For those of you still operating under the assumption that the Obama administrations handling of the Middle East "Arab Spring" has in some way been for the purpose of driving the ideals of democracy to countries unfamiliar with it, think again.
It has always been curious to me that those governments and leaders somewhat friendly to Israel and the United States (i.e. Egypt) have been strongly encouraged by the Obama administration to step-down in order to let "democracy" take its course.
This, while those governments hostile to the U.S. and Israel have faced more of a hands off policy out of Washington (i.e. Syria), even as they slaughter their own people.
Further, the Obama administration has publicly offered the opinion that the Muslim Brotherhood, poised to assume considerable power in Egypt, is a secular and not terrorist organization. Nothing could be further from the truth of course.
Is this just part of some master plan from this President?
Or is it just an inexperience and naivete that could have dire consequences for the region and the world?
I think, conspiracy theorists aside, that the former may in fact be the case.
Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?
To quickly eliminate any misconceptions that may exist over what the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood are, the following statements are taken from its own literature.
The Muslim Brotherhood creed states the following: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
The Muslim Brotherhood mission in the United States: "A kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, sabotaging its miserable house with their [i.e., Americans'] hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
The Tipping Point: Embracing the Muslim Brotherhood
The article by Frank Gaffney Jr. at the Center for Security Policy is a must read analysis of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administrations handling of the crisis in the Middle East.
"The Obama administration chose the eve of the holiday marking our Nation's birth to acknowledge publicly behavior in which it has long been stealthily engaged to the United States' extreme detriment: Its officials now admit that they are embracing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan in Arabic). That would be the same international Islamist organization that has the destruction of the United States, Israel and all other parts of the Free World as its explicit objective..."
This must read article can be found at the Center for Security Policy here.