We must remember our past before we condemn those that are fighting to find their own; “HOME OF THE FREE AND LAND OF THE BRAVE.”

America must remember its own past before condemning Egypt and the other Arab Nations, as they seek Democracy and a better way of life!

 

Despite our Declaration of Independence as described in the brief summary below, we had our own Civil War that lasted from 1861 to 1865 when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. Approximately SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND people lost their lives, so we must be mindful and considerate as other Nations, seek to FIND their own; “HOME OF THE FREE AND LAND OF THE BRAVE.

 

[The Declaration’s most important diplomatic effect was to allow for recognition of the United States by friendly foreign governments. The Sultan of Morocco mentioned American ships in a consular document in 1777, but Congress had to wait until the 1778 Treaty of Alliance with France for a formal recognition of U.S. independence. The Netherlands acknowledged U.S. independence in 1782. Although Spain joined the war against Great Britain in 1779, it did not recognize U.S. independence until the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, which ended the War of the American Revolution, Great Britain officially acknowledged the United States as a sovereign and independent nation.]

 

The people of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other Arab countries are no different than we were when we were trying to find out way to Self Governance. Democracy is a noble objective, but it is messy and filled with death, destruction and stained with blood. We need to step back and stop being so self-righteous in our condemnation of the Arab Spring, because it is going to take more than a couple of years for these people to sort of their differences and become Nations of Law and Order.

 

We must not forget that we “propped-up” many of the Dictators in this region of the world that literally brutalized their people for decades and we did so for our own self interest; – OIL. Rather than the Politicians using every opportunity to demoralize these people just like the News Media, we need to nurture them with HOPE that one day they too will enjoy the sacrifices they are making.

 

There are skirmishes in several of these countries but our Civil War was fought in thousands of different places, from southern Pennsylvania to Texas; from New Mexico to the Florida Cost and the majority of the fighting took place in the states of Virginia and Tennessee. Our Civil War was also contested on the Atlantic Ocean as far off as the coast of France, the Gulf of Mexico, and the brown water of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Just look at the New York Times Head Line!

             Hundreds die!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/world/middleeast/egypt.html?hp&_r=0

USA CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

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