Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Waves of democracy" in Mideast?

Demonstrators took to the streets in Iran, Yemen and Bahrain on Monday, inspired by the anti-government revolts that toppled the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt over the last month.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/protests-wash-over-iran-bahrain-and-yemen-inspired-by-arab-world-unrest-1.343352

So far, dictators have been replaced by military juntas in two Arab states, and elections (certain to be won by Islamic fundamentalist parties dedicated to the imposition of sharia law) are promised for on undetermined future date.

That's not "waves of democracy" (as described in the media).

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