Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Sallow, Feb 2, 2011.
Well, there goes the party..
Was hoping for a different outcome..but not surprised.
The other unhappy thing is that Murbarak called for these thugs, they seemed well organized and the military showed tacit approval of their efforts.
Well this is the Middle East, are you really that surprised? Mubarak isn't going to go quietly into the night regardless of what he says.
I thought we were sort of watching a redo of the "Velvet Revolution" that put Havel into power.
That would have been awesome.
Mubarak is not going to go quietly, like Saddam. Both those guys have the same mentality, you literally have to force them from the seat of power. Mubarak is 80, if he was ok with just leaving quietly it would have happened by now. None of these Arab leaders leave power until they are on their death bed.
No arguing with that.
They were ruthless as young men..they are/were ruthless and bitter old men.
Mugabe is the same way, these guys aren't going anywhere. They overplayed their hand, the endings for these men could have been completely different if they passed the baton before their expiration date.
"The US government has long corrupted Arab governments by paying rulers installed by the US to represent US/Israeli interests rather than the interest of Arab peoples.
"Arabs put up with American-financed oppression for many years, but now are showing signs of rebellion.
"The murderous American-installed dictator in Tunis was overthrown by people taking to the streets. Rebellion has spread to Egypt and there are also street protests against the US-supported rulers in Yemen and Jordan.
"These uprisings might succeed in ousting puppet rulers, but will the result be anything more than the exchange of a new American puppet ruler for the old?
"Mubarak might go, but whoever takes his place is likely to find himself wearing the same American harness."
The author of this article makes a pretty convincing argument it will be the demise of the US dollar that ultimately decides who goes and who stays in the Middle East.
You think whoever takes over from Mubarak will leave that American money on the table? I highly doubt it.
what if it wasn't Mubarak sptters per se'? ever thought of that?
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