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    Default What are the chances of other Middle East Countries revolting?

    With Egypt overthrowing their leader, what do y'all think the chances are of other Governments in the region falling? Iran in particular. Do you think any will want to turn into a democracry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    With Egypt overthrowing their leader, what do y'all think the chances are of other Governments in the region falling? Iran in particular. Do you think any will want to turn into a democracry?
    0%

    And I will go on record now as saying that number holds true for Egypt as well..

    There will not be a true democracy in Egypt.

    Iran has elections.
    Venezuela has elections.

    Are those democracys????

    Legit question......

    As far as the middle east Arab nations, there is a wild card in the equation that will NOT let it happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    With Egypt overthrowing their leader, what do y'all think the chances are of other Governments in the region falling?
    Very strong, Algeria already appears to be on fire. Imo, Jordan is highly likely.

    Iran in particular.
    Last on the list, if at all.
    As reported by the NY Times (and others) this was a concerted effort in Egypt, some time in the making, not a "spontaneous combustion" as most of the MSM presented it.
    Fwiw, I think there will be further incidents aimed at isolating Israel and causing more economic instability in the US based on our dependence on foreign oil.

    Do you think any will want to turn into a democracry?
    That depends on which definition of "democracy" you want to use.
    1a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority ?
    North Korea claims it's "a democracy" the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, cause "everybody just loves Kim Jong-il" .

    In this region a Iranian type theocracy is more likely, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
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    based on our dependence on foreign oil.

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    The US is dependent on foreign oil? Who da thunk it?
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110213/...mi_ea/ml_egypt

    As Egypt embarked on its new path — one of great hope but also deep uncertainty — the impact of its historic revolt as well as an earlier uprising in Tunisia was evident in a region where democratic reform has made few inroads.
    Yemeni police on Sunday clashed with protesters seeking the ouster of the U.S.-backed president, and opposition groups planned a rally in Bahrain on Monday. Demonstrators have also pushed for change in Jordan and Algeria, inspired by the popular revolt centered in downtown Cairo.


    Since no one truly "knows" how this will play out, does anyone find these Mid-East upheavals more than a little "coincidental" with our Admin's current contempt of court policy on domestic drilling, the proposed ending of subsidies to oil companies, as well as the EPA's announced regulation/enforcement of carbon emissions (despite lack of supporting legislation), concurrent with the SoTU's push for solar/wind renewable energy?'
    This could cause domestic energy prices to skyrocket as Obama himself admitted prior to the election.

    That would be more than convenient for both ends of the Red Sea, as well as a major parts of the Arabian Sea, to be controlled by interests hostile to the US and "justify" further billions in "green investments" wouldn't it? (Don't forget Somalia and the pirates, directly across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen.) Never mind that GE & it's CEO Jeffrey Immelt, recently picked to head the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, would see major opportunities in that push and that GE stock has fared miserably from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2010.

    So this couldn't be anything like helping create a crisis as "to not let (it) go to waste". Could it?
    No, only evil Republicans lackeys and their corporate masters could do something like that, right?
    NOT the holy Democrats who are only for "the working guy"

    Nero may have fiddled while Rome burned, but by most accounts, he didn't help set the fire.
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    It seems to me that it has already been written years ago that World War III will take place of the Persian Gulf instability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjrice View Post
    It seems to me that it has already been written years ago that World War III will take place of the Persian Gulf instability.
    Or (a little outer limits music please) the end of the world as predicted by the Myan calander occurring on December 21, 2012?

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