Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Questions for Westerners (especially in the US) about democracy in the Middle East (especially Egypt)
Well this blog has gotten some passionate defenders of the US' agenda in the Middle East. These readers and commenters can be helpful because they can explain the US motivations in the Middle East in their own words.
So far, I'll mention George Carty, Dermot Maloney (who has answered the first), noname7364, Quemo Jones and Cowboy. I'd also like to encourage all Westerners, especially those generally supportive of US policies regarding the Middle East to answer these questions.
US policy has been very clear for decades in providing the answers to these questions. It will be interesting to see how the answers of questions by supporters of US policy match actual US policy.
Here are the questions:
1) Assuming Egypt's voters want Egypt to be as hostile against Israel as Iran is, would you oppose that democratic outcome for Egypt?
2) If Egypt was to become as hostile against Israel as Iran is, how do you think the US should respond to Egypt in that case? Should the US work to prevent Egypt from attaining legal nuclear weapons capabilities like those Japan, Brazil and other countries have? How?
3) Assuming Egypt's voters want to be as generous in supplying arms and materials to Palestinians as US voters are in supplying Israel, should the US just watch this happen? What, if anything, should the US do to prevent that?
Posted by Arnold Evans at 11:15 PM