Thatcher on Thursday: Tahrir Squared Away

Islamism is not a religion. It most certainly is not a race, or in fact, a country.

Islamism is a political ideology. It bases its political ideologies on a book written hundreds of years ago. Like socialism it wants to oppress its people rather than free them. Like socialism, it disguises itself as quite the opposite.

Much like The Taliban. Remember them? Yes. The ones we sought to remove from power in Afghanistan. Here’s one example of how the Taliban enforced their law.

The Muslim Brotherhood had a very curious history with Hitler. They each had a dislike of Jewish people. (More information on this relationship is available online and if you are interested, please look it up.) After the war, the west took a liking to the Muslim Brotherhood and saw them as an ally against Communism…

After the 1948 assassination of the Egyptian Prime Minister, the Muslim Brotherhood was embroiled in a very violent time within Egypt’s recent history which included some unsuccessful and successful assassinations. In the 1970’s The MB concluded that it should renounce violence and stop trying to inflict it’s ideology by force.

Step forward the Mujahadeen and Hamas, and the rest, as they say, is history.

On 25th January 2011, under a wave of thunderous cheering and left wing ignorance, Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power in Cairo. Laurie Penny, the squealing ball of left wing misandric angst, wrote at the time :

“The difference between Tahrir Square and Parliament Square is one of scale, but not of substance. Across the world, ordinary people are being denied a voice, shut out of work and education, having their dignity trashed.”

I dispute her ill-informed “facts” at this point, because the Revolution started as the result of the police brutally murdering one man for exposing their corruption the previous June… But never mind the facts, Laurie, eh.

Meanwhile the Muslim Brotherhood was lurking in the background, as it has done, since it was founded in 1928. Prior to the 2011 Revolution it was illegal in Egypt (and Syria too, amongst other countries). Civil unrest can create a political vacuum that needs to be filled and step forth the Muslim Brotherhood.

The reason I have previously outlined the history the Muslim Brotherhood and the link to Hamas is due to Hamas’s core beliefs. One of which is :

‘Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.’

Another is condemnation of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty:

‘Egypt was, to a great extent, removed from the circle of struggle [against Zionism] through the treacherous Camp David Agreement. The Zionists are trying to draw other Arab countries into similar agreements in order to bring them outside the circle of struggle….Leaving the circle of struggle against Zionism is high treason’

Last night, I was watching CBS news. It stated that Egypt was the USA’s Greatest friend in the Middle East in (America’s) War against Terror. Their “Greatest Friend” has been in receipt of approximately $1.8Bn (including hardware supplied directly by the pentagon) annually in military aid. (Israel, incidentally, receives $2.8Bn from the US in military aid.) This has happened since the Israel-Egypt peace agreement.

Successive U.S. Administrations have viewed Egypt’s government as generally influencing developments in the Middle East in line with U.S. interests.

So, we find ourselves back with the Muslim Brotherhood gaining power in 2011 in Egypt. The MB is diametrically opposed to America’s interests in the region. So why did the US administration continue to fund Egypt’s Military to such high levels?

Obama believed them to be friends. He wanted to engage Morsi’s government on a issues including Sinai security. This should have been overshadowed by disruptive political trends that have been unleashed by the so-called Arab
awakening and allowed for more expression of anti-Americanism, radical Islamist politics, antipathy toward Israel, and sectarianism, among others.

Minorities have been suffering in Egypt since the revolution. Only recently has MSM picked up on the plight of Coptic Christians under the hands on the Muslim Brotherhood. Incidents such as this have been reported online for a while.

So many people have been questioning whether or not this was a Military Coup. They need to move on from that. They need to ask whether or not it’s a Civil War.

To have two civil wars in one very unstable region with the same people involved will certainly make people stop and think.

Maybe a western backed dictator wasn’t such a bad thing after all.

2 comments on “Thatcher on Thursday: Tahrir Squared Away

  1. andrewporter
    August 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Well interesting viewpoint and if you are trying to stir up squeals of outrage maybe you will succeed.
    I am not so sure that the views go so well with a website that espouses a libertarian viewpoint?
    Are you espousing the American view of democracy i.e. its only for Americans? Or its for you as long as you elect the correct person i.e. someone who supports American interests!

    • patently
      August 17, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      Odd. I didn’t see the post that way. To me, it points out that:

      (a) after long and expensive efforts to achieve a democratic government for Egypt that is acceptable to the West, they have achieved neither.

      (b) our usual approach of “who are the good guys and who are the bad guys” is over-simplistic and probably counter-productive.

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