Monday, January 31, 2011

Even Our Dictators are Pan-Arab

There is, I think, a marvellous pan-Arabism that is being expressed in this wave of revolutions and unrest that has swept the Arab world. Average people on the street from Yemen to Morroco are watching al Jazeera and cheering the events taking place in Tunis and Cairo. Furthermore, the ousted Ben Ali could only find refuge in an Arab country, Saudi Arabia, because the Europeans and Americans wanted nothing to do with him. Recently the Libyan and Saudi governments made statements that supported Mubarak's regime. It seems that even our dictators are a pan-Arab family who look out for one another.

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