THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
August 6, 2012
[Note: On ABC's "This Week" (July 22), Pierre Thomas said national security experts are "scratching their heads" as to why terrorists haven't committed more acts over the last decade like the recent shooting in a Colorado theater. People should "scratch their heads," because real terrorists could have caused many such acts and worse, but they haven't. Perhaps that is because elements within the terrorist network are controlled from outside! Think about it.
Specifically concerning the shooting incident in Colorado, the usual calls for gun control have gone out, tempered by assurances that all guns wouldn't be banned, but just assault weapons with large clips of bullets. However, if all guns had been banned, violent people like the Colorado shooter or the ones at Virginia Tech or Fort Hood easily could have found other ways to kill even more than were murdered in Colorado. Just think about all the ways many more people easily could have been killed in confined areas like a movie theater, a classroom, or in military barracks, for example, without even using guns.
In a society that has said it's all right to kill violently tens of millions of defenseless innocent babies in the womb by abortion, is it really surprising that some people will rationalize killing one or more inncoent people outside the womb?]
Concerning the recent so-called spontaneous democratic revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, as I have written in previous parts of this series, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is behind most of these. When there are exceptions, such as The Alliance of National Forces (ANF) candidate Mahmoud Jibril (not an MB member) winning in Libya's July 7 election, one should take note of the fact that just like Mohamed Morsi (the MB's candidate) in Egypt, Jibril is American-educated (and perhaps an intelligence "asset").
In Egypt on June 14, the Supreme Constitutional Court annulled the Islamist-dominated parliamentary election results, and the military council via constitutional decree gave itself the power to legislate, control the budget, and limit the future president's powers until a new parliament is elected (which may take several months). The MB's Freedom and Justice Party rejected the dissolution of the parliament, thus beginning a showdown with the military council.
According the David Ignatius in the LEBANON DAILY STAR (June 18), the U.S. government actually sees Kairat al-Shater (the leading strategist of the MB) as "the likely power behind the mild-mannered Morsi." And Caroline Glick in the JEWISH WORLD REVIEW (June 22) assessed that the MB had already outmaneuvred the Egyptian military, and "the inevitability of the Islamic takeover of Egypt means that the peace between Israel and Egypt is meaningless....In their attempt to maintain their power and privilege, the first bargaining chip the generals will sacrifice is their support for the peace with Israel."
Morsi won the presidential runoff election on June 24, and in the president-elect's first public speech on June 29 he promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman (known as the blind sheikh), who was the spiritual leader of those convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Despite this pronouncement, President Obama invited Morsi to come to Washington for a September meeting. Surely Obama also knows that the MB's Supreme leader, Muhammed Badi in a recent weekly sermon "called on all Muslims to wage jihad with their money and their selves to free al-Quds (Jerusalem)" and "save it from the hands of the rapists (Israelis)...."
After Morsi on June 30 was sworn in as president, on July 8 he recalled the dissolved parliament to meet. On July 10 they met, but on the same day, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court overruled Morsi's decision to reconvene parliament. The last paragraph of "Egypt's parliament reconvenes as new crisis looms between Morsi and judiciary" (AL ARABIYA NEWS, July 10) states: "The dispute over the fate of parliament has divided the nation just as Egyptians were looking forward to a semblance of stability after the tumult of the last 17 months since the ouster of longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak. Egypt has seen a dramatic surge in crime, deadly street protest, a faltering economy and seemingly non-stop strikes, sit-ins and demonstrations."
Ali Younes (a journalist and writern based in Washington, DC) in "Military council and constitutional court pose threat to democracy in Egypt" (AL ARABIYA NEWS, July 16) points out that the Supreme Constitutional Court, the Supreme Millitary Council and the state-owned media "were appointed by the previous Mubarak regime." Younes claims that "the Court and the Military leaders are united in their mortal fear, over their interests and perks, of the Muslim Brotherhood organization which dominates the Parliament and won the presidency.
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Morsi's greatest sin is that he is an Islamist from the opposition who defeated their candidate Ahmed Shafiq, an ally and old guard from the Mubarak regime. This decision would be akin to the U.S. Supreme Court, relying on the 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford, to declare the presidency of Barack Obama illegal and unconstitutional because he is black, and therefore non-citizen, and then proceed to dissolve the current Congress because it was elected while Obama, being black, was president....In Egypt, the Judges were appointed by the Mubarak family as rewards and favors to their friends and allies....Egyptian columnist Farrag Ismail (a mainstream well-known writer who is not an Islamist) wrote in AL GUMBOURIYA newspaper that 'Mubarak still essentially rules Egypt through his cronies who fill the state media, the courts system and the military.'"
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