Thursday, January 26, 2006

Surprise, surprise?

This is a foretaste of what will happen throughout the muslim world if we “succeed” in forcing democracy on them. If you’re a betting person, here is a list of countries which will almost certainly elect islamic theocracies the first time they get to hold truly open and fair elections, whether forced on them at gunpoint or not (note that at least one of them is a nuclear power already):

Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Algeria (actually did, twice, and the result was annulled with support from the US and EU)
Pakistan

Here is a partial list of countries which would almost certainly break up into smaller states, some of them Islamo-fascist, if allowed complete self-determination:

Iraq
Sudan
Afghanistan

Here are our best “friends” in the region:

Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Jordan
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait

Funny, that they are all despotic, authoritarian regimes, hated by their people and guilty of massive human rights abuses. Makes you wonder where we went wrong. The idea that we can promote democracy around the world is cute. The reality, however, is that our leaders don’t understand the need to walk the walk, nor how to handle getting what we ask for. It is not as though any of this needed to be a surprise, but no one with real knowledge of that part of the world was invited to the table.

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