Originally Posted by patteeu
Get over yourself, Fritz88. No one here would begrudge the people of Egypt having a government that is genuinely based on individual freedom. But there's not a lot of that going on in the Arab and muslim world these days. It's perfectly reasonable to be skeptical and it's also perfectly reasonable to be concerned about what a contrary outcome would mean for our interests. F*** Egypt if it reverts to an alliance with anti-Western socialism or decides to side with anti-Western islamism.
Egyptians and Tunisians did not revolt because they wanted to destroy the west or harm you. They revolted because they could not feed their children. They revolted because a Policeman could randomly arrest you and jail you and you couldn't do shit about it because of Emergency rule. The people have no dignity and no self respect (main reason for revolt). That is why they revolted. Sadly, the west did not intervene to change the status quo for the Arabs. They elected to side with dictators and people like you were okay with it. As long as they serve your personal agenda. You don't mind Hosni sticking his foot down their throats. 360 Million Arabs probably feel the same way. I certainly do not hope for a radical government as I stated earlier. But people do hate that they lived for 30 years and the west stood still. There is a lot of resentment for the US in the Arab world. Don't act surprised, because you have earned it.