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Thursday, February 3, 2011

No simple solutions

Egypt today

This latest episode in Egypt smells like the Iran of 1979.

 They couldn't wait to get rid of the Shah. Overjoyed they were with the prospects of Khomeini who promptly pursued the Iran-Iraq war. What they accomplished .... essentially trading one dictator for another who was even more ruthless. The country's been run by Mullah's who rule with and iron fist ever since. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is only a "puppet president" but is nonetheless dangerous, not to mention insane.

Sooner or later push will come to shove and Iran will be bombed. Either by us or Israel. Thousands of Iranians will most likely be killed.

Egypt should take another cold hard look at the situation before going off half cocked. 

Mubarak is no prize package but then again he certainly is no Saddam Hussein either. If the Muslim Brotherhood fills the vacuum all bets are off. 

A prelude of things to come

Muslim Brotherhood blames Israel for Egyptian unrest

No it ain't the Klu Klux Klan 

Mohammed Ghanem one of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt called on his country to stop pumping gas to Israel and prepare the Egyptian army to wage war against Israel.

In an interview on the Iranian television station al-Alam, Ghanem blamed Israel for supporting President Hosni Mubarak's regime but warned that neither the Egyptian police or army will be able to stop the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in the country and criticized Mubarak in the latest parliamentary elections of rigging the votes. While they have not come out vocally in the recent wave of anti-government protests, many believe they are purposely maintain a low profile until the time is right to attempt to take over the government.

Bottom line.

A Muslim could step on a nail and swear to Allah an Israeli put it there.


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