Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?

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    What happened to the "Arab Spring"?

    It is still in full swing: ME and Africa are surely slipping into chaos providing US with an excuse to continue its presence in conflict zones conducting disorder.

    What do you think "Arab Spring" was about?
     
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    From your link: "America’s military was restricted to fighting wars without total victory as the goal" -- the most pathetic attempt at explaining US inability to conclude any war (apart from Grenada -- btw, it does not fit into your premise).

    I suggest you have a look at something called "managed chaos".
     
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    To mememe: Is this what you mean by managed chaos?

    From Ian Lee, Hamdi Alkhshali and Joe Sterling, CNN

    Amid uneasy calm in Cairo, prime minister says some were paid to protest - CNN.com

    Incidentally, Doug Hagmann offers one answer to my title question:

    Ambassador Stevens & the Scorpion
    Doug Hagmann Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Ambassador Stevens & the Scorpion
     
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    Amazing.
    The same voices which extolled the Arab Spring's virtues just a few month's ago are, now that it has turned into a cold, nasty winter, whining that it was all just an American Plot to destroy the Arab/Muslim "unity." Uh-huh.
     
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    To SAYIT: Exactly so. In truth, Hussein & Company are doing everything they can do to:

     
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    I'm sorry, but can you either find MY words "extolling the Arab Spring's virtues", or apologise for slander!
     
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    To mememe: I don’t know how you interpret SAYIT’s response, but I took it as a general observation.
     
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    Since he responded to MY post, I don't care about his "observations".

    He should either support his statement, or apologise for slander!
     

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