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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I didn't say Egypt is going to attack Israel today. But if an entity like the Muslim Brotherhood can gain CONTROL of all the land surrounding Israel - who's to say Jordan might not fall eventually to as this is all the rage - then nations like Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Turkey, and whoever else, could pool together and have instant access to Israel's border, and collectively, they are a threat.

    Especially if you project to a decade from now.
    Yes, Yes, Yes.

    Of course Erod.

    Have fun in your bizarro universe, where a member of NATO (Turkey) would attack Israel.

    You've gone off the deep end.

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    I am half Egyptian and I visited Cairo a few weeks ago. I had the opportunity to have a great insight in the way the people there think, and especially what's going on there... My dad voted for the Liberty Party, and so did many people in his neighbourhood. The truth is, the Muslim Brotherhood has most support in the countryside, where the people aren't as educated, and think of elections as an opportunity to get payed to vote for a certain party. The second Mubarak left, the MB went to these "poor" farmers and started advertising their party as being the right way forward for Egypt. As the MB is the only party that has been around for hundreds of years and has a lot of charity work, the people are already accustomed to them. This results in people voting for what they know... You can't expect people to vote for something that's only been around for a few months. As i was driving through Cairo's chaotic traffic, i saw a modern-looking shop with a great lot of people inside. I asked the driver what it was, and he said it was a new shop the MB had established that sells items extra-cheap, bought of local Egyptian producers. This is the reason why the MB is so successful, it responds to the basic needs of the people which is cheap clothing items etc. In my opinion, it will take approximately 8 years until the entire country is educated on democracy, and true democratic votes can be held.
    The Liberty Party my dad voted for, obtained approximately 8.9%. This in my opinion, is good, as now nothing can be kept secrete from the public or at least nothing that happens in parliament.
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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Inclop4.5 View Post
    I am half Egyptian and I visited Cairo a few weeks ago. I had the opportunity to have a great insight in the way the people there think, and especially what's going on there... My dad voted for the Liberty Party, and so did many people in his neighbourhood. The truth is, the Muslim Brotherhood has most support in the countryside, where the people aren't as educated, and think of elections as an opportunity to get payed to vote for a certain party. The second Mubarak left, the MB went to these "poor" farmers and started advertising their party as being the right way forward for Egypt. As the MB is the only party that has been around for hundreds of years and has a lot of charity work, the people are already accustomed to them. This results in people voting for what they know... You can't expect people to vote for something that's only been around for a few months.

    As i was driving through Cairo's chaotic traffic, i saw a modern-looking shop with a great lot of people inside. I asked the driver what it was, and he said it was a new shop the MB had established that sells items extra-cheap, bought of local Egyptian producers. This is the reason why the MB is so successful, it responds to the basic needs of the people which is cheap clothing items etc. In my opinion, it will take approximately 8 years until the entire country is educated on democracy, and true democratic votes can be held.

    The Liberty Party my dad voted for, obtained approximately 8.9%. This in my opinion, is good, as now nothing can be kept secrete from the public or at least nothing that happens in parliament.
    I don't understand.. The Muslim Brotherhood hasn't been around for "100s of years"...

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yes, Yes, Yes.

    Of course Erod.

    Have fun in your bizarro universe, where a member of NATO (Turkey) would attack Israel.

    You've gone off the deep end.
    Turkey is looking shakier all the time. After Syria......

    50 years ago, Baghdad was a vacation destination. Not everything stays the same, Jet, and the Middle East is changing almost by the day, and not in a terribly good way.

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    It is one of the oldest and and largest Islamist movements, maybe not 100's of year got a bit carried away there, but it's been around since 1928.
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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Turkey is looking shakier all the time. After Syria......

    50 years ago, Baghdad was a vacation destination. Not everything stays the same, Jet, and the Middle East is changing almost by the day, and not in a terribly good way.
    Why do you think Turkey is shakey.. Their economy is rock solid.

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Inclop4.5 View Post
    It is one of the oldest and and largest Islamist movements, maybe not 100's of year got a bit carried away there, but it's been around since 1928.
    Right.. I would have guessed 1930.. but you are probably more accurate.

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I doubt it.. Israel just isn't that important.
    If Israel wasn't that important, all the surrounding countries would not desire her total destruction. Obviously, something about Israel is important.
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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If Israel wasn't that important, all the surrounding countries would not desire her total destruction. Obviously, something about Israel is important.
    Except the notion that all surrounding countries desire Israel's total destruction is an oft repeated lie... and serves an obvious political purpose.

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I doubt it.. Israel just isn't that important.
    What? According to Arab Propagandists, the 'Zionist Entity' is the cause of all the misery known to man. As long as they have Israel to bash, they'll never be short of an audience.
    Last edited by Wiggen; 02-10-12 at 06:20 PM.

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