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We Are Witnessing the Collapse of the Middle East
American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2011 | James Simpson

Posted on 02/03/2011 5:48:40 PM PST by NCjim

If Egypt should fall, it will mark the beginning of the end for what little remaining stability there is in the Middle East. Jordan is facing similar unrest, as are Algeria and Yemen. Lebanon and Tunisia fell in January. It is highly unlikely that these events are unrelated. A combination of leftist and Islamist forces provoked the protests, and we are likely looking at a ring of radical Islamic states rising up to surround Israel. Once their power is solidified, perhaps in a year or two, they will combine forces to attack Israel. If Israel falls, the United States will stand alone in a sea of virulent enemies and impotent allies.

So whom does Obama support, Mubarak or his enemies?

Obama wasted no time in telling us. He supports Mubarak's opponents, and he probably has been all along. The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday that the Obama administration favors a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new Egyptian government.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest extremist Muslim organization, is behind practically every Muslim terrorist organization ever formed. And while they may have publicly renounced violence as the LA Times article claims, internal documents tell a completely different story.

And if that weren't bad enough, Obama's latest comment to Egypt's leader is that "an orderly transition ... must begin now."

Must begin. Now.

Simply stunning.

Juxtapose Obama's statements toward our allies with his reaction to the genuine uprising that occurred last year in Iran. Tunisia: "Reform or be overthrown." Egypt: "an orderly transition ... must begin now." Iran: "It is not productive ... to be seen as meddling." Meanwhile, candidate Obama claimed that the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezb'allah have "legitimate claims," and we all remember his mindless counterterrorism czar, John Brennan, reaching out to "moderate" Hezb'allah members last spring. Hezb'allah moderates?

The seeming inconsistency is astonishing. Unfortunately, there is a consistency. Obama uniformly sides with our enemies but rarely, if ever, with our friends and allies. His administration is packed with far-left radicals and vicious anti-Semites. And therein lies the rub, because what we are witnessing in reality is this president's un-American, anti-American, treasonous ideology in full play.

Perhaps this is the real reason for Bill Ayers's, Bernardine Dohrn's, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin's and Jody Evans's trips to Egypt in 2009. Following those trips, these same people made multiple visits to the White House.

Obama's breathlessly arrogant answer? Not the same Ayers, Dohrn, Benjamin, and Evans. Sure.

A few years back, I cited a quote by Lynn Stewart, the National Lawyers Guild attorney jailed for helping blind sheikh Omar Adel Raman foment terror from his New York jail cell. One might think that atheistic radical leftists would be foursquare against a political movement that tramples women's rights, murders homosexuals, and enforces strict theocratic mandates. No such luck, Stewart said:

They [radical Islamic movements] are basically forces of national liberation. And I think that we, as persons who are committed to the liberation of oppressed people, should fasten on the need for self-determination. ... My own sense is that, were the Islamists to be empowered, there would be movements within their own countries ... to liberate.

" ... movements within their own countries ... to liberate." Given recent developments, Stewart's statement was prescient. But I think it had a special meaning. Because when movement leftists like Stewart talk about "liberation," they are really talking about communism.

It has been my longstanding assertion that Muslim terrorism is simply a false flag operation, managed in the background by our main enemies, Russia and Red China. Almost since the beginning, Muslim terrorist organizations have been supported and nurtured by the Soviet Union or its Middle Eastern surrogates.

Yasser Arafat's PLO is a prime example. Created by the KGB, the PLO was always about providing a Soviet counterweight to Israel in the Middle East. They were uninterested in the Palestinian cause, and they said so! Alexander Litvinenko, the KGB defector poisoned by Polonium 210 in what was assumed to be a KGB hit, claimed in his book, Allegations, that al-Qaeda's number two man, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was a Soviet agent. And while today Hezb'allah is the de facto ruler of Lebanon, the real power is Ba'athist Syria.

David Horowitz wrote of the alliance between leftists and Muslim terrorists in his seminal book: Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left. He describes in detail how the left and Muslim radicals work together to achieve their mutual ends: the destruction of America.

It is incomprehensible that President Obama does not recognize the strategic significance of what is happening, and if he does, then his support of Egypt's sham "democracy movement" is a naked betrayal of our Middle Eastern allies and, by extension, our own country.

Unfortunately, his view is shared by some Republicans who are so in love with the idea of "democracy" that it doesn't matter to them that the "democrats" in this case include fanatic mass murderers. At best, it can be seen only as incredibly myopic and ignorant to support Mubarak's enemies. People make the same mistake Carter did with Iran and Nicaragua: they commit the logical error of assuming that just because a country's current leadership is flawed and "undemocratic," that automatically means that someone else would do better. Newsflash: they can do worse, and almost without exception, they do, because people who take power by street riot have no interest in "democracy."

If their street revolutions are successful, these Middle Eastern countries will rapidly degenerate into radical Muslim thugocracies allied with our communist enemies. Israel will be the first target, and with Obama's radically anti-Israel orientation, the Israelis will stand alone. We will be next. One wonders if Obama will then stand to defend the country he swore to, or if he will be out in the streets with his fellow radical leftists burning American flags.


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KEYWORDS: egypt; egyptcrisis; february2011; foreignpolicy; me; mecollapse; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood
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To: Swede Girl

liberals are liberals first


101 posted on 02/03/2011 10:43:04 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( ever y one has the rig ht to be left o.u.t.)
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To: GOPJ; T.L.Sink; warsaw44; ColdOne; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; ...
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We Are Witnessing the Collapse of the Middle East

Perhaps this is the real reason for Bill Ayers's, Bernardine Dohrn's, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin's and Jody Evans's trips to Egypt in 2009. Following those trips, these same people made multiple visits to the White House.

. . . . Article, then see map at # 15. - Check out comments, too.

Thanks, GOPJ.

102 posted on 02/03/2011 11:20:56 PM PST by LucyT ("We lived in the Best of Times, in the Best Place, in All of Human History." - by Lucy T.)
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To: LucyT

Yikes... this is not what I wanted to see right before I go to bed.

If the Repubs don’t start making a HUGE DEAL out of this - screaming, hearings, subpoenas, speeches - everything and anything - then they are more useless than teats on a boar.


103 posted on 02/03/2011 11:25:16 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Carley

How about NOBAMA in Spring 2011?

I don’t think things are going to last until 2012.

The bastard is going to destroy so much if he’s not stopped it will be hard to repair.


104 posted on 02/03/2011 11:26:31 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SteamShovel; obama; Jim Robinson; mojitojoe; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; Polarik

Those who live by the sword, die by the sword. An ancient maxim, nonetheless true today. History compells its truth.

I have never seen such ignorance come from a chief executive officer of the United States, alleged chief executive officer at that.

Bye , bye Obama. Your true liberal fascist colors are on full display for the entire world to see,you are as good as gone and now you will be relegated to the trash heap of history.Thank goodness you have shown your Rev. Jeremiah Wright driven ideology early, so that the free people of the United States, those who truly love liberty, can organize and prosecute your political demise.

The people of America have more than just cause to employ whatever means necessary to that end.Your tyranny will not stand in the land of the free.

And that Virginia case being appealed to the Supreme Court? All issues of unconstitutionality of Death Care may be reviewed, including the issue as to whether you, a so called president, are qualified under article II to sign it into law.

Adios cabron!!


105 posted on 02/04/2011 1:55:47 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: NCjim
If Egypt should fall, it will mark the beginning of the end for what little remaining stability there is in the Middle East.

On the other hand if the Egyptians can pull off a transition to true democracy it would be the beginning of real and long lasting stability. The Egyptians are far more secular than most Muslim countries. They have a sense of independence and nationalism that is unique in the region. Let's not forget that Bush hoped that we would see a flowering a democracy in the region. We saw a popular uprising in Lebanon and praised it when it happened. Let's not assume that the Egyptians are going to vote themselves a Taliban government.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been the only real opposition to Nasser-Sadat-Mubarek for half a century, which has given them credibility. If other parties present themselves as alternatives to either Mubarek or MB and can get some credibility they can be a big player.

If the MB get the reins of power it is a disaster but I don't accept that it is a given that they will be able to pull it off.

106 posted on 02/04/2011 2:09:49 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Texas Fossil

The question is what part will we play in the battle.


The enemy is already in the gates
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107 posted on 02/04/2011 2:20:27 AM PST by Lera
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To: NCjim

Benjamin Netanyahu must call for Obama’s resignation.


108 posted on 02/04/2011 2:27:34 AM PST by Crawdad
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To: GOYAKLA

Supposed to be an Egyptian rally in Times Square, NYC on Friday. Supposedly there are 60,000 in the NY, NJ, CT. area but some are suggesting the number is twice that.

Guess they are acknowledging 60,000 illegals.

Not that our Justice Dept. will be videotaping the so called rally.

We need some surveillance videos taken by concerned citizens.


109 posted on 02/04/2011 2:37:55 AM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: abbyg55

Once their power is solidified, perhaps in a year or two, they will combine forces to attack Israel”


They will not wait that long .


110 posted on 02/04/2011 2:51:23 AM PST by Lera
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To: Diogenesis; Jim Robinson
"The question will very shortly be: Will the US military respect the Constitution and their Oath or the undocumented Kenyan-Communist Ikhwan-supporting Dictator. "

That question has already been answered. So far, only one officer has been true to their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. As a reward for his loyalty he has been imprisoned at Ft. Leavenworth.

That officer has been routinely demonized and ridiculed, even by many here on a site supposedly dedicated to Constitutional principles. Even the owner of Freerepublic has stated he is "misguided".

111 posted on 02/04/2011 4:34:56 AM PST by Godebert
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To: GOYAKLA

“I laid down a hundred dollar bet with a friend tonight that we will see a Egyptian street scene in DETROIT before next Christmas!”


I have thought that it could happen every year. I am grateful that it hasn’t happened yet. Remember we are only nine sequentially missed meals from anarchy.


112 posted on 02/04/2011 4:39:50 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: GOPJ
I understand - but there are so many Arabs - so much hate and rage... These people want to kill the Israelis. They hate everybody, but especially the Jews. It’s hard to watch David going up against a hundred Goliaths. Isn’t there any other option?

Yes there is--faith and trust in G-d and obedience to His laws.

Do you remember a similar situation with no way out? The Jews trapped against the Red Sea and Pharaoh's chariots approaching?

113 posted on 02/04/2011 7:16:06 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Venatata 'el-ha'aron 'et ha`edut 'asher 'etten 'eleykha.)
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To: livius
I cannot see how Israelis, even though there are globalist who are Jews and perhaps one or two wealthy ones who live in Israel, would work to institute a gloabl system that must annihilate Israel in order to have Moose limb participation! I would like for someone to explain to me how such evil is so unseen by wealthy Israelis, and world-wide by wealthy Jews. Yes, I know Soros was a Jew. But that one sold his soul in his youth in order to become wealthy beyond avarice.

Not ALL very wealthy Jews can be so dead of soul as Soros. There must be a few who would oppose the globalist agenda which has to annihilate Israel to please the Saudis and blood-lusting mooselimbs.

114 posted on 02/04/2011 9:31:08 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: little jeremiah

There is already too much ‘hopey dopey change’ to repair the devastation. All that can actually happen is transitional development. Evil is too deeply embedded now to ‘repair’ the mutagenic effects.


115 posted on 02/04/2011 9:34:20 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Paladin2
Mecca soon to be a glassed over parking lot.

That's been said for how many years? It won't be done by this wimp of an administration. Our only hope is Russia getting fed up with them and doing what we should have done a decade or so ago.

116 posted on 02/04/2011 9:48:02 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Paladin2

It must be nice to be so naive ... or are you?


117 posted on 02/04/2011 10:10:41 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: GOPJ
Isn't there some way to save the Jews? Sell them South Florida - let them move everything they can move - have them get out of that place.

I've been saying that for years.

If the Jews evac'd Israel, the Mohammedan hordes would move in, starve, and kill each other off inside of 24 months.

Jews then repopulate Israel with a much smaller set of far quieter neighbors.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

118 posted on 02/04/2011 10:16:37 AM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet, and nobody's been answering the phone since 2008.)
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To: MHGinTN

There are good powerful wealthy Jews; Soros was never good, though, even when he was poor. He actually worked for the Nazis as a boy, turning in and helping to round up other Jews and confiscate their property. He explains that he did it out of self-preservation.

Apparently, all’s fair as long as it contributes to the benefit of the sacred Soros.


119 posted on 02/04/2011 12:35:29 PM PST by livius
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To: The Comedian

Islam is sourced in ‘anti-Christ’. As such the rabid mooselimbs are servants of bloodlusting evil which hates humankind ... and the methodology of Islam prves this all too clearly. So, even if the Jews left the region to the dead-soul devil worshippers, the mooselimbs would be working constantly to get at US from wherever, because our very existence proves Islam is a demonic throwback to the days of gins and magic and bloodlust without end. Until humanity rejects this demonic religion, it will work endlessly to terminate civilization and turn everyone to worshipping the devil who authored it.


120 posted on 02/04/2011 12:52:42 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Isn’t there any other option?

Yes there is--faith and trust in G-d and obedience to His laws.

I admire the power in your faith - faith based on trust in a just G-d and His laws. In my heart, I know you're right.

But sometimes my faith is weak ... especially in these times. Especially with these enemies. And yes, Jews trapped against the Red Sea with Pharaoh's chariots approaching is one to remember - it gives strength. I don't know if it's enough. Thanks for sharing.

121 posted on 02/04/2011 8:07:57 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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