The Democratic Lie
Was there truly an "Arab Sprin"? Is there more to these countries and is there something much deeper and sinister behind this movement.
Like one Ted talk said, "Beware of stories" for they often play off our most extreme emotions and are based on highly improbable situations based on highly reasonable circumstances. The Media of the west is the best known storyteller and the story on nearly 99% of westerners' TVs and internet. We need to be highly suspect of such stories and how we think about global situations.
I, for one, do not believe that the "Arab Spring" was a popular uprising. It was only a "popular" uprising for western media consumption and small discontented factions from within the countries involved. Isn't arming a rebel group considered a regime change?
Funny how I do not see NATO offering assistance to Dr Chee of singapore who is fighting for fairer elections and political freedom. All is up for debate though.