In 1979, the world was rocked as Islamic hardliners brought revolution to the streets of Iran. The outcome, a theocracy ran by mullahs, that is hell bent on spreading said revolution world wide. What started out as a conservative backlash against the Westernizing and secularizing efforts of the Shah turned ugly with the return of the exiled Shia cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. From there, history took a different and darker path.
On November 4, 1979 youthful Islamists, the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line, invaded the embassy compound and seized its staff. Then President carter was viewed as weak and ineffective, and the hostages suffered for it. It ended with the signing of the Algiers Accords in Algeria on January 19, 1981. The hostages were formally released into United States custody the following day, just minutes after the new American president Ronald Reagan was sworn in. The hostages had been held at the U.S. embassy in Tehran for 444 days.
Since then, Iran has become the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world. It exports violent terrorism through its surrogates in Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hezbollah, and is currently suspected of aiding in the suppression in Syria of the protests against Al-Assad. It is near single handedly responsible for the manifestation of the abomination known as suicide bombing, and openly flows weapons, money and jihad in it’s declared war against the west and Israel. Iran is a serial violator of human rights, and deals with its own citizens with intimidation and suppression, all the while racing for a nuclear capability to guarantee its immunity from attack and ultimately to safeguard the regime.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
In 2011, mere weeks after Tunisia’s government is overthrown, Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being predominantly peaceful in nature, the revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and protesters, with at least 846 people killed and 6,000 injured.
On February 11th, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak would be stepping down as president and turning power over to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. The military junta, headed by effective head of state Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, announced on 13 February that the constitution would be suspended, both houses of parliament dissolved, and that the military would rule for six months until elections could be held.
Since then Mubarak, near death, is now on trial as are his sons for various charges including the deaths of hundreds of protestors. If he survives the trial, chances are he won’t escape the hang man. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Saifists have taken over 70% of the government while slowly plotting just how fast Sharia will be implemented. It remains to be seen how they manage to keep a country of 80 million going considering the majority was already living I poverty. Crime is on the rise, as well as violence against Christians, and women. Tourism, all but sure to become non existent as the hardliners are already going after alcohol, beaches and bikinis. But it gets worse.
The sickening comparison of these 2 events are that a weak democratic president that has failed to stop radical Islamic forces taking over an ally nation, yet I’m sure it is on a lot of minds throughout the country, especially those involved in the Iran fiasco. I’m referring to the 10 American and European citizens currently being barred from leaving the country, and facing trial by the military and the new Brotherhood Government.
This cannot happen again.
It’s well past time for President Obama to send Hillary over there and return with them, or else. Period. Instead he has resorted to not only rush them their aid, he is planning to shortchange aid for other countries, to boost the “new government”. If we are to ever stand a chance in the war against radical Islam, this is not the way to do it. In November he has to go, as well as control of the senate must be wrestled from the democrats before it’s too late. Or someday we might just all be doomed to the black flag flying over the white house.
Just remember this quote from our fearless leader… “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Gee, I thought it was to protect the United States..
- Drones Are Not Enough (iamiranaware.wordpress.com)