The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Monday, April 16, 2011
White House Middle East Policy: Who is deceiving who?
If it wasn't so true, it would be fodder for a Hollywood movie either about the incompetency of the government or a conspiracy by America to help establish an Islamic Caliphate. ABC news reports the assistant director of FBI counter-terrorism Mark Giuliano told the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, "The governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen have drastically changed in the last six months. They are now led by transitional or interim governments, military regimes, or democratic alliances with no established track record on counterterrorism efforts. Al Qaeda thrives in such conditions...countries in which governments may be sympathetic to their campaign of violence."
Within hours an al Qaeda video surfaced praising the uprisings in the Middle East as beneficial to the terrorist movement. al Qaeda's "Inspire", its English language magazine aimed at recruiting American Muslims, sported the cover title "The Tsunami of Change." The magazine, written by al Qaeda's leadership, outright rejects the White House assertion that the Middle East unrest is the winds of democracy. The Islamist view is of a different kind of freedom blowing across the desert. Editor Yahya Ibrahim writes: It is our opinion that the revolutions that are shaking the thrones of dictators are good for the Muslims, good for the mujahidin and bad for the imperialists of the West and their henchmen in the Muslim world."
In distinctly anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric, the al Qaeda leaders strongly believe that the regimes being toppled throughout the Middle East will result in an al Qaeda brand of freedom--the establishment of Sharia Law, freedom from America and Israel. In fact, the new interim government of Egypt is working to reestablish ties with Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and Iran. It is consistently reported that the rebels in Libya are backed by al Qaeda. And these are people that the White House is supporting with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. The question Americans need to be asking is "Do we believe that our taxpayer dollars and involvement in destabilizing the Middle East are in America's best interest?"
The answer is obvious. There is a great deception taking place. Recent history shows that terrorists holding elections only results in terrorists being elected. Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority are examples. There is no peace. The White House seems to be more comfortable with Islamists than do the American people. Of course, the man in charge was raised and indoctrinated by Arab socialists. The American-supported destabilization of the Middle East appears to be playing into the hands of the terrorists. Romans 16:18 says avoid those who are contrary to the doctrines of Christ because they "by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." Muslim freedom and Christian freedom are two different doctrines.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!