Since 9/11 the West has created an incentive structure that actually rewards islamofascistic movements and regimes. The Egyptian voters paid attention and acted rationally.
On 9/11 2001 President Bush said "We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them."
The objective of Operation Infinite Justice was according to President Bush to make the Taliban "share in their (the terrorists') fate."
Actual US and Western policy however has never followed these principles.
US and Western policy vis-a-vis islamofascistic regimes and peoples has consisted of paying Danegeld (reconstruction aid) and ritualistic self-debasing submission.
The question shouldn't be "Who lost Egypt?" but "Why don't the Egyptians fear the consequences of an islamofascistic takeover? Why is deterrence failing?"
By not having a credible successor chosen 10 years ago.
By allowing (maybe even encouraging) raging corruption.
Posted by: lord garth ||
Mubarak simply forgot what had happened to Sadat.
Oct 7, 1981
Among the attackers were a lieutenant, an army major and four enlisted men. Three of these were killed by the other members of the military and the rest were arrested, later identified as Islamist nationalists, associates of Muslim Brotherhood operating under Islamic Jihad.
The group leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri was identified to have ties with al-Qaeda. He was imprisoned for three years, tried and subsequently expelled from Egypt. These Islamic radicals were offended by Sadat's peace-making efforts with Israel and accused him of apostasy and killed him on the day when he was celebrating his country's perceived victory over Israel.
I've been saying this to my cohort of friends and like-minded political acquaintances for 3 yrs now -- how did Obama pay for college & why won't he release his transcripts? I personnally think he claimed foreign exchange student status to get a grant. Which means he either lied and was actually an American citizen born in HI and de-frauded the U.S. Govt or, as the birthers contend - he is not an American citizen.
I was under the impression that a Presidential candidate had to be vetted by the FBI. That is not true. A Presidential candidate gets vetted by his party. In the case of Obama, the certification of Barack Obama and Joe Biden was done by the DNC. The document was signed by Nancy Pelosi and a signed by a public notary. That gives me some pause. The vetting process is only done through the political election process, the Party, and the news media if it chooses to do so. The assumption is that candidates are honorable men. We could get stuck with any jackass because of a lack of any thorough vetting that seeks to prove the candidate meets Constitutional requirements.
I thought he spent those 2 years at Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow and had Mansour al-Khahil buy the Columbia College sheepskin. I'm no Harry Reid but one of the professors in Moscow told me this. And now I am telling everyone.
Posted by: Jack is Back! ||