Two perfect examples are Iran and Egypt:
When Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (Shah of Iran) ruled Iran, There was never a thought of instability in that region.
He kept the Muslim (Nut Case) clerics in their place (Mosques) and ran the country with a tight fist and western influence.
In the context of regional turmoil and the Cold War, the Shah established himself as an indispensable ally of the West. Domestically, he advocated reform policies, culminating in the 1963 program known as the White Revolution, which included land reform, the extension of voting rights to women, and the elimination of illiteracy....During this period, The Shah had close ties with Israel.
....The shah's regime suppressed and marginalized its opponents with the help of Iran's security and intelligence organization, the SAVAK. Relying on oil revenues, which sharply increased in late 1973, the Shah pursued his goal of developing Iran as a mighty regional power dedicated to social reform and economic development.
Then came the uprisings of 78-79....The U.S, being critical of the Shah ( you guessed it....President Carter)...Ayatollah Khomeini returning from exile....taking of American hostages...Democracy at work?
Then there is Egypt and Mubarak who came to power after the assination of Anwar Sadat. Both of these men ruled with a tight fist keeping the Muslim (Nut Case) clerics in the Mosques WHERE THEY BELONG!
Stability in that region...cordial relationships with Israel and the U.S.
Then...Kdafi's downfall in Morroco....discontent in Egypt...U.S. being critical of Mubarak (Cartet 2..I mean President Obama)....riots...Mubarak forced out....Let Freedom ring....Do you think?
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