Bread and Circuses, Re: Two words on Egypt: Remember Syria, Toronto Sun, July 7, 2013

Ninety three thousand people and counting have been killed in the religious war in Syria to date and an equal if not higher number of people have fled to neighbouring countries as refugees.

Those numbers are rising daily as the bloodshed and carnage continues as we speak.

The religious war in Syria has caused untold suffering and could easily lead to a wider war that would engulf the entire Middle East and beyond.

And make no mistake, it is a religious war. It may have started out as a civil war but it quickly turned into a religious war and a religious war it remains.

The Muslim Brotherhood led uprising in Egypt may well turn into a religious war as well. If it does it will make the war in Syria seem like very small potatoes indeed.

There is no doubt that ex-President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt are anti-American, anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli; that they and their followers hate and are disgusted by America, Americans, Israel and Jews; that they did a horrible job while they were in office; that they were rejected by the Egyptian people; that they would have put Egypt back into the stone age if they stayed in power; that the Egyptian people, especially religious minorities, suffered terribly under them; that they enjoyed the active support of President Obama and the American government; that Obama remains supportive and would love to see them return to power; that the current uprising may be seen as a civil war but that it will become a religious one like the war in Syria if it goes on much longer; that the Generals who deposed them acted in the best interests of the people and the nation and that they also acted in the best interests of the United States and Israel because Morsi and the Brotherhood would have undermined and actively worked against America (up to and even closing the Suez Canal) and would have gone to war against Israel because being Islamists they cannot abide Israel’s existence and being politicians a war would serve as a momentary diversion to keep the people’s minds off their failures.

There is also no doubt that their return to power would be catastrophic because they would continue on the path they were on when they when they were deposed. They’re Islamists…they’d have to.

How then to keep them from returning to power…how can Obama and the United States keep them out of office?

How about making sure that there is enough food in the country for all? There isn’t right now and hunger is becoming a real problem.

How about invigorating the economy so that ordinary Egyptians can feed themselves and improve their lives?

How about supporting the Generals and the people and providing military and material assistance to prevent a return by Morsi and the Brotherhood?

How about holding Morsi and the Brotherhood accountable for their crimes against humanity?

How about making firm statements on the side of the Generals and the people and recognizing the necessity and legitimacy of what they did?

Those measures alone would go a long way towards keeping Morsi and the Brotherhood from returning to power.

How about it Obama?

You do want to keep Morsi and the Brotherhood from returning to office don’t you?

You do want to act in the best interests of the United States don’t you?

Don’t you?

I don’t think you do you know. I think you’ve acted like a clown since you orchestrated President Mubarak’s ouster and Morsi and the Brotherhoods rise to power. I think you want to see them return to power and are actively trying to make that happen even though it is clearly not in the best interests of the United States.

Or the Egyptian people either for that matter.

Which is of course why you are threatening to cut off aid to Egypt and using it as leverage against the Generals and the Egyptian people.

How about it Obama?

Bread and circuses, aye Barack?

Barack Hussein Obama.

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