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2011-08-24

Who Will Rule Post-Gaddafi Libya? The Muslim Brotherhood and the 'Arab Spring'

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Dave Reaboi, Communications Director at the Center for Security Policy, appeared on Michael Savage's radio program on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to discuss the change in the Muslim Brotherhood's phased plan in the context of the so-called 'Arab Spring' in Egypt.

The Western media has been clueless at best and negligent at worst in its coverage of the so-called 'Arab Spring'. There are credible warnings from American and Israeli intelligence analysts that Islamic groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda such as the Muslim Brotherhood are involved in these uprisings. Worse yet, often being the best organized members of the opposition to Arab nationalist dictators, they may successfully fill the power vacuum once these dictators are toppled. This is precisely what happened when the Shah of Persia was toppled in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Islamic fundamentalists led by Ayatollah Khomeini seized power . Now that Libya's Muammar Gaddafi has been overthrown, it is uncertain how much influence hardline Islamist groups connected with the Brotherhood may have in post-Gaddafi Libya.

In Egypt the consequences of toppling dictator Hosni Mubarak are less well known since the Egyptian military is strong and disciplined enough to stop radical Islamist groups from seizing power immediately. Nonetheless, even in Egypt the recent attacks on Israel from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by radical Islamic groups show the deteriorating security situation there. In Libya, which has no stabilizing military institution like Turkey or Egypt, Islamic terror groups like the Muslim Brotherhood or Al-Qaeda might be able to seize power far more quickly. Consider the following sobering facts:

- Western media outlets and governments, including then US President Jimmy Carter, mistakenly believed that the Iranian revolution would lead to a democratic state instead of a Islamic one.

- Many security analysts warned in vain that topping Saddam Hussein would allow hard-line Shiite Muslims allied with Iran's Ayatollahs to gain more political power.

- The security situation in Egypt's Sinai has been rapidly deteriorating as Al-Qaeda affiliated groups close to the Bedouin recently launched a terrorist attack across the border in Israel.

- Since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and the uprising against Gaffafi in Libya, a large number of Libyan arms have been smuggled into the hands of terrorist group Hamas in Gaza.

- Libyan Islamists reportedly killed one of the two leading rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi, a secularist named General Abdel Fattah Younes.

- The strongest opposition to Bashir Assad in Syria has been the city of Hama, the city where Assad's father brutally cracked down on an uprising by Syria's Muslim Brotherhood.

SOURCES:

George Jonas: Could Libya’s next rulers be worse than Gaddafi?

Islamists blamed for killing General Abdel Fattah Younes as Libya's rebels face up to enemy within

Israel Under Fire: The Growing Threat From Sinai

Looted Libyan arms flooding into Gaza

After U.S. War in Iraq, Iran Gains Political Influence - TIME