EGYPT, continuing coverage

Posted on February 4, 2011

 U.S. Faces Difficult Choice with Mubarak or Pro-Iranian ElBaradei

Cairo in Flames: Three Dead, Hundreds Injured in Bloody Attacks

Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak charged into Cairo’s central square on horses and camels brandishing whips while others rained firebombs from rooftops in what appeared to be an orchestrated assault against protesters trying to topple Egypt’s leader of 30 years. Three people died and 600 were injured.

 Pro-government demonstrators, bottom, clash with anti-government demonstrators, top right, as a palm tree burns from a firebomb, in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Obama’s logic on Egypt
February 02, 2011
Apparently, according to President Obama, the people of Egypt have the right to protest peacefully and demand change in their leadership. More  (Note: back at home, not so much. Right-wing extremist, domestic terrorist, uncivil, Tea Parties – not afforded same sentiments.)

Obama muddles ahead
February 02, 2011
In between basketball games and cocktail parties for political advisors, Obama’s “administration has been in close contact with our Egyptian counterparts and a broad range of the Egyptian people More

What’s the difference, Mr. President?
February 02, 2011
Iran and Egypt – why not treat the uprisings the same way? More

Foreign policy establishment of two minds on Egypt
January 29, 2011
The administration is caught in the middle looking like a deer in headlights. MoreEgypt, the United States, and the Ghost of Khomeini
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There is still hope that Egyptians won’t display the naïveté of the leaders of the Iranian democratic forces. More

There’s No Abe Lincoln in the Muslim Hood
James Lewis
There are only bad choices. More

Radical Islam or Mainstream Islam?
Dave Gaubatz
If the majority of Muslims adhere to sharia law (at least in their hearts), then we must confront the possibility that “radical Islam” is actually mainstream Islam. More

The Story of the Egyptian Revolution
Sam Tadros
A day-by-day account from Cairo, written by a sophisticated Egyptian analyst. More

The Egyptian Revolt and Imperial Islamism – G. Murphy Donovan

Why We Should Fear the Moslem Brotherhood – Karin McQuillan 

(Don’t feel bad, heck even Obama is conflicted over United States role.)

  • Egyptian Protesters Conflicted Over United States’ Role


  • Obama Administration Criticizes Mubarak, but Downplays Role of Muslim Brotherhood which is even worse!


  • ElBaradei Calls Muslim Brotherhood ‘Threat’ a ‘Myth’ Pushed by Mubarak Regime

    A good number of sage individuals watching the unrest in Egypt are concerned about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and what a surge of their influence or control could portend.  Here’s Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI):

    “The Egyptian demonstrations are not the equivalent of Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, and may be a reprise of Iran’s 1979 radical revolution.

    If so, America must stand with her ally Egypt to preserve an imperfect government capable of reform; and prevent a tyrannical government capable of harm.

    For if Egypt is radicalized, all of the reforms sought by the Egyptian people and supported by the United States with them – including consensual and constitutional government; free elections; open and unbridled media; and Egyptian control of their natural resources – will be lost.  Nascent democratic movements in the region will be co-opted and radicalized. The world‘s free and open access to the Suez Canal’s vital commercial shipping lanes will be choked.  And the Sinai Accord between Egypt and Israel – which must be protected as the foundation and principal example for Mideast peace – will be shredded.”

    But to those who are suggesting that the fall of Mubarak would lead to the rise of a government dominated by Muslim Brotherhood thinking, the primary opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has a simple answer — no way.  But he is reaching out to include them, along with Egyptian Marxists, in a future government:

    Here’s a transcript of FAREED ZAKARIA GPS via CNN:

    ZAKARIA: to Mohamed; one of the visions that haunts Americans is of the Iranian revolution, where a dictator, pro-American dictator, was replaced by an even worse regime that was even more anti-American and more threatening to the region.  People worry about the Muslim Brotherhood.  Are you confident that a post-Mubarak Egypt will not give rise to some kind of Islamic fundamentalist force that will undermine the democracy of Egypt?

    (See other posts here or on sister sites titled “Islamunism”. This mating of communists and islamists may be conflicted, but never the less, as of late, this strange bed fellows alliance, is quiet a reality!)

    Why Israel Worries About a Post-Mubarak Egypt

    Aaron Goldstein | 2.2.11 @ 6:07AM

    Thirty-three years of cold peace was better than four wars over a quarter century.

    Philip Klein

    McCain Says Free and Fair Elections Way to Stop Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt  (Lets hope so)

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    Egypt Crisis and Oil

    Herman Cain | 2.1.11 @ 6:07AM

    A reminder of the urgency of energy independence.

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    Egypt and the Realpolitik of Violence and Freedom

    Daniel Oliver | 1.31.11 @ 6:08AM

    Mr. Obama’s sloppy thinking on the subject is alarming.

    CNN Interviews With Anti-Mubarak Protesters Turn Into Anti-Israel & Anti-US Hatefest

    • Posted on January 30, 2011

    (The conflicted truth: Again we must ask – is this a revolution for freedom, to break the chains of oppression, or is this a civil war? Who are the main group of protesters, and who will prevail? We certainly hope not these people!)

    Alexandria is something of a stronghold for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, so maybe this did not come as a total surprise to CNN reporter Nic Robertson.

    As he talked with protesters along a demonstration route he encountered a group who reveal, with great candor, some of their real motivations for opposing Hosni Mubarak. The clip takes the anti-Israel turn at the 1:30 mark:

    Woman #1 sets the stage for Woman #2:

    “All the people hate him.  He’s supporting Israel!  Israel is our enemy. We don’t like him…Israel and America supported him.  We hate them all!”

    Woman #1 then explains that they will accomplish the removal of Mubarak by “revolution.”

    Then the guy that follows them takes it up a notch by explaining that when the people in Egypt are finally free they will be able to “destroy Israel.”

    ElBaradei: Mubarak is a ‘Dead Man Walking’ 


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    Why Were U.S. Socialists Rallying in Support of Egypt This Weekend?
    (This caption should read, … together with international communists [ie. a.n.s.w.e.r.] …) 
    (Note: There is a marxist component to Egyptian politics stirring the waters there)

    Soros blames Israel, encouraged by Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
    February 02, 2011
    (Oh how shocking, we can hardly believe it!) George Soros true to form More
    CodePink Anti-War Group Joins Egyptian Protests in Cairo
    According to the American leftist anti-war CodePink website, the group’s nine-person “international solidarity delegation” has been “in the streets with the Egyptian people for the last five days.” On Thursday, the group actually plans to picket outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, though they say their presence in Egypt is purely accidental. (Sure, look we all know by know you’ll support almost anything that isn’t American, and regardless of what’s in America’s best interests!)
    Report: Muslim Brotherhood Wants Egyptians to ‘Prepare for War With Israel’
    Muslim Brotherhood Spreading Influence in the U.S. 
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