Smart power! The PA is saying that the U.S. should be “ashamed” of vetoing the settlement resolution. Imagine, if you will, the outrage that would spew if an Israeli official—even anonymously—said the U.S. should be ashamed for anything regarding Israel. Say kids, what times is it? That’s right, Israeli Double Standard Time. But not to worry: It only occurs on days that end with a “y.”
Libya massacres Muslims, Muslim world not much up in arms: The death toll is over 200, and where did the latest shootings occur? A big protest march? At a government building? Nope. At a funeral procession for the ones killed the day before. The dictators of the Middle East have seen what happened to Mubarak, and especially the ones who hate the U.S. are doubling down on the oppression to keep power.
Egypt’s Khomeini is ba—aaack: And he’s preaching against Jews and homosexuals. Awesome. The moderating Muslim Brotherhood is going to be just find and dandy. Ask Tom Friedman, who couldn’t find an anti-Semitic Egyptian to save his life while he was there (not that an anti-Semitic Egyptian would save his life; we all know how much they want to kill Jews).
That is why this revolt is primarily about a people fed up with being left behind in a world where they can so clearly see how far others have vaulted ahead. The good news is that many Egyptians know where they are, and they donâ€™t want to waste another day.
Yep. Totally. Because two million people chanted “To Jerusalem we are heading, Martyrs in the millions.” The revolt isn’t about Islam. It’s all about catching up to modernity.