Morsi, who came to power during the Arab Spring riots and protests and replaced the dictator Hosni Mubarak, was charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts against the government and people of Egypt. He is one of thirty six defendants in this court action, brought by state prosecutors under the temporary government established by the Army under the leadership of its Chief of Staff, General Al-Sisi.
The organization that brought Morsi to power and in which he is a major leader is the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organization by the provisional government and is outlawed. This stems from a number of sordid events, including the death of young children at their hands. The Army took this action because it is determined to insure that Egypt remains a secular state without Sharia law and extreme violence. General Al-Sisi, a Muslim himself, has stated that Egypt will not be a partner with, nor a staging ground for, activities supported by and for the Palestinian Hamas group, the Shi'ite Islamist Iranian government, or the Lebanese Hezbollah, all terrorist organization which have targeted Christians and Jews in the region for particular horrific treatment.
I know that many Americans deem democracy to be the only acceptable form of government and certainly Barack Obama has used this concept as a front for some of the things that he has done on the international scene. But what has happened instead has been increased terror and chaos and a significant reduction of respect for America from many parts of the world, especially the Middle East. The Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in 1928, is not a peaceful organization and its leader, Morsi, has a long history of violence toward many who are peaceful. I think America would be better served by supporting those who are our friends, not our foes, and the Muslim Brotherhood is certainly no friend of America.
For America to try and force its brand of democracy on the rest of the world is almost laughable, particularly when one looks at the shredding of the Constitution and many of our democratic principles by the current Administration. Remember, America was never designed to be a "pure democracy" but a Democratic Republic instead.
Meanwhile, our longtime friend and ally, Israel, finds itself in the middle of a growing powder keg with Iran, Lebanon and Syria, as well as the Palestinians in Gaza, constantly lobbing missiles into the Holy Land and making life more difficult. A small country of only six million people is surrounded by hundreds of millions of antagonists constantly preaching for her demise and the death of her people.
While this is happening, our hapless State Department under John Kerry, a man who himself has shown extreme dislike for the American way by word and action, is directing an effort under Barack Obama to literally "throw Israel under the bus". He likes to find Israel at fault, gives only lip service to the offensive actions directed against her by Muslim extremists and expects Israel to favorably react to edicts on land use by a foreign power which has absolutely no right or authority to do so.
So it is a breath of fresh air to see the Egyptian Army, the one institution in that country that has been stable and supported by the overwhelming majority of Egypt's citizens, including the minority Coptic Christians and the peaceful Muslims, to step in to restore order. That we Americans supported Morsi after his election, when he immediately went to work to shred their constitution and living standards, is in my opinion more than a diplomatic mistake; it has turned into a disgraceful disaster. And remember, folks, the travesty in Benghazi is tied directly to the State Department's misguided efforts in the region, an action about which we are still awaiting answers.
It all makes one have serious questions about what the purpose of our position is for the Middle East. Is the Administration signalling that the horrific consequences of Sharia Law are acceptable around the world? That is certainly a question about which we need definitive answers.
To learn more about the problems in the Middle East from a close by perspective, read the Jerusalem Post (website: jpost.com). The largest circulation newspaper in English in Israel, the Post gives great insight into the happenings in the Middle East from a perpective entirely different from our mainstream media which refuses to do the heavy lifting that used to be journalism. There will be more on this story as it progresses.
For now, God bless and have a great day with God. Stay alert and stay informed.