With the Arab/Muslim world – the Mid East in particular – always in chaos, invariably embroiled in ill-defined levels of dysfunction, the fact of the matter is that the region ain’t Kansas. It never will be. Like it or not, autocrats have a place in the Arab world, and fine tuning their powers to loosen the grip is doable. More to the point, the expectation of importing western democracy into the mix is frankly delusional, yet on the opposite side of the spectrum, those who agitate and advocate for Islamism, well, consider them the pyromaniacs of the region. Get ready…set…blow!
As a writer concentrating on geo-politics and the Mid East, one is better able to discern the signals of various pressure points, fault-lines so to speak. In other words, being a basket case doesn’t necessarily translate into an active tinder box. True, lighting a fuse under trying circumstances definitely becomes more dangerous, but it depends upon whose fingers are toying with the boxes of matches.
There is no claim to prophetic powers, but there is a deep knowledge basis of regional and world events. And access to world class “prognosticators” doesn’t hurt. Hence, events are playing out as expected, to the point of shoring up a decade of Brotherhood research. The regional explosions are not for nothing. Simply put, from the moment the leader of the free world embraced the Brothers, it became obvious that it would be the trigger point (albeit 2 years later, a blip on the historical radar) for the most malignant, anti-American, anti-western forces – ala the Brotherhood Mafia – to set the region on fire. And this diagnosis still stands, even though Iran’s mullahs have been terrorizing the region and the west, since their Islamic revolution in 1979.
Most significantly, the attendant fires engulfing Egypt and Syria, (though seemingly unrelated, one Sunni backed, the other Shia but entirely linked), will result in a World War, its place markers set by the Commander-in-Chief!
As is said, a picture is worth a thousand words, and multiply that by many thousands more. While there had been a small faction of democracy seekers, vying to unseat Mubarak in 2011, the fact of the matter remains, sans the Islamist-in-Chief’s meddling – on behalf of the Brotherhood – the results would have played out less explosively. The embedded pics from Egypt reveal a vile distaste and distrust of the POTUS. In this regard, no one can blame them, even though many equally hate the west and Israel. The question becomes: What are they seeking? For the most part, a return to Nasserism, pan Arabism and a mix of socialism is rearing its head. And while the choice is between two western devils, there is little doubt that Obama Inc’s backing of Brotherhood Islamists has brought the region to the brink.
Even though Morsi has now been unceremoniously deposed by the military, this struggle is far from over. If anyone believes the Brotherhood Mafia is going to allow this result to stand, think again. The general populace are basically on the verge of starvation, and this is hardly a recipe for reconciliation between factions. Regardless, since Obama Inc. implanted the Brothers into power, for the first time in their history, their dumping is not to be taken lightly. They won’t pick up their marbles and go home. Nor will they sulk. They will pounce, when fully primed for retribution.
Now any sudden moves can bring the entire Mid East into a MASSIVE war with major world players. Israel’s forces are readying on all fronts, duly aware of the historical part they will play in what may well be called – in the history books – the war of the century.
Even though it is reported that Russia airlifted its citizens (and most troops) out of the region, suffice it to say that their assets are deeply hidden…readying to strike. America’s assets are (somewhat) visible. Hence, a GLOBAL confrontation is in the offing.
UPDATE: It didn’t take long for this blog’s “prediction” to come to the fore…according to a highly plugged in Mid East source, Aaron Klein –