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  •  They routinely do maneuvers with the U.S. (6+ / 0-)

    Communication would not be a problem.

    But they just have alot on their hands right now... forging a truly democratic state in Egypt is a daunting task.

    Plus there are hundreds of thousands of Egyptians living in Libya and Egypt overtly participating could seriously endanger them.

    "The perfect is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

    by Lawrence on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 04:40:52 PM PDT

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    •  Egypt should participate. The symbollic value (2+ / 0-)
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      would be enormous.  

      "Fellow Arabs, we are on the way to gaining our freedom from a popular uprising.   And, now we are only too happy to join with our brothers and sisters, to help you gain you freedom."

      If we don't urgently, push a diplomatic solution in the Israel and Palestine situation our moment of truth will come when the Palestinian ask when they will be worthy of their own democratic state?    Will we respond to their call for help in gaining their own freedom?

      We will be better off pushing much harder for a negotiated outcome, even if that involves a transitional recognition of a unilaterally declared Palestinian state.

      Fayyad should declare July 4, 2011 as independence day for Palestine, with exact border TBD.  Then invite the Boston Pops and Obama to celebrate the unveiling of statues of George Washington, and Mahatma Gandhi.  

      Proclaiming non-violence, and equality for women, and religious freeom, could probably push this strategy over the top for them.

      Immediate recognitions for 40 Arabs states followed by EU, and many asian states.   The US would be in an ackward position of being asked how much we believe in our own ideals.

      I think this is what Clinton, Rice, and Power's have figured out, and given Obama the heads up on.  

      A secular human rights based uprising in the middle east, from Morroco, all the way to Afghanistan would be the best possible outcome we could hope for.  

      And, total, emasculate and neutralize al Quaeda, and the Shite clerics in Iran, and elsewhere.

      Yemen, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Tunusia, Lybia, Egypt, Bahrain and now Syria, and Lebanon, are all now in play.

      And, now we can play and win at a much more advantageous way, that previously, where Hezzballah, Al Quaeda, and other more extreme groups held all the cards.  

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 06:23:19 PM PDT

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