"Your Cairo statement rings true. Am I right here," we twittered Rep. Thad McCotter this afternoon, linking our own tweet (above), a layman's take on the ongoing Middle East turmoil based upon keeping our virtual ear to the ground in the last period of time:
This is what's really happening. Muslim Brotherhood poised to co-opt restless populations thoughout Middle East.
"Yes, you are right," McCotter direct-messaged back. We're inclined to take the Michigan Congressman's well-considered assessments seriously. Any politician who can hold his own on Greg Gutfeld's transcendent, "take no prisoners" Red Eye on Fox in the wee hours is top salesman in the global marketplace of ideas. A few excerpts from McCotter's "Statement on Egyptian Crisis: America Must Stand with Her Ally Egypt" — a counterpoint to the standard-issue "let my people go" narrative spin that seems to be dominating the airwaves — and then, as might be expected, a few thoughts of our own. Here's our Thad:
The Egyptian demonstrations are not the equivalent of Iran's 2009 Green Revolution. The Egyptian demonstrations are the reprise of Iran's 1979 radical revolution.
Thus, America must stand with her ally Egypt to preserve an imperfect government capable of reform; and prevent a tyrannical government capable of harm …
Though many will be tempted to superficially interpret the Egyptian demonstrations as an uprising for populist democracy, they must recall how such similar initial views of the 1979 Iranian Revolution were belied by the mullahs' radical jackbooted murderers, who remain bent upon grasping regional hegemony and nuclear weaponry …
This is not a nostalgic 'anti-colonial uprising' from within, of all places, the land of Nassar. Right now, freedom's radicalized enemies are subverting Egypt and our other allies.
"MuslimBrotherhood ethos = Exact opposite of USA: 'rid Arab lands of non-believers' vs 'give me your huddled masses yearn'g to breathe free,'" we twittered this afternoon.
John Bolton's on the same wavelength. Cubachi explains:
Ambassador John Bolton is putting cold water to this growing sense among the media that this is a “pro-democracy movement.” This is a nation that has not seen democracy in centuries …
This is a protest percolated by the Muslim Brotherhood. As Big Peace revealed on its blog, What Do the Egyptian Crowds Want? Caliphate Dreams and Strict Sharia.
Googling our own posts on the subject of radicalized enemies from within, an über theme of our blog, we stumbled upon "Thad McCotter and the wicked wisp of a woman's hair," a post from May of last year that says it all:
Whatever role Nazi propaganda may have played in fanning the fires of ancient tribal hatreds, all utopian ideologies that feed on hatred and fear of "the other" — whether that "other" be women, Tea Partiers [!] or the Jewish people — are doomed to failure because they deny human nature. Thad McCotter expressed the idea most brilliantly in a CPAC showstopper last February …
Men who would fit women's world to their mind by forcing the veil upon us are in reality attempting a futile veiling of their own fearful human nature. Is it too much of a stretch to posit a similar psychological projection at work in the savage attempts of political elites — who know better than we what is best for us — to silence dissent?
Where will it all lead? Only time will tell. One intriguing possiblitiy:
The fixer in the shadows who may emerge as Egypt's leader.
General Omar Suleiman is already one of the world's most powerful spy chiefs. And in time, says David Blair, he could well be Hosni Mubarak's successor as leader of Egypt.
Finally, for a little comic relief, THE Robert Fisk rises from the dead to offer his half-cent's worth on what it might all mean:
How this elderly apparatchik [Suleiman] might be expected to deal with the anger and joy of liberation of 80 million Egyptians is beyond imagination. When I told the demonstrators on the tank around me the news of Suleiman's appointment, they burst into laughter.
Update II: Michelle Malkin Buzzworthy link!