Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Sunshine, Feb 26, 2012.
Trial is adjourned after Americans fail to appear in Cairo court - CNN.com
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.
I wish I had that kind of confidence in the diplomatic process these days. IMO, Americans should just stay home.
It strikes me as terribly arrogant for Americans to presume to go over there to teach Egyptians how to bring about democratic change.
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.
Whom might PRESUME to do so? The Egyptians are free to ignore the attempts.
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.
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.
Obviously you have never been to a gynecologist.
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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