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The Muslim Brotherhood's Strategy in Egypt
The Atlantic ^ | 2/10/11 | Eric Trager

Posted on 02/10/2011 12:39:53 PM PST by Libloather

The Muslim Brotherhood's Strategy in Egypt
"This is a revolution for all Egyptians--it's not ours"
By Eric Trager
Feb 10 2011, 9:15 AM ET

Some Americans fear that Egypt in 2011 could repeat Iran in 1979, when a small group of religious fanatics hijacked a revolution. They see another popular uprising overtaking a much-hated, U.S.-backed dictator. They know that the strongest opposition group is the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement that is unfriendly to the United States (In my years of interviewing Brotherhood leaders, I've almost never heard one say anything friendly about the U.S., which they regard with open and conspiratorial hostility.) And they worry that the dictator's impending fall will invite another Islamist takeover, which could undermine U.S. interests in the Middle East for decades to come.

Ironically, nobody understands these fears better than the Muslim Brotherhood itself. The Egyptian Islamist organization knows that if it does anything that even remotely appears as though it is trying to take charge of the opposition, it will become the global face of Egypt's popular revolt - subjecting both the revolt generally and the group specifically to the scrutiny of an international community that doesn't want to see a Brotherhood-ruled Egypt. So for the moment, its leaders say that they will neither run a presidential candidate nor participate in any transitional government. Their coyness is likely to continue until a political transition is consolidated.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brotherhood; egypt; muslim; strategy
...could undermine U.S. interests in the Middle East for decades to come.

And the rookie Hussein is kewl wiff it.

1 posted on 02/10/2011 12:39:59 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

could undermine U.S. interests in the Middle East for decades to come.

IT is time we started paying attention to interests at home and to heck with Middle East interests. Or interests anywhere else .


2 posted on 02/10/2011 12:42:04 PM PST by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: Libloather

Hussein hates Israel.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 12:42:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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The 'ites' all read the same book. It's all about Islam. Only one strategy... the Dawah... Islam over all. They have been patient for centuries and we they see their strength and boldness in bringing this to pass.

But what does the Lord say? Isaiah 19:2 "I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom. The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers. And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them," Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

4 posted on 02/10/2011 12:49:48 PM PST by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: Libloather

slash and burn


5 posted on 02/10/2011 12:50:47 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

they better run while they can


6 posted on 02/10/2011 12:52:51 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Chickensoup

“could undermine U.S. interests in the Middle East for decades to come.”

I contend that most of what we (the USA) have done in the Middle East since 2001 “undermines U.S. interests”. We certainly have done little (and yes, I mean that) to truly advance the “interests” of the United States, or — more broadly — the Christian West — since that time. Our efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan have accomplished next to nothing of value to us, considering the long-term struggle in which we are engaged. They are both still “Islamic states”...

The real question — one that Western Leaders (George W. Bush in particular, and I voted for him twice) refuse to answer, or even face — is what _are_ the West’s interests in the face of Islam’s “putsch” to establish a worldwide Caliphate?

Considering the other options in Egypt, particularly a fundamentalist regime controlled by The Muslim Brotherhood, perhaps the best interest of the U.S.A. in Egypt is for a military government, friendly to us, and “freedom” (at least for Islamics) be damned.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 1:10:33 PM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Grumplestiltskin

I contend that most of what we (the USA) have done in the Middle East since 2001 “undermines U.S. interests”. We certainly have done little (and yes, I mean that) to truly advance the “interests” of the United States, or — more broadly — the Christian West — since that time. Our efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan have accomplished next to nothing of value to us, considering the long-term struggle in which we are engaged. They are both still “Islamic states”...

The real question — one that Western Leaders (George W. Bush in particular, and I voted for him twice) refuse to answer, or even face — is what _are_ the West’s interests in the face of Islam’s “putsch” to establish a worldwide Caliphate?

Considering the other options in Egypt, particularly a fundamentalist regime controlled by The Muslim Brotherhood, perhaps the best interest of the U.S.A. in Egypt is for a military government, friendly to us, and “freedom” (at least for Islamics) be damned.

I dont really care. I am not here to protect multinationals who have gutted our country.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 1:17:37 PM PST by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: Libloather

Now that President Mubarak has told Obama Inc to get stuffed and stay out of Egypt’s internal affairs, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists, coupled with Hamas thugs will try and overthrow the government and turn Egypt into a jihadic nightmare.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 1:34:30 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: Libloather

Funny...we had an America hating leftist in the White House when the pro-US Shah of Iran was thrown over too. Just a coincidence, no doubt.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 1:48:19 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
Iran

And where was the rookie Hussein when the Iranian freedom-loving, democracy-seeking, student 'uprisings' were going on against Ahmadinejad? Crickets.

11 posted on 02/10/2011 2:05:01 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Chickensoup

“IT is time we started paying attention to interests at home and to heck with Middle East interests. Or interests anywhere else.”

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OPINION:

You’re partially correct Chickensoup.

What happens over there (over there meaning anywhere other than the U.S.) affects us over here.

The global jihad, terrorists in general, terrorist wannabes, and general criminals have been found at home and abroad.

Our borders need to be run like Israel runs its borders. ALL of the illegal immigrants need to be sent home to the country they came from or whatever other country they want to go to.


12 posted on 02/11/2011 12:43:48 AM PST by Cindy
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>> Our borders need to be run like Israel runs its borders.

There is no conception the Greatest nation is the Promised one.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 12:48:44 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Cindy

Our borders need to be run like Israel runs its borders. ALL of the illegal immigrants need to be sent home to the country they came from or whatever other country they want to go to.

I understand that there is blowback and there are problems out there. I also think that we certainly need to take care of business at home, We need substantial defense and also need to consider sending back some legal immigrants who were forced on the country by poor political decisions.


14 posted on 02/11/2011 6:08:34 AM PST by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: Libloather

DNI James Clapper: Muslim Brotherhood “Largely Secular,” “Has Eschewed Violence”

VIDEO:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/02/10/dni_james_clapper_muslim_brotherhood_a_largely_secular_group.html


15 posted on 02/11/2011 7:30:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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