From Caroline Glick:
Column One: The pragmatic fantasy
Today, the Egyptian regime faces its gravest threat since Anwar Sadat’s assassination 30 years ago. As protesters take to the street for the third day in a row demanding the overthrow of 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak, it is worth considering the possible alternatives to his regime.
On Thursday afternoon, presidential hopeful Mohamed El Baradei, the former head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, returned to Egypt from Vienna to participate in anti-regime demonstrations.
As IAEA head, Elbaradei shielded Iran’s nuclear weapons program from the Security Council.He repeatedly ignored evidence indicating that Iran’s nuclear program was a military program rather than a civilian energy program.
Well, this is just peachy. The potential next head of Egypt is firmly in Iran's camp.
Elbaradei continued to lobby against significant UN Security Council sanctions or other actions against Iran and obscenely equated Israel’s purported nuclear program to Iran’s.
His actions won him the support of the Iranian regime which he continues to defend. Just last week he dismissed the threat of a nuclear armed Iran
Elbaradei’s support for the Iranian ayatollahs is matched by his support for the Muslim Brotherhood.
This group, which forms the largest and best-organized opposition movement to the Mubarak regime, is the progenitor of Hamas and al-Qaida. It seeks Egypt’s transformation into an Islamic regime that will stand at the forefront of the global jihad
In recent years, the Muslim Brotherhood has been increasingly drawn into the Iranian nexus along with Hamas. Muslim Brotherhood attorneys represented Hizbullah terrorists arrested in Egypt in 2009 for plotting to conduct spectacular attacks aimed at destroying the regime.
Based upon knowledge of biblical prophecy, it is highly unlikely that this unrest will herald a democratic government favorable to the principles of the west with its freedoms, both politically and religious.
Elbaradei has been a strong champion of the Muslim Brotherhood. Just this week he gave an interview to Der Spiegel defending the jihadist movement. As he put it, “We should stop demonizing the Muslim Brotherhood. ...[T]hey have not committed any acts of violence in five decades. They too want change. If we want democracy and freedom, we have to include them instead of marginalizing them.”
The Muslim Brotherhood for its part has backed Elbaradei’s political aspirations. On Thursday, it announced it would demonstrate at ElBaradei’s side the next day.
Now we see the ramifications for Israel:
And as we now see, all of its possible secular and Islamist successors either reject outright Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel or will owe their political power to the support of those who reject the peace with the Jewish state. So whether the Egyptian regime falls next week or next year or five years from now, the peace treaty is doomed.
THE TRUTHS exposed by the convulsive events of the past month make it abundantly clear that Israel lives in a horrible neighborhood. It is a neighborhood where popular democracy means war against Israel.
The quotes above are just a small sample of this commentary, which is worth reading in its entirety.
The uprisings seen in the Middle East today are likely to be co-opted by radical Islam. We now watch various events in the region developing - and we know that ultimately these events are leading into the massive invasion of Israel. There may be twists and turns as part of this ongoing process - but we will not see a reversal of history. The hour is too late. The outcome for each of these uprisings will be towards regimes who will support aggression against Israel.
Thats a guarantee. The prophetic scriptures have given us the bottom line. Everything we are seeing right now, in real time, will ultimately have complete consistency with biblical prophecy. That fact alone dictates that new regimes will aid and assist those who are sworn to destroy Israel.
And in this endeavor, they will be forced to face God Himself. That is the "real" bottom line.
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