Stalin was not from the West.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
Now, of course, this must be tempered by the fact that the number of democracies in the world flourished while we have been a superpower, and we certainly helped do that with soft power, i.e. foreign policy and economic policy and McDonalds and music and movies.
The one main reason there is not alot of opposition is because (in MANY cases) the Western backed dictators and tyrants have oppressed and suppressed any opposition politically and ensured their voice is the only one. If there is weakness in who should come to power or a legitimate opposition to Government. It is because it was deliberately done!
What is highly amusing to observe. It is some of those countries which have a secular dictatorship, are the ones which are breeding more and more extremist ideas. Look at Tunisia, it is not a secular country. Islam is recognised, aspects of Sharia is recognised. Yet it has a secular society
The Muslim brotherhood should have been included into talks decades ago, now it is too late. Hamas should have been incorporated years ago, now it is too late.
Saudi Arabia is screwed anyway so who cares about that country.
The point is that yes, many Muslims if they had a vote would choose to have a religious leaning Government but I do not think Egypt will be one of them.
Last edited by Laila; 02-01-11 at 08:21 PM.
assuming this all works out relatively peacefully... what are the odds Obama takes credit for the resolution?