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Thread: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

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    No. I've become Chinese the way a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

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    ...Most people are clueless about what their real national interests are....
    What are America's national interests in the Middle East and the Maghreb? Can you articulate them?

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Radical Islam has already taken sides, American business in Egypt is being looted and cries of "Down with America" are being heard all over the area.
    What do you suggest? Invasion?
    The US has given Egypt over $60 billion in Aid. Almost all of that money has been used to buy arms and prop up the corrupt government. Why would they not love us?

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    America...on the road to no where.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    This all goes to show that propping up up corrupt dictators will always come back to bite us in the ass.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    I disagree. We may use Egypt, but this crisis is a revolution in which we can not take sides.
    In general I think the U.S. can, does, and should, take sides in anything that interests us in the known universe.

    Whether they do this publicly or not, is weighed on a different set of criteria.

    This all goes to show that propping up up corrupt dictators will always come back to bite us in the ass.
    What's the alternative. Turn the middle east to glass and hand out land grants to the Japanese so they can stop filling up that teenie-tiny island?
    Last edited by Mach; 01-31-11 at 06:17 PM.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    In general I think the U.S. can, does, and should, take sides in anything that interests us in the known universe.

    Whether they do this publicly or not, is weighed on a different set of criteria.
    OK which side should we take?

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    What are America's national interests in the Middle East and the Maghreb? Can you articulate them?
    Oil
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    Terrorism/Extremism

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    What do you suggest? Invasion?
    The US has given Egypt over $60 billion in Aid. Almost all of that money has been used to buy arms and prop up the corrupt government. Why would they not love us?
    What exactly are they going to get by ousting their govt? What did Iran get? A lot of ignorant people cannot think beyond the moment and are being manipulated by individuals who have an end game in mind. Millions of people in the region make their living off war and terrorism. A stong American leader is needed and we don't have one. An invasion, NO, but a presence yes and that includes getting the leaders of the opposition together instead of letting them run stir up the people. The words coming out of this Administration are all over the place. Having a weak leader has its consequences but what the hell, Obama still has his golf and a going away party for someone who is just leaving Washington but not going away.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    No. I've become Chinese the way a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
    So you are a Chinese citizen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    What are America's national interests in the Middle East and the Maghreb? Can you articulate them?
    In a nutshell? Oil. Everything else flows from there, but you take away the Oil and the US wouldn't give two ****s about that sandbox.

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