Posts Tagged: middle East
Are we seeing a revolution in the Middle East or just a rebranding of military dictatorships?
Here's a slogan to unite all populists: No Taxation without Demilitarization.
Recently back from Egypt, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin talks about the reception of Americans in Tahrir Square, the future of revolution in the region, and how the U.S. government should react.
The question now is what happens next.
It is not only Mubarak's regime which has been discredited, but 32 years of U.S. support.
Revolutions of world-historic potential, such as we are presently witnessing in Egypt, only happen once in a generation.
It's time to scrap our failed client-regime national-security strategy.
Washington is far from joyous as this "democratic wave" extends throughout the region.
The West has never had any plans to bring freedom and democracy to Middle Eastern countries.
There is a tendency among right-wing think tanks in the United States involved in Middle East policy to employ "experts" from the region to bolster their pro-war advocacy campaigns.