It is just weird that in the Middle East, where there is more cash than any place outside of the Chinese government treasury, the EU and the US are expected to pick up the broken pieces of the Tunisian and Egyptian economies. Where are the Saudis? Qatar? Kuwait? They are all swimming in the rest of the world’s cash because of their good fortune to be where they are. Are not the governments of many of the countries of Europe and the US deep in hock? I mean, deep enough that some observers believe they cannot get out without massive readjustments in government services and perhaps even living standards? And they are bailing out Egypt? What are the feelings of the average Egyptian towards the US? I think malice is the right word. And yet, once again, who comes riding to the rescue, this time for an economy based on tourism that isn’t there any more? Oh yes, they propped up Mubarak, but that suited everyone just fine until it didn’t. I get that a failed state in Egypt is unthinkable and at the rate they are going, their economy may collapse by December. But where is the rabid concern in these Arab states for their brothers that is so evident every time an Israeli kills one?
Harper was right to keep us out of it. We give considerable amounts to the World Bank and the IMF. More than ever actually. We are fighting in Libya to keep that lunatic from butchering more of his own people. Its enough.
Why is it that there are some places in the world that we have absolutely no expectations of, in any way shape or form? From terrorism, to the environment and on to how they treat half their population.