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JB40
28th May 2011, 06:45 PM
Fine words from Obama when he visited europe this week.

support the fight for democracy that has become known as the 'arab spring'.

pledging money for grass-roots initiatives in a bid for 'hearts and minds'.

but the ungrateful egyptians aren't content with that. They see the army as just a continuation of the old Mubarak regime. You know, the ones that had billions of dollars every year from the US to keep the people under control. 30 years of systematic brutality has, understandably, left the population just a little bit p*ssed off. They are just a tad suspicious that, once mubarak is settled in his luxurious exile, things will return to how it alway was. Another oppressive dictatorship.

and when we discover that US funding for the army is set to be even higher in 2012, you have to say, they've got a point.

draftee soldiers are leaking stories of US military personnel are crawling all over egyptian army bases. As if the US are co-running the egyptian army.

the tear gas being fired at the determined demonstrators [they continue to come out on the streets despite an army crack-down], is supplied by the US. The tanks on the street are US made too.

the army have been rounding up thousands of demonstrators, and five thousand have already been charged by military court. All the top army generals were part of mubarak's regime.

the protestors are demanding that all those that were part of the 30-years regime are arrested. But everyone still in charge was part of that regime. So it's not entirely clear where things are going to go from here.

in the meantime the US is doing all it can to prop up the same people they have been propping up for 30 years.

McDUB BOY aka Superal
28th May 2011, 07:37 PM
Love reading these jimmy ,

respect

rhondda rudie
28th May 2011, 11:59 PM
Not to mention continuing to prop up the Saudi royal family,possibly the most oppressive and corrupt regime in the middle east.

To be fair to Obama he's trying to get concessions out of Israel.Did you the hero's welcome congress gave Netanyahu Jimmy? Nauseating.:frown:

nephertiti
29th May 2011, 07:25 PM
Love reading these jimmy ,

respect

what he said (....even though one of him is a biased JB stalker)