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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    President Morsi also said the U.S. has to respect Arab culture. Does this mean he expects us to respect wife beating, clitoridectomies, and the murder of those who disrespect the prophet, even unintentionally? Do we have to respect a culture that makes a woman driving a car subject to the death penalty?

    Personally, I will never respect or accept those behaviors.
    You do realize that we as a nation subjugated a whole race, often times under the guise of religion, right? Don't act like our hands are clean of hate and bigotry. That's their culture and just because we don't like it, doesn't mean we have the right to change it.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    The video doesn't back up the statement.
    How? 10 char

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    You do realize that we as a nation subjugated a whole race, often times under the guise of religion, right? Don't act like our hands are clean of hate and bigotry. That's their culture and just because we don't like it, doesn't mean we have the right to change it.
    I have no desire to change their culture, I just tire of their ranting, raving, and rioting over every little perceived offense. They are essentially the children of the world, and they need to grow up.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    You do realize that we as a nation subjugated a whole race, often times under the guise of religion, right? Don't act like our hands are clean of hate and bigotry. That's their culture and just because we don't like it, doesn't mean we have the right to change it.
    This is all a business. We want stability they tell us how much it will cost. Morsi's rhetoric is not much different than a used car salesman spewing his canned spiel. The question is how much of his "jibber jabber" does the US buy?

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have no desire to change their culture, I just tire of their ranting, raving, and rioting over every little perceived offense. They are essentially the children of the world, and they need to grow up.
    I think I love you right now.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I think I love you right now.


    LOL
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have no desire to change their culture, I just tire of their ranting, raving, and rioting over every little perceived offense. They are essentially the children of the world, and they need to grow up.
    Let them riot. That's their problem. What I don't get is our (the U.S.) need to meddle in everyone's affairs. Why can't we just trade with a country and let them run things the way that they want?
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    That is weird.
    Not as wierd as Natural gas being the #1 export to us. We are swimming in it and it needs to be supercooled in order to liquify it for tankers. Very expensive process for a product that is cheaper by the day here. Plus we are gearing up for exporting natural gas ourselves.

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Let them riot. That's their problem. What I don't get is our (the U.S.) need to meddle in everyone's affairs. Why can't we just trade with a country and let them run things the way that they want?
    Except for our war efforts (which I have opposed since prior to our going in), we aren't meddling. They are trying to meddle, by expecting us to change our constitutional rights, based on their own culture.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Except for our war efforts (which I have opposed since prior to our going in), we aren't meddling. They are trying to meddle, by expecting us to change our constitutional rights, based on their own culture.
    That's not the sentiment I took from this article. It seem like Egypt's ruler doesn't want us to force our western lifestyle upon them. And we do have a long history of meddling in the middle eastern affairs.
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