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Pan-Islamist Muslim Brotherhood takes over in Libya

Yes sir, that Arab Spring is really what we all wanted, isn’t it?  So much so that the US and NATO helped this particular one along.  In Libya:

While the elections for a 200-member National Congress is unlikely to grant a majority to any one faction, the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies are confident they can join their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt at the helm of leadership.

Negotiations between the Muslim Brotherhood and a secular-based political movement led by former interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril have focused on forming a post-election government as soon as the result is known.

An adviser to Mr Jibril said the former prime minister was likely to take the post of figurehead president with Mustafa Abu Shagour, currently interim deputy prime minister of the Muslim Brotherhood, taking the prime minister’s slot as head of government.

The Muslim Brotherhood would dominate the ministries.

And what pan-Islamist faction is positioned in Syria along with its militant al Qaeda brothers to take the reigns there when the current government eventually falls?

Why the same Muslim Brotherhood now ascendant in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

All good, right?

Exactly what we expected and wanted, right?

Foreign policy success, right?

Caliphate?  What Caliphate?

Forward.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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13 Responses to Pan-Islamist Muslim Brotherhood takes over in Libya

  • Good and necessary…watch and learn…bwaaaack…

  • Okay, let’s look for the historically tested and true silver lining.  These guys have no Caliph (yet) to force all of them to work together, so inevitably they are going to in-fight before they can unite towards a common goal of, say, coming up through Spain to take any (pun alert) ‘tours’ of Europe.

     

  • Those people who thought this exact thing wouldn’t happen because the Arab people are “freedom and liberty” minded are naive.

  • You all have a better understanding of what’s going down here. I’m getting the bad feeling…..I’m getting Israel is in big trouble…and we by alignment will be eating the shit sandwich shortly. Anyone have a crystal ball or psychic thought of the future if we get someone better in the oval office?

    • I think the Islamists will bash Israel a lot, but in reality spend their time consolidating domestic power, opening swiss bank accounts, etc.
      Seriously, you don’t just throw away a perfect excuse like Israel. You keep that and nurture the hate.

      • You know how it goes though, sometimes you get the horses to galloping, and they don’t want to stop for a while.

  • Just like in this country, elections are crap-shoot—based on how many people you can disenfranchise, and how many politicians you can buy.

  • Just like in this country, elections are crap-shoot—based on how many people you can disenfranchise, and how many politicians you can buy.  The only difference is that in this country the standing theology is Christianity, in the middle-east it’s Islam.

    • You have a real religion problem, don’t you … to the extent you try to tie it into just about everything. I guess when you didn’t get a reaction from your last comment, you decided you’d up the ante by being derogatory to religion. Most people that do that are called bigots.

    • The only difference is that in this country the standing theology is Christianity, in the middle-east it’s Islam.

      Because living under a military dictatorship for decades, in a culture which has yet to experience an Enlightenment, where the religious zealots mutilate the genitals of little girls, murder rape victims for committing “adultery”, deprive women of simple freedoms, tear down the holy buildings of rival religions as well as killing a few for good measure, and call for dismantling one of the ancient wonders of the world is just like what happens in the US.

  • Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood is calling on the new president of Egypt to dismantle the pyramids.  This after Islamists destroyed ancient tombs in Timbuktu.
    “Necessary and exciting!”

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