Huckleby wrote:I see such broadly dispersed population as a very good sign.
Guerrilla War 101.
Totalitarian Rule 101.
all the same, and then some.
If one rules the major population centers, one can run the whole area/state/nation/region. Great example is obama's IL. Cook county runs the whole state. Same with NY. Same with MI. Same with GA. Same with OR. Same with WA. etc.
Egypt is a 'modern' middle eastern country, but it's still north africa so there's not much outside of the transportation hubs. Let those on the outskirts of the consolidated power centers starve--Ooops, that's stalin. OK vietnam too. But you get my drift.
It means that one faction is unlikely to dominate the country if and when democracy is established, they'll have to form coalitions.
Coalition/parliamentary forms of government is just one step up in dysfunction from a democracy. How many governments has italy had in the last 20 years? Israel? Pure dysfunction.
But egypt now has their own country, so let's see where their western exposure will take them now that the community activists of islam are trying to enslave them. Ironic, but the egyptian military is "the people's" only hope at freedom.
I am at peace with the military coup, at this particular junction, probably the least bad option.
Our nation was started with the arms (and troops) of a (french) dictator.
IMO, you are correct.
The Muslim Brotherhood can be a positive player, in my view, but they clearly were getting a bit big for their britches.
They could be, but their weakness is they are islamic fascists. (Which is probably why obama likes them). It's easy to bitch and moan, rail against those in charge, but when it's their turn, a lot of people lock up, turn into clueless douchebags. Did I mention obama yet?
The only way the MB can survive is to give up their shit. It's a three way race, military and the people vs. the islamic fascists.
God, I can't believe obama bowed down to the king of saudi. He's such a clueless DB. Come to think of it, our prezzie is the biggest impediment to a positive resolution to that part of the world. And the economy too. Heck, is it too early to ask him to just fluking retire? Fluke. He's such a detriment to civilization.
the results should encourage democracy.
Not to nitpick, but democracy is about the worst form of governing. If democracy were true, gays or any other minority would never have any rights. Parliamentary governance is better, but is little more than less domineering while a whole lot more dysfunction.
The best form of governance is ours--a Constitutional Republic, where "rights" are God given. The burned out old hag supreme court justice...shoot, I forgot her name, used to be an aclu mouthpiece...told egypt to not have a constitution like ours as it's limited as to what the government can do to its people.
Weird isn't it, that a supreme court justice of this constitutional republic, whose sole job is interpreting our Constitution, tells other countries not to have a constitution like ours as it's too limiting?
Interesting times...here and the world over.