About a year ago the people of Egypt also rallied en-masse, and the three decades long regime of Hosni Mubarak came to an end. When at the ballot box the people thought they were voting for freedom and rights, and instead got Muslim Brotherhood controlled puppet Mohammed Morsi, it soon became apparent that they went from ‘supposed’ bad to most definitely worse.And Barack HUSSEIN Obama sided with, aided, and supported the worse…the Muslim Brotherhood…and still does.
Mohammed Morsi was elected by a small majority, in elections as full of fraud as that of our 2012 presidential election, but even with that Morsi had a chance with his win to show NOT only the Egyptian people but the world that the Muslim Brotherhood was NOT just fundamentalist ideologues (we all know they are), but instead was a party ready to work for the good of the entire nation, and a party that would respect the rule of law laid down under Egypt’s constitution. Morsi also promised to get Egypt’s ailing economy back on its feet but failed miserably as Egypt is financially worse off today than before he took office.
Instead Morsi did everything to forward the strict islamic agenda of his party, including implementing sharia law. This total betrayal of his campaign promises led Egyptians, just one year into his presidency, to organize for his removal before things got even worse; before women were stripped of all their rights; and before the economy deteriorated into total bankruptcy.
Remember, before Morsi Egypt was predominately a secular nation whose economy was fueled by tourism…a nation at peace with Israel…a nation that was an ally and friend of the US. Under Morsi tourism came to a screeching halt, Israel was again an enemy as Egyptian children were being taught that Jews were the offspring of swine, and our president was funding a regime hell bent on throwing aside the Camp David Accords and aiding in wiping Israel off the map…and doing it with weapons funded by our taxpayer dollars.
And as protests grew in size NOT only in Cairo but across all of Egypt, and after refusing to honor a time frame for reform and compromise set down by the military, a predominately peaceful coup was staged that removed Morsi from office, put him under arrest along with many Muslim Brotherhood leaders including supreme leader Mohammed Badie, and issued security travel bans against all Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
And what say Barack HUSSEIN Obama about all this…the man who initiated the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ when he ignored our constitution’s War Powers Clause and butt into Libya’s internal conflict…the man who said he supported democracy but who instead supported his terrorist brethren in the Muslim Brotherhood. These were his first comments, issued in a written statement, as it became evident that Morsi’s government would fall:
“During this uncertain period, we expect the military to ensure that the rights of all Egyptian men and women are protected, including the right to peaceful assembly, due process, and free and fair trials in civilian courts,” he said.
And of course Obama expressed ‘deep concern’ about the military’s removal of his buddy Morsi and the arrests of his supporters (but for the wrong reasons of course), as he called for a swift return to a democratically elected civilian government…forgetting that what he called a ‘democratically elected civilian government’ was as corrupt as his administration is.
But now that Morsi’s government has indeed fallen to the military, and with Egypt’s top army commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying that the army agreed with opposing political forces to temporarily suspend the constitution and swear in Adli Mansour, the head of Egypt’s Constitutional Court, as the country’s interim president until new presidential elections are held, Obama pipes in and says, “I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under US law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.”
Of course he does as now he won’t be funding his brethren and their dual dream of islamicizing yet another nation, and believe me that irks him no end.
Remember, the US gives Egypt about $1.5 billion in annual aid, of which $1.3 billion is in the form of military assistance, and much of that aid is mandated by the 1979 peace treaty with Israel (and pray tell how does that justify Obama giving muslim terrorists…the enemy…F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks…it doesn’t), but US law prohibits aid gong to military controlled governments, but with a new president, albeit a temporary one, his argument is basically a mute point.
And with Mansour now in place as interim president (saying in his inaugural speech that the massive anti-Morsi protests that began Sunday, June 30, had “corrected the path of the glorious revolution of Jan. 25,” referring to the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak), the question as Egypt slowly moves towards democracy is how to include the once banned and now ousted Muslim Brotherhood into the new government…if to include them at all. Remember, Mubarak and previous regimes banned the group, but pro-reform Muslim Brotherhood critics say they must be included in the government if Egypt is to be truly free.
But now add into all this that islamic extremists, including those in the Muslim Brotherhood, have vowed violence…lots of violence…in retaliation for Morsi’s removal. “We declare our complete rejection of the military coup staged against the elected president and the will of the nation,” said Muslim Brotherhood senior cleric Abdel-Rahman el-Bar.
“Friday of Rage,” it has been dubbed as Morsi supporters vow that today they will instigate violence if the military does not back down. And they will do just that as violence is all islamic extremists know for they do NOT honor diplomacy nor the rule of civilized men…and Barack HUSSEIN Obama, president (gag) of the United States, supports these barbarians, for democracy is NOT and NEVER was his hope for Egypt just like democracy is NOT his goal for Syria, for if it was he would NOT have sent weapons to either Morsi’s government nor to Syria’s al-Qaeda supported rebels.
And with the old adage that even a broken clock is right twice a day, in comes Bashar al-Assad (who is NO fan of the Muslim Brotherhood or of Morsi as the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood was one of the factions behind the mostly Sunni muslim uprising against him) to say, “The summary of what is happening in Egypt is the fall of what is called political islam.”
And I for one can only hope he’s right for the fall of Morsi and his string pullers in the Muslim Brotherhood might have just ignited a real flame of discontent that could spread throughout the Arab world…a flame that could signal the start of a true road to democracy and the will of the people. And after Wednesday’s events Barack HUSSEIN Obama just might have to start sleeping with one eye open for if he continues as he is, trampling our Constitution and the will of ‘We the People’, Egypt might just have ignited that flame here in America as well.
This article first appeared on Lady Patriots. Diane Sori is a regular staff contributor for Lady Patriots and a regular guest contributor of The D.C. Clothesline.