Egypt: If A Country of 80 Million People Falls And The Media Is Deaf, Does Anyone Hear?
Egyptians are estimating that Salafists will get five to ten percent in parliament which, when combined with the Brotherhood, could yield a majority.
Oh, and the Brotherhood's leader now says he wants Egypt to stop interfering with terrorists who want to cross the border and attack Israel. This was the situation in the early 1950s that led to an Israel-Egypt war, in the 1960s that led to Israeli incursions into Jordan, and in the 1970s that led to a 1982 Israeli war with Syria and the PLO in Lebanon.
The Salafists are already attacking Christians in Egypt and the government isn't defending the Copts at all. In the 1990s, the Salafists were those who assassinated secularists and attacked tourists.
Of course, we are being told that none of this will happen because Egypt wants U.S. aid money. Yet aid money didn't stop Iran from taking Americans hostage or the Palestinian Authority from rejecting peace with Israel and launching a terrorist war against Israel in 2000.
And what is the U.S. government's response?
QUESTION: Should we fear the Muslim Brotherhood?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I think we don’t know enough yet to understand exactly what they’re morphing into. And I’m – I mean, for me, the jury is out. There are some Islamist elements that are coming to the surface to Egypt that I think on just the face of it are --
QUESTION: Coming out of jails, in fact.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Coming out in jails, coming out of the shadows that are inimical to a democracy, to the kind of freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of conscience that was the aspiration in Tahrir Square.
Those people coming out of jails are openly holding joint meetings and demonstrations with the Muslim Brotherhood. I know it, why doesn't she know it? And when will the U.S. government see the danger of the Brotherhood? After it takes power and starts down the road to war with Israel and open enmity to the United States?
But Clinton isn't that stupid. She's stuttering so much because she has to follow the president's political line, and that is very stupid indeed. And much worse, it is very dangerous.
Yet there's no alarm going off about what's going to happen in Egypt in September? Don't say I didn't warn you.