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What do you think about this Egypt thing? Cannot be good at all!

I must say, this doesn't bode well for Americans. What do you think the fallout will be, if any, for us?

 
jeanclaudia

Asked by jeanclaudia at 10:44 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This mimics the build up to the Iranian revolution that developed in to the theocracy that currently runs Iran. In this case, there is a mixture of discontent among about 70% of the Egyptian population that live in poverty or near poverty and that is a perfect seed bed for anarchy led by socialists, communists and other more moderate frustrated groups. The benign(?) dictator Mubarak has skillfully aligned himself with United States interests to insure his continued reign and access to oil through the Suez canal. Kind of a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" scenario. His dictator system of government, with the governing board controlled by his ruling party, almost always alienates the hard working people that live under that system. This moment in history is inevitable, possibly the beginning of worldwide strife, and frightening because of the decisions that Obama will have to make in the next few months.
    annabarred

    Answer by annabarred at 11:09 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • For one thing, higher gas prices. The Suez Canal is in that area and that is how most oil is shipped.
    tinamatt

    Answer by tinamatt at 11:31 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • It doesn't necessariyly bode ill, after all it isn't as if there is an alternative leader or political group waiting in the wings to take over the government. The only other 'power base ' in Egypt is the army .

    Tell me you don't really think this!!!!!!!!! There are tons of political groups waiting in the wings to take over the government, not only in the wings but, right in the middle of it!!!
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 4:09 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Mubarack is a thug and a dictator, FAR from benign, he regularly disappears people that dissent.

    (The benign(?) dictator Mubarak)

    This is why centralized control by ANY government is what the Founding Fathers sought to eliminate. They knew that all dictatorships eventually result in anarchy which is what we are seeing in Egypt. This is why it is important to rein in the escalating control of our federal government under Obama and return to limited influence of domestic policy by the fed and more to the states.
    annabarred

    Answer by annabarred at 2:57 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • It doesn't necessariyly bode ill, after all it isn't as if there is an alternative leader or political group waiting in the wings to take over the government. The only other 'power base ' in Egypt is the army .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 10:53 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • There are tons of political groups waiting in the wings to take over the government, not only in the wings but, right in the middle of it!!!
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    There is no consensus among the Egytian people except that they want free elections and representation for the people. Mubarack is a thug and a dictator, FAR from benign, he regularly disappears people that dissent. They have no freedom and the dictatorship is often the cause of the recent problems they are having between Christians and Muslims. They escalate things and refuse to get involved, and arrest people who try to make peace.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:13 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Your remark about worldwide strife (annabarred) is really what was going through my mind and you pinged on the poverty of the people which is a serious point to consider. I'm hoping this doesn't eventually lead to more terrorism but I think it's inevitable.
    jeanclaudia

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 3:15 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Higher gas prices
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:04 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Read Revelations!
    MamaAlice54

    Answer by MamaAlice54 at 7:06 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

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