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Reader comment on item: L'Institut d'Égypte – In Memoriam
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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Jan 31, 2012 at 12:03

Cleptocracy is the right word to describe the situation and I absolutely find the resonance of my own country India as well as of the whole Muslim World into the image of your region that you have described to me.

Look at Iran. They had a brutal Shah who helped the British to loot their reserves in much the similar way that is in your country, then came Mossadegh , he wanted more equitable share of the profit for Iran , the West overthrew him and replaced him with another brutal tyrant. Then finally the Iranian people managed to get rid of that tyrant so as to save their country from being looted by the same types of people you pointed out. Now see how the West is treating Iran ?

India , Latin America , Africa people all over the World have got same problems with corrupt elites who play by World Bank and IMF rules whereby income inequality fluorishes , the home country sinks into debts and defaults and the ill-gotten capital always rot on the Western bank accounts whereby people starve in the slums.

The reason that I believe why the USA want an end to the Islamic republic of Iran is this they want a pilant shah or Mubarak type government who will allow the USA to pilage the Iranian economy , impoverish it by transfering all the money back to the USA as it was in the Shah days and present a corrupt system with a rubber-stamp elected parliament as it is currently being put in place in Greece , Italy and as you say in your part of the World.

The Saudi government is also a similar type as it has always leeched the poor in the Muslim world , it uses its ill-gotten money by purchasing US government-bonds and purchases billions of dollars of useless US arms (though the Saudi army can barely run a soup kitchen as it was shown in the first Gulf war) while the population lies in the depths of darkness of illiteracy.

Look we face similar problems in both of our regions so do you not think that should be done to resolve this issue ?

Take care

Debanjan

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