Saturday, February 12, 2011

American preparedness and ingenuity during the Egyptian revolution

Obama's speech had the Egyptian people been crushed by the military and Mubarak remained in power

"You take on the bull, you get the horn. Clearly, these rioters were fomenting terrorism -- just look at how terrified they made Glenn Beck -- and sought to overthrow their lawfully serving dictator, who has been a steadfast friend in the region to the United States for the past 30 years.

"Loss of the life is always tragic, but I don't care how much bread you tie to your head, when criminals and terrorists attack the law of the land, this is what you get: crushed by the American made boot of the Egyptian military.

"Let the events in Egypt serve as a warning to all who wish to overthrow the status quo -- the quo won't go quietly!"

Obama's speech after Egypt achieved a near-bloodless revolution

"Today belongs to the people of Egypt," Obama declared at the White House.

"In Egypt it was the moral force of non-violence – not terrorism, not mindless killing, but non-violence, moral force – that bent the arc of history.

"There are very few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to witness history taking place,” Mr. Obama said. “This is one of those moments.

"By stepping down, President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people's hunger for change.

"We saw a military who would not fire bullets at the people they were sworn to protect."

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Tl;dr: Generic platitude, generic platitude, empty praise about people seeking freedom, generic platitude about change.

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