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  • Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

    Near the bottom of this article on Egypt's president Sadat is says:
    "In the months leading up to the assassination Sadat had lost much of his support in the West due to a crackdown on the fundamentalists".

    Does this mean the West used to cheer fundamentalists while criticizing the Egyptian government for taking on them?


    http://www.awesome80s.com/Awesome80s...assination.asp

    "Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a ugly brawl."
    --Frederick II, King of Prussia

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    Originally posted by MonsterZero
    Near the bottom of this article on Egypt's president Sadat is says:
    "In the months leading up to the assassination Sadat had lost much of his support in the West due to a crackdown on the fundamentalists".

    Does this mean the West used to cheer fundamentalists while criticizing the Egyptian government for taking on them?


    http://www.awesome80s.com/Awesome80s...assination.asp
    Islamic fundies hated the godless Soviets even more than the decadent West. That's why they let us train them and shove barrels full of money (and stingers) at them.
    "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

    – Associate Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Olmstead vs. United States.

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      Yeah, would be my guess as well.
      Maj. Reismann: "Kill every officer in sight!"
      soldier: "Ours or theirs?"

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        Fundamentalists may be extreme, but their standing is ususally consistent. You can count on them for certain issues, and not worry about the flip-flopping of moderates. A hard-core anti-soviet fundamentalist is unlikely to change his stance in the near future, so they are more dependable in certain respects. A moderate with more progressive ideals may change or modify some of his beliefs, or accept a greater degree of influence from outside factors along the way.
        Last edited by Martin Schenkel; 19 Mar 04, 13:14.

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