Sunday, April 07, 2013

Chaos Rules in Obama's New Egypt

Springtime for Fanatics, Winter for Secular Muslims, Minorities

The Obama administration's betrayal and abandonment of Hosni Mubarak, a loyal ally of the United States who kept the peace with Israel and suppressed the clerical fascist menace for three decades, has backfired horribly. 

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History repeats, or, at the very least, "rhymes," as Mark Twain said. Egypt is the new Iran; Obama, the new Carter. The United States and its allies--and the Iranian people--are still paying the price for Carter's craven and cynical attempt to jump aboard the Islamist bandwagon. Similarly, Obama's overt support of rightwing political Islam under cover of democracy promotion is an absolute disaster.