With each passing moment, the official Government of Egypt comes closer to collapsing. And while the diplomats, the current administration, an other talking heads seem to be “at sixes and sevens”, from The (London) Daily Telegraph comes this:
“The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police.”
“On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.”
Take a minute or two and go read the whole thing.
Now, this supposed (and I tend to believe it to be true) movement to install a “pro-democracy”, multiparty government in Egypt is going to last how long, assuming it is successful? I give it right up until the Islamists and fellow travelers decide it is time to end the charade, and impose their version of an Egyptian Islamic Theocracy in its place. And my bet would be, this will take less than a year … a year and a half tops … before it happens. I hope that when it does take place (and it will) we have remove all embassy personnel and their families from Egypt, lest we want a repeat of what took place in Iran some 32 years ago.
But wait, there’s more!
On the 12th of this month the Lebanese Government Collapsed. This brings even more instability to a region which was not all that stable to begin with. Not really sure what is going to happen there next, but it is not going to be easy to hammer out a new collation government.
Now there are riots in Jordan.
And while all this is going on Iran is trying its damnedest to enrich as much uranium as possible … for peaceful purposes … of course.
More than ever, the middle east is a powder keg, with any number of players trying to light the fuse.
If I were Israel right now, I would be on a hair-trigger alert.