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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:11 PM

Daily Kos: Breaking: Something Incredible is Happening in Kuwait

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/04/1155364/-Breaking-Something-Incredible-is-Happening-in-Kuwait

I don't understand internal Kuwaiti politics, but I'm researching it right now. There's a Reuters article that explains the background pretty well. The Kuwaiti opposition recently took a majority of votes in a Kuwaiti election, where one family holds power and political parties are banned. The government has now changed the voting rules, which would prevent the opposition from winning again in the future.

The people of Kuwait aren't having any of it.

The Arab Spring has arrived in Kuwait.

This was the scene at 12:00 PM, EST





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Lars77 Nov 2012 OP
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #8
GreenPartyVoter Nov 2012 #2
Cleita Nov 2012 #3
drm604 Nov 2012 #4
willhe Nov 2012 #5
dorksied Nov 2012 #6
Texin Nov 2012 #9
freshwest Nov 2012 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #7
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #11
cbrer Nov 2012 #12

Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:26 PM

1. Yikes!

Hope they can resolve this without bloodshed.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 03:06 PM

8. They're saying it's about 10% of the population that is rising up...

That would be like having 31,000,000 in the United States show up in Washington to protest.

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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:27 PM

2. Wow! I used to live next to a lovely young Kuwati family. We never discussed politics, but the

wife and I did talk about cultural differences.

Gosh, it's hard to believe it's been ten years since then!

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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:29 PM

3. I hope we don't interfere and back the royals.

I watched last night on Al Jazeera. So far the protests up until then seemed peaceful.

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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:46 PM

4. Wow

Very interesting.

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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 02:58 PM

5. sounds like the GOP

thats exactly what they are aiming for

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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 03:00 PM

6. If the GOP ever get power again this could happen to us.

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Response to dorksied (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 03:42 PM

9. Bet on it.

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Response to dorksied (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 03:43 PM

10. Not could, *would*. They don't want any of us to have a say so, not even the POTUS.


All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.
~ Grover Nordquist

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/13/grover-norquist-speech-cpac.html

Franklin Roosevelt: Definition of Fascism

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group,”


The Koch brothers and those who Mitt wants to sell us off to the people who wrote PNAC. Their plan is classic fascism:


Nationalism
Totalitarianism
Single party state
Dictatorship
Social Darwinism
Militarism
Direct action
Mixed economy
Class collaboration
Third Position
New Man
Imperialism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

They've worked on the Permanent Republican Majority for at least twenty years and believe it's God's Will. The Kuwaitis are fighting for the same thing we must do here. We must be united. If we splinter fighting each other, they win.







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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:02 PM

11. They are some of the most hated people in the middle east.

I have heard even other Aarbic people call them Camel Drivers.

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Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:54 PM

12. The GOP interprets the "Arab Spring"

 

As a bad thing.

I can assure you, based on personal observation, that in Afghanistan and Dubai, and conversations with Iranians in the UAE, that many of those people are glad to see these movements.

Did the forgiveness of the woman who drove a car in Saudi Arabia make the news? More of this trend on a rather micro level.

I wish that America was on their side. This could represent a real breakthrough in terms of future freedoms in the Moslem world, real progress in terms of their politics, and real hope in terms of future alliances with people who want peace, and opportunity.

Oh, and BTW, Aljazeerah rocks!

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