PROMISED “DEMOCRACIES” IN THE MIDDLE EAST HAVE NOT EMERGED, BUT DICTATORSHIPS HAVE
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 17, 2013) — [Editor’s Note: The following article contains graphic content and is not for children.]
On June 17, McClatchy said that the plan to arm the rebels was put in place “over a week ago,” although there have been reports that the U.S. has been supplying them with weapons for many months.
A Middle East researcher told The Post & Email last October that arms were flowing through the U.S. compound attacked in Benghazi on September 11 to Turkey, Qatar and perhaps Jordan which made their way to the rebels.
On Monday, Yahoo! News reported that the Obama regime had been indecisive “for months” as to arming the rebels.
It has been reported that both the rebels and the Assad regime have used chemical weapons. Although the Obama regime is telling the public that the Assad forces were the perpetrator, a report from McClatchy stated that several chemical weapons experts said that video and photographic proof of such an attack has not been produced.
During the first 50 minutes of Monday’s Glenn Beck evening program, Beck stated that the U.S. is on the “wrong side” and should remain neutral in the Syrian conflict. He showed a video depicting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi present at what was believed to be a private meeting of Middle Eastern leaders wherein one leader declared that America and Israel are “enemies.” Morsi did not object to the statement, but rather, reminded the speaker that the meeting was receiving media coverage.
A non-governmental organization worker who taught the use of social media to journalists has been convicted, along with 43 others, of a felony and sentenced in absentia to five years in an Egyptian prison if they are extradited or travel to the nation they were attempting to help transition to “democracy.” After learning of her conviction by an Egyptian court, Natasha Tynes said, “Staying hopeful about a better post-Arab Spring era is understandably difficult.
Beck claimed that with Turkey in turmoil, The Muslim Brotherhood having taken control of Egypt and other countries, and the U.S. involvement in Syria in a conflict which Beck said cannot be won, a conflagration could ensue which would engulf the world. He faulted both “progressive Republicans and Democrats” for “putting the final bullets into our country,” particularly Sen. John McCain, who has insisted that the U.S. arm the rebels and recently traveled to meet with a group of them. McCain and cohort Sen. Lindsey Graham have been urging Obama to assist the rebels for some time despite reports that members of Al Qaeda are among them.
Obama reportedly wants to “resettle” tens of thousands of Syrians in the United States. The Obama regime has been observedto favor Muslims over Christians at military funerals, although Obama claims he is a Christian.
“Who wants to give weapons to terrorists?” Beck asked at the end of the first hour. He pointed out that the United States will be fighting Iran, including the terrorist group Hezbollah, and Russia, who have announced that they support the Assad regime. Saudi Arabia has sent “shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles” and “anti-tank missiles.”
He decried both political parties and said that he will be in Washington, DC on Wednesday for a rally aimed at the political establishment.
In a video with a clear graphic warning, Beck showed a Syrian rebel who had killed a regime soldier, cut his chest open, then proceeded to remove and eat the organs removed from the man’s corpse while looking into the camera. “These are the people we are helping,” he said.
Turmoil in the Middle East erupted with demonstrations beginning with a Tunisian man setting himself on fire in December 2010, ostensibly to protest the totalitarian regimes throughout the region. Additional protests dubbed the “Arab Spring” ensued in Egypt, deposing a major U.S. ally in the region, Hosni Mubarak, and ushering in a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, who, after taking office assumed new powers for himself not defined in the Egyptian constitution, inciting new riots and civil unrest.
A survey published on Saturday indicates that the “democracy” expected to be the result of the Arab Spring has not materialized, as the majority of citizens of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tunisia who were surveyed said they were fearful and doubtful about their future.
The Arab Spring was said by Obama and other world leaders to have been a movement toward “democracy” for the Middle East. However, the Turkish government has become more “authoritarian” by attempting to squelch protests which have taken place throughout the country. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been quoted as having said of the protesters, “Not only will we end the actions, we will be at the necks of the provocateurs and terrorists.” Ultimately, the Turkish Army might be utilized to “establish peace.”
On Sunday, Sen. Marco Rubio praised Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels but said it “came far too late.” Sen. Mike Lee told Sean Hannity on Monday night that various terrorist factions are fighting with the rebels in Syria and that the consequences could be “far worse” than in Egypt of the nation falling into the wrong hands. Lee also said that a vote of Congress should precede U.S. military assistance in Syria.
Obama and Putin met at the G8 Summit on Monday, although Putin had voiced his opposition to Obama’s plan to arm the rebels, stating that they “ate human organs.”
Some believe that the late Amb. Christopher Stevens, who was one of four killed in the Benghazi attack on September 11, was assisting in funneling U.S. weaponry to the rebels, which could have been the catalyst for the terrorist attack on the outpost where Stevens was staying that evening after having met with the Turkish Consul General.
The Obama regime attempted to cover up the fact that a terrorist attack had occurred and for weeks attributed it to a “spontaneous protest” over a little-known Islamic parody video.
British Prime Minister David Cameron supports removing Assad from power, although Putin considers Assad’s government “legitimate.”
After the United States’ nine-year involvement in attempting to help Iraq transition to a democracy, violence has risen between Sunni and Shia Muslisms, while Lebanon is also torn by fighting from the same adversaries. According to The UK Guardian, “Fundamental political shifts begun by the Arab spring are helping create new regional disputes in the Middle East.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.