Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by CitizenPained, Jul 31, 2011.
Anyone miss Mubarak yet?
Democracy shouldn't be interfered with. Maybe if we respected them a little more, and listened to their concerns, they wouldn't hate us so much. And isn't it just a bit selfish to think that the Egyptian people shouldn't be allowed to elect whomever the hell they chose just because their beliefs don't coincide with ours? I mean, if that's the case, well...we should just stop believing in the First Amendment, shouldn't we? Or are you one of those people who believes that the principles of the Constitution only apply to Americans?
On a side note: This whole 15 post thing is annoying...
Egypt is about to turn into an Islamic totalitarian state. You understand that people are still being arrested and tried for the most bullshit crimes, right?
This is not a good thing.
I'm not sure that US interference will make the situation any better, and ultimately, a country has to go through struggles in order to set itself up and become the country it was meant to be. Certainly no country imposed it's will on the US after it gained independence, we can hope for the best, but interfering is not the way to go. I like to believe that people are capable of governing themselves, and that ultimately all humans want the same thing.
If this is what the people of Egypt want, this is what the people of Egypt want. If they want an Islamic state, why should another nation interfere in it?
Not everybody likes democracy, and you can't go and force other countries to use your type of government.
Just let soverign nations do what they want.
Is anyone really surprised?
Arabs have been and always will be a barbaric people, it is their nature.
So true, that's why we killed thousands of Iraqi's for their oil, supported Mubarak's oppresion of his people for Israel, and pay for Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinians, not to meantion kill Libyans for... Well I'm not sure why NATO is involved.
What makes Arabs barbaric by nature?
I know that you are Jewish.
So when you say that it is not a good thing.
Do you mean not good for the United States or Israel ?
It's not good because this government won't be Israel's BFF in the Middle East.
Mubarak was a dictator supported by Israel and the US because he wouldn't attack Israel and help blockade the Gazans.
See though, the same thing CitizenPained complained about in that post also happened during Mubaraks time, but because he was Israel's ally nobody complained. NOW however, it's not a good thing because an Islamic state will not help Israel supress the Gazans (Egypts Muslim brothers and sisters, and of course the Christian Gazans).
Once Mubarak was removed, the border with Gaza was opened to allow people through.
I guess if Egypt wants nukes aimed at it again, this could all work out. :/
No, seriously - Egypt does not want Gaza. It has REFUSED Gaza many times when Israel pleaded for it to take the cesspool. Maybe things will change now, I donno. I'd like Gaza to be part of Egypt, actually. It's best for everyone.
My point, really, was that new democracies are always the most unstable, and this could turn out very badly.
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