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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

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    Traditionally you overthrow the democratically elected leaders like Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah then replace them with dictators more suited to your economic mindset.
    Drank the Kool-aid whole I see.

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Who voted in Hamas?

    Who voted in Ahmadinejad?

    Did we forget this?

    I suppose its the West's fault for the Ottoman Empire as well?
    You neglected to say also the ROMAN EMPIRE!

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    The quote clearly says "systems" not "system" This goes far beyond Egypt.
    It talks about authoritarian states which the West supports. Neither Iran nor Hamas fit this category. So again if you wish to actually respond to this topic i would be interested in your response.

    Its interesting that so many here complain about the authoritarianism of the middle east but when it comes for our support for this authoritarianism (sometimes using our own troops, as in Saudi Arabia) there is complete silence.

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

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    Drank the Kool-aid whole I see.
    Look em up

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    It talks about authoritarian states which the West supports. Neither Iran nor Hamas fit this category.
    LOL You think Hamas and Iran aren't authoritarian? Explain that. I need a good laugh.

    The subject at hand are his comments. He claims we support authoritarian regimes yet we are actively supporting the two youngest democracies in the region and spilled our blood to make them a reality. We didn't for Saudi Arabia to be ruled the way it is. That was their choice. Working with them doesn't mean we support that type of government.

    BTW, you can't be a libertarian and a socialist. Either you believe in freedom for the individual or you believe in the individual working for the betterment of the group.
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Look em up
    Thats not his job. You made the claim and it is your responsibility to support it with factual evidence.
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    LOL You think Hamas and Iran aren't authoritarian? Explain that. I need a good laugh.

    The subject at hand are his comments. He claims we support authoritarian regimes yet we are actively supporting the two youngest democracies in the region and spilled our blood to make them a reality. We didn't for Saudi Arabia to be ruled the way it is. That was their choice. Working with them doesn't mean we support that type of government.

    BTW, you can't be a libertarian and a socialist. Either you believe in freedom for the individual or you believe in the individual working for the betterment of the group.
    Emphasis on authoritarian regimes that the west supports I don't deny that Iran and Hamas are authoritarian.

    RE Saudi Arabia the military is there to protect the Saudi state (as does the vast amounts of weapons we sell them) i think we the U.S has more leverage over its policy then you portray it to have.

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