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Algeria’s Brahimi agrees to be Syria mediator
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Who lost Egypt?
Posted by: tipper || 08/17/2012 03:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Since 9/11 the West has created an incentive structure that actually rewards islamofascistic movements and regimes. The Egyptian voters paid attention and acted rationally.

On 9/11 2001 President Bush said "We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them."

The objective of Operation Infinite Justice was according to President Bush to make the Taliban "share in their (the terrorists') fate."

Actual US and Western policy however has never followed these principles.
US and Western policy vis-a-vis islamofascistic regimes and peoples has consisted of paying Danegeld (reconstruction aid) and ritualistic self-debasing submission.

The question shouldn't be "Who lost Egypt?" but "Why don't the Egyptians fear the consequences of an islamofascistic takeover? Why is deterrence failing?"
Posted by: Vernal Smith2782 || 08/17/2012 6:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Mubarak lost Egypt - not the US.

By not having a credible successor chosen 10 years ago.

By allowing (maybe even encouraging) raging corruption.

Posted by: lord garth || 08/17/2012 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Mubarak simply forgot what had happened to Sadat.

Oct 7, 1981

Among the attackers were a lieutenant, an army major and four enlisted men. Three of these were killed by the other members of the military and the rest were arrested, later identified as Islamist nationalists, associates of Muslim Brotherhood operating under Islamic Jihad.

The group leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri was identified to have ties with al-Qaeda. He was imprisoned for three years, tried and subsequently expelled from Egypt. These Islamic radicals were offended by Sadat’s peace-making efforts with Israel and accused him of apostasy and killed him on the day when he was celebrating his country’s perceived victory over Israel.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2012 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Egypt was no more ours to lose than China. These people get to choose their own way, just as we do. If they choose badly, they pay a much higher price than we.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 08/17/2012 9:11 Comments || Top||

#5  My Mom lost it on one of our many moves.
Posted by: Perfesser || 08/17/2012 22:19 Comments || Top||

-Election 2012
Was Champ a foreign exchange student ? - Investors.com
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2012 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I had forgotten about Champ's time at the Gamaliel Foundation.

How did he gain admission to Harvard Law? It's quite a plum.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/17/2012 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  On a 'Ward Churchill' quota? Or maybe an 'Elizabeth Warren' consideration? You think it was on his grades and distinguished publishing record?

Or maybe an invenerate liar in a 'protected class' position that no one of the right left mind would dare challenge?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/17/2012 10:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I've been saying this to my cohort of friends and like-minded political acquaintances for 3 yrs now -- how did Obama pay for college & why won't he release his transcripts? I personnally think he claimed foreign exchange student status to get a grant. Which means he either lied and was actually an American citizen born in HI and de-frauded the U.S. Govt or, as the birthers contend - he is not an American citizen.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/17/2012 10:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I was under the impression that a Presidential candidate had to be vetted by the FBI. That is not true. A Presidential candidate gets vetted by his party. In the case of Obama, the certification of Barack Obama and Joe Biden was done by the DNC. The document was signed by Nancy Pelosi and a signed by a public notary. That gives me some pause. The vetting process is only done through the political election process, the Party, and the news media if it chooses to do so. The assumption is that candidates are honorable men. We could get stuck with any jackass because of a lack of any thorough vetting that seeks to prove the candidate meets Constitutional requirements.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/17/2012 12:47 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought he spent those 2 years at Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow and had Mansour al-Khahil buy the Columbia College sheepskin. I'm no Harry Reid but one of the professors in Moscow told me this. And now I am telling everyone.
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 08/17/2012 16:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes. Next question.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/17/2012 21:43 Comments || Top||

#7  "why won't he release his transcripts?"

With all respect but this sounds a bit strange. I didn't keep anything I wrote at university.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/17/2012 22:13 Comments || Top||

#8  With all respect but this sounds a bit strange. I didn't keep anything I wrote at university.

What did you major in?

Anyway, in the US, a transcript is an official record of what you studied, etc. at college. It's not a personal record at all, they're kept by the college or university.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/17/2012 22:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Oh I understand. Sorry, I thought people were talking about notes taken by the student during lectures.

You are talking about official records. Of course that's different.

Thanks for clarifying, I had been puzzled by this demand for weeks.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/17/2012 23:13 Comments || Top||

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