By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
It is suddenly very disturbing that U.S. President Barack Obama is a well known, official “BFF” [Best Friend Forever] of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Not only because they are the ‘parent’ organization of both Hamas (Gaza) and Hezbollah (Lebanon)–both of which have been ‘open’ proxy ‘beneficiaries’ of Iran–all certified as ‘terrorist organizations’ by the U.S. State Department.
But, because newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declared over Egyptian state run TV yesterday that his decrees were now ‘above the law,’ igniting violent protests across the country against Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, leaving the Obama-described ‘disgusting and vile’ anti-Islam video seriously paling in comparison.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, angered by newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s decree that he be exempt from judicial review, according to an Associated Press article today.
Morsi also proclaimed the same protection for the panel writing the new [Egyptian] constitution, along with the upper house of parliament, literally granting him the power to enact any other measure he deemed necessary to address any “threat” to Egypt’s “revolution.”
Mohamed El Baradei, former head of the U.N.’s nuclear agency, called Morsi a “new pharaoh;” no doubt referring to “The Pharaoh” from the Old Testament of the Bible, who was the most powerful ruler in the land at that time, and from whom God led Moses and the Israelites to freedom and the ‘Promised Land.’
The “April 6 Movement,” a one-time ally of Morsi–warned that the polarization could bring about a “civil war.”
One of Morsi’s aides, Coptic Christian thinker Samer Marqous–resigned to protest the “undemocratic” decree.
Ibrahim Eissa, chief editor of daily [newspaper] Al-Tahrir, proclaimed…
This is a crime against Egypt and a declaration of the end of [The] January revolution, to serve the interest of the Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship. The revolution is over and the new dictator has killed her. His next step is to throw Egypt in prison.
Eissa was not alone, as chants of “Leave, leave” rang across Tahrir Square, echoing the calls from when it was the epicenter of last year’s uprising, with others chanting “Morsi is Mubarak … Revolution everywhere.”
Isn’t it ironic that Mohamed Morsi would single-handedly ‘steal’ legislative integrity from his own people–the day after he accepted the solemn, gravity-laden responsibility for the ‘integrity’ of the new ‘cease-fire’ between Hamas-run Gaza and Israel, from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who brokered the deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?
Or was it a planned tactical move in a much larger strategy?
At the same time yesterday, on the ‘other side of town,’ Mohammed Badie, the top leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories, according to a separate Associated Press article today.
Badie posted a statement on the group’s website that was emailed to reporters:
The enemy knows nothing but the language of force. Be aware of the game of grand deception with which they depict peace accords.
The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t recognize Israel and its members refuse to hold direct talks with Israeli officials. But Morsi has said that he will abide by the terms of Egypt’s 1979 treaty with Israel, and many members say they are in little hurry to enter into armed conflict with the Jewish state.
Although Badie declared that “jihad [against Israel] is obligatory” for Muslims, taking up arms would be the “last stage,” only after Muslims achieved unity.
The use of force and arms while the group is fragmented and disconnected, unorganized, weak in conviction, [and] with faint faith—this will be destined for death.
Until then, he called on Muslims to … “back your brothers in Palestine … supply them with what they need, seek victory for them in all international arenas,” which is exactly why Israel will not allow Gaza to have ‘open borders’ with Egypt or drop its’ long-standing naval blockade.
Also telling is Mohamed Badie’s [official] title — “General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood,” which implies a leadership role in the Islamist group’s sister movements across the world.
As Congress swiftly closes in on their obviously primary roles in the “Benghazi-gate” matter, how possible is it that President Obama and Secretary Clinton devised, then ‘implemented’ the Egypt-Hamas/Gaza side of this gambit, as a media diversion and to ‘buy time,’ while on their extended soiree throughout the Muslim world of Southeast Asia?