The Middle East Is Exploding. What Are The Causes And What Can We Expect?

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    If you've been watching the news at all you know that Egypt is in chaos. Tunisia has already fallen. People want freedom in the Middle East and are going out and protesting by the thousands. This is the same freedom that we gave Iraq and Afghanistan, but as usual there is nothing to fill the void other then Islam.

    So what does this all mean? Why is it happening now and how will effect us in this country?

    The price of oil is going to double this year if this doesn't come under control. Thanks to Obama we can't drill here anymore so this rioting is going to effect us even more then it would have before he became President. Thanks to the drilling ban we're more dependent on foreign oil then ever before. It's also become known that Obama knew Egypt was leaning toward this as well. Why would he allow us to get into this state at this time? It just seems like this Administration is ether ill-prepared or hoping for this to happen. It seems like one disaster after another besets this White House and all they do is ignore them.



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    The causes are no jobs and no freedom.

    The solution is democracy.

    The vast majority of these countries people are under 30.

    They have internet and want a more secular and free life.

    They want to be more western not more radical Muslim.
     
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    well, I am not sure its always going to result in 'democracy'...Tunisia was it appears a truly spontaneous popular revolt, economic conditions heavy gov. presence and control, reading a time-line of the revolt appears to back that view.

    Hezbollah has been slowly (until a week and half ago) turning the screws on the leb. gov. the closer they thought the UN report on the Hariri assassination was forthcoming and finally pulled the plug on the gov.

    Now Egypt....coincidence? hummm, no one in the ME really thinks that Hezbollah exerting more control in Lebanon will result in a more secular Lebanon.


    interesting highlight..


    Hamas's real enemies

    * BARRY RUBIN

    JERUSALEM: In Iran, elements from within the regime are reportedly offering a $1 million (P7 million) reward for the assassination of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak because of his opposition to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In Lebanon, the leader of Hezbollah, backed by Iran and Syria, merely calls for the Egyptian government's overthrow.

    http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?sid=2&aid=8&dir=2009/January/Thursday15
     
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    There are 3 options.

    - USA: Repressive Dicatorships or Monarchies as part of 'Oil, Inc.', where Human Rights don't matter and civil society is being crushed.

    - Iran: Theocratic multi-party system, where only parties with an Islamic world-view are represented

    - Turkey: Republican multi-party system

    The USA option is currently collapsing. To which extent we will see.
    As a Turk I fully support the protests, and hope that these countries will succeed in the transformation to a regime which shares the characteristics of our own system. The new Elites will re-orient towards Turkey by seeking assistance in the institutionalization of their democracy, separation of powers and cultivation of society.

    The USA would loose the most out of this democratization process.
    Malaysia or Indonesia system have no connection to this region.
     
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    radical muslims will move in and fill the void...there will be no democracy ...the us has been anti revolutionary for a while...we will watch as islamic radicals take over
     
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    Causes are people are stupid.

    effect is pay lots more for gas.
     
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    We should give any Middle Eastern country free nukes if they want some... then detonate them.
     
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    This situation is going to bite us in the ass this year. We've got tree-huggers running our government. Communists making policy.

    Yup. We've got alot to look forward to this year.
     

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