Saturday, 23 June 2012
The Egyptian Military Are The Egyptian Patriots
Egypt is a mess. It has three times as many people as it can handle. it cannot count on any aid from the fabulously rich Arabs -- and those rich Arabs of the Gulf, though they will do what they can to promote the spread of Islam, are not about to share their wealth. The greatest enemies of the idea of the world-wide caliphate are, in fact, the rich Arabs. But this is not yet understood by the poorer Arabs and Muslims. They keep thinking that all True Believers want that caliphate. What happens when they realize that the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, the Emiratis, the Qataris, have no intention of ever belonging to a grouping that would force them to share their wealth with Egypt, with Yemen, or still worse, with such non-Arab states as Pakistan and Bangladesh. That's one reason the world-wide caliphate is an absurdity -- but it's not too early to start letting the poorer Muslims aware that the rich Muslims have no intention of helping them out, save with a few crumbs just to keep them quiet.
Egypt is overpopulated, and becoming more so every day. No matter who becomes president, that problem remains, and so does the greater problem that Ataturk tried to tackle: it is Islam itself that explains the political, economic, social, intellectual, and moral failures of Islamic states and societies, and explain the failures of Egypt. Can Islam be constrained? If so, it will take a military man, like Ataturk, or a group of strongmen, a junta of true believers in constraining Islam. Nasser, Naguib, and those other colonels were stuck on pan-Arabism. What Egypt needs is some Egypt-firsters, some sympathetic readers of Taha Hussein, some believers in Pharaonism, that is the notion that Egypt has nothing to gain, and a lot to lose, by counting on, by having much to do with, other Arab or Muslim countries. Through most of the 20th century, most Egyptians did not even think of themselves as Arabs, but as Egyptians. The transformation started under Nasser, and it can be undone, so that Egyptians will again think of themselves not as Arabs, but as Egyptians. It's the military, with some intelligent secularists -- the real and not the fake liberals, like "that Google guy" who so impressed Barack Obama, but who has turned out to be naive, and a simpleton, willing to take the side of the Ikhwan against the military.
The only side to take, for an Egyptian patriot, is that of the army, for at least the army does not believe in pan-Islam or, after three defeats (1956, 1967, 1973) in going to war again, and again losing, and this time losing, and for the third time, and therefore permanently, the Sinai. Whatever one says about the army, it knows that the Ikhwan will try to start trouble with Israel, will do what it can to start a war, because the members of the Muslim Brotherhood are not Egyptian Patriots, and not even pan-Arabists, like Nasser (as long as he was going to be the head of that movement, and after the 1967 defeat he had been so humiliated that that was no longer possible), but pan-Islamists. That is why one of the most important of the demands made by the army, one that has received not a single comment in the entire Western press, is that it be given the authority not to declare war, but to veto a declaration of war. That is to prevent the Muslims who take Islam to heart from stirring up trouble in the Sinai and Gaza, and then declaring war. Ahmed Shafiq, and Omar Soleiman, and others in the officer corps know exactly what they have to worry about. They don't have to worry about Israel, as long as the Egyptian military keeps reasonable control of the Sinai Bedouin, and does what it can to isolate the Gazan Arabs.
Morsi the troglodyte -- his outward aspect makes that clear -- heads an organization, the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood, that consists of the primitives in Egypt, those who take Islam most to heart. They are not Egyptian patriots. They have bigger fish to fry. Today, Egypt, tomorrow the world will be made safe for the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia.
There is no contest here. There is no choice.
You have to hope that the army, in what is announced in a few hours in Cairo, will have shown itself to have remained intelligently ruthless, intelligently patriotic, and will have ignored the crazed bleatings from the West and, especially, from Washington.
Posted on 06/23/2012 9:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
23 Jun 2012
Islam and liberalism are very much the two sides of the same coin. Islam represents the religious side and liberalism represents the secular side, and both pursue a new, one world order that is to be ruled by their respective ideologies of sharia and socialism.
Further, and just as similarly, leaders of both groups prefer to keep their personal wealth for themselves, and to use other peoples money to fianace their pursuits.
Here in America, both these groups are anti-American. If it is to take a century or more, both groups will continue to endeavor its pusuit for the collapse of America. Both these groups are anti-nationalists and therefore what is transpiring here in America is transpiring in every country where, one, the other, or both reside.
Liberty, on one hand, is like alcohol, it just is not for everyone. On the other hand, liberty is like a precious human baby, it must be protected and nurtured or it will die. A nation of liberty, such as America, must be protected from those for whom liberty is not, that would be Islam and liberals. Although American liberals feign patriotism, they are anti-nationalists, they are globalist, and so to is Islam, which instead of feigning Americanism, hides its anti-nationalism, anti-Americanism, as best it can, through nebulous organizations such as CAIR.
Through fully enfranchised democracies, both groups pursue their globalist intentions. Because there is no practical way to vet voters for immaturity and its insanity, these groups can eventually gain controll of independent nation states and slowly transmorgrify them into members of a one world, new world order.
Both liberalism and Islam intend this new world order to be a two tier culture. The top tier for their leaders who lord, like the good sheppard, over his flock, living the high life of power, fame and fortune, and the bottom tier of the hugh masses of the great unwashed, the hoi polloi, wallowing in the tyranny, poverty and misery that both sharia and socialism spawn and make manifest.
I many times in commentating here and elsewhere, make the plead for all non-liberals, and now also, non-Islamics to separate out from the liberals and Islamics, take charge of a given territory, and declare independence. Upon whence, the first order of business to transpire is the outlawing of liberalism and its socialism, Islam and its sharia, and all illegals. Lastly to enact strict immigration policies designed exclusively to prevent an invasion of anti-libertous and anti-nationalist.
Islam, the enemy from without, liberalism, the enemy from within, both perservere to endeavor the destruction of nation states, personal sovereignty, liberty, wealth and the pursuit of happiness. In that stead, they offer tyranny, poverty and misery.
Maybe, we non-liberals, non-Islamics should consider a defense against these would be tyrants, before it is too late.
When did Noah build the arc?
Before the flood!
Woe will be humanity, when all are enslaved to Islamiv insanity. Thank you.