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Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Mar 29, 2011 at 19:38

Dr Pipes article is called "Four Middle Eastern Upheavals."It could as easily be called forty middle eastern upheavals. If it seems that from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Libya to Syria , from Lebanon to Bahrain, from Yemen to Tunisia, theres a major ongoing problem, one would be spot on to call it as such. Plainly put, the Arab countries, with perhaps the exception of Egypt, are a collection of oil wells, tribes and religious rivalries that in no way bear resemblance to a country.They are artificial drawings on a map, that should all be thrown out of the United Nations and broken up..A collection of tribes,called a country,dictated by one man from one tribe, wil never be fully understood by even the best of non Arab minds. Thoughtful writings aside, its a near wasted exercise.

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