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Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
It is one thing to talk cheaply on a poll and quite another thing to actually get what you want. You may not like it, not when it truthfully is a damocles sword hanging over their head, as it had been for decades for the west.
To understand why the Egyptian masses, or a few of them as in the polls behaved as they did, you need to study the history of modern Egypt.
To cut it short, simple and brief - 2 forces - Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mubarak is a greedy pig and overstayed his welcome in power. Not only that, he supressed his dissenters, none other than the Muslim Brotherhood brutally. It is only natural the MB fights back, and of course, their rather fundamentalist concepts of Islam is not much accepted by the rulers then, and majority of masses equally now.
Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by spinalremain
Reply to post by beezzer
Do you think the Extremists would feel less hatred toward the Western world if our government would tend to mind their business rather than deploy troops to their region?
I honestly think they hate us because we're there. Sure they may hate that we're whores and sell our soul for a dollar in our capitalist system, but if we weren't always trying to instill OUR ideas onto them, I think the hatred would cool down quite a bit.
What do you think?
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I only say this because of my experiences with people in the ME, and the knowledge gathered from interactions with people in the ME since the 1970's.
Extremists want us dead because we exist. We are an affront to their beliefs.
Just look at Baptists in America! It's not enough to allow different beliefs. There has to be an elimination of any dissention.
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by beezzer
Which is why every effort should be made to ensure Iran does not gain nuclear weapon capability.
I'm not advocating military intervention and I'm uncertain of the morality and effectiveness of sanctions but if Iran gains nuclear weapons then it won't be long before other nations in the region will demand them too, for various reasons.
I for one feel very uncomfortable about such weapons being in the hands of religious extremists and a Middle Eastern arms race would pose a threat to global security.
Just the opposite. A proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East is begging for war.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by xxdaniel21
Who has been the only country in the world to ever use "the bomb" domestically?
China, India, The US and Russia [Formerly the USSR].
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by xxdaniel21
If Iran having Nukes is not in the interest of the United States, then we should keep them from Nukes, whether we have to declare war or not. The only nation looking out for the United States is the United States.
edit on 22-10-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by beezzer
Of course they want the bomb and that's because they view their neighbors & especially the USA as great threats.
I love polls.
Israel and the US are seen as more threatening than Iran | Arab opinion poll
March 06, 2012
The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) recently published the Arab Opinion Index report for 2011. The Arab Opinion Index project is currently the largest of its kind. It covers 12 countries, representing 85 percent of the population of the Arab world. The Index compiles the findings of 16,173 face-to-face interviews with subjects who were drawn from a random, representative sampling of the populations of their countries of origin. An estimated 35,000 human work-hours were spent completing the surveys which will contribute to the final, detailed statistical report
On a related note, the ACRPS will soon begin preparations for a further survey of public opinion in 2012 and plans to release the results at the end of this year or the beginning of 2013.
Some of the more important highlights of the survey that are included in the preliminary report are:
Answers show that a clear majority of Arabs support a democratic form of government, believing in the importance of a transfer of power.
Most respondents describe themselves as religious, while rejecting clerical influence in politics.
71 percent of respondents expressed faith in their countries’ armies; 47 percent trust their governments (the executive arms of), and 36 percent showed trust in their countries’ legislative bodies before the revolutions.
83 percent of respondents say that corruption is widespread in their countries.
Only 19 percent of respondents believe that their countries’ legal systems treat all citizens equitably.
73 percent of respondents believe that Israel and the US are the two countries presenting the largest threat to the security of the Arab world, with 51 percent believing that Israel is the most threatening, 22 percent believe the US is the most threatening, and 5 percent reporting a belief that Iran is the single country most threatening to the security of their countries. The results on this question vary from one Arab country to another.
84 percent believe the Palestinian cause to be a cause for all Arabs, and not solely a Palestinian issue.
67 percent of respondents believe that present levels of intra-Arab cooperation are not satisfactory.
Roughly three-quarters support lifting travel and trade restrictions between Arab countries, the establishment of joint Arab military forces, and a unified monetary system. This highlights the similar belief, uncovered by this survey and shared by a clear majority of the respondents, which holds that citizens of all Arab states belong to a unitary Arab nation.
Most respondents supported the Egyptian and the Tunisian revolutions.
Most respondents attributed the revolutions to corruption, dictatorship and the lack of justice and equality.
84 percent of respondents are opposed to their countries’ diplomatic recognition of Israel, with only 21 percent of respondents expressing support for the peace agreements signed with the Israelis by Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine.
55 percent support having the Middle East declared a nuclear-weapons-free zone, compared to 29 percent who would oppose such a move. The majority of the 55 percent believe that Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons justifies possession of such weapons by other countries in the region.
Here is another poll that many people are not aware about and many people from many nations were questioned so I find this poll to be much more accurate than the one in the OP:
European Poll: Israel Biggest Threat To World Peace
Results of a new poll commissioned by the European Commission show that Israel is believed by Europeans in 15 countries to be the greatest threat to world peace, greater than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan.
While the European Commission will release the full results of the poll on Monday, the International Herald Tribune reported that the 7,500 people polled living in the European Union (500 in each of the 15 E.U. member states) were presented with a list of 15 countries and asked if these countries present a threat to world peace. Shockingly, Israel was rated first.