Monday, January 31, 2011

US Egyptian Relationship after the Revolt and Democratization

What the U.S. Loses if Mubarak Goes
One thing I notice reading this article is that the popular US perception of Arab politics as "moderates" vs. "radicals" is not likely to be reality.
Certainly, the internet and wireless has to play a huge role in the overthrow of closed and repressive regimes. When the printing press arrived so did the protestant reformation and ultimately democracy. Now, with the internet, another move toward power for the people is emerging. The question is will this people go the way of Gaza and place a Hamas styled anti-American party in power.
From Mansoura Ez-Eldin of the NY Times
Clearly, the scent of Tunisia’s “jasmine revolution” has quickly reached Egypt. Following the successful expulsion in Tunis of the dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the call arose on Facebook for an Egyptian revolution, to begin on Jan. 25. Yet the public here mocked those young people who had taken to Twitter and Facebook to post calls for protest.


art said...

I don't think it's a bad thing, it helps if anything well in some ways it does.

Roger said...

Really interesting, who knews what's going to happen next!

pop art canvas said...

Well I don't think anyone really knows what's going to happen next!

flower canvas art said...

Really interesting video, thanks for sharing it!

Canvas Art said...

I read the article too. Definetely changed my opinion too.