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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    When asked what kind of government Egypt will have, perhaps a wise leader there will reply, as Benjamin Franklin once did, "A Republic, if we can keep it". In the end, it is ultimately up to the people of Egypt to decide.
    Well... they lean more to bin Ladin than bin Franklin. Their wise leader looks more like the puckhead that left Paris and went back to Iran to enslave the people.

    Instead of preaching freedom, equality under the eyes of the law and basic human rights as bin Franklin and his pals did, ... we have a society that seems to want to crawl back towards the 7th century. If that is what they want... fine. But if they start messing with us or our allies... Beware! should be our early and clear warning (in diplomatic channels). Hostilities will be met with swift and decisive action.

    ... the peace between the Palestinians and Israeli's will be the least of our worries. It seem like a flea like problem in comparison to what seems to be coming.

    How can one say this... based on the following:

    Democrat strategist Doug Schoen believes it won't be so pretty because (polls from various sources):

    A broad based analysis of Egyptian public opinion by Lisa Blaydes and Drew Linzerhow... concluded that 60 percent of Egyptians have fundamentalist views, while just 20 percent are secular in their orientation.

    Egyptians also support a more expansive role for Islam in Egyptian life.

    85 percent – say Islam’s influence in politics is positive. Only 2 percent say its influence is negative. Not surprisingly, almost two-thirds of Egyptians told Zogby that Egyptian life would improve when clerics play a more central role in the political life of the country.

    Egyptians also support the central elements of Shariah Law. For example, 84 percent say that apostates, or those who forsake Islam, should face the death penalty...

    Further, the Egyptian people clearly support a political agenda that can only be described as radical. More than 7 in 10 said they were positive toward Iran getting nuclear weapons in a July 2010 Zogby Poll

    80 percent favor abrogating the Camp David accords with Israel.

    A significant number of Egyptians are favorable to terrorist organizations...

    Given this data it is no shock that the only group in Egyptian society that has any broad based support is the Muslim Brotherhood.

    ...the Egyptian people are strongly favorable towards the Muslim Brotherhood. A study conducted in 2009 by WorldPublicOpinion.org shows that 64 percent have positive views of the Muslim Brotherhood, while just 16 percent have negative views. Just 22 percent believe they are too extreme and not genuinely democratic.

    Indeed, the only party to defy expectations was the Brotherhood, which managed to win 20 percent of the seats contested in the 2005 Parliamentary elections. That was the last time they had any sort of legitimate chance to compete for votes.

    Neutral observers believe that in a fair election, the Muslim Brotherhood would have won a much higher percentage of seats both in 2005 and 2010...

    Secular parties have always done less well in Egypt, and the available evidence has consistently shown that there is little if any support for conventional, secular, democratic parties...

    What does this mean for the United States? Almost certainly the next Egyptian government will be hostile to the United States and will pursue policies that are inimical to our interests. In the Zogby poll, 85 percent called themselves unfavorable to the United States and 92 percent described America as one of the two greatest threats to Egyptian interests in the world. The Pew polling bears this point out.

    The Pew poll similarly found that the Egyptian people were unfavorable to the U.S. by an 82 percent to 17 percent margin. A survey conducted by Gallup last year shows that just 19 percent approve of the job the United States has played providing leadership around the globe...

    And if anything, these attitudes are likely to grow more radical and more hostile over the next few months. Probably one of the most important, and poorly understood reasons... has been the penetration of satellite dishes and the growing influence of Al Jazeera.

    More than three-quarters of Egyptians now have satellite dishes. Young people use them to get their news principally from Al Jazeera, whose interest in and deference to Islamic fundamentalist and extremist views cannot be underestimated.

    ElBaradei has generated little broad-based support in the country, and the explicit rejection of his candidacy by the Muslim Brotherhood could be its death knell.

    Make no mistake, the Obama administration needs to face up to the reality of what is most likely coming in Egypt...

    Douglas E. Schoen has advised four former Israeli Prime Ministers over the last 30 years, including Prime Minister Menachem, beginning in the aftermath of the signing of the Camp David Accords. He also advised Prime Minister Tancu Ciller of Turkey between 1994-1996.

    Read more: FoxNews.com - Why the Muslim Brotherhood Will Win
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    You know that the military, who just had power handed to them, was trained by the US and is warmer to US-Egypt relations than the older generation in the Egyptian military that were trained by the Soviets?
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The "people of Egypt" would include Mubarak's supporters.
    Do you mean the Mubarak supporters that were defeated by the will of the Egyptian people?
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Yes, that's exactly what he means.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    No, I did not.
    Last edited by RedAkston; 02-12-11 at 12:26 PM. Reason: Edited to remove vulgarity

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    No, I did not.
    what is with you-you have violated numerous rules with your fake quotations-I have reported you several times



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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
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    he has done the same thing all over the board Hugh



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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    That scares me.
    Last edited by RedAkston; 02-12-11 at 12:27 PM. Reason: Edited to remove vulgarity

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