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Sunday, February 27, 2011

What direction do you want the Mid-East to take?

By: The Artist

I see many countries in the Middle East getting rid of the tyrannical despots who ruled their countries, but it leaves me concerned with what is next. I don't shed any tears for Hosni Mubarak, though he should get credit for keeping the peace with Israel for the last 30 years, and I have no problem with what happens to Col. Khaddafi, the murderous dirt-bag he is.

I do have concerns about what is next. If the protesting people are intent on building democracies with the freedoms we enjoy in the United States more power to them. If however more nefarious groups like the Muslim Brotherhood take control, I have fears for the citizens of those countries since they will be getting rid of despots and getting tyranny instead. I don't know what will be, but I have concerns.

1 comment:

  1. Very good question. I think, in terms of "building democracies with the freedoms..." is a positive direction. Ultimately, though, my opinion is that any direction "I want" to see for countries in the M.E. to take is completely irrelevant. The people of the respective countries must figure that out, and must seek the direction on their own, with minimal intervention from the international community, if possible.


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