02-13-2011, 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb 3, 2011 (IPS) - The ongoing crisis in Egypt has resulted in a rare split among U.S. hawks, as some leading neo-conservatives have called for Washington to help oust President Hosni Mubarak, while others have joined the Israeli government in quietly supporting Egyptian leader against protesters calling for his ouster.
This has highlighted a conflict of interests. The neo-conservatives claim to support democracy and would like to spread democracy throughout the world. However, if a democratic country turns hostile to Israel, it appears the neocons appear to abandon the concept of democracy...for example:
When elections have brought enemies rather than allies into power – as occurred in 2006 when Hamas won Palestinian parliamentary elections – neo-conservatives have been among the first to call for punitive actions.
"The U.S. should make clear in an unambiguous way that a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt is a danger to American interests and could even lead to American intervention," David Wurmser, former Vice President Dick Cheney's senior Middle East adviser, told the "Forward", the largest- circulation Jewish weekly, Thursday.
I was expecting this.
The key question, still largely unanswered, is whether they would accept a democratically elected Egyptian government that included the Muslim Brotherhood, or whether they would respond to such a scenario by backing another Mubarak-style secular autocrat.
Most likely, a secular autocrat.
02-13-2011, 10:28 PM
What do you expect from the right, having been dominated by the likes of Palin, Beck and Backmann without any mature senior leadership. Its a party of confused, ignorant, dump fools. Its really sad when you see how they've been trying to grasp the meaning of whats been going on the last few weeks. Strangely tho, they might actually come to power again, sooner than we think.Reply
02-13-2011, 11:18 PM
It's Power-Politics, and yet they have a disguise of a so-called "Democracy".Reply
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