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  1. John Dowdle at |

    There is one aspect to this and similar scenarios throughout the Middle East which has not been addressed and that is the way in which groups like the MB provide welfare services to ordinary people. Of course, they do this primarily to attract and retain political and popular support among ordinary citizens in the societies in which they operate and hope to dominate.
    But why do not secular politicians do the same thing, i.e. use the resources of the state to make access to good education, health and welfare services a right of citizens?
    If Middle East countries can apply their national wealth to setting up welfare states in their countries this will completely undercut the extremists and encourage support for more secular societies in which all religions may operate without any one taking control.

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  2. Hind Abyad at |

    John Dowdle

    It’s like talking in the wind!!

    Arab countries will end up loosing their lands to “proxie wars”.
    Irak 20 ears old War, Syria if Assad
    falls will become a Caliphat.
    Be it MB is “repugnant” “terrorists” etc.. how can Egypt survive? By killing them? Start a destructive Civil War wich Israel, Qatar, Saudis, US, created in Irak, Syria?
    Laurence of Arabia said: “As long as Arabs will kill each other they will remain a tribal sectarian corrupted greedy “Little People”!
    Spilling each others blood is a blessing for Israel & West, Arab Unity is a threat to Israel and West.
    Sissi is intoxicated with power his eyes express emptiness and spells Armagedon. Israel found their Hero,it aims to reconolise a destroyed ruined Middle East once the Cradle of Civilisation.
    Christians were being slaughtered in Irak and Syria since a long time now it’s Egyp’s turn, how strange..
    Netanyahu opened the army to Palestinian Christians..(to fuel
    sectarianism among Palestinian Christians and Moslems), they have been trying since 65 years, Palestine was only country in Middle East without clievages between Christians and Moslems unlike neghboring Lebanon and Egypt.

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  3. Lanny at |

    “El Baradei, by his most foolish timing in submitting the resignation, which was totally unjustified, has deliberately not only embarrassed the interim government but also dealt a painful blow to the secular political front which used to consider him the guru of their movement.”

    I used to admire this man when he was the head of the IAEA, but it became pretty evident that he was going to be a puppet of Israel and the US. Good riddance.

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  4. John Dowdle at |

    I agree with the comments about Baradei – he knew what he was getting in to when he accepted the post of Vice-President. He needed to stay and fight for a secular Egypt. Instead, he has let down the emerging secular movements of Egypt.
    I reiterate that whoever now controls Egypt should use the public wealth to provide a full range of welfare services like healthcare and social care, as well as good quality free education for all up to and including university level.
    Better educated people see through the propaganda of religiously and otherwise motivated groups and organizations, which is why the state must invest in the people if the state expects to receive the support of the people.

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