Friday, 28 January 2011
Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan (and Syria?) in 1989
this blog contains some of the best analysis of what is happening in Tunisia, Egypt, maybe Jordan and possibly Syria that I have read. Not much in depth, but the comments are worth reading, and it opens up the issues to thought and debate, which is a good thing, hein? The post I have linked to suggests that 2011 is this part of the world's 1989. Nobody thought the Iron Curtain would come down, until Hungary opened its borders, East Germans went west, and it did. Nobody thought there would be a democratic revolution in any country in this region, but it is happening. Despite the verbal intervention of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the inevitable consequent arrest of its leaders in Egypt, I repeat that there is real hope. Comments and views please. Hat-tip Chris.