Fears of a Muslim Brotherhood Takeover are Overblown
8:25 AM, Feb 12, 2011 • By ALI ALYAMI
Furthermore, any major interruption in oil production and shipping would be used as a justification for a Western military response, not only to ensure the flow of oil without which global economic stability cannot be maintained, but also to rid the Middle East of dangerous dictators like the Shia mullahs of Iran and the Wahhabi Sunni extremists. Given these plausible scenarios, the West and the international community need not worry too much about the destabilization of Arab despots whose domestic and international policies pose mortal threats to Western civilization.
Ali Alyami is executive director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, based in Washington, D.C.
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