What is the U.S. reaction to the riots in the Arab countries?

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    Jan 28, 2011 9:35 AM GMT
    I'm wondering if there are links to articles or videos or just give your perspective on how the U.S. views the riots breaking out in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen. I feel like the U.S. is pro-Democracy but isn't saying anything in fear it will stir up more anti-West sentiments. Or maybe the U.S. wants these 30-year-term presidents to stay in power? WHATSYOURTAKEONIT?icon_eek.gif

    [edit] oh, Al Jizzinmypantsera has been egging people on to overthrow US-backed leaders. Oh well, they don't seem that good anyway if unemployment is that high. *shrug*
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    Wait, what the FUCK happened to the delete key? I don't care about this topic anymore and no one posted yet. WHY can't I delete it?!?!??!
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:08 PM GMT
    Lol, Jake, that's so typical of the US population's reaction. Interest for 1 day.
    Imagine what the US news media would do with a delete button. icon_razz.gif

    I think it's a shame. Egypt's probably going to be taken over by the extremists, taking advantage of the disorder.
    So much for my plans to go see the Pyramids one day. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidLol, Jake, that's so typical of the US population's reaction. Interest for 1 day.

    No, I don't want to make this an anti-U.S./anti-Israel thread. I read up on it and of course it's all about revolting against the "West" in an indirect way. I don't want to be responsible for another Left vs Right, Muslim vs non-Muslim thread. This is retarded. I want out. But oh well, too late now. Too many people complain that their novels got deleted in flame war threads so now this will be another flamer war thread.


    q1w2e3 said
    Imagine what the US news media would do with a delete button.

    Imagine that I'm not the US news media. Oh yeah, that's right. I'm not the US news media. So I should be able to delete a thread I start IMO. I'm just a misinformed idiot just half assed posting this and then realized what I got myself into once I read up on it. But too late now. Let's just cat call the Jews and Muslims into this thread so they can start yelling at each other.icon_rolleyes.gif


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    I think it's a shame. Egypt's probably going to be taken over by the extremists, taking advantage of the disorder.
    So much for my plans to go see the Pyramids one day. icon_sad.gif

    My thoughts too. I have a feeling the youth is restive from the oppressive (US backed) leaders and what they have motivating them to revolt is religious extremism. Not good. I kinda don't feel sorry for the U.S. in this case. And the U.S. is partially to blame for Iran being a piece of shit country today...well that's Jimmy Carter's fault to be specific. But anyway....FLAMEWARS!!!!icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidLol, Jake, that's so typical of the US population's reaction. Interest for 1 day.
    Imagine what the US news media would do with a delete button. icon_razz.gif

    I think it's a shame. Egypt's probably going to be taken over by the extremists, taking advantage of the disorder.
    So much for my plans to go see the Pyramids one day. icon_sad.gif

    I think you've identified a primary US concern, that such unrest & political instability will be an opportunity for Muslim extremists to seize power. And a goal of all Muslim extremists, as far as I have observed, is to attack & harm US interests & citizens.
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidLol, Jake, that's so typical of the US population's reaction. Interest for 1 day.

    No, I don't want to make this an anti-U.S./anti-Israel thread. I read up on it and of course it's all about revolting against the "West" in an indirect way. I don't want to be responsible for another Left vs Right, Muslim vs non-Muslim thread. This is retarded. I want out. But oh well, too late now. Too many people complain that their novels got deleted in flame war threads so now this will be another flamer war thread.


    q1w2e3 said
    Imagine what the US news media would do with a delete button.

    Imagine that I'm not the US news media. Oh yeah, that's right. I'm not the US news media. So I should be able to delete a thread I start IMO. I'm just a misinformed idiot just half assed posting this and then realized what I got myself into once I read up on it. But too late now. Let's just cat call the Jews and Muslims into this thread so they can start yelling at each other.icon_rolleyes.gif


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    I think it's a shame. Egypt's probably going to be taken over by the extremists, taking advantage of the disorder.
    So much for my plans to go see the Pyramids one day. icon_sad.gif

    My thoughts too. I have a feeling the youth is restive from the oppressive (US backed) leaders and what they have motivating them to revolt is religious extremism. Not good. I kinda don't feel sorry for the U.S. in this case. And the U.S. is partially to blame for Iran being a piece of shit country today...well that's Jimmy Carter's fault to be specific. But anyway....FLAMEWARS!!!!icon_twisted.gif




    Jake, I could not agree with you more here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The US created its own problems in the Middle Eastern Region by its interferences. Like you said we really blew it in Iran. These other country's who are now pushing to change their leaders, have had these leaders thrust upon them by US interference and supposed "diplomacy". Therefore we are in great part to blame for the oppressive regime's being in power, these people aren't stupid, they know all about how the US has interfered and its now backfiring and falling apart in our laps.

    In the US people aren't concerned about what happens over there, the Media only reports in ways that slants it toward our US interests, facts be damned. US citizenry has no idea that its government has created these situations and the last two wars were of its own doing, yet throw in a little "patriotism' rhetoric and the sheeples are ready to send their sons and daughters to their deaths. ITS SICK !!!!

    I think our diplomats remain rather quiet, kind of like when a dog is caught doing something wrong it slinks away quietly with its tail between its legs.
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    Jan 28, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidLol, Jake, that's so typical of the US population's reaction. Interest for 1 day.

    No, I don't want to make this an anti-U.S./anti-Israel thread. I read up on it and of course it's all about revolting against the "West" in an indirect way. I don't want to be responsible for another Left vs Right, Muslim vs non-Muslim thread. This is retarded. I want out. But oh well, too late now. Too many people complain that their novels got deleted in flame war threads so now this will be another flamer war thread.


    Note I didn't mention:
    --Israel
    --the West
    --left vs right
    --Islam
    --flaming
    --war

    I'm just commenting on the short-sightedness of US news in general, Haiti, for example.
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    Jan 28, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    It would be to easy to say that these riots are the being stirred up by religious extremism. News reports today that in Tunisia people were chanting 'give us sugar' ( price of sugar is very high ), and according to Irish media the demonstrations in Egypt are made up of a wide range of groups.

    Personally I think that the populations in these countries want religious extremists as much as they wanted outside interference in their politics.
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    Jan 28, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    I've been reading that the protesters are mad about the abject poverty. Here's an example:

    "'A red light'
    Security officials said a total of 860 protesters have been rounded up nationwide since Tuesday, when tens of thousands turned out for the largest protests in Egypt in years — inspired by the uprising in Tunisia. They demanded Mubarak's ouster and a solution to grinding poverty, rising prices and high unemployment.

    "What happened yesterday was a red light to the regime. This is a warning," businessman Said Abdel- Motalib said on Wednesday."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41267995/ns/world_news-mideast/n_africa/


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    Jan 28, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    jonesy saidIt would be to easy to say that these riots are the being stirred up by religious extremism. News reports today that in Tunisia people were chanting 'give us sugar' ( price of sugar is very high ), and according to Irish media the demonstrations in Egypt are made up of a wide range of groups.

    Personally I think that the populations in these countries want religious extremists as much as they wanted outside interference in their politics.



    Do they have a Centrist leader who actually does represent hope for true democracy ? The poor people have been under the thumb of dictators for so long with anyone who happened to gain popularity jailed, run out of the country or killed, to whom do they turn ??

    Our CIA has paid for and promoted people to lead, who in turn enriched themselves at the expense of their country's citizens, as long as they'd go along with US interests and the adjoining corporate interests. This has been done in our name all over the region and Africa. Look how hypocritical the push for democracy was in the West bank, they pushed Hamas against the PLO then with the people voted for them, the backing was removed because they didn't play the US way.

    the People in these Arab Countries understand this, they don't want more Dictators, or a religious Dictatorship, What choices do they have ?? If the US would stay out of it, there might actually be some good democratic outcomes. Who wants to bet, as to whether or not the US will mind its own business and let Autonomy take place naturally in these countries??
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    Jan 29, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidLol, Jake, that's so typical of the US population's reaction. Interest for 1 day.

    No, I don't want to make this an anti-U.S./anti-Israel thread. I read up on it and of course it's all about revolting against the "West" in an indirect way. I don't want to be responsible for another Left vs Right, Muslim vs non-Muslim thread. This is retarded. I want out. But oh well, too late now. Too many people complain that their novels got deleted in flame war threads so now this will be another flamer war thread.


    Note I didn't mention:
    --Israel
    --the West
    --left vs right
    --Islam
    --flaming
    --war

    I'm just commenting on the short-sightedness of US news in general, Haiti, for example.


    Note my response was a hyperbole.
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    Jan 29, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    Ah look President Ahmadblowjob from Iran saying he wants these countries to be conservative Islam now and blames the U.S. and France.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/world/middleeast/29iran.html?_r=1&hp
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    Jan 29, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    I saw Robert Gibb's press conference. It wasnt confidence building.

    I hope someone knows what to do about this.

    This could be a big problem real soon. If the Muslim brotherhood takes over, we are in for it.
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:15 PM GMT






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