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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    How glorious is the revolution in Egypt and the Arab spring now?

    Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution
    Gloating aside, which leaves nothing else besides a link to an article, the article brings up a good point about the directions revolutions can turn, and how they can turn ugly. I was an optimist about the Egyptian revolution, because I had no reason not to be, but clearly the path to democracy at this point is extremely fragile, and even if a democracy is created the kind of government it may produce may not be better from a foreign relations perspective than the previous one.

    Look at revolutionary France, that exactly didn't turn out well.

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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Do you guys think that if these 19 Americans were college kids at any of the Occupy sites, Grimm would be stating "how great a democracy we have"?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    and even if a democracy is created the kind of government it may produce may not be better from a foreign relations perspective than the previous one.
    See this is what pisses me off about these debates. The notion that somehow the right of Egyptians to vote, not be imprisoned without trial and push for better working conditions is somehow less important then whether they like us or not. What do you think they are going to do? invade?

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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    If Americans go to foreign countries they should be respecting the laws of those countries. If they choose not to, then they should face trials.

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