Scotch - single malt only, please - Lazy8 - Jul 23, 2018 - 7:43am
 
Name My Band - Proclivities - Jul 23, 2018 - 7:20am
 
Dreams - Tales from your sleep - oldviolin - Jul 23, 2018 - 7:19am
 
WikiLeaks - Proclivities - Jul 23, 2018 - 7:00am
 
Baseball, anyone? - zevon - Jul 23, 2018 - 6:43am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - Proclivities - Jul 23, 2018 - 6:22am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Jul 23, 2018 - 6:19am
 
End of the Journals ? - helenofjoy - Jul 23, 2018 - 4:05am
 
What Makes You Sad? - helenofjoy - Jul 23, 2018 - 3:59am
 
Trump - kcar - Jul 23, 2018 - 2:12am
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - jarro - Jul 23, 2018 - 1:52am
 
Trade War - westslope - Jul 22, 2018 - 6:36pm
 
That's good advice - Antigone - Jul 22, 2018 - 6:22pm
 
RP App for Android - jarro - Jul 22, 2018 - 5:24pm
 
Crazy conspiracy theories - R_P - Jul 22, 2018 - 11:39am
 
Photos you haven't taken of yourself - Antigone - Jul 22, 2018 - 8:18am
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Jul 22, 2018 - 8:16am
 
illegal immigrants - Lazy8 - Jul 22, 2018 - 8:16am
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - Red_Dragon - Jul 22, 2018 - 7:50am
 
What are you listening to now? - SeriousLee - Jul 22, 2018 - 5:49am
 
Counting with Pictures - SeriousLee - Jul 22, 2018 - 5:18am
 
TWO WORDS - oldviolin - Jul 21, 2018 - 11:22pm
 
Audio quality and compression filters - kurtster - Jul 21, 2018 - 7:13pm
 
What Makes You Laugh? - Antigone - Jul 21, 2018 - 5:14pm
 
What did you have for dinner? - Antigone - Jul 21, 2018 - 3:41pm
 
ENGLAND calling - JohnActon - Jul 21, 2018 - 1:34pm
 
What Did You See Today? - Antigone - Jul 21, 2018 - 9:26am
 
First World Problems - westslope - Jul 21, 2018 - 9:01am
 
What Are You Going To Do Today? - lily34 - Jul 21, 2018 - 7:36am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - sirdroseph - Jul 21, 2018 - 4:42am
 
What Makes You Cry :) ? - Antigone - Jul 20, 2018 - 5:47pm
 
ONE WORD - oldviolin - Jul 20, 2018 - 5:25pm
 
THREE WORDS - oldviolin - Jul 20, 2018 - 5:23pm
 
FOUR WORDS - oldviolin - Jul 20, 2018 - 5:23pm
 
More reggae, less Marley please - R_P - Jul 20, 2018 - 4:57pm
 
Things that make you go Hmmmm..... - Proclivities - Jul 20, 2018 - 1:16pm
 
What are you doing RIGHT NOW? - SeriousLee - Jul 20, 2018 - 12:38pm
 
The Masked... - Proclivities - Jul 20, 2018 - 10:06am
 
Food - Proclivities - Jul 20, 2018 - 9:38am
 
What makes you smile? - Red_Dragon - Jul 19, 2018 - 5:58pm
 
Republican Party - Red_Dragon - Jul 19, 2018 - 5:04pm
 
Things You Thought Today - Antigone - Jul 19, 2018 - 4:11pm
 
Before and After - Proclivities - Jul 19, 2018 - 1:13pm
 
Old Time and Folk - rhahl - Jul 19, 2018 - 12:31pm
 
Fun - Proclivities - Jul 19, 2018 - 9:11am
 
All Dogs Go To Heaven - Dog Pix - Prodigal_SOB - Jul 19, 2018 - 7:29am
 
RPeep News You Should Know - Coaxial - Jul 19, 2018 - 5:58am
 
RP Daily Trivia Challenge - maryte - Jul 19, 2018 - 5:24am
 
The House I Want (Today) - Antigone - Jul 19, 2018 - 2:52am
 
misheard lyrics - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 18, 2018 - 11:06pm
 
BACK TO THE 80's - ScottFromWyoming - Jul 18, 2018 - 11:20am
 
Breaking News - westslope - Jul 18, 2018 - 9:18am
 
Avatars - SomersetBob - Jul 18, 2018 - 8:55am
 
Song Overlap on app on iPhone 5S - SomersetBob - Jul 18, 2018 - 3:06am
 
Iain Banks or Iain M Banks - Johnny_Alpha - Jul 18, 2018 - 1:15am
 
Iain Banks or Iain M Banks - Johnny_Alpha - Jul 18, 2018 - 1:15am
 
Celebrity Face Recognition - oldviolin - Jul 17, 2018 - 8:12pm
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - lily34 - Jul 17, 2018 - 7:15pm
 
On this day: 1991, Freddie Mercury dies - Red_Dragon - Jul 17, 2018 - 7:13pm
 
I don't think they know what that word means... - Coaxial - Jul 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
 
OUR CATS!! - ScottFromWyoming - Jul 17, 2018 - 7:37am
 
• • •  What's For Dinner ? • • •  - Antigone - Jul 16, 2018 - 4:04pm
 
Happy 40th Anniversary, Queen! - haresfur - Jul 16, 2018 - 3:15pm
 
Museum Of Bad Album Covers - haresfur - Jul 16, 2018 - 3:05pm
 
What makes you angry? - haresfur - Jul 16, 2018 - 3:01pm
 
New Music - black321 - Jul 16, 2018 - 8:09am
 
Football, soccer, futbol, calcio... - haresfur - Jul 15, 2018 - 5:23pm
 
Guns - Steely_D - Jul 15, 2018 - 12:26pm
 
Free Mp3s - R_P - Jul 15, 2018 - 12:14pm
 
The Image Post - SeriousLee - Jul 15, 2018 - 6:53am
 
Chromecast support please! - jarro - Jul 15, 2018 - 12:53am
 
Classical Music - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 14, 2018 - 11:34pm
 
Beer - sirdroseph - Jul 14, 2018 - 1:01pm
 
Home repair, maintenance, and other headaches - Alexandra - Jul 14, 2018 - 9:03am
 
Best Song Comments. - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jul 14, 2018 - 1:27am
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » North Africa/Middle East Unrest Page: 1, 2  Next
Post to this Topic
miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 12, 2016 - 1:05pm

 aflanigan wrote:
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
aflanigan

aflanigan Avatar

Location: At Sea
Gender: Male


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


Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Mar 17, 2016 - 5:47pm

Well, I suppose it's... something.
Proclivities

Proclivities Avatar

Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


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..."
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 31, 2014 - 4:36am

And just who should we thank for this?

 

   
Coaxial

Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 22, 2011 - 8:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Gaddafi says he will not leave Libya and will die a martyr




Noammar Moammar?


ScottFromWyoming

ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 22, 2011 - 8:19am

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


Mugro

Mugro Avatar

Location: It's always sunny in Kabul
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 28, 2011 - 3:59am

 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.

 
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.

cc_rider

cc_rider Avatar

Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


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.


Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 8:12am

 beamends wrote:

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.
beamends

beamends Avatar



Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 8:05am

 oldslabsides wrote:


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.

mzpro5

mzpro5 Avatar

Location: Budda'spet, Hungry
Gender: Male


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.
cc_rider

cc_rider Avatar

Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 7:38am

 oldslabsides wrote:
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.


Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:56am

 beamends wrote:

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?
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:55am

 Mugro wrote:

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.

beamends

beamends Avatar



Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:53am

 kurtster wrote:

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.

Mugro

Mugro Avatar

Location: It's always sunny in Kabul
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:50am

 oldslabsides wrote:


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.

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



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...
Mugro

Mugro Avatar

Location: It's always sunny in Kabul
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:49am

 kurtster wrote:

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.

Mugro

Mugro Avatar

Location: It's always sunny in Kabul
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2011 - 6:48am

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

 
I mentioned that in my first comment. Inflation is a big issue in the Middle East. The cost of food is rising while the jobs are disappearing. That causes a lot of the unrest. Bread riots.

Page: 1, 2  Next