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A Truth of Revolution in the Middle East

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 24, 2011 at 10:59

Tony Jones' quip did evoke a leaping response, but for this reader (are you kidding me?), not the type of elation he seemed to want driven home to the heart. What seems to be covered in the mists of smoke blinded eyes is that the efforts to throw off the bindings of the repressive government will produce a different result than what too many democratically minded observers think. These Arab upheavals are not seeking democracy like many Americans think, but democratic rhetoric in these incidents is a tool to gain international support for a revolution of a different sort.

Yoel provides an idea of how these activities (the protesters for reforms are shills for the true rebellion) are wresting power away from the status quo powers of these quasi-Muslim nations, but the why of removing the 'quasi' has every appearance of being the underlying motive-alignment under strict Islamic ideologies. This is a very real situation of concern for Yoel and his people.

For even as we see the changes in post Mubarak Egypt which are already having deleterious effects against Israel, it is but a glimpse of foreboding circumstances that are accumulating strength in aligning along the central fundamentalist Islamic ideology, that of a focused attempt to dislodge Israel and replace the Jewish state. All one need do is read Yoel's namesake prophet and company to get a further understanding of the why.

Baruch HaShem Adonai.

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