Skip to comments.Did Condi Rice cause the uprising in Egypt?
Posted on 01/28/2011 9:59:12 PM PST by REDWOOD99
Condi's speech in Cairo 2005 is an American Classic! Compare this to zer-O's Cairo speech.
POUND SAND Rag head. Have a nice weekend.
Ask the Iranians, the Chinese, the Russians, the Cambodians, the French...and anyone else who’s had a ‘revolution’ that has turned into a bloody totalitarian nightmare.
Educated and poor are not mutually exclusive. Poverty when there is money to be had is begging for a revolution.
I beg to differ with your “plain and simple” explanation.
I don’t think this is the same thing. The world is going a different direction.
And having a degree doesn’t make one smart.
The islamist will promise to be a river to the people.
Until they have the iron fist.
No one ever does. Revolutions seldom turn out according to the designs of the revolutionaries.
A liberal democracy is an anathema to Islam. To think otherwise goes against experience. The predominant goverments in Muslim countries are a dictatorship of theocracy or secularism.
No, yes & yes. It really is that simple for people not blinded by the state run media and people like you. I’m not saying Murbarki is a good thing but the animals in the street remind me of the fall of the Shah. You may be too young to remember, but I do.
The speed at which events are evolving in the ME and Obamas willingness to make rash decisions are how bad things happen.
Just where was obama on the uprising in Iran?
Oh that’s right... he said bupkis.
How about NK Killing 46 SK sailors in a n act of war? Again Bupkis.
Did Obama chide Hu Jinto the other week about human rights?
No. He threw him a party.
Next up, the commies in SA.
Chavez will be pleased.
When they vote someone like Ayman Al-Zawahiri into office as their president....
Well, she was right.
We have been asking Egypt to reform for the last decade so as to avoid this and now the conflagration has been joined in three other countries.
The King of Jordan is a good man and sensitive to his people. He may well finesse change without too much damage to the country.
The house of Saud will put down the rioters like dogs and be done with it.
We don’t need this right now. We just completed Iraq and are still trying to hold the thing together while we pressure Iran.
Egypt is a friend and strategic partner. The results of chaos are generally not what one imagines or desires.
We don’t need a broken Egyptian government who attacks Israel while bringing Syria into play. Big mess.
Gotta revisit this 10 years from now under more favorable conditions.
I know Mubarak aint no saint, but has anybody heard what the complains of the people are?
He has been in power for 30 years.
Has there been a sudden shift in his policy?
I was trying to find an old quote (perhaps from Jefferson, maybe Franklin) about that, where they said something like the American Revolution was a rarity in how it turned out. A lot of that is I think Providence, and also having virtuous leaders. Not sure that applies in Egypt today.
Here is a sort-of applicable quote:
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826
scary, a'int it?