Americans on trial in Egypt - Americans didn't show up

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    Trial is adjourned after Americans fail to appear in Cairo court - CNN.com




    Ya think?
     
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    I think the judge is providing time for a negotiated settlement. Imo, the Egyptian government wanted to send a message to the west to stay out of their affairs, and now that the message has been sent, they will be willing to settle for a fine and an apology for inadvertently not filing all the necessary forms in a timely fashion, or something of that sort.
     
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    I wish I had that kind of confidence in the diplomatic process these days. IMO, Americans should just stay home.
     
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    It strikes me as terribly arrogant for Americans to presume to go over there to teach Egyptians how to bring about democratic change.
     
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    Well, I went there with a group of nurses to teach them about 'evidence based practice.' They invited us. No doubt, just like they did the ones on trial.
     
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    Whom might PRESUME to do so? The Egyptians are free to ignore the attempts.
     
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    Teaching a technology is a very different matter from presuming to teach people who live in a vastly different society from your own how to challenge their government.
     
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    Of course they are, but for an American to presume to teach an Egyptian about how to change his government strikes me as similar to a man telling a woman how to cope with her menstrual cycle.
     
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    Obviously you have never been to a gynecologist.
     
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    Evidenced based practice is not 'technology'. It is a theoretical foundation of medical and nursing practice. Just like democracy is a theoretical foundation of our government.
     

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