There are three ways things can go in Middle East nations in the midst of revolt.
1) Status quo dictatorship
2) Change to a very temporary “bus ride”* democracy
3) Capitulation to an overt Muslim-Brotherhood inspired and controlled Islamic Sharia state
The Obama administration prefers the latter under the guise of the Option 2, temporary democracy.
It happened in Egypt. And it is in the works in Syria.
The so-called “Arab Spring” is a deceptive code for a full bore Brotherhood takeover. This is what Obama wants. This is what he’s getting. And the wishful thinking Pollyanna media and progressives embrace it.
You weren’t yet aware of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in the Syrian uprising? Think again. Read about it HERE.
For Western Judeo-Christian sensitivities, a Brotherhood takeover will make the dictatorships, Assad's and others, seem like the First Thanksgiving.
Beyond Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood proposes the overthrow of Gulf States.
Oh oh. Houston we have a problem – Romney’s proposed policies are little different than Obama’s. Per Romney’s official website, he, too, proposes to do the same thing Obama is doing in Syria: Isolate the Assad regime so that the opposition can peaceably take over – and we (the US) will promise to support whatever factions take power. Can we all say “Muslim Brotherhood.” This continues our ignorance and gullibility of the methods and intent of Islamists in the Middle East. Here is Romney’s complete statement quoted from his official website:
The United States must recognize Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad for what he is: an unscrupulous dictator, a killer, and a proxy for Iran. For far too long, the Obama administration held out hope that it could negotiate with Assad to stop his violent crackdown on pro-democracy protestors. It even labeled him a “reformer” while he was turning heavy weapons on his own people. Mitt Romney holds no illusions about Assad’s character or about Iran’s interest in maintaining a client regime in Damascus.
Mitt Romney believes the United States should pursue a strategy of isolating and pressuring the Assad regime to increase the likelihood of a peaceful transition to a legitimate government. We should redouble our push for the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities and impose sanctions that cut off funding sources that serve to maintain the regime’s grip on power. We should work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to call on Syria’s military to protect civilians rather than attack them. This effort would aim to drive a wedge between Assad and his military, minimize violence, and increase the possibility that the ruling minority Alawites will be able to reconcile with the majority Sunni population in a post-Assad Syria. And we should make clear that the United States and our allies will support the Syrian opposition when the time comes for them to forge a post-Assad government.
* Bus-ride democracy: Taken from Islamist Turkey Premier Erdogan’s description of the purpose of a democracy. “Democracy is like a bus: You get on and then you get off once you reach your destination.” In the case of Mulsim-populated nations, the destination is Sharia governance promoted by the Muslim Brotherhood.