Arie, I agree with you except on the Turkey thing - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Arab Monarchies in a mess
    • 30.11.10 | 22:14 (IST)

    I don't think Turkey is reverting. As a matter of fact, the Military will no longer organize coups in that State (which I deem progress in terms of democracy - it is not because a state has beef with Israel it is not democratic). On the question of the Arab states and democracy. I could not agree more. You can also add Iran into the batch, although not Arab. However, it does not mean that a tyrant cannot be replaced by another "anti-Israel" tyrant. Look at the Iran case (Shah vs. Islamic Republic), look at Egypt (Farouk vs. Nasser), at Libya (Idriss vs. Khadafi), at Iraq (Bath vs. Iran)... A tyrant can easily be replaced by another more populistic Tyrant.

    from the article: WikiLeaks cables: You can't blame Israel for mistrusting Arabs, says Qatari ruler
    First published 18:52 30.11.10 | Last updated 18:52 30.11.10
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