“We Are All Osama” ; The Arab Spring is now the Osama Spring

The crowd chanted, “Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.” Some shouted, “We are all Osama,” referring to al-Qaida leader bin Laden. Young men, some in masks, sprayed graffiti on the walls.

That’s the scene from Cairo, the glorious culmination of the Arab Spring, that Obama curiously isn’t even trying to run on.

Maybe for once we should take the protesters at their word. They are all Osama. The Arab Spring was the Osama Spring. Osama bin Laden is dead but he won in Egypt and Libya and Tunisia thanks to American intervention.

Democracy in the Muslim world is Osamacracy. In Benghazi, the city that Obama declared we must protect from Gaddafi, the people we came to protect murdered four Americans, including the ambassador. Because Benghazi was a city of Osamas. The new Cairo is full of Osamas.

Muslim democracy is a victory for Osama bin Laden. The attacks on US embassies and consulates should be a wake up call that Obama’s soft power has only empowered the Osamacracies of the Arab Spring.

  • http://twitter.com/Jcdavidson37 @Jcdavidson37

    Obama may as well change the the 'b' to an 's' in his own name.

  • NLT

    March: "We are all Trayvon"
    September: "We are all Osama"

  • Scott B

    I agree that democracy in the Muslim world is a frightening prospect.
    However, there’s no way that propping up repressive regimes deploying force around that region is the better alternative. We should stay out of it– as we always should have. 90% of the reason Muslims are so incensed is the 100’s of years of death and attempted conquest and exploitation the West has perpetrated in the Middle East.
    Again– I’m no apologist for Islam, but we can’t pretend we are innocent, or that we have been setting any kind of example or standard– the West is almost as corrupt and destructive and merciless as Muslims believe us to be– and those are certainly the only elements of our civilization we have ever displayed in the Middle East.

  • Elpi Nipni

    Thr CANCER that is Islam should be removed from the body of Humanity.
    The same should be dobe with the other Cancer, which is the LEFT