Muslim Democracy? PANIC!!!
One of the myths bought by Americans and Muslims alike is that it is the U.S. goaded by AIPAC that is allowing Israel to abuse the Palestinians. See the comment by Netanyahu featured in the latest AIPAC (below).
The truth of the matter is that the greedy Muslim dictators in that area have been using the U.S. as their cover for profits garnered from the abuses of the Palestinians and their own people. See the range of funds from our U.S. foreign aid budget: #1 Israel, #2 Egypt, etc., etc.
The panic here is multiple — no more big U.S. bucks, no more excuses for abuses of the Palestinians — and other Muslims by their own greedy dictators.
If you check with your neighbors — I live in the Upper West Side of Manhattan — you will discover that Jews as well as the rest of us are deeply distressed by the Israeli excesses. And Bibi looks a bit scared that his game may be up with the Mubarak out of there:
“Israel Concerned Egypt May Fall to Islamic Extremists” (Bibi)
“Israel is keeping a close eye on developments in Egypt.
The recent mass protests in Egypt have caused the Israeli government to reassess its security needs as Egypt may fall to Islamic extremists opposed to the existence of the Jewish state, the Associated Press reported. “In a state of chaos, an organized Islamic group can take over a country. It has happened. It happened in Iran,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “A takeover of oppressive regimes of extreme Islam violates human rights, grinds them to dust … and in parallel also pose a terrible danger to peace and stability.” More…
Wow! Bibi concerned with peace and human rights? A new day?
The positives that may emerge from this chaos are that we may actually see some democracy in some of the Muslim nations — looks like their greedy dictators are as nervous as Bibi.
Needless to say caring people such as Obama may be wrestling to find the right way to go. And he will have to cope with the Sarahs and Randys who live in their respective dream lands. Will a few sane Republicans wake up to this new day — or many Democrats as well. Habitual propaganda is hard to shake.
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed Kent [blind copies]