By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
On the second leg of Barack Hussein Obama’s infamous world tour in 2009, following his takeover of the U.S. government in the sweeping Democratic Party, Marxist/Socialist 2008 victory, was to the Middle East where he apologized for America’s influence to promote democracy and for the sins we have committed against humanity. On that tour we witnessed the first American leader ever to bow before a king when Obama met King Abdullah (thank God no relation) in Saudi Arabia. That tour included a visit to Cairo University on June 4, 2009 where he gave a speech filled with so many lies and falsehoods that the purpose could only be seen as giving an uplift to Muslim influence in world politics and an encouragement to revolt. Every statement, every historical fact and and every innuendo was a distortion and a lie aimed at belittling America and emboldening the Islamic inspired revolution that came to be known as the Arab Spring.
An excerpt from that infamous Cairo University speech contained these words from Obama’s mouth:
I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco. In signing the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796, our second President John Adams wrote, The United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims. And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. They have fought in our wars, served in government, stood for civil rights, started businesses, taught at our Universities, excelled in our sports arenas, won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic Torch. And when the first Muslim-American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same Holy Quran that one of our Founding Fathers – Thomas Jefferson – kept in his personal library.
The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of demonstrations, protests, and wars occurring in the Arab world that began on December 18, 2010 and took less than six months to ferment following Obama’s inspiring visit. As detailed in Wikipedia:
“To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan; and minor protests have occurred in Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Western Sahara. The major oil rich nations (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman) have been able to keep their ruling families in power.”
Within months following Obama’s speech, our somewhat pro-western ally in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was ousted by the Muslim Brotherhood backed candidate Mohammed Morsi who, after being elected president in a campaign filled with violence and intimidation, then began to transform Egypt into an Islamic Sharia state. Today, we read in the news that Morsi has taken another step to solidify his dictatorial powers. Morsi has issued a presidential decree, similar to Obama’s Executive Orders, granting himself sweeping new powers and exempting himself from judicial review and the power to enact any other measure he deemed necessary to deal with threats to Egypt’s Islamic revolution. And one can only wonder if our own Muslim-in-chief Barack Hussein Obama is carefully watching the outcome to these developments to see if anything can be learned because it did not take long before the people of Egypt became aware that they had been fooled into electing the Muslim Brotherhood candidate.
CAIRO – Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi clashed across Egypt on Friday, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. At least 15 were reported injured.
In a sign of deepening polarization, state TV reported that protesters burned offices of the political arm of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group in several cities on the Suez Canal east of Cairo and in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, while Islamists engaged with fistfights with Morsi opponents in southern Egypt.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists meanwhile converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, angered at the decisions by Morsi. The decrees include exempting himself from judicial review, as well as a panel writing the new constitution and the upper house of parliament, and the power to enact any other measure he deemed necessary to deal with a “threat” to Egypt’s “revolution.”
One strategy Obama is following that Egypt could not implement is removing all privately owned guns from the hands of the people. No dictator can fully control a country while the people still have the means to resist tyranny and oppression and Obama is using the United Nations so-called Small Arms Treaty to ban the ownership of guns in America. Or at least he thinks he can. What Barack Hussein Obama should be studying is how quickly the Egyptians realized their mistake and how strongly they rose up to protest.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides