Peaceful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt sparked a democratic tide that has swept across the region. Young Arabs have taken to the streets in vast numbers, their disaffection for the dictators and autocrats that have continually oppressed them, no longer bearable. 180 million strong, they are protesting on common ground, demanding common values and speaking in one common language. They are clamouring for change, for free speech, for human rights and a solution to mass unemployment and poverty. But as the revolution evolves, it has become clear not all Arabs are singing to the same tune.In Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain, it is now a tale of two protests, with the situation deteriorating into widespread violence and outright war. It seems some regimes will stop at nothing to resist change. So with no unified leadership or clear agenda, and with domestic complications in each and every country, is this truly a revolution? And if this is an Awakening – what path will it follow – that of Turkey? Of Iran? Or rather a third way, an Arab way.Several leaders refused to change for the better, and resorted to trying to squash the protests instead relenting. The more violence, the more the people want new leaders. All the tyrants and their cohorts will fail. The tyrants try to blame terrorists groups as a cover to squash protests but anyone can see that families, doctors, lawyers, nurses, kids, women have been part of the protests as well as the people who have been attacked.Now, the whole world sees these tyrants’ dirty little secrets. These tyrants will fall, they snare themselves thinking they have the right to treat their own people in such ways. No, the truth will win out. People will win the day, not tyrants.God bless you Bahrain, Libyan, Saudi, Yemen, Syrian, etc. leaders (who act wrong) and cohorts. This is not mediaeval times. This is a day and age where we have established, as a global entity, human rights. (I am not even sure leaders acted like this in mediaeval times.) Act right, listen to your people. Your people are your strength, not your enemies. Treat them right and they will be happy. Treat them wrong and you will be deposed. Be nice to your people and they will love you. Share the wealth. Give them basic human rights and they will love you. You won’t need to fight your people, they will love you if you treat them right.“When a Revolution begins for the right reasons, it becomes a symbol for the world to understand, that ‘Human Rights‘ , is the most sacred thing in Life. For without them we have turmoil and chaos, slavery and genocide.” Hotdogfish!
- Yemen President Saleh must follow promise to step down, say protesters (guardian.co.uk)
- Unease at Yemen transition plan – BBC News (news.google.com)