Here is video of GOP Rep. Allen West talking about the unwillingness on the part of many in our Government to face-up to the threat posed by Radical Islam today. West even points out that we have totally misunderstood the “Arab Spring,” which is actually a takeover of Egypt and other nations by the radical Islamists, like Mohamed Morsi, who frequently reminds critics about his Election victory – “Elections have consequences.” West further pointed out that is the same rhetoric we hear frequently from Barack Obama to justify his policies.
The new Islamist President of Egypt – Mohamed Morsi – who just granted himself dictatorial powers, has rambled on about the movie “The Planet of the Apes” in an interview he did with Time Magazine:
TIME: . . . . We can cooperate, we can integrate. As much as we can. How can we do that? I think leaders in the world have a great responsibility in this. Human beings can live together.
I remember a movie. Which one? Planet of the Apes. The old version, not the new one. There is new one. Which is different. Not so good. It’s not expressing the reality as it was the first one. But at the end, I still remember, this is the conclusion: When the big monkey, he was head of the supreme court I think — in the movie! — and there was a big scientist working for him, cleaning things, has been chained there. And it was the planet of the apes after the destructive act of a big war, and atomic bombs and whatever in the movie. And the scientists was asking him to do something, this was 30 years ago: “Don’t forget you are a monkey.” He tells him, “don’t ask me about this dirty work,.” What did the big ape, the monkey say? He said, “you’re human, you did it [to] yourself. “That’s the conclusion. Can we do something better for ourselves?
I saw it 30 years ago. That is the role of the art. This is the very important role of art. Gone with the Wind has been treating social problems. Five in Hell. That was the Arabic title. Five Americans working behind German lines and they were using primitive military devices. I think it was Charles Bronson or something like that. My hard disk still carries a few things! . . . Read More
Quick, somebody show Morsi “The Best Years of Our Lives,” maybe it will make him into a pro-American liberal.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 29, 2012
Egypt’s Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, is trying to quell criticism of his recent power grab by assuring his people that the absolute powers he granted himself are only temporary. Somehow, I don’t think they should be reassured:
UK TELEGRAPH: As at least one teenage protester was killed in clashes at a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters building in the northern of the country, and police continued to fight battles with protesters around Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sunday, Mr Morsi issued a statement stressing that the power seizure was only “temporary” and calling for political dialogue.
He also agreed to meet Egypt’s judges on Monday to negotiate a solution to the crisis. “The presidency reiterates the temporary nature of those measures, which are not intended to concentrate power,” the statement said.
“The presidency stresses its firm commitment to engage all political forces in the inclusive democratic dialogue to reach a common ground.”
Mr Morsi outraged opponents on Thursday, less than 24 hours after winning international praise for negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, by announcing that henceforth all his decisions would be beyond legal challenge.
He also unilaterally cancelled legal challenges to the committee drawing up a new constitution as well as to the upper house of parliament, both of which are dominated by his Muslim Brotherhood backers.
With no lower house of parliament until the new constitution is formed, this decree gave him stronger powers than those of his overthrown predecessor, Hosni Mubarak. . . . Read More
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, fresh off being the power-broker winner of the truce between Israel and Hamas has jumped at the chance to declare for himself sweeping powers in Egypt. Morsi has decreed that all of his Executive Orders since taking power in June of 2012 are law and cannot be overturned or repealed by anybody. Morsi is setting himself up as being above judicial oversight, and the move was criticized by some as a move to set himself up as “Egypt’s new Pharaoh.” Morsi has also exempted the Islamist dominated assembly writing a new Constitution from being subject to judicial review, paving the way for the imposition of Islamic Sharia Law through the new Constitution.
NBC NEWS: Opposition protesters in Egypt set fire to offices belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood on Friday after new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi awarded himself sweeping new powers. . . . Morsi decreed himself above the judiciary and exempted the Islamist-dominated constituent assembly writing Egypt’s new constitution from judicial review. . . . Read More
Egyptian Opposition Leader Mohamed ElBaradei tweeted:
Morsi today usurped all state powers & appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that cld have dire consequences— Mohamed ElBaradei (@ElBaradei) November 22, 2012
Here is video of Middle East expert Walid Phares reacting to news of a “Cease-Fire” between Israel and Gaza. The “Cease-Fire” began at 2 PM ET. Phares said the outcome makes new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi the big “kingmaker”, “peacemaker” in the region, with him being the big winner out of the entire ordeal. Israel depends on him to keep Hamas from launching rockets from Gaza, and as Phares said, Morsi “can now demand anything that he wants from the United States at this point and time.” Phares pointed out Morsi is the one who allowed missiles to go to Hamas in Gaza, and now he benefits by being the one who can stop them from being launched. What he will demand from the United States is “money,” according to Phares.
Uh, if you want to claim to be an impartial mediator, you have to try a little harder than this.
Muslim-Brotherhood dominated Egypt is holding itself out as an “honest broker” in trying to forge a truce between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza. But this report says an Egyptian official took reporters aside today and blamed Israel for all the trouble:
NEW YORK TIMES: While holding itself out as an honest broker for truce talks between Israel and Hamas over the Gaza conflict, Egypt’s new government sought on Monday to plunge into the battle over international public opinion on behalf of the Palestinian cause — an arena where the Israelis, more experienced in the world of the free press and democratic politics, have historically dominated.
In Egypt’s most concerted effort to win more global public support for the Palestinians, advisers to Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has been an outspoken supporter of Hamas, invited foreign correspondents in Cairo to a background briefing at which a senior Egyptian official sought to blame Israel for the conflict while at the same time maintaining Egypt’s role as an intermediary pressing both sides for peace. “We are against any bloodshed,” the official said repeatedly, arguing that Egypt sought stability and individual freedom for all in the region.
Speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid upsetting the talks with the Israelis, the Egyptian official argued that the West, which supports Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Gaza, was essentially blaming the victim. . . . Read More
The results of Barack Obama’s weakness and failed Middle East Foreign Policy continue to become evident. Now, the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, is dictating terms to the United States, telling us what we must do to have better relations with the Muslim World!
NEW YORK TIMES: On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.
A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mr. Morsi sought in a 90-minute interview with The New York Times to introduce himself to the American public and to revise the terms of relations between his country and the United States after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, an autocratic but reliable ally.
He said it was up to Washington to repair relations with the Arab world and to revitalize the alliance with Egypt, long a cornerstone of regional stability.
If Washington is asking Egypt to honor its treaty with Israel, he said, Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule. He said the United States must respect the Arab world’s history and culture, even when that conflicts with Western values.
And he dismissed criticism from the White House that he did not move fast enough to condemn protesters who recently climbed over the United States Embassy wall and burned the American flag in anger over a video that mocked the Prophet Muhammad.
“We took our time” in responding to avoid an explosive backlash, he said, but then dealt “decisively” with the small, violent element among the demonstrators.
“We can never condone this kind of violence, but we need to deal with the situation wisely,” he said, noting that the embassy employees were never in danger. . . . Read More
The Muslim Brotherhood now controls Egypt after their candidate – Mohamed Morsi – was declared the winner of recent Presidential Elections there. The Brotherhood’s rise to power follows the deposing of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with the help and support of the Barack Obama Administration. Shouts of “Allahu Akbar” filled Egypt’s Tahrir Square once the decision was announced. Now, of course, those who said the Brotherhood would never even field a candidate are saying there is no need to fear the radical Muslim group because the military is in firm control of Egypt in many ways. No worries.