Comments on: The experts were wrong, again http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: lexus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34338 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:14:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34338 Keep up your valuable analyses. Your blog is an excellent predictor of future events because the people in charge don’t want to recognize any activities that threaten their position, so they will declare their own wishful thinking until the last minute.
The phenomenon is similar to what happens in stock markets. Contrarians often come out ahead.

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By: BryantNAL http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34333 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:39:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34333 History also teaches us that Egypt will most likely become an Islamic extremist state, which was what Mubarak was trying to stop from happening in the first place. Just by being president Mubarak was stopping Islamic extremism from ruling the country.

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By: Ismailtaimur http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34329 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 08:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34329 Very Apt analysis by David Keys . Remember still waters are dangerous than rising storms.With all the rhetoric of the Despots and fear mongering learnt from their masters.There is no way an un truth will prevail for long time .

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By: mcollinsdc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34328 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 06:46:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34328 The experts judge from a position of superiority, I suspect. This causes them to see people less intelligent or people in less sophisticated societies as a special set of humans. They’re obedient, happy in their dictatorships, willing to forgo basic human rights and desires. The people in Tunisia and Egypt yearn for freedom and require it every bit as much as people in the United States, Europe or anywhere else. Deny them long enough, diminish their living conditions long enough, restrict their opportunities long enough and they will rise up But if you start from the proposition that this potential is not there in the “little people” then you make huge errors due to your paternalistic and unrealistic assessment of people everywhere.

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By: tim_waite http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34327 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 06:19:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34327 “Moments ago, Egypt’s dictator, Hosni Mubarak”, did Egyptian people elect him 6 year ago?

People want to listen different story, then he is dictator now

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34325 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 05:17:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34325 It helps to select experts who tell you what you want to hear. This has been a very serious problem for the American government in the Muslim world for at least a half century. Fifty years of bungled interaction is no accident. You can find Dr. Pangloss easily if you go looking.

It does not help that we rely on the analysis of people who are not ethnically neutral, and then pretend that they are. Why the rest of us cannot see this as a problem is a peculiar American flaw.

Perhaps we will begin hearing alternative points of view. But I would not count on that.

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By: jflogel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34323 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 03:56:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34323 Aren’t you a genius! Anybody can wait until it’s over, then pick out how everyone else was wrong. So where is the reference to your prediction of this event? You seemed to have omitted it. Yes, all of those people were wrong, but at least they had the courage to say what they thought. You, David, sat silent, waited for the situation to play out, and then opened your mouth. I’m not impressed.

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By: Ed_Portugal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/11/the-experts-were-wrong-again/#comment-34321 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 03:19:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8847#comment-34321 Quoting:

“in Sidi Bou Said — the same city, ironically enough, where the Jasmine Revolution was sparked”

Sidi Bou Said, indeed a nice turist location just outside Tunis. But the Jasmine revolution started in Sidi Bouzid, near Kasserine…

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