posted on 25 March 2015
Written by Frank Li
Sisi vs. ISIS - are they just reversed in spelling? No! They are also reversed in content! Sisi is a dictator, who has been very good for Egypt over the past two years. ISIS, on the other hand, is mob rule, which has been devastating the region over the past two years, at least.
1. Who is Sisi?
Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:
2. Who is ISIS?
Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia - ISIL:
3. What happened in the Middle East?
The Middle East has been one of the most troubled regions on earth throughout our two-millennium-old calendar, at least. It is a conglomeration of many of the most difficult issues of humanity: religion, race, ethnicity, and worst of all, poverty! For more, read: People.
Two big recent events have made the region even more troublesome:
America's thoughtless and yes, reckless, foreign policy is directly responsible for both events. Two informative readings:
More specifically, two American Presidents must be held directly accountable for the creation and growth of ISIS as follows:
4. More on Sisi
Here is what happened in Egypt after President Obama's speech in 2009:
Fortunately for Egypt, Sisi was still there with the military. He staged a coup, took control, jailed many of his opponents, including President Morsi, held a mock election, and became the "democratically elected" President in 2014.
So far, President Sisi has been very good for Egypt! Two messages:
5. More on ISIS
What is ISIS doing over there? Grabbing power and land, with massive killings, often in the name of Islam! More specifically, here is a recent story:
Here are two messages I got out of this video:
What is America's response to ISIS, a new enemy largely created by America? More of the same - More military involvement with additional costs of American lives and treasure! What is the purpose? "Destroying ISIS", a new goal even more unobtainable than the previously failed goal of destroying Al-Qaeda!
Worse yet, America may well fall into ISIS's trap of getting involved in a religious war, especially worrisome if the neo-cons get their way in America!
Worse still, America's war on ISIS will inevitably be brought to America.
Worst of all, it will further bankrupt America, both economically and morally.
Democracy - what a myth!
Democracy was an experiment in Ancient Greece more than 2000 years ago, without success. But it has become fashionable again in the West over the past 100 years, at least. Three facts:
Fortunately for Egypt, President Sisi has reversed its course on democracy - It is back to a dictatorship now, with order and hope for prosperity!
Unfortunately for Ukraine, it is stuck between Russia and America. Because of that, Ukraine may well become the site for another proxy war between the two biggest nuclear powers on earth, with nothing to gain but everything to lose!
What about ISIS? It is mob rule, even worse than democracy in Egypt under the former President Mohamed Morsi!
Sisi vs ISIS - they are totally opposite not only in name, but also in content!
ISIS is pursuing a proletarian revolution under the name of Islam. So it will be just as destructive as its predecessors under a different name: communism - been there, seen that!
I wish the best for President Sisi and Egypt. Here is a working example for President Sisi to emulate: China! For more, read: The Role of Government.
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