The fruits of an Obama foreign policy seem endless. When someone stated that there were consequences to an election, they weren't kidding as we are quickly learning.
Read from Weasel Zippers:
Egyptian Lawyer Predicts 3,000 Hardcore Islamists Will Return Home After Names Dropped From Security Forces “Wanted” List…
"These are the worst of the worst from Jama’a al-Islamyia and Egyptian Islamic Jihad, just look where the lawyer who represents their groups says they will be coming from, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia, Bosnia, Iran, Kenya and Londonistan. Egypt’s about to become a very scary place.
(MEMRI) — 'A lawyer who works with various Islamist groups has predicted that 3,000 leading figures of the Jama’a al-Islamyia and Egyptian Islamic Jihad groups will return to Egypt in a few days, as their names have been dropped from the “wanted” list maintained by Egyptian security forces.
“They are coming back from Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Kenya, Iran and London,” said Ibrahim Ali.
He said that Jama’a al-Islamyia had requested the authorities to drop death sentences that had been issued in absentia by military courts against some of its members so that they could return to Egypt.
Among those waiting to come back are Osama Rushdi, who lives in London, Hussein Shemeis, who was convicted of the 1995 assassination attempt on then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa, and Muhammad Shawki al-Islambouli, brother of Khaled al-Islambouli, who assassinated president Anwar Sadat.
Source: Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Egypt, April 1, 2011'"
And this little gem, also from Weasel Zippers:
Egyptian Liberal Groups Admit the Obvious — Islamists Are Going to Trounce Us in the September Elections…
"And to give you an idea what Egyptian liberals look like, here’s a picture from their demonstration today in Tahrir Square.
'Egyptian demonstrators perform the Friday prayers at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on April 1, 2011 as tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered, issuing calls to “save the revolution” that ousted president Hosni Mubarak and to rid of the country of the old regime. (AFP PHOTO)'
Doesn’t exactly look like your average leftist protest here in America.
(CNN) — 'Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Cairo’s famous Tahrir Square on Friday, as part of an effort by liberal activists to revive their movement after a series of perceived political set-backs. Dubbed the “Friday to Save the Revolution,” the rally is an effort to show opposition to a recent proposed law which would criminalize protests. It is also an effort to re-assert the youth movement which drove former president Hosni Mubarak from power.
Many liberal activists fear they have been side-lined since Mubarak’s February 11 overthrow by Egypt’s ruling military council and by more politically-experienced Islamist groups, well disciplined after operating for decades in secret while facing harsh persecution.
“We want to ensure that our revolution is not stolen from us,” The group denounced a recent raid by soldiers to break up a sit-in at Cairo University. It also demanded the prosecution of several former allies of Mubarak and the removal of Mubarak supporters from top positions at Egyptian television stations and newspapers.
In a recent interview with CNN, a spokesman for the Youth Coalition conceded that liberal groups were scrambling to catch up with better-established political organizations like the 83-year old Muslim Brotherhood ahead of parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place in September.
“We are in a competition with time,” said Mohamed Taman, an artist who suffered a bullet wound to the eye from security forces during the protests that began on January 25th. “For the next parliament elections we are sure that we will not be able to be ready.”'"
Now, let's move west to Libya and find another disturbing news report, via Weasel Zippers:
Good News: Former Gitmo Detainee Training Libyan Rebels..
"Not only did we release him instead of burying him in a ditch, now he’s the beneficiary of US airstrikes. Insanity.
(DARNA, Libya) — 'Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city’s military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
The presence of Islamists like these amid the opposition has raised concerns, among some fellow rebels as well as their Western allies, that the goal of some Libyan fighters in battling Col. Gadhafi is to propagate Islamist extremism.
Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna.
Mr. Hasady’s field commander on the front lines is Salah al-Barrani, a former fighter from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which was formed in the 1990s by Libyan mujahedeen returning home after helping to drive the Soviets from Afghanistan and dedicated to ousting Mr. Gadhafi from power.
Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden’s holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan, is training many of the city’s rebel recruits.
Both Messrs. Hasady and Ben Qumu were picked up by Pakistani authorities after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and were turned over to the U.S. Mr. Hasady was released to Libyan custody two months later. Mr. Ben Qumu spent six years at Guantanamo Bay before he was turned over to Libyan custody in 2007.
They were both released from Libyan prisons in 2008 as part of a reconciliation with Islamists in Libya.'
But, don't worry, our very competent president has everything under control. Jimmy Carter must be getting excited because he is likely to bequeath his "worst president ever" title to the young, inexperienced Obama. After all, Jimmy can only be charged with losing Iran. By the time Obama leaves office, it's difficult to predict how many nations he will lose to the Islamists.