Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Oh My

UPDATE: From Walid Phares' Facebook page:

Islamists on defensive throughout Middle East
"The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are rising up in opposition to political Islam. Divisions reach from top leaders to the street.

Political leaders in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan have sided with the Egyptian military and secularists who backed the July 3 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

On the streets of Cairo over the weekend, mobs and snipers attacked Morsi supporters, forcing security forces accused of slaughtering the Islamists to stand between them and the mob. The violence in Egypt echoes similar, though less deadly, backlashes against a recently installed Islamic ruling party in Tunisia, and one in power since 2002 in Turkey."

Gulf nations split with West to back Egyptian military
"Efforts by the West to pressure Egypt’s new government to end its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood could be moot thanks to Saudi Arabia’s oil money – and whole-hearted backing of the military.

While the West calls for peace in Cairo, the Saudis are supporting Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, who led the ouster of Mohammed Morsi. The Kingdom has pledged to make up for any loss in foreign aid resulting from the military’s brutal crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood"
Unbelievable! You know, I used to be amazed at how quickly the Soviet Union crumbled and the Berlin Wall fell. This has the same feeling about it. But I'm not so sure about the sincerity of the House of Saud, tho. Only time will tell.

And in my ever-so-humble opinion, this all started with Gulf War I and II. All hail Bush Senior and Junior. And I should also put in a good word for Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the WWW, and the British Empire for making English a global language. Thanks to them, we can now communicate with people on the other side of the globe.

History is just one damned thing after another, and you just never know where it's going to lead. PS: I didn't know Berners-Lee was a Brit. I just learned that right now.
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...What's up with Pakistan?

Former Pakistani leader Musharraf charged with 2007 assassination of Bhutto

Was it because Bhutto was a woman, or was she just a threat to his dictatorship?

More here
"The former president was brought to a special anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi under tight security after his lawyers warned of threats to his life."

Pakistan has "anti-terrorism" courts? The world is changing. Never thought I'd see the day. I'll bet you he gets off.

And here.

Morsi and Musharraf. Both from yesterday, er, I mean the 7th century. The times, they are a changing.

And look at this!!!

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood’s leader

And, of course, we shouldn't forget Turkey, where there have already been massive protests against their Islamist government.

And on the home front:

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