Egypt's parliament wants Israel's ambassador out
"Revolutionary Egypt will never be a friend, partner or ally of the Zionist entity (Israel), which we consider to be the number one enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation," said the (Egyptian parliamentary) report. "It will deal with that entity as an enemy, and the Egyptian government is hereby called upon to review all its relations and accords with that enemy."
There are about 81 million Egyptians and about 7.5 million Israelis.
This story is a few days old, but weren't we told by the Obama administration that the "Arab Spring" was the blossoming of democracy in the Middle East?
Did not this president sing the praises of these riots throughout the Arab world as something akin to the Revolution of 1776 and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s?
Yes, he did.
There are times in the course of history when the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has been building up for years. In America, think of the defiance of those patriots in Boston who refused to pay taxes to a King, or the dignity of Rosa Parks as she sat courageously in her seat. So it was in Tunisia...
This president needs to eat these words.
How is it that Barack Obama applauded the overthrow of Mubarak, yet remained silent during the secular democratic uprisings in Iran?
How is it that the rise of radical Islam throughout the Middle East is applauded by the American president, despite the genocidal nature of this movement?
Something does not compute here.
How do you explain it?
It makes no sense to me.