As a reasonable person I find this whole "you must obey by our rules in order to be concidered legitimate" an insult to the principles of democracy. However, from a strategic point of view, Israel is expected to demand this. Not even a moderate government will be acceptable for Israel because even a moderate government would end the blockade of Gaza--unacceptable for Israel. From these pre-existing circumstances we can predict the future deterministically. Egypt will be labelled a "terrorist state" by the mainstream West led by the US and Israel. It seems that the name of the game is "play by our rules, stand in line, if you step out of line you're out". So then, was Egypt better off keeping quiet under Mubarrak where their country enjoyed a favourable disposition from the West, or will they be better of in their new democratic country but view as enemies of the West?
- 7:44 PM
from the article: Israel urges West: Make sure new Egypt regime honors peace deal