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7/12/13

Egypt: "The Turkish Compass": In Egypt, It's Not About "Hillary Clinton's Age But the Age of Hillary Clinton - by Andrew C. McCarthy

"Ramesh, I don’t know about “Hillary Clinton’s Age  but I do know, when I look at what’s happening in Egypt, that we are living in the Age of Hillary Clinton.

I elaborated on Mrs. Clinton’s pronouncement in a Corner post a little over a year ago, citing to what Madame Secretary was telling the Arabic press (al-Ahram reporting) and tying it into the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood implementation of Erdogan’s strategy in Turkey: gradually impose sharia by exploiting Western progressives’ hostility to military governance – which is the only kind of governance in which Western liberalism has a chance to take root in a majority Islamic-supremacist society:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is doing her part to help the Muslim Brotherhood implement the Turkey Strategy in Egypt. As I’ve pointed out before, if you want to see what’s going to happen in Egypt, look at Turkey, where the military was Atatürk’s bulwark against what would otherwise be the certainty that Islamists would overwhelm the pro-Western civil society the Kemalists labored against Islamic norms to build. (Caroline Glick makes a similar argument in a characteristically sharp post.)

Read more: In Egypt, It's Not About "Hillary Clinton's Age" But the Age of Hillary Clinton | National Review Online

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