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Subject: Michael Savage on democracy in Middle East
YelliChink    2/4/2011 10:29:42 AM Good read in simple and plain English.
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YelliChink       2/4/2011 10:31:33 AM

The problem is that in order for a country to hold ?free? elections, it

must have a democratic infrastructure, a democratic culture. In the most

important sense, there is no Middle Eastern country that has this, except for

Israel. Even our attempts to establish democracy in Iraq have done little to

combat the influence of Iran or to insure that democracy will survive after

we leave.

When you try to establish a democracy in the Middle East, Islamist

radicals move in and take over. It?s exactly what happened in Gaza. In the

elections of 2005, the terrorist group Hamas was the big winner over

Mahmoud Abbas?s Fatah Party. By 2007, Hamas had drive the Fatah Party

out of Gaza. And when Abbas, still the nominal president of Gaza, called for

elections in January of 2009, Hamas said that anyone who participated in the

election would be ?dealt with by the [Hamas] ministry or by other means.?1

In other words, if you vote you die.

That?s what the term ?free elections? means in the Middle East. It

means that a radical terrorist organization will move in, intimidate the

population, and make sure that its candidates are elected.

It?s exactly what is likely to happen in Egypt, even if an ?orderly?

transition to free elections takes place. First, it?s very likely that even if the

uprising against Mubarak in Egypt began spontaneously, it?s no longer

spontaneous. Ahmadinejad applauded the insurrection loudly when it began,

and there is no doubt that his agents are involved on the street and in the

backrooms where strategies against Mubarak are being plotted.

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