Originally Posted by OZ-T
You guys backed Saddam and Mubarak , at least while it suited you , no ?
Yeah we did for a while, Saddam was a little different story. But at the time we were worried about Soviet influence on that part of the world. We always gave Egypt more foreign aid than anyonen else, mostly to keep them from going after Israel and to be on "our" side. Now Mubarak is gone, even if they "elect" a democratic leader, they will have a hard time keeping the radicals in check. Libya will be the same way.
It is funny that muslims get pissed when they are depicted as being violent and extreme, and in protest they go out and kill and burn shit. This happenned in Denmark several yrs ago with a cartoonists.
Israel likes to strike first before they get too powerful or crazy, but we usually have a wait and see attitude. If I were Israel I'd go after Iran, they shouldn't give a fuck about what the rest of the world thinks. Obama should be backing them too.