Skip to comments.The Obama Admin, NY Times, and the Islamist
Posted on 03/10/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
Not only is The New York Times editorial page known for often being thin on facts, it is known for its cheerleading of the Obama administrationespecially the administrations shortsightedness regarding the Middle East.
To prove that point, they recently published their March 4 editorial: Egypt Needs to Act. In the course of attempting to make their argument, the Times not only butchered the facts, they praised the terrible decision by the Obama administration to hand Egypt wads of US money. Go figure.
They hailed Obamas decision to send $250 million of hard-earned, taxpayer money to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt as a vote of confidence in a country that is critical to stability in the region . . .
That quarter of billion dollars would have produced better results if it had been reduced to ashes in the treasury departments incinerator. You may think that is an exaggeration, but think about it: The money will be handed out to the brotherhoods cronies and to enable them to continue buying tear gas to blind true freedom-loving young people who have been peacefully demonstrating against Egypts new dictatorship. The dictatorship is Islamist and not secular, which pleases President Obama, so the money gets forwarded without restraint.
The US government has given money to foreign countries in the past for various reasons. But when previous seasoned politicians and diplomats did that, it was usually tied to concrete demands that were consistent with American values and interests. In Egypts case, there are no demands, no required results.
In the absence of any stipulations, the cheerleaders in The New York Times editorial page were content to reference a weak statement by Secretary of State John Kerry, saying, Mr. Kerry urged all Egyptians to come together to meet the countrys challenges . . . Really?
The secular political parties in Egypt have indeed united for the sake of meeting those challenges. They recently issued five conditions for beginning a genuine dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood government, and yet they were ignored like a barking puppy.
The editorial page was also content with the rest of Kerrys statement, that the US is committed not to any party, not to any one person, not to any specific political point of view. Again, really? This is the same John Kerry who, as a senator, badgered President Mubarak to give the Islamic opposition a voice in government.
What is wrong with demanding that a government forbid its thugs from preventing Christians and other liberal groups from entering a polling booth?
What is wrong with requiring that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi meet with Mohamed El Baradei, Amr Moussa, and other respected non-Islamist political leaders?
But the cheerleaders were content with commending Kerrys empty words, saying that they struck exactly the right note.
Hard-working Americans must be very gratified to see their well-earned tax dollars turned over to Islamist militants. Our government has given our money to professional preachers of dominance and subversion, and we got was a feeble sermonette by Kerry.
I actually wrote a (reasonably short) new poem this morning, which was partially inspired by the so-called “Arab Spring”, and what it’s become.
Perhaps folks might appreciate it.
The Problem with Revolution - ©2013 by Trevor Patrick
Will start out thus:
With wondrous ideas,
And a cause, which is just.
The popular promise,
And hopes that won’t dim,
And the evangelical zeal,
‘Til cold reality sets in.
For what have you lost,
When the old order is swept away?
And what have you gained,
On the edge of the blade?
Tyrants and patriots alike,
And youth nipped in the bud,
All water the Tree of Liberty,
With their freely-shed blood.
Hence, the problem with revolutions,
Though they stir deep in our souls,
Is that without fail,
They spin out of control.
And justified retribution,
Against corrupt government and state,
Invariably becomes a brutish spectacle,
Of torture, murder and rape.
Predators with agendas,
Swoop in for the kill,
And all the cowardly scavengers,
Will eat more than their fill.
And what’s removed by the revolution,
Is replaced with a curse,
Of a brand-old order,
That’s invariably worse.
Thus, the problem with revolution,
In nearly every time and place,
Is that they revolve all the way back around,
And smack you in the face.
Up through the gut, out the mouth and and splattered on whatever seems useful enough.