""Liberty and freedom are precious and must be fought for and many generations of Americans have answered the call and heard the toll of the Liberty Bell. Now is such a time and ask not for "whom does the bell toll". For those on the greens at Lexington and Concord heard the call and saw the approaching danger in the forms of "Brown Bess" and "Redcoat". And when the smoke had cleared the deaf ear of the oppressor was pierced by "the shot heard round the world".""
by Ron Russell

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cairo in Chaos

MANY ARE WATCHING THE EVENTS IN CAIRO HOPING FOR THE BEST FOR THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.  I AM CONCERNED FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.  I HAVE WATCH THE CROWDS IN THE STREETS AND LISTENED TO THE VARIOUS PUNDITS IN DIFFERENT MEDIA'S.  IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MOST PEOPLE ON THE STREETS ARE STUDENTS, THOSE WHO ARE PROBABLY UNEMPLOYED, AND I SUSPECT SOME CRIMINAL ELEMENTS.  THAT IS ONLY MY OPINION!  IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT MOST EGYPTIANS NO NOT LIKE THE REIGN OF MUBARAK AND WOULD LIKE SOME TYPE OF TRANSITION TO A NEW GOVERNMENT, THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING.  BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH INSTALLING A NEW ORDER IN EGYPT IS THAT THE EXISTING GOVERNMENT IN CAIRO HAS BEEN FRIENDLY TO THE FOREIGN POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD AND ANY MOVEMENT AWAY FROM THAT POSITION ON THE PART OF EGYPT COULD LEAD TO EVEN MORE DANGER FOR THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT NOT TO MENTION THE DANGER TO THE FRAGILE PEACE THAT EXIST IN THAT REGION.  I SUPPORT DEMOCRATIC REFORM, BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST I SUPPORT THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS STRONGEST ALLY IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD, ISRAEL.  I AM NOT WILLING TO ROLL THE DICE FOR THE CHANCE OF GETTING A NEW DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHEN HISTORY TELLS US THAT REVOLUTION SUCH AS THAT IN EGYPT SELDOM LEADS TO A DEMOCRACY THAT SUPPORTS OUR BEST INTEREST.
ALSO POSTED AT MY TOTUS BLOG
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