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Re: Israel clears out its embassy in Egypt 6 months after attack, flies staff and equipment out
Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sat Mar 24 17:20:24 2012, in response to Re: Israel clears out its embassy in Egypt 6 months after attack, flies staff and equipment out, posted by ClearAspect on Fri Mar 23 10:58:55 2012.So you're saying that Egypt would attack, and risk a provocation that could potentially destroy their military and damage infrastructure which would further plunge their already weakened economy even further?
It isn't out of the realm of possibility. You realize Assad organized a group of people to breach the Syrian-Israeli border in an attempt to divert attention from the atrocities his regime continues to carry out?
But I like the fact that you support Oppressive Regiems then as long as their Pro-Israel, makes me realize you've forgotten your history... when jews were oppressed. The last thing anyone from israel would want is to see a people oppressed. But I guess you want to sleep soundly at night secure than have the moral high ground you think you have.
Please find the post(s) where I maintain that position. I think I've been pretty consistent since the revolution happened in terms of where I stand, but since you seem to be unable to understand where that is, I'll try to explain it to you again. Obviously the Egyptian people were oppressed by Mubarak, but who is to say the next leader who comes along is going to be better, even if that person or group is elected democratically? The Egyptian people certainly have a right to choose their own leadership, but in case you forgot, the army and Muslim Brotherhood both said they had no interest in ruling the country, but that is no longer the case, and the army in particular doesn't seem so interested in executing the electoral process. That wouldn't be a very successful revolution, would it? The jury ought to remain out on whether the Egyptian Revolution was a good thing for the Egyptian people, the rest of the Middle East, and the US's own policy interests. Let's wait and see what happens first before passing judgment on the situation. And this doesn't only go for Egypt, but also matters such as the Iraq war and the entire Bush and Obama presidencies. It is just way too early to tell.
As for my perspective as someone living in Israel, the Israeli government wanted Mubarak to stay around because he was a known quantity, the same way it also wouldn't mind if Assad stayed in Syria. The next leader might be better for Israel's interests, but could also be worse. As I said, the Egyptians ought not to be oppressed by their government and have a right to choose their own leadership. But I'm not exactly in favor of a situation that could lead to a war on Israel's southern front, and the situation I described isn't paranoid, it is the truth.
Get it now? All I'm saying is be careful what you wish for...