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Apple Pie And Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood has assumed power in Egypt, gaining almost half the seats in the recent election. Crowds in Cairo demand the Army relinquish power, and Egypt stand now on the edge of the knife, between Islamist hardliners who will install an Islamist state with Islamist law, and a secular Army, who, while no angels, at least won’t be sworn enemies of the United States. The Muslim Brotherhood, on the other hand, and organization long named a terrorist organization, claims they are merely a political party, devoted to the concept of apple pie and motherhood.  



Apple pie and motherhood

Mean nothing to the Brotherhood

They have the power now and mean to stay

In power for a good long time

Because it’s been a long, hard climb

From where they were to where they are today

Mubarak looked at them askance

He never asked them once to dance

Always the bridesmaid, they were never kissed

In darkness with Mubarak there

They got only that mile long stare

But now he’s gone and never will be missed

Oh yes they have the power now

And at their feet the camels bow

The pyramids shine like the stars at night

The Nile with golden flecks will flow

And Cairo will be all aglow

Ablaze with Allah’s fierce and holy light



Below The Fold

Now that we have a new war to talk about the Egyptian business is now old news, still occasionally on the front page, but below the fold. Egypt, however, is not over with. In all likelihood Libya will fragment into what it always was and always will be, a tribal society, with eastern Libya, now held by the rebels, reverting to its former name of Cyrenaica. All well and good, but Cyrenaica has traditionally been part of Egypt, at least so thought the Egyptians, and Egypt would clearly love to have it back, along with its oil. So expect an Egyptian move into Cyrenaica when the time looks propitious.



Egypt’s now below the fold

All is well or so we’re told

The winner, it is understood

Is now the Muslim Brotherhood

The Army though has shining eyes

Upon the golden shimm’ring prize

With protests done, down from the boil

Their eyes are drawn to eastern oil

Benghazi now a distant dream

But soon on desert comes the stream

Of armor on the quick march west

Sent off by a UN request

They’ll claim the land again their own

Sun gods once more on Egypt’s throne


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Intelligence Files

As of this writing events in Cairo are in the To Be Determined stage. Will Mubarak leave? Will his leaving be enough to quiet the crowd? The Army has not yet acted, but what if they don’t? What happens if the only civilian organized entity capable of taking advantage of the situation is allowed freedom to act? The Muslim Brotherhood is that entity, and they are no friends of the United States or Israel or the West in general. For thirty years Mubarak has cooperated with the US in intelligence and other vital matters. What happens if the Muslim Brotherhood takes control of the government? What happens to the files? How long before Egyptians in our employ are quietly murdered? How long before the entire Rendition program, where we sent captured al Qaeda to Egypt for interrogation, with names and dates, is on Wikileaks, and how long after that before the American Left, the Democrats and the New York Times and the rest of the scum start screaming for George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld to be held for trial as war criminals?



Intelligence, once thought to mean

An IQ test as it was seen

By those who seem to feel we’re all alike

Is not the same as we have here

Details of things that some hold dear

Like what we have and where it’s best to strike

Intelligence, once called G2

Is destined for the eyes of few

And must on no account see light of day

That’s why the files in Cairo must

Remain in hands of those we trust

And if they don’t there might be hell to pay

As agents on our side are killed

And voices that we need are stilled

As bearded men read secret stuff with glee

One hopes that much to their surprise

The secret stuff that meets their eyes

Has dates that end in 1963.


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