Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dashing all hopes for an end to Islamic Sharia rule in the Middle-East.

Like many other Americans I watched the revolution taking place in Egypt on the nightly news wondering how it was going to turn out. Interspersed with the street level interviews was news of similar revolts and protests going on in other Arab countries suffering under dictatorial Islamic Sharia rule. The events going on there should be of great concern to all Americans because the Middle-East controls a large amount of oil which is the lifeblood of America and is vital to our economy. Needless-to-say, the Middle East is the primary breeding ground for Islamic terrorists who export their warped version of Islam to Europe and America.

Several thousand protesters in Yemen took to the streets in the capitol city of Sanaa for the third day to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A mass uprising in Tunisia forced several longtime rulers into exile. 10,000 protesters in Algiers demanded the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999. Millions of Christians in Sudan who have fled to the southern part of the country to avoid a two-decade civil war between the Muslim controlled northern part of the country recently approved a referendum to secede. The vote on January 9th was 98% in favor of independence meaning Southern Sudan will become a new country in July. Fox News: In Amman, Jordan –  Jordan's King Abdullah II, bowing to public pressure, fired his government on Tuesday and tasked a new prime minister with quickly boosting economic opportunities and giving Jordanians a greater say in politics.

In Iran, military forces have killed hundreds of protesters in the last year. Fox News commented yesterday: “If Iranian citizens were to successfully topple their government, Iran would be the latest domino in a series of apparent democratic revolutions in the Middle East, after Tunisia and Egypt. Iranian forces violently suppressed protests following that country's 2009 elections, which resulted in the disputed reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”

All of this hope for freedom from the totalitarian rule of Islamic governments in the Middle East propelled by instantaneous communications via cell phone, texting, Facebook and the Internet have united oppressed people in their thirst for independence. But behind every revolution there are organized groups waiting to take advantage of the unsettling situations. The people in the streets had the desire for freedom but seemed to lack the organization structure needed to obtain it. In the shadows there was a powerful group with just such an organization, The Muslim Brotherhood. And this sinister group appeared to have the backing from the Muslim influence in the United States government, whether from ignorance or complicity. In complete denial to the evidence obtained by the FBI that proves The Muslim Brotherhood supports terrorism, (read the Dept. of Justice evidence presented at the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Texas) James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, who previously has shown he was totally unaware of a number of  terrorist arrests in London, went on record saying Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement was "largely secular.". You will recall that interview on ABC News last December 22nd when the head of our National Intelligence made a complete fool of himself. The web site Mediaite has that story:
“Gen. James Clapper is the guy who’s tasked with coordinating everything the nation knows about terrorism and national security. It’s a huge task, and the job requires a certain kind of mind–you know, the kind that soaks up details and stays on top of the latest important events.

So it’s perhaps somewhat less than comforting to watch Diane Sawyer’s revealing interview with our nation’s top terror team and see Clapper appear to know less about the arrests of 12 people in London as part of a potential holiday terror plot than anybody who, say, watched Good Morning America that day as they got the kids ready for school.”
When Sawyer asked about London, and “how safe is it? Any implication that it was coming here? Director Clapper?” She gets the worst of all answers from a top intelligence figure (who’s still in their job): “London?”
Now some observers are taking a hard look at these events and their informed opinions do not look as favorable as the American leftist news media would like you to believe.
Deutsche Presse Agentur, February 12:

    “The Muslim Brotherhood movement in Jordan, the country's main opposition group, described Saturday the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a "historic victory" with the United States and Israel as the main losers.

"The victory scored by this revolution is in the first place directed against the United States, which so far sponsored the toppled regime, and wanted it as a strong ally and defender of the Zionist entity and an enemy of the Arab jihad and resistance movements," the group said in its first reaction to the developments.
Jihad Watch writes:

It's people power! Power to the people! You'd think that Corozan Aquino or Vaclav Havel were waiting in the wings in Cairo to pick up the pieces of the fallen dictatorship, instead of the tightly disciplined cadres of the Muslim Brotherhood. I've previously compared this group to the Bolsheviks, but now I feel compelled to admit where I was wrong: the Bolsheviks in 1917 commanded the allegiance of only a tiny percentage of the population, and their vote total in Russia's first (and last) democratic election was dwarfed by that of the Socialist Revolutionaries. By contrast, the Muslim Brotherhood is the only organized political alternative in Egypt--broadly popular, with an infrastructure of governance already in place. As Doug Schoen wrote for FoxNews:
    According to the most recent data available, the Egyptian people are strongly favorable towards the Muslim Brotherhood. A study conducted in 2009 by shows that 64 percent have positive views of the Muslim Brotherhood, while just 16 percent have negative views. Nineteen percent said they have mixed views. An even larger majority, 69 percent, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood favors democracy. Just 22 percent believe they are too extreme and not genuinely democratic.
    Secular parties have always done less well in Egypt, and the available evidence has consistently shown that there is little if any support for conventional, secular, democratic parties. And given the widespread disaffection with the current government and its performance, it is unlikely a candidate like current Vice President Omar Sulemain (who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt) and Prime Minister Safik could muster more than 10 percent to 15 percent of the vote. Nor is there any reason to believe that a candidate who runs and positions himself as a pro-western reformer, like former Foreign Minister and current Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa, or a candidate with any ties or links to the military like Defense Minister Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, would do appreciably better.
And the title of that Jihad Watch story sums it up completely: 

Please, Lord, Let Me be Wrong
And just a postscript to that last remark, what have we done lately to deserve any Divine favors from above?


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