John King speaks with Nicholas Burns about the increasingly difficult situations in Egypt and Syria.
I am an Egyptian, and for good relations with the US. Egypt benefits from US aid and the US benefits from having a strong ally in the region including safeguarding its vital oil supplies in the region, priority passage for its warships in the Suez canal and maintaining the peace treaty with Israel. Our military's supreme council of the armed forces (SCAF) who is governing Egypt at the moment is not popular among its own people and is going out of power soon so it is trying to pick a fight with the US by selling false patriotism to Egyptians. I think the US should exercise restraint at the moment and wait to see the upcoming government. In the meantime the US should try being less bias to Israel in order not to give ammunitions to SCAF and the anti-American camp in Egypt, and really, for decades the Palestinians have been having a humanitarian crisis which is the main cause of resentment to the US in the region making selling democracy to Egypt by American NGOs rather unbelievable.
Well, the rtagnis are complete for the month of October. As I posted earlier, The Ed Show was behind Wolf Blitzer (in the demo) by 72000 viewers through the 22nd of October. (This included Wolf's win by 249,000 on "Balloon day") In the last 6 days of the month., The Ed Show overtook Wolf Blitzer, and won the month by 50,000 viewers.Thats right, The Ed Show won the October rtagnis battle with Wolf Blitzer.
That's an excellent point you make Nermeen and one that is often oveelookrd, which is that revolutions (of any type) start with just one thing but quickly gather pace to incorporate the huge variety of injustice that the people feel.
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