Saturday, January 29, 2011

Peril in Egypt

What do you think about what is going on in Egypt right now.  Unless you live under a rock you know that Egypt is on the brink of a revolution.  There has been riots and protests along with about 38 dead and over 2000 wounded.  The government has closed down the internet, banks were to be closed today.  People are calling for their current President (Mubarak) to step down after 30 years of corruption.  Today, the President appointed the head of their intelligence agency to be Vice President.  Egypt has not had a VP since Mubarak held that position under Anwar Sadat who was assassinated, a coincidence?

Yes, I agree that Mubarak is corrupt.  He was grooming one of his sons to take his place.  All of his sons have fled to London.  Now there is a new VP, a sign of change? 

Yes, the current government is corrupt and democracy really doesn't exist.  But remember what happened to Iran when they had their revolution.  Hardline Muslims took over along with Sharia Law.  Do we want another Muslim hardline country?  Is El Baradei secretely a part of the Muslim Brotherhood.  He has stood by Iran before.

Yes, the US has secretly support dissidents in Egypt, but look what happened in South America when we supported dissidents, we got Chavez and Noreiga and many others who are worse that what they had before.

I don't know what the correct answer is, but we must be careful what we wish for.

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