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Sunday, January 30, 2011


Now she wants democracy in Egypt?

The big story on the news today is that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that the U.S. wants to see a "real democracy" in Egypt. Really? Is that what providing a dictatorship with billion dollars a year for decades was all about?

Of course, we all know what those billions were for. Considering that Egypt has a peace treaty with Israel, the only country that has actually attacked Egypt since Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal in 1956, the only possible target for those weapons are the very people who are in the streets of Egypt right now, the ones Clinton wants to pretend she supports. And, to state the obvious, Clinton being forced to claim the U.S. wants a democracy in Egypt is a complete tribute to the power of the people. Without the Egyptian people being in the street, there is no way such statements would have come out of the U.S. administration.

Naturally, Clinton couldn't just pay lip service to the alleged U.S. desire for democracy in Egypt without trying to turn it into a slam against Iran, since she doesn't want the U.S. people to lose focus on our "real" enemy. She doesn't want in Egypt "a democracy for six months or a year and then evolving into essentially a military dictatorship or a so-called democracy that then leads to what we saw in Iran." Really, Hillary? Just what did we see in Iran? An election where, while candidates did have to be "approved" to run (as in the U.S., but here the approval comes from the bankers, not the clerics), there was without question a democratic election. Some have claimed the election was "stolen," but the proof for that allegation is thin gruel indeed. For sure that election was a hundred times more democratic than the last Egyptian "election," about which the U.S. government said not a negative word (just as the election in another U.S. client, Afghanistan).

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