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Joel Brinkley, currently a Professor at Stanford who spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has a column in the San Francisco Chronicle titled Islamists in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia not democratic.

The thesis of the column is that Westerners who took Islamists at their word that they would promote democracy and freedom as part of the Arab Spring were fooled.  Brinkley counts himself among those fooled:

Ever since Islamists took office in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, they have been  trying to convince us that they are advocates of moderation, democracy, women’s  rights and individual freedoms. And most people in the West, after jubilantly  watching the Arab Spring’s amazing revolutions last year, wanted to believe  them.

But now we can see that these Islamic groups are taking us for fools…

We should never have believed them.

We” never believed them and “we” were not fooled.  Only “you” and the cheerleaders at The NY Times like Roger Cohen believed them:

 

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» 19 Comments

  1. Milwaukee Mike

    April 15th, 2012

    But…they promised!

    Oh, it’s democracy….their style of democracy.

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  2. 123321123321

    April 15th, 2012

    When “Democracy” is defined as “The Majority Rules”, Islamic States, like Communist States, can be called a “Democracy”. That is what the Bolshevist Revolution of 1917 in Russia was called, a “Democracy”.

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  3. roadmaster

    April 15th, 2012

    OOPSIES!!! Never mind…. What a bummer when your fantasies get mugged by reality. Or when the lies you tell yourself become so obviously stupid to EVERYONE ELSE, you have to abandon them.

    Too late, Moozlim tool. You have less substance than a popcorn fart.

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  4. Left Coast Dan

    April 15th, 2012

    The good thing about articles like these is that I can post them and clue in my clueless friends without having to deal with ‘but it’s from Faux News, so clearly a lie!’

    I’m fine with Islam – as long as it doesn’t stomp on the basic human rights of others. Show me a version like that and I’ll support it. If we can’t find a version like that, well, then we have a problem.

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  5. IronyCurtain

    April 15th, 2012

    Of course, here at iOTW we never fell for any of this crap and produced numerous parodies to prove it. I’m wondering if there’s a contact address where we can email some of them to these idiots.

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  6. beachmom

    April 15th, 2012

    Typical of libidiots. They screw up and when it comes to light, they claim everyone believed the same as they did.
    They just refuse to take responsibility for the crappy socialist in the WH right now, don’t they?

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  7. Maureen from Canada

    April 15th, 2012

    There is a reason for this – the liberal/media left detests Israel. They hate the success of Israel and the defiance of the Israelis on the world stage. Granted, Israel has had help with aid from various countries (not unlike the massive aid given to Egypt but nevermind).

    The one problem in the liberal media’s hate on for Israel is that Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East, where gays and women have equal rights and where Arabs can actually become citizens of Israel. The Horrors!! All at the same time that Israel is under constant threat of being wiped out by bombs from Gaza, suicide bombers from anywhere, and not a nuclear bomb from Iran. And the fact that Israel is a democracy and thrives shuts down most of the hate that the liberal media have for Israel.

    Which is why they believed against all real evidence that the Arab Spring was going to ‘work’ out and turn one of those basket case Islamic countries into a democracy!!!Because if it worked, then they could do a no hold bar criticism of Israel with the real hope of crushing Israel (can’t have success you know).

    You are right, only they believed that the Arab Spring was going to result in a real democracy. The trick now is for the liberal media to redefine democracy!

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  8. Dano

    April 15th, 2012

    No SHIT Sherlock!!

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  9. FreeMan - Tax Slave

    April 15th, 2012

    LMAO

    And these are the “smart” ones…LOL

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  10. Anonymous

    April 15th, 2012

    Many RINOs fell for the bullshit too. McLame is in favor of paying Egypt the Jizya extortion money foreign aid of 1.5 billion. Bill Kristol was clownishly happy about the “Arab Spring”. We’re progressively going down the drain as a country AND we’re actively supporting murderous tyrants.

    There’s a blessing/curse phrase “may you live in interesting times” that I frequently say. I really wish the times weren’t so “interesting”.

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  11. cfm990

    April 15th, 2012

    You, like the rest of leftist academia, are all PHD’s. Pathetically Hopeless Dolts. Seriously, you didn’t see that coming? What part of the Muslim honesty track record, were you relying on? Was it the upstanding achievements of al-Qaeda? The compassion and integrity of the Taliban? Maybe it was those paragons of virtue, The Muslim Brotherhood? Yeah, I can see how ya got fooled.

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  12. Nutjob

    April 15th, 2012

    Maybe 1 day they’ll catch on to Axelrod, Soros, Ayers, Obama, Jones, Sharpton and Jackson……..but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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  13. simply enraged

    April 15th, 2012

    Ralph Peters has a great book out that addresses these political and strategic delusions, entitled ENDLESS WAR. It’s a collection of his essays about war in general and war with the musloids in particular. I’m guessing most here, especially Ann B, will really enjoy the “Taliban From Outer Space” chapter. It’s a good book. I recommend it.

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  14. Cate

    April 15th, 2012

    Once again,so called intellectuals too stupid to see whats right before their eyes.

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  15. Name Redacted™

    April 15th, 2012

     
  16. Death_By_Farts

    April 15th, 2012

    Jesus-pleezus,

    WHO ACTUALLY BUYS THIS PAPER? HOW are they still in business?

    Beware of any Republican candidate that the NYT endorses.

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  17. Racist

    April 15th, 2012

    No No No, This can’t be. That intolerant Islamophobe must have it all wrong. I have, right now as we speak, DVRed on my TV two documentaries that aired on Nat Geo Friday about the Moderate, Peace Loving, Non-extremists Muslim brotherhood, and one about how we infidels have misquoted and manipulated the Kurant for the last 11 years!!!!

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  18. TooMuchTime

    April 15th, 2012

    We should never have believed them.

    Typical libtard. When they’re wrong, it’s “we.” When we’re wrong, it’s “you.” Now who’s gonna clean up this libtard mess? Yeah. Our fine young men and women in uniform, that’s who! Some will die and some will be maimed for life thanks to this brain-donor playing kissy-face with the muzloids.

    How about we find all of the liberals that supported islam, give them a uniform and a rifle, and put them out in front of our troops. If Mr. Brinkley is seeing the light now, maybe he should take one for the team.

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