Friday, February 11, 2011

Regarding the Egyptian people.

I read an excellent bit over at Hyphenated American about how a "revolution is only as good as its people."

Based on Zogby International's study,

  • 85% have an unfavorable attitude toward the U.S.
  • 87% have no confidence in the U.S.
  • 92% named the U.S. as one of two nations that are the greatest threat to them
  • 4% said if they had to live in another country they would choose the U.S.
  • 52% have an unfavorable opinion of the American people
  • 65% agreed with a statement that clergy must play a greater role in our political system
  • 86% say Iran has a right to pursue its nuclear program
  • 79% say it would be positive if Iran acquired nuclear arms
Now that Mubarak has stepped aside, who is going to fill the vacuum of power? It is very likely a strict, anti-American, anti-Israel regime that allies with Iran could take shape. 

While the slumbering sheep in the West gleefully watch in misguided support as the Egyptian people make their voices heard, no one seems to be contemplating the inevitable ripples that will occur across the world from such a power shift.

While most Americans express support for the Egyptian people, so does Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran.

What does that tell you?


The Conservative Lady said...

Excellent post. It will be a miracle if anything good comes from this revolution. It has emboldened other countries around Egypt to do the same. It will be interesting to see if Obama speaks out in support of the Iranians who plan to protest soon, not like in 2009.

Fredd said...

In the great big picture, Egypt's future is chump change.

If they go with the Moslem Brotherhood, fine.

If they go with democratic elections, and then elect the Moslem Brotherhood, whatever.

They are still Egypt: a backwater in the grand scheme of things.

Don't get your panties in a bunch worrying about it, Hack.

Anonymous said...

I keep a hope for the best in Egypt and a realistic view that one dictator has been traded in for another.

Silverfiddle said...

I do with the Egyptians well, but as you point out, Hack, it ain't encouraging.

Of course, you'd never know that listening to our stupid press.

Kid said...

I like the 4th item down int eh Zogby study !