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    • Rick NJ
    • 01.03.11 | 16:24 (IST)

    All peoples can choose democracy as a form of government, but before one gets all warm and fuzzy about the end result of these uprisings , let see what the results in fact, are. For similar reasons (i.e., corruption, food, shelter, economic opportunity, frustration with the status quo), the Gazan democratic experiment voted in Hamas (or voted out Fatah...depending on one's viewpoint), and look at how "democratic" their society is now (and we can no more blame Israel for the Hamas-Fatah feud than we can blame them for Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or Iran). Lastly, countries/governments only have "interests" which exist independently of affinity or moral belief. It is in the interest of Israel (and Russia, China, the UK, the USA, etc.) to prefer governmental and market stability over unrest. That doesn't mean that they don't want people to be free or choose a democratic form of government (or think that they're superior).

    from the article: Yemen president: Unrest in Arab world is pro-Zionist conspiracy
    First published 13:44 01.03.11 | Last updated 15:32 01.03.11
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