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Thanks so much.
So protests continuing in Cairo as an Egyptian court.
Said earlier today that it would hear a challenge to president more -- recent decree -- power next week.
Joining us -- KT McFarland former deputy assistant secretary of defense.
Thank you so much for joining us this has exploded again.
Yeah and it's gonna continue to get bad now why.
Morrissey the Muslim Brotherhood is the new dictator and what we've got an eighteen months as we got rid of another dictator Mubarak eighteen months ago.
A pro American dictator dictator -- great but for Americans -- And now what we have in this place a new dictator.
And he's not pro American he's anti American anti Israeli -- part of the Muslim Brotherhood which is the movement has carried on throughout the Middle East Hamas.
As a Muslim Brotherhood madrassas or -- have -- governed by the Muslim Brotherhood.
In a dictatorial way you're seeing instability political instability in short my my guess is -- the next ones.
To fall and -- you've got an entire Middle East which eighteen months ago.
With stable and pro American and today is unstable.
Anti American and it's only going to get worse 88208.
Can really describe it pro American -- -- just had a peace agreement with Israel.
That's for forty years which is kept the peace.
Mubarak was an ally of the United States or maybe an accurate to some people but an ally of the United States.
Qaddafi not a good -- there was some people but was cooperating with us on the war on terror.
I do think that you're seeing these are these changes were gonna happen and why all the ingredients are there eighteen months ago it's caused people to go -- into the streets are still there.
75% of the population of all of these Arab countries is under the age of thirty.
They don't have jobs they don't have any prospects for jobs they toppled their dictators eighteen months ago thinking things are gonna get better things haven't.
Things have gotten worse and so their their back on the streets.
Is -- possible that we that we misinterpreted or look through rose colored glasses at what the uprising was all about I mean what -- eight.
Pro democracy you know Arab Spring people fighting for their rights and and you know against oppressive governments when really it was more.
More about religion nor -- do we misinterpret what.
-- much about religion as it was about economic prospects if you look at the history of the world when -- revolutions happen when you have a very large boom population.
If it was that it was the Chinese revolution.
It was the American revolution the French revolution the revolution in Iran even revolution in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
When you have a large population bubble like that.
That's our answer -- population and when you add to it.
Economic disaster end and very few.
Good prospects down the road he of people taking to the streets and that's what you've had a that's what you will continue to have the economy -- -- -- hasn't gotten any better as kind of a lot worse.
Read I was gonna -- and unfortunately once federal drops and you need a forced to come in.
And set them on the right track to top prosperity that are not what is happening we just replaced with another dictator -- to be well but either -- if I'm Barbara problem is that -- let's say their three sanction others.
An exit aid for an investor coming to each of -- hasn't come in the last eighteen months because of the political stability wealthy egyptians they're leaving they're getting their money out.
And so you don't have that -- every institution.
Business opportunities and prospects and so people are back out in the streets and and the problem too is that Egypt is our country if they don't get a billion and a half dollars a month.
Food while -- -- thank you so much thank you it is quarter to as we do every fifteen minutes let's check the.
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