Mubarak Friendship and National Interests

Linda Sobeh Ali & Mahmoud Abbas


John R. Houk

© October 24, 2011


Ari Bussel has a well appreciated compliment (See Ari Bussel’s article at the end of this SlantRight post) for the nation of Canada for expelling a high level diplomat representing the Palestinian Authority (PA) posted a link in her twitter account of a young Arab girl expressing her patriotism for a non-existent Palestine by finishing with a call to exterminate Jews. Most MSM outlets and Independent Media outlets have been writing the offending part of the video entitled “I Am Palestinian” says: “destroy the Jews”. A cursory search via Google and YouTube did not provide the video with the English subtitle “destroy the Jews”. I don’t know if YouTube removed the particular video tweeted by Linda Sobeh Ali or if YouTube buried deep for searches. I do know that Ali’s account with Twitter and Facebook (or at least as of October 18) has been taken down making difficult to find the exact YouTube version of a young Arab girl calling for the destruction of Jews. Most of the English translations I found had something close to destroy the Zionists. If you choose to view the best translation I found you can listen to the poor propagandized girl HERE.



Bussel criticizes the critics of Israel like those in a movement to divest from investments in Israel and Jewish Leftists especially within Israel itself that support a policy that endangers Israel’s existence as a Jewish State available as a Homeland to the world’s Jews. I am 100% behind Bussel’s criticism.


There is a case that Bussel is committed to that I do not have a 100% agreement with. Bussel often expresses anger or disappointment that Hosni Mubarak was sold out by America (expressly the Obama Administration) noting the fact that Mubarak was an ally to American National Interests and Israeli National Interests.


The problem I have with Mubarak is that he was actually a brutal dictator; however it is well said that Mubarak was our brutal dictator.

Mubarak in cage


One example is that Mubarak’s regime was probably the last call for Islamic terrorists that were able to resist American enhanced interrogation techniques. Egypt actually used real torture and nobody would step up to the plate to criticize Mubarak because he was from a rather powerful Muslim nation and it was politically incorrect for calling Muslim nations on the topic of torture especially if the torture was handed out to real bad guys committed to killing Westerners as much as Jews.


Another example of Mubarak as our dictator was that he was pretty solid in hunting down Islamic terrorists that were clients of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. Mubarak considered those radical Muslims of evil as a threat to the Mubarak regime and so was more than willing to join Israel in thwarting evil adventures against Israel.


So I can say, I do see Ari Bussel’s point about Mubarak; however I believe Mubarak misses the nature of Mubarak’s intentions. I believe Mubarak aided America because of the military aid sent to Egypt’s military. I believe Mubarak allied itself to Israel not for the love of the Jewish State but rather as a means to the National Interests of the Mubarak Egyptian regime.


I am guessing that if Mubarak or a selected heir to continue the regime was around during a scenario in which it appeared that Israel would fall without superpower aid, that Mubarak would not have lifted a finger to help Israel and might have actually joined at the last minute any venture to take down Israel. Why?


It would be to the benefit of a Mubarak Egyptian National Interest to participate in the destruction of Israel in a joint venture, especially if there was also the appearance a super power (can you say America?) was not coming to Israel’s aid.


Mubarak was all about regime self-preservation. Mubarak was loyal to the swing of the pendulum.


On the other hand Mubarak was America’s dictator at the time of his fall. I am of the altruistic belief that America should honor those that help America. I believe that even if the ally of today could be the enemy of tomorrow. Mubarak had not entered into the projected scenario above. He still was helping American interests. I don’t believe Obama could have done anything short of supporting Mubarak in a bloody revolution in which Egyptian civilians would be the main losers. However, I believe Obama could have done more to convince Mubarak and his family to leave Egypt as a pawn against the future possibility of a Muslim Brotherhood dominated Egyptian regime. Mubarak’s position should have been to live to fight another day.


Undoubtedly a Muslim Brotherhood led Egyptian regime will end up as repressive as the Shia-Muslim regime currently in Iran that won the day because of the Iranian people perception of the brutality of the Shah of Iran. Unlike in Iran, Egypt currently does not have a huge paratrooper element to keep the Egyptian military in check while the MB implements a societal purge terminating all intellectual elites that might raise opposition to a future repressive Sharia Law regime. Ayatollah Khomeini executed a bloody societal purge that would have made Stalin proud to prevent future organized uprisings that might be represented by known elite of Intellectuals, Politicians, or Military Heroes. Khomeini had them all executed.


The Egyptian military is not an organization that will be so easily pushed into a position of being purged by a Muslim Brotherhood regime. Certainly Mubarak’s fall had to do somewhat with MB infiltration within the Officer Corps of the Egyptian military in the lower Officer ranks; nonetheless the big dog Egyptian Officers have no desire to be a part of a military purge. I am certain there are still a large amount of Officers that are loyal to their Egyptian Commanders.


Egypt’s immediate political future will be measured by somewhat dueling cooperating compromises between the MB influences and Egyptian Military Commanders. The outcome of such political cooperation is anyone’s guess to what will ultimately emerge as a stable Egyptian government.


Mubarak’s dictatorship then is not something I would place on a pedestal like Ari Bussel has; however only the future will tell if President Obama was another President Carter sell-out that drove the Shah out of Iran. In a crisis it would have been just as good a guess that Mubarak (or probably a male family leader) would have been invited back to Egypt as a symbol to unite Egyptians against MB future repression that will leave a sour taste in the mouths of the Egyptian people.


JRH 10/24/11

The Devil’s Lust

Devil behind BHO

Ari Bussel walks a road of geopolitical consequences that could be the result President Barack Hussein Obama’s foreign policy decisions. Bussel is very critical of BHO’s ouster of Mubarak in Egypt and the BHO compliance to oust an entrenched evil dictator like Qaddafi in Libya.


Bussel then examines the potential fallout of taking on Assad in Syria which will involve the Islamist government in Turkey as well as Syria’s puppet master in Iran.


All this geopolitical dry tinder is just waiting for a spark that could launch a World War. In the midst of a potential wild fire of war is the only Middle Eastern Democracy in Israel. Israel’s is America’s most trusted ally in the Middle East. President BHO is the chairman of a Western Quartet that is forcing Israel to accept an American-hating and Jew-hating sovereign nation that will be named Palestine. The existence of a Palestine is much like an arsonist adding fuel to increase a greater wild fire.


There are nuances that I don’t agree with Bussel, but in the big picture of a World War, I do concur with Bussel.


JRH 6/22/11

What Actually Inspired Egyptians to the Streets?

Mubarak Resigns toon


John R. Houk

© February 14, 2011


Hosni Mubarak was a dictator that ruled and kept his power with an iron fist. This did not endear him to many Egyptian citizens. On the other hand Mubarak was a staunch ally of America and was not hostile to Israel as were the two previous Egyptian Presidents before him.


There is the rub for Americans who take the American way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for granted. The natural instinct for Americans who watched tens (perhaps hundreds) of thousands of Egyptians take to the streets to protest Mubarak’s Presidency in a remarkably peaceful manner, especially for Muslim culture, elicited sympathy for Egyptians. After all Egyptians should also have access to the Liberty that America has had since the end of the American Revolutionary War, right?


But what inspired the Egyptian people to flow into the streets to protest one of the staunchest allies of America in the Muslim Middle East? Was it merely the rise of grassroots revolution inspired by the action of Tunisian citizens? Was it the Muslim Brotherhood who took advantage of the sentiment of Tunisian grassroots revolution who then fomented Egyptians to go to the streets? One looming question is beginning to be asked: Was the Obama Administration intimately involved in affairs of State and clandestine operatives in fomenting Egyptians to the streets to remove American ally Mubarak because rule offended the utopian thoughts of President Barack Hussein Obama?


As you read the Ari Bussel article you will notice the excoriation of Obama and a moment of respect for Obama and a hint to America’s past which saw another Dem Party Left Wing ideologue in President Carter shooting down American ally the Iranian Shah Reza Pahlavi.


JRH 2/14/11

The Egyptian Sphinx

Obama Sphynx

Leslie Sacks warns a democratic election in Egypt today would result in a Muslim Brotherhood anti-Israel and anti-American government in which we can surmise from MB literature and speeches would certainly be a detriment to National Security and I might add to any Middle East fragile stability due to a huge sway in that region’s balance of power. Sacks correctly writes that the best case scenario is for the Egyptian Military to guarantee the current Constitution while there is a transition then present a reformed Constitution that provides better civil rights for Egyptians. Of course “better civil rights” through a Muslim filter is not the same as Western civil rights. I have no doubt a reformed Constitution even though secular will be based on a framework of Sharia Law tempering some of the cruel of Sharia.


JRH 2/9/11

Mubarak is Leaving One Way or the Other

Cairo Unrest 1-28-11


John R. Houk

© January 29, 2011


A crazy “throw the bums out” grassroots move has begun to spread across Muslim North Africa thanks to mob intimidation began in Tunisia. Although economics is undoubtedly the cause of regime change among despotic Muslim nations, the Muslims who wish to reform Islam to hearken back to the blood thirsty days of their Prophet Mohammed and the Prophet’s idea of converting the world to Islam are exploiting the unrest to become the leadership of the mob desiring change.


Egypt is succumbing big time to the Muslim mob unrest. Couple this that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is the largest political opposition to Egyptian President Mubarak’s regime, there is a fuse lit that is searching for the bomb that will ignite the Egyptian support of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Mubarak and rule Egypt.


The MB is the Sunni version of Iran’s lunatic Shia Twelvers that gave the Shah of Iran the boot to replace him with the repressive theopolitical dictatorship of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. An MB success in wresting control of political control of Egypt would mean that the Salafist style of Islam would make the rules of governance in Egypt. This means hearkening back to strict observance of Sharia Law and possible establishment of a Caliphate. Egypt is the most populous Muslim nation in Africa (Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa and Indonesia is the most population Muslim nation). Egypt’s population would make the nation a prime candidate to enthrone a Caliph especially since the most learned Islamic University known as Al Azhar is located in Cairo Egypt. The existence of a Caliphate undoubtedly will awaken Muslim courage to invade Israel to attempt to execute another Jewish Holocaust.


Check this out: STRATFOR has sent out an alert that the MB and the Palestinian terrorists known as Hamas are crossing the Gaza-Egyptian border to aid in destabilizing Egypt:


The following is a report from a STRATFOR source in Hamas. Hamas, which formed in Gaza as an outgrowth of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has an interest in exaggerating its role and coordination with the MB in this crisis. The following information has not been confirmed. Nonetheless, there is a great deal of concern building in Israel and the United States in particular over the role of the MB in the demonstrations and whether a political opening will be made for the Islamist organization in Egypt.

The Egyptian police are no longer patrolling the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. Hamas armed men are entering into Egypt and are closely collaborating with the MB. The MB has fully engaged itself in the demonstrations, and they are unsatisfied with the dismissal of the Cabinet. They are insisting on a new Cabinet that does not include members of the ruling National Democratic Party.


Security forces in plainclothes are engaged in destroying public property in order to give the impression that many protesters represent a public menace. The MB is meanwhile forming people’s committees to protect public property and also to coordinate demonstrators’ activities, including supplying them with food, beverages and first aid.


The MB enjoys telling the West the propaganda taqiyya that it is no longer a militant Islamist organization, but rather a disseminator of peaceful da’wa to convince Muslims to reform and hearken back to the days of Mohammed. Hamas is definitely militant and it is a terrorist organization AND Hamas is directly a subset of the MB among Arabs that call themselves Palestinians.


The one ironic element that might deliver Egypt from the Islamist MB is the Egyptian Army which might accomplish a coup against Mubarak which will bring in a rule of Generals rather than radical Muslim political entities. Egyptian Generals are not Islamist; rather the Generals are self-interested in maintaining a stable Egypt that excludes the Muslim Brotherhood. The unknown variable is that the rank and file Officers in the Egyptian Army is a bunch of MB sympathizers.


This hearkens back to the days just after WWII when a Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser in the Egyptian Army with the aid of the Muslim Brotherhood exacted a mid-level Army coup against the British installed Egyptian Monarchy. The scary thing was the Muslim Brotherhood was highly connected to defeated Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler in the sense of European support against British suzerainty and a mutual hatred of Jews.


Nasser’s alliance did not stick long. Nasser eventually turned against the MB to aggrandize his political power to become a military dictator in Egypt. Nasser illegalized the MB and assassinated its early ideological leaders. This forced the MB to become a militant underground movement inside of Egypt. Over the years the MB still managed to gain Egyptian Muslim popularity and today runs candidates under other political auspices in Egypt’s legislature.


Although an Egyptian Army coup led by the Generals might solve the immediate concerns of the Egyptian populace and assuage fears of nations such as America and Israel, the Generals may fear another mid-level rank and file Officer coup similar to Nasser’s rise to power. The MB has infiltrated the rank and file of the Egyptian Army.


STRATFOR has a better elaboration of the possibilities that might arise with Mubarak receiving the boot as the dictator of Egypt.


JRH 1/29/11