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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chaos in Cairo

MANY ARE WATCHING THE EVENTS IN CAIRO HOPING FOR THE BEST FOR THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.  I AM CONCERNED FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.  I HAVE WATCH THE CROWDS IN THE STREETS AND LISTENED TO THE VARIOUS PUNDITS IN DIFFERENT MEDIA'S.  IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MOST PEOPLE ON THE STREETS ARE STUDENTS, THOSE WHO ARE PROBABLY UNEMPLOYED, AND I SUSPECT SOME CRIMINAL ELEMENTS.  THAT IS ONLY MY OPINION!  IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT MOST EGYPTIANS NO NOT LIKE THE REIGN OF MUBARAK AND WOULD LIKE SOME TYPE OF TRANSITION TO A NEW GOVERNMENT, THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING.  BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH INSTALLING A NEW ORDER IN EGYPT IS THAT THE EXISTING GOVERNMENT IN CAIRO HAS BEEN FRIENDLY TO THE FOREIGN POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD AND ANY MOVEMENT AWAY FROM THAT POSITION ON THE PART OF EGYPT COULD LEAD TO EVEN MORE DANGER FOR THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT NOT TO MENTION THE DANGER TO THE FRAGILE PEACE THAT EXIST IN THAT REGION.  I SUPPORT DEMOCRATIC REFORM, BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST I SUPPORT THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS STRONGEST ALLY IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD, ISRAEL.  I AM NOT WILLING TO ROLL THE DICE FOR THE CHANCE OF GETTING A NEW DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHEN HISTORY TELLS US THAT REVOLUTION SUCH AS THAT IN EGYPT SELDOM LEADS TO A DEMOCRACY THAT SUPPORTS OUR BEST INTEREST.

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2 comments:

The Constitutional Crusader said...

I've posted on this as well. It seems to me that we're reliving the deposing of the Shah of Iran, who while being a dictator, was freaking George Washington in comparison to the Ayatollah. Add to this the supposedly pro-democracy opposition leader in Egypt openly espousing the Muslim brotherhood, and it doesn't look like this will end well for the Egyptions, and by extension for us here in the West.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

We all hold our collective breaths.