Militants cross into Israel from Egypt, 1 killed ... Militants crossed from Egypt's turbulent Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Monday and opened fire on civilians building a border security fence, defense officials said. One of the Israeli workers was killed, and two assailants died in a gunbattle with Israeli troops responding to the attack. − AP
Dominant Social Theme: What a surprise.
Free-Market Analysis: It's all over the news: Egypt's Muslims continue to make progress toward controlling government from an electoral standpoint and Israel has started making noises of considerable concern.
Meanwhile in Tunisia, Prime Minister Hamadi JebaliJebali's moderate Islamist Ennahda party took power after last year's revolution. And Libya, of course, is in the grip of an Islamist rulership as well. Soon perhaps Syria, too.
What a farce. A set-up.
A deliberate ploy to create further tension between East and West, Christian and Muslim, secular and Islamic.
How proud must be the power elite orchestrating this nonsense.
And here's a question: How could we predict this very thing for perhaps 18 months now, since the phony Arab Spring touched Tunisia, while no one in the mainstream media breathed a word of it?
Even the alternative, leftist part blathers on about resource exploitation and corporatism. But we've been clear in dozens of articles. This was a power elite exercise.
The power elite that wants to run the world has reacted to the Internet by apparently speeding up its formal takeover. Via economic depression, authoritarian regulation and increasing wars, the elites are causing chaos ...
Why? To create some kind of "new world order."
Of course, things don't always go smoothly. The sticking point in Egypt is that the army is not cooperating with the elites' phony Arab Springs.
What was apparently supposed to bring Islamic governments to the fore in a kind of Muslim crescent arc is being resisted by Egypt's military establishment.
Now, you would think that the US would stay out of the way – or at least attempt to moderate without taking sides. But that's not the case. AP reports the following:
Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi declared victory Monday in Egypt's first free presidential election since Hosni Mubarak's ouster 16 months ago. But just as polls were closing, the ruling military council issued constitutional amendments that gave sweeping authority to maintain its grip on power and subordinate the nominal head of state.
After the last-minute power grab Sunday night, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) pledged Monday to honor its promise to hand over power to the newly elected president by the end of this month. But the constitutional amendments stripped the president of almost all significant powers. The military decreed that it will have legislative authority after a court dissolved parliament, it will control of the drafting a new constitution and will not allow civilian oversight of its significant economic interests or other affairs.
Morsi represents the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic fundamentalist group which has emerged as the most powerful political faction since the uprising. The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party rejected the constitutional declaration, saying it was no longer within the authority of the military council to issue such a decree with less than two weeks left for the transfer of power.
In Washington, Pentagon spokesman George Little urged the ruling military to transfer full power to a democratically elected civilian government, as it pledged to do in the past.
"We are deeply concerned about the new amendments to the constitutional declaration, including the timing of their announcement as polls were closing for the presidential election," said Little.
Did you catch that? The US – and the West generally – has been building up the threat of Islam for decades. But after making it possible for Islamic governments to come to power throughout the Middle East via a manipulated Arab Spring, Washington is now trying to make sure the Muslim Brotherhood is not deprived of its rightful political place!
Over a year ago, the US Federal Government began investigating the Muslim Brotherhood as a domestic terrorist threat. An extensive article in World Net Daily (February of 2011) reported the following:
Staff investigators with the House and Senate intelligence committees say they are probing the domestic security threat posed by the radical Muslim Brotherhood and, specifically, whether Brotherhood operatives have penetrated the U.S. government.
The true nature, ambitions and global reach of the Cairo-based Muslim Brotherhood suddenly have become the focus of debate in Washington, following unrest in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East.
As the Muslim Brotherhood threatens to effectively replace Egypt's secular, pro-Western regime, the tentacles of its worldwide jihadist movement have reached deep into the Muslim community in America.
Shockingly, federal court documents reveal that virtually every major Muslim organization in America is a front group for the Brotherhood. They also show that its U.S. network has raised millions of dollars for Hamas, al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.
No, no, no ... There is nothing shocking about the Muslim Brotherhood, actually ... as the Brotherhood has evidently and obviously been penetrated at the top by US Intel for decades.
As we've reported numerous times in the past, the Brotherhood is a Trojan horse that US Intel intends to utilize throughout the Middle East as the chosen vehicle to take advantage of the phony Arab Spring that US Intel has also been behind, along with other elite forces of Western destabilization.
The power elite has obviously created a controlled Islamic opposition in the Middle East. This is necessary to continue the phony war on terror, which is a disguised attack on the freedoms of Western middle classes.
The war still isn't believable. The solution has been apparently to build up Islamic regimes in the Middle East – to create a phony enemy, in other words. This has been done by setting up a phony youth movement – AYM – and actually utilizing phony "al Qaeda" troops to destabilize countries like Libya and Syria.
What's eye opening is that even though the alternative media has reported on this phenomenon at length, the elites continue on their way as if they have not been thoroughly exposed.
This shows the depth of elite cynicism and also the lack of alternative plans. The old men who control central banking and are behind the one-world conspiracy effectively have no Plan B. They just blunder ahead as they have for a century or more and trust their plans will come to fruition.
In the 20th century such an approach worked fairly well. In the 21st century, not nearly so much. What we call the Internet Reformation has exposed these machinations and made their inner workings clear. Tens of millions "get it."
This doesn't bode well for elite manipulations going forward. It's hard to create a secret world government when thousands of blogs report on your conspiratorial doings every day.
Conclusion: We've watched the powers-that-be build out this Islamic crescent arc and reported on it regularly. It is a deeply cynical and bloody exercise. Just search the Internet using the terms "the Daily Bell" and "Islamic Crescent" and see for yourself. We're certainly not the only ones writing about it ...