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Egypt unrest and then Iran, Yemen Domino Effect?

Postby prkravi » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 1:14 am

Interesting to note that Unrest and Protests are prolific and in the same fashion going on in this Region. Is it an indication of reform or Chaos I wonder...

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 9:49 am

There was an interesting commentary on the BBC a couple of days ago that in time, we might look at this phase of change and reminicent of both the French and Russian Revolutions of before.

This is more in line with impact than, for example, beheading the king.

We could be witnessing history in the making, similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall although realistically, the fall of the Wall was always on the cards at one point or another.
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:33 am

How goes internet access in Yemen? I don't know what triggered the one in Tunisia but the internet definitely was a large factor in bringing people's dissatisfaction to light.

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Postby prkravi » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 1:09 pm

I don't think they have restricted Internet access as Iran did, perhaps they thought its too late.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 7:06 pm

Have you ever seen the film, inception, it's all a big dream an illusion, all in the mind so i've been told. BTW you can now add Libya to the list!

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Postby prkravi » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:15 am

Yes KSL, Libya and the list is growing...
Bahrain, Yemen and Algeria..some protests in Kuwait and Iraq as well.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:58 am

prkravi wrote:Yes KSL, Libya and the list is growing...
Bahrain, Yemen and Algeria..some protests in Kuwait and Iraq as well.
I long to see peace all round, it is time that wealth was distributed more evenly and the people having a voice in there Country for more democratic involvement and development. Trading nations should also take part in helping.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 6:50 am

ksl wrote: it is time that wealth was distributed more evenly .......


At least you and SE agree on that! Obama would be proud! :-|

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 7:00 am

ksl wrote:
prkravi wrote:Yes KSL, Libya and the list is growing...
Bahrain, Yemen and Algeria..some protests in Kuwait and Iraq as well.
I long to see peace all round, it is time that wealth was distributed more evenly and the people having a voice in there Country for more democratic involvement and development. Trading nations should also take part in helping.


It is time opportunity was spread more evenly.

Unfortunately for too long the west has looked out over a world where a 'poverty of opportunity' is being employed in order to control the masses, and support kleptocracies and dictatorships.

The people of Zimbabwe are not starving, despite millions of tons of UN grain in warehouses, by accident!

p.s. And what are the UN doing about Mugabe? Oh! Oh! Nothing you say?


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