Monday, January 31, 2011

Egypt Revolts & Israel in the Lens

I wanted to see how many minutes would pass before the camera lens would be redirected from the Egyptian street to the Israeli street.
There's a transition underway in Egypt, and the leaders of the Western World are having their air time to talk about how they have to make sure the revolution goes in their direction - democracy. The world leaders - American, British, Spanish, German, etc. - want peaceful change for democracy, social justice, etc. How nice.
I don't know if the Arab citizens that are rioting all over the Arab countries are rioting for democracy, or they are rioting to get the old dictators out and put young leaders in. Will the young leaders be democrats or autocrats? I don't know, of course. I just have a gut feeling that Islamic Fundamentalism is on the way just about everywhere.
CNN interviewed a protestor (see CNN - Egyptian protest rages on) who said, "If people are free in Egypt, they'll be free in Palestine. They'll destroy Israel!"
What happened to freedom for better jobs, better health care, better wages, better lives? CNN could have interviewed 100 protestors about the change they want. And they chose the guy who said that Egyptians want to be free so they can destroy Israel. Well, we know that in the end, everything comes down to "Israel".
Now, world leaders really don't know what the future will hold for the Egyptians, the Tunisians or the Syrians. Western leaders are truly not in tune with the Arab world. As much as they hate Israel and align with the Arabs out of that hatred, they don't understand them. Their CNN moments of face-time show that the world leaders are not feeling as confident today as they were at the start of the weekend.
But just about all of them are saying that Egypt's changes will affect Israel drastically. Why? Perhaps it has something to do with Egypt's 1.3 billion dollar US aid package to the country and the military. That's a lot of missiles.

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