American Made, Rebel Born
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: House of Gaunt
i also have a hard time believing that egypt would be 'hijacked' by the Brotherhood. as i said earlier -- if Egypt allows everyone to speak their piece, most will reject the more radical aspects introduced. not letting people talk about anything draws more people to it. Again, this isn't Iran in 1979, sure, it's spearheaded by young people, but these young people are wired, connected, highly educated, they know how people live in other countries, they know that it is not all strict individual liberty curbing. they saw what happened in Tunisia -- complete with girls in headwraps and mini skirts, and watched them be successful. Feminists in Tunisia are very vocal that they cannot be ignored in the formations of the new government, and they seem to be holding vigil pretty well -- the government (interm) has been replaced 4 times in the past week. If a free and open election was held in 3 months in Egypt and they elected the Muslim Brotherhood, I would support that. The American attitude seems to be -- oh, they'll pick the wrong choice. this kind of...you don't know what's best for you, if you get freedom you won't use it right is infuriating and kind of repulsive. I got into an argument about this earlier -- Do I support Hamas because it was put into power by the people, even though we consider them terrorists? My response was: well what the **** would you do? Israel has no reason to listen to you, to even care about you. Your own PA is going along with Israel and having our leaders assassinated. America supports them, no one will listen to us. I said, in that position, I'd probably follow anyone who got America and Israel to listen to us. I hope whatever happens in Egypt, it willl be chosen by the people, and America won't do something ****ing stupid like lead a coup against the elected leader.
cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.