We know that the Muslim Brotherhood supports the uprising in Egypt. The Obama administration does as well. Based on the release of a secret document, it’s been learned that the United States government supported the April 6 Youth Movement – a group that played a key role in the uprising – in the form of a summit in Washington, D.C. That summit took place from December 3-5, 2008. We also know that Bill Ayers and Bernandine Dohrn were in Cairo a little more than one year later, engaging in protests while attempting to show solidarity with Hamas by entering Gaza with Egyptian protesters.
According to Dohrn, both she and Ayers were detained at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. They, along with Code Pink, weren’t permitted to assemble the mass of people they had hoped would join them in their march into Gaza but were able to round up a few with begrudging approval from the Mubarak administration. Waiting for them with open arms was former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
Barack Obama and Bill Ayers had a significant relationship in the 1990’s, despite the president’s claim to the contrary. Sharing a business address for three years and working with millions of dollars together necessarily debunks the claim that Ayers was little more than “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” We also know that Ayers is an avowed Marxist.
Another group Ayers and Dohrn support is the Free Gaza Movement. They – along with Code Pink founder Jodie Evans – were instrumental in organizing it. That group is credited with launching the flotilla in the spring of 2010 designed to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
Coincidentally or conveniently, the flotilla’s attempt to break the blockade took place on Monday, May 31st. It immediately grabbed the headlines, which had only days earlier been a burgeoning scandal that was getting dangerously close to the Obama administration. On the preceding Friday, May 28th, former president Bill Clinton took the fall in the matter involving Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak’s claim that he was offered a job by the administration to drop out of his primary race with Arlen Specter.
Interestingly, Turkey’s involvement in the flotilla speaks volumes with respect to apparent motives, especially in light of recent events. The Muslim Brotherhood was formed in 1928, just four years after the fall of the Turkish Ottoman empire, an Islamic caliphate devoid of nation states. Its goal is the reestablishment of that empire. As long as Mubarak’s government is in power, Egypt cannot be part of it.
The Obama campaign and its subsequent administration, has targeted America’s youth in the cause of futhering the change it seeks. Ayers has consistently done that as well; he’s a professor who founded the Small Schools Workshop. In Egypt, according to that secret document, it’s the April 6 Youth Movement – with the endorsement of the Obama administration – that is instrumental in this attempt to take down the existing government.
When contrasted with the Iranian uprising of 2009 – a revolt that sought to take down a theocratic Islamic regime and deserved strong United States solidarity – Obama was far less supportive. In recent years, relations between Iran and Turkey have become stronger as the Turkish government becomes more Islamist.
Conveniently or coincidentally, the actions – and now words courtesy of the once secret document – of the Obama administration, coupled with the actions and words of Bill Ayers indicate a desire on the part of both to usher in a new Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, assuming they’re not ignorant of the Brotherhood’s goal.
What more evidence is needed to demonstrate that Islamism and Marxism are not strange bedfellows? They’re hand-in-glove bedfellows.
Ben Barrack is a talk show host on KTEM 1400 in Texas and maintains a website at www.benbarrack.com