Monday, February 07, 2011

Well Spoken Sarah Speaks About Egypt!

Wow, I was so waiting to hear some mangled syntax from stupid Sarah regarding Egypt in which she acts condescending and  anti-freedom.  And she did not disappoint

So now the information needs to be gathered and understood as to who it will be that fills now the void in the government. Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood? We should not stand for that, or with that or by that. Any radical Islamists, no that is not who we should be supporting and standing by. So we need to find out who was behind all of the turmoil and the revolt and the protests so that good decisions can be made in terms of who we will stand by and support

Or, to summarize this meandering, poorly formed drivel in a language we can understand:  "Egyptians can decide for themselves who will  be their next Pharaoh. Unless they want someone we think might be dangerous. Then they have to keep Mubarak. Because we're the boss of them. And if their suffering weakens Islam, then that's just how it goes."

Look, like most of you, I don't want to see the Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt. Really, I don't. But a few things are still in doubt.

 For instance:

(1) Its not obvious that the Muslim Brotherhood will take over Egypt and ;
(2) Its not inevitable that an Islamic Egyptian government will be anti-freedom, or a bad world citizen. See Turkey, for example. Its not perfect, but infinity better than Mubarak (unless you look at the world through Israel colored glasses in which case you're likely content to see all Egyptians enslaved and possibly murdered "if it keeps Israel safe.")

Might the MB turn Egypt into a Sunni Iran? Sure. Its possible. Will it happen, though, is anyone's guess.They might also turn it into an African Turkey. Or something else. Or maybe the MB won't come out on top, and some other leader and style of government will prevail. The outcomes are, as of this writing, still very much in doubt.

Right now, all we know with any certainty is that the people of Egypt want Mubarak replaced. They have what Americans believe is an inalienable to replace him with a leader of their own choosing, and with a government that reflects their own values and culture. If their new leader is an Aslmjadad who endangers other nations the world will have to respond. If the new government is Islamcist, rather than Islamic, and one that makes life a misery for Egyptians, the world will have to intervene. For now, however, we can't preempt their choice and force Egypt to continue under the subjugation of a strongman simply because we have some not-unreasonable worries about what will happen next.

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