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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 - 4:07pm

Context.

Regional Recap: Houthi Rebels Fire Missile At Riyadh, Israel Vows To Destroy Assad If Iran Attacks Israel


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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 - 1:05pm

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Results of a 2016 survey of 18-24 year old Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa

Wide Majorities of Young Arabs Despise ISIS, Want More Rights for Women, See U.S. as Ally



 



i'm surprised trump isn't on the list

he must be slipping or somebody forgot to tell these guys
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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 - 11:31am

Results of a 2016 survey of 18-24 year old Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa

Wide Majorities of Young Arabs Despise ISIS, Want More Rights for Women, See U.S. as Ally


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Posted: Mar 17, 2016 - 5:47pm

Well, I suppose it's... something.
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Posted: Mar 3, 2015 - 9:05am

Report: Middle East Quickly Running Out Of Land Area For Violence To Spill Over To

"...the available square footage in which these clashes can further spread is becoming increasingly scarce..."
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Posted: Jul 31, 2014 - 4:36am

And just who should we thank for this?

 

   
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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 - 8:26am

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Gaddafi says he will not leave Libya and will die a martyr




Noammar Moammar?


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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 - 8:19am

Gaddafi says he will not leave Libya and will die a martyr


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Posted: Jan 28, 2011 - 3:59am

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One thing that cannot be overlooked is the role of "social media" is playing in these situations.  The ability to quickly communicate and be somewhat anonymous is allowing people to share ideas and when applicable coordinate their protests

Something that has been almost impossible in most of these semi-despotic regimes.

 
That's why Egypt has been shutting down the internet there over the past 24 hours or so. However, despite blocking their citizens from connecting via the internet and social networks, "the Revolution will not be televised." It will go on regardless at this point.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 8:14am

 mzpro5 wrote:
One thing that cannot be overlooked is the role of "social media" is playing in these situations.  The ability to quickly communicate and be somewhat anonymous is allowing people to share ideas and when applicable coordinate their protests

Something that has been almost impossible in most of these semi-despotic regimes.

  Good point. I like to imagine many people used to think they were the only ones against such regimes, and social media has allowed them to connect and discover 'hey, it's not just me, it's not just hundreds, but THOUSANDS of people feel this way. There are enough of us we could actually DO something.'

Imagine all the people cowering in their homes, afraid to speak out lest they be the only ones. Social media can give folks the opportunity to find strength in numbers. Of course that sword is gonna cut both ways, so YMMV.


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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 8:12am

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I have no idea, it depends on their collective will I suppose. What will happen though, I reckon, is that if outsiders try to interfere the radicals (read Islam I suppose) will instantly fill any power vacuum.
 

Ayup.  I sincerely hope The West will - if for no other reason than they're already overextended - stay the f*ck out of this.
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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 8:05am

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Yes, but can that culture survivie in an era of instant, worldwide communication that tends to homogenize everything?

 
I have no idea, it depends on their collective will I suppose. What will happen though, I reckon, is that if outsiders try to interfere the radicals (read Islam I suppose) will instantly fill any power vacuum.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 7:47am

One thing that cannot be overlooked is the role of "social media" is playing in these situations.  The ability to quickly communicate and be somewhat anonymous is allowing people to share ideas and when applicable coordinate their protests

Something that has been almost impossible in most of these semi-despotic regimes.
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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 7:38am

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I imagine the Christian fundamentalists are popping with excitement - part of their apocalyptic vision is a united Arab world, and they're probably interpreting this as the beginnings of that.
  I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when their Judgment comes. Not all, but some, are in for a real disappointment.


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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:56am

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But that's how they do it, and always have, in that part of the world. It's their culture.
 

Yes, but can that culture survivie in an era of instant, worldwide communication that tends to homogenize everything?
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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:55am

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If only it was that simple. This is not about religion. Not really.
 
Oh I'm not one of them - not anymore.

I think the bread riot argument may be a major portion of it.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:53am

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Interesting.  Long standing rulers.  Egypt has had only three rulers in my lifetime.  Jordan has been somewhat steady over the past 10 to 15 years.  But father to son.  
 
But that's how they do it, and always have, in that part of the world. It's their culture.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:50am

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I imagine the Christian fundamentalists are popping with excitement - part of their apocalyptic vision is a united Arab world, and they're probably interpreting this as the beginnings of that.

 
If only it was that simple. This is not about religion. Not really.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:50am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
you guys are also forgetting the exploding costs of food.

 

Malthus might have something to say here...
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Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:49am

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Interesting.  Long standing rulers.  Egypt has had only three rulers in my lifetime.  Jordan has been somewhat steady over the past 10 to 15 years.  But father to son.  
 
There is a lot of poverty in Jordan. I was there last week and saw a lot of despair. That and a lot of paranoid security. We had to go through three security checkpoints in order to drive up to our hotel, and then went through a metal detector in the lobby. Serious business.

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