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Mubarak abandoned by the West as he goes on trial: If you choose to make friendship with a pig, you must be prepared to live in the mud

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Mubarak abandoned by the West as he goes on trial: If you choose to make friendship with a pig, you must be prepared to live in the mud

The trial of Hosni Mubarak has began in Cairo. The former Egyptian leader is in a cage like a monkey. Mubarak is the latest former ally of the West to be abandoned after many years of serving the interests of peace.This trial is certainly a lesson to any world leaders who believe that they are […]

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The West turns on its former allies: A kinsman in trouble has to be saved, not blamed

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on April 25, 2011 0 Comments
The West turns on its former allies: A kinsman in trouble has to be saved, not blamed

Finally, President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has agreed to step down in exchange for immunity so he and his entourage will not be prosecuted. President Saleh has certainly learned lessons from the latest world agitations. He has learned that Western governments do not protect their allies in bad times. Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is being prosecuted in his country. Moammar Ghaddafi, who […]

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Ghaddafi should think about where he should ask for asylum: A bird with fire on its tail burns its own nest

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 23, 2011 0 Comments
Ghaddafi should think about where he should ask for asylum: A bird with fire on its tail burns its own nest

For all of us who consider ourselves citizens of the world, the situation in Libya right now has our attention. Like wildfire, the revolution for change in the Arab world is gaining ground where we couldn’t even imagine it to be possible. The enigmatic Colonel Ghaddafi is about to join the list of dictators kicked out […]

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What political system do the Egyptians want? We live by hope, but a reed never becomes an Iroko tree by dreaming

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 12, 2011 0 Comments
What political system do the Egyptians want? We live by hope, but a reed never becomes an Iroko tree by dreaming

The Rais has stepped down, long life to the Rais. For many people in Egypt, President Mubarak was a dictator. For many outsiders, Mubarak was the bridge between the West and the Arab world. Nobody is perfect and democracy is not a magic solution against poverty. No matter which country, race, or religion you belong to, we […]

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The West was never bothered before that Mubarak wasn’t a democrat: If a dog offers to help you across the river, don’t ask if he is suffering from mange

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on February 10, 2011 0 Comments
The West was never bothered before that Mubarak wasn’t a democrat: If a dog offers to help you across the river, don’t ask if he is suffering from mange

The way President Mubarak of Egypt has been dumped in the mud by his “friends” in the West is unbelievable. Only the state of Israel has been consistent in their support and show of gratitude to a man who, for thirty years, has been an important ally and prevented the destruction of Israel by Muslim extremists. In France, […]

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Palin needs to learn when to be quiet: He who talks incessantly, talks nonsense

Filed in Current affairs, Politics, US foreign policy by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments
Palin needs to learn when to be quiet: He who talks incessantly, talks nonsense

The former Alaska governor and Tea Party leader fights hard to stay in the news. Her latest “faux pas”, her call to the White House to ask the president about Egypt. It is laughable. I do not know if she has advisors to help her achieve her goals. Known for not being an expert in foreign […]

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Mubarak doesn’t need outside pressure: Only the owner can free his home from mice

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 5, 2011 0 Comments
Mubarak doesn’t need outside pressure: Only the owner can free his home from mice

It is difficult not to talk about Egypt again. President Mubarak reminds us of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The call for more freedom and democracy in the Arab world by the West shows again that they do not understand the Muslim world. They are different than Westerners. Saddam Hussein reigned ruthlessly and spread fear among his countrymen. Some days […]

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Mubarak’s destiny is in his own hands: A sinking vessel needs no navigation

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
Mubarak’s destiny is in his own hands: A sinking vessel needs no navigation

As human beings get older, we lose our strengh. Despite the loud calls of his people to step dowm, President Hosni Mubarak is still fighting to stay in power. Instead of instantly quitting, he promises that he won’t seek re-election. Reactions are mixed. As outsiders, the European Union and the US administration are limited in setting […]

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US and Israel shouldn’t worry about a new Egyptian government: If you keep your head and heart going in the right direction, you don’t have to worry about your feet

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on January 31, 2011 0 Comments
US and Israel shouldn’t worry about a new Egyptian government: If you keep your head and heart going in the right direction, you don’t have to worry about your feet

It is true, it is better to deal with the devil you know than the one you don’t. Egypt’s troubles do not affect only the US but the whole Middle East. Israel signed a peace treaty with Egypt. Nobody knows if the Muslim extremists will take over Egypt, and if so, what type of relations the future Egyptian […]

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To all dictators who think they are protected under the US umbrella: A donkey always says thank you with a kick

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on January 30, 2011 0 Comments
To all dictators who think they are protected under the US umbrella: A donkey always says thank you with a kick

The US government is monitoring the protests in Egypt. President Mubarak, seen as a friend of the US and its allies, is in danger of being overthrown. The 82 year old dictator is resisting the calls for his resignation.Instead he dissolved his government to appoint his close ally as vice-president to appease his people. He certainly […]

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