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  1. #1 I guess Egypt is turning into another Iran 
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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/10/world/...sts/index.html

    "You have the majority of the poor people, the simple, definitely for the president and for the constitution," Muhammad Rifaa al-Tahtawi, Morsy's chief of staff, told CNN on Sunday.

    "You have a majority among the elite who are not for this constitution. Businessmen, media people. They are definitely a small minority, but powerful minority."


    During the Iranian revolution, they purged the "elites" -- people who had a college education, or were even literate. When a new government makes a deliberate enemy of businessmen and journalists, you know the future can't be good.
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    Must suck to live in Egypt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generation Why? View Post
    Must suck to live in Egypt.
    It did. Now, the suck will intensify. There were very few Iranians in the US when the Shah was in power. After the collapse, anybody who could get out, did. That meant that most of the entrepreneurs, professionals, religious minorities and government workers who were going to be on the outs with the mullahs left the country, and most of them came here. That brain drain has been at least as destructive to Iran as any sanctions. Egypt is going to see the same thing, as their elites run like hell to get out. The Copts will be especially eager to leave, even without most of their property. They constitute most of the entrepreneurial class in Egypt, just as the Armenians did in Turkey, before the genocide, or Jews did in Germany. As the repressions increase, expect to see Egyptian expats begin to immigrate to the US. If we're smart, we'll make sure that they live near Muslim enclaves in the US so that they can act as a counterweight to the Islamists.
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    Yep.. And our gov hasn't learned a damn thing either. Let's see.....We've supported rebels in Egypt and Libya that have turned out to be Al Qaeda thugs.......and now we are turning around and doing the same thing in Syria. Then these Rebs come back and bite us in the ass.
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    The crowds welcoming Ayatollah Khomeini and Adolph Hitler were about the same as those welcoming Obama in that there were lots of people feeling good, but few with any knowledge of what was about to happen to their country.

    Egypt is the same. Given the head start they got in history, Egypt should be home to one of the greatest countries on earth. But no. They struggle and struggle, and throw rocks and firebombs. Is the problem their religious philosophy? Yeah. I think so. The same way that political philosophy was Hitler's problem.
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