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Tunisia’s coup; Another Obama foreign policy failure

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Tunisia’s coup; Another Obama foreign policy failure
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The Guardian view on Tunisia’s coup: a spring that turns to winter

The Guardian view on Tunisia’s coup: a spring that turns to winter | Editorial

n 2011 Tunisia was the first Arab nation to topple its dictator, and the only one where genuine democracy survives. But events in the capital, Tunis, suggest that the country is experiencing a counter-revolution. On Sunday the president, Kais Saied, fired the country’s prime minister, dismissed the government and froze parliament.

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Terence Reeves-Smyth
Terence Reeves-Smyth
July 27, 2021

It is not that Arabs are unable to appreciate ‘democracy’, however that may be defined, but truly representative government in any Arab state had actually functions would challenge the legitimacy of the leadership in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states – all of which are dictatorships, dressed up of course as royal rule. Syria in fact, despite the obsessive hatred for the ‘regime’, as they constantly call it, is the nearest any Arab state will get to representative government as locally it does have representative democracy and Assad does have genuine popular support. Egypt tried democracy but the ‘Brotherhood’ which… Read more »

Lame Duck Soup
Lame Duck Soup
Reply to  Terence Reeves-Smyth
July 28, 2021

The major advantage to a democracy is that if a lame leader is elected, they can be replaced in the next election.

The fundamental problem though, is that when you have a lame voting public that voted in the first lame leader, chances are not good that you’ll get anything but another lame leader to replace them.

America, you can take your bow now.

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