World news coverage of the people’s revolt against Mubarak in Egypt is exploding, the revolt being now in it’s 7th day. Riots continue and a call has gone out for a million man march tomorrow on Tuesday. Google News Zeitgeist shows an uptick in the trending of reporting on the crisis, with a very high number this morning of 22,429 news stories appearing in the Google news aggregator which cover the Egypt crisis.
Consensus is that the Obama White House was both personal and intellectually caught off guard by events in Egypt, with WH cabinet members now walking a delicate line of appearing to support the people, while reluctantly disinclined to cease all support for Mubarak either. It’s an impossible political position to take without revealing your own motives and underpinnings.
Tear gas canisters, tanks, rifles, and other military supplies deployed by Mubarak’s troops clearly show “Made in USA” labels. Is this revolt secretly “made in the USA?” I’m not willing or ready to speculate aloud on this blog about that but I am posting at least 2 other videos which make some interesting speculations. See other recent posts on this blog for the coverage of the early days of the rioting.
On Twitter many other American patriots take a” wait and see” position on Egypt or try to ignore the explosion of rage now that it’s seven day old news, and get back to the business of raging and ranting against our own government instead. I feel it’s a mistake to disregard what’s happening now in the Mideast. This does not feel like a “flare-up” of popular discontent that’s going to go away.
For one, the sheer numbers of people who have poured into the streets in Egypt, including the unprecedented appearance of scarf-wrapped Muslim women who have joined the protesters, indicates that the Mubarak regime will have to kill tens of thousands of his own people if he intends to heavy-handedly deploy brute military force to stop the uprising. Watching it all feels rather like sitting on a pile of high dry tinder while watching a wildfire raging about a half mile away, and wondering if the tinder pile you are sitting on is actually really safe.
American patriots have much to mull over as we watch what may come of yet another “people’s uprising” against yet another rotten to the core and corrupt military dictatorship overseas, only thinly disguised as “governance” at all.
I am adamant in my spiritual position that violence is never the proper solution. But that is making me an unpopular writer in the more radical circles of American discontent with our own government. I am well aware that there is a thick vein of inclination among certain anti-government groups here in the states that the only way forward now is to take to the streets, but they are dead wrong.
Using political due process, and voting into the D.C. cauldron the necessary “new political blood” while voting out the corrupted aging and irrelevant factors which support the CFR and UN positions must proceed, just as it commenced on November 2nd landslide turning of the tide against the incumbent White House, which offers, neither hope, change, or a whit of common sense as to how to govern America.
Let’s keep our wits about us here in the states, and keep our shoulders to the wheel of legal and ethical political “due process”. Those who press for freedom from Mubarak in Egypt should be reminded of the “Gandhi position”, which is to take the spiritual high road, not that I assume by any stretch that they will. Someone somewhere has fomented this tsunami of discontent, and someone somewhere will soon benefit greatly from it. I am presently doing a great deal of reading on “The Muslim Brotherhood” as well as the activities of our own CIA in the past few months and years, regarding Egyptian popular disaffection with Mubarak.
One can only hope that the Egyptian population has the will to proceed with their revolution in a nonviolent and peaceful manner; to state their case with no more bloodshed. But the powder keg fuse appears to be burning now, and events in the Mideast may accelerate toward further destabilization sooner, rather than later.
Somewhere a man is waiting in the wings, who will assume the prophesied role of the Imam Mahdi at the precise moment when he feels it will be most advantageous to his global aims and goals. Once the Mideast violence rises to a cacophony and crescendo that’s deafening to all ears, he may emerge to answer their call. World War III will eventually commence out of his false pretext of peaceful “new age” entry.
I wait. I watch. I write. I pray. It’s too late now to do anything but review The KJV Book of Daniel and ponder the coming “blow by blow news coverage it provides” of the Imam Mahdi’s world conquest, the same world conquest that a man named Daniel saw in visions and wrote about nearly 2,600 years ago.
“You don’t just have a government and a movement for democracy,” former British Prime Minister Tony Blair cautioned on Monday. “You also have others, notably the Muslim Brotherhood, who would take this in a different direction. We need to be anxious to meet the aspirations of the people, but do it in a way that produces something better.”
To give Egyptians the greatest possible prospects for liberty, the Obama Administration should change course and press any government that emerges to:
- Pledge to minimize the use of force and the loss life in its efforts to restore order;
- Agree to open up the political system to allow meaningful participation by Egyptian citizens in forming a representative government; and
- Restore Internet service and access to the world.
The Obama Administration should review U.S. assistance to Egypt and make further assistance contingent upon undertaking these actions.
Significant related articles, videos and essays:
Sarah Palin: “I can’t wait to be blamed for the violence in Egypt.”
- Mubarak shuffles cabinet but protesters say he must surrender (nationalpost.com)
- Mona Eltahawy to CNN: Call Egypt an Uprising, not Chaos (crooksandliars.com)
- Mubarak shuffles cabinet but protesters say “Go!” (calgaryherald.com)
- A roundup of links on Egypt (westernthm.wordpress.com)
- Israel denies sending riot gear to Egypt (jta.org)
- Israelis wary of uprising’s aftermath (boston.com)
- Mubarak shuffles cabinet but protesters say “Go!” (globaltvbc.com)
- SNL Skit: President Mubarak Explains the Revolt, Sweeping Reforms He Has Planned for Egypt (shoppingblog.com)
- To assume that the uprising in Egypt is about a “ruthless” dictator is to miss the point (iflizwerequeen.com)
- Egypt: Book Banned by Mubarak Predicted Egyptian Revolution (prweb.com)
- How Social Media Accelerated the Uprising in Egypt (fastcompany.com)
- The revolt in Egypt and US policy (powerlineblog.com)
- Recap: 12 Stories of Egypt in Turmoil (mashable.com)
- Egypt’s protests ‘day of revolt’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Gillard’s rescue mission for those stuck in Egypt (theage.com.au)