Middle East democracy

ESSAY: ISLAMIC SEASONS AND ‘DEMOCRATIC’ GLOBAL POLICY: PART II, SECTION I…….
  Perfect storms haven’t single trigger, it’s a cascade of inter-related and independent factors. Also read (French): Interview with Aymeric Chauprade: The European Union, best friend of the Islamization of Europe? [In imposing the model of multiculturalism at the expense of assimilation, the European Union appears to be the best ally of Islamization. This is why it is impossible to fight the Islamization of Europe if we do not release it from the…
HENRY KISSINGER IN BILDT INTERVIEW: ‘WE SHOULDN’T DELUDE OURSELVES THAT FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM IS COMPATIBLE WITH REAL DEMOCRACY…….
  Finally someone with real clout speaks about what we’ve known all along. NOTE: Special thanks to Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for the h/t and help in the translation. BILD.de Henry Kissinger met for an interview at the Schlosshotel Grunewald. IMAGE: In Libya, the U.S. ambassador is murdered, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, an angry mob attacked Western embassies, there were dead and hundreds injured. Do we have fear of a new war? Henry Kissinger: We…
EGYPTIAN COUP LEADER GENERAL ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI’S M.E. ‘DEMOCRACY’ THESIS MIRRORS MINDSET OF DEPOSED SHARIA SUPPORTING MB PRESIDENT MORSI………
  In other words we’re talking birds-of-a-feather here, the only difference being in nuance. Thanks to Andy for fleshing out these inconvenient details. While everyone rushes to embrace the military for their ‘stepping up to the plate’ and delivering Egypt from the clutches of fundamentalist Islam, the shady side of the principle players on the ‘savior’s side are coming to light. Not the pretty picture as depicted by many. Al-Sisi’s…
GEORGE WILL WEIGHS IN ON EGYPT’S MILITARY COUP VIS-A-VIS THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD……
  To my regret however, George makes no mention about sharia still in large approval by the majority of Egyptian society, including by the general leading the military coup. There can be no real (small d) democracy in Egypt, or in any society that’s fixated on sharia, because by default, it means that tolerance, a crucial backbone of the civil society is lacking. h/t: Dennis Mitzner Abraham Lincoln rejected the…
BARRY RUBIN: MB TAKEOVER OF TUNISIA REMOVES HOPE FOR ANYONE ELSE……?
  Tyranny is tyranny.  Looking at the Islamic fundamentalist AKP’s takeover of Turkey, I conclude that any hope for a modern Middle East to be nothing more than wishful thinking. With Islam, it could only be that way. NOTE: The Soviets played on the ignorance of many concerning ”democratic rule”, so to the Muslims as well, it’s called process over substance. Note that his claiming the opposition seeks to seize…
ANDREW BOSTOM: PEW REPORT PROVES SUPPORT FOR SHARIA STILL STRONG THROUGHOUT ISLAMIC WORLD……..
  Andy parses the data and spells it out for us once again. The League of Nations tried the ”democracy project” in the Middle East during the mandate period that started just after WWI, most noticeably with the San Remo Conference. It’s clear that what remains from that period is the only true democratic representational government, Israel. You can’t import true (small d) democracy into the Muslim world, it has, and will…
THOMAS FRIEDMAN FINALLY ADMITS THE ‘ARAB SPRING’ NOT SO SPRINGY………
  Hah! Springers! Even the dullest blades get sharpened once in a while. Why not the Arab millennium or the Arab trillion years. Like the guy who keeps predicting the world will end, it’s safest to set your dates as far as possible. And 10-25 years later, no one will remember what Friedman predicted let alone that he even existed. Thomas Friedman Finally Admits the Arab Spring is a Disaster…
JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH WARNS OBAMA ABOUT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…….
  The thing is, Obama couldn’t care less what anyone says about the MB, they are his private pet project, and he’ll insist that they are today’s Middle East darlings. He’s convinced that they are the future and agrees with them about democratic tyranny. Share this:FacebookTwitter
DANIEL GREEFIELD: DEMOCRACY IS NOT THE ANSWER……..
  Democracy was never the answer, a constitutional republic, founded by an already ‘civil society’…..is. Such a civil society organizing a representational government founded upon the concept of individual unalienable rights, proven free market principles that safeguards property rights, and a profound, fundamental belief in limited government, is the answer. NOTE: That Arab states lack the civil society, is reason enough to already have serious doubt on the whole ”Arab-Spring”…
BARRY RUBIN: THE SECRET DOCUMENT THAT SET OBAMA’S M.E. POLICY……..
  And it’s been all down hill from there after. The Secret Document That Set Obama’s Middle East Policy By Barry Rubin “We have to confront is violent extremism in all of its forms.… America is not — and never will be — at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security — because we reject the same thing that…
ANDY BOSTOM AND ROBERT SPENCER DISCUSS WHAT WENT WRONG WITH BERNARD LEWIS……..
  WWWW ? Interview: What Went Wrong With Bernard Lewis? March 12th, 2013 by Andrew Bostom | I spent an hour with my colleague, the prolific author Robert Spencer, discussing Bernard Lewis, nonagenarian doyen of Islamic Studies.  The entire interview, conducted as a segment for Robert’s outstanding weekly series ofJihad Watch programs on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network,  is embedded above. Please read the summary assessment of my concerns before watching the interview. A more detailed…
MARTIN KRAMER’S SANDBOX: FAVORABLY OR UNFAVORABLY THE US CONTINUES TO BE GRINDING WHEEL OF WORLD CHANGE…….
  It’s not a question of what the West (US) does, it’s the fact that it exists, that drives the Middle East players to do either ”this or that”. Golden quote:  ….the damaging effect of the West upon the East had nothing to do with what the West did. It was an inevitable effect of what the West was, and no amount of sidestepping or backtracking could mitigate the consequences. The West,…
BARRY RUBIN: IT’S NO CONTEST, WHY FUNDAMENTALIST MUSLIMS WIN IN ”FAIR’ ELECTIONS……..
  There is no concept of the civil society within these Muslim states whatsoever, let alone the concept of defending someone else’s right to hold contrary views and values and fairly compete within the marketplace of ideas. The ”Arab Spring” was always doomed from the start. Why Islamists Always Win “Fair” Elections December 14th, 2012 – 4:21 pm I must quote extensively from a MEMRI analysis of the Egyptian referendum on the…
THE MUSLIM MIDDLE EAST TAILSPINS INTO ISLAMOFASCIST TYRANNY………
   And the West looked on. Egypt’s New Constitution: Laying the Basis for an Islamist, Sharia State  But this time, unlike 2011, it is the regime that enjoys the support of the armed forces and Western governments, being buttressed also with almost $10 billion in aid. “The people” aren’t going to bring down this regime and the new rulers are going to implement their interpretation of “God’s law.” That is…
DANIEL PIPES: IN SUM, ISLAMISTS WANT TO IMPOSE SHARIA, THE WEST IS DIVIDED AND THE BATTLE OF WILLS IS JUST GETTING STARTED……..
  Personally, I prefer to label it fundamentalist Islam, or basic Islam 101. Rampaging Islamists by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times September 19, 2012 WT title: “Islamic violence advances Shariah law: Is U.S. ready to accept second-class status?”; includes updates When Muslims take to the streets in nearly 30 countries to engage in various degrees of anti-Western violence, something important is underway. Reflections on what this might mean: The Rushdie Rules…
ANDREW BOSTOM REVIEW’S ANDREW MCCARTHY’S LATES BOOK: SPRING FEVER THE ILLUSION OF ISLAMIC DEMOCRACY……..
  Absent of the West’s enlightenment which produced the concept of the civil society, and the Islamic world’s insistence of the collective over the individual, the ”Arab Spring” could never be counted on to produce anything resembling pluralistic democracy. The so called ”democracy” of the former Soviet Union and Iran is the closest model to what’s transpiring in the ME. NOTE: Also worth mulling over is the fact that the…
‘ARAB SPRING’ IS ACTUALLY SPRING BOARD FOR JUMPING JIHADIS…….
  As I have said it would be from the very git go. The Al Qaeda-Muslim Brotherhood Coalition Posted by P. David Hornik Not long ago the Arab Spring was seen as a harbinger of democracy. It turns out that, instead, it’s creating breeding grounds for international terror—and safe havens for al-Qaeda itself. That is not just a polemical opinion but the somber assessment of the director-general of Britain’s MI5 internal…
VALID COMPARISONS MADE BETWEEN IRANIAN REVOLUTION AND ‘THE ARAB SPRING’……..
  The ‘Arab Spring’ is an illusion, it’s just one form of tyranny replacing another, and the people will submit to it, because, Islam demands and expects it. Parallel Betrayals: Iranian Revolution and Arab Spring by Raymond Ibrahim FrontPage Magazine June 18, 2012 Many are the lessons to be learned between the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the current revolutions of the Arab world. Consider the issue of the hijab, the…
ANOTHER DISASTER OF MAJOR PROPORTIONS JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN……..
  Like in all major disasters, there has to be a chain of negative contributing factors that brings a situation to its miserable climax, and conclusion. Barry warns of the next disaster that’s been slowly transforming before our very eyes, but it seems that the West is intent on not heeding sound advise any more than the captain of the Titanic. Egypt’s Elections: Titanic of Western Interests, Meet Iceberg of Islamist…
ARAB CONFERENCE: DON’T BE SCARED OF POLITICAL ISLAM…….
  The Arab winter of fundamentalist delight   Take the time to read Barry Rubin’s latest: When Romanticism Trumps Reason You Get Radical Chic Catastrophes To put it in one sentence, what made the Middle East different from every other place in the world is that there the Nazi collaborators won. They weren’t just clients or students of the German national socialists but rather on an equal footing, with parallel ideas…
SYRIAN BAATH PARTY BUILDING HIT BY MILITANT’S ROCKET FIRE……
  You just have to love  the irony, the Syrian regime loved helping Arab terrorists to attack Israeli citizens, now the baying pack is howling in its own backyard. Hitting the Ba’ath party building with rocket fire huh? I wonder how much if it originated from Libya? More here. BUT: ASSAD REFUSES TO BACK DOWN: SAYS CRUSHING MILITANTS STILL THE OBJECTIVE…… If he’s unsuccessful in the way of Mubarak and and…
ANDY BOSTOM: THE GOOD OR BAD REVOLT IN SYRIA…….
  Andy is right on target. Both the Syrian regime and the opposition that is fighting them, are two sides of the very same coin. As far as Jews are concerned, both are oppressive towards them. The reason why the ‘secular’ Baathist party under the Assad(s) regime restricted and persecuted Jews, was to placate the Syrian Sunni majority, as well as from their own anti-Semitic prejudices. So there is little…
BARRY RUBIN: OBAMA’S MIDDLE EAST POLICY IS CRASH AND BURN IN SEPTEMBER…….
It’s like you’ve already seen the pilot, so there’s no need to see the film. KGS H/T: Barry Rubin In September, Obama’s Middle East Policy Will Collapse by Barry Rubin -1979. Radical regime takes power in Iran. U.S. policy makes a mess in dealing with the revolutionary crisis. Americans taken hostage, revolutionary Islamism flourishes, thirty plus years of violence, September 11, Islamist movement still growing. By the way, why does…
CHE GUEVARA IN THE ME: KAMSHISH AFFAIR REDUX……?
Just the other day, the Tundra Tabloids posted a piece by Andy Bostom which appeared at both Breitbart and at his blog on the “Kamshish Affair”; During March 1965, Gamal Abdel Nasser accompanied by Che Guevarra visited Kamshish a small village in the heart of the Nile Delta, some 40 miles north of Cairo. As described in Egypt, The Stalled Society, Banners were hoisted and the solemn proclamation that “the revolution of…