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We All Helped Suppress the Egyptians.

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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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The old slogan from the 1960s has come true: the revolution has been televised. The world is watching the Bastille fall on 24/7 rolling news. An elderly thug is trying to buy and beat and tear-gas himself enough time to smuggle his family's estimated $25bn in loot out of the country, and to install a successor friendly to his interests. The Egyptian people – half of whom live on less than $2 a day – seem determined to prevent the pillage and not to wait until September to drive out a dictator dripping in blood and bad hair dye.





Robert Baer, once a senior figure in black ops at the CIA, said: "If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear, you send them to Egypt."





Western governments claim all this makes us safer. The opposite is the truth. In his acclaimed history of al-Qa'ida, The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright explains: "America's tragedy on September 11th was born in the prisons of Egypt." Modern jihadism was invented by Sayeed Qutb as he was electrocuted and lashed in Egyptian jails and grew under successive tyrannies. Mohammed Atta, the lead 9/11 hijacker, was Egyptian, and named US backing for his country's tyrant as one of the main reasons for the massacre.



Thought Provoking Article Here


My Guestion:
How do we deal with our mistakes, and make this right ?




posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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Well, as soon as I have the authorization to make foreign policy decisions, I will get right on it.

How bout electing me president?

This we all caused it stuff is a bunch of malarkey. Being a stalwart non interventionalist, I would say my conscience is clean.

I do not know about you, but I do not have a mouse in my pocket.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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How do we deal with our mistakes, and make this right ?

Our problem since 1948:

The New Israel and the Old: Why Gentile Americans Back the Jewish State
By Walter Russell Mead
July/August 2008

Respected U.S. foreign policy experts call for Washington to be cautious in the Middle East and warn presidents that too much support for Israel will carry serious international costs. When presidents overrule their expert advisers and take a pro-Israel position, observers attribute the move to the "Israel lobby" and credit (or blame) it for swaying the chief executive. But there is another factor to consider. As the Truman biographer David McCullough has written, Truman's support for the Jewish state was "wildly popular" throughout the United States. A Gallup poll in June 1948 showed that almost three times as many Americans "sympathized with the Jews" as "sympathized with the Arabs." That support was no flash in the pan. Widespread gentile support for Israel is one of the most potent political forces in U.S. foreign policy, and in the last 60 years, there has never been a Gallup poll showing more Americans sympathizing with the Arabs or the Palestinians than with the Israelis.

All that we as Americans can do is watch the Egyptians exhibit what it is to be heroic human beings. Maybe we will learn to respect democracy again. Then, maybe, we will be ready to "shake off" in Intifada the notion that ethnic cleansing is ok as long as Israel does it, the notion that racial or ethnic superiority is ok as long as Israel does it. Yeah, Intifada is called for.



 
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