How is it a people with such a magnificent past find themselves in such a wretched condition?
Probably a few large tomes could attempt to answer that and still be incomplete.
How long will these peoples endure leaders who oppress them? How long will they continue to believe the lies that all their problems are because the tiny state of Israel exists? How can they continue to accept that they are poor and hungry because others are not?
When will they demand freedom and pay for it with their OWN blood like our forefathers did over 200 years ago. When will they GROW up and accept the mantle of self determinism, self reliance and personal accountability?
I don’t know what to fully make of the events in Tunisia, Egypt and likely, soon, many other countries throughout the middle east. I fear that the “solutions” seized upon in fear and passion will not improve matters. But I can say this, the people of Egypt and all middle eastern nations deserve better governments and leaders. They deserve to have a chance at making a fair living and raising their children in peace. They deserve a chance to be educated and participate in the weighty decisions that rule their lives. They deserve their chance at the rewards and responsibilities of freedom and self determination. I hope our foreign policy is aligned to these goals. I’m not at all sure it is.
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