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The 11 Countries At Risk of Becoming The Next Egypt (Does the Domino Theory still apply?)
Business Insider ^ | 02/01/2011 | Gregory White

Posted on 02/01/2011 9:15:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Egypt has been embroiled in political turmoil since protests, inspired by those that overthrew the regime in Tunisia, started last week.

While Egypt, and its Suez Canal, have been worry one for investors world wide since last week, the next big question is whether this dissent could spread to other countries around the region, and world.

It's a challenge to state led authoritarian capitalism, but it is also a response to rising food costs and soaring unemployment. There is also the social media factor, which has allowed protesters to circumvent traditional state run media sources and organize more efficiently.

What countries offer a similar mixture to that found in Egypt? And what investments are at stake?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; regimechange; risk

1 posted on 02/01/2011 9:15:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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2 posted on 02/01/2011 9:19:59 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s plan of a hostile, radical Middle East is working wonderfully.

Guess he’s not incompetent after all.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 9:20:37 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: SeekAndFind

Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 02/01/2011 9:21:30 AM PST by xenob
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To: Retired Greyhound
Obama's still incompetent.

The ME has been a global asspit of violence and tyranny for the last 5 decades, at least.

It appears that everything is going to be thrown into a blender now, and we'll see what comes out.

There's no guarantee that it will be more violent and radicalized. I don't think anybody knows.

A strong US president, with a pro-capitalism, pro-democratic, pro-liberty mindset, and a skilled and clever foreign policy team, could really influence things going forward.

Unfortunately, we have Obama and his merry marxist men instead.

5 posted on 02/01/2011 9:26:07 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Way too many clicks for my taste.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 9:27:49 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Obama’s plan of a hostile, radical Middle East is working wonderfully.

Really??? I didnt vote for him nor approve of his policies but really?? You think the man wants a hostile middle east?

7 posted on 02/01/2011 9:30:43 AM PST by Moleman
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To: SeekAndFind

They put China and Syria on the list. This just goes to show that they don’t understand true dictators vs Westernized strongmen. The strongman has limits. The true dictator just sends in the tanks and kills the protesters. China and Syria have both done it in the past. No reason to thing they won’t do it in the future.


8 posted on 02/01/2011 9:31:33 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Also known as the Muslim Caliphate خلافة headed by the caliph, often known as Amir al-Mu’minin (أمير المؤمنين) “Commander of the Believers” or Caliph Barack Hussein Muhammad Obama.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 9:33:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: Retired Greyhound

We know who wins in the end and it ain’t Islam...they may rule for a while, but the end has already been determined.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 9:35:57 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: GonzoGOP

I’d love to see Vietnam fall.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 9:38:13 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering that these are some of the most miserable countries on Earth with centuries of the worst looters as “leaders” they are going to explode occasionally anyhow, Islam or not.


12 posted on 02/01/2011 9:44:33 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What countries offer a similar mixture to that found in Egypt?

The US:

- high unemployment
- government corruption & crony capitalism
- rampant election fraud
- government not listening to the will of the people
- government looking to cut off internet access for "security" reasons
- security forces loyal to the Regime vs. the Army loyal to the people
- state-run media promoting the government over the people
- high number of Leftwing aggitators salivating at the chance for street protests/violence/revolution

13 posted on 02/01/2011 9:47:43 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: thefactor

The 11 Countries At Risk of Becoming The Next Egypt
Morocco: Reforms already lined up
Jordan: King Abdullah tries to get ahead of the crisis
Syria: President pushing for reform already
Saudi Arabia: Massive military strength may be enough to quell social dissent
Iran: Could things kick off again in Tehran?
Libya: Time may be runnning out for Gaddafi
Yemen: Serious unemployment problem and an Al Qaeda threat
Pakistan: Democracy under threat as state remains unstable
Vietnam: A sharp recession could lead to opposition against Communist rule
Venezuela: Has Hugo Chavez outstayed his welcome?
China: Could a severe economic downturn derail the Chinese regime?


14 posted on 02/01/2011 9:48:33 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 742 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Moleman

Hostile towards Israel, yes.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 9:50:07 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: dead

It will be 100% more radical if Mubarak falls and the Muslim Brotherhood (aka Hamas, aka Al Qaeda, aka The Taliban) is able to seize power.

Think Iran, 1979. That’s what we’re facing here.

There may be some pro-democracy sentiment behind this movement, but don’t be fooled; it is being organized and funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and egged on by Iran.

(And this is a disaster for the West and Israel.)


16 posted on 02/01/2011 9:53:21 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Freddd

Amen to that. But the ride will be bumpy.


17 posted on 02/01/2011 9:54:03 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what happened with Russia....many countries broke off and started their own government. This is a little different as they have their own government but the people are speaking and they want a choice. I guess after 30 years with the same leader would get a bit old. Can you imagine having President Carter for 30 years? You guys don’t look at it that do you???? lol.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 10:00:12 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Moleman
You think the man wants a hostile middle east?

Look deep into Black Liberation Theology, which he has been taught for 20+ years, and you will find a clear answer to your question.

19 posted on 02/01/2011 10:02:26 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
It will be 100% more radical if Mubarak falls and the Muslim Brotherhood (aka Hamas, aka Al Qaeda, aka The Taliban) is able to seize power.

Without a doubt, but what the Muslim Brotherhood wants is not necessarily what Egypt gets. The Muslim Brotherhood is regional, unpopular among the poor, and very fractured amongst themselves.

There are more than a dozen political parties with a variety of missions and goals. The Muslim Brotherhood will likely be pulled into some sort of a coalition government. They'll have opinions and influence, not control.

The MB and Iran are both cheering on this revolution, because step one is toppling this government. Step two, seizing control of the country, is a pipe dream for them.

You can't get a million people to risk their lives marching in the streets so they can replace their old dictator with a new one.

It would be a great time for some visionary American leadership, but we'll have to hope they can find their way without it. We're fresh out.

20 posted on 02/01/2011 10:45:25 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those that fall will be the dictatorships that are unwilling to pull the trigger. Although there have been deaths, most were somewhat incidental. Some sweeping 30 cal. tank small arms will do wonders to empty the streets.

Are the rioters willing to die by the thousands and thousands???


21 posted on 02/01/2011 10:56:48 AM PST by biff
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To: SeekAndFind

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22 posted on 02/01/2011 11:01:14 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: dead

The Muslim Brotherhood is the most ardent and fanatical, and will likely have a larger influence than we wish.

Tehran, like Cairo, was a lovely and fairly modern secular city...until 1979.

The MB will preach death to Israel, and large portions of the population will agree. It’s bad news.

I certainly wouldn’t want to live under Mubaraks rule, but the success of this revolution will be a victory for the radicals, not for the freedom lovers.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 11:18:21 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
Well, its all happening, so there will be no need to speculate going forward. I'm being optimistic about Egypt and the MidEast, in spite of history.

Another half century of violence and crap from this nasty little splotch of earth is not what we need.

24 posted on 02/01/2011 11:25:49 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Algeria has already had protests. They are much more likely to fall than half that list.


25 posted on 02/01/2011 4:07:55 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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