Friday, February 11, 2011

Ironic or Planned? Mubarak Resigns On Iranian Regime Anniversary

I have read that in the Muslim world, events occurring on specific dates and anniversaries hold much significance. Yesterday, when it looked like Mubarak would resign as President of Egypt (but then backed away from that claim), I couldn't help but think about how ironic (strike that - how SCARY) it would be if the announcement was being held back until it coincided with the Iranian Regime celebration on the 32nd anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah of Iran (One of Jimmy Carter's worst moments).

We now have witnessed 32 years of evidence on how dreadfully awful THAT turned out for the people of Iran.

I hope and pray that the Muslim Brotherhood (see earlier post here) doesn't get a foothold in Egypt. That would be a VERY BAD OUTCOME.

Here are some blog posts on the announcement:

Iranian Regime Compares Mubarak to Hitler at Anniversary Protest
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 27 minutes ago
In January 2009, the Iranian regime-run news agency reported that the Islamic Republic was offering a one million dollar reward for the assassination of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. They still want hi...

Mubarak Out
posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 55 minutes ago
After yesterday's speech by Hosni Mubarek, I noted: "Things will be interesting. I can't imagine the situation will stay stable until September." Well I was right, although I didn't predict Mubarak would ...

Iranian Regime Celebrates 32nd Anniversary – Torches US Flags
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 hour ago
The Iranian Regime celebrated their anniversary today by torching US flags. (ISNA) (ISNA) The Iranian regime celebrated the 32nd Anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah’s regime today. Fars News reported:...

posted by joelcrosenberg at Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog - 1 hour ago
>> Ahmadinejad calls for “no Israel” in the new Middle East Dramatic, breaking news from Cairo on Day 18 of the revolution in Egypt….the military has moved to oust the leader….Mubarak is out…....

MUBARAK STEPS DOWN – Egyptians Celebrate (Video)
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 2 hours ago
It’s February 11- Hosni Mubarak stepped down. This is the same day that the Shah’s regime was forced from office in 1979. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down today. The AP reported: Egypt’s Hosni...

Check out these comments from Gateway Pundit:

First? The scary:

#41 February 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm
davidt commented:
The next step is Obama brokering or at least claiming credit for the formation of a coalition government. This new coalition will include the Muslim Brotherhood, who will then seize control.

Iran redux.

Next, a fact to consider:

#42 February 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm
exceller commented:
Obama has toppled his first regime. Someone please get word to him that it was supposed to be Iran or North Korea.


#43 February 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm
MA commented:
Why can’t we do the same here? I’m up for a campout in DC.


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1 comment:

GMpilot said...

Mubarak has resigned. He was never quite as good as Sadat, but he was much better than Nasser. He's leaving office vertically, not horizontally, after 30 years, so he has no need to complain.
Okay, he's gone. That's the good news.
The bad news is that leaves a power vacuum in Egypt, and despite your fears of the Muslim Brotherhood, the only one able to fill that gap right now is the army. That's what you'd better worry about.

Who controls the army controls the nation. That's an ancient maxim, and pretty near universal. In far too many nations, at far too many times, the army is the only thing holding back chaos. (Sometimes, to maintain their control, armies have been known to manufacture that chaos.)
If the leaders of Egypt's armed forces and its politicians want another war in the Middle East, it will happen no matter what the people want. If they do not, it won't happen, no matter what some Iranian politician wants.
Egypt and Persia have an enmity which long predates Islam; I don't see any current or future Egyptian leader jumping through an Iranian hoop.

It's just another day, Christine. The date is significant only because some people want it to be. December 25th is nothing special to much of the world, either.