The United States government stopped a big chunk of its aid to Egypt because it ousted its Islamist government and cracked down on the Jihadi Muslim Brotherhood that backs him.
We are “warming relations” with the terrorist Islamic thugs in Iran, based on a smile and a toned-down stream of rhetoric.
If one didn’t know better, one might be tempted to conclude the United States government is siding with the murderous, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti freedom, anti-West Islamists.
The Obama Administration’s argument seems to be that our rules say that we officially frown on a democratically elected head of state being ousted by a military coup; which sounds reasonable. However, the situation with Egypt is one of those exceptions that proves the rule.
In this case, the Egyptian army overthrew the “democratically elected” member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist backer of international terror seeking to envelope the world in the dark cloud of sharia law.
I don’t care if he was democratically elected and neither should the United States. He and his backers are the bad guys.
Sometimes, the people of a country are so deluded or so brainwashed, that they don’t know what’s in their own best interest. And, if they represent a threat to us and/or our friends, the fact that they’ve elected an evildoer should be what drives our response and not the fact of the election itself alone.
Remember, Hitler was also democratically elected.
Some in Israel are concerned that this unwise U.S. decision could jeopardize the tenuous peace between Israel and Egypt, to which billions of U.S. military aid is tied, Associated Press reports. Some are concerned that slashing our aid could “even prompt Egypt to retaliate against Israel,” AP reports.
The Israeli and Egyptian armies are both fighting extremist Jihadi groups in the Sinai Peninsula, near Israel’s border, AP reports, adding Israeli security officials insist relations are “stronger than ever.”
Others, however, are alarmed by the possibility that the “punitive” aid cutoff is “a mistake that will weaken America’s influence in a volatile Middle East and harm the strategic alliance between Egypt, the U.S. and Israel,” according to the AP.
Israelis and Egyptians are both reportedly wondering whose side the U.S. president is on, and I can’t help thinking that either he’s on the wrong side in the contest between good and evil, or he has a Haman whispering in his ear.
That’s a reference to the biblical story of Esther.
Look it up.
In its statement, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said Cairo wants to maintain good relations with Washington, but will make it’s own domestic decisions. It also said Egypt will find ways to “to secure its vital (national security) needs” — “a thinly veiled threat that it would shop elsewhere for arms and military hardware.”
I can see this one, boneheaded move, undoing more than 30 years of fragile peace in one of the most volatile international neighborhoods and altering the balance of power, assuming Russia would be the place to which the Egyptians would turn. And that, as they say, would not be good for the Jews or anyone else who loves life and freedom.
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