The following article was written by Stanley Zir, author and founder of Never Again Is NOW and has been reprinted here.
Egypt, beyond Obama
Stanley Zir, author
“Last week the White House called for the Egyptian military to surrender all power immediately to a soon-to-be elected new civilian government.” This White House statement marks a shift from its more ambiguous positions in which it sought to avoid publicly criticising the military regime that receives about $1.3bn a year in aid from the US.
This was due to a marked increase in pressure on the ruling generals. After days of protests on Tahrir Square, swelling crowds chanted, “leave, leave” and “the people want to bring down the field marshal,” referencing military leader Mohamed Tantawi who assumed power from Mubarak.
Washington appears to have withdrawn its support for the army to retain a significant political role after next week’s parliamentary elections. In the past, Washington had condemned the violence only in broad terms, angering many Egyptians by implying that the security forces and protesters were equally responsible. Our administration never publicly questioned the army’s oversight of the process nor its plan to retain significant political power for many months – possibly years to come ” click here But this time, even though the people in Tahrir Square do not trust Ganzouri, a throwback to the Mubarak regime, the United States threw its lot in with the new prime minister, Ganzouri, certain that Tantawi is not intent on staying in power.
What message is Obama trying to relay to the Egyptians as they go to the polls? One of confidence? That he stands for a new, free Egypt? You’d have a better chance of understanding his purpose by deciphering hieroglyphics. One moment Obama stands with the protesters, calling for the Egyptian military to surrender all power immediately to a new civilian government, and the next, he collaborates with the military, saying the new government must be empowered with sufficient authority to smoothly transition to democracy.
Even though this may sound confusing, Obama’s foreign policy follows a distinct pattern of behaviour when dealing with the uprisings in the Islamic world. His commitment to give support to those who are leading the uprising in the Arab Spring changes in direct proportion to those who are guaranteed to win.
- In Egypt, it was only until Obama knew that Mubarak would fall, that he announced to the world he was calling the people of Egypt to overthrow their oppressor. In this case he was not willing to support the perceived victim until the outcome appeared guaranteed.
What he never commits to is a policy that insists that a constitutional government be implemented that opposes Islamic tyranny, even if it is not the will of the victors. Obama manages to shuck his responsibility as the leader of the free world when it suits his purpose, proclaiming America will not interfere in the internal affairs of any nation in the Islamic world
- In Libya, he backed the rebels, not knowing who they were or what they stood for, but knowing there was a greater chance to overthrow the tyrant Ghadaffi with military support, making him the hero while ignoring the fact that the rebels would be forming an Islamic state at odds with the freedoms they’re fighting for.
- Iran, 2009, was the worst case scenario, when the people protested in the streets against Ahmadinejad’s rigged elections, Obama was silent. When it looked as though the protesters had no chance to effect regime change, he stood with Ahmadinejad , telling the protesters he would honour the Iranian sovereign authority by accepting the election results. What was his policy then? Not to anger the Islamic republic of Iran or the Islamic world? Here he justifies his cowardly action by using his “we must stay out of Islamic affairs.”
Now, what happened in Iran could happen in Egypt. In Charlie Rose’s November 22nd Interview of Naguib Sawiris, ( http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12005) co-founder of Free Egyptians, a liberal-secular political party, the guest spoke about the protest at Tahrir Square and Obama’s failed foreign policy toward Egypt. Sawiris said, “From the beginning, the army gave the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) too much lead; this is a tribal war and and they believe they are in power already. After a million people came to Tahrir Square, the Brotherhood said, ’Whoever thinks they can stop us will be buried alive.’“
When Sawriri was asked what he thought was the biggest mistake the US made in dealing with Egypt, Sawrisi replied ‚ “It was Obama’s just sitting and watching from the sidelines, and not being pro-active in any sense.” “While the Catholics finance the Brotherhood and Saudis finance individuals not with the government, no one sides with those against a religious state. Even other secularists are all too willing to work with the devil (MB) in order to form a new state. The devil eats them up‚ Sawiris stressed, “Here we are sitting, crying that no one is with us. There are many people, rich and poor, who do not want a religious state.“
Unfortunately, it looks as though Obama’s policies are capricious. Would he agree with the Egyptian people if they declare it is an inalienable right to choose Islamic tyranny through free elections?? If Obama does not declare what America stands against, then for what DO we stand, and with whom?
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OBAMA IS THE THREAT
Never Again Is Now has taken the lead in uniting the Jewish-American people in defense of Israel. As many of us know by now, Barak Hussein Obama is the Manchurian Candidate of our time and is an enemy of the American People and most likely an illegal alien. It is clear from his actions that Obama not only wants the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Egypt but that was his end-game for Egypt.
Obama is an extreme threat to our way of life and the security of the Middle East and must be removed from office. Failure to do so will plunge us into an apocalyptic style religious world war, if it hasn’t already.
More of Stanley Zir’s articles can be read at his website: http://www.neveragainisnow.net/