February 21st, 2011
11:22 PM ET
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Fahmy

    first I would like to thank Mr. Cooper for the coverage especially in Egypt.
    I have a question to the US government and people;
    Where is the democracy that the USA is calling for? It's only a democracy when it suits the US agenda and interest. when people are leading and making the change, the US is reluctant to accept, admire and respect people's voice.

    The US will support any regime that is adopting the US agenda, they are not concerned about the people's voice, the US is concerned about their own interests in these countries.

    The message is, all the world knows this and if the US doesn't make a stand for real democracy (the sound of people not the sound of US interests), it might be too late!

    February 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  2. radomir

    Why does Mr. Cooper and CNN in general keep giving Mr. Ajami such a prominent role in the covering of Middle Eastern events. Mr. Ajami has a biased view and a political agenda that is well known to anyone in academia and the media. His analysis is not neutral. He was a big supporter of the Iraqi invasion and gave credence to the erroneous information provided by the Bush administration. In fact, Mr. Ajami kept a close relationship with the Bush administration for 8 years, and Bush and his people used him and his comments often to justify "anti-terrorist" policies and imperial intervention. Mr. Ajami tries now to appear as a defender of democracy and a critic of the dictators, but he is very selective in his analysis. His support of democratic change is highly selective and his previous analysis of Middle Eastern situations has been proven wrong. CNN should look for other voices. He adds nothing to the news analysisi.

    February 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  3. Hazar kassis

    Is Mr Fouad Ajami the solo expert on the middle east now..Come on CNN and Mr Cooper, i am sure there are other expert in this field.
    Would you please tell your guest to keep syria out of this. Mr Ajami takes every opportunity, even an out of context one, to say something bad about syria. Comparing Syria to Libya is not logical, FYI, Mr Ajami, Syria is neither in debt to other countries nor controlled by international forces and by extension, it controls its own destiny. Above all, it can close its borders today and feed its own people.

    February 22, 2011 at 8:13 am |
  4. David jalali

    I need to correct Dr. Ajami about the revolution being moved into the regimes against the USA club but Libya membership of the Against the west club terminated once Ghadafi gave up its arms ambitions approximately 10 years ago!? Therefore, Libya does not qualify as a member of the against the west club anymore!? The revolution is for freedom against the dictator!?

    February 22, 2011 at 2:49 am |
  5. Betty

    Three countries in the middle having citizen protests – this is not a Coincidence – this is a strategic advance of the muslim brotherhood, Al Queda and Hamas. Anderson you are smarter than most on this region. Don't fall victim to the propaganda believing this is citizen driven, this is not. Civil Unrest is a Gestapo tactic in order to bring in the military forces of a country.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:34 am |
  6. Betty

    AC you are right, that guy is setting himself up for a new position should the country be successful in removing Sahdafi. Don't be fooled by him.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:28 am |
  7. Mahmud Elkout

    The Libyan Ambassador to USA will go out with Kaddafi. We are capable people, we have people that has the expertise to run the country and bring it to its place amongst the civilized world where law and order respected and human life valued, Libyans will never allow this kind of barbaric people to run our country again, we are a loving and kind people that wish to live with the rest of the world in peace and cooperation, the youth revolution asks for democratic civil and pluralism after Kaddafi "soon" disappear, there are a lot of well educated Libyan people that are capable of running and bringing the country to a level of civil society, we are very well educated and knowledgeable people and with this chance we will build the country and you will be surprised to the time it will take, there is no place Islamist, radicals and mullahs.
    Thank you
    Ma hmud Elkout
    Ottawa Canada

    February 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm |