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Submitted by JACQUES HADIDA (United States), Aug 30, 2011 at 12:37

For nearly 42 years, the world kept quiet about what was going on Libya. And so did the Libyan population.

It took an incident in Tunisia to cause the Arab world to all of a sudden wake up.

I know that in many other societies, it took more than that. It all goes to show, that it does not take much for Arabs to rise against autocracy. All it takes is a good speaker who can convince masses who have no idea of any political consequences to their acts. And who have no idea of what the future will bring them.

No wonder the rest of the world sympathizes with the under dog, not wanting to believe that it would ever happen to them.

Whether what is hapening should serve as a lesson or be forgoten as soon as it is calmly over, is what the future will teach us

Regards to you Daniel



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