Egypt was an ally since Camp David and until Obama planted Muslim Brotherhood seeds during the Arab Spring
Iran was a key U.S. ally before President Jimmy Carter through the Shah under the bus after famously declaring that he could deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini since he as "a religious man." Yesterday, the former president distanced himself from the statement of the current occupant of the White House which declared:
"You know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy." - President Barack Obama
This conservative must confess at being a bit disappointed at the reaction of many fellow conservatives that are lambasting Obama's statement as a "gaffe." The better response would be to welcome the Commander-in-Chief to the reality of the post-Mubarak world, even if President Obama helped bring it about, and President Carter's additional comment helps make the point:
"Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." Carter went on to talk about Egypt's new President, Mohamed Morsi, saying that he knew him well and that they had met. He added that Morsi was dedicated to peace and a democratic government.
Would Carter also now admit that President Reagan was dedicated to peace? How about President George W. Bush? Is Mitt Romney dedicated to peace in Jimmy's opinion?
But none of them were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose idea of peace, has been shaped, since its revolutionary movement founding in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna in the Egyptian town of Ismalia on the west bank of the Suez canal, by the intellectual founder of al-Qaeda, Sayyid Qutb and the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman. In fact, one of the first demands of the "democratically elected", Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt-dedicated-to-peace, Mohamed Morsi (pictured in Tehran with Iranian President Ahmadinejad), upon taking office last June, was that the latter be released from his U.S. jail cell, where he has languished for 17 years since being convicted for planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The symbiotic connections between al Qaeda and the MB are chronicled in Willful Blindness, whose author is the former federal prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, who put Rahman behind bars.
MB and Morsi dedicated to peace? Are women converted to chattel property of men under Sharia law "peace" under the veil? Maybe. Is that a peace Carter would be happy to bring about? Did the young people mowed down in the streets of Iran that President Obama ignored as he pursued a meeting with the Mullahs seem peaceful 30 years after Carter gave that great nation over to the Islamists?
One of the first acts of the Obama Administration upon taking office was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Assad's Syria, who she called a "reformer". Yes, that's the same Hillary who employs an aide with close family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, whose express goal is to establish a transnational caliphate imposing a fundamentalist sharia system. Lawrence Wright, in his seminal history of al Qaeda, The Looming Tower, reports that Banna completely rejected the Western model of secular, democratic government, which was opposed to his notion of universal Islamic rule, expressly declaring it, "the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations, and to extend its power to the entire planet."
Sounds like how the government of Barack Hussein Obama imposed its secular religion morning-after abortion pills on Roman Catholic hospitals.
Given President Obama's expressed desire to meet with Morsi's government concerning its failure to secure the America embassy in Cairo may make his Egypt more of an ally to Pbama than Israel's Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, but clearly Obama's policies have turned Egypt into America's enemy much as the Muslim Brotherhood-spawned al Qaeda was our enemy under the Taliban in Afghanistan and remains so now worldwide, and welcome in Cairo.
Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
President Obama, you possibly seek a Power not named Allah, and a Christ unsullied by Jeremiah Wright? You might even start with the Constitution of the United States.
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