Skip to comments.The 11 Countries At Risk of Becoming The Next Egypt (Does the Domino Theory still apply?)
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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Obama’s plan of a hostile, radical Middle East is working wonderfully.
Guess he’s not incompetent after all.
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.
Way too many clicks for my taste.
Really??? I didnt vote for him nor approve of his policies but really?? You think the man wants a hostile middle east?
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.
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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.
I’d love to see Vietnam fall.
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.
- 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
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?
Hostile towards Israel, yes.
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.)
Amen to that. But the ride will be bumpy.
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.
Look deep into Black Liberation Theology, which he has been taught for 20+ years, and you will find a clear answer to your question.
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.
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???
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.
Another half century of violence and crap from this nasty little splotch of earth is not what we need.
Algeria has already had protests. They are much more likely to fall than half that list.