Friday, February 4, 2011

The Caliph-ate my homework

Exhibit 1:
HANNITY: Do you think that the Israelis are going to have to strike — they are going to have to take action. … As you pointed out, ElBaradei, you know, ran cover for the Iranians for all those years that he was with the IAEA. And, I just don’t think the Israelis have much longer to wait…they’re going to have to act in fairly short order.

BOLTON: I think that’s right. I don’t think there’s much time to act. And I think the fall of a Egyptian government committed to the peace agreement will almost certainly speed that timetable up.

Exhibit 2:
SPITZER: Mr. Morsy, I understand what you're saying, but I'm asking you again a simple question which I think can be answered yes or no. I'm not trying to be tough on you but would you recognize the state of Israel if your candidate for president were elected tomorrow? Would you recognize the state of Israel?

MORSY: Sir, sir, sir, this is a heavy question. You want to talk about the future, and you do not look into the past and the present. This is a heavy question. It's out of faith. It's ridiculous to ask about the future.
Why you don't have even your freedom in your country and you are close by, the foreign policies of the United States against the Palestinians and others. The blood is shed from the Palestinians for more than 60 years. Let us stop the bloodshed of the Palestinians and then talk about such matters in the future.
We are not against people. We are not against mankind. We are not against the Jews. We are against Zionism. We are against torturing the Palestinians.

Exhibit 3:
"I think this is a period of tremendous challenge and is a sign of the general failure of our strategy of not dealing with radical Islamists and not being honest and aggressive of what's going on around the world," Gingrich said.  "The president went to Cairo and gave his famous speech in which he explained that we should all be friends together because we're all the same people doing the same things and there are no differences between us," Gingrich said. "Well, I think there are a lot of differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and the rest of us."

Exhibit 4:
Muhammad Ghannem reportedly told Al- Alam that the Suez Canal should be closed immediately, and that the flow of gas from Egypt to Israel should cease “in order to bring about the downfall of the Mubarak regime.” He added that “the people should be prepared for war against Israel,” saying the world should understand that “the Egyptian people are prepared for anything to get rid of this regime.”
So what do we have here?  We have neocons on one side and Islamists on the other side calling for violence.  None of these chicken hawks and agitators will be near the front lines when the hostilities begin.  Americans get inflamed by the rhetoric from the Muslim Brotherhood, but can’t understand why Muslims call us imperialists and anti-Muslim.  So what is it?  It’s both sides feeding the red meat to their followers to sound tough and propagate the concept of perpetual war.  Meanwhile on the Jersey Shore...

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