We need a new “Moses” to stand up and tell Pharor Mubarack and his government to set his people free.
Where is America? American strategy in the Middle Ease is oil, stability and Israel. American is obessed with Israel. They hold Israel as the Axis of the Middle East policy. Arabs have always been invisible to America. The argument in going on in America now is about “interests” and “principles.” When it comes to policy , it comes down to what can we get. They work with people so undesirable and unreliable that they can’t be trusted. So theyhave to be under totalitarian governments The seige on Gaza is an Egyptian, Israeli, and American operation.
We must take Egypt for itself. Not ask Israel what they think or want. It is a mistake. Doing that makes what we think and do irrelevant. We do not matter.
We have supported all autocratic leaders in the Middle East We havbe even put them into power in the name of freedom. George W Bush promised the Freedom and Democracy, remember the “Freedom Agenda?” It was freedom in Iraq will bring democracy to Israel. We see how that worked out. The neocon agenda ha no plan built in for the peple to have a voice. The West had no reason to rock the boat. American must protect their interests.
America must stand for its principles. American policy is paralyzed. Why? The answer is simple…..Keep Egypt an Allie and whoever is “elected” president must ensure that they uphold the Egypt and Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979. Cold War policies.
We can’t alienate U.S Israelis. It would mean political suicide. In reality it is political cowardice.
The United States has long seeked to block democracy in the Arab world. This goes against all our principles. Principles we fought for in 1776. We had our revolution and won our freedom. We wrote the two greatest documents in the world, The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution. Beacons to the rest of the world.
Neocons have gone from the “Freedom Agenda” to fear talk. We need a new Moses to stand up to the neocons and Mubarak and shout let the people go. We need a “Moses” to scream..Mubarak and his regime must go. We put them into power since the Cold War. We can now throw them out. We can do this on the principles we sand on and believe in. The same ones that made this country great and the role model.
Though I am loath to praise William Kristol, his stand against his own conservatives and neocons is worth reading. It will follow. Stand up for Freedom, http://www.theweeklystandard.com/articles/stand-freedom 541404.html.
- The Neocons’ Egypt Dilemma (pajamasmedia.com)