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Denizens, those of you who’ve not been living under rocks pretty much know about the goings-on in Egypt.

Hosni Mubarak, fully expected to have stepped down today by the throngs of protesters in Cairo…didn’t.  He instead “delegated” his powers to newly-appointed Egyptian vice-president Omar Suleiman and stated his intention to remain as president until elections occur in September, at least.

This was met, as one might expect, with more outrage on the part of the Egyptian protestors.  It could be about to get very  violent in Egypt.

Al-Obambi is all over the map with regards to Egypt.  Resign, don’t resign, do resign but not until September – he’s a dictator, he’s not a dictator, he tortures his people, no he doesn’t…it’s like nailing Jello© to the wall.

A Venomous administration, if you were to ask me what I’d do (and you didn’t, but humor me, mkay?)…would watch & wait, and not do anything until a government (of any type) emerged from this madness.

Look.  They’re adults over there in Cairo.  They might be dumb-asses, yeah – but they’re still capable, and deserving, of determining their own destiny, independent of this country and what it might want for that region.  Nor are we the world’s playground monitor, standing there with arms folded, whistle in mouth, eyes narrowed, waiting for the first push or shove so that we can step in.  (We do  have a vested interest in what happens in the Middle East, given how much oil we import from there, but that’s it – then again, some may say that’s all  of it.)

Okay?  Okay.


To employ a Nixonism, let me make one thing perfectly clear.  The “Muslim Brotherhood” must not, under any circumstances whatsoever, obtain any power in Egypt.  Period, end, stop.  They must be prevented from ruling that country by any means necessary.

Look.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the progenitor of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al-Qaida.  Put them in charge over in Egypt, and it’s almost a certainty they’ll attack Israel – and God knows whom else.

The United States currently holds Israel in a voluntary check when it comes to using military force.  (Has to be, otherwise why does Iran still have a nuclear program?).  If the Muslim Brotherhood ascends to power over there, a Venomous administration would not only let Israel take Egypt to the woodshed militarily – it would go over there to help them.

Al-Obambi won’t do that.  Then again, Al-Obambi is chock full of amateurs who, when they got that 3 a.m. phone call, knocked the phone off the nightstand and went back to sleep.

UPDATE:  BREAKING – Okay, Mubarak has stepped down, according to Fox News.

Now  things get interesting.

Limbaugh was talking yesterday about how it’s never the first  revolution that sticks, but the second.  And to demonstrate, he cited Germany (Kaiser Wilhelm to the Weimar Republic to the Nazis) and Russia (czars – Alexander Kerensky – Communist Party (side note:  this was the first I’d ever heard of Kerensky)).

So keep a very  close eye on what goes on now in Egypt.

Israel will be.

4 Comments to “On Egypt (UPDATED, breaking, with links)”

  1. Alan K. Henderson — February 11, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    To echo DV’s sentiments, Egypt desperately needs a prominent voice that opposes both Mubarak-styled tinhorn autocracy AND Muslim Brotherhood-styled totalitarianism.

  2. Supreme General Rayegun — February 11, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Look up the word “caliphate”. When the Muslim Brotherhood gets control (which they will considering they were the other political power in Egypt after Mubarak) Israel is first. Care to make any guesses on who gets in their gun sights after Israel???

  3. David Hartung — February 11, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    Just watched NBC make complete fools out of themselves. All throughout the broadcast they were talking about freedom in Egypt. Mubarak was overthrown by a mob. Revolutions which are mob led *never* result in freedom.

    The next Egyptian government will be so repressive that the people will look back in the Mubarak government with fondness.

  4. Alan K. Henderson — February 13, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    “Caliphate” also suggests dreams of expansion to the caliphate’s original size – Qadaffi better keep his eyes on the Muslim Brotherhood.

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