2011-02-14

Hope for a real beacon of democracy for the Middle East and beyond

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by Neil Godfrey

Still on a euphoric roll over the incredible news from the people of Egypt.

Remember that time when a U.S. president promised to make Iraq “a beacon of democracy across the Middle East”? Some of us protested then that the humane way to do this was to support resistance movements within Iraq.

Now it’s the Egyptian people who are the ones set on course for becoming that beacon instead.

A thousand ironies lie in there somewhere. Stereotypes and myths have been shattered.

Even the Muslim Brotherhood is failing to conform to western expectations now one of their “pillars of stability” has crumbled:

The people of Egypt. The obscene criminal destruction of Iraq. What a contrast.

Will be breathing secular prayers that the people of Egypt will not suffer betrayal in the coming months.

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  • 2011-02-14 14:55:03 GMT+0000 - 14:55 | Permalink

    Hi. I am a regular reader of this blog. I just posted a response to James McGrath that you and your readers might find of interest.

    peace

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  • 2011-02-15 07:52:52 GMT+0000 - 07:52 | Permalink
  • 2011-02-15 08:32:31 GMT+0000 - 08:32 | Permalink

    Plus c’est la meme chose.

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