While the group shares the goal of Islamic sovereignty within the global jihad movement as orchestrated by al-Qaida, it scorns the tactics viewed as counterproductive. However, it does seem to be making headway among the more fanatical Muslims in Egypt.
Recent polls of the Egyptian population suggest that 77 percent want to see whipping and hands cut off for robbery; 84 percent favor the death penalty for any Muslim who changes his religion; 82 percent favor stoning for those who commit adultery.
Egypt has been ground zero for Islamic terror: The blind cleric, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, charged and imprisoned for the first World Trade Center bombing; Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, top lieutenant to Osama bin Laden, indicted for U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania; the infamous Egyptian physician Ayman al-Zawahiri, arrested at age 15 for his involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood, and who helped plan the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center Towers; and Mohammad Atta, the Egyptian-born hijacker of American Airlines flight 11 on Sept. 11, 2001. These are but a few of the terrorists birthed and indoctrinated in Egypt.
President Mubarak swore in a new cabinet on Monday. The interior minister who headed internal security and was hated by Egyptians for his cruelty was replaced by retired police Gen. Mahmoud Wagdi, whom is despised by the protesters for his brutality.
President Obama will attempt to put lipstick on the pig the same way Jimmy Carter did. Too late, he will discover the reality that will end his presidency the same way Carter’s ended – by ignoring those fanatics who are hiding behind the curtain and manning the machinery of internal upheaval in Egypt. A domino effect will cause Shiite and Sunni caliphates all over the Middle East to fight each other for domination.
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