Ancient Times:Egypt is one of the richest and one of the poorest countries in the world. It is blessed by some of the gentlest Peoples on this earth and is also cursed with others who are bent on destroying secular Egypt and the Western World. Egypt’s past has left it the legacy of its Pharaohs and some of the riches they once had and many of the monuments they built. The Pharaohs built one of the longest lasting, mostly peaceful civilizations the earth has ever seen. Egypt was truly self-sufficient and was supported by the fertile Nile valley with ample water being supplied by the Nile River. This was a period where Egypt was ruled by some of the greatest rulers ever such as Ramses II who build magnificent structures such as those that still stand in Abu Simbel. The modest earthly possessions of King Tut are a tease for our imagination as to what treasures the great Pharaohs such as Ramses, Seti and others must have amassed during their reigns.
From the greatness of the Pharaohs, Egypt declined as a result of invasions by the Romans, the Persians, the Byzantines, the Ottoman Empire, the French, and finally the British rule that lasted until 1923. The British continued meddling in the affairs of the “independent” Egypt and the Egyptian King Farouk was sufficiently inept that the country was ripe for a revolution which occurred in 1952 and which ushered in the current Egyptian Republic. The new government was and remains in control by military leaders that included General Naguib, Abdul Nasser, Anwar Sadat, and today, President Mubarak. Nasser was a communist who quickly sided with the Soviets and expelled the British. Nasser was also jealous of the “middle” class that thrived somewhat under the King so he nationalized all of their holdings and centralized economic control. The saddest part of his reign was that he sold the soul of Egypt, the Nile Valley, to the Soviets in exchange for arms and the building of the Aswan Dam. The dam virtually destroyed the production capabilities of the once great Nile Valley by stopping the flooding that replenished the valley’s top soil and leached the crop killing salts left by a lack of flood leaching. To make matters worse, Nasser racked up so much debt with the Soviets that even today the Egyptian currency is still not traded on foreign exchange markets and is controlled. Most of Egypt’s citrus crops go to pay off the Soviets which leave little influx of foreign currency into the nation. The only saving grace was that the “legacy of the Pharaohs” spawned a tremendous tourist industry. Tourism is the single largest industry in Egypt and is supported directly or indirectly by the entire population.
When Anwar Sadat succeeded Nasser in 1967, it was the beginning of positive change in Egypt as far as the west was concerned. Sadat hated what the Soviets had done to his homeland and expelled them in 1972 and created an alliance with the US. Initially Sadat tried to regain some of the Sinai territory that had been lost through a series of battles with Israel but by 1977, a war tired Egypt had enough of conflict. Imagine that from 1945 to 1972, there was no money spent on infrastructure in Egypt at all. In Cairo alone, there were 10,000 blackouts a day and telephone service was almost nonexistent. Sadat was ready to rebuild his country. Unfortunately he was one of the two pawns in an international chess game of bringing peace between Egypt and Israel. Sadat made a historic trip to Israel in 1977 that set the stage for the peace treaty in 1979 and his eventual assassination in 1981 by the Muslem Brotherhood, specifically. The period between 1977 and 1979 was laced with international pressure on Sadat. On the one side, the Carter Administration wanted him to negotiate and sign a peace treaty regardless of the cost to Egypt. The US went so far as to cut off funding by the World Bank to Egypt until Sadat agreed to the treaty. On the other side, since Egypt was the only Arab country with any real population base and no other means of self-support, the rich Arab countries “paid” Egypt to fight against their mortal enemy, Israel as their surrogate. The Arab nations cut off funding to Egypt when Sadat began to make overtures of peace with Israel. So, Sadat was losing World Bank support, support from Arab nations, and yet he had to try to feed a nation of 60 million people without any oil or any other commodity to sell to the world markets. The army by then was in rags and ammunition was scarce. He could not have survived an Israeli attack if one had been made. He signed the peace treaty with Israel knowing he was probably signing his own death warrant which was carried out in 1981. His death ushered in the current President Mubarak who lacked the charisma of a Sadat but had the hardness of a Nasser. It is worth noting that President Mubarak was one of the 28 persons wounded in the fatal attack on President Sadat. That same attack not only took the life of President Sadat but 10 others including the Cuban ambassador, a Omani general, and a Coptic Orthodox bishop.
Mubarak’s past 30 years was supported by the US and the Western world which kept Egypt an ally of the US and a non-combatant with Israel. Egypt was seen as the moderate Arab nation in the Middle East, unless you lived there. About 1-2% of Egypt’s population was radicalized starting as far back as 1928 when the Muslim Brotherhood was started by the Islamic scholar and Sufi schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna. The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood organization was to install Islamic Republics across the entire Middle East and expel all Western influence. Since 1928, Bahrain, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Algeria, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia, and Libya have seen the Muslim Brotherhood establish overt and covert operations on their soil. If the MB can radicalize all 15 nations plus Egypt, the creation of a Pan Islamic Middle East will be realized. What you probably do not know is that the MB is putting down roots in the United States with efforts that began in 1960.
According to reports compiled from the trial evidence in the US vs Holy Land Foundation and released by the “Nine Eleven Finding Answers Foundation”, NEFA, the stated goal of the US Muslim Brotherhood organization is:
“Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic state wherever it is.”
The Definition of “settlement” by the MB in the US was defined as:
“The process of settlement (of Islam in the United States) is a “Civilization-Jihadist” process with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that all their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” their miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who choose to slack.”
So, when you hear or read the Progressive Left’s explanations that the Muslim Brotherhood is this gentile organization trying to help the ignorant West understand and accept Islam, be forewarned. The MB is an organized radical Islamic organization with one goal, eliminate the “West” by replacing it with Islamic Republics.
The MB was handed Egypt on a silver platter by President Obama. Obama’s Cairo speech was a repudiation of Western Culture which opened the door that the MB is now walking through. In the early part of his speech, Obama said:
“I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
The MB could only have interpreted this to mean that the US will accept Islam, period. We do not share any common principles with Islam, much less with regards to justice, progress, tolerance and dignity.
Justice; MB embraces Sharia Law which is the antithesis to Western Law.
Progress; the MB only supports fundamental Sunni Islamic beliefs which does not embrace any forms of social progress, the furtherance of individual, gender, or racial rights and basically seeks to maintain status quo as defined in the Qur’an.
Tolerance; the MB and Islam has zero tolerance for any other religion or culture that they deem contrary to their religion.
Dignity; the MB and Islam do not recognize the right of non believers to exist so to say that we share the same perception of dignity for all human beings is ludicrous at best.
So basically, Obama said to the MB, we will remain subservient to your goals and aspirations in recognition of our shortcomings. “I know there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear: no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.” So, the US has been “dictating” the type of government various countries have to adopt and he will not tolerate such imposition. The MB then can only take this to mean that they have a blank check to pursue the conversion of Arab Republics into Islamic Republics. Why not, Obama said that he would not impose any system of government on other nations. Too bad the MB does not take that same position!
Egypt will be the first pawn to fall to the MB since the Cairo speech. Unrest in Jordan, Tunisia, Sudan, Palestine and others that make up the 16 nation MB core, will follow shortly if the US and the West do not step in. The news media reports that 250,000 protesters are involved in the current Egypt protests. Keep this in perspective; there are 80,000,000 people in Egypt which means that the protesters comprise a meager .3125% of Egypt’s population. This same percentage of protesters was seen in Iran but Obama and the US basically sided with the Islamic Republic over its citizens. This same Islamic Republic views gay behavior as a capital offence and has executed many of it gay citizens. But is Egypt’s Mubarak worse?
Egypt appears to be destined to turn its back on its once great heritage and yield to Islamic Fundamentalists. The State ceases to exist under an Islamic Republic type of regime. Egypt’s demise may well be just the first of many more Middle Eastern nations to fall. We all witnessed the fall of the once great Persian Nation of Iran. It is not farfetched to apply Iran’s to Egypt…