"The attempt to establish a post-colonial order of kings and strongmen to replace the British and French colonial rule over the Arab Muslim world was doomed from the start." writes Sultan Knish in Fall of the Strongmen and we are seeing how true that is over the past weeks, months and years. No good will come of this for the West.
The recently deposed Ben Ali was a Tunisian officer trained in French and American schools, who had helped push out the French and his predecessor. Egypt's Mubarak was an Air Force officer who replaced Sadat, who replaced Nasser-- all members of the Free Officers Movement which overthrew the Egyptian monarchy. Saddam Hussein took power in a coup against the coup led by army officers which had deposed the King of Iraq. Syria's Assad was an Air Force officer who took power after a long series of coups by army officers that it would take too long to list. If you're seeing a pattern here, congratulations and welcome to the Middle East. (continue reading)
In Egypt there are rumors of the Muslim Brotherhood forming a unity government with Mohammed ElBaradei, the former UN nuclear watchdog chief. As Weasel Zippers says, "Ayatollah Khomeini pulled the same move in Iran before he crushed the other groups in his “unity government.”" William A. Jacobson says, "Mohamed ElBaredei Steps Out Of His Sheep's Clothing" Mohamed ElBaradei is one of those figures who, because he is fairly westernized, easily manipulates western media and left-of-center bloggers and pundits into thinking he wants a western-style democracy in Egypt. ... And also check out this article from March 2009 in Haaretz, the left-wing Israeli newspaper, How ElBaradei misled the world about Iran's nuclear program."
In Tunis Tunisia, the leader of a long-outlawed Tunisian Islamist party, Rachid Ghanouchi and about 70 other exiled members of Ennahdha, or Renaissance, returned home Sunday after two decades in exile.
Now in Sudan we have the same type protests.
The unrest came on the day it was announced that some 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede from the north in region's recent independence referendum. (video at BBC)
Behind everything that is happening in the world today there is a ticking time bomb ... Islam, willingly supported by Western liberal, Socialist, Marxist, and humanist media and related groups.
We know that the Muslim Brotherhood supports the uprising in Egypt. The Obama administration does as well. Based on the release of a secret document, it’s been learned that the United States government supported the April 6 Youth Movement – a group that played a key role in the uprising – in the form of a summit in Washington, D.C. That summit took place from December 3-5, 2008. We also know that Bill Ayers and Bernandine Dohrn were in Cairo a little more than one year later, engaging in protests while attempting to show solidarity with Hamas by entering Gaza with Egyptian protesters.
According to Dohrn, both she and Ayers were detained at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. They, along with Code Pink, weren’t permitted to assemble the mass of people they had hoped would join them in their march into Gaza but were able to round up a few with begrudging approval from the Mubarak administration. Waiting for them with open arms was former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. [big snip]
Conveniently or coincidentally, the actions – and now words courtesy of the once secret document – of the Obama administration, coupled with the actions and words of Bill Ayers indicate a desire on the part of both to usher in a new Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, assuming they’re not ignorant of the Brotherhood’s goal.
What more evidence is needed to demonstrate that Islamism and Marxism are not strange bedfellows? They’re hand-in-glove bedfellows. (Big Peace)
From New Zeal blog we have this news: "New Zealand Marxists Cheer On Egyptian Revolution - Say It Will Spread to Greece, Spain and France". You can watch the video here.
In Egypt's Day of Rage we have seen praying and violence, over 2,000 injured, death, over 102 dead, over 30,000 British tourists stranded, unknown number of Americans, damage to buildings and antiquities and Wal-Mart-like food stores destroyed, and now we are seeing a shortage of food staples.
In Western nations, including the U.S., we see protests in major cities in support of Egypt. I have no doubt that the majority of people protesting in the streets of Egypt (and Tunisia, and Iran, and Lebanon, Jordan, and on and on) are sincere in wanting freedom from the type of rule they have lived under for so long. I also have no doubt that the majority of Americans and Westerners marching in support are sincere in wanting a democratic freedom for these countries.
But as Pam Geller points out, "Many good people stand in solidarity ... But if you look at the demonstrations in New York, Chicago and such........you will see in the infiltrators trying to transform the movement into an ugly, Muslim supremacist, Jew-hating movement." Just look at some of the vile signs and their meaning.
Hizb ut-Tahrir (Arabic: حِزْبُ التَحْرِير Ḥizb at-Taḥrīr; English: Party of jihad) is an international pan-Islamic political organisation whose goal is for all Muslim countries to unify as an Islamic state or caliphate ruled by Islamic law and with a caliph head of state elected by Muslims. (more)
Whether this movement continues to spread to other countries, no matter what type of government wins, it will change the face of the Middle East and the West. As Sultan Knish, a/k/a Daniel Greenfield, says:
The strongmen will fall. And the media will act like it's Romania in 1989, rather than just part of the cycle of coups in a system that cannot have anything better than tyrants of one sort or another. Eventually Islamists will come to power and wage war against us. It's up to us whether they win or not. (Sultan Knish)
If the Sultan is correct, and I'm guessing he is, America's strength to stand up militarily, emotionally, politically, and religiously is something we should all be worried about. Choosing strong leaders here at home who will build up this country morally and militarily is a must. Just like those Middle Eastern countries, America is at a crossroad and the type leaders and government we choose will determine our future path.