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Reader comment on item: Some Common Sense in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Jan 3, 2010 at 12:05

Dr. Pipes is right when when he says there is a small, but not trivial hope of common sense eminating from parts of the middle east to be nurtured.That is the good news.But it is also the bad news.For after some thirty five years in treaty with Israel,about seventy five percent of Egyptians still dont accept Israel as a Jewish state even under the right conditions.

And in Saudi Arabi the conclusions seem rather selfish all together.While twenty six percent support an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear targets,only nine percent would accept a Jewish state of Israel even under the right conditons.In other words,Israel can clean Saudi toilets but not live in their neighborhood.What is curious, is that about seventy percent of Egyptians and Saudis dont support an American strike or Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear targets even though it is their own national interest.Is it their conclusion that they think they can do it themselves? I doubt it. Or is it that an Islamic bomb where ever it is found ,has merit against infidels?

Far more curious frankly,is the resonse of China and Russia with regard to the Iranian ambitions and for that matter the North Korean ambitions.What is to be concluded by Chinas closed eyes to their new small nuclear neighbor North Korea.Could it be that North Korea was allowed to have nuclear success because it accomplished nuetralizing America in a region that China claims as theirs with Russia's blessings?

Are Security Council members China and Russia trying to see Iran also have "just the right amount "of nuclear weapons to again nuetralize America from another key region in the world?Could it be?Could it be that these are the mindsets that we are patiently workin with,awaiting their answers and support?Im personally between reading some common sense and asking some uncommon questions.

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