Saturday, February 12, 2011
Ahmadinejad: Egyptian protests herald new Mideast, yes but whose version?
Live feed as Egypt cleans up and gets on with the business of building their Democracy
FIRST there was shock that Israel's most important ally in the region was facing an uprising that threatened to sweep away 30 years of stability. Iran's president said Friday that Egypt's popular uprising shows a new Islamic Middle East is emerging, one that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims will have no signs of Israel and US"interference. Ahmadinejad: Egyptian protests herald new Mideast It is a sign of a new Middle East but it started a long time ago and in what form it manifests itself will take years and years to shape.
US, Israel will soon exit Middle East: Ahmadinejad
Boy is he wrong!
We have been shoring up the Dictator's in the Middle East for years. We turned our heads as to their abuse of their people as long as they supported us and did our bidding. For now the Egyptian people seem to have won and are very happy. All they want now is Democratic elections to elect the leader they want in their new Democracy. I hope it works out that way.
Egypt's Defense Minister Muhammad sayyid tantawi is head of the Higher Military Council that now has control of Egypt. We have strong ties with Egypt's military regime so this sounds pretty good for us. Switzerland announced immediately that they were freezing all Mubarak's and his families assets. Makes me wonder if securing them is one of the reasons Mubarak was holding on.
The rest of the Dictators in the Middle East have to be very worried about these developments. They just begin with Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Iran is on the list too but those poor people found out the hard way that their Dictators are willing to imprisoned and kill them all in order to keep their fascist agenda on line.
In closing: Bush's intention in attacking Iraq was to get our military back in the Middle East to help Israel establish a safety zone, create a new middle east (dis)order as God told him to, and to establish a permanent middle east presence. I was very concerned that this entire mess in the middle east would take on a life of its own We freed Iran up to instigate for their new order by eliminating Saddam who kept them contained.
The middle east is exploding as we long said it would and anti Israeli anti US forces are trying to use it to their advantage. Israel is nervous as they should be with all their hedging at a real 2 state solution. Across the Arab world, people living under the thumb of repressive leaders are rising up against the rulers who once seemed omnipotent. It is no coincidence these were all American allies! They are not quite sure what they want. But from North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, they know they want change. And their wrath and their courage are creating a new form of Arab unity.
The goal since we went back into the Middle East has been to see whose version of a new middle east order will prevail. I have faith it will not be Persian Iran's version and not ours but rather a free and Democratic Arabian version whatever shape that may take.