Mr. Levy, the former Israeli peace negotiator, said: “The problem for America is, you can balance being the carrier for the Israeli agenda with Arab autocrats, but with Arab democracies, you can’t do that.”
This circles Reagan’s words and rebuke about Carter’s administration and the Iran mess it created. With the Shah of Iran you had stability in the nation, someone doing his best to keep extremism at bay while trying to allow the culture flourish. True he was a autocracy but he was an allie of the USA and in many ways the region because of his allegiances to the West and a separation of religion and government. Our government’s meddling (OIL) and instigation led to his overthrow and the power that took the place of the vacuum was the Ayatollah and you know the rest.
Now this may tick someone off but it needs to be “said” – because of the attributes and philosophy of the Islam religion the risk to a nation and the world is exceptionally great when democracy is attempted. For example – central to its belief structure is the necessity of the religion being the government so with this ideology the different views/positions of Islam run the country literally. When you have a religion that encourages violence for the sake of their version of Islam, well then the liberal arm of Islam will always be killed by the extremists which means extremism will run the government.
If what some of the earlier reports are stating is true and this mess in Egypt had been encouraged & nurtured by USA meddling then our government has committed another atrocious act of disservice to the world.