There is a fundamental military belief that any and all situations can be solved with the proper use of force and violence. If one is, or desires to become a general, then it is imperative to have some form of warfare going on. The path to higher ranks grows longer and the speed along which one proceeds becomes much slower if there are no wars along which to travel. American Secretary of State John Kerry made a phone call to his Egyptian counterpart, Nabil Fahmy in order to urge calm and reduction of violence against the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead of placing in jail leaders of that organization, he urged a return to the political process. Kerry urged “an inclusive political process across the political spectrum that respects fundamental human rights of all Egyptians in order to achieve political stability and democratic change.”
OK, so those are words that can be termed cliches spoken by those seeking to avoid violence. Yes, they are. Tough guys seeking promotion to general or super general speak with words demanding death. One can kill now, but in the end there will be countless other deaths and, who knows those who eventually wind up dead. Egypt still maintains the ability to resolve its issues without initiating a civil war of death and destruction of society.
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Each day reveals further evidence of how the Egyptian military government intends to deal with the issue of Islamist terrorists in their nation. A suicide bomber blows self up in a police station and kills fifteen or another bomber attempts to blow up a bus. The result is hate and hate being created within the Egyptian society and as anger increases so does the desire for revenge. At least one thousand Islamists already have been killed and thousands more rot in jail. The Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organization and anyone who protests against these actions faces the possibility of a five year prison sentence. So, what is the strategy:
1. For each act of violence, respond with more acts of violence.
2. Shut down organizations on some theory that doing so…….?
3. Arrest ANY protester, Islamist or secular and expand forces of violence.
4. Make Mohamed Morsi into a martyr. That definitely will end violence.
5. Ignore creation of a genuine democratic government.
Just remember Iraq!
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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, the people of Egypt rose up in anger against their military government in order to create a new government that would be based upon democratic principles. After all, after five thousand years of life under a “government” it seemed logical to take a shot at this thing termed, “democracy.” This thing termed, “democracy” entailed something termed, “elections,” so one was held. A man named Mohamed Morsi gained the most votes, and since he had lived in the United States of America. When asked to select from the American or the Muslim Brotherhood model, Morsi abandoned democracy and choose the totalitarian norm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The end result was another rebellion by “protesters” and this time the military was on their side. Protests were held, the military regained power and they had learned the lesson or cracking down quickly at leaders of protests and sending them to jail-where they would meet Morsi and his followers.
Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douman, and Mohamed Adil were just sentenced to three years in jail. Why? They were among the leaders who protested against Morsi and then against the military which seized power after Morsi. Heba MOrayet of the Human Rights Watch said” we haven’t seen such high profile activists actually sentenced to such lengthy sentences.” As the sentences were read, people in the courtroom shouted: “down with military rule.”
You can expect further trials of activists.
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Most Americans continue to believe in the claptrap that emanated from the Bush headquarters about “the Muslims” as though everyone of the Muslim faith shared exactly the same ideas as those of Osama bin Laden and any terrorist that wandered into the world arena. It is akin to say that “Americans” believe in killing babies or are all gun fanatics spending their days engaged in playing, not with their penis, but with its equivalent, one’s gun. Myam Mahmoud is an 18 year old Egyptian rap singer who wears a hijab and raps her way through the day fighting for women rights. She lives in Egypt, a nation in which the overwhelming majority of women report being sexually abused at one point or another in life. Myam listened to western and Middle Eastern rappers which led her, hijab and all, to fight for the rights of women in the Middle East.
“What got me started, what really angered me was Arab rap songs that constantly criticized the way women dress.” When posed questions about wearing the hijab, Myam calmly notes “I am not telling people what to do. I tell them they have the right to choose.” It is time to end the nonsense of the existence of a “Muslim civilization.” The world is different in Turkey than it is in Saudi Arabia!
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