“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chaos in Egypt

From Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country's interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.

 If this comes down to a choice between a military dictatorship similar to Mubarak's or a militant Islamic theocracy, I'll take the military dictatorship 10 out of 10 times. We've been dealing with the Egyptian military for decades and know exactly what that entails. With the Muslim Brotherhood holding the reins of power, Egypt could well descend into Afghanistan or Iran, another breeding ground for anti-Americanism and exporter of terrorists.

It could also wind up a possible theater for a misbegotten invasion of US forces to establish western-style democracy in what will have become a third-world country that can't comprehend democracy, much less sustain it.


david said...

I'm not sure WE even have a "western style democracy". Maybe at one time a representative republic?

Over the years we have sold the Egyptians a box load of military hardware so I say we let them use it and we stay home and watch "American Idol".

Ed said...

I concur David, the Egyptian military is known to us. The Muslim Brotherhood, not so much.