Then they twist that concern to falsely claim that Israel doesn't want democracy in Egpyt. While Israel can't control how they warp and twist its positions and statements, we can at least point out some of their obvious hypocrisies.
It's amusing that; because while Obama (after a few zigs and zags) clearly demanded that Mubarak step down, we haven't yet heard similar calls from Obama against Gadaffi - and this is after Gadaffi massacred so many of his people.
Is this really the best the Obama administration could say to Libya?
"The government of Libya has a responsibility to respect the universal rights of the people, including the right to free expression and assembly," Clinton's statement said. "Now is the time to stop this unacceptable bloodshed. We are working urgently with friends and partners around the world to convey this message to the Libyan government."What? Don't the Libyan people deserve what the Egyptian people got:
"...an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful and it must begin now."What could the difference possibly be?
"Furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of Egyptian voices and opposition parties. It should lead to elections that are free and fair. And it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people."
Could it be that Egypt held no real long-term interests for the United States, while Libya with their million and a half barrels a day of oil actually has the United States concerned for the stability of the dictatorship?
When it comes to slaughter of hundred of civilians, its unfortunate that the United States puts the price of gas first before the call to democracy.
Maybe countries do look out for their own citizens first.
A proper balance is needed, but Obama clearly still hasn't found it.
We predict that Obama will probably not call for Gadaffi's removal, until the dust has settled and it becomes clear on whether Gadaffi will be either in or out.
Meanwhile the pundits will ignore their hypocrisy and continue to chide, bash, lie and maintain their double-standard about Israel.
It's so easy to predict the obvious.
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