Cairo in New Link with West Point


Egyptian Generals Opt for Superior Training

July 4th, 2013 (SHK)

When Egypt’s ruling military council deposed democratically-elected President Morsi this week, the Superior Court simultaneously announced a new relationship with West Point.

Adly Mansour, the interim leader in Cairo, acknowledged that democracy may not be an effective cure for the Arab world’s problems.

“We have chosen to send our best generals to West Point,” he announced today, “in exchange for two second-round draft picks and an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Analysts at the Brookings Institution in Washington said (without attribution) that Egypt’s decision could be a bellwether for other Arab nations.

“They’ll learn how to handle their citizens with a velvet glove now,” said Al-masoud ab Abdul Jahari, longtime Brookings specialist on the Middle East.  “America’s recent military success in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria have given Arab leaders a new lease on life.”

Contrarian analysts like Dr. Jahari point out that while the West thinks that the so-called “Arab Spring” in countries like Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and now Syria reveals the birth pangs of democracy, reality is somewhat different.

The demographics of these societies, characterized by some of the lowest median ages due to their fast-growing populations, tell a different story.

Egypt’s median age is 25, that of Turkey is 28, Syria is 21.  With an overwhelming number of young men who dominate their societies, hormones are raging.

“No wonder,” said Dr. William O’Connor, a demographer at the Harvard Medical School.  “Unmarried Arab men have no sex and can read only one book, the Qu’ran.  The result is empirically and politically predictable.”

Quoting the respected 14th-century Arab philosopher, Mohammed ibn Khaldun, Dr. O’Connor said that the new relationship between Cairo and West Point suggests continued domination of Arab countries by strong military leaders.

“Government in Muslim society was never anything other than superimposed, never the expression of society,” ibn Khaldun wrote in his bestselling work, The Muqaddimah, in 1398.  “Authority is based on ties of kinship and group solidarity, on asabiyya.”

Neither the Pentagon nor West Point would comment on this latest development until the NSA leaker Ed Snowden has been apprehended and brought to Guantanamo under the Geneva Convention for Extraordinary Rendition.

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