Middle East Upheaval

“Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to govern, and it is time for him to go without further violence or delay” – Shrillary Clitman   (source)

Pro-Gadhafi supporters stage a small rally, standing on the stage of the Roman amphitheatre, at the Sabratha archaeological site, after following foreign journalists there who visited on a government-provided tour, in Sabratha, Libya, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

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Bahraini protesters move to parliament building

(Reuters) – Bahrainis campaigning for democratic reforms in the Gulf Arab state staged a protest outside the U.S. ally’s parliament building on Monday, demanding that all its members resign over protester deaths.More…


Oman: Protests spread, 6 killed, road to port blocked

(Reuters) – Demonstrators blocked roads to a main port in northern Oman and looted a nearby supermarket on Monday, part of protests to demand more jobs and political reform that have spread to the sultanate’s capital.


Anti-government protests break out in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hundreds of Lebanese protested in the capital Beirut on Sunday against the country’s sectarian political system.  More…


Somali pirates hijack Danish family’s sailboat in Indian Ocean, with 4 adults and 3 children on board

There’s always a first time, but then there’s a time where it becomes just too much: when are we starting to blow these swine out of the water?

(FOX News) Pirates have seized a Danish sailboat with four adults and three children on board, Denmark’s government said Monday.  More…


Hamas – from Iranian rockets to holocaust denial and sharia law

Hamas has been quite busy lately.

Israel hits back

Israeli jets hit Islamic Jihad training camps in Gaza

(JPost) The IDF Spokesman unit on Saturday confirmed that IAF aircraft attacked two terrorist targets in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Brotherly Love

Farrakhan: Libya’s Gadhafi remains a friend

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that he considers Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi a friend and won’t distance himself from him despite the deadly crackdown on protestors in the turbulent North Africa country.

Allahu akbar!

Secular, pro-democracy protesters shouting “Allahu akbar” storm Libyan embassy in Berlin, vow to kill Gaddafi

Clearly budding Jeffersonians. “Anti-Gaddafi protesters storm Berlin Libyan embassy,” from Reuters

Libya, Gaddafi

All my people love me. They would die to protect me,” the veteran Libyan leader said, according to ABC’s Christiane Amanpour in a message sent on her Twitter account.

The question now is: who are ‘his people’ and how many are left of them?

Gaddafi’s sons tried to get Islamic clerics to denounce uprising as un-Islamic

But they were unsuccessful. Although they supported the jihad around the world for decades on end….


Libya asks all speech critical of Libya to be stricken from the record and deleted

The UN singing they praises of their benefactor rather than taking him down for human rights violations? But of course:

Hall of Shame: UN Human Rights Council to adopt report praising Gaddafi regime

Hall of Shame: UN Human Rights Council to adopt report praising Gaddafi regime (Vlad)

Libya blames Islamic jihadists and West for uprising

What? Not the Zionists? “Libya Blames Islamic Militants and the West for Unrest,” by David D. Kirkpatrick and Kareem Fahim in the New York Times

Obama Buddy Farraklan

CNN’s “intriguing” people: Louis Farrakhan, “What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door.”

Ugly is as ugly does:

Lynne Stewart was convicted of aiding and abetting Islamic terrorists. Stewart passed messages between  Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, and Islamic Jihad.Stewart_1
Freshly out of the slammer, she is Openly Plotting again…. (Atlas Shrugs)

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  1. Middle East protesters giving way to those who insist “Islam is the solution”

    “Many observers claimed recently that the warnings uttered by Arab rulers regarding the dangers of radical Islam are meant to keep these regimes in power. Maybe, but nonetheless they may be right.”

    “Don’t count on democracy,” by Guy Bechor for Ynet News, February 26:

    […] If there is one change in Egypt, it has to do with the blunt emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which mocks democracy. The Islamists are already feeling like the state’s future masters.
    The provocative return of the Egyptian Khomeini, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, was meant to grant this revolution a face and an identity; an Islamist identity. Qaradawi was the one who issued the call for Israel’s destruction last week in his appearance before hundreds of thousands (and possibly millions) of Egyptians in Tahrir Square. He opposes the United States and the Shiites, and is of course in favor of a religious Islamic regime in Egypt. This is a grave blow to anyone who thought that Egypt is moving towards democracy; it is also a sign of things to come.

    Just like in Iran in 1978, secular leftist protestors fought to topple the Shah and in favor of Khomeini’s return, yet once he arrived he simply pushed them out of the way. The same is happening in Tunisia. Last week, we saw seculars protesting there after they suddenly realized what they did: With their very own hands they are paving the way for the rise of radical Islam in the country. Preacher Rashid Ghannouchi, who rushed to return to Tunis just like the Egyptian Qaradawi, is organizing the previously banned Islamist party ahead of the “democratic elections.”

    The common perception is still about the “domino effect” – that is, tyrants shall be toppled with the click of a button. Another “Like” on Facebook, and we’ll have democracy. However, there are no suckers in the Middle East, and nobody will be giving up easily.

    Many observers claimed recently that the warnings uttered by Arab rulers regarding the dangers of radical Islam are meant to keep these regimes in power. Maybe, but nonetheless they may be right. After all, radical Islam is the only organized alternative to the authoritarian regimes and has a solution for every problem: “Islamic law is the solution.”

    The Middle East this year is just like what we saw in Iraq in 2003, in Iran in 1979, or in the Palestinian Authority in 2006: Nice talk and theories about liberalism and democracy, yet in practice what we have is anarchy and violence, terrible death, and Islamic autocracy waiting down the road.

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