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Posted on 09/14/2012 4:03:12 PM PDT by combat_boots
What does the deadly violence against U.S. officials in Libya and Egypt say about the Arab Spring? Is Mitt Romney ready to lead in this international atmosphere? Is our current president?
SHOSHANA BRYEN The violence in Egypt and Libya now spreading to Morocco and Kuwait is an indication that the U.S. is unable to buy leverage. We bombed Qaddafi and undermined Mubarak on behalf of the revolution, but it has not engendered warm feelings toward us or our president in their successors. (In Morocco, theyre carrying signs that say Death to Obama.) Revolutionary movements either have, or are co-opted by people who have, well-developed ideologies and agendas. The Muslim Brotherhood was forged over the course of decades spent in Egyptian jails. Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Haqqani network, Hamas, and Hezbollah know what they want to achieve, and it has nothing to do with representative democracy. They cant be bought by a few months, or even years, of American largesse or by Americas dumping of Israel. This should be a warning about what we think we can accomplish by arming the Syrian rebels.
President Obama wanted our troubles in the region to be the fault of President Bush, but it wasnt true. The problems in the Middle East are the result of festering tribal, religious, and ethnic hatreds fueled by oil money, a reasonably educated public, and better communications.
Americas problem is that it fails to understand that the enemy of my enemy is not my friend. He is only closer to me than my enemy, and only for now.
Shoshana Bryen is senior director of the Jewish Policy Center.
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so Egypt and Libia governements sponsored the attacks? Thats what I am getting from this. Obama tossed all our foreign policy in the toilet. econemy in the toilet, schools in the toilet, jobs in the toilet
NSA , CIA , DIA , etc . None knows WTF is going on? This is Pitiful
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Ayman was in prison for years. He and the MB go way back.
His prize pupil? Bin Laden....and that’s a big family name....in Saudi and in Yemen.
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