Image courtest of Bret Baier
“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ hon if it ain’t free…”
Sandmonkey is a gutsy blogger in Egypt who I have been following for years. He pens a blog called “Rantings of a Sandmonkey.” His blogroll includes Hyscience and Gateway Pundit. Ideological allies include The Cato Institute and the Atlas Foundation. His postings have drawn attention to himself- to the point that his is on the Ansar Al Sharia death list.
Yesterday he tweeted out an important message:
Dear World, pay attention: Muslims protesting in the millions against Islamism. This is Historic. #June30
Egyptians are protesting- against Islamism. By the millions. Here is a picture tweeted by Jon Williams
They are protesting the rule of Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood- the very regime that is supported by Barack Obama.
Anti-government demonstrators in Egypt expressed anger and contempt for the Obama administration as they took to the streets on Sunday to demand the removal of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi.
Millions of anti-Morsi activists were expected to gather today in historic Tahrir Square, the site of the same demonstrations that brought down former President Hosni Mubarak.
Violence is expected throughout the day as pro-democracy demonstrators clash with Muslim Brotherhood allies.
Seven people, including an American, have been killed so far in the clashes and hundreds more have been wounded, according to VOA.
The protesters are angry with Obama
The demonstrators maintain Morsi has become a power-hungry autocrat who is intent on making the Muslim Brotherhood Egypt’s permanent ruling party.
They also blame the Obama administration and U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson for propping up Morsi and facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood’s power grab.
“We are very critical of the Obama administration because they have been supporting the Brotherhood like no one has ever supported them,” Shadi Al Ghazali Harb, a 24-year-old member of Egypt’s Revolutionary Youth Coalition, told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday afternoon during a telephone interview from Cairo.
The White House is “the main supporter of the Brotherhood,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the American support this president would have fallen months ago.”
Al Ghazali Harb specifically dubbed Patterson “the first enemy of the revolution,” claiming “she is hated even more than Morsi.”
Activists hung pictures of Patterson with a red “X” drawn across her face at Egypt’s Defense Ministry during smaller protests Friday afternoon.
“She’s done a lot to harm our relations with the United States,” Al Ghazali Harb said.
Barack Obama has been a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood- so much so that he directed Hillary Clinton to skirt the law is sending $1.5 billion in aid:
This year’s allocation of aid — more than $1.5 billion, with the bulk earmarked for the military — was withheld amid the country’s crackdown on pro-democracy groups, including several U.S.-based organizations with close ties to political parties in Washington.
A law passed by Congress in December forbids funding unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic democratic freedoms.
But Clinton will waive those restrictions on national security grounds, according to administration officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the decision because it has not been formally announced.
It’s been argued that the money isn’t directly earmarked for the Muslims Brotherhood but rather it’s for the government that is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Morsi promised intolerance of anyone trying to overthrow his government.
The Obama administration is apparently preparing to assist Morsi in dealing with the protesters:
(KCEN) — A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post.
They’re planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country’s border with Israel.
Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training.
Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, “Just what I’ve seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago.”
PFC Perez Alexander says, “We want to be as professional as possible… Know what we’re doing.”
They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.
Over at Powerline they wonder why Obama is supporting this democracy-killing regime:
What is bizarre is that Obama hasn’t just tolerated the Brotherhood’s rise to power, he has abetted it. It would be defensible to argue that we have little power to influence events in Egypt, and, moreover, attempts on our part to exercise influence are likely to backfire; therefore we should stand aside and do nothing. But why Obama would consider it a good idea to put America’s thumb on the scale on the side of the Brotherhood is beyond me.
I think we know the answer to that.
Tyranny home and tyranny abroad. They call it the “progressive agenda.”
The Arab Summer is here and Obama is helping- to strangle it. After all, government always knows best.
Cracking down on democracy
Promising to crush anyone who tries to change the government
Isn’t that why Obama bombed Gaddafi to hell? Isn’t that why Obama is trying to remove Assad?