on Feb.05, 2011, under the last days of Rome…
Back in the days of “sir, and ma’m” ….
In May, 1968 more than 11 million people in France protested the government, causing the economy of France to basically stop.
Some reports I have read state that more than 25% of the workforce protested de Gaulle’s conservative government.
What would have happened if the President of the United States at the time had gone on TV telling the world he wanted de Gaulle, (a strategic alley to America) to step down?
President Johnson didn’t get involved.
Ultimately, the protests in France “encouraged” the government to change, but the leader did not immediately, walk away.
This past week, estimated 1 – 2 million people have been/are protesting against Mubarak in Egypt.
Egypt is a country of 80 million people.
Although most readers know this, I will re-point it out anyways: Egypt is America and Israel’s biggest strategic partner in the region. Egypt is probably the only sudo-friend Israel has in the Middle East.
… I think everyone understands whoever Egypt’s democracy elects will not be a friend to Israel, and he (surely) will not be a puppet to the west.
Therefore, I don’t understand the Oprah Winfrey-style of leadership coming from Obama — it’s like he is trying to please everyone; trying to look like a nice guy when he tells the world: “I want to see immediate transition…”
…even my 7 year old daughter understands “immediate transition” in Egypt is impossible, not to mention dangerous for the rest of the world.
Trying to please everyone; trying to be liked by everyone….Oprah Winfrey leadership to be continued tomorrow…
That R.E.M. song is playing in the background…..