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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Decades of experience in the Arab world and a long memory..

    The last guy who declared himself Caliph was chased off the Arabian Peninsula two weeks later.
    If you don't mind me asking, what is that experience? I mean, were you in the State Dept.? What capacity did you have such intimate dealings with the Arab world?


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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Inclop4.5 View Post
    My father lives in Germany and as he is a doctor, he is actually right now sending medical aid to protestors in Tahrir square. Funnily enough, a minor political party actually asked him if he wanted to run for presidency. He and most Egyptians look incredibly optimistic into the future. When the curfews were in power, my grandfather had no idea what they were about (he is 96) and he went out the house past 9 p.m. The police threatened to beat him if he didnt go back inside, he was very confused untill a group of young men came and helped him along. They escorted him to his appartment, whilst engaging in a fight with the police. I think the Egyptians accomplished something amazing, and the feeling of national unity is greater than ever before. As i said, in 8 years or so the people will know that they are free and that they have nothing more to fear. Untill then, the people wont let themselves be repressed furhter, for they learnt one thing... Even the most ruthless leaders can be overthrown.

    96 eh? Wow! that is impresive. What in his view was the over arching catylist to this over arching movement?


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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    By movement do you mean the action of help to my grandfather?
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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, what is that experience? I mean, were you in the State Dept.? What capacity did you have such intimate dealings with the Arab world?


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    The last time I was in Arabia, I was asked to do a video interview for the University archives.. I talked about Arabia then and now.. It was an especially interesting experience for me because my driver, translator and camera crew were all under 35.. and didn't know what Arabia was like or how far they have progressed.

    On my last night I attended a banquet with a lot of royals and government dignitaries. and was asked to speak at a press conference.. I was caught completely off guard.//

    The first question was about commerce between the US and Saudi Arabia.. and I actually knew the data so that didn't throw me for a loop.

    But the next question was: What does the West think of women's rights in Arabia?

    Fortunately I had spent many hours with a large group of Saudi business women that week..

    So I said.. "Look, I am a Southerner.. a Christian and basically conservative.. and the Saudi women I have met were charming, educated and highly competent.. so my position is that Saudi men and women can work this out based on their culture, heritage and faith.. and the West should mind its own business."

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Inclop4.5 View Post
    By movement do you mean the action of help to my grandfather?

    No, by movement I mean what we see happening not only in Egypt, but accross the spectrum in the ME...

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    The last time I was in Arabia, I was asked to do a video interview for the University archives.. I talked about Arabia then and now.. It was an especially interesting experience for me because my driver, translator and camera crew were all under 35.. and didn't know what Arabia was like or how far they have progressed.

    On my last night I attended a banquet with a lot of royals and government dignitaries. and was asked to speak at a press conference.. I was caught completely off guard.//

    The first question was about commerce between the US and Saudi Arabia.. and I actually knew the data so that didn't throw me for a loop.

    But the next question was: What does the West think of women's rights in Arabia?

    Fortunately I had spent many hours with a large group of Saudi business women that week..

    So I said.. "Look, I am a Southerner.. a Christian and basically conservative.. and the Saudi women I have met were charming, educated and highly competent.. so my position is that Saudi men and women can work this out based on their culture, heritage and faith.. and the West should mind its own business."

    So If I am reading this correctly, and excuse me if I am not, but instead of a direct answer, you more elude, which forces me to guess that your experience is more acdemic than political? Is that about right?


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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So If I am reading this correctly, and excuse me if I am not, but instead of a direct answer, you more elude, which forces me to guess that your experience is more acdemic than political? Is that about right?


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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    You can guess all you like.. I am not an academic.

    Well then, just tell me for goodness sake. Why must I play twenty questions?


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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well then, just tell me for goodness sake. Why must I play twenty questions?


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    I am not going to tell you specifically about the two decades I spent in the ME.

    If you want more information about the role of Americans in Saudi Arabia since the 1930s, you may want to look at SUSRIS or ARAMCO Annuitants websites.

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    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I am not going to tell you specifically about the two decades I spent in the ME.

    If you want more information about the role of Americans in Saudi Arabia since the 1930s, you may want to look at SUSRIS or ARAMCO Annuitants websites.

    Then I have no other conclusion to come to other than you are not being honest of your supposed knowledge from which you speak. I wasn't trying to box you in, rather determine from what position of experience you speak from. I mean after all I wouldn't see what it matters, you telling me that is, this is an anonymus board, and no one knows who you are so, the only reason to say that you will NOT tell me, just lends a lack of credibility into what you say....Sorry....Have a nice day.


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