Monday, January 31, 2011

Egypt, Who Do We Support? (Post #7)

Egyptians have taken to the streets in protest of a despotic, corrupt, and U.S. supported government. After days of protest and a couple of "flinches" by President Mubarak regarding a new cabinet and the constitution Egyptians continue to protest with a million man march planned for Tuesday. America is in a precarious position here, do we support Mubarak and his repressive regime or do we support a move towards free elections and democracy? Even if it means a rise to power for the Muslim Brotherhood the main opposition to the current government? Is this a repeat performance of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that saw America's good friend the Shah Reza Pahlavi lose power to the Ayatollah Khomeini and fundamentalist Islam? What about America's best ally in the area Israel and how they feel about the possibility of a pro-Palestinian Egypt next door and another Six Day War with the chance of a different outcome? If you were the president how would you handle this difficult foreign policy issue?Would you support Mubarak or a new democratic government and the uncertainty of free elections? Please respect the opinions of other bloggers.

122 comments:

  1. Nathalie Trevino; A. Bauer period1January 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    I personally think America should take care of it's issues at home before they get involved with other countries. However, for the sake of this blog post, I would support a movement towards democracy and free elections. The Egyptian people were robbed of their last "election", they should have a chance to choose their own leader this time around.

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  2. Lucero Cardiel. Mr. Bauer 3rd periodJanuary 31, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    America should try and let what must in Egypt. Let's sit back and watch what the outcome should be. American has intervened in situations we weren't meant to be involved in and it created for us enemies we did not need. It also caused suffering for the civilians in that country. America can just hope for the best.

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  3. Richard May, Mr. Sloan, per 4January 31, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    I believe that as Americans we must help them move towards a Democratic government. We can't just say we like democracy but only in certain places that don't effect us.

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  4. Mr. Bauer P4
    I believe we should stay neutral for now. We have to consider how we would help the egyptian people and what would be best for them. We also have to understand that we are not fit to help them economicly. All i can say is that i'm glad that decision is not over my sholders. I would like to help many people who are homeless or hungry but we can't help everyone without a cost.

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  5. I understand that Egypt is one of the most imporatnt allies that the United States has in the Middle East. According to Mr. Padilla the United States provides them with money every year. People from Egypt are concerned because we support the regime in power. The important problem is that someone that may not want ties with the U.S will come to power, and that would have serious problems. We aslo have to consider that fact that they want democratic reform, and that is understandable. This is why is support the revolution attempts.

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  6. I believe the U.S. should take a neutral stance for now and let Egyptians move towards their vision of a fair government. The U.S. doesn't need to get involved in every domestic dispute that a country has. Things are quickly getting out of control of Egypt so we may need to intervene eventually but right now I think it's best we let things play out to see the outcome. Bauer/Sloan

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  7. I would support the people's want for a democratic government and free election. The government needs to reflect the citizens' wants and how to rule. The United States may oppose the Muslim Brotherhood, but in the end it's the citizens' and country's choice to what will happen. Sloan p.3

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  8. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1January 31, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    America shouldn't get involved, at least not right now. We get involved in too many things; and it only creates more problems and enemies for us, usually. Egyptians are protesting a US supported government. "Egyptians have taken to the streets in protest of a despotic, corrupt, and U.S. supported government." ...Why would we intervene right now? Clearly, the US is not their favorite politically, so let's not try to change their government. Let Egypt try to clear up their own problems, US government has plenty to solve already.

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  9. America should support a move towards free elections and democracy even if it means a rise to power for the Muslim Brotherhood the main opposition to the current government because America itself has free elections. If I were the president, I would handle this difficult foreign policy issue by siding with the protest. Besides this blog, my real opinions sides with many of the other bloggers, America should not get involved with this situation. America can't even solve its own problems residing in its own country.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    Period 3

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  10. If I was the president I'd say we need to stop being the world police. It's not our problem what Egypt does with their government until they become a problem. Sure, there will probably be issues between Israel and the pro-Palestinian Egypt, but lets be real. It's not our problem. We need to focus on things that directly affect us before other nations find us weak and take advantage of that.

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  11. If the current government is corrupt and repressive towards its people, it only makes sense to create a government that isn't and that stops the protesting which could lead into violence. If I were president, I would promote a foreign policy that would create a democratic gov't with free elections. Simply give the people what they want.

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  12. I believe that the u.s shouldnt get involved, we have our own problems to deal with before we deal with other problems. We went and intervened in iraq because we thought they had nuclear weapons, and wished to help their government, and look where that has gotten us or their government? no where. i think we should stop getting in other people's business, let them decide and run their government how they wish to. we should only help them if things become worse.

    Trista Dowdy
    sloan per.5

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  13. Abe Madrigal per 1January 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    To be honest this is not even Americans business but anyways,I think that Egypt should do their own thing and own president should be focused in our issues. If I were to be the president i would support for free elections and a democratic government.

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  14. the U.S. should back up the ideals it stands for, freedom and democracy and should also mind it's own business. so what if the Muslim brotherhood rises to power, they're non violent, we're not for oppression of religion are we? here's my stand: support a known dictator, or support American ideals of democracy, freedom, and free elections... i think you can see my choice.

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  15. Considering the US' history, I suspect that they will support the protestors' thirst for democracy. However, I'm thinking the Egyptians aren't feeling too kindly towards us right now, and I doubt they will much care if we are on their side or not...Until it directly affects us, we should try to let them sort things out for themselves.

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  16. I would support democracy and freedom of election if I were the presidet. I also agree with the fact that the U.S. should just stay out of it. Egypt can handle their government on their own without the help of the U.S.
    Sloan p.2

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  17. If I were president, I would handle this foreign policy issue by remaining neutral to both parties. One would expect for the U.S. to support a new democratic government. Due to the uncertainty of there being free elections after this protest, it is best for the U.S. to remain neutral for now.

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  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn9x4LCQ5I0

    an interesting take on the events in egypt.

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  19. If at any circumstance things get ugly in Egypt that is when we should intervene. But for now we should just let them resolve their issues, because it is not our problem. We should focus on the problems that we have right now. I think that the president should either resign or just simply give people what they want because the president has been there for thirty years. And if they people are protesting they obviously do not want him there, or they want a better government.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P.2

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  20. Margarita Flores per.5 Mr.BauerJanuary 31, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    America is in a precarious position here, we shouldn't support Mubarak and his repressive regime. Even if it means a rise to power for the Muslim Brotherhood the main opposition to the current government, we should still stay out of it and mind our own problems. This is not a repeat performance of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that saw America's good friend the Shah Reza Pahlavi lose power to the Ayatollah Khomeini and fundamentalist Islam. If i was the president i would handle this difficult foreign policy issue by not getting involved endless it in danger my country in some kind of way. I wouldn't support Mubarak or a new democratic government and the uncertainty of free elections, in fact i would just stay out of the whole thing and worrie about my country only!

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  21. The entire situation in Egypt is sticky, because the United States wants to help democracy prevail, but the supporters of this revolution probably will resort to the same repression once they are in power. This would be horrible for the United States, because our allies in Israel would be very threatened by a new Muslim presence, especially in a relatively strong and extremely strategic country such as Egypt. At the moment, the Muslim Brotherhood is not putting forth its own leader to head the revolution, so I think I would side with the more secular, democratic opposition to the current government of Egypt.
    Caleb Boyd
    Mr. Sloan
    Per. 2

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  22. Steven Reichmuth, Bauer, period 2January 31, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    If I were president I would stay out of the whole matter and make friends with whatever kind of goverment is left. Sure the current Egypt goverment is our ally but the only thing America even needs that country for is the Suez Canal for oil trade. Even if the goverment there gets overthrown, the new established one will still be weak. If we have to push it aside to get our canal use back then it could be done easily.

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  23. I think that whichever government would benefit the people of Egypt would be the best option. I think that the Egyptians know more about their citizens than the United States. I don't see why the United States sees the need to involve itself in so many foreign matters even if Egypt is our ally.

    Devin Smith, Mr. Bauer, P.1.

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  24. We should just let them do their things...thats all.
    Rebecca miles
    Bauer p.4 ap

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  25. Emily Geiszler, BauerFebruary 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    If I were the president, I wouldn't take any sides on the issue at this point. I would make sure to address the situation in a way that doesn't support one side or the other, but still lets the American people know that I am aware of the issue at hand. On another note, I don't think we should be jumping in to try and help them either. We already pour millions of dollars into Egypt already and we are facing an enormous amount of national debt. Before we start focusing on other country's issues we need to take care of our business at home. We are already fighting our own battle, there is no reason that we should jump into another any time soon.

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  26. Alexis Watson Bauer 3February 1, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Is it possible for us to mind our own business? We always get involved in other problems when we have plenty of our own right here. I think we should wait and see how things go and if we are even needed. This is a cycle every country goes through and we should not mess with it.

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  27. I believe that the United States should stay nuetral and keep out of the issue. The rest of the world is waiting to see what the United States is going to do next because it is always getting into the business of other countries. United should allow history to take its course in this situation because no matter what choice it makes U.S. will end up losing. It can either chose to help people rebel against an ally, or help the ally but go against the morality of democracy. U.S should stay nuetral, and that is the action that i would take if i was president.

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  28. I THINK THAT IF THE UNITED STATES BELIVE IIN FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, THEY SHOULD SUPPORT THE REVOLUTION. IF THE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING THAT THE U.S. IS AGAINST THEN NO SUPPORT. WHAT I HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS EGYPT MOVEMENT FROM MR.PADILLA, I THINK THAT THE US SHOULD SUPPORT THEM 100%.IF I WAS PRESIDENT I WOULD TRY TO GIVE MY SUPPORT IF MY COUNTRY BELIVES IN IT.

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  29. I think for now America should sit back and let Egypt do their own thing. If things start to go bad then we should intervene but for now just let them figure it out on their own. Sloan per 1

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  30. Maria Schmidt, Bauer, Per 5February 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    I agree with many others that believe we(the U.S.) should not intervene quite yet. Yes, things are looking bad at the moment, but I think the best choice is to let this episode play out. The U.S. needs to think carefully about the next move because it is a difficult position to be in. Either we support the wishes of the people or the government we are allied with. I honestly do not know what I would do if I were the President. We can only hope that whatever choice is made is thought out carefully.

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  31. i would love for everybody to have full human rights, but that is impossible. who can enforce that? America used to think we were it. but this recession that many americans i and have seen for the first time has taught us that we can't be the world police. i agree with lauren (on this at least. hehe).

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  32. Zachery Atkins
    Mr. Bauer
    Period 2

    America always supports free elections and democracy, even if it means a rise to power for the Muslim Brotherhood the main opposition to the current government. This could just be a repeat of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that saw America's good friend the Shah Reza Pahlavi lose power to the Ayatollah Khomeini and fundamentalist Islam, but we can change that if we try. If I was president I would not handle this difficult foreign policy. We barely have the money to do stuff for our country, let alone clean up the mess that other countries put out on the news.I would support a new democratic government with the garuantee of free elections.

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  33. I think the U.S Should not get involved in here first of all. WE have our own problems here in America. I think President Mubarak should now step down since he severed 30 years. He should now give the chance to the Egyptian people, But If I was the president, I would just try to handle it and make it peaceful for everyone. Worry about my country only.
    Sania Bacha
    P.3 BAUER

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  34. Is it worth the risk? They say hind sight is perfect. Will we support it and find an Islamic extremist, or will we just allow the current leader rule. What i have heard of the current leader makes me think he is a good leader. He is trying to gain favor and not forced submission.

    I see it that we have a good shot by helping the current leader. Depending on the riot's current leaders and drive we can see who might come after.

    Caleb Newman

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  35. I would do the same exact same thing as the current administration is doing haha. Do we backup the current regime and risk a repeat of Iran? Or do we backup the revolution and get back stabbed by an Islamic regime ignorant of our contributions like what's happening in Iraq and Afghanistan? This is an Egyptian affair and just because we are their allies doesn't mean we have to jump into action and dictate their affairs. It is their affair, we should just see to it that it is a peaceful democratic transition.

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  36. I think we should leave Egypt to handle its own disputes and just deal with the outcome. We shouldn't butt in. I agree that the U.S. should focus on problems within our own country. How can we correctly help others when we can't even help ourselves?

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
    per. 1

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  37. Maria Perez
    Sloan Per.4
    I believe that democracy and free elections is what garuantees a better nation, regarding everything that puts together a nation. A democratic government makes the people have a say in the governments decisions and even to choose the government. If I were the president I would not even take any actions in foreign countries, I would only worry about the country that I would be the president for. I would only take care of my own country because I would want to use the only money I had for my own country and not for other countries.

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  38. Haley Collins - Sloan P01February 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Well first question:
    hahaha why does it always say "please respect other bloggers"? hahaha who has the time to create drama on this class assignment?
    okay okay okay now onto the good stuff!
    Egypt? Well really I think our nation needs to stay the heck out of this! Second I think some type of reform needs to be created over there cause people in that area are CRAZY! hahaha A six day war may or may not be the answer, it takes mistakes for people to understand what they are doing wrong... why can't they just play rock paper scissors? and get on with their lives hahaha

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  39. I don't believe that we should take any hasty actions into Egypt at this moment because of the pile of problems that already await us here in America. The people of Egypt must come into their democracy by themselves because we cannot handle any more trouble besides our own. Despite how cruel that may sound, yet honestly if we can't fix ourselves how can we fix Egypt too? It's wrong that these people were robbed of their right to a democracy but I don't see how another war of any kind can be a help to them.

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  40. If i were president this would probably be the hardest decion i would make but i would have to side with Murbarak, just because i wouldnt want to take the chance of the muslim brotherhood taking over. Either way the world is going to change by the final choice that is made.


    Steffanie Eisenga
    Sloan
    Per.5

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  41. I agree with the response of some of the bloggers. I think that the US should try to focuse on the problems that we have in this country, but i also think that the US is seen like a "big Brother" who needs to look out for those counrties in need of protection. In this case the people of Egypt. who are seeking a better goverment.
    monica salazar
    mr.sloan

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  42. Olivia Palmer Bauer04February 1, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Okay, we seriously need to focus on ourselves before we try and help other people. I am all for help, but can we help ourselves first...please? I mean, this guy is dictator, so how are we going to support him. I kinda understand why we need to help out th efree world, becasue our President is the leader of it, but can we pull back a little?

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  43. omar delgado sloan per 4.February 1, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    wel i cant really choose at the top of my head.id have to know the egyptian president. and the condition of the people but if i get any sighn that their president wont be a good president id side with the people. as long as the people are happy right?

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  44. i dont think its our problem yet,so who cares, we have our own problems, take a number Egypt.
    vern iniguez
    SLOAN
    p1

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  45. I believe that as of now we should remain neutral because we have our own issues that we need to fix. Maybe in the future once we have some of our problems dealt with we could move in and help them form a democratic government.

    -Ivan Cardenas
    Mr. Sloan per. 3

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  46. We should sit back, so we dont have to take sides or upset the other pearson.

    Forrest MacDonald

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  47. I would not get involved unless I believed I would actually help the the rebels. Even though everyone should be able to vote and be a part of a democracy, if the US gets involved it could cause the economy to contract again.

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  48. I think america should not be gettting involoved in the disputes that egypt has going in because it causing more enemies for america. I belive we should let egypt deal with their problem the way that they think is right.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Per.4
    Sloan

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  49. i believe that we should just wait and see what will happen i think we should let them decide for themselves.
    erika oropeza
    sloan
    p.4

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  50. I believe that the United States should be neutral and not take any sides because we ourselves have been through a war not long ago. We dont really know how the Eygpitian President really is.. and we dont know whether the choices he has made are good or bad. So i think we should let them decide for themselves what they should do.

    Jaskiran Kaur
    Mr. Bauer
    Government
    Period 2

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  51. As president I would deal with our economic problems before dealing with our ally's problems of forming a democratic gov't.

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  52. Spencer PellandiniFebruary 1, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    I believe our country should take care of its own problems and not get involved in any other problems. Although it is not fair that the people did not have a say and I believe it is their right. But it is not our job to fix the problem we have plenty of our own problems to focus on first.
    Spencer Pellandini
    Sloan P.1

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  53. I believe America should just sit back and try fixing its own problems first because we shouldn't be trying to fix other country's problems when we can't even deal with our own. America shouldn't go out of its way to pick sides in Egypt's problems and it should just stick to the problems at home.


    Stephanie Romero
    Bauer
    Period 3

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  54. I think that for now, while we are not being directly affected or put in danger, that we should let Egypt act independently and decide things for themselves; without outer influence.

    If I were president, I would simply state that I was aware of the problem at hand and if necessary, will take actions to keep the peace in the US.

    Bauer P.2

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  55. i believe the united states should stay out of it and let them deal with their own problems because we have enough of our own. i am all for helping other countries. however, i believe we should help ourselves first for once after all, we don;t know the all the circumstances in egypt. we should let them try and figure it out themselves but if they cant fix their problems and come to a conclusion then we should inter-fear. only if necessary.

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  56. Veronica Andrade, Bauer, Period 5February 1, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    We have our own problems so I think we shouldnt get involved. If the situation gets worst or we're somehow affected then we can step in and do something about it but for now we should stay out of it and fix our own problems.

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  57. While America has become a country that is known for barging in on other countries whether they need help or not, I think that we should stay out of it like we have been. Sure America was built on democracy, but we already force it on the world and bully everyone else. Mubarak was an ally, we have worked together for years, so to just up and decide not to support him could cause problems for us too.
    Tiapon-Bauer 4; Sloan 3

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  58. I think the best thing for America to do is to mind their own business on this situation. Egypt will learn from their own mistakes but until then we should just stay out of it.

    Victor Alvarez
    Mr Sloan

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  59. I think we should support democracy and free election. However I feel we should not focus too much attention on this and waste too much money. we still have to focus on the problems at home but it woul be nice if we supported democracy whenever we can.
    Erica Ayala, Bauer, per. 4

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  60. Michael Freeman Per 5 SloanFebruary 1, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    The USA most likely has a hand in this somewhere looking for the best way that we can come out of this on top. The fact that we support their government lets you know that this will probably not be surfaced to the public due to the negative look on the USA. Personally I would Take anything I could out of this and put myself in a position were I can't be blamed for any actions.

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  61. The U.S should be dealing with its own problems and let Egypt handle this. I mean any way its going to make a change good or bad.

    Hinojosa,Tania
    P.5 Sloan

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  62. I think that the U.S should support the people who want a democratic government. It is not neccessary for the U.S. to use force, the US should just simply say that it supports the protesters. Democracy is something that the US stands for and america should promote democracy .

    Omar Hoyos

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  63. i honestly think that the US shouldn't make any sudden movements prior to this cause i guess. First off the US shouldn't just jump into another country's problem that does not involve us. Us becoming involved would only cause problems.

    Adilene Vazquez
    Sloan Period 1

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  64. Gary Vasquez
    Mr.Bauer Per. 3

    Well for one Egypt is an important Alli of the united states it would be critical for the us to keep a close eye on the problems at hand in Egypt. Because if a new leader comes to power and they happen to be an extremist well then the U.S. has a BIG problem and now has no Alli but a new enemy. And the U.S. shouldn't intervene because it should just watch back in the side lines and be the referee. America should just try and fix its own problems before it intervenes with Egypt.

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  65. I believe that the U.S. should advocate the rise of a democracy in Egypt. However, once the democracy is in place we must closely monitor the new leaders to ensure that peace between Egypt and Israel continues.
    Bauer Per. 4
    Sloan Per. 3

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  66. Mubarak is a moderate Muslim. Who will replace him once he’s gone? Radical fundamentalists who have absolute disdain towards the West. Why does this matter? The United States will lose a key ally, and Israel will be further threatened. How should we react? The imposter in the White House should be loyal to our ally. Instead, we support the protestors. Aren’t they being oppressed by an evil government supported by the United States? Egypt’s governmental system is absolutely corrupt and needs reform. The only individuals who will benefit from this disarray are radical extremists.(Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  67. I think the U.S. government should stay out of the problems that Egypt has right now. We should stay out of it and see how things go. It's be great for those people to have a new democratic government, but we are allied with their current government.

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  68. Josh Agans, Bauer P.5February 1, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    i think the US should try to help Egypt and form a democracy. we always help other countries anyways so why stop now? if they dont like their ruler they should be able to overthrow him just like we can. if we do help them set up a democracy though, we need to watch over them for their first few years. by helping them out they would now help us out whenever we needed it i think.

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  69. As a nation, we should support diplomatic resolutions to the Egyptian unrest, however we should not physically enter the conflict for two reasons: we don't want to be seen as an aggressor in this region, and we do not currently have sufficient resources to devote to this crisis.

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  70. As the World Police, we should in fact do everything possible to help solve the diplomatic problems in Egypt, however only on a political scale, for as it stands, we have nowhere near enough money or support to enter the conflict physically. We definitely should help them attempt to form a democracy if that is what they really want.

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  71. My opinion is that the U.S. should let it go to a free democracy and leave Egypt alone otherwise.I think the U.S. should support them but they are doing "radical crazy things" so we won't help that's America.

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  72. I believe that the united states should in fact support a new demoncracy and free elections in Egypt because it's apparent people aren't really appealing to the current means of their society, or else they wouldn't be protesting and rioting. If a country doesn't favor their own ruler, shouldn't they be allowed to be upset about the ways he thinks he should run the country.

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  73. Mubarak is our current key to peace in the Middle East. I believe the United States should support democracy, however what will happen once Mubarak loses power? Will we lose a key ally? These issues make the decision difficult. I do believe we should respect the decisions of the Egyptian citizens and persuade a fare, democratic nation. However I do not think we should physically intervene.

    Gabriella Cello, Mr.Sloan P.3

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  74. I personally believe the our best option right now would be to simply stay out of the conflict and hope that the Egyptians can work it out themselves. Sides should not be taken in this case.
    Conner Woods Bauer

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  75. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/Bauer p.4February 1, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    Although America supports Democracy and has even intervened in other countries before, it may not be in their best interest to do so now, so the government is indecisive. One choice they have is to decide whether to help their long time ally. Another choice is to help Egyptians gain Democracy, but risk a anti-American radical group getting into power. Then again, the Egyptians may still be able to overthrow the current leader or fail at it, without the U.S. having to waste money or time in another country's business.

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  76. Janeiry Balderas, period 4, Mr.SloanFebruary 1, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    First of all as the president i would take into consideration the fact that the people have the right to go against a government that they do not wish to have. Second i would take into consideration if it is really worth supporting the present leaders if Egypt was to go into the war. I would personally not get involved at all since even though Egypt may be an ally we really do not have a say in what happens in their country. Whether the change in leader will affect us, that is something that cannot be changed and personally i would only help the present government in that country as long as they made a compromise with its people so that they could all be "satisfied".

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  77. I believe that we have enough issues as a nation to worry about, without interfering in more foreign affairs. Yes Egypt is a major alli, that is all the more reasont they should be able to respect a decision such as us playing this one neutral.
    Kaylanie Lavender
    Per.1
    Mr.Bauer

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  78. I think that we do not need to necessarily intervene with Egypt right now. We are having a economic crisis and cant really afford to help out these other countries. It will only cost us more money which we dont have and then we will be in debt again.

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  79. For now we just need to stay out of it. As long as Egypt is not falling into radical hands, the Egyptian people and be lead by whoever they choose. If a country wants to be a Democracy, they should be able to.

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  80. Ashley Parker, Bauer P2February 2, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    The U.S. should let Egypt handle their own business since we have a lot to deal with currently. If the Egypt citizens are fighting for what they want shouldn't the president try to understand their point of view? If they do not want a democracy like the U.S. that's their problem, why would we help if they don't like the way we handle our own government.

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  81. I think that America should focus on its own problems before it starts to point out others. For now it is not the right move for us. If we get involved we risk being hurt by the consequences. I dont think its worth it.

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  82. I believe that we should help egypt because we are the countries leaders. we should help them because it was get them on our side in the future. we may not need to completely help but just add a little bit of aid for now.

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  83. Joeylee Maimone, Sloan 4
    I think that we should let Egypt figure out their own problems. We have been giving Egypt billions of dollars a year of military weapons so I don't think we should try and tick anybody off cuz it could come back to bite us in the long run.

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  84. We need to just stay out of the issue and not get involved. Though if i had to choose i would say go with a democracy even though there are risks involved there, but we would be better suited to help them if they wanted to become democartic.

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  85. Asher Maroot- Sloan P,1February 2, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    right now i do not think that the US should get to involved in this situation. every time that the US goes into a foreign country and tries to set a democratic government, things never go smoothly and many people disagree with out reasons for being there. I think the US should stay out of this conflict unless this country is directly affected by one of their matters.

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  86. I think that we should support the people because the people are the ones who have the power to overthrow the government. Their has to be a reason why thousands of people dont want this president no more. If the people want a new government than we give the people what they want. The president has to understand that he has govern Egypt for far to long and that every now and then the people like to try out new things.
    Jonathan Ramos
    Mr. Bauer
    Per.2

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  87. If it were up to me, I'd wait and see what was going to happen after the stuff in Egypt settles down. It's better to analyze the situation first, then strike when the iron is hot.

    Brian S.
    Per. 4 Sloan

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  88. I don't think we should intervene just yet. We should keep to ourselves and let Egypt do the same.

    Guadalupe Velazquez
    Sloan, Period 1

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  89. Enrique Angulo
    Bauer
    Government Per.2

    I believe it is time to let the Egyptians do their own voting but ofcourse in a fair way in which the votes can be counted to the extent that everyone's vote counts no matter who votes or how many people vote. A new democratic government should be the best for Egypt it's time for a change like Obama would say.

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  90. The U.S should be focused on our own problems and bettering the lives of Americans here. I think that we should sit back and not jump into any big decisions right now and let Egypt do it's own thing .

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  91. Chelsea Ray, Sloan p.1February 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    I think that the US should let Egypt try and settle their own problems. They are their own country and we should only get involved when it is absolutely necessary.

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  92. We obviously support the movement towered free elections and democracy. Why wouldn't we? The United States of America has always wanted everyone in the world to be ran exactly the way we do, because it works pretty good. So, Egypt should be no different and I hope they move closer towered a democracy.
    Sloan
    Period 5

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  93. I believe America should stay out of this conflict. We do not have the money to support anymore conflicts or wars and we get into other countries affairs too often. They need to handle it for themselves because we cannot and should not do it for them.

    Zach Mietz

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  94. we (the u.s) should not get involved in egypts business as of right now. we should wait and see what is happening for sure first. and then we shall make up our minds and decide wisely.
    kimberlie hernandez
    sloan
    p.4

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  95. Emily Staab Bauer Per 2February 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    i think that we should take care of our own problems before we start to try and fix other country's problems. For now I think we should let Egypt work it's own problems out.

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  96. No matter what America does now in Egypt, Islamic power WILL rise in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East where it has not already, save Israel.

    Should we decide to encourage democracy and overturn Mubarak, we will encourage the current uprising and state of frenzy and rebellion, resulting in yet another touchy and volatile pro Islamic country. This will further damage relations with our ally Israel, and put them in much more danger. Should we support Mubarak, US media will tear the US apart for not "supporting democracy", and we will also get flak from the Middle East and possibly even the UN. Also, chances of our support for Mubarak being successful are still very slim.

    The US should keep its head low and stay out, which here would support democracy without putting America in the frying pan, but should also help Israel in its likely new threat to survival.

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  97. I think we should just lay down for a while and if we see things are going real bad then go in and try to help out any way how bad could they go.

    Richard Manzo
    pr5 Sloan

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  98. Miriam Bejines Mr.Sloan p.5February 2, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    I think that since America is a democracy, we should support the people in Egypt to become a democratic government too.By getting involved in this the people from Egypt will not get hurt during the marches they are making and mostly everyone is going to be happy as a democracy.

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  99. karina ramos mr sloan period 1

    In my opinion i really wouldn't get into another counties diplomatic issues as for saying i wouldn't pay much attention but since we are allies with that country then it can have a good outcome if we support them. since we do have a diplomatic government.

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  100. Its true Egypt is having some problems right now, but I think Obama has done enough, say a few words of advice and get back to helping his own country's economy. America shouldnt be the parent that has to take care of all the childish countries.

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  101. Mubarak has been the "president" of Egypt for the last thirty years and I believe its about time that he step down. President Barack Obama has given a few words advising that Mubarak refrain from running for re-election. Of course it is a tight spot with Egypt being the second largest recipient of U.S. aid and the peace treaty currently maintained by Egypt and Israel. I say hold true to the American believes of democracy and allow the Egyptian people to vote in the leader that they want.
    Marklin Nixon
    Mr. Sloan Per.1

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  102. I think that the us needs to stay oworld affairs because im tired if us fighting wars leave people alone if they attack us then we attack back if there's fighting in there own country let them fight and kill each other if the gov we don't like then don't say anything or worry just wait and it they are bad and plan to or attack them then will kill them i'll we need to not care meuch its only egypt they havnt turned on us before and we would kill them fast so ya.....

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  103. In my opinion the U.S. should stay out of other nation's problems and take care of our own. Our economic problems are much too big for us to worry about Egypt and their democracy.

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  104. i think that America should deal with the issues at home, we do not need to interfere with Egypt right now. They obviously are not going to be happy with America if they are rioting the government that we currently support. America always goes into other countries business but it does not always turn out in our favor. we should leave Egypt to its own people and let them become a democratic gpvernment if that is what they want, and once the decision is made then we can intervene if it is really necessary.

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  105. I think America should focus on their own problems. If the Egyptians wants to protest, then let them protest. It's their own mess, so it's not necessary for America to be involved on Egypt.

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  106. I think we should help Egypt to become a democratic country because that is what America does really: promote democracy. If I were president I would support the protests for a free-election government and if we succeed, we could easily stay allies with a new president in power over there.

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  107. I feel that the us should stay neutral in this situation. Although they are our allies, we need to deal with out own problems here. I say let egypt figure it out for themselves! My opinion isbthat they should transform into a more democratic system with fair voting. I think america gets in all the other countries business...and it hasn't been working out too well so... let egypt figure it out
    hayley swearingen
    sloan per 4

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  108. Jacqueline OlympiusFebruary 2, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    If I were the president, I believe I would now put my support into a new democratic government in Egypt instead of continuing to promote corruption. I would act in such a way primarily because, as a representative of the United States, it is my job to stand for democracy as my nation always has. Secondly, I would make it clear to whomever it may concern that I am only acting on the behalf of the people as it seems now that this is what most seem to desire. I would make it VERY clear to the brotherhood that in supporting them, I do not wish to be put into the "middle" of any strife they may have with Israel.


    --Sloan
    AP Econ, Period 3

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  109. kayla rodriguez sloan5February 2, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    as a nation we have enough issues at hand to be involved with this egypt one. egypt is a major alli which in reality should respect a decision to stay neutral. if i were the president i would do what the majority of the people want.we have so many problems as a country that we need to fix ours before we engage with international problems.

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  110. ricardo villalpandoFebruary 2, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    I think that we should just stay out of this one unless it get way too out of hand because we got our own problems here we just give the like tips on how to resolve their problem but that should be it .

    ricardo villalpando

    pr5 mr sloan

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  111. I think the best idea is to wait for a little bit before America makes any choices. Be a bystander and watch while trying to decide what’s best for the country. I think if you wait too long however, it’ll cause a problem to the alliance with Egypt. At the same time though, if you go against Egypt’s "president" the alliance may be shut down and a war could arise.

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  112. I believe that we should try to carefully think about our next move. We should consider stepping out of the way for a bit and see what are the best options are on what to do. We should also, however, try to support Mubarak a little bit right now since, if we completely stop helping him, then he'll turn on us and a war may start. Just taking time to think things through is the key to making a good decision and try to be somewhat neutral for a little bit.
    -Kevin Rodgers, Period 2, Sloan

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  113. I think the most logical thing to do is to just stay out of this confrantation. We as country have our own problems to deal with. We dont have to get into every countries business when turmoil arises.

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  114. I think that we should try to stay as neutral as possible, but if the situation worsens then we should help them because it is the right thing to do. At the moment however, i think that we should focus on our own problems.

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  115. I think that we really should not worry about other countries because we already have problems of our own.
    Aniscia Silva
    Per 5
    Sloan

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  116. Mallory lemieux sloan pd. 5February 3, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    The united states has enough dam issues as it is, why should we get involved in other nations problems....focus on the government issues here before trying to change others!

    Sloan I finally did a blog...you better be proud :)

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  117. Alejandro Ibarra (Mr. Sloan, P.1)February 3, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    In my opinion the U.S. should do nothing and stay in a neutral state. As far as i know it the U.S already has enough problems and to my it would just be wise to fix the ones we have before looking for more.

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  118. amanda eckroth
    per.1
    sloan
    what i think is that america shouldnt help others they should help themselves before helping others becuase we need help. so others should help us first

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  119. katie frogue, sloan p1February 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    If the current government is corrupt and repressive towards its people, it only makes sense to create a government that isn't and that stops the protesting which could lead into violence. If I were president, I would promote a foreign policy that would create a democratic gov't with free elections. Simply give the people what they want.

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  120. i think that america should focus on their own affairs before getting involved in eygpt's. but i do agree that we should try to promote a democracy in their country and let them be able to elect their own president.
    ~~brooke fletcher:)
    mr. bauer
    period 2

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  121. I don't think that we ALWAYS have to stick our noses in other countries' businesses. America has always said that it will always stand by democracy and help those who seek it, so I do feel that it would be against our country's fundamental beliefs to support Mubarak, but why do we have to say or do anything? Why can't we just keep our mouths shut for a little? I feel like at this moment our meddling will only mess things up, and if the people of Egypt can make this transition without our help, they will be all the better for it. We should only step in if it starts to seem like a dire necessity.

    Sasha Schotzko-Harris
    Bauer 1

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  122. I think America should not be getting involved with Egypt because its going to caused more enemies for America, and I believe we should let Egypt deal with their problems the way that they think is right and we should just be neutral.
    Stephanie A
    Mr.Sloan
    Per.4

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