-- US Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
Michigan's 11th District US Congressman Thaddeus McCotter demonstrates once again why he is a prized anomoly. Though so many of his congressional colleagues -- along with so many talking heads who are nothing more than airheads -- have shown themselves to be dangerously ignorant on the crisis now quaking the Mideast, Rep. McCotter is a clear-thinking voice reflecting an incisive understanding of recent history, geopolitical realities, and what is at stake for the world.
In this FOX interview with Neil Cavuto
and in a statement released by his office, the ever-erudite and articulate Congressman crystalizes the dangers to Mideast stability, American national security and global freedom if the Muslim Brotherhood rises to power in Egypt.
"For if Egypt is radicalized, all of the reforms sought by the Egyptian people and supported by the United States with them - including consensual and constitutional government; free elections; open and unbridled media; and Egyptian control of their natural resources - will be lost. Nascent democratic movements in the region will be co-opted and radicalized. The world's free and open access to the
Suez Canal's vital commercial shipping lanes will be choked. And the Sinai Accord between Egyptand Israel- which must be protected as the foundation and principal example for Mideastpeace - will be shredded.
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“Though many will be tempted to superficially interpret the Egyptian demonstrations as an uprising for populist democracy, they must recall how such similar initial views of the 1979 Iranian Revolution were belied by the mullahs' radical jackbooted murderers, who remain bent upon grasping regional hegemony and nuclear weaponry."
McCotter, it should be recalled, is perhaps the most outspoken Member of Congress to have persistently challenged the Administration's deafening silence during the 2009 Iranian Green Revolution and to criticize the selection of Iran to serve on the UN's Commission on the Status of Women. McCotter, in a moving tribute on the floor of Congress, honored the memory of Neda Soltan, the Iranian dissident who became the face of the revolution. Our nation's failure to heed his prescient warnings may have greased the skids for catastrophic consequences in Egypt and the Mideast.
As Congressman McCotter so eloquently stated on the eve of Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's adderss before the UN last fall:
Clear minds know we heirs of liberty cannot barter with butchers. To prevent anAppeasement is evil's accomplice.
Iranpossessed of nuclear weapons, must promote this inhumane regime's peaceful implosion beneath its own citizens' aspirations for liberty while peaceful freedom seekers such as Neda Soltan and Taraneh Mousavi are being imprisoned, tortured and murdered by the mullahs. A naive administration's appeasement of this brutal regime must be replaced with the adoption of a constructive quarantine policy. America