Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Obama must choose between support of Hosni Mubarak and protesters' cause"

"President Obama must choose between support of Hosni Mubarak and protesters' cause," says one Mohamad Bazzi, writing in the New York Daily News. He writes:
As protests spread against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the Obama administration faces a choice: which side of history does it want to be on?

Does the United States want to support a dictator to the end, or does it stand with protesters demanding relief from decades of emergency rule, police torture, corruption and economic stagnation?
The whole argument is BUNK.  It is not imperative that the United States support either side.  The US has nothing to gain by interfering and nothing to lose by staying completely out of it.  Shall we pick between an oppressive dictator or oppressive Muslim Imams?  Great choice.  Hey Egyptians, it's your country, YOU deal with it.

27 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

Pretty well sums it up...
a lose-lose situation.

pjm said...

Mubarak replaced Sadat in 1981.... at the time he promised that he would only remain for 1 term. 30 years later... it looked like his successor would be his son. That might be changing.

What a mess!

Shannon said...

One despot to another. I agree--let Egypt take care of themselves. But it's so obvious to me. I have always wondered why we step in to help other countries with THEIR problems? We have our own to take care of!

dave said...

I hope that egypt won't fall in the arm of the Muslmin brothers ! If they do, it's the end of peace in Egypt and the begin of the end for Europe and Israel !!

Larry Sheldon said...

we made the choice when we elected him.

Stogie said...

Dave, I hope that too.

Old Rebel said...

Stogie,

I'm with you 100%. We have no business getting involved in this mess. There is no viable choice here.

1389 said...

It looks as though Obama and his supporters are the ones fomenting the unrest in the Muslim world to begin with.

Obama supports Islamist takeover of Egypt

I would agree that the US should stay out of such things.

But if the US does intervene in foreign countries, it should never, NEVER be on the side of Muslims, and ESPECIALLY NEVER on the side of avowed Islamists.

Stogie said...

1389, I agree completely. We should NEVER intervene on the side of Muslims. Those who do are fools, and that includes those who supported the Bosnians against the Serbs.

Will48 said...

Ah, so you're just one of those kind good-hearted naive Americans.

There is really no question at all here. You do need to suppoort any oppressive dictator if he's against Islamicism in his country; and you have everything to loose by non-involvement, because left to their own devices the Arabs will attack Israel.

Israel being such a small country, can not sustain a war of more than a few weeks without constant replenishments of armaments from the US (or whereever). Absent of this, it will be forced to use the terrible options - if it indeed has one.

And if it does, just imagine the consequences for the whole world, not just your country.

As for being on the side of Muslims, consider the rape of Serbia which your country did, on behalf of its Muslim allies.

Bartender Cabbie said...

I tend to think that the "freedom" of Egyptians is no concern of ours. What is a concern is the status quo. If that means supporting an oppressive dictator then so be it. I would wager that any "democratically" elected govt in Egypt or elsewhere in the region will be inclined to attack Israel, block the Suez, and attempt to cut us off from our (yes our) oil supply. The "freedom" of the Mohammedans in the region is of little concern. The security of Israel and the West is. I sure wish this country was energy independent. It could be, but our national defense is stymied by unrealistic leftists who dream of Utopia.

Stogie said...

Will48, your name-calling isn't justified by anything I have said or argued. And I am far from naive, if you've read anything at all that I've written on this blog. Piss off.

Stogie said...

Bartender Cabbie, I am in favor of supporting Mubarak as I was in favor of supporting the Shah; not to intervene militarily on their behalf, but at the very least, by not undermining them or giving credibility to their intended replacements, which are far worse.

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