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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Sep 1, 2011 at 21:18

Frankly, while the only good thing I can say about Qaddafi is that he looks as if he might be the bastard son of Harpo or Chico Marx, I never supported the intervention on behalf of the rebels. My guess is that when the rebels pull a government together, it will be the same sort of dreary apostate-hunting, tyrannical, and vindictive tyranny that Qaddafi's government was. We've seen the Tunisians assault one of the last functioning Jewish communities in the Islamic world and increased persecution of the Copts in Egypt. My guess is that a couple more "Arab Spring" successes will go far to make Islamophobia respectable in all non-Muslim lands.

The Muslim world lacks a doctrine of original sin, so it has no reason to suspect too much power concentrated in one man's hands; also, it will never ask "Where did we go wrong?" but will always asked "Who did this to us? The JOOOOOOOOOOZ!" (or, maybe after they throw Israel into the Med and create yet another slum surrounded by desert in Falastin, they'll blames the Christians).


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