Arab Spring Swaps Secular Despots For Islamist Ones...

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    What do our new puppets in Egypt,Libya,and Iraq have in store for us in the future?


    The United Nations Development Programme’s 2002 Arab Human Development Report stated that “deeply rooted shortcomings” existed in Arab countries. In other other words, Arab societies were sick. According to the report, this sickness was reflected in the lack of “respect for human rights and freedoms,” the status of Arab women, and the poor state of “knowledge acquisition and its effective utilization.”

    The follow-up report in 2003 stated: “True democracy is absent and desperately needed. The educational system is severely retarded; schools produce ignorant young men and women. Most of the [Arab] intellectuals] realize, even if they deny it, that most of what was said in the most recent Arab Human Development Report is true.”

    So if you were thinking that the so-called Arab Spring was going to fix all that, well, you’d better think again. It looks like the Arab Spring will be followed by an Arab Winter. On second thought, this is a development that was entirely predictable: The Islamists are going to inherit the mantle of the dictators.

    Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Muammar Gadhafi in Libya were corrupt dictators who outlived their days. They all suppressed the Islamic movements in their respective countries, and were all thus on the side of the seculars in their own perverse way. The same holds true for Syria’s Bashar Assad, whose father, Hafez, killed some 20,000 people in the city of Hama in 1982, quelling a rebellion by the Moslem Brothers. Now, his son, Bashar, no less ruthless, seems to be about to go the way of Ben Ali,Mubarak,and Gadhafi.

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    I'm just not very optimistic that our puppets will behave well in the future. What are we creating over there? Some say a wonderful Democratic Utopia but i tend to disagree.
     
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    Its hard to say because its still early, but the smart money is on those countries all having an even more Islamic style of government and becoming even bigger shitholes than they already are.
     
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    Yea i just wonder about what we have unleashed over there. I think Blow-Back will be very strong on this.
     
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    I dont understand why you call them our puppets?
     
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    I call them that because that's what they are.
     
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    unless Islam undergoes a new enlightened reformation.....it will continue to be an anti-west "Arab Winter"....
     
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    Yea we may long for those secular despots someday.
     
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    several countries got rid of their leaders without our intervention
     
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    I guess thats what I dont understand about you calling the new governments puppets, they dont appear to really give to rats about us. I can see puppets for the old despots I suppose, but not the new boss which is not the same as the old boss.
     

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