Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 20, 2012, 12:40 a.m. EST by DouglasAdams
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Occupy Movements worldwide were inspired by the Egyptian Arab Spring. What started as organized anarchy, more or less, held elections that selected the Muslim Brotherhood backed candidate to head of the new Egyptian government, Muhammad Morsi.
A reactionary anti-western Muslim Brotherhood jihad has crashed the hopes and expectations of a liberal democracy that a Facebook-socialized-networked revolution had enabled.
In Egypt there was a period of violent confrontation with the state staging violent opposition against unarmed civilians. Muburak was overthrown. The Egyptian revolt is considered to have successfully overthrown the government. The frustrated protesters are still trying to form a new Egyptian government of their design even after electing the Muslim Brotherhood backed candidate.
They may have been better off under Mubarak. The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi. The victims can be anyone, including Egyptian Christians. “It’s anyone who is resisting the new government,” Ibrahim, Egyptian news correspondent, said. “In this particular case, the people attacked and crucified were secular protesters upset because of Morsi’s hostile campaign against the media, especially of Tawfik Okasha, who was constantly exposing him on his station, until Morsi shut him down.”
To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Sudan; and minor protests have occurred in Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Western Sahara, as well as clashes at the borders of Israel in May 2011. In neighboring Iran, protests by the Arab minority in Khuzestan erupted in 2011 as well. Weapons and Tuareg fighters returning from the Libyan civil war stoked a simmering rebellion in Mali, and the consequent Malian coup d'état has been described as "fallout" from the Arab Spring in North Africa. The sectarian clashes in Lebanon were described as a direct result of the Syrian uprising and hence the regional Arab Spring.
Arab Spring in Jeopardy
What happened to the United States' implicit mission to support democracies everywhere? Organizing sanctions against an Iran with nuclear ambition is a response to contain radical Islam republics and protect freedom everywhere. Investigations and reports of Egyptian crucifixions in the 21st century should evoke a similar response towards Egypt. Crucifying Christians or anyone else is miles beneath anything Sadam Hussein had done. Even Hitler didn’t do that. We have given Egypt more foreign aid than any other country in the world except Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq. This is what Islam is capable of. The misadventure to rescue the Middle East from despotic rulers, WMD, al Qaeda was a deadly miscalculation and an irreconcilable waste of lives, money and time. Egypt was one of our closest allies. It has been taken over by forces of the antichrist.