What Would Reagan Do In Egypt?

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    According to Douglas Brinkley:


    Egypt’s brutal crackdown on demonstrators and the media would have “angered and goaded” the late, great President Ronald Reagan, who would have sided with the people trying to throw off a dictator, best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley tells Newsmax.

    “One of the things I learned in editing 'The Reagan Diaries' is to never say what Reagan would do, because he surprised people,” Brinkley told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Thursday night.

    However, there’s little doubt how Reagan would have reacted to the mayhem in the streets of Cairo, "The Reagan Diaries” author said.

    “If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt,” Brinkley said. “And [he would have] supported the Democratic movement.”

    “Reagan was a pure liberation, free-and-fair election American. I think he would have been cautious, would have been doing what he could to get Americans out of Egypt like Obama’s done, and to try to embrace this perhaps-Democratic movement that is sweeping throughout the Middle East,” Brinkley said.

    Regarding President Barack Obama’s handling of the crisis, Brinkley was not critical and pointed out “I’m sure there’s a lot going on . . . that we’re not privy to.”

    The prize-winning historian and author said there were two reasons Reagan handled situations such as the crisis in the Middle East astutely: He listened to his top advisers, and “he was always fighting for one ideal: democracy around the world.”


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    JScott I check facts.

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    He would flee.
     
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    Reagan had answers for the MidEast and Terrorists...Just ask Mo-Mo Kahdaffi who had his ass handed to him in the mid 80's.
     
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    What? Reagan supported many dictatorships, as long as they opposed communism.

    Augusto Pinochet in Chile, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and the Shah of Iran for starters.

    He defended the apartheid government of South Africa, even going as far as vetoing the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 which would of put sanctions on South Africa. In fact, that piece of legislation was the first time in the 20th century that a President had a foreign policy veto overridden.

    Source: How African-Americans helped free South Africa | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET

    Reagan also supported right-wing dictatorships throughout South America including Columbia, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

    Source: Foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan administration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There is also Reagan's support of Panama Dictator, Manuel Noriega. He was dropped from the CIA payroll during the Carter Administration and put back on during the Reagan Administration.

    Source: Foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan administration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I'm sure it would be a simple, 2-step campaign:

    1. Kick asses

    2. Take names

    Only Chuck Norris would be equally effective in a military situation, but Chuck would need no Army.
     
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    One things for sure: he wouldn't encourage an outcome in which the Islamic Brotherhood took over the country.
     
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    Check this out:

    White House Insider: Obama is Clueless. Totally Clueless | Newsflavor

    Obama is clueless. Totally clueless.

    The people who voted for him and still support him are :cuckoo:.
     
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    Many of this knew he was clueless before he became President.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    The SHAH fell long before Reagan was elected...:eek:
     
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    And interesting that SOS Clinton, is NOT opposed to talks with the Muslim Brotherhood?
     

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