The so-called Arab Spring – an attempt of summary

Posted: December 20, 2011 in Sideviews
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On 17th December 2010 something occurred in the small Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid that should lead to a so-called “revolution”. On that day, a desperate Tunisian teenager, who tried to support the livelihood of his family with his vegetable stand there, lit himself.

Again and again he was bullied and also harassed by the behavior and conditions of the Tunisian police in this village. His self-immolation happened one year ago and he died of his injuries. This sad act sparked major protests by angry and frustrated young people in Egypt.

Some followed Muhammad Buazizi example and also committed suicide after his sad death. The first so-called revolution in the Arab world has been triggered. Whether this “revolution” has been really triggered all alone from within Egypt by this sad act should be questioned.

It wasn’t the first demonstration against the rise of food prices, but those protests were not able to overthrow the dictator. This changed with these protests in spring 2011. One should consider that these developments around these demonstrations have been driven from the outside, too.

For example, the name of Former U.S. diplomat Jeffrey Feltman appears repeatedly in connection with these so-called revolutions in the Middle East.

The events in Tunisia spilled over to other states and for example, the Tunisian dictator quickly left his homeland to find asylum in Saudi Arabia. Some say a bit too quickly. Even before the wave of “revolutions” (“Arab Spring”) reached Egypt, this interesting wave reached the both states Morocco and Algeria.

Again, the people took to the streets in protest against rising food prices and against the corruption within the country. Of course, the people in Algeria and Morocco also protested against the injustice.

Finally, the demonstrations in Egypt began on 25th of January. These protests in Egypt were primarily socially motivated demonstrations, in which the people wanted to give vent to their anger.

Triggered by the financial crisis (U.S. is mainly to blame for this) the food prices and housing prices also increased in the Arab countries. Where the foreign/western countries did not intervene, the demonstrations disappeared again.

Take a look at Algeria. It seems that nowadays hardly anyone reminds about Algeria that there people also protested against the government and that these demonstrations were brutally dispersed or even mowed down.

It seems that the Western governments decided secretly that an Algeria under the lead of Bouteflika is safer for Europe than an Algeria, which is ruled by Islamists.

Some experts of the Middle East talk about the beginning of these demonstrations and revolutions about an “Islamic revolution” (even Islamistic revolution) which is masterful ignored by the West till today. The West even ignores these statements about an “Islamic revolution” gladly.

However, the results of the first elections in Tunisia and Egypt speak for themselves: In both countries the Islamists have gained extremely more power and influence. Not surprising at all. For example, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt supported and still supports the protests against the power of the Egyptian military. It sometimes seems that the Muslim Brotherhood also forces chaos within these protests because it might be useful for their goals.

Not to mention that the Muslim Brotherhood offered people money to vote for them at these elections in Egypt. A wonderful example of the democratic sense within the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sure a lot of people are able to recall the 11th February. The Egyptian dictator Mubarak resigned at this day and handed “all” the power to the Western-backed military. At the moment, the Egyptian military clings to the power in Egypt and the Egyptians are not able to reach a break to rest after their “revolution”. But this revolution in Egypt was not the last revolution of this “Arab Spring” in 2011.

The Yemenis were encouraged by the events in North African countries and started to take to the streets, also to demonstrate against their Yemeni government.

Shortly before this outbreak of “revolution” in Yemen, the people were again humbled by the corrupt government and the proposed constitutional amendment, which would keep the Yemeni leader Saleh for some more years in office. The frustration of the Yemenis erupted finally.

As far as we know, the Yemenis always have demonstrated in a peaceful manner against the government and military. The bloodshed started as the clan of Sheikh Ahmar began to act against the Yemeni government to enforce the interests of the clan and this Sheikh.

After a longer period of a back and forth and a long stay in Saudi Arabia, Saleh finally agreed to the proposal of the Gulf Cooperation Council and left his post in Yemen. Nobody exactly knows the future of Yemen. What is only certain to say is that the near future won`t be easy for the country and that you are actually able to call Yemen a failed State. Yemen always was a “forgotten” country and the situation within the country is really getting worse.

The Libyan revolution should not necessarily carry this title of a “revolution”. Viewing at Libya it is indeed clear that foreign countries supported those “rebels” to overthrow the ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Not to mention the clear statements about the events in Libya by independent journalists like Lizzie Phelan and others.

Although both Western countries, France and Italy, extolled the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi until early 2011 and both governments did everything in motion in order to impress the leader in oversea, it was above all France, which quickly forgot about the alliance and any agreements.

It seems that the huge fear of an independent and more powerful Africa and a Libya with major projects was behind the intentions of the Europeans and the Americans. Some would also say that this was behind the intentions of the West to destroy the structure and plans of this country. Not to mention the huge amount of important mineral resources, of course.

The armed rioters were celebrated as rebels and supplied with arms and money by the West / NATO. First they helped to pass the Libyan city of Benghazi as a liberated city to the rebels and afterwards they started a war, based on lies, to determine the fate of the finally murdered Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

After Muammar Gaddafi’s assassination and the capture of his son, Saif al-Islam, it suddenly became very silent about the situation in Libya.

It seems that they want to prevent, that the Western population learns something about this false revolution in Libya and above all, they want to create time to bury all corpses of innocent. So that there won`t turn up any unpleasant questions. The truth is sometimes very brutal. Libya is now exploited and finally ruled by al-Qaeda and CIA related people.

Also people in Bahrain were at the beginning of this year encouraged by the events in other Arab countries and they went on the streets to protest. The majority Shiite population wanted to achieve more equal rights and above all, that the Bahraini opposition will lose their status as mute puppets in the government.

In Bahrain, it was a brutal crackdown of the “peaceful demonstrations” by the government. And all words, which U.S. President Barack Obama had about these violence by a regime, was a gentle criticism that the Bahraini ruling family should not act brutally against demonstrators.

But this was not enough. The Bahraini ruling family asked for help with the crackdown of protesters and the friendly Saudis delivered tanks and their soldiers to “bring down” the demonstrations in the neighboring state. After all, no one really outraged about that and no one spoke about a “humanitarian intervention” in Bahrain or even in Saudi Arabia. It`s a hypocritically world, isn`t it?

The reporting on the brutal events in Bahrain has been suddenly discontinued. They remained silent. The West and others did not want to risk, that the Bahraini ruling house loses its power. After all, the United States of America own an important military base in Bahrain.

Furthermore, they couldn`t risk, that the Shiites in Bahrain are really successful in receiving more power and also co-determination in the country, because this would mean that the Iranian influence is increasing in Bahrain. Nothing, what the West really wants.

If there will be a résumé about the so-called Arab Spring in these days, it seems that nobody is going to mention Bahrain just as Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The Saudi king tried to bribe his people with money, to buy it finally. But this strategy has not worked especially in the east of Saudi Arabia, on the border to Bahrain, where many Shiites live. Especially in this region a lot of Shiite people were constantly on the streets to show their protest.

By a new fatwa, which declared such demonstrations against the ruling family in Saudi Arabia as un-Islamic, this known ruling family has created an almost free rein in the suppression of the demonstrations. Of course, such a fatwa is used to ban protests against the ruling family in Saudi Arabia and to justify crackdowns of protests. Also such a fatwa does not seem to be very Islamic finally, but that’s nothing new in Saudi Arabia.

The fool’s freedom for the Saudi ruling house is intensified by the looking away of the West. Who wants to lose Saudi Arabia as a partner in these days? After all, there are still many sources of oil which can be exploited.

Furthermore, Saudi Arabia is a good partner of the West in the fight against Iran – though this country is not necessarily a true friend and ally of the West. Saudi Arabia has a very strong interest to keep the power of Iran limited and to take care with every option that the power of Iran doesn`t increase.

After all, it is often about the supremacy of Sunnis and Shiites in the Arab-Islamic world. Saudi Arabia isn’t interested in losing its (religious?) power/influence to Iran.

At the beginning of this year 2011 there were also demonstrations and violent clashes between protesters and the police in Jordan. The people protested for a new government. The Jordanian prime minister was replaced.

The frustration of the Jordanian people is still palpable and there, but you do not hear anything any longer about Jordan. They do not want to take the risk to overthrow a Sunni ruler – especially not in a country where the majority of the population is actually Palestinian. It would not be foreseeable, which reaction would be triggered.

So while the West deliberately keeps silent about some regions, they are running on full speed when it’s about other countries which are not the “favorite children” of the United States, other countries and organizations. One of the best examples is Syria.

In Syria, the demonstrations began relatively late and were fueled from outside. Not to mention the financially and other support for the Syrian opposition groups within and abroad by the United States – this support started already by the Bush administration and is still continued under the administration of Peace Nobel Prize-“owner” Barack Obama.

The demonstrations in Syria began peaceful, although foreigners were smuggled into the country to force violent situations within those protests. The peaceful protests were soon stopped because of this. The arming of several bunches of extremists, Islamists and criminals did the rest. The weapons were smuggled in quantities beyond the borders of the country – even before these demonstrations in Syria have started.

A not to be underestimated role in the so-called “uprisings” in Syria may have played the comeback of an U.S. ambassador to the U.S. embassy (Damascus) in February this year. Of course, this comeback of a questionable U.S. ambassador to Syria was also helpful with the policy against Syria.

This “Syrian unrest” is happening since nine months – although it is said that there is a horrible crackdown of protesters by the Syrian army and security forces. Not to mention that a real “unrest” looks different to the real events within Syria. But in favor of Western policy it is sure useful to sell these events in Syria to the Western population as a “peaceful unrest” of “peaceful demonstrators”, who just want freedom and democracy.

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Alawite) should be overthrown, without any foreseeing of the consequences. It is easy to see these attempts of overthrow the Syrian government and President in connection with the “Foreign Policy” of America, Israel and probably (mainly?) AIPAC.

It is written on the flags of America to protect Israel, which the U.S. President Barack Obama again made clear in the last days. Because of this and the powerful AIPAC lobby within the USA, they have on their agenda to destroy the so-called “Axis of Evil” – despite the probably consequences.

An upcoming President of the United States needs a huge financially base to become president and he also needs the support of such Lobbies and positive opinions about his attitude to Israel. Real independence is sure something different.

If you destabilize Syria, an important supply line between Iran and Hezbollah is interrupted. But the West has made up its plan without Syria, which still holds well against all sanctions, propaganda and lies of Western countries, organizations as the NATO and questionable media. But it is in the stars how long Syria will survive this.

What is sold as “Arab Spring” is absolutely a huge lie. A lie, what is becoming increasingly obvious, especially after the Islamists won the non-independent & questionable elections in Egypt and Tunisia.

A lie, which has the end, that the bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters in Bahrain and the situation and events in countries such as Jordan and Algeria are simply not included in the so-called retrospective analysis. A hypocritically sale of the so-called “Arab Spring” – a recapitulation, which is more than blind in one eye.

A lie by which a war was fought in Libya (and there are still clashes, of course). With tens of thousands of casualties – with a big thanks to NATO and Western interests. Whether one can still speak of a “spring” is more than questionable.

The Arab states became puppets of the West, even more than already in the past. The West has tried to use his influence and how this failed “Arab spring” will going to end will be sure turn out in future.

The West still missed to reach all goals yet, because the government in Syria is still not collapsed and the majority of the Syrian population supports the President Bashar al-Assad and the promised reform process. Also the Iran is far too powerful to attack it, without fearing huge consequences.

There still other Arab states where dictators are in power. The West just seems to be blind or is this behavior a confirmation of the imperialistic lies and propaganda?

If you want to sell the so-called “Arab spring” as a real pro-democracy movement of the Arab youth, then you should not keep simultaneously the dictators of the Gulf States, Jordan, Algeria and Morocco in office and power. The Arab Spring is a farce, which has plunged many countries into chaos.

These countries will have to fight with the consequences for the next decades. The problems, why the Arab youth mainly protested on the streets, are still there – everywhere. The acts to solve these problems of the Arab youth and societies are not even started yet.

If you consider Iraq, which is served as an example of democracy in this region, you quickly recognize that this supposed democratic government is much more corrupt than the former dictator.

How the Arab population and primarily the Arab youth are going to handle this is unclear. Maybe more “Arab springs”, maybe more victims and wars. Probably.

One is clear – the Arab neighbors have been weakened and this is one of the main goals of Western interests, Imperialism and also of Zionism.

  1. A very important article that only proves what we were saying from the very beginning that the ‘Arab Spring’ is neither an Arab nor a Spring and never was ‘spontaneous’ nor ‘public’ and never was an ‘uprising’.

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