Thursday, February 10, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood

Well, this is a confidence builder. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that the Muslim Brotherhood is "a very heterogeneous group, largely secular," in Egypt. A largely secular group with the motto: "Islam is the solution"?

OK so a PR guy comes back later to say: “To clarify Director Clapper’s point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation – he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.”

But regardless, the Muslim Brotherhood from last year in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood we get in the next six months may be two different animals. By the time Mubarak steps down, Iranians may be calling the shots.

Why couldn't Mubarak have made concessions back when they were just protests, not riots? He is 82 years old and stinking rich. No, he had to start cracking heads, and beating people to death. Sadly, that seems to be the way of the Middle East, and parts of New Jersey.