No Signs of Intelligence
By Daniel Greenfield – February 11, 2011
After the CIA director began reporting intelligence he obtained from his TV set and the Director of Intelligence claimed the Muslim Brotherhood was a secular organization, it’s obvious that there isn’t a trace of intelligence in the Obama Administration.
To recap Obama’s foreign policy triumphs, he snubbed England, tried and failed to intimidate the little country of Honduras, picked a fight with Israel over some houses in Jerusalem, tried to budge China on its currency and got nowhere, got played by Russia on the START treaty and now helped overthrow a pro-American government in order to replace it with an anti-American government. It seemed impossible that anyone in the White House could ever top Carter—but Barack Hussein Obama has done it in only 2 years. What he will do in his remaining time doesn’t bear thinking about.
Mere HER i Canada Free Press.
Egypt’s party ends
Self-interested guests egged host on. The hangover will be brutal
By Ezra Levant – February 13, 2011
Congratulations to Egyptians, whose 82-year-old dictator, Hosni Mubarak, resigned on Friday.
Congratulations to their new dictator, 75-year-old Gen. Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Military Council.
Congratulations to Al Jazeera, the satellite news channel owned by the Arab dictator of Qatar. Al Jazeera didn’t just cover the street protests in Egypt, they openly encouraged them. Al Jazeera was against Mubarak because he was an ally of the U.S. and kept peace with Israel.
Mere HER i The Toronto Sun.
Egypt: Steady As She Goes
by Srdja Trifkovic – February 11th, 2011
“Finally We are Free”Beware the Neocon Advocacy of Egyptian Democracy
Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has announced that President Hosni Mubarak was stepping down from the office of president of the republic “and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country.” In other words, the Army has taken over. This is the least bad outcome on offer right now, and certainly not the one suggested by President Obama, Vice President Biden, or the Department of State over the past few days.
Mere HER i Chronicles Magazine. Link til endnu en artikel af samme forfatter, Egypt: The Realist Scenario, her. Og Haaretz om Mubaraks exit:
Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation
February 11, 2011
Radical Islam will be result of U.S. push for democracy, Mubarak told Israel’s Ben-Eliezer during a phone call on Thursday.
Mere HER i Haaretz.
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Reflections on Hosni Mubarak’s Resignation
by Daniel Pipes – February 11, 2011
Long gone are Egypt’s revolutionary days of the 1950-60s, when Gamal Abdel Nasser dominated Middle Eastern politics by stirring the Arabic-speaking masses, forming unions with other countries, starting wars, exporting ideologies and songs, and deftly maneuvering between superpowers. So too have the hopes of the 1970s vanished – Anwar El-Sadat’s economic opening, American alliance, and a peace treaty with Israel.
Egypt’s turbulence of the prior thirty years wound down when Hosni Mubarak ascended to office in 1981. His rule began on a positive and calming note. I dubbed him “Mayor of Egypt” in tribute to his focus on traffic flyovers and other infrastructure, rather than on grand gestures of war and peace.
Mere HER hos Daniel Pipes.