August 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The sight of ex-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak being brought to trial in a screened steel enclosure must warm the hearts of Muslim Brotherhood officials, but to the world it should serve to demonstrate the country's quick slide towards a dangerous Islamism that threatens to thoroughly destabilize the Middle East.
Charged with general accusations of corruption [in Egypt? We are shocked!] and having ordered the killing of protesters, Mubarak's trial is really a showpiece, a bit of real-life theater in which the nation's Islamist infrastructure is flexing its muscles to test world opinion, which is sadly lacking.
Condemnation of this brutal little side-show seems nonexistent, curiously, especially from the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave whose conception of justice encompasses the demand that foreign born terrorists deserve the full legal protection and freedoms guaranteed to citizens of the United States. Possibly Team Obama is waiting for Amnesty International to take up Mubarak's cause and from there, lead from behind as is its style.
But seriously, doesn't a long-time ally of America at least deserve some semblance of justice or what passes for it in the Middle East before being thrown under the treads of a Soviet era tank?
Of course it's a given that Mr. Mubarak is corrupt, though his alleged sins pale to soft glow proportions in comparison to what is currently taking place under the current leadership in Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Libya to name but a few.
Perhaps even with this perspective, Mubarak needs to pay for his crimes in some ultimate fashion - though it is a poor bet that he will reach the hangman's noose before stomach cancer claims him - but the prejudicial sight of him being wheeled into a Cairo courthouse like he was some Arabic Jeffrey Dahmer, liable to slice and dice at the first opportunity, is sending a powerfully disturbing message of the trajectory which Egypt is taking and where the so-called Arab Spring will ultimately end.
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