T.H.I.S. I.S. B.I.G.
While you were thawing your Thanksgiving turkey, while Obama was "Pardoning" his two White House gift birds "Cobbler" and "Gobbler", while we all slept with visions of Black Friday bargains dancing in our heads, the United States of America just gave away the Middle East.
Yes we did.
President Morsi of Egypt is now the new US-backed ruler of the Middle East, except for Israel and maybe Saudi Arabia.
Did YOU not think it was strange that Secretary of State Clinton (you will hear that name with "President" in front of it in four years) rushed to the war-torn region of Gaza, and with a few quick helo trips between Netanyahu and Morsi, whipped out a Cease-Fire which, unlike many such before it, actually held?
Did you not think it was strange that, at first light in Israel today, 40,000 reserve soldiers were standing down from the Gaza border. The IDF keeps it's own counsel, or has since 1948, anyway.
Did you not think it was strange that Hamas and Fatah, blood enemies just three days ago in Gaza, were seen hugging and waving each others' flags?
Finally, did you not think it was strange that this morning in Egypt, President Morsi granted himself complete dictatorial powers far in excess of Egypt's constitution, without so much as a word of comment from DeeCee? Yes, that's traditional over there, but the timing is suspicious.
What we have just done, Dear Readers, is take the biggest peaceful gamble in foreign policy that's been taken since Ronnie Reagan decided to try to outspend the USSR and force them into bankruptcy. We have just handed the Islamic Middle East to Morsi to run. Some of you cynics may say that it wasn't ours to hand over, and you'd be correct, but this, people, is the "assumptive close", and we're pretending it IS ours to hand to Morsi. With US backing, especially the backing of the Sixth and Seventh Fleets, Morsi has his lock on Islam outside of Qom, and maybe even in Qom.
We won't know all the answers for weeks or maybe years, but Morsi's party, the Islamic Brotherhood, now will engage Iran's Mullahs for control of the Islamic world.
That leaves just one question: Is this going to be an Islamic conflict? Morsi vs. the Grand Ayatollah? Or, has Morsi just pulled off the perfect taqiyya (Islamic "rope-a-dope") on Mrs. Clinton, and there is no conflict, Morsi is simply another altar boy for the Grand Ayatollah, and the Islamist Grand Caliphate is now brought into being, thanks to the USA.
Time will tell. We've either just made an excellent choice for new stability in that region, or we've just morphed Islamist dreams into policy, and shortly, Israel will be fighting a nuclear Masada.