[OPE] 회신: Brief Thoughts on the Egyptian Revolution

From: 이채언 <conlee@chonnam.ac.kr>
Date: Mon Feb 14 2011 - 20:18:59 EST

To Dave and Jerry;

 Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah are not institutional parts of the government. They are all anti-regime, in this sense AKP is rather pro-regime and pro-American. Saudi, Yemen Regimes are also Islamic but still pro-American.
When I said "Islamic Political Sects will be more revolutionary", yes it has a formal error in its strict terminological sense but I referred to Islamic bretheren not to Islamic militaries.

Anti-regime Islamic in Arab world all appear to be revolutionary and radically oriented towards the left.
They used tactics, e.g. they advised women to take off hijabs in street protests so that they could be seen rather westernized than Islamic. Isn't this amazing? This is why Obama misunderstood the protesters are rather pro-American and rather westernized. Actually they deliberately organized westernized NGOs and send them to the US state department to have American NGO trainings but they are not actually pro-American.

This is my understandings of the Arab world.


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Hi Chai-on:

Some of the 'facts' you cite are, in my opinion, problematic.
For example:

> Fact 03: The Islam political program would be more revolutionary whilst
> pro-American political entities would be more market friendly,

In practice, current Islamic governments (e.g. in Iran) have also shown themselves to
be market friendly and it's highly doubtful whether they would advance a truly
revolutionary programme.

> Fact 04: Even if a pro-American entity seizes the power, they will soon disappoint
> the people because US cannot provide military or economic aids as much as previously.
> US is poor and in difficulties with their own lives and so has no room to off helping hands.

The US isn't so poor that they won't continue to militarily and economically support
their world allies. Indeed, I expect the US will or already has offered Egypt *more*
economic assistance than they received under Mubarak. Of course, they will be told
there will be a quid pro quo for this 'assistance'.

> [..] And that anti-American people are united in solidarity and brotherhood

Do you really think so? I suspect that you will shortly see the divisions and rivalries.
One such division nis between those forces who claim to be "anti-American" and those
forces which oppose US imperialism.

In solidarity, Jerry
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