Hosni Mubarak

No support, Hamas is thrown under the bus by Arab neighbours

Seems Israel isn’t the only one tired of radical Islamists, as Arab nations normally opposing to the on again, off again conflict turned a blind eye to Israel pummeling the extremists launching rockets at Israel. Egypt’s own military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood and began a crackdown on the organisation hostile to Zionism in 2013:

CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting.

Not this time.

After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated cease-fire even after more than three weeks of bloodshed.

The Arab states’ loathing and fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu,” the prime minister of Israel, said Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington and a former Middle East negotiator under several presidents.

“I have never seen a situation like it, where you have so many Arab states acquiescing in the death and destruction in Gaza and the pummeling of Hamas,” he said. “The silence is deafening.” Read more »

Morsi ousted, as predicted

Back in February 2011 the left wing were all agog at the so called people’s uprising in Egypt and the subsequent election of Morsi to run Egypt.

At the time I pointed out that Egypt had only a thin veneer of democracy and that the Army is always in control. Martyn Bradbury exclaimed his support of the overthrow of Mubarak…this si what i wrote about that at the time.

Bomber hasn’t witnessed history, he has watched the army take control of Egypt again. He hasn’t witnessed freedom, watch what happens now. And Facebook and Twitter haven’t overcome tyranny, they just made it visible. The tyranny will smack down hard in the days to come now the army is in control.

They of course forget that the military have been in control, either at the pointy sharp end or in the background since 1952 when Nasser overthrew the monarchy. They forget that Egypt has never, not even for one year either before 1952 nor since had a democracy.

I wonder what they will say when Egypt turns to custard as Islamist nutters try to grab control of the country. They won’t even for a minute consider having a democracy. Rather they will try to impose a theocracy.

While Bomber and other useful idiots celebrate a military coup I will make a prediction. There won’t be a democracy, fledgling or otherwise in Egypt. The army will take total control and they won’t relinquish it. They already run vast amounts of the Egyptian economy, so they will see this as a licence to run more.   Read more »

Mubarak Jailed

NZ Herald

Hosni Mubarak has been jailed:

Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of protesters during last year’s revolution that forced him from power, a verdict that caps a stunning fall from grace for a man who ruled the country as his personal fiefdom for nearly three decades.

The harsh sentence against the 84-year-old former leader appeared to be aimed at defusing tensions ahead of a divisive runoff presidential race that pits Mubarak’s last prime minister against the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate.

Mubarak, the first Arab leader to be tried in his own country, remained silent inside court cage while his once-powerful sons appeared nervous and had dark circles under their eyes. His elder son Alaa whispered verses from the Quran.

The 84-year-old Mubarak was then ferried in a helicopter away from the police academy that was used by the court in Cairo.

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So let me get this straight

The military in Fiji stages a coup and all the lefties cry and gnash their teeth. We impose sanctions, forbid travel of instigators of the coup.

Meanwhile the military stages a coup and removes the President of Egypt and the same pinko hand-wringers who are all aghast about the erosion of democracy in Fiji are dancing a jig that the military has taken control in Egypt.

We have just witnessed history, we have witnessed that freedom can overcome America and Israel’s desire to deny it, we have witnessed a new generation using facebook and twitter to overcome tyranny.

Bomber hasn’t witnesses history, he has watched the army take control of Egypt again. He hasn’t witnessed freedom, watch what happens now. And Facebook and Twitter haven’t overcome tyranny, they just made it visible. The tyranny will smack down hard in the days to come now the army is in control.

They of course forget that teh military have been in control, either at teh pointy sharp end or in the background since 1952 when Nasser overthrew the monarchy. They forget that Egypt has never, not even for one year either before 1952 nor since had a democracy.

I wonder what they will say when Egypt turns to custard as Islamist nutters try to grab control of the country. They won’t even for a minute consider having a democracy. Rather they will try to impose a theocracy.

While Bomber and other useful idiots celebrate a military coup I will make a prediction. There won’t be a democracy, fledgling or otherwise in Egypt. The army will take total control and they won’t relinquish it. They already run vast amounts of the Egyptian economy, so they will see this as a licence to run more.

I will take note of their posts on Egypt and ask again how they feel about today’s events in a years time, and again in two years, and since I am a patient man in 5 years as well.

In the meantime I won’t be expecting democracy to flourish in Egypt, nor will I expect to see peace come to the region for some time to come. One thing that is for certain is that Israel will now be sitting at a heightened state of readiness.