Seraphic Secret is fascinated by the internal contradictions which characterize the Muslim Brotherhood’s current power grab in Egypt, and America’s sudden lack of interest in the so-called Arab Spring.
It was not too long ago that Hosni Mubarak was scorned as a new Egyptian Pharaoh. He was deposed by an uneasy alliance of naive students, secular Marxist/Socialists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Barack Hussein Obama’s acquiescence. The New York Times assured its oh-so-sophisticated readers that this was the dawn of a new Arab democracy movement, with Thomas Friedman singing the praises of Egyptian cell phone and Facebook users. As if going digital were a sign of Jeffersonian enlightenment.
Those of us who actually have some experience with the Arab Muslim world warned that the so-called Arab Spring was, in fact, a Jihadist triumph. But we were called anti-democratic because the Egyptian people voted, and how can one argue with a majority?
Of course, a lynch mob is also a majority, but it’s still a lynch mob.
Meanwhile, Barack Hussein Obama decided to throw Mubarak to the dogs, and back the Muslim Brotherhood’s consolidation of Islamist rule.
Obama then called upon Morsi/Egypt/Muslim Brotherhood to serve as the nerve center for a Gaza-Israeli cease fire. In effect, Obama appointed the Muslim Brotherhood, a Jew-hating, genocidal organization, to be the watchdog of Hamas, a Jew-hating, genocidal organization.
This, I suppose, is an example of Obama’s smart power in action.
Then, a funny thing happened. As soon as Obama invested Morsi with unprecedented power and status, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood made a power grab that makes Mubarak look like George McGovern.
Now, we have Egyptian riots and counter-riots.
The Facebook and Twitter kids, so beloved by the NY Times, are once again Facebooking and Tweeting.
Or maybe not so much this time around.
And — what a shock — women are being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square by Egyptian rioters.
1) Is this another Arab Spring?
2) Is Obama going to abandon Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood?
3) If not, why is this Arab Spring different from all previous Arab Springs?
4) Why does the American tax payer continue to pour one billion dollars a year into the utterly corrupt and dysfunctional Egyptian economy?
5) Finally, why is Barack Hussein Obama silent in the face of the Egyptian people’s rise against a new pharaoh whose next move will be to institute shariah law?
It’s true: Mubarak was a son of a bitch. But he was our son of a bitch.
Mohammed Morsi is the MB’s son of a bitch.
And at this very moment, Mohammed Morsi is in the process of making Obama and the American people his bitch.