Is the peace between Israel and Egypt over?
I hear you out there.
You are wondering where this is coming from. Everything I’ve been writing has been about the Republican primary and with today being the Iowa caucus you were expecting me to push for a candidate or at the very least continue attacking one of them.
Today I am thinking about one of President Obama’s foreign policy”successes,” the Arab spring.
Yes to hear some speak President Obama deserves credit for bringing democracy to Egypt. Of course, there are some who say he deserves the blame for destabilising the Middle East.
When he had a chance to put pressure on Iran he sat on the sidelines, doing practically nothing in response to the Iranian government’s crackdown on it s citizens.
He led from behind during the removal of Gadhafi in Libya. As a Post Gadhafi Libya evolves, it is clear that it will develop into an Islamic state.
If Libya continues down this path it will be following the same course as Egypt. Where the Muslim Brotherhood won 36.3 percent of the vote and the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party received 28.8% creating a government, according to the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. Rashad Bayoumi, unwilling to recognize Israel and will to dissolve the existing peace treaty, from the Jerusalem Post:
When asked whether it is a requirement for the government in Egypt to recognize Israel, Bayoumi responded by saying: “This is not an option, whatever the circumstances, we do not recognize Israel at all. It’s an occupying criminal enemy.”
The deputy leader stressed during the interview that no Muslim Brotherhood members would ever meet with Israelis for negotiations.“I will not allow myself to sit down with criminals.”
Bayoumi went on to say that the Muslim Brotherhood would take legal procedures towards canceling the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel that was signed in 1979.
“The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity,” he told the paper.
These events only serve to highlight the importance of this next Presidential election. As I said in my last post. If you do not know about these things WAKE UP! IT’S 2012. There are important things happening.