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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    He has behaved like a reasonable politician and a respectable politician but for me personally its just way too early to tell.


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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    the populace of Egypt is anti-American due partially on our long backing of the dictatorship that abused them and partially on the psychological release that comes from it. It's comforting to be able to blame your problems on someone else, and we gave them an easy way to construct that narrative by supporting the Sadat/Mubarak regimes.

    Morsi is now the leader of a representative government. His foreign policies will be designed to increase his power, meaning that they will be confrontational with the United States, but not enough to invite serious backlash from us unless by failing to act (or not, depending on the scenario) he would face a more severe backlash at home. This means he will enable Islamist violence both in his nation and abroad (but mostly abroad) to a higher level than the Mubarak regime, and would likely be a leader in any attempt to coordinate measures against the US in the event of a strike on the Iranian nuclear program.

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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the populace of Egypt is anti-American due partially on our long backing of the dictatorship that abused them and partially on the psychological release that comes from it. It's comforting to be able to blame your problems on someone else, and we gave them an easy way to construct that narrative by supporting the Sadat/Mubarak regimes.

    Morsi is now the leader of a representative government. His foreign policies will be designed to increase his power, meaning that they will be confrontational with the United States, but not enough to invite serious backlash from us unless by failing to act (or not, depending on the scenario) he would face a more severe backlash at home. This means he will enable Islamist violence both in his nation and abroad (but mostly abroad) to a higher level than the Mubarak regime, and would likely be a leader in any attempt to coordinate measures against the US in the event of a strike on the Iranian nuclear program.
    I disagree that Morsi would lead anything against the U.S. in the event of Iranian strike. He would certainly milk it for all the propaganda value it is worth, but privately he probably would be happy that the Shia heretics don't have nuclear weapons. The Saudi's would certainly be thrilled if we attacked Iran, even if they wouldn't ever admit it in public.

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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    I would encourage you to take a closer look at Morsi's developing "Strategic Alliance" with Ahmadenijad. Egypt's main competitor is not Iran, it's Saudi Arabia.

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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I could never truly support Morsi based on his ideological positions, especially towards women. That said, he acted in a reasonable manner during the youtube fiasco . . .
    What is the youtube fiasco?

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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    As is usual for the rabid Islam haters, you start with a bald face lie accusing someone of genocide and than back peddle when called on your BS.

    It is entirely true that Morsi has theocratic beliefs and does not like Coptics very much. It is utterly false to claim he is responsible for the riots or that he wants to murder them. I am interested in accurately describing his political positions, you simply want to demonize him to satisfy your personal bigotry.
    Are governments responsible for the defense of their citizens? Is Morsi actively working to defend all of Egypt's citizens? What is he doing to defend all Egyptian citizens?

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    Re: Thoughts on Marsi of Egypt so far?

    Very unfavorable. This guy is Mubarak II, no change except adding Shari'ah law on top of the already existing authoritarian laws.

    I was very supportive of the Egyptian Revolution initially but the way it turned out, they would have been better off keeping the Mubarak dynasty and not ruining their economy to get someone even worse.

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