We started giving Egypt money to win the Cold War against the Soviet
Union, which used to give aid (they built the Aswan Dam) and arm its
military. But after the 1973 Yom Kippur war, the US brokered a peace
between Egypt and Israel, enticing Egypt with lots of aid and
Yup, Egypt was a stabilizer in the middle east. We will see how it all
turns out. Democracy? Only rich or potentially rich countries can
afford a democracy. I don't see it lasting very long if it happens in
We're the leader of the world and have to maintain its order. I'm not
saying we've done it well, but that's the reality of the situation,
and it's in our interest that the Arab nations not gang up and start a
war against Israel. By having the largest Arab nation, Egypt, at
peace with Israel, such a big conventional war is impossible and
reduces Palestinian efforts at unconventional warfare. Also it's
important we state our policies clearly so that countries comply with
our wishes correctly -- look at what happened in 1990 when an idiot US
diplomat told Saddam Hussein that the US didn't care about Iraqi-
Cold War and imperial hubris, both Wilsonian, to make the world safe
for democracy, and plain old hunger for power and money/oil. Also
if we stay out of other peoples' business, somebody else won't.
Who said he tried?
Frankly, I agree with someone else who called Obama an empty suit. He's not a
leader, he hates the United States and wants to end it, and he's a one term
token black President. Better luck next time.
It proves that racism is alive and well in the United States, because a
majority elected him without even bothering to find out that he was a hard
core socialist who was mentored by a communist.
- Jane Galt
Reporting from Galt's Gulch, somwehere in Colorado...
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