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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Mr. Schoen cherry picks and presents a misleading picture of Egyptian thought. It's far more nuanced than the picture he presents.

    For example, in a Pew poll, 85% of Egyptians believe Islam's role in politics is positive and 95% felt that it was good that Islam played a large role in politics. However, one cannot automatically assume that such support grants license to extremism. In the very same poll, 61% of Egyptians expressed that they were somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism in Egypt and 70% felt the same about about Islamic extremism worldwide.
    Concerned about it's success/failure?
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Yesterday, in Message #184 in this thread, I had stated that during the transition there will likely be good continuity in Egypt's foreign relations. Things will remain relatively unchanged vis-a-vis the U.S. and also the Israel-Egypt peace treaty will remain intact. Today, Egypt's military confirmed it.

    The BBC reported:

    Egypt's military authorities have reaffirmed the country's commitment to all its international treaties...

    "The Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional and international obligations and treaties," the military officer said.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh! You never quoted me. I've never saod anything remotely close to what you were saying with your bull**** history. Either way, you're lieing. So, which lie are you telling?
    Someone's panties are in a bunch...

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Someone's panties are in a bunch...
    Not mine. You must be referring to the folks that are misrepresenting my actual comments so they can make themselves feel good, or something.

    I think it probably something along the line of this,

    Matthews on Egypt: It’s as if we needed Obama to make this happen Hot Air
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba
    You are playing with semantics. We were discussing the Egyptian people as a political force. The Mubarak supporters were not part of the political force of the Egyptian people in their revolution.
    Okay, so it means, as we've already known, pretty much whatever you want it to.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Yesterday, in Message #184 in this thread, I had stated that during the transition there will likely be good continuity in Egypt's foreign relations. Things will remain relatively unchanged vis-a-vis the U.S. and also the Israel-Egypt peace treaty will remain intact. Today, Egypt's military confirmed it.

    The BBC reported:

    Egypt's military authorities have reaffirmed the country's commitment to all its international treaties...

    "The Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional and international obligations and treaties," the military officer said.
    Exactly, but some people are going to continue to cry that the sky is falling, and that Egypt is just the first step to making America an Islamic nation.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Exactly, but some people are going to continue to cry that the sky is falling, and that Egypt is just the first step to making America an Islamic nation.
    No one has said the sky is falling; neither literally, nor figuratively. Some of us just aren't convinced that this is suddenly a bed of roses for the Egyptians.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No one has said the sky is falling; neither literally, nor figuratively. Some of us just aren't convinced that this is suddenly a bed of roses for the Egyptians.
    There's a lot of different ways this can all go bad -- no doubt. The thing is, Mubarak stepped down, whether from pressure from the Military, or the Egyptian people - it doesn't really matter. Unlike SH, he left, and I think history will be kinder to him for doing that.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Degreez View Post

    Yes, like the peaceful transition that happened in 1776 in colonial America.
    So you don't understand the difference between a revolution and an election. Got it.

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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.
    If they manage to implement a democracy as we think of it, the total in the Middle East will be.......one.

    I don't think it's possible over there. I hope I'm wrong, but I think you can say hello to a country run by the Muslim Brotherhood and a very Iran/Syria/Lebenon type of country will ensue.

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