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To: Olog-hai
Socialism is integral to Islam, to Arab nationalism, and to the Nasserite state. More important, the endorsement of socialism in the new constitution legitimates Egypt's "deep state" in which ranking current and former military officers and politically connected businessmen control and loot the Egyptian economy.

The new constitution will thus perpetuate Egypt's poverty and inability to generate jobs and incomes for most of its populace. In a way, this is good because Egypt's enduring economic weakness will help make the new regime more tractable because it will, like it predecessor, be dependent on US financial support and unable to go to war against Israel.

In time, discredit will also attach to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamist ideology. This will likely lead to a weakening of the larger Islamist movement and to Islam itself among the Egyptian public, just as Islam has become thoroughly discredited among most Iranians because of the failures and miseries of being ruled by Shiite mullahs.

6 posted on 12/24/2012 3:20:55 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

I wasn’t joking about national socialism in the OP. The state of Nasser and even his MB rivals is definitely based on that concept.

And take note of how Egypt has been cozying up to Iran.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 3:38:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Rockingham
"...ranking current and former military officers and politically connected businessmen control and loot the Egyptian economy."

Crony Socialism....just like Ozero's plan to destroy America.

11 posted on 12/24/2012 4:56:28 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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