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“Today we can establish Sharia law because our nation will acquire well-being only with Islam and Sharia. The Muslim Brothers and the Freedom and Justice Party will be the conductors of these goals,” he said.
Originally posted by Awen24
democracy in action.
People don't seem to get it. Democracy is only as valuable as the candidates it produces. "Taking democracy to the world" seems to have been the MO of the US for some time now... and it just isn't working. Vietnam was a pretty decent example of why democracy doesn't always work, and apparently the lessons weren't learned well enough to avoid a repeat.
Unless, of course, none of this is accidental, and the US knew that each of the states in which they've intervened or fostered dissent would turn to Islamism.
...and if that's the case, then the whole picture in the Middle East just got a lot scarier.
Frankly, I'd love to believe that the answer here is (A); that this is simply history repeating, and that the US were so fixated on removing Gaddafi, Mubarak and friends that they didn't take into account the men who would replace them. Unfortunately... that's a difficult line to hold in the light of the evidence unfolding all across the Middle East.