His Imperial Majesty is always deeply skeptical when it comes to thing Aegyptian, much like we always beware Thracians bearing gifts, and so it was with the “wonderful news” of the “Arab Spring” getting rid of that vile dictator Mubarak and ushering in a golden age of freedom, democracy and perhaps even sexy and whiskey in the land of Cleopatra (that shameless hussy).
But nah, who were we to be nay-saying the obvious advantages of getting rid of a dictator (provided, of course, that said dictator isn’t ourself) when the downtrodden masses of Aegyptus obviously were just yearning to be free, open and tolerant? Not to mention that, as we were told numerous times by the OgabeMedia, this encouraging development was quite clearly a direct consequence of their Beloved Black Jesus’ soaring Cairo speech which, along with waters receding, cooler summers and milder winters, permanent tailwinds on bicycle paths all around the world and making paraplegics walk, had also brought about this miraculous turn of events deep in the belly of Arabian totalitarianism.
They may want to walk back their messiah’s direct responsibility a bit.
Relations between Egypt’s military rulers and the United States threatened to hit a new low after Egyptian security forces launched unprecedented armed raids on a series of high profile human rights and pro-democracy organisations.
The raids included targeting the US-government funded National Democratic Institute – founded by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright – and the International Republican Institute, whose chairman is Republican senator John McCain. Both organisations are affiliated with the two major US political parties.
The orchestrated move by Egypt’s generals, apparently keen to play up to anti-US and nationalist feelings in the country, will be seen as highly provocative in Washington, which underwrites military aid to Egypt to the sum of $1.3bn (£843m) annually.
As “thank you” cards go, this one leaves a bit to be desired, if you ask us. Maybe if we hand them another billion, they’ll rape our female journalists too? Oh wait… Can’t make omelet without breaking a few eggs, right? Although Ms Logan might disagree, but that would just go to show that she, unlike Ear Leader, doesn’t see the Big Picture.
At least the new, democratic, Arab Spring Aegyptus will guarantee peace on Earth and goodwill towards men in the Middle East, right?
When asked whether it is a requirement for the government in Egypt to recognize Israel, Bayoumi responded by saying: “This is not an option, whatever the circumstances, we do not recognize Israel at all. Its [Israel] an occupying criminal enemy.”
The deputy leader stressed during the interview that no Muslim Brotherhood members would ever meet with Israelis for negotiations. “I will not allow myself to sit down with criminals.”
Bayoumi went on to say that The Muslim Brotherhood would take legal procedures towards cancelling the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel that was signed in 1979. “The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity,” he told the paper.
How positively adorable! So it looks like yet another country embraces pisslamic fundamentalist Jooo-hatred.
You know, it’s funny when you think about it. Depending on your definition of “funny”, that is.
For all of his life, Osama bin Laden tried everything he could to unite the Ummah under the banner of pisslamic fundamentalism, but to say that he didn’t have much luck with his project would be a British Understatement.
But along comes B. Hussein Obama, and in three short years… Egypt, Syria, Libya and, we’re sure, soon Iraq… (UPDATE: and you can add Afghanistan too, as the Ogabe administration is currently engaged in surrender talks with the Taliban).
Makes you wonder if his order to take out bin Laden was more of a palace coup than anything else.
Heckuva job, Barry!