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NUGENT: Mideastern behind-the-scenes extremists

Beware of revolutions that rebuild the Islamic caliphate

It's no secret how the KGB was actively involved in bankrolling and furthering the radical student and hippie movements of the 1960s in hopes that stinky, stoned hippies and violent America-hating radicals like Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and dupes in the Weathermen, Students for a Democratic Society and others would topple America or cause it great harm. Why do you think they call it dope?

Just a few years after the 1960s hippies largely became extinct, a man named Ronald Reagan brought the Soviet Union to its knees, proving that communism, socialism and anti-Americans like Mr. Ayers and Ms. Dohrn were no match for the strongest force ever developed by man: capitalism. Excellence has its rewards - never forget that.

Tragically, American colleges remain infested with leftover liberals who spout socialist and communist idiocy from their insulated, ivory towers. However, the majority of Americans find liberalism to be a bankrupt, brain-dead political ideology that destroys instead of builds and creates dependence instead of independence.

Real rebellion is cool so long as the rebels replace the current system with something better, such as that which the American Revolution achieved.

As of right now, no one knows what will be the result of the Mideast rebellions. No one knows - or is telling us - if Iran or the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the scenes bankrolling or fanning the flames of the Mideast rebellions to re-establish the Islamic caliphate.

Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and other Mideast and African dictator punks deserve a bullet or a noose, but only if those fighting to overthrow these regimes want more freedom, free elections, support women rights, human rights, respect other religions and so many other proven quality-of-life issues that have somehow eluded that cesspool of mankind. If not, the world has supplanted one voodoo nut for another. That's a zero-sum game.

Take Iran for example. While the shah was no saint, he was much better than the radical, freedom-hating regimes that have succeeded him since 1979.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Charlie Manson were probably separated at birth. The only significant difference between the two is that Mr. Ahmadinejadis working on developing a nuclear weapon and Charlie is behind bars tattooing himself with ink pens. Both are certifiable kooks.

The Obama administration is backing all of the Mideast rebellions. From Egypt to Libya, there's not a word of caution from the Obama administration about these rebellions; not a word of caution about what the new political environment will be if the rebellions succeed. The president's radical America-hating chums obviously continue to influence their community organizer.

Obama administration types are not just throwing caution to the wind by backing these rebellions. They are throwing the world into a potential hotbed of life-threatening extremism. That's a dumb move.

Rebellions have leaders. Who are the leaders of the rebellions in Egypt, Libya and other places? What do they believe? What do they want to change and how will they do it? Are they anti-American or pro-American? Will they recognize Israel?

These are reasonable questions for which Americans deserve straightforward answers from our president and our Department of State. If Col. Gadhafi - like Hosni Mubarak of Egypt before him - must go, as Mr. Obama has stated, who will take his place?

It would be wise to be very cautious and suspicious of the rebellions in the Mideast. Too many violent rebellions in that part of the world have led to brutal regimes who maintain power through genocide, societal destruction and displacement.

The basis of American foreign policy should be to advance freedom and democracy at every opportunity. Those fighting for true freedom and democracy have the respect and admiration of all Americans who cherish freedom. They are not to be confused with the Muslim Brotherhood and their jihadist compatriots.

I'm just not at all convinced that those fighting to overthrow despots and tyrants will be any better, and will likely be much worse. Convince us otherwise, Mr. President.

Ted Nugent is an American rock 'n' roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of "Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto" and "God, Guns & Rock 'N' Roll" (Regnery Publishing).

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Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

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