A top aide to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy blamed a small but powerful minority for the political upheaval that has plagued the country ahead of a planned constitutional referendum.
Of course. Over the weekend, I heard a report on This American Life, from Egypt, in which anti-Morsi Egyptian liberals excoriated the United States for supporting the tyrant Morsi. Yes, that’s right: the Islamist who now runs Egypt is America’s fault, is Obama’s puppet. One of them also blamed Israel, naturally.
In that culture, it’s always and everywhere someone else’s fault, usually the Americans’, or the Jews’. Makes life easier that way, and relieves one of the responsibility for one’s own actions, or lack of action.