History is Repeating Itself in Islamic Nations
CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s military deployed on the streets of Cairo to enforce a nighttime curfew as the sun set Friday on a day of rioting and violent chaos that was a major escalation in the challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
Still thousands in the capital Cairo defied a nationwide night curfew and were trying to storm two major government buildings – the state TV and the Foreign Ministry. Others were praying on the streets after nightfall.
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Egyptian military deploys in Cairo under curfew
I don’t know how many of my readers are old enough to be familiar with the Iranian revolution, or to have been working in the run-up to military or covert operations in response to that event, but with all this BS in Egypt, I am having a serious case of deja vu.
It seems that some in Iran are feeling the same way.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A senior Iranian cleric says protests in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen are evidence that his country’s 1979 Islamic revolution is being replayed.
Addressing thousands of worshippers at Tehran University Friday, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said a new Middle East is emerging based on Islamic values, not U.S. desires.
Violent protests in Tunisia toppled former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and a “Friday of Wrath” has engulfed Egypt, a U.S. ally. Protesters in Yemen also called for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled for nearly 32 years.
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Iran cleric: Mideast unrest replay of Iran revolt
For those not familiar with the Iranian Revolution;
The Iranian Revolution
The Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution or 1979 Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran’s monarchy (Pahlavi dynasty) under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.
Demonstrations against the Shah began in January 1978. Between August and December 1978 strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country. The Shah left Iran for exile in mid-January 1979, and in the resulting power vacuum two weeks later Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians. The royal regime collapsed shortly after on February 11 when guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting. Iran voted by national referendum to become an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979, and to approve a new theocratic constitution whereby Khomeini became Supreme Leader of the country, in December 1979. SOURCE
Which, in turn, led to this;
The Iranian Hostage Crisis
The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two US citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamic students and militants took over the Embassy of the United States in support of the Iranian Revolution. SOURCE
The reason I believe history IS repeating itself? It’s very simple actually.
When the Iranian Revolution occurred, when the hostage crisis took place, Jimmy Carter was President of the United States of America.
The USA was in a serious state of decline, our oil sources were supposedly compromised and we had what was thought to be the worst President that could possibly be in office during a time of crisis.
Fast forward to today. Change the names a bit, replace Iran with Egypt, replace Carter with Obama and then look at the situation OUR nation faces right now.
Oil prices just jumped $4.00 a barrel. Our access to the Suez Canal is in serious jeopardy, our economy is teetering at best and Barack Hussein Obama IS the worst president we could possibly have in office at a time like this, or, quite frankly, at ANY time.
And then we have a moonbat calling for the USA to cut aid to Israel.
GOP senator favors cutting US aid to Israel
WASHINGTON — Tea party-backed Republican Sen. Rand Paul favors cutting U.S. aid to Israel as part of a deficit-driven effort to slash government spending by $500 billion this year, drawing criticism from Democrats and Republicans who argue the U.S. must be unwavering in its support for the longtime Mideast ally. SOURCE
I am all for cutting foreign aid, ALL foreign aid, to ANY nation that is an Islamic nation. Start with Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, Palestine, Pakistan and any other anti-American nation that is enthralled with the practice of Islam.
To cut off funds and support from Israel could be the most horrendous, and quite possibly, the most catastrophic action that the U.S. Government could engage in.
Why does the United States insist on propping up our enemies, Muslims, and we do, to the tune of BILLIONS of our hard earned tax dollars, all the while letting some MORON like Rand Paul preach his screed encouraging the defunding of Israel.
Many have long believed, and I am one of them, that Ron Paul is an anti-Semitic racist and a supporter of the Nazis and Stormfront. I have to seriously wonder, just how close to the tree did THIS nut fall?
Republican Senator-elect Rand Paul, probably the best-known of the tea party figures who won election last week, brushed aside talk that the GOP establishment might co-opt newly-elected members of the movement and said, “I think the tea party actually is co-opting Washington.”
“We’re coming. We’re proud. We’re strong. We’re loud,” Paul said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “And we’re going to co-opt. And, in fact, I think we’re already shaping the debate.” SOURCE
“We’re coming. We’re proud. We’re strong. We’re loud,” and if Rand Paul is a leader of this organization, ‘they’re STUPID‘ too.