Obama Admin Cozies Up To Muslim Brotherhood

U.S. officials met members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a U.S. diplomat admitted, after acknowledging the group has taken control of the "Arab Spring" ousting of Mubarak in Egypt.

Israel has not publicly denounced the meetings, but cannot be happy about them.

The Brotherhood renounced violence to avoid being obliterated in Egypt. But groups like Hamas, which have not disavowed violence, look to the Brotherhood as a spiritual guide.

Under the former Egyptian president, the Muslim Brotherhood was banned and its members often detained. These actions were necessary as the Muslim Brotherhood is, in fact, a violent underpinning to the overall push by extreme Islamics to destroy Israel, and Jews worldwide.

Who are the Muslim Brotherhood really?   The Muslim Brotherhood began as a social and religious organization in Egypt whose members regarded Islam as a way of life.

The Brotherhood's founder, al-Banna, was a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.  After World War II, Egyptian members took violent action against King Farouk’s government. When the organization was banned in Egypt, hundreds moved to Transjordan. Many also participated in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949.

The Brotherhood may give rhetoric today which is intended to paint a more moderate, even peaceful central ideology, but this group has spawned many of today's radicals and no doubt, should they gain real power in a country like Egypt, reemerge as who they really are,and wreck havoc on Israel - as the Arabs remind the world, their timescale is centuries, not decades.