Jumpy Egypt Puts Americans on Trial
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  • Walter Sobchak

    A couple of Chinooks full of SEALs could solve the problem even faster.

  • Kris

    Eleven carrier strike groups, no?
    Alternately: $1.5 billion.

    Dear me, I seem to have misplaced my nuance!

  • Jim.

    Did all the bright sparks at State decide after the Oslo process ground to a halt, and after the rise and fall and twilight struggle of the NeoCons, that a job in ME just wasn’t the fast track to a fulfilling career? The skill and finesse being shown in SE Asia and the incompetence in the ME right now seems to suggest that conclusion.

  • Brendan Doran

    WRM. Get them out, then stop meddling. Especially the middling, dabbling parts of it. As far as National Sovereignty goes, your own writings damn missionaries.

    @ Jim – our bright lights don’t understand religion. They’re not all that bright, BTW.

  • Brendan Doran

    It’s also helpful to point out calling this bunch of political Trust Fund babies non-governmental is a farce.

    http://pundita.blogspot.com/2012/02/be-less-helpful-or-be-less-squeamish.html

    “And, I might add, there is no instance of Sharp’s tactics bringing about a soft coup without tacit cooperation from a country’s security apparatus. For readers who believe in the power of nonviolent protest and Tinkerbell, I repeat: no instance.

    In short, the generals cooperated with the democracy activists during the Tahrir Square protests because they saw a way to turn Gene Sharp’s tactics for promoting civil rights and democracy into a tactic to reinforce their authoritarian rule.

    This curious inversion is one of the many oddities of post-Mubarak Egypt, which finds the country’s ultraconservative Salafist party defending the democracy-building efforts of American NGOs now facing criminal charges, and the absolute monarch Saudi King Abdullah still angry at the democratically elected Barack Obama for betraying the Gamalists — who were trying to prepare Egypt for real democracy by breaking the military’s power!”

  • Kris

    [email protected], a late thank you for the link.

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