Barack Obama may rue the day he decided to abandon Mubarak

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Author(s) Con Coughlin
Source The Daily Telegraph
Date February 3, 2011
Quotes-start.png "n the 1970s, when Yasser Arafat attempted to overthrow King Hussein in the Black September revolt, the Jordanian monarch responded by killing and expelling thousands of Palestinians. Without US backing, there is every likelihood that the current generation of Arab autocrats will resort to similarly violent measures if they come under serious threat from pro-democracy campaigners. If that happens, Obama's hopes for an orderly transition to real democracy throughout the Arab world will end in nothing more than bloodshed." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Hosni Mubarak should step down on the topic 2011 Egyptian protests.