Monday, February 21, 2011

A New Dawn

Arabia is on the verge of a new dawn, a new phenomena which is not totally without the price to pay. The price to pay is in human lives. Nevertheless, it is the people's aspirations that are seen on the streets throughout Arabia.

No one would have thought in late December, when protests started against Ben Ali of Tunisia, that the uprisings would spread in this manner. Yet, that is what happened. After the fall of Hosni Mubarak and the happenings in Libya, no one seems to be safe. Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria and even Morocco.

This is a domino effect, the effect the world saw in 1989 when all of a sudden the whole Red Empire of Eastern Europe collapsed. Now, it is time for 'Arabian Domino Effect'.

The Arabian nights throughout the region are hot with excitement as people in cities everywhere are marching against the despots. Initially, they were the darlings of the West who fell, and now even others are looking apprehensive. (In a way, all Arabian rulers, with the possible exception of Al-Assad and Al-Bashir are darlings of the West). Yes, the name of Gaddafi was ommitted, purposefully. He has come a long way from his revolutionary era. He may have problems with the US, but not with the UK anymore. He is atleast a half-darling of the West and a darling of ex-UK PM Anthony Blair.

The Western media initially tried to name what happened in Tunisia in the now so fashionable 'colour revolution' theme. Those colour revolutions were all pro-Western, supported by the West. But what happened in Arabia has taken them all, media and others, pathetically unawares. They are still searching for appropriate colours to name the numerous Arabian risings.

The Arabian risings has just one colour. It is the colour of the arriving new dawn.

No comments:

Post a Comment