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The politically powerless Arab people don't count diplomatically but have the capacity to riot (Arab Spring)

Reader comment on item: When Arab Politicians' Shouts and Whispers Contradict
in response to reader comment: Good analysis

Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 9, 2022 at 10:13

Dear Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi,

It is obvious, is it not, that an Arab needs only to be stopped from rioting, and to be appeased with words. Accordingly, a powerful (Dictatorially) Arab leader is in a better position to express the interests o fhis or her State. So the Westerner can know how to satisfy the Easterner.

One of the differences is that Westerners are preoccupied with Human Rights in the Other, the Middle East. On the other hand, the Middle Easterner is less likely of being concerned with the Human Rights situation in the West, except for a dream that Westerners become Muslims (and no Blasphemy such as painting an image of Muhammad).

So what counts is what published in the public press in the language of the Middle East in Arabic Script. That's partly because the demands of the West may cause a riot in the Middle East if so expressed. Also, the leaders of the Middle East have no interests or capacity to turn a Middle Eastern state into a modern Western-like Constitutional Democracy with Checks and Balances; yet this is precisely what the Obama and Biden administrations have been and continue to demand.


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