Remember when the pundits, columnists and the newsrooms in the dinosaur media were practically jumping out of their shoes touting the Egyptian ‘pro-democracy’ movement? How wonderful it all was, and how Egypt was going to be the new liberal paradise in the Arab world? How sagacious and wise Obama was for encouraging it all and dumping Mubarak so quickly?
They’ve finally noticed that the secular unemployed and underemployed twitter addicts and students in Cairo aren’t the ones who will be running the new Egypt…it will be the military in partnership with the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We are all worried,” said Amr Koura, 55, a television producer, reflecting the opinions of the secular minority. “The young people have no control of the revolution anymore. It was evident in the last few weeks when you saw a lot of bearded people taking charge. The youth are gone.”
The Egyptians, urged on by their imams and the Ikhwan turned out in record numbers to vote for early elections that favor the Brotherhood, not the nascent ‘liberal’ movements. And it is the new Brotherhood dominated parliament that will revamp Egypt’s laws and create a new Islamic Republic that will be absolutely sharia-licious.
The rabid response Ikhwan leader Yusef Qaradawi received when he returned to Egypt should have been one clue to the boys and girls at Parvda-on-the Hudson. So was Lara Logan’s gang rape while the crowd screamed “Jew! Jew!”
Islam and the western notion of freedom and democracy don’t mix, for the most part.
I’m also going to make another prediction, one that seems quite obvious to me. The Obama Administration’s policies in Egypt and the Middle East are almost certain to lead to a new war in the region between Israel and the genocidal Hamas, with a good chance of Hezbollah joining in and Egypt participating, at least tacitly and perhaps overtly.
Mubarak was no friend of Israel, but after seeing the Muslim Brotherhood murder his predecessor Anwar Sadat, he realized that they were a threat to his regime and made efforts to suppress them at home and keep Iranian arms out of the hands of Hamas, the Ikhwan branch in Gaza.
The new Egyptian regime is going to be much more sympathetic to Hamas and isn’t likely to make any such efforts, even if they elect to go through the motions of observing the Israel-Egypt peace treaty to keep that fat $2 billion US subsidy coming in. As soon as Hamas feels it’s ready, we’ll see another war against the Jews.
Since Hezbollah now owns Lebanon and is an Iranian proxy like Hamas, they will almost certainly join in. And we could actually see a scenario where Egyptian popular opinion and religious fervor has the new regime putting their US trained and armed military into the mix as well.