The term “Arab Spring” refers to a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world, which began in Tunisia on December 18, 2010.
The most famous Arab Spring protests took place in Egypt, which began on January 25, 2011, and continued for 18 days, eventually bringing down the government of President Hosni Mubarak.
Obama expressed his approval of Arab Spring, saying this in his speech of May 19, 2011:
“Sometimes, in the course of history, the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has built up for years. [...] For six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change take place in the Middle East and North Africa. Square by square; town by town; country by country; the people have risen up to demand their basic human rights. Two leaders have stepped aside. More may follow. [...] Those shouts of human dignity are being heard across the region. And through the moral force of non-violence, the people of the region have achieved more change in six months than terrorists have accomplished in decades.”
We are warned in Matthew 7:15-17 to “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits…[for] a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.”
Here are the fruits of the much-heralded Arab Spring:
On August 20, 2011, more than 2,000 angry Egyptians broke down barriers at Israel’s embassy in Cairo, burned Israeli flags, raised the Egyptian flag, and demanded that Israel’s ambassador be expelled.
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu reports for Arutz Sheva, Aug. 21, 2011, that Egyptian police outside the embassy did not try to prevent the crowd from pulling down the Israeli flag from the embassy.
Egypt’s new provisional military regime had condemned Israel for the deaths of Egyptian soldiers during the IDF’s search and destroy operation of the terrorists who staged the sophisticated multi-pronged attack north of Eilat on Thursday. Israel said the terrorists crossed into Egyptian-controlled Sinai from Gaza and continued on to attack Israelis.
Egypt summoned the Israeli ambassador and said it is not enough for Israel to apologize. The regime’s cabinet said, “Egypt lays on Israel the political and legal responsibility for this incident, which constitutes a breach of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.”
Several eyewitnesses to Thursday’s attack said it appeared to them that Egyptian soldiers fired on Israelis, but this has not been confirmed by military officials. However, one of the terrorist attacks began under the noses of Egyptian soldiers in an observation post adjacent to the Israeli border.
Egypt claimed that the IDF killed three Egyptian police officers while chasing the terrorists inside Egyptian territory. The IDF said that its soldiers fired “toward the sources of fire” and did not aim at Egyptian soldiers.
In an e-mail to me, this blog’s regular commentator Anon wrote this most apt observation: “Now they have the freedom to get back to their favorite pastime: Hating Jews.”
Another e-correspondent of mine wrote: “If an embassy is not to be protected, we ought to leave Egypt – and take our ten figure foreign aid per annum with us.”