February 4, 2011, - 1:55 pm
If you like what’s happening on the streets of Cairo and are looking forward to the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt, you’ll love the upcoming Palestinian elections, which will almost certainly result in a HAMAS sweep . . . and I don’t just mean in Gaza, which is already ruled by HAMAS.
Get Ready for Another HAMAS Election Win in the “West Bank”
As I’ve noted before, poll after poll in the so-called “West Bank” shows that HAMAS would take over the place tomorrow if there was a democratic election held there. Our “preferred” terrorist group, Fatah–which currently rules that area through its leader Mahmoud Abbas a/k/a “Abu Mazen”–is there only by fiat, not by election.
And when the elections are finally held, since Mubarak didn’t put out the fires on the streets of Egypt and we didn’t support him, it’ll make it that much easier for Palestinians to vote for HAMAS in droves, as they were likely to do anyway. The flames have already been lit and stoked, especially with the Bush emphasis on democratic elections in the Arab world–yes, BUSH, not Jimmy Carter, inspired this stuff for eight of the last 1o years, by openly calling for democratic elections in the Muslim world and sending American boys to die in the name of it.
So here comes more of the Cairo streets . . . except this time it’ll be in the streets and blaring from the turrets of Ramallah and Tul Karem (also spelled, “Tul Karm” and “Tulkarm”).
The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday promised to set a date for overdue local elections in the West Bank and Gaza within a week, the latest Arab government to announce moves that appear aimed at placating growing popular unrest over stalled political and economic overhauls.
Palestinian officials said the move was in response to a December court order on the vote, and wasn’t linked to recent protests that have ousted Tunisia’s longtime president and now threaten Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s hold on power.
Originally scheduled for July 2010, the municipal vote was postponed indefinitely amid concern that infighting among candidates in the ruling Fatah party would result in a rout at the ballot box and benefit rival Hamas, which violently overran the Gaza Strip in 2007.
After submitting a legal challenge last year, a group of left-wing political parities and pro-democracy activists threatened protests if a date was not set. But across the Mideast, the move was seen as another concession to placate growing regional unrest. . . .
In addition to the local elections, elections for a new parliament and president are also overdue because the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip haven’t resolved their 3½-year rift.
Ghassan Khatib, a spokesman for the Palestinian government, said he expects the local elections to be held in May, and called Tuesday’s announcement and the regional protests a “coincidence.”
Like I said, riiiiiight. There are no coincidences. Especially in the Middle East. Just like it’ll be no coincidence when HAMAS takes over the parts of the so-called West Bank now ruled by Fatah/Abu Mazen. Then, Israel will be surrounded by HAMAS and Hezbollah on almost all fronts. Surrounded (though that’s kind of, de facto, the case now). It’s a lot tougher to survive that way.
So, how’s that Bush democratic elections stuff workin’ for ya? Sorry, but free elections in the Muslim world was never a hallmark of the Obama Adminstration (though he’s a major failure on this by not backing Mubarak and by openly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood rioters and deserves a ton of blame for that). The closest he came was when Hillary Clinton called for “reforms” in the United Arab Emirates, a few weeks ago (and then fell on her way into the jet).
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