Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Egypt Spring.....To Be Followed by Egypt Winter?

The euphoria over Egypt’s “spring democratic revolution” may have been a bit premature.

Several troubling trends have emerged.  Muslim partaies are organizing for an electoral majority in September’s parliamentary elections.  If successful, they promise to impose Sharia Law.

Several presidential candidates are campaigning on a platform to reset relations with Israel.  What that could bring is cutoff of natural gas exports to Israel, renegotiating the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, and closer relations with Iran, to name a few.

Muslims are burning Coptic Christian churches and provoking religious conflict.  Christians may have to leave Egypt, as has about half of Iraqi Christians since the U.S. invasion in 2003.

And it’s only the middle of May.

Are these the objectives of U.S. foreign policy?  Just asking...

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