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As Islamists Take Control Of Egypt, Where Is Bill Kristol?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Look Who's Not Laughing Now

Earlier this year, William Kristol over at the Weekly Standard couldn’t wait to mock conservatives who were watching the developments in Egypt’s Tahrir Square with trepidation, knowing how this revolution would ultimately end: In a tyrannical Islamic state not unlike Iran.  Kristol drew stunningly wrong-headed conclusions from the erupting “Arab Spring,” and he and his pal Rich Lowry over at the Nation Review enjoyed a good laugh at the expense of concerned conservatives who wondered about the possibilities of a growing Islamic hegemony in the region.  The laughter has ceased, and if Kristol was honest, he’d write an essay explaining all the ways in which he had been wrong, and apologize to all of those who he had earlier mocked.  Of course, don’t expect that from Kristol, because he’s a true DC insider, and he won’t have bothered to note that in Egypt, the Islamists are now coming to power, precisely as more wary and rational conservatives predicted.

What should have been apparent to Mr. Kristol is that there can be no ‘Arab Spring’ under the control of Islam, and it was clear to most rational observers from the outset that an Islamic Republic of some sort would be the result.  Kristol thought otherwise, but like all good establishment writers, he hedged his bets a little when it became apparent things were not going so wonderfully as he had supposed, but that didn’t stop him from making the most absurd statement:

No more. The Arab winter is over. The men and women of the Greater Middle East are no longer satisfied by “a little life.”

This is the sort of delusional hyperbole that characterized much of Kristol’s writing on the subject at the time, and it’s one more instance in which what he wishes to be true leads him to write as though it had been true.   Now that Islamist groups are winning the elections, and will clearly come to dominate the government of Egypt, and as protests again turn violent, one might reasonably ask what Mr. Kristol now says about all of this, having earlier declared the “Arab Spring” in full bloom.  The answer:  He hasn’t offered anything more on a subject that has turned into a rough spot given his early judgments on the matter.

Meanwhile, on the ground in Egypt, the facts are making a strong case in the form of violence that Mr. Kristol’s hopeful wishes for the future have been superseded by the evidence of the “false spring” with which he covered his bases.  This situation remains fluid, but the outcome seems less in doubt as the Islamist factions are clearly sweeping aside any pro-Democracy factions in the elections.  What this will likely mean is that before all is said and done, we’re going to be faced with an increasingly radicalized Arab world, with terrible consequences for Israel, and indeed, the entire region.  This is one of the reasons Kristol’s wishful thinking was irresponsible and dangerous: Too many took to heart a false sense of security about the state of things in the region, and too many came to believe there was nothing about which Americans should worry.  As is now clear, that’s an unmistakable falsehood, and as it stands, we’re likely to see a growing movement in Egypt that will be more openly hostile to Israel, and more apt to discard its treaty commitments.  What Bill Kristol’s shameful mocking of conservative doubters of the “Arab Spring” had accomplished was to cause Americans to avert their eyes from the danger, but we won’t be able to remain willfully blind to it much longer.  The question thus becomes:  When will Kristol finally open his?

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Update: Destabilizing Government is The Occu-Pests’ Goal

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Andrew Breitbart

Breitbart was on FoxNews this morning.  He explained how the radical left is actually conspiring to destabilize the US Government.  While we’ve known this to be true for some time, this is his explanation of the events, the people behind it, and also his intention to reveal more information.  Big Government has managed to come up with the goods again, as they have a complete email archive of the Occupy Wall Street nuts, conspiring to destabilize the United States.  Here’s the video:

That information comes in the form of emails from a Yahoo group in which conspirators plan the protests we’re now witnessing, always with the intention of over-turning the United States.  The linkage between radical Islam and the radical left is undeniable.  Our enemies, foreign and domestic, are now working together to collapse the country.

Now, Breitbart’s Big Government site is making available an archive of those emails.  You can download the .pst version, import it into Outlook, and read what these people have been saying.

We’ve all known this for some time, but having the evidence is simply vindication of what we’ve been arguing all along.  These people are enemies of the United States.

Imagine this, from one of the emails:

OWS MESSAGING POINTS (to turn into soundbytes:)

1) We see this as a pretext to shut the occupation down.  Bloombergville – a 2 wk occupation at City Hall earlier this summer – was shut down in the same way, as was the M-15 encampments in Barcelona and Madrid in late Spring.  The Brookfield “rules” — no lying down, sleeping bags, tarps — are untenable.

2) We have an OWS Sanitation Operation, we don’t need the city’s crew.  We have been self-governing and self-organized and taking care of our space.  We already had a big clean-up planned and we’re moving that forward a day – TO TODAY.

2) If Bloomberg really cared about sanitation here he wouldn’t have blocked porto potties and dumpsters.  OWS allies have been working to secure these things on our behalf.

3)  We won’t allow them to come in.  This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.  They won’t foreclose our home, we’re calling for all supporters to join us at 6am Friday to help us do eviction defense.

Yes, you’re not imagining things. There are two (2) #2’s in this email.  Not 2a and 2b, but 2 and 2.   These are the geniuses to whom Bloomberg has surrendered.  I invite you to go to Big Government, download the email, and read it yourself.  It’s astonishing.  Really.

These people are completely insane. They even envision controlling water in North America:

It is not a stimulus at all, it is a slave labor plan, as I wrote earlier.  It calls for having people collecting unemployment compensation work for corporations who pay NOTHING for their labor. ie The government is paying for free labor for corporations.  This will not alleviate unemployment, but only encourage it.
We need to pass Glass-Steagall in order to break up the banks, and have the legitimate savings and loan system be the means of distributing GOVERNMENT CREDIT for GREAT PROJECTS.  Couldn’t our nation use some water management??  NAWAPA is really the way to go and would employ 7-8 million people. (North American Water and Power Alliance, designed by Parsons Group– the guys who did the Hoover Dam, had Kennedy not been assassinated we’d have it by now.)

It’s ridiculous.  Read the emails. Thanks to Breitbart for the continuing excellent work!