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Differing Kinds of Optimism

Reader comment on item: Obama's Misplaced Mideast Optimism

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 25, 2011 at 11:58

As much as I am not wanting to put myself in apposition of dissent with Dr. Pipes in his established role in Middle Eastern Studies, there are factors seen in the current American Administration's Chief Executive's actions (and inactions) that play to a differing perspective of why the 'Arab Upheavals' are occurring 'under the noses' of our interests abroad and yet the responses do not match the perception of the threats being posed. Has the question why not been asked right that we do not get the right answer?

The perceived optimism is not misplaced if one understands a reality: that which has happened, has happened in the way that it did, for a reason. Speculations may abound, but what if what has happened is exactly what is expected.

TO repeat: the 'Arab Upheavals' were NOT about democracy, but about realignment of ideological forces for a greater purpose, one that has been espoused for over thirty years in the form of the Islamic revolution. It is not an insignificant coincidence that shari'a law is contemplated in Libya-it was planned.

And who helped facilitate that?


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