Why Egypt had a Coup and Do We Have a Dog in This Fight?
What is going on in Egypt? To find the answer we need to take a look back in the history to Anwar Sadat. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed a Peace treaty between Israel and Egypt to end years of wars; enraged Islamists, particularly the radical Egyptian Islamic Jihad which is one of the fathers to the Muslim Brotherhood. On 6 October 1981, Sadat was assassinated by assassination squad was led by Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli after a fatwa approving the assassination had been obtained from Omar Abdel-Rahman "The Blind Sheikh". The same Blind Sheikh who was preaching at three mosques in the New York City area and was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. After the assassination, then Vice President Hosni Mubarak became president. In 1994, Steven Emerson's television documentary “Terrorists Among Us: Jihad in America” contains a video of Abdel-Rahman in Detroit calling for jihad against the "infidel". Abdel-Rahman called for the murder of infidels, and the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. He did this because President Mubarak up held the peace treaty with Israel and banded all radical terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, who had been responsible for thousands of murders in Egypt.
Now let’s fast forward; Hosni Mubarak bought Egypt out of the dark ages and was a strong ally of the US second only to Israel. When riots started and President Mubarak didn’t receive any help from his 30 year ally the US, instead of a crackdown on the people, he stepped down after 18 days of demonstrations during what is now know as the 2011 Egyptian revolution. On 11 February 2011, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. That same day we watched the TV as President Obama talked about the removal of Egyptian President Mubarak; President Obama commented “We are watching history taking place”, “The people of Egypt has spoken, their voices has been heard and Egypt will never be the same”, Egyptian people can find the answers peacefully and in the spirit of unity”, and “Egyptians have made it clear; nothing less then genuine democracy will carry the day”; unfortunately the Muslim Brotherhood gained power and with a known terrorist group in charge in Egypt, all that had been accomplished over the past 41 years seemed to be lost.
In August, the president moved against the military leadership, sending into retirement Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, as chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, had acted the country's de facto ruler in the wake of Mubarak's ouster and prior to Morsy's election. He removed all women who were in any position of power. A few months later, he issued an edict basically making himself a dictator. The opposition poured into Tahrir Square in central Cairo back into the center of public discontent as during Mubarak. In response, Morsy dropped his decree, but the situation remained tense. His supporters beating and detaining opposition protesters during deadly clashes and many protestors were shot in the streets. After a referendum approved the new constitution, Morsy signed it into law but critics argued it was passed too quickly, with liberals Islamist, Christians and other minority opposition groups felt excluded and that their right had been taken away with the Constituent Assembly which gave it a stanch Islamic bias. Human Rights Watch said the constitution "protects some rights but undermines others," and that it "fails to end military trials of civilians or to protect freedom of expression and religion." Read this column written by an Egyptian on why Morsi had to go.
To the shock of Egypt’s backers in the West, the army showed no sign of compromise after its decisive move to depose President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood terror group. Fighter jets swooped in Red Arrows-style formation over the capital. At one stage they playfully drew hearts in the sky with their tail-fumes in response to the popular chants of “The army and people are one hand” with which crowds in Tahrir Square welcomed Mr. Morsi’s dismissal from the president’s office; this was not what they had been promised.
The Muslim Brotherhood immediately started murdering Christian and anti-Morsi protested. Our news covered it as the Egyptian military murder by standers but look closer; the Muslim Brotherhood were being protected by human shields while sniping the Egyptian troops. How do you know these people were protecting the snipers, while the snipers shot, sometimes through their legs, they never moved. The Muslim Brotherhood caught and executed 25 Egyptian policemen in the Sinai. Morsi has also been accused of plotting with Hamas another terror group who has been responsible for thousands of innocent people’s deaths.
Why does President Obama (skip to around 0:50) want Morsi back into office when he is a terrorist? If “We are watching history taking place”, “The people of Egypt has spoken, their voices has been heard and Egypt will never be the same”, Egyptian people can find the answers peacefully and in the spirit of unity”, and “Egyptians have made it clear; nothing less then genuine democracy will carry the day”; then wouldn’t this be so this time as well? If the Egyptian people have figured out that they had elected a tyrant and him and his party was going to remove their freedoms, shouldn’t they be allowed to remove them from office; should we be allowed to remove them from office if the same happens in the US? Why do we turn our back on an ally and support a terrorist?
In my opinion we need to stay out of it; if we are going to support the people the first time we need to support them this time but from a distance. I do not know why they elected a terrorist for president, probably because he said they had changed; as I say about all politicians, actions speak louder then words and his actions says "I'm still a terrorist".