Weekly wrap up. From EGYPT to Iran, Lebanon, Tunisia; the threatening Mexican border; the SOTU and what was missing; and more.

Posted on January 29, 2011


Caroline Glick

Mubarak’s regime has numerous faults, but whatever may replace it could be something far, far worse.

The long reign of Hosni Mubarak seems to be in its final decline and the next few weeks will probably determine to a great extent the security picture of the Middle East for a generation.

While we should all applaud the removal of a dictator we should do so with the realization that the odds of the Obama Administration producing an outcome superior to that produced by Jimmy Carter in Iran approaches zero.

As i’ve said many times, no historical analogy is ever exactly right but the parallels developing between the way the Carter administration betrayed the Shah of Iran are chilling.

While the Carter Administration believed for reasons that have never been made clear that it could manage the accession of Ayatollah Khomeini to power, so too the Obama Administration seems to think it has found a working partner in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Why the Administration believes cavorting with an organization that is both violent and islamist makes sense is as unclear as Carter’s man-crush on Khomeini.

The Administration clearly feels that it is sympatico with the Muslim Brotherhood. Early in the Administration the man chosen for “muslim outreach” was heavily involved with the Muslim Brotherhood. And Egyptian media has reported that Obama has recently met with Muslim Brotherhood representatives.

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Mideast Expert: Obama’s Hesitation on Egypt Courts Danger
Jan. 28, 2011 — Walid Phares, an anti-terrorism adviser to Congress, says the U.S. needs to be more proactive to help defuse the violent protests. Phares also outlines a worst-case scenario for the region should Egypt falls into the hands of radical Islamists.

Foreign policy establishment of two minds on Egypt
January 29, 2011
The administration is caught in the middle looking like a deer in headlights. More

Troops, demonstrators fraternize as Mubarak’s regime totters
January 29, 2011
The writing is on the wall. More

Middle East Riots and the Choke Point
January 29, 2011
What’s really going on is frightening. More

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What Role is the Muslim Brotherhood Playing in Egyptian Protests?

 

The Homeland-Security Follies (the Mexican border threat, cartels themselves, and aiding Islamist)

Mike Huckabee, Colonel Kenneth Allard (US Army, ret.)

The most serious threat to American security comes from Mexican drug cartels crossing the porous southern border. Why is this crucial issue not being properly addressed?

 

Jaziri

Radical Muslim Cleric Caught Trying to Sneak Into U.S. via Southern Border US

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Canada Stands Up to Iran
Cliff May:
Last week, Canada’s Free Thinking Film Society was scheduled to screen Iranium, a new documentary about the regime that has ruled Iran since 1979. But then the Iranian embassy complained … more
  

 

The New Terrorism: A Nuclear Iran and Future Arms Control

Peter Huessy

With New START ratified, there are still problems with nuclear weapons that will need to be addressed.

Hard Reality Oliver North: What’s most important right now is how the Obama administration handles the increasingly intense cries for greater freedom sweeping from Tunisia to Yemen — threatening every authoritarian Muslim regime in that region save one: Iran’s. … more

Jan 27, 2011 11:50 pm | Arnold Ahlert

Does Obama possess the wisdom and will to avoid repeating the catastrophic mistakes of Jimmy Carter?

Jan 27, 2011 11:43 pm | Rich Trzupek

Is it Iran 1979 all over again in Egypt and Yemen? The stakes are deadly.

Jan 27, 2011 11:34 pm | Lisa Daftari

Despite the Mullahs’ persecution of Christians, a growing number of Iranians are turning to Christianity.

 

State of the Union Address – What Was Left Unsaid?

Presidential Policy: Does It Make the Grade?, James Carafano, PhD

The media has painted a rosy picture of the State of the Union Address, but important issues concerning national security were downplayed or not even mentioned…

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Terrorist Group Strengthened By Lebanon’s New Prime Minister

W. Thomas Smith, Jr.

With a prime minister who supports the terrorist group Hizballah, Lebanon’s pro-democracy movement is aghast. The free world should also be alarmed.

Lebanon’s Western-Backed Faction Urges Sit-ins Against Hezbollah
(CNSNews.com) – Fares Soeid, a senior official with the Western-backed coalition known as March 14, said the country is becoming entirely beholden to Hezbollah. He called on Lebanese to gather peacefully every evening, holding Lebanese flags, at Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut. 

Fall of the government of Lebanon…a compendium of the articles on the subject and the present status, possible future.
Links to major articles, tied together in a well written article. Best place to get up to speed on this emerging world event that we’ve seen! Check out Fall of the Government of Lebanon and the impending war…by  Kathleen Gose

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1-in-4 People in the World Will be Muslim by 2030
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Quote of the Day – January 28, 2011

FSM: Quote of the Day

Hezbollah takeover of Lebanon’s Government will lead to penetration of security and foreign affairs institutions…

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Video Games Don’t Create Terrorists But Jihadi Ideology Does

Dr. Walid Phares

Russia Today TV has hinted that the Domodedovo airport attack may have been inspired by a scenario from a popular video game. Walid Phares sifts the evidence.

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Tunisia Is Not the Model For Other Arab World “Revolutions”

Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

While there are signs of revolt in other Muslim countries, Tunisia’s revolution happened with little bloodshed because of its secularism and stability. Other revolts will not go so smoothly.

Arnaud de Borchgrave: Islamic Zealots Target Tunisia

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NY Times peddles delusions about Abbas as peacemaker
January 28, 2011
Make-believe shows that the New York Times accept as real goods More

US Woman Due to Change Plea in Terrorism Case

 

Brooklyn College Rescinds Appointment of Pro-Palestinian Activist (good!)

Bruce Kesler

Kristofer Peterson-Overton was acting as a professor in Brooklyn College, even though he was a supporter of Palestinian insurgents and spoke of these views in class.

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More on Hot Topics

  • Egypt protests: Fresh protests could leave Egypt on brink of revolution (TELEGRAPH)

  • U.S. announces new terror alert system (BREITBART)

  • Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leaders (YAHOO) 

  • Egypt: Internet down, police counterterror unit up (YAHOO)

  • Israeli ambassador to U.S. on pressing Iranian nuclear threat, Arab uprisings and the ‘Palestine Papers’ (DAILY CALLER)
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    The Kevin Bacon of American Jihad (sorry for the necessary analogy Kevin)

    Adam Turner

    The game “six degrees of Kevin Bacon” involves finding links between movies and the actor Kevin Bacon. A U.S. jihadist group has links to terror plots and outrages…

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    Al Qaeda’s “Inspire”

    Alfredo Kuilan

    The latest issue of the Al Qaeda magazine has emphasis upon destroying buildings. Is there a message being clearly stated – that their next planned target is the Capitol Building?

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