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Mubarak is back

Mubarak is back

He was acquitted of corruption charges. Somehow I doubt that would have happened but for the non-coup coup.

The most recent reports are that he will be released within 48 hours.

Remember, Obama told Mubarak to leave “yesterday” rather than allow the 9 month transition Mubarak was suggesting. It was an error we criticized at the time because the only political party at the time with the organization to win an election was the Muslim Brotherhood. The more secular and civil elements of society did not have time to make up for lost ground, and the rest is history.

The anti-democratic MB won the elections and proceeded to act like everyone predicted.

Now we’re almost back to square one.

Updates to follow.

The Sinai continues to spin out of control, with 24 Egyptian policemen killed in an ambush near the Gaza border, which Egypt has now closed. There are reports they were executed:

Don’t be surprised if Egypt ends up attacking Gaza, which the MB now uses as a safe haven and also is the home to even more extremist Islamist groups.

Anyone following closely has known for a while that the threats by Obama and the EU were empty because the Gulf states already pledged to make it up to Egypt, but this is being treated as news:


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Those of us tied to reality predicted this.

The Collective, ever chained to delusions, hailed “The Arab Spring” as literally a new thing under the sun…an organic, spontaneous movement by Islamic nations toward democracy because…Facebook.

And we said, “How many will die for this stupid denial of reality?”. We don’t know yet. The counter is still rolling.

    walls in reply to Ragspierre. | August 19, 2013 at 9:17 am

    You can’t jump from the 8th century to the 21st century overnight ….

      Browndog in reply to walls. | August 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Say what you want, it seems to me the Egyptians are far more politically astute than Americans.

      Fully aware of each step Morsi took to consolidate power, and institute sharia.

      Though they are only 10% of the population, the Egyptian people not only noticed the persecution of Christians, but condemn it.

      Weigh that against the average knucklehead walking the streets in America.

        Valerie in reply to Browndog. | August 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

        I read that there are half a million Egyptian military trained in the US by now, with substantial numbers of their adult, civilian children schooled here. Certainly there is evidence on Twitter that they have strong ties to us, and that they pay attention to everything our politicians say (interestingly, they ignore the news from Iran). We have already seen an entire country recognize and turn out to get rid of an incipient tyranny. We may yet see something else new.

        Chem_Geek in reply to Browndog. | August 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        “Weigh that against the average knucklehead walking the streets in America.”

        Or the common denizen of this very comment board, who would likely gleefully cheer on the persecution of Muslims in America.

      mzk in reply to walls. | August 19, 2013 at 10:55 am

      There’s been a lot happening there between then and today. British rule, for example. Nasser’s somewhat Communist system.

      The only thing all rulers had in common is training the people to hate Israel.

No matter who takes charge in Egypt the Copts will always remain second class citizens.

I’m not fretting over it seeing as anti Jewish sentiment is a major component of Coptic belief, I’m just saying that islam treats every non-muslim as less than equal. That is why muslim dreck (human refuse), and they are all dreck, do not respect the people and laws of the countries to which they emigrate.

The only way to please muslims is to provide each one a goat to sodomize, a boy to play with and a daughter to honor murder.

Attack Gaza? But doesn’t the so-called “Global Community” believe it is occupied by Israel? The same “Global Community” that thinks Jerusalem is a “settlement” where we are building 800 homes?

Clear evidence that the “Global Community” inhabits another dimension. Probably Wagner’s.

Henry Hawkins | August 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I hold great fear for the well-being of Israel, because the current chaotic realignments and turmoil all over the Middle East, of course, but also because here in America, the 2014 and 2016 elections lie just over the horizon, and I am worried that the inept, anti-Israel Obama foreign policy team, fearing congressional losses and seeking to bolster administration support among American voters, will pull some boneheaded military action in the region that harms Israel – perhaps considered by them a secondary benefit.

    Browndog in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Yea, but on the other hand, Israel remains a rock.

    To your point, it’s as if Obama looked over the map of the Middle-East, and noticed something wasn’t on fire, and directed his Secretary of State to stir up trouble restart peace talks.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Browndog. | August 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Benghazi taught me that this administration, as C-in-C, in wartime would be a catastrophe waiting to happen, either by incompetence or by design.

      In Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama merely took over ongoing operations for which the planning and implementation were already set. Can you imagine a war declared, planned, and fought entirely by the Obama team? They’d use the infantry to attack Cuba and the Navy to attack Mongolia.

Headlines are that Egyptian generals plan to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood tomorrow.

Would that the Muslim Brotherhood be outlawed here.

    Bruno Lesky in reply to Bruno Lesky. | August 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Help me out — who for what reason doesn’t want the MB outlawed here in the US?

    I might not be reading the right news reports.

    The reports I read are that MB is dedicated to the overthrow of the US. “Soft jihad” is what it’s called (e.g. replacing the US Constitution with sharia law, etc.).

    I voted against the “thumb up down” voting because if you disagree with a post it’s honorable to say why.

    Or if you agree, you are encouraged to contribute to the conversation.

Things are well beyond the tipping point.

What I mean to say is, if this isn’t an occasion for the first time someone should receive a second Nobel Peace Prize, well, then, all hope and change is lost.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to LukeHandCool. | August 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Unfortunately, the award of his first so tainted the prize, the unprecedented award of a second is rendered meaningless.

Mubarak should never have been imprisoned. That Obama abetted his ouster is a disgrace to America, dishonoring his several decades as a faithful ally. Remember there were three major wars involving Israel & Egypt in the 20 years before Sadat made peace – for which he was murdered by the MB. Mubarak kept the peace and stability, we never had an Egyptian crisis until Obama pulled the rug out from under him.

More triumphs of Smart Diplomacy™! I would say our next President owes the world an apology, but most of it was as gaga over the Clown Prince of Buffoonery and Corruption as the Low Information Voters, parasites, and America-haters here who elected him twice.

Henry Hawkins | August 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I think ‘paid employee’ describes Mubarak better than ‘faithful ally’.

BannedbytheGuardian | August 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Egyptians don’t have cafes so I never had to choose any side. Nor do they have any cuisine to boycott .

Ob la e ob la da .

( I followed this whilst on theGuardian so I would be interested to see how they are taking this . No I am not – life is too short even for schadenfreude ) .

Carry On Up The Nile . On with the show!

The handiwork of Obama and his idiot co-contrivance, Hillary Weiner Clinton.

Does that mean Mubarak flew over the coup-coup’s nest?

Not to be confused with our own rather coup-coup(-or-not, it all depends upon what “is” is) Narcissist-in-Chief…