The Middle East is in turmoil. Insidious forces are stirring the emotions of the built-in disenchanted populations. I have been waiting for the past few days to see if the vaunted American mainstream media will figure out what is happening and start reporting the Truth. Since it hasn't happened yet, I will jump in with a short analysis of the situation based on observation and logic. So let's start with naming the responsible party for the unrest.
This current instability in the Middle East was caused by the Liberal leaning electorate in America. What? You can't see the connection? All right, let me back up a bit. The cause of this instability is President Barack Hussein Obama who was elected by the fawning Left. You still don't see the connection? In that case, I'll have to start from the beginning.
With all the mercurial fluctuations of fortunes in the Middle Eastern arena, there were some oases of relative calm. Egypt and Jordan were two of these countries, who even went as far as signing a peace pact with Israel, while Tunisia and Yemen remained sympathetic in the background. These countries also had a close rapport with the United States of America. Though the undercurrent of dissatisfaction was always bubbling below the surface, the semblance of normalcy was maintained by the shadow of the bald eagle. The influence of the Muslim Brotherhood was mitigated by the friendship of the great champion of Democracy.
Then came the American elections that elected Barack Hussein Obama. President Obama boldly took the steering wheel of the Country, and took a sharp left turn. He started his worldwide apology tour even before he took office, and hasn't stopped. He met with world leaders who used to look up to the American President, and started bowing to them. He started courting the world Muslim populace, and to show his sincerity, he started undercutting our only Democratic ally in the region, Israel. All the while his Governmental fiats and demands started the accelerating erosion of the financial health of the Nation. And then came the appearance that, in my opinion, eventually precipitated the current crisis.
On June 4th, 2009, President Obama appeared in Cairo, Egypt to address the Muslim world populace. He spoke with his usual oratory verve, and he impressed the Muslim audience with his sincerity to their cause. His statement of "I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam" was well received by his audience. His discourse on the Arab-Israeli conflict was warmly received, since he sympathized with the Palestinian cause. But the overall impression that remained was not one of strong American resolve, but of peerage of purpose in the Muslim world. Then when he included the Muslim Brotherhood representatives in his meeting schedules, it was then, in my opinion, that the Muslim Brotherhood realized that their best chance for ascendancy was at hand.
The current "demonstrations" in the various Middle Eastern countries were not spontaneous. These were carefully fomented by the Muslim Brotherhood. The signs in English and pictures the demonstrators held up for the news media cameras were not of spur-of-the-moment quality. Then the fact that these demonstrations happened in counties that either had Peace Treaties with Israel or were sympathetic to same, drives home the message that America is no longer respected by the citizenry, and no longer feared by the opposition. While the American Media presented the unruly mobs as "groups seeking Democracy", they will not explain how that drive dovetails with the release of thousands of criminals and terrorists from the jails.
Interestingly, after I had formulated my thoughts on this topic, I read an article in the Jerusalem Post that had the following quote from one of the Cairo demonstrators:
“The USA does not support democracy; they’re supporting Israel, which is like their baby,” said Ahmed, a 26-year-old Cairo resident. “They think Egypt is functional because it’s in favor of their considerations.”
“I don’t care if we have peace [with Israel] or not,” Ahmed continued, echoing the indifference of many demonstrators who don’t have a clear agenda for what they want a future Egypt to look like, as long as it does not include Mubarak. “But will Israel allow us to have a real president? For example, Turkey elected an Islamic government, but it was their choice. Will Israel give us the freedom to make the same choice?” he asked.
Huh? Now Israel controls what happens in the Egyptian government? I wonder where they got these ideas?
So now we have a situation that is swiftly spiraling out of control, with the culmination that will have a major negative reverberation in our country halfway across the globe. (Discussion of the probable resultant chaos will have to wait for a different post.) And to think that these events were set in motion on a November day, over two years ago.
God bless and help America.