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    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    LoL.

    I bet the Egyptian people are so happy that their lifelong dictator is free. It will certainly be a blast in Tahrir square.

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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Wow. Is Obama going to sent planes to drop bombs on him? He could be a threat to the good ole Muslim Brotherhood.
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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    LoL.

    I bet the Egyptian people are so happy that their lifelong dictator is free. It will certainly be a blast in Tahrir square.
    We put him in charge, it is just as much our fault that he controlled that country for 30 yrs.
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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    We put him in charge, it is just as much our fault that he controlled that country for 30 yrs.
    define "we" and "put in charge" and "fault".

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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    define "we" and "put in charge" and "fault".
    We(the US) bribed their government(Egypt) when Sadat died with military "aid" to the tune of 200+B/yr to appoint him as President.

    He was not supposed to be President when Sadat was assassinated.
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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    LoL.

    I bet the Egyptian people are so happy that their lifelong dictator is free. It will certainly be a blast in Tahrir square.
    teh democratic west used to love him ..
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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    define "we" and "put in charge" and "fault".


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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    We bribed their government when Sadat died with military "aid" to the tune of 200+B/yr to appoint him as President.

    He was not supposed to be "president" when Sadat was assassinated.
    It would have been indifferent who the president was going to be. If it were an anti-israeli president, he would have started a war and cause his people a lot more suffering. With no anti-israeli president in Egypt, there was a chance for peace. And the 200B/year or whatever was sent as foreign aid. Not the US's fault that there is a lot of corruption at high level. Sure, they knew that the money was being stolen, but what was the alternative? Not give it? cause distabilization to the region? facilitate a new warmongering dictator? Sometimes there is no perfect answer and you deal with what there is. But I'm willing to bet my marbles that if a reformer, a real reformer with democratic agenda would have risen in Egypt with the support of the populace at whatever point in the past, the US would have supported that guy. But the Egyptian population produced no such individual. The proof lies that even when they got rid of Mubarak, look who they elected in his place. An islamist who wanted to become a dictator.

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    Re: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    It would have been indifferent who the president was going to be. If it were an anti-israeli president, he would have started a war and cause his people a lot more suffering. With no anti-israeli president in Egypt, there was a chance for peace. And the 200B/year or whatever was sent as foreign aid. Not the US's fault that there is a lot of corruption at high level. Sure, they knew that the money was being stolen, but what was the alternative? Not give it? cause distabilization to the region? facilitate a new warmongering dictator? Sometimes there is no perfect answer and you deal with what there is. But I'm willing to bet my marbles that if a reformer, a real reformer with democratic agenda would have risen in Egypt with the support of the populace at whatever point in the past, the US would have supported that guy. But the Egyptian population produced no such individual. The proof lies that even when they got rid of Mubarak, look who they elected in his place. An islamist who wanted to become a dictator.
    I disagree, it is not our place to put people in charge of another country. We wouldn't like it if someone did it to us there is no reason to do the same thing to people we wouldn't want to happen.

    There is no evidence that someone would have been worse than Mubarak had the people actually been able to choose, which they were supposed to when Sadat was assassinated.

    Instead we interrupted the democratic process we supposedly support to further our own, highly flawed, agenda in a region we refuse to either understand or accept.
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