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If US sides with Israel, there'll be trouble
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
For sure the problems in the Middle East are going to force the world to choose sides when the showdown comes. Everybody's going to have to show their true colours.
Anti-government protesters pray at dusk amid the continuing protest in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. Egypt's embattled regime announced Monday a 15 per cent raise for government employees in an attempt to shore up its base and defuse popular anger, but the gestures so far have done little to persuade the tens of thousands of protesters occupying Tahrir Square to end their two-week long protest, leaving the two sides in an uneasy stalemate. (Photo:AP)
So often nobody really wants to let anybody else know where they really stand. Diplomats are usually such a bunch of deceivers. But whenever things like this are going on, then they have to come out and declare themselves. Diplomats are the world's worst prevaricators! They're famous for being expert at what they do. Lying is almost their main job. Politicians!
Lately, Egypt and the Arabs have been getting world sympathy pretty much on their side. At the same time, Israel is walking a real thin line to try to keep as much world opinion as possible on her side, especially if America shows her true colours as being so sympathetic to the Jews and tries to intervene. In a way that's good: If America again sides with Israel - the oil, that is - that could really bring on trouble!
Ted Rudow III, MA
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