zondag 1 mei 2011

Egypt: Pillar of Fire and Political Plagues Are Bad Signs

By Barry Rubin

Gas flames shooting 65 feet high signal the birth of a new Middle East. That pillar of fire, unlike the Biblical one, indicates that Egyptians are on the march, following new, would-be religious prophets into the desert. So does a new Pew poll which, despite the positive spin put on it by much of the mass media, is very worrisome.

You know its all obvious when the New York Times runs the opening paragraph in an article:

Egypt is charting a new course in its foreign policy that has already begun shaking up the established order in the Middle East, planning to open the blockaded border with Gaza and normalizing relations with two of Israel and the West’s Islamist foes, Hamas and Iran."
This all should have been obvious in February, before the revolution took place.

Read more at: The Rubin Report