WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The Reign of the Psychopaths
Feb 11 10:05….
While watching events unfold these past weeks in Egypt, it became apparent to me that the United States is suffering from a foreign policy malady frighteningly analogous to psychopathic personality disorder.
That the Egyptian people have rebelled against such a regime should come as no surprise. And one would expect that the American government – itself the creation of a revolution against an authoritarian monarchy – would support their cause, at least morally if not materially.
Such an assumption, though, presumes the presence of a degree of empathy that our government simply no longer possesses. ….
[Michael Rivero's] Commentary:
The US has a long, unsavory, and quite well-documented history of putting, and keeping, thugs in power, because they are “our thugs”, and will maintain “stability” in those countries they run, usually with barbarous, merciless efficiency against their own people.
What those in the bowels of power in the US consistently fail to take into account is the reality that guns, bullets, and torture can hold a people down for only so long; after that, people start to understand that in order to achieve a better life, they have to take matters into their own hands, and do so.
Ask the people of Argentina who lived under the rule of Pinochet; ask the people of Iran who lived under the Shah; ask the people of Cuba who lived under the rule of Batista; ask the people of Romania who lived under Ceausescu, and ask the people of Egypt who have just made such a courageous stand against Mubarak, and they will tell you the same thing.
Ultimately, with an oppressive regime, there is a point of no return, and people find the courage to stand up, and demand something better, as just happened in Egypt.
Although one cannot predict where Suleiman’s government may go (or how long it may be able to hold on, after Mubarak’s ouster), look for a seachange in Egypt’s political landscape come September when general elections are to be held. …