19 May '11, 4am

Obama to unveil Arab economic plan - - If Islam is so great, let it fix it's own damned economy! #SHARIA #TCOT #P2

Obama to unveil Arab economic plan - - If Islam is so great, let it fix it's own damned economy! #SHARIA #TCOT #P2

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will Thursday unveil a multi-billion dollar economic plan to spur and reward democratic change in the Arab world, modeled on the evolution of post-Soviet eastern Europe. The comprehensive US scheme, initially targeting Egypt and Tunisia, will serve as an incentive for other states currently rocked by "Arab Spring" turmoil, to embrace people power and turn towards democracy, officials said. Obama will lay out the initiative in a long-awaited major speech sketching Washington's response to the historic wave of change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, at the State Department at 1540 GMT Thursday. A senior official said the administration had asked: "how do we take some of the successful efforts in Eastern Europe and apply them in countries that are transitioning to democracy in the Middle East and North Africa?" "It is the be...

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