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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Jan 11, 2009 at 19:01

I think most people have forgotten that the majority of the people who piloted the planes on September 11th, 2001 were Saudis and Egyptians. Saudi Arabia has much to answer for in this present struggle against radical Islam, but so many have conveniently put aside this fact and continue to believe that there is a common bond between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Iraq, according to some US officials and military chiefs, is far "better" than it was before the fall of Saddam Hussein, but that is a matter of opinion. Iran is developing a nuclear bomb and it seems that no one cares except Israel.

I agree with you, Israel is not the problem; there are real villains surrounding it that wish to destroy what little democracy the Middle East has. Egypt is in a very precarious position, being an Arab country but not supporting terrorist regimes of some other Arab and Middle Eastern countries, therefore, it will have trouble winning a popularity contest in the Middle East.

Having lived in Egypt for ten years, I have ambivalent feelings towards it, knowing that although the government does not support terrorism, it also tends to straddle the middle for its own benefits. So in all the region, Israel seems to want peace more than any other, but it is an elusive peace as long as the enemies surrounding refuse to allow it to exist, and refuse to allow travellers the freedom to visit it at their pleasure without penalties.

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Re: Update for Your Blog Dr. Pipes [33 words]Aymenn JawadMay 27, 2009 08:04156238
What a world [430 words]Rebecca MouldsOct 15, 2008 14:30140230
advise [61 words]yasr salihNov 28, 2008 06:20140230
unbelievable [236 words]ameenJan 11, 2009 11:57140230
Who the enemies are [250 words]Rebecca MouldsJan 11, 2009 19:01140230
Bangladesh arrests citizen for attempting to go to Israel [19 words]marleneSep 28, 2008 23:24139308
islamofacists are afraid of even talking with Jews. 08 [51 words]Phil GreendSep 18, 2008 01:31138786
We have things like this happen to us. [52 words]Joe Six-PackSep 17, 2008 23:45138779
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Agree w/ you [73 words]YnnatchkahSep 17, 2008 01:53138603
Miithal Al-Alusi should ask for haven to the US or Israel [38 words]YnnatchkahSep 15, 2008 00:48138593
Stay and be vigilant instead of capitulate and be an exiled [61 words]SammishSep 17, 2008 16:02138593
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