I've read at least 150 articles about the Egyptian uprising with many different opinions regarding what's going on, who's involved, and the eventual outcome. Some may be right and some may be wrong. One thing I can say with certainty - none of us really know what is going on, and to state otherwise is folly. Oh sure, we can piece together little nuggets from different sources and form our version of a reality which may or may not be correct.
Feel free to paint me with the brush of cynicism and distrust (a fairly normal reaction for someone of my advanced age.) Why the cynicism and distrust? Glad you asked.
Does anyone really think we are hearing the entire story? All that the internet and incessant tweeting has accomplished is to make sure misinformation and personal opinion travels faster than the speed of light, while the ongoing behind-the-scenes activity constitute things we may never know about.
This morning, Rush said almost word for word what I related in the first paragraph. Thanks for backing me up, Rush.
Mark, my favorite attorney over at Ordered Liberty, said this yesterday:
How's that for a bit of honesty? A well educated "alert reader" like Mark says, "I don't know." Best thing I've read in two days - and I thank him!As an American, I have a certain level of sympathy for almost any people who rise up to demand government by their consent, but before those of us in the United States get too enthusiastic about what is happening in Egypt right now, it might be a good idea to have a better knowledge of the players involved and what their agendas are. I don't know very much about Egypt -- aside for what I read on the internet and hear on the radio, so I know that I don't know enough to have a valid opinion about what is happening there. read it all
The closest I'll get to an opinion is to back up what Reaganite Republican said today:
and I thank him, too.So IMHO, anybody thinking this unholy alliance of ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood is an improvement over the current regime -in any way- must have bumped their head in the shower or something- because if Mubarak goes, it's an unmitigated disaster for the US, Israel, the west as a whole. read it all