Saturday, 19 May 2012

Tunisia - things you thought you knew

who started the Arab Spring?  that fruit seller who set himself on fire in Tunisia after being victimized by Ben Ali's cops, right?  Probably wrong.  From World Affairs, here is an interview with the alleged cop (middle-aged, female) who allegedly started it all.  No she didn't, she says.  And no she isn't.  And she went to prison.  It's good to have assumptions exploded.  But maybe Syria, not Tunisia, is the place to be thinking about now.  World, where are you?

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