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Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy in Cairo: Can the U.S. Ever Win in the Middle East?

Chris D 2012/09/11 21:00:00
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The U.S. supported the removal of the last regime in Egypt and now we have militant Muslims storming the U.S. embassy and raising black flags. With American help, these very militants were freed from the tyranny of Mubarak -- and now this? Can the U.S. ever win in the Middle East?

CNN.COM reports:
Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down the American flag.
angry protesters climbed walls embassy cairo tuesday hauled american flag

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  • Transquesta 2012/09/11 21:10:10
    No
    Transquesta
    +19
    The best option is for us to get the hell out of the middle east, and to stay out! Following that would be to close our borders to ANY travel FROM the middle east. Complete quarantine. Nobody in, nobody out--at least not insofar as we're concerned. Fundamentalist Islam should be seen as the contagion it is, and it should be treated as such.

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  • ghostrider 2012/10/06 04:19:22
    No
    ghostrider
    ????????????????????? 'win' what????
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/09/24 21:13:00 (edited)
    Only in Isreal
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    Side bye Side with America and Israel ... america flag and israel flag
  • lm1b2 2012/09/20 15:49:07
    No
    lm1b2
    Not as long as they continue to hate the Jews,and we continue to support Israel.
  • yabbadabbadoo 2012/09/18 02:07:59
    No
    yabbadabbadoo
    it wasnt meant to end just like the war on drugs
  • lark 2012/09/16 15:56:08
    No
    lark
    The people of the Middle east are so backwards that they can not be helped. Stop sending our troops & stop sending our tax money. We should only watch the back of our friend Israel.
  • elvira 2012/09/16 01:21:58
    No
    elvira
    We should leave them to their own misery. They'll eliminate one another. There is nothing there for us to win.

    At the same time, keep a very sharp eye on them. They have no regard for life.They cannot be trusted.
  • Cn2012 2012/09/15 03:20:34
    No
    Cn2012
    Nope. We just don't have a real understanding of how ingrained the power struggles are in those countries. We better get the heck out of there and focus on securing our nation and work on a better immigration policy. The best thing we can do is offer a haven to the poor people who want to get the hell out of there.
  • Stiffy 2012/09/14 20:54:59
    Only in Isreal
    Stiffy
    after all, America is the daddy of iSRAEL.
  • wayne-o 2012/09/14 18:42:51
    No
    wayne-o
    What are we trying to win? Why are we always so bent on winning. Lets have a tie and all be winners.
  • Constitution Believer 2012/09/14 17:12:47
  • flrdsgns 2012/09/14 07:37:30
    No
    flrdsgns
    NO, the cultures are just too different. The middle east is just too violent and barbaric. I'm not sure they are capable of acting civilized.
  • dallasjoe 2012/09/13 22:35:38
    No
    dallasjoe
    Get off the OIL leave the Middle East and if this happens again we sshould say. MECCA WAS A NICE CITY
  • cowboy 2012/09/13 22:11:16
    No
    cowboy
    NO NO AND NEVER WILL
  • jose 2012/09/13 19:54:26
    No
    jose
    what u.s. this country has not behaved like a country since the 1913 federal reserve act. we've lost our ability to think for ourselves, cause our foreign policy decision making is left to non governmental organizations like the CFR. doesn't any boby ever wonder where all this money is comming from, for all the federal government growth? we're paying more and getting less and expect to be obedient to the fed and not question authority and we're definitely not getting any accountability by those who is suppose to serve the people. pay up and shut up, watch the european union, they WILL end up with a central euro bank and all the smaller central banks will go. messed up thing it doesn't matter all these central banks are owned by the very same corporative people,who have a monopoly on these banks. the jokes on us. so no we can never win, we already lost.
  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/09/13 19:24:47
    No
    Swan Eshdeh
    i don't think so.
  • Commander Pyle 2012/09/13 19:19:57
    No
    Commander Pyle
    Our business there is merely economical. That is the way it should remain. They want our weaponry and money, we want their oil. They can keep their religions and practices.
  • Josh Robinson 2012/09/13 19:18:36
    Only in Isreal
    Josh Robinson
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/13 17:55:53
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    CULTURE GROUPS WITHIN THESE NATIONS HAVE FOUGHT ONE ANOTHER SINCE THE BEGINNING OF HISTORY, ...THIS WILL NEVER CHANGE.
  • Callaway 2012/09/13 17:53:04
    No
    Callaway
    Anytime we really need to be heard/felt in the middle east we can always send a message air mail SPECIAL DELIVERY on the head of a cruise missile or drone. It's a language they seem to understand.
  • TXGirl 2012/09/13 17:35:53
    No
    TXGirl
    We have NO business there and need to get out!!!
  • LeroyRogers 2012/09/13 17:28:49
  • Trader1 is kerbonkin' 2012/09/13 16:48:56
    No
    Trader1 is kerbonkin'
    No, and I don't know why we even tried. We've spent years trying to be compassionate and bring them freedom. Guess what ... THEY DON'T WANT IT!

    Decades and billions wasted because we projected our wants and desires for freedom and independence and prosperity onto people who had no clue what those things meant. We THOUGHT, because we enjoy those things here at home and treasure them so highly that, of course, the rest of the world must want those things too. They don't.

    And we didn't win in Israel, Israeli's won themselves ... because they wanted freedom and independence and prosperity just as much as we do .... and they were willing to work and fight for it.
  • rich 2012/09/13 16:34:48
    Yes
    rich
    Win? We win if we stay out of other people's countries, destroying them for oil, greed, and imperialism. If we don't learn how to do that, EVERYONE will lose, and apparently, they intend for Americans to know that it just won't be them anymore. Who can blame them? One country using 63% of the world's resources, us, and we wonder what they are mad about? They pay for our greed. Want to win, get out. Stay out, and stop trying to rule the world!
  • tdterry... rich 2012/09/13 19:14:25
    tdterry1999
    Stay off the computer.Save some of our resources,
  • rich tdterry... 2012/09/13 21:45:43
    rich
    Same to you!
  • teachaman~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/13 14:35:38
    Yes
    teachaman~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I voted yes, but we will not do what is needed to win there - no civilized nation really could live with what MUST happen in order for there to be peace in the Middle East ... the Romans had it right when they brought the region to a Carthaginian peace, and I'm afraid that's the ONLY possibility ... that being said, yes- we CAN bring utter peace to the Middle East ... but we wouldn't do things like that, at least not yet

    left in ruins


    absolute destruction
  • Wahvlvke 2012/09/13 13:03:09
    No
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Of couse not and we should stop trying ... cut off all aid ... pull all embassies ... stop selling desalination technology ... and sell them bushels of wheat for hundreds of barrels of oil.
  • All American 2012/09/13 12:52:07 (edited)
    No
    All American
    It's like trying to polish a turd- it can't be done.



    turd polish
  • Franklin 2012/09/13 12:04:52
    Yes
    Franklin
    +3
    Islam is not a religion it is in fact a form of government ... questions like this can be used to tell the political leaning of any given blogger here / conservatives will post immediately what they feel is right and wrong . Liberals have to wait until their masters tell them what to think!
  • Juanb 2012/09/13 06:52:13 (edited)
  • Ian 2012/09/13 06:31:34
    No
    Ian
    +1
    NO way can we in the west win out there,its like them trying to win in the west.
    Change comes from within, they have to change, if they cant change we cant make them change.
  • conservyT 2012/09/13 06:04:00
    No
    conservyT
    No until obama/davis gets the HECK out of OFFICE!
  • Barbara 2012/09/13 05:53:07
  • Stevethinks 2012/09/13 05:42:08 (edited)
    No
    Stevethinks
    We cause the war in the Middle East with Israel's help.
  • Barbara Steveth... 2012/09/13 06:02:17
    Barbara
    +2
    This war stems back to biblical times...with two brothers that didn't get along, one was a jew the other a soon to be palenstinian, this fighting is still continuing which is just crazy, its all to do with religion and two brothers fighting; unfortunately the US stuck its nose in siding with Israel, they made a huge mess of Afhanganan, and Kuwait for the oil. No the US aren't to blame for a fight that started many centureis ago, but the US are a fault when they gointo other countries and make promises that they don't fulfil..now that's wrong!
  • Steveth... Barbara 2012/09/13 06:10:39
    Stevethinks
    +2
    Yes, you're right as to your story, but that's not why we are there. We want war. Al Qaeda and the Taliban is trained by US in the Egyptian prisons. We want war; we are evil! Israel wants to power the nuclear electric grid in the middle east. Iran already has a reactor on line and Israel is still there. Dah! We are to blame. Why is Israel there anyway; they stole the land with our help. We are evil.
  • Barbara Steveth... 2012/09/13 06:24:50
    Barbara
    +1
    Agree to a point, but it was always israels land and they gave the some of the land to the palentinians which God told them because they did this the palenstinans will be a thorn in your side forever.....and look what's happened. I agree that the US are eviland back any country which will benefit the US...everyone knows that, the US has shown its true colours over the years!
  • Steveth... Barbara 2012/09/13 06:39:19
    Stevethinks
    +1
    The allies had no business installing the Jews there. There has been so much death. The American Indians want their land back and have said they will accept Hollywood and Beverly Hills. What say you?
  • fuzzy K... Steveth... 2012/09/13 15:05:57
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    "installing the Jews there" - ????
    Jews have had a presence there thousands of years before Mohammed was ever born.
    The Zionist movement started during the Ottoman Empire. Long before the Allies set foot in the region.
    The holiest place in Judaism is there compared the the two holiest places in Islam which are in Saudi Arabia.

    Learn a littler history please.
  • Steveth... fuzzy K... 2012/09/13 16:52:54
    Stevethinks
    The Indians want the North American continent back, so pack up.
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