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Egypt: It´s Not a Democracy,
but It´s Not Nothing, Either

American Thinker, by Shoshana Bryen

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/16/2014 5:30:06 AM

Warning: The following isn´t nice. The liberal moaning and wailing has begun. The circumstances of the referendum on Egypt´s new constitution, the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, and what appears to be the impending crackdown on Hamas have produced calls for "inclusion" and "democratic norms," and the denunciation of the military-backed government. TIME Magazine intones, "Egyptians are Voting Away their Freedom." The Washington Post called for a suspension of U.S. military aid to Egypt over its "bogus democracy." That´s a rather high hand. What if Egypt doesn´t have a "bogus democracy," but an insurgency that needs redress? What if, to Egyptians, the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 1/16/2014 6:02:12 AM     (No. 9693987)

It´s nothing but either incompetent or corrupt reporting that when the Muslim Brotherhood had power in Egypt, that they were completely dismantling the constitution and free election system to ensure that they secured a totalitarian grip on Egypt.

The military reacted to the MB and did not execute a coup sans raison. Egyptians know what the MB stands for better than anyone.

An Islamic Egypt would certainly increase the likelihood of war for Israel, too. Regarding the characterization of the Palestinian Authority, what does it say that Israel was finally compelled to put a fence around both Palestinian territories to stop them from blowing up women and children in markets and schools. Nice people these Palestinians.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/16/2014 8:57:28 AM     (No. 9694142)

Egypt is struggling to get back to a fraction of the peace and prosperity it had just a little while ago.

The liberals fools of the world celebrated an "Arab spring" at the rise of these thuggish and violent Arab groups. The groups gained control, through gross misdirection of their true nature and by handing out free goodies to the people. Of course as they took over governance their true chaotic, violent natures came to the fore. Egypt has had decades of relative peace and it´s people quickly realized they has been deceived. The military said "enough" and the civil population supported them. The violent Arab groups, that had previously been outlawed were now outlawed again. Relative peace was restored and now Egypt can start, once again to crawl out of the ruin that these extremist groups have created.

These extreme groups are like a cancer; damaging and eventually fatal. Liberals are like a doctor saying "Hey, cancer is just a bunch of cells in the body. All cells should be allowed to live and let live." How stupid does that sound?

And sure, the government of Egypt (and some other Arab countries as well) are heavy handed at times, compared to the US and Europe. But then again, we don´t have to deal with these violent groups.

Are Egyptians voting away their freedom? No, they are asserting their freedom from hatred, intimidation, violence, and incompetence. If that´s what these extreme groups have to offer, who needs them?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judy W., 1/16/2014 11:26:42 AM     (No. 9694362)

#2, your cancer cell analogy is stunningly good. I am going to use it in the future; it´s applicable to a lot of liberal attitudes (and some libertarian ones too).

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