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  • Lunch With Heritage: Online Chat on the Protests in Egypt

    Join us from 12-1 ET for our Lunch with Heritage online chat. We will be joined by Heritage’s Middle Eastern Affairs expert Jim Phillips. Jim has been following the protests very closely will be taking your questions about them. Jim has written a number of blog posts and reports about the crisis and is on the forefront of the issue.

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    2. Larie K CLARK, Norat says:

      I have enjoyed the questions and Jim Phillips answers on this important subject,

      Hope I can find the time to watch all of this and anymore which might appear. As a retired Pilot who flew into and lived in Egypt for periods of time from 1967 until the early nineties, I am extremely saddened to see what right now is happening in Egypt and the unknown end at this time. I found the Egyptian people to be intelligent, friendly, and accomodating to their visitors from around the world.

      It is hard to see how democracy would have worked for them thirty five years ago; the gap between various segments of their society; political, financial, and education wise is tremendous and though I see their plight I am not sure the entire country is ready for that plunge even now. I believe the Brotherhood is and will exploit every advantage opened for them to do so. The consequences of that is what is most disturbing.

    3. Al from Fl says:

      Since, with the exception of the Brotherhood, there is no leader or group (pro western) that can step in, the push for Mubaric to leave now will only result in another Iran like transition over time. Isn't there also a possibility that if all the U.S. has is to stop aid as a leverage over a new gov't, that China or Russia may well step in to fill that gap? Then what? This does not look good for U.S. foreign policy and a good chance that a war involving us is coming down the road.

    4. Bob from Louisiana says:

      I believe that there is a danger that the protests could lead to less, not greater liberty in egypt. There are powerful forces in the country that harber Islamist goals that are incompatible with genuine democracy, including the anti-western Muslim Brotherhood. As Egypts biggest political group, the brotherhood will be positioned to hijack a revolt. one thing is for sure, Obama offers virtually no support for the cries for Freedom.

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