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2012-12-23 Africa North
Egypt: 'Things are definitely worse than under the old regime'
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Posted by Steve White 2012-12-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [319 views ]  Top

#1 What will we do about it?
Let's run it by a focus group and try out a few answers with the right people. If all is well, perhaps a series of polls, then a strategic leak or two.
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-23 05:55||   2012-12-23 05:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Some will bang their heads and pray five times a day.

The problem is that failure is rarely a point event. Egypt will, with the help of useful idiots, maintain the form of a nation while it rots from the inside. Even at the end there will be a fossilized skeleton for the elites of the west to genuflect to.
Posted by AlanC 2012-12-23 09:40||   2012-12-23 09:40|| Front Page Top

#3 'What will we do about it?'
Sorry, Dr. Steve, but most Americans are more concerend about their own country and trying to keep IT together; and while the Egyptian end-game doesn't look particularly bright, I don't see a lot of Giveadamn Meters twitching.
Loss of all the various treasures from ancient days is about the only tangible thing that give me pause.
Like us, the Egyptians deserve the government they get.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2012-12-23 09:41||   2012-12-23 09:41|| Front Page Top

#4  Even at the end there will be a fossilized skeleton
You mean the Pyramids?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-12-23 10:12||   2012-12-23 10:12|| Front Page Top

#5 The only thing we can (or should) "do about it" is to bribe arrange to have as many of their museum treasures as possible conveniently placed in storage in a safe country far from Africa; too bad about the Pyramids.

And - if any of our country's ships are still using the Suez Canal - start planning for protection when they have to go the long way.
Posted by Barbara 2012-12-23 10:36||   2012-12-23 10:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Egypt - you wanted Islam, you'll get it good and hard. Starve piously
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-23 10:48||   2012-12-23 10:48|| Front Page Top

#7 Do? Why, ship them more jet fighters and tanks, of course.
Posted by KBK 2012-12-23 11:27||   2012-12-23 11:27|| Front Page Top

#8 Don't forget the wheat KBK, and a little walking around money of course.
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-23 17:58||   2012-12-23 17:58|| Front Page Top

#9 Seven fat cows versus seven lean or thin cows, + no Joseph to save the land or Pharoah or the People.

Why, because the Revolution = "Arab/Muslim/
Islamic Egyptian Spring" decided they didn't need such - CONGRATULATIONS, DA PLAN WORKED, THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED OR SCHEMED, SO WHATS THE PROBLEM!?
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-23 19:33||   2012-12-23 19:33|| Front Page Top

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