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  •  Odd criticism (0+ / 0-)
    Iraq, Lybia (sic), Tunisia, and Egypt failed spectacularly at producing US-friendly regimes.
    And if they had produced US-friendly regimes, you'd be denouncing them as puppet states.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:06:31 PM PDT

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    •  Me? (0+ / 0-)

      No, I'm a realist, I'd have considered it as mission accomplished.

      As an European, my priority is to ostracise and impoverish the armed crazies, so that we don't go back to the '70s/'80s, when Palestinians and Hezbollah were wheeling and dealing through my own continent and shit was blowing up everywhere. For that, I'd like to see Arab regimes that don't finance or legitimise the crazies in any way, and promote westernized societies that can flourish, like pre-Erdogan Turkey.

      Instead, the risk is that these "demo-islamic" states we're currently producing will, in fact, end up being little Pakistans. I'm sorry for my Egyptian friends, but I'd rather have Mubarak back than letting religious parties run that country; and I'd rather have a nationalistic known-entity running Syria rather than an unknown bunch of Wahabists or what-they-have.

      Arab countries are welcome to transition away from dictatorships once they figure out the whole church/state separation thing, but until then, egoistically speaking, I'm not sure they can be trusted to run the show on their own.

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