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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Morsi, Egypt and The Sinai Attack... "...and Everybody Hates The Jews."

I'm not surprised that Egyptians are blaming Israel for the terror attack on its Sinai base. (Hat tip IMRA)  The tune and lyrics to that old Tom Lehrer National Brotherhood Week song are ringing in my ears.

Oh, the white folks hate the black folks,
And the black folks hate the white folks.
To hate all but the right folks
Is an old established rule.

But during national brotherhood week, national brotherhood week,
Lena Horne and sheriff Clarke are dancing cheek to cheek.
It's fun to eulogize
The people you despise,
As long as you don't let 'em in your school.

Oh, the poor folks hate the rich folks,
And the rich folks hate the poor folks.
All of my folks hate all of your folks,
It's American as apple pie.

But during national brotherhood week, national brotherhood week,
New Yorkers love the Puerto Ricans 'cause it's very chic.
Step up and shake the hand
Of someone you can't stand.
You can tolerate him if you try.

Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics,
And the Catholics hate the Protestants,
And the Hindus hate the Muslims,
And everybody hates the Jews.

But during national brotherhood week, national brotherhood week,
It's national everyone-smile-at-one-another-hood week.
Be nice to people who
Are inferior to you.
It's only for a week, so have no fear.
Be grateful that it doesn't last all year!
They are as true today as when they were written.

The Egyptian Sinai base was attacked by terrorists because the terrorists wanted to get through to Israel to attack us.  That's the connection, which is clearly explained by Ruthie Blum in her latest Israel Hayom article.
Let’s begin with the response of the Muslim Brotherhood — the organization from which the newly “democratically elected” president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, hails.
Attributing the attack to the Mossad, the Brotherhood accused Israel of having “been seeking to abort the revolution since its inception and the proof of this is that it gave instructions to its Zionist citizens in Sinai to depart immediately a few days ago … which makes it imperative to review clauses in the signed agreement between us and the Zionist entity."
Hamas, too, condemned “Israeli agents” for the attack, which it called “a despicable crime that only serves the interests of the Zionist enemy."
Hamas, you see, was pleased as punch with Morsi’s electoral victory. Being a member of the Brotherhood, he was their kind of guy. And up until Sunday’s attack, he was making nicey-nicey with its prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh. Among his other goodwill gestures towards his brethren in the Gaza Strip, Morsi reopened the Rafah crossing, which gave the terrorist enclave the kind of freedom of movement its inhabitants craved.
Wreckage of APC from terror attack.
Wreckage of APC from terror attack.
Israel news photo: Flash 90
We shouldn't lose focus on the fact that Israel has no true, reliable allies and that Egyptian President Morsi favors our most dangerous enemy.

As I write, there's news of additional attacks and clashes between the terrorists and Egypt.  Nobody knows how long the Egyptians will keep them busy on their side of the border.
No doubt Israel is on alert.  To be continued...


NormanF said...

There's a power struggle between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood.

In this round, the army forced the closure of the Gaza crossing and launched a campaign against Islamic terrorists in the Sinai.

But next time, who knows? Israel cannot take anything for granted and next time the Ikhwan crazies could really rule the roost in Egypt.

Stay tuned.

Batya said...

thanks, Norman, exactly