Yes, we should trust the folks who brought us 9/11, the Patriot Act, the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan because they seem to really know what they are doing. Starting another war against Iran with the help of their co-conspirators the Israelis, is just what we need...
Former semi-ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, has told Sean Hannity the Egyptian rebellion against the authoritarian dictator Hosni Mubarak should be used as a pretext to bomb Iran.
“Do you think that the Israelis are going to have to strike — they are going to have to take action?” Sean Hannity asked Bolton on his radio program Monday. “”As you pointed out, ElBaradei ran cover for the Iranians for all those years that he was with the IAEA. And, I just don’t think the Israelis have much longer to wait… they’re going to have to act in fairly short order.”
“I think that’s right,” Bolton said. “I don’t think there’s much time to act. And I think the fall of a Egyptian government committed to the peace agreement will almost certainly speed that timetable up.”
Last week Bolton said “the real alternative is not Jefferson democracy versus the Mubarak regime, but that it’s the Muslim Brotherhood versus the Mubarak regime, and that has enormous implications for the US, for Israel, and our other friends in the region.”
The corporate media – and especially the concurrent neocon media – are now portraying the Muslim Brotherhood as a scary and threatening apparition poised to implement sharia law across the region and kill infidels.
“If the Obama administration decides to go along with the ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood under the guise of a ‘peoples’ coalition government, it will be pursuing yet another lethal engagement in its pursuit of approval in the Muslim world,” writes Joseph Klein.
“The Mubarak dictatorship is crumbling, the Muslim Brotherhood is warning that regimes will fall all over the Middle East and the radical left in America and internationally is cheering them on,” writes David Horowitz, the former Marxist turned neocon connected to CIA operative Richard Mellon Scaife.
Meanwhile, in Israel, apocalyptic doom is predicted for the moment after Mubarak falls. The Global Research in International Affairs Center claims that the Muslim Brotherhood has taken over most of the opposition once led by largely secular parties. “Even the most important past such organization, the Kifaya movement, has already been taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood,” Barry Rubin writes in a scary report claiming the ascendancy of the Brotherhood.
“They want an Islamist radical state, ruled by Sharia and at war with Israel and the United States,” Rubin continues. The Brotherhood and al-Qaeda are one in the same, the report argues.
The neocon propaganda outlet in Israel, The Jerusalem Post, cranks the fear-mongering up a level with dire warnings of war against the Jewish state. “A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the Arabic-language Iranian news network Al-Alam on Monday that he would like to see the Egyptian people prepare for war against Israel, according to the Hebrew-language business newspaper Calcalist,” writes Yaakov Lappin.
Muhammad Ghannem reportedly told Al-Alam that the Suez Canal should be closed immediately, and that the flow of gas from Egypt to Israel should cease “in order to bring about the downfall of the Mubarak regime.” He added that “the people should be prepared for war against Israel,” saying the world should understand that “the Egyptian people are prepared for anything to get rid of this regime.”
Even so-called liberals who support Israel are beating the drums. “The Brotherhood remains the only well-organized institution in Egypt other than the military. It has been underground for generations – jailed, tortured, infiltrated, but still, somehow, flourishing. Its moment may be approaching,” writes Richard Cohen in a Washington Post op-ed.
Cohen is on to something, although he probably does not know it. The Muslim Brotherhood was indeed infiltrated – and not recently, but many years ago.
As Peter Goodgame has exhaustively documented, the Muslim Brotherhood is a prized secret weapon of the globalists. Both the CIA and British intelligence penetrated the group and used it to fight against Arab nationalism, in particular early on nationalism promoted by Egypt’s Nasser.