Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wandering in the Desert
The situation in Egypt is serious. We face the possibility of a disaster on the scale of the Iran-Shah meltdown. Our never easy but, nevertheless, durable association with Egypt over the past forty years has proven key to our policy in the Middle East and elsewhere, e.g., Egypt was a major ally in our effort to push the USSR out of Afghanistan and to control the jihadi crazies in North Africa.
The equanimity with which our current embarrassment of a President watches the possible disintegration of forty-years of work is stunning. He can barely be bothered to delay his tee time to issue some boilerplate blather about ending the state of emergency and beginning a "process of reconciliation." OK, back to the vacation.
The current Egyptian government, yes, yes, unpleasant military types who probably never have been to Harvard, is in a battle for its life against the extremely unpleasant and murderous Muslim Brotherhood (MB).
The MB is out for blood, lots of it.
The eighty-five year old MB wants to kill Christians, Jews, and gays; it wants women put back into the 7th century; it wants to destroy Israel; it wants to destroy America and the West; it seeks to establish an Islamic Caliphate that runs from Spain to Indonesia, and eventually takes over the world. The MB are not modest, moderate people who believe in the democratic game of compromise and tolerance for dissent.
At a minimum, we should expect respectful silence from our idiotic President, and his equally idiotic Secretary of State, who is still running around yammering about Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and pressuring Israel to release jihadi murderers. If these two "leaders" of the West cannot bring themselves to support the defeat of the MB, they should at least shut up.