Meanwhile in Mordor…
Israel called on the United States and a number of European countries over the weekend to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak to preserve stability in the region.Earlier a minister in the Government of the Dark Lord of Mordor had already pronounced:
Jerusalem seeks to convince its allies that it is in the West's interest to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime. The diplomatic measures came after statements in Western capitals implying that the United States and European Union supported Mubarak's ouster.
Israeli officials are keeping a low profile on the events in Egypt, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even ordering cabinet members to avoid commenting publicly on the issue.
Senior Israeli officials, however, said that on Saturday night the Foreign Ministry issued a directive to around a dozen key embassies in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and several European countries. The ambassadors were told to stress to their host countries the importance of Egypt's stability. In a special cable, they were told to get this word out as soon as possible.
EU foreign ministers are to discuss the situation in Egypt at a special session today in Brussels, after which they are expected to issue a statement echoing those issued in recent days by U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
"Having said that, I'm not sure the time is right for the Arab region to go through the democratic process"
Democracy: must be a Judeo-Christian thingy…
Mordor’s fading flag, in the Arab world, is now flying only in Amman (shame on you…)
Best running commentary by miles: As’ad AbuKhalil (Angry Arab) - incisive, informed and funny too…
President of Mordor: "Israel has great respect for Egyptian President". (JPost, what else?)
Clinton Doublespeak on Egypt…
And in the spirit of Keith Olbermann’s ‘Worst Person in the World’, the most lunatic comment on the whole affair must come from The Pagan Temple, comment made over at Renegade Eye’s blog. After initial talk of:
* a nuclear pit where Damascus used to be.
* […] hapless Bedouin traipsing through the Sinai with a watermelon on my [sic] head when the Jews decide they want the Sinai back.
… he managed to come up with this gem:
The Egyptians have a sufficient and presumably efficient force for defensive purposes, but they do not have the capabilities of carrying out a full scale frontal assault with any reasonable expectation of success against any well trained and equipped military entity. The Israelis would clean their clocks AND eat their lunch. One wrong move out of Egypt and the Sinai will be in Israeli hands within the week, I promise you that. I don't care how many billions of dollars worth of American hardware the Egyptians have, that in itself is far from an assurance of victory, or for that matter of putting up a decent fight.
In addition to the Sinai, its high time the Israelis gave serious consideration to clearing out Gaza, the West Bank, the Golan, southern Lebanon, and they can take a good chunk of Jordan while they're at it as far as I'm concerned. Let the Arab world, the UN, and the EU stew. The only thing that's restrained them thus far is the strings we've attached to our aid.
If I was President, those string would be quickly untied. After more than six decades of this bullshit, I think its pretty obvious to anybody with a brain that its not working.
Cry Havoc! and let loose the dogs of war. How long could it last? As for the Chinese, I think I might see a Stuxnet in their future, so I think they might want to think about shutting the fuck up about it too.
Apparently there's a real person tapping away at that keyboard. Let it be said that some of Israel's true supporters can be creative when they want to be!