you’re so bent on having the last word you are not being logical, or else you are not listening. if the US supports a regime but does not like the son and predicts the son will take over when the father dies, it does not mean the US no longer supports the current regime. it means they are pre empting a regime they anticipate may come in the future
If the US believes that a friendly regime should be toppled, for whatever reason (including preempting a future inheritance of power) then from that point on the US no longer supports the regime. “No longer supports” means “no longer believes this regime should stay in power”. This is elementary logic.
In the case of Egypt, The US not only publicly supported the Hosni Mubarak regime almost until the end, it continued to send aid to the regime during the uprisings that it supposedly engineered. Making the “Arab Spring is a Western plot” theory ludicrous. And not just ludicrous but dehumanizing towards Arabs (they can’t rise up by themselves), as I said several times in my comments before you edited that part out. I understand why you’d want to edit it out, as someone who calls herself a human rights activist it must bother you to deal with the fact that you’re pushing (or suggesting) a theory that dehumanizes an entire group of people.
btw, this is a backhanded strawman/ad hominem argument
No, this is a reasonable assumption based on his previous comments. He accused me of getting my information directly from the US mainstream media, not realizing that his own view is exactly what the US mainstream media finds acceptable : mainly that politicians invade countries and start wars because they’re dumb and incompetent. It’s interesting that you called me naive but you have nothing to say about his comments :
Our politicians would do good if they sit back and think for a minute or two. We are bombing and invading countries and killing hundreds of thousands in the ME, what did they think, what will be the results? A thank you with red roses?
Is it not the time to get the idiots out of our governments and replace them with men who have brains?
Not naive at all.
And of course this has nothing to do with what we’re debating but you already know that.