In an attempt to defend his father’s support for British appeasement of Germany in the 1930s (this apologia is not discussed by those who seek to deify JFK) as well as to detail the rise of German militarism and fail of the British government to in any way block the coming conflagration known as World War II, John F. Kennedy in his last year at Harvard College wrote a lauded thesis which later became the book “Why England Slept“.
Profits from the British sales of the JFK book helped the citizens of Plymouth recover after a boisterous nighttime visit by the Luftwaffe. The United Kingdom itself eventually recovered from the consequences of its 1930s narcolepsy albeit in a much diminished status on the world stage and its own history.
Almost 100 years after after the dawn of the catastrophic long war we divide into parts I and II, America is fast asleep while the wolves gather.
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In the fourth part of our continuing “unravel” series we asked a question which we are pleased to note is increasingly being asked, “Why Won’t Obama Demand Morsi Resign?”:
“Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign? Egyptian demonstrations? Check. Violence in the streets? Check. Government officials resigning in protest? Check. Egyptian government institutions such as the military and judiciary threatened? Check. Why won’t Obama demand that Morsi resign?
The only difference between Mubarak and Morsi we see is that Morsi is an Islamic extremist. Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign?”
Since we wrote those words Egyptian media have joined the protests, the Judiciary as well, and protestors have been shot dead in the streets. Obama? Obama is still bowing to Morsi.
Today, David Ignatius tries to explain the disgusting intercourse Obama is engaged in with Morsi while at the same time helping dismantle one of the most embarrassing pro-Obama arguments in answer to our question “Why won’t Obama demand that Morsi resign?”.
Ignatius asks the right questions:
“How did Washington become the best friend of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, even as President Mohamed Morsi was asserting dictatorial powers and his followers were beating up secular liberals in the streets of Cairo? It’s a question many Arabs ask these days, and it deserves an answer. [snip]
And let’s be honest: The Obama administration has been Morsi’s main enabler. U.S. officials have worked closely with him on economic development and regional diplomacy. Visiting Washington last week, Morsi’s top aides were touting their boss’s close contacts with President Obama and describing phone calls between the two leaders that led to the Gaza cease-fire.
Morsi’s unlikely role as a peacemaker is the upside of the “cosmic wager” Obama has made on the Muslim Brotherhood. It illustrates why the administration was wise to keep its channels open over the past year of post-revolutionary jockeying in Egypt.”
It is insensible to call Barack Obama the main Morsi enabler then to change the argument to state that “the administration was wise to keep its channels open” to the Muslim Brotherhood creeps. The problem is not open channels, but enabling.
Obama is enabling the Muslim Brotherhood creeps – that is the problem:
“Probably thinking he had America’s backing, Morsi overreached on Nov. 22 by declaring that his presidential decrees were not subject to judicial review. His followers claim that he was trying to protect Egypt’s revolution from judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak. But that rationale has worn thin as members of Morsi’s government resigned in protest, thousands of demonstrators took the streets and, ominously, Muslim Brotherhood supporters began counterattacking with rocks, clubs and metal pipes.
Through this upheaval, the Obama administration has been oddly restrained.”
Barack Obama is enabling the Muslim Brotherhood, undermining American interests, moving the world closer to conflagration – all while America sleeps and many Egyptians awaken, possibly too late to do much good:
“You need to explain to me why the U.S. reaction to Morsi’s behavior is so muted,” one Arab official wrote me. “So a Muslim Brotherhood leader becomes president of Egypt. He then swoops in with the most daring usurping of presidential powers since the Pharaohs, enough to make Mubarak look like a minor-league autocrat in training by comparison, and the only response the . . . [Obama administration] can put out is [Nuland’s statement].” This official wondered whether the United States had lost its moral and political bearings in its enthusiasm to find new friends.”
Egyptians who desired freedom and went into the streets during what was described by American fools as the “Arab Spring” are waking up to the fact that they have been used as pawns by the well organized campaign apparatus of the Muslim Brotherhood and its enablers such as Barack Obama. Some very few of us never drank the Hopium of the nightmare sold by Obama as the “Arab Spring”.
As a Pharaonic dictatorship grabs Egypt and the Iron Veil falls over the Middle East Barack Obama is lying about his role in the Arab nuclear winter to come. Ignatius dismantles the defense by Obama Hopium Guzzlers to our question “Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign?”:
“The administration’s rejoinder is that this isn’t about America. Egyptians and other Arabs are writing their history now, and they will have to live with the consequences. Moreover, the last thing secular protesters need is an American embrace. That’s surely true, but it’s crazy for Washington to appear to take sides against those who want a liberal, tolerant Egypt and for those who favor sharia. Somehow, that’s where the administration has ended up.“
Obama’s embrace of the anti-Mubarak demonstrations did not hurt the protestors so why is it possible to think that Obama demanding the ouster of Morsi is any different? It isn’t. A demand for Morsi to step aside would be welcomed by those in the Egyptian streets. Why won’t Obama demand Morsi leave and take the side of the Egyptian people? Why?
Ignatius is exactly right about what American policy should be:
“America will help the Arab world through this turmoil if it states clearly that U.S. policy is guided by its interests and values, not by transient alliances and friendships.”
In this instance American interests and values coincide with the Egyptian street. Why won’t Obama demand Morsi resign?
This past weekend Morsi tried an Obama style flim-flam by announcing his dictatorial decree is now muoot even as he issued a replacement decree which keeps in place the referendum on the draft constitution which will fully plunge Egypt into darkness.
American idiots who defend the Muslim Brotherhood because “after all they won the elections” don’t understand that the aim for Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood, as in the 1930s, is to use democratic means to destroy democracy.
Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have as their first priority the policy of “one vote, one time”. Once they rewrite the Egyptian constitution they will never cede power. The names of those holding power may change, but the seizure of power by Muslim extremists will be complete:
“CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt’s most prominent ultraconservative Muslim clerics had high praise for the country’s draft constitution. Speaking to fellow clerics, he said this was the charter they had long wanted, ensuring that laws and rights would be strictly subordinated to Islamic law.
“This constitution has more complete restraints on rights than ever existed before in any Egyptian constitution,” Sheik Yasser Borhami assured the clerics. “This will not be a democracy that can allow what God forbids or forbid what God allows.”
The draft constitution that is now at the center of worsening political turmoil would empower Islamists to carry out the most widespread and strictest implementation of Islamic law that modern Egypt has seen. That authority rests on the three articles that explicitly mention Shariah, as well as obscure legal language buried in a number of other articles that few noticed during the charter’s drafting but that Islamists insisted on including.
According to both supporters and opponents of the draft, the charter not only makes Muslim clerics the arbiters for many civil rights, it also could give a constitutional basis for citizens to set up Saudi-style “religious police” to monitor morals and enforce segregation of the sexes, imposition of Islamic dress codes and even harsh punishments for adultery and theft — regardless of what laws on the books say.
The spiraling crisis is threatening to turn into an outright fight for the identity of post-revolutionary Egypt, splitting the nation between those who want an Islamic state and those who oppose it, two years after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak.”
Barack Obama is on the side of those who support an Islamic state of Egypt. That is what Obama’s support of Morsi means. The Muslim Brotherhood will destroy democracy via democratic means:
“For Islamists, the constitution is the keystone for their ambitions to bring Islamic rule, a goal they say is justified by their large victory in last winter’s parliamentary elections. President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, has rejected opposition demands that he cancel a Dec. 15 nationwide referendum on the draft.”
Use democracy to destroy democracy – that happened in the 1930s. It’s happening now.
In January 2011, as the Iron Veil began to fall in Egypt, we warned against the gathering wolves. We quoted Hillary Clinton who saw the danger of using democracy to destroy democracy:
“Everything is falling apart in Egypt except for the wolves. The wolves are organized and running in packs. [snip]
Hillary Clinton understands the stakes and is fighting to keep the Iron Veil from falling:
“Democracy, human rights and economic reform are in the best interests of the Egyptian people,” she told ABC News.
“Any government that does not try to move in that direction cannot meet the legitimate interest of the people.” [snip]
“We want to see an orderly transition so that no-one fills a void, that there not be a void, that there be a well thought-out plan that will bring about a democratic participatory government,” Mrs Clinton told the “Fox News Sunday” programme.”
Hillary Clinton understands what must be done to hold the wolves at bay:
“She warned that the U.S. would not accept two alternatives as potential ends to the current crisis: “democracy of six months or a year and then evolving essentially into a military dictatorship” or – a scarier specter for American policymakers –what she described on NBC’s “Meet The Press” as “faux democacy like the elections we saw in Iran…where you have one election 30 years ago and the people stay in power and become less and less responsive to their people.” [snip]
“We want to see free and fair elections and we expect that that will be one of the outcomes of what is going on in Egypt right now,” Clinton said.”
“We do not want to see a change or a regime that would actually continue to foment violence or chaos — either because it didn’t exist or because it had a different view in which in which to pose on the Egyptian people,” she said.
That’s diplo-speak to say: Egypt and the Egyptian people must be protected from the wolves.
The wolves are gathering. The Iron Veil unfurls, ready to fall, and plunge us all into darkness.”
Since we wrote that a year ago, the wolves have been feasting in Egypt and America. In Egypt the danger is clear and becoming clearer every day:
“Egypt is Islamic, it will not be secular, it will not be liberal,” thousands of Morsi supporters chanted Friday after the funeral of two men killed in clashes earlier this week. Witnesses say the violence began when Islamists attacked an anti-Morsi protest camp outside the presidential palace.
“Bottom line, this is a struggle between ideologies — the Islamic ideology moving with a clear plan with public support, and the secularists,” said pro-Morsi demonstrator Khaled Omar, his head bandaged from Wednesday’s fighting. [snip]
The Brotherhood is “unleashing its gang chanting jihadi slogans, as if they are in a holy war against the infidels,” said businessman Magdi Ashri, who opposes Morsi. “Their agenda is to monopolize power in Egypt, whatever it takes.”
Egypt’s Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly debated the draft for months, until most liberal members — and all the Christian ones— walked out to protest what they called hard-liners’ railroading of the process.
Islamists rammed through approval of the final draft in an all-night session Nov. 30. Of the 85 members who voted, 80 percent were members of the Muslim Brotherhood or the ultraconservative movement known as Salafis, or their allies. [snip]
He said that by defining Egypt’s political system as “democracy and Shura” — the Islamic term for “consultation” — the draft prevents what he called an “American or European” democracy that “gives the power of legislation to people and not to God.”
Before liberals and Christians quit the panel, Islamists convinced them to allow a number of crucial clauses that solidified Shariah, either because of bargaining or because they didn’t realize the articles’ significance, he said.
“They didn’t understand it well at first,” he told the clerics, according to a full video of his speech posted on YouTube. “They only got it later and that’s why they said it was disastrous.”
Read the entire article to see how democracy is used to destroy democracy. See how fools vote to approve their own destruction then only too late they “get it”.
Also read Evan Hill’s report in The Atlantic about what is happening in the streets of Egypt as Egyptians awaken to see themselves surrounded by devouring wolves.
Egypt is waking up to the devouring wolves who use democracy to destroy democracy. In America the population sleeps and takes sleeping potions to sleep some more.
In 2008 Barack Obama and his pollutants used democracy to steal democracy during the “Democratic” primaries. In 2012 Barack Obama and his well organized army of thugs utilized race-baiting, fear and smear to win themselves a duplicitous victory. As we wrote on the Monday before election day:
“A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean that race-baiting as a political movement will end – character, not skin color will determine our choice in leaders. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean the American voter believes in accountability as to elected officials and not smear and fear slime tactics as practiced so dexterously in Chicago. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday means the American future is not the Greece present.
If Barack Obama wins on Tuesday all restraints on race-baiting, fear/smear politics, and unaccountable elected officials will get worse.”
Like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, like every flim-flam man in history, Barack Obama won. This does not mean it is a permanent victory.
If the Egyptian people can wake up it is possible that the American people will wake up – before it is too late. It’s a slim reed upon which to base our hopes for salvation – but this is the season of miracles isn’t it?