Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Since mobs forced the President of Tunisia to run for it with his reported 3000 pounds of gold bullion, there have been riots in Jordan, Lebanon and now Egypt.
This crowd is British but their cousins
Are marching in the Middle East
According to Arutz Sheva reports, Egypt’s President Mubarak has sent his wife and son, Gamal, out of the country. Gamal has been seen as the successor to his father, but running is not a way to cement that. They reportedly took 97 suitcases with them, so they must be planning more than a weekend.
Three people have been killed in Egypt as the police fought the rioters.
Clinton to Egyptians: Avoid Violence
In what is the epitome of “wasting your breath,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement calling on the Egyptians to avoid violence. That comes under the heading of “too late!”
The Egyptians care little about what the Americans think. They aren’t interested in the billions of dollars that pour into the government’s coffers every year.
The rioters are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the same bunch that whipped up the mob in Jordan, which has also quieted now.
Calm Returns to Lebanon
After two days of protests in Lebanon, and with a new Prime Minister designate things are calmer.
The Hezbollah candidate, billionaire Najib Mikati is working on cobbling together a new coalition government.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader has said that the government will not be a “Hezbollah government” but that is window dressing. You can rest assured that now there will be no trial for the Hezbollah-Syrian people involved in killing former PM Hariri.
For years now America has provided Lebanon with foreign aid, including arms and instructors. Now those weapons have fallen into the hands of a government that anwers to Hezbollah.