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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm mostly cautiously optimistic.
    I'm extremely optimistic today, tomorrow I will revert to my normal level of cynicism and paranoia.

    Money quote: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you."

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    id say that any possible threats that might come from an egyptian democracy are something we would just have to deal with, democracy isnt reserved to being pro-america, and it shouldnt be. just because we might not benefit from a liberated egypt isnt any excuse to not put our full support for a democratic revolution, which is apperently what is happening.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Badfish420 View Post
    id say that any possible threats that might come from an egyptian democracy are something we would just have to deal with, democracy isnt reserved to being pro-america, and it shouldnt be. just because we might not benefit from a liberated egypt isnt any excuse to not put our full support for a democratic revolution, which is apperently what is happening.
    Perhaps not, but it is reserved for non-aggressive nations that aren't bent on waging ideolistic wars against it's neighbors.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Perhaps not, but it is reserved for non-aggressive nations that aren't bent on waging ideolistic wars against it's neighbors.
    like the democratic election outcome we witnessed in gaza
    got ya
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    like the democratic election outcome we witnessed in gaza
    got ya
    Exactly. The pals are hell bent on destroying Israel and killing Jews.

    You make a good point.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Perhaps not, but it is reserved for non-aggressive nations that aren't bent on waging ideolistic wars against it's neighbors.
    thats not true. you could argue that the US is an aggresive nation.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Exactly. The pals are hell bent on destroying Israel and killing Jews.

    You make a good point.
    i know
    it totally devastated your own
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Badfish420 View Post
    thats not true. you could argue that the US is an aggresive nation.
    You could, but you would be wrong.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i know
    it totally devastated your own
    Not really, just because a country has held elections 1) doesn't make it free, 2) doesn't make it a democracy and 3) doesn't give it the right to attacks it's neighbors.
    Last edited by apdst; 02-11-11 at 07:04 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I'm extremely optimistic today, tomorrow I will revert to my normal level of cynicism and paranoia.

    Money quote: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you."
    To that point, democracy requires the peaceful transition of power again and again and again. This part of the world has never demonstrated that.

    America went from Reagan to Bush to Clinton to Bush to Obama without rioting in the streets over party control. Is Egypt capable of that? Is any country capable of that in the third world?

    Too many times, any real threat as a challenger turns up dead before the election in that part of the world.

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