Nick Mount on T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land. Source: TVOBigIdeas. Published: February 15, 2013. Description:
University of Toronto English professor, Nick Mount, explores T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.
Morsi, this week, called for a holy war on Islam’s Shia sect, which makes up nearly 40% of the Muslim population of the Middle East. Morsi referred to Shia Muslims as “unclean” and called for the extermination of what would constitute the majority of the population of Iraq, Iran, large portions of Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Yemen, Nigeria, Ghana, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and a dozen other nations.
Morsi called for Egyptian “fighters” to begin a war on Syria, Iraq and Iran, a war that coincides with the expansionist goals of “Greater Israel” and the rogue elements of the CIA that put Morsi in power in order to quell Egypt’s move toward liberation after the fall of the pro-Israeli Mubarak regime.
Last week, Morsi was also heard to call for military action against Ethiopia over a hydroelectric project he says is intended to divert the Nile River and turn Egypt into a barren wasteland.
Analysts cite Morsi’s recent behavior as both “bizarre and unstable,” indicating desperation at his inability to cope with domestic problems that seem to be moving inexorably toward a renewal of widespread domestic confrontation against the Cairo government.
Morsi has yet to address his failure to follow up on his promises to support Gaza after Israeli attacks in November 2012. Both Morsi and Turkey’s Erdogan have, in actuality, moved closer to Israel and given that nation a free hand in continuing its use of cluster bombs and chemical munitions on Gaza’s civilian population.
"The world has a memory of only 100 days.A very prominent and patriotic American leader was on board Korean flight KAL 007 that was shot down by the Soviets - Congressman Larry McDonald, friend of Ron Paul and cousin of General Patton. The evil conspirators behind the new world order in the United States have no problem about shooting down an airliner to assassinate one man who opposed them.
On Aug 31, 1983, the Russians shot down a Korean Airlines commercial flight that had veered off-course into Soviet airspace. All 269 souls on-board perished. The Russians refused to explain what really happened. When asked why, they replied that the world had a memory of only 100 days. Within 100 days, they said, something else would happen and everyone's attention would be turned to the latest issue. And they were right."
Rhodes carried the day on Libya and he was completely incorrect in his assessment, his analysis, his prediction, and his prescription. Anyone who bothers to look at Libya today, which is run by gangs of roving extremist death squads would see what a fool Ben Rhodes is for his promise of "democratic change" in Libya -- and how much more foolish is the president for following the advice of such a person.A government that employs fiction writers to write presidential speeches and official policy has given up on maintaining the facade that it cares about the truth. Washington officials have embraced falsehood and fiction as saving graces. And they rely on the fact that the world won't remember the crimes against humanity that they've committed. They can only get away with this if the majority of humanity stays stupid and blind and does not get its act together in time.
Rhodes is named as the source of the White House-altered CIA talking points on Benghazi, where references to the Islamist extremist role in the attack on US Ambassador Chris Stevens were erased. It is understandable why the fiction writer Rhodes would want to toss that reference in the circular file: that particular sub-plot did not fit in with the main theme he had already painstakingly written, namely that the US attack on Libya would end the killing, stabilize the country, and bring about a democratic revolution that would continue to spread through the region. Fiction writers understand that a sub-plot could take your readers too far off the main narrative of the story and cause serious structural problems. That is why there are so many rounds of re-writes. The killing of Stevens and the rise of murderous -- and racist -- extremists did not fit the plot, so it had to be deleted.
"The Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad has warned the European nations against supplying weapons to the Syrian rebels. "If the Europeans deliver these weapons to Europe's backyard, and Europe will pay the price for it," Assad said in an exclusive interview with the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" in Damascus. "Hardened terrorists will learn how to use these weapons & return to Europe equipped with extremist ideology.": A series of arms shipments to the rebels would be exporting of terrorism to Europe, Assad said. Assad rejected the claim of the United States, Britain and France, the Syrian army had used poison gas. "Had Paris, London and Washington only one evidence for their claims, they would have submitted this to the world."..."Assad's point that, "Hardened terrorists will learn how to use these weapons & return to Europe equipped with extremist ideology," gets to the heart of the matter. This is exactly what European leaders want for Europe because they need an external enemy to justify their growing police states.
"It is not the writers who have reintroduced the devil, but it is our present world which has forced them to take notice of him again. As a friend of mine once remarked: ‘I don’t know about angels, but I don’t see how one can possibly doubt the devil.’ Luther’s advice to laugh at the devil quia est superbus spiritus et non potest ferre contemptum sui may do as an occasional exorcism, but is lamentably inadequate as a radical cure. We are living through times where evil has manifested itself with an almost revelation-like obtrusiveness and power. We have learned to understand the medieval legends about monks who, being vouchsafed a glimpse into hell, would never smile or speak again. The apocalyptic beast let loose has become a reality to our generation, and nobody knows what is still ahead of us." – R. J. Zwi Werblowsky. “Lucifer and Prometheus: A Study of Milton’s Satan." Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd: London. 1952. Preface.
In a related statement, the April 6 Movement mocked the pro-Syria conference that Morsi attended, saying that the Islamist organisers of the event required Washington's approval.Dina Ezzat writes in an article called, "Egypt's top bureaucracy advised against Morsi move on Syria" (Ahram Online, June 16):
“The decision to open the doors of Jihad is coming from Washington sponsored by … Salafist Sheikhs,” read the statement, which went on to denounce Sheikh Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud for calling those who plan to take part in the 30 June rallies "infidels."
For its part, the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign described Morsi's speech as mere "babbling," intended to assert power and divert the public’s attention in anticipation of opposition protests.
"Morsi’s speech reveals that the Syria file has been handed over from Qatar to Saudi Arabia and Egypt and that Morsi is answering America’s instructions," added the statement.
"Egypt, according to concerned quarters in the Egyptian bureaucracy, is now being driven to take part in a “devastating Sunni-Shia war” that could wreck the entire region. The concern is not just about Syria, but about the entire Arab Mashraq, including Lebanon and Iraq particularly."Morsi's support for Al-Qaeda's fight against Syria will backfire. His credibility has already been shattered. All that he is doing is helping Washington and Israel to divide and destroy Muslims.