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    • Bimmer
    • 15.01.07 | 21:10 (IST)

    US believes that money and democracy solves everything. Republicans or Democrats. Makes no difference. Maybe in Europe and even Asia but not in the Middle East. Wahhabism didn't lessen in petrol dollar rich Saudi Arabia. Iran is rationing oil and gas so that its nuclear and terrorist programs are adequately funded. Sectarian violence trumps democracy in Iraq. And I can assure you if Iraq settles down and is declared a 'success' by the US, it will join the rest of the Arab world in banning Israel from the face of the earth. Arab do not have Western agendas. They are not tolerant of minorities. They are not tolerant of other religions. Without tolerance, democracy cannot work. They are obsessed with Israel. That obsession far outweighs democracy and peace. What worked in Germany and Japan post WW II may not be applicable in the Middle East even today.

    from the article: Haniyeh blasts Rice for bringing 'perilous vision' to Middle East
    First published 00:00 15.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.01.07
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