With protests in over 40 locations worldwide against the U.S. in the past week, America should be re-evaluating its foreign policy.
American diplomats appear dumbfounded. The UK Guardian posts a headline report that reads: “US media angrily marvels at the lack of Muslim gratitude.”
The Guardian article goes on to say: “One prominent strain shaping American reaction to the protests in the Muslim world is bafflement, and even anger, that those Muslims are not more grateful to the US… Attacks in Libya that left four US diplomats dead – including Ambassador Christopher Stevens – and a mob invasion of the US Embassy in Cairo, in which the US flag was torn to shreds, have left many to wonder: How can people the USA helped free from murderous dictators treat it in such a way?”
But Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian’s political commentator, says: “That it was the US who freed Egyptians and ‘allowed them’ the right to protest would undoubtedly come as a great surprise to many Egyptians. That is the case even beyond the decades of arming, funding and general support from the US for their hated dictator.
Greenwald adds: “Beyond the long-term US support for Mubarak, Egyptians would likely find it difficult to reconcile… the claim that the US freed them with the ‘made in USA’ logos on the tear gas canisters used against them by Mubarak’s security forces; or with Hillary Clinton‘s touching 2009 declaration that “I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family.”
In June of 2012 Congressman Ron Paul said invasions against Iraq, and efforts to overthrow Syria and Libya, are mistaken. Congressman Paul said the overthrow of Arabic countries, characterized as civil wars, like in Syria, “suggests setting up a new regime we hope we can control.”
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