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Middle East Democracy

jsenner Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 8:39 AM
Russia could have succeeded in Afghanistan just like they did in the 20's with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan etc by unleashing unlimited terror and keeping foreign intervention at bay. They tried the former but were unsuccessful with the latter. We tried a softer approach, which is working, but are unable to seal the borders with Pakistan and Iran who are undermining our efforts.
Here's the first paragraph of my last year's column "Democracy Is Impossible":

"After Moammar Gadhafi's downfall as Libya's tyrannical ruler, politicians and 'experts' in the U.S. and elsewhere, including French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, are saying that his death marked the end of 42 years of tyranny and the beginning of democracy in Libya. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Gadhafi's death represented an opportunity for Libya to make a peaceful and responsible transition to democracy. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said, 'Now it is time for Libya's Transitional National Council to show the world that it will respect the rights of all...

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