Did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton truly believe they could trust Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as a moderate when the Secretary of State went to the microphones in the Middle East to announce a “monumental” truce between
On the day after
Occurring almost simultaneously with the agreement, both The Jerusalem Post and the Sunday Times in the
Meanwhile, Mohammed Morsi used the opportunity following the Hamas/Israel settlement to make a power grab that was described by one notable Egyptian as establishing a “new Pharaoh.”
Since that time, Morsi has said his newly created powers are only temporary, but angry reaction in the streets of
In bypassing the Egyptian courts and making his position immune to judicial oversight, Morsi wields extensive executive and legislative control in a country without a constitution to hinder his objectives.
Many observers believe this could signal the persecution and human rights violations of Egyptian Christians with the establishment of Sharia law.
These developments have even greater long-range ramifications, however, that will have a direct influence on
Hamas is nothing more than the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs. On the surface it may have appeared that Hillary Clinton was negotiating with
As author and blogger Robert Spencer so astutely points out, the truce between Hamas and
A quote from ‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.16 clearly states the reality of the cease-fire. “If Muslims are weak, a truce may be made for ten years if necessary, for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) made a truce with the Quraysh for that long, as is related by Abu Dawud.”
In other words, it is all part of the on-going game of deception that we cannot seem to grasp in the West no matter how many times it is played. It is nothing more than Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown and, yet, we fall for it every time.
In the process, Morsi continues to play both ends against the middle by appeasing the West without double-crossing Hamas. In so doing he hopes to preserve the European Union’s $6.4 billion aid package as he strengthens his hold on
For the moment, the cease-fire continues. History constantly reminds us that this truce, or any other cease-fire in the
The Koran is the guiding tenet for Islam in any negotiation and the Koran tells its followers that the only rule is that there are no rules when it comes to achieving their goals.
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