THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
March 19, 2012
[Note: Another attempt to establish a NAFTA corridor is underway with a highway program called “Port-to-Plains Corridor” that will cover over 2300 miles and serve Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. Fabio Angell, economic development director for the City of Del Rio port of entry stated: “We serve as a key link between the English-speaking North and Spanish-speaking South within NAFTA and beyond.”
An example of the secular media’s attacks upon public expression of faith is their critique of Denver Bronco’s quarterback Tim Tebow. It reminds one of a quote attributed to C.S. Lewis; “The modern world insists that religion be a purely private affair, then shrinks the area of privacy to the vanishing point.” Tebow’s life is a great prolife example. When his mother Pamela was critically ill as a missionary in Southeast Asia, her doctors encouraged her to abort the child in her womb to save her life. She refused, and Tim was born!
An example of the radical left's lack of respect for the U.S. Constitution can be seen in a recent remark by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Time magazine (February 20) reported that on Egyptian al-Hayat television, she said they should look at South Africa's constitution as a model that embraces human rights, and she remarked: "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a new constitution in the year 2012."]
At the beginning of Part 8 of this series I referred to the activities of the Power Elite (PE) member George Soros and the global financial crisis that is coming. Matthew Vadum in the Capital Research Center’s Organization Trends (March 2012) recounts that Soros has described himself as “some kind of little god” and that the financier recently told Newsweek: “In the crisis period, the impossible becomes possible.” Vadum explains that “for years Soros has longed for an opportunity to transform America into a Socialist state…. He has said that European-style Socialism ‘is exactly what we need now’ and favors American decline.”
At the end of Part 9 of this series, I referred to the “accidental” burning of the Koran by American soldiers and how it inflamed Afghan Muslims. On March 12, an American sergeant, who earlier had a traumatic brain injury, went on a rampage killing 16 Afghan women and children. This is also guaranteed to inflame the Afghans, and follows a video posted in January showing U.S. soldiers urinating on the corpses of Afghan insurgents, and the November conviction of another American soldier (ringleader of a rogue “kill team”) charged with murdering Afghan civilians just for the fun of it! Following the March 12 murderous rampage by the American sergeant, on March 15 Afghan President Hamid Karzai surprised Defense Secretary Leon Panetta by asking that foreign troops be withdrawn from Afghan villages and confined to military bases. Responding to this, Wall Street Journal Afghanistan editor Yaroslav Trofimov wrote that it would “essentially end the U.S. combat role just as the annual Taliban spring offensive begins.” The Taliban also announced they were suspending reconciliation talks with the U.S. Why is this happening now? Think about it.
In David Ignatius’ article, “A ‘cosmic wager’ on the Muslim Brotherhood” (Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2012), he indicated that “the Brotherhood is driving the opposition movement in Syria.” The Sunni MB (begun in Syria in 1945) believes that Alawite Shiite regimes of Hafez al-Assad, and now his son Bashar, are “apostate.” The MB was banned from Syria in 1963 when the Baath Party took power, but in February 2006 Syrian MB leader Ali Sadreddine Bayanouni joined with former Syrian vice-president Abdel Halim Khaddam to oppose Assad. Now, Hamas (Sunni) is realigning with the MB and has indicated it will not aid Iran (Shiite) if the latter is attacked by Israel.
In “Truth and falsehood in Syria” (Al-Ahram Weekly, October 13-19, 2011), Jeremy Salt (associate professor of Middle Eastern history and politics at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey) wrote that “the Syrian people are entitled to demand democracy and to be given it.” However, he also revealed that “in the eyes of many Syrians, their country is once again the target of an international conspiracy…. Armed groups have killed hundreds of police, soldiers and civilians…. Large shipments of weapons have been smuggled into Syria from Lebanon and Turkey…. Interrogation of captured members of armed gangs points in the direction of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s Future Movement. Hariri is a front man for the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, with influence spreading well beyond Lebanon. Armed opposition to the regime largely seems to be sponsored by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood…. The Brotherhood has two prime objectives: the destruction of the Baathist government and the destruction of the secular state in favor of an Islamic system…. If the Syrian government is brought down, every last Baathist and Alawi will be hunted down. In a government dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the status of minorities and women would be driven back.”
What did Salt mean by "once again the target of an international conspiracy"? Perhaps he means that just as in 1957 the British were supporting revolutionary activity in Syria, perhaps they are doing likewise today. The Israeli military intelligence website known as Debkafile (February 8, 2012) reported that "British and Qatari special operations units are operating with rebel forces under cover in the Syrian city of Homs.... They are tactical advisers" relaying the rebels' requests for arms, fighters, etc. "to outside suppliers, mostly in Turkey."
According to "Macmillan backed Syria assassination plot" (The Guardian, September 26, 2003), in September 1957 a top secret document was drawn up in Washington, DC by a high-level working group consisting of members of the CIA and MI6 (British intelligence). The document described a "plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria's pro-western neighbors, and then to 'eliminate' the most influential triumvirate in Damascus." The plan was approved by President Dwight Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and it stated: "Once a political decision is reached to proceed with internal disturbances in Syria, CIA is prepared, and SIS (MI6) will attempt, to mount minor sabotage and coup de main incidents within Syria, working through contacts with individuals.... CIA and SIS should use their capabilities in both the psychological and action fields to augment tension." The Guardian article also revealed that "the CIA and MI6 would instigate internal uprisings, for instance by the Druze in the south, help to free political prisoners held in the Mezze prison, and stir up the Muslim Brotherhood in Damascus." It looks like today the MB has been "stirred up" once again !
Salt also wrote that Mohamed Riyad al-Shaqfa, the current leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, is receptive to outside “humanitarian intervention” in Syria on the Libyan model. And on January 18, he said that the Arab League should press the UN Security Council to take “deterrent measures” against President Bashar al-Assad, including a “no fly zone.” According to Al Arabiya News (January 19), Shaqfa also confirmed the MB rejected an indirect approach from Iran to mediate with Assad.
And what is the position of Israel regarding the revolution in Syria? While the Israelis do not like Assad, they are also concerned about a revolution that would bring the MB to power. Relevant to this, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat on February 2, 2012 published “The Syrian crisis calculations,” in which Osman Mirghani wrote: “The fears regarding Israel also include the possibility that the fall of the al Assad regime may result in the Muslim Brotherhood rising to power, along the lines of Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco. The last thing Israel would want is to find itself besieged by Muslim Brotherhood regimes along its border from Egypt to Syria, and pro-Iran movements from Hezbollah in Lebanon to Hamas in Gaza.”
Relevant to this, on Sada al-Balad TV on February 22, 2012, Egyptian cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan (member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by Global MB leader Youssef Qaradawi) said: “Wasn’t Israel defeated in Lebanon and vanquished in Gaza? Allah is present in this equation, and He is capable of obliterating America and any other oppressor…. He will deliver a mortal blow at a time when non one expects it.” Sultan also recently issued a fatwa (religious ruling) on Al-Jazeera TV calling for the killing of the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt. And Qaradawi in his Friday (March 16) sermon aired on Al-Jazeera TV said regarding Jews, “Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.” He also said the West and especially America “should collapse” as well unless they “stand by what is just” against Israel.
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The MB’s support of Qaradawi can be seen in a recent incident. He criticized the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for reportedly revoking of visas of Syrians who had protested against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Qaradawi said this UAE action was “forbidden” under Islamic Sharia law. However, because of his criticism, Dubai (UAE) police chief, Dhabi Khalfan, said: “We are going to issue an arrest warrant against Sheik Qaradawi.” In response to that, Egyptian MB spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlin said his movement and “the Islamic world as a whole” would take action to defend Qaradawi.
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