By Dr. Mordechai Kedar – Translated by Nurit Greenger
To many, the American plan to impose the rule of the “Moslem Brotherhood” on Egypt and any country in which it is possible is well known. The reasons for this American plan I revealed six months ago here – http://mordechaikedarinenglish.blogspot.co.il/2013/07/the-us-state-departments-islamist-plan.html?view=flipcard
In the meantime, the rule of the defense minister and armed forces commander, General Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi in Egypt is being established and the “Moslem Brotherhood” – America’s favorites – and its many organizations were outlawed and have been declared a “terrorist organization.” Once declared as a “terrorist organization,” they were forbidden to hold public demonstrations and rallies, they were forbidden to distribute leaflets, and even within the university the police intervene to suppress the activities of the “Brothers.”
One might disagree with the assertion of el-Sisi and his aides that the “Moslem Brotherhood” is a terrorist organization, but you cannot dispute that the Egyptian government is determined to sweep this organization out of the political arena, despite the fact that tens of millions of Egyptians identify with it and its goals. One might disagree with the behavior of the Egyptian government and call it “un-democratic,” but have to admit that it has the support of many millions in Egypt.
One might also condemn the violent means taken by the Egyptian government against those who oppose its actions, but one must admit that in the Middle East there are more violent regimes, such as in Syria and (Democratic?) Iraq.
General el-Sisi is well aware of the American government’s position, and especially he is aware of president Obama’s negative attitude toward his actions against the “Brothers,” but he is not afraid nor emotional about Obama or John Kerry and he does not change his goal and is not backing off from the measures he is taking against the “Brotherhood.”
We have already heard that General el-Sisi does not even take Obama or Kerry’s phone calls when they ring to try to persuade him to ease the pressure on the “Brothers” just as he did not give in to their pleas to return Morsi to the presidency’s throne since he ousted him in early July 2013. Moreover, General el-Sisi was undeterred to put Morsi into the defendant’s cage on charges of murder, which could lead to him receiving the death penalty.
If the Egyptian court gives Morsi and the “Brothers” leaders heavy punishment – even the death penalty – the American administration would denounce it and will attempt to convince Egypt to apply a lighter sentence, but I’m not at all sure that General el-Sisi would comply with the American demands, even if they are accompanied with threats of punitive measures such as reducing – or eliminating – military and civilian aid. [Remember U.S. threats do not cause el-Sisi insomnia]
The Americans will have to decide how to act along the Egyptian determination : will they completely cut off their ties with Egypt and allow this country to cross over to the Russian camp, or will they swallow their pride and continue supporting Egypt, especially at the civil level, so as not to push Egypt to return to Moscow. [The return of Egypt to Moscow is already taking place]. In my opinion, Obama and Kerry gave in and will continue giving in to General el-Sisi’s determination and will – under protest – accept his policy.
What is happening in Egypt proves that Obama and his aides are helpless against the determination of the Middle East countries. So it is with Iran, Iraq and Syria. They cannot get into a confrontation with governments that are determined and firm in their positions, and ultimately Obama accepts the decisions of the governing authorities in the Middle East countries, even if he disagrees with them.
The conclusion Netanyahu can and must draw from all of this is that it is unnecessary to reach an agreement with the Arab-Palestinians. John Kerry can come on a mission on behalf of Obama again and again and again – as he has been doing – he can suggest one thousand and one other ideas, but he cannot take from the Jewish people their rights to the land of Israel that were granted to them thousands of years ago, and again, in 1920, in the Sam Remo Conference. Obama and Kerry cannot guarantee to Israel, in words and agreements on paper, that a Palestinian state, with territorial contiguity, will not be over taken by Hamas and then turn out to be another Hamastan like the one that was established in Gaza six and a half years ago. So Israel must relate to and treat Obama / Kerry demands just as general el-Sisi treats them. [It is worth noting that Kerry is not accumulating air-travel mileage with back and forth flights to Egypt because Egypt told him you and your politics are not welcome here.]
Concessions and surrender do not lead to an agreement, rather determination can. Israel must do what Israel’s interests – not American interests – dictate to her, and at this historic junction, Israel’s immediate interest is to end the PA’s existence, and continue with what Hamas has started: build on the ruins of the PA small Arab-Palestinian Emirates, on the basis of the Arab cities in Judea and Samaria. Israel must retain, for eternity, the rural space and offer citizenship to its residents.
An Arab-Palestinian state, with terrorist-territorial contiguity would be an existential threat to Israel, therefore, Israel is allowed, can and must tell Obama and Kerry: No way!
If Netanyahu will be as determined as general el-Sisi is, he will succeed against Obama and Kerry, just like General el-Sisi has.