It’s Spreading Like Wildfire



via Middle East protests: Fearless protesters challenge regimes around Middle East –

Opposition activists, human rights advocates and international bodies such as the United Nations have for years warned that the continued social and political stagnation in the Arab world would create the conditions for a social explosion.

“It’s political challenge to autocratic systems that have degraded and dehumanized people and humiliated them to the point where they just can’t take it anymore and they finally started to erupt,” said Rami Khouri, a commentator and analyst affiliated with the American University of Beirut.

Whatever the outcome of these particular uprisings, the Arab world will never be the same.  I don’t think people will return to their former place under the thumb of corrupt, rich, autocratic rulers.


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