The Arab Spring in all its glory.
From MEMRI, video of a huge banner at an Egyptian soccer game that reads, “One Nation for a New Holocaust.”
Will the New York Times report this yearning for genocide upon the Jewish people?
Of course not. They are too deeply invested in a false narrative that posits a Jeffersonian Democracy in the Arab world led by cool, western-style bloggers and Tweeters.
Let’s rewind to Thomas Friedman and his, ahem, expert evaluation of the Egyptian Arab Spring:
“And, as we sit here today, the popular trend is not with the Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed, what makes the uprising here so impressive—and in that sense so dangerous to other autocracies in the region—is precisely the fact that it is not owned by, and was not inspired by, the Muslim Brotherhood.”
You know in my business, Hollywood, when a producer, writer, or director mounts one money-loser after another, their status is diminished because they do not have the pulse of the public. Thomas Friedman, who has been wrong about the Middle East 100% of the time, suffers no such consequences. The New York Times and his liberal fans continue to make believe that he knows what he’s talking about.
Of course, Friedman is the the man who characterized Israel as “Yad Vashem with an army.” A statement worthy of American Nazi David Duke.
Friedman’s meme is, of course, nonsense. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists control the Arab street and the body politic from Cairo to Tunisia.
Just the other day, to justify his gutting of the military, President Obama stated that “the tide of war is receding.”
This is, to use a clinical psychological term, magical thinking. Of course, our enemies will not cooperate in this fantasy. You do not wish away war anymore than you can wish away hate or the eternal march of genocidiers. Only power defeats power. It’s a never ending struggle that mutates from one generation to the next.
As America retreats from Iraq and Afghanistan, as Obama slashes defense spending to levels that will leave America and her allies prey to multiple transnational threats, the vacuums that we create—black political holes—will be filled by Turkey, Pakistan, Iran and a host of aggressive colonial Islamist players.