January 28, 2011

From a Dictator, to Something Worse

Like much of the rest of the world I'm drawn to the growing unrest in Egypt. It appears that the events are approaching critical mass, and that Hosni Mubarak's dictatorial rule may be coming to an end.

The collapse of any dictatorship is something all humanity should celebrate, but we need to remind ourselves that those that may replace the existing dictator are more bloodthirsty than the tyrant they replace.

The Muslim Brotherhood is likely to take control of Egypt if Mubarak falls. The Brotherhood is the ideological home and is the birthplace of the ideology that brought us Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda. Coptic Christians, already under siege from radical Islamists, could face an attempted genocide if the Brotherhood comes to power and let's loose their fundamentalist followers.

Like Afghanistan under the Taliban, Egypt could easily become a terrorist state and a threat to the United States.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 28, 2011 11:16 AM

Egypt may be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood ... Lebanon is already under the control of an Iranian proxy ... China flexing its muscles ... An ineffectual foreign policy panty-waist occupies the WH ... I think maybe I'll read up on the Book of Revelation tonight.
"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

Posted by: LibertyAtStake at January 28, 2011 11:47 AM

The revolt in Egypt may be the beginning of the religious war that was been on the horizon for the last 50 years. This is not good. And what do we have for a leader? Maybe he will understand that when the POUS bows to foreign leaders, the message to the world is that it can raise hell.

Posted by: david at January 28, 2011 05:37 PM

@libertyatstake, so you're going to consult a book of fiery, apocalyptic 2,000 yr old religious rants for comfort and inspiration? Oh, the irony...You might have more in common with fanatic jihadists than you think.

Posted by: Will Butler at January 28, 2011 07:17 PM

Here something just for @WillButler:2Pe 3:3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.

Posted by: -1theopneustic at January 29, 2011 12:13 PM

Hey 1theopneustic, I can prove that Spider Man is real! Just give me a minute to consult my Spider Man comic book and find the quote the proves it...The religious mind set is always the same,and remember that YOU worship the same God as Osama bin Laden, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, just in a slightly different form.

Posted by: Will Butler at January 29, 2011 03:09 PM