To the editor:
Someone can be excused for falling off a cliff if they did not know it was there. However, when you can see it clearly and there are signs all over the place warning you, that person is obviously clueless, no excuses.
It is reported that Egypt's new president ordered the dissolved Islamist-led parliament on Sunday to reconvene until a new one was elected, challenging the authority of the military generals who had dismissed the assembly based on a court ruling.
In my previous letters to the editor I pointed out that the Obama administration appears to be clueless when it comes to the Arab Spring and Egypt's revolution.
On Nov. 3, 2011, I opined that, "What I see is this: The Islamists are using NATO and the United States to do their job for them. We are being played for fools! We are assisting them in removing the obstacles that prevented them from controlling Egypt, Tunisia and Libya."
On Nov. 30, 2011 I opined that, "Here we go again! No Clue Administration! It is reported that the White House on Nov. 22 called for an end to the "deplorable" violence in Egypt and said elections there must go forward. As I alluded to in a previous letter to the editor, Egypt is headed for Islamist rule.
This means that rather than a stabilizing force in the Middle East, Egypt will be transformed into an anti-U.S. country that aids our enemies in the region. Who needs new enemies when you can make your own out of old friends?"
Well, why is it that the Obama administration with all the evidence in front of them and in plain sight continues to act as if they have "no clue"?
Why does it matter? Unless you have your head in the sand for most of your life, it is as plain as the nose on your face. The Islamists' have one thing in mind for us. Total control. Who stands in their way? Israel and the West primarily. Islamist control of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza emboldens them to attempt to attack Israel and Western interests. Add Iran into the equation and you have a high likelihood of the United States going to war. And, I am not taking about a PC one.
The election of Mohamed Mursi as the country's new president and the recent scenes in Tahrir Square show that Egypt is heading for an Islamist model, writes Galal Nassar in the Al-Ahram Weekly.
"It is important to bear in mind that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a national movement. It is a transnational movement, par excellence. It has branches throughout the Islamic world, and it operates with a mentality not dissimilar to Leninism. Therefore, the Brotherhood's control over Egypt, when combined with the prospect of their solidarity with their "brethren" elsewhere, could have enormous repercussions for the region and the world."
Is anyone listening?