posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Seekerof
Whether many wish to admit it or not, but the democratic elections that took place in Iraq have become a contagent and is catching hold in the Middle
East. Almost reminds me of the "Domino Effect" as applied to Communism in the 50's and 60's, only seemingly happening in reverse.
I guess its possible that the neo-con hopes the outcome of the Iraq war might be true, but I seriosuly doubt it. Besides....
If this is caused the "freedom on the march" or whatever, it needs to be noted that we are very friendly with Mubarak. We're also very friendly
with some of other "un-democratic" regimes in the Arab world. Most notably the Saudis, who are arguably the worst of the bunch. Probably even worse
than Saddam. At least that nutter didn't have a Islamcist bent to his torture and murder. Women weren't forced to wear sheets and non-muslims were
tolerated, unlike in Saudis. Islamacists are supposed to be the bad guys right? Doesn't this make us an impediment to the winds of freedom?
I'd get into the connection between the Saudi tyrants and the Bush family, but it's not worth it. The point is, we/Bush can't honestly take credit
for any pro-democratic movements in the Middle East as long as we are friends with the murderers and dictators.
P.S.- If anyone thinks that this mess in Lebanon is caused by the Iraqi elections they are sorely mistaken. It as caused by the assasination of a
particular man. The same would have happened if he was killed 5 years ago or 5 years in the future. Pent up resentment of the Syrian occupation was
let loose by the assasination of this extremely popular man.