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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 13.12.12 | 03:19 (IST)

    The Arab Spring is no gift to Israel as the author suggests. The people of the Arab and Muslim world apart from their governments do not look kindly on either Israel or the U.S. The Arab Spring is far from over. The intervention of the U.S. in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan has eroded whatever trust the Muslim world has toward the Western world, a world bent on maintaining colonial style relationships with the rest of humanity. The financial crisis in the West has born down on the the majority of its citizens to carry the burden of a small minority of leaders in corporate, finance, and arms manufacturing-distribution, whose policies are fraught with danger to families and to the environment. This suggests that even in the Western world governments are not standing on solid ground as the majority realizes that they have been burdened with the consequences of corrupt policies. Change is a fickle reality never broadcasting in advance what is to come and is full of frequent unpleasant surprises.

    from the article: David's Harp / Can a patch of desert bring down Israel's economy?
    First published 14:38 11.12.12 | Last updated 14:38 11.12.12
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