Revolutions of Bread and Freedom In The Arab World
About the beginning of popular revolts in the Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East is one of the most violent regions of the world. This is due to its geographical location, but even more due to dictatorial regimes which prevent the progress and development of the region.
This violence is not helped by people of the region seeing people in many other countries in the world living in democratic systems.
And the migration of a huge number of people from Middle East countries seeking asylum in countries around the world is due to the widespread corruption and enslavement of people, the suppression of freedom, the lack of minimum requirements of decent living and the loss of human rights in those countries ... Etc.
In other words, there is not real life for people of the region, but the real life is only for the ruling dictatorship, which is lying on the necks of the people. The exercise of control by the dictatorial forces in the region has for a long time led to the spread of corruption, ignorance, backwardness and disease among the people in those countries.
And also led to weak ability of people to resistance, resistance to authoritarian regimes ruling, and when someone or a group or party, to oppose the ruling regime, they have suppress them with brutal tactics. It happened in Iraq previously, the Kurdish revolts, and the Shiite uprising against the dictatorial Baathist regime.
But also the Iranian uprising against the Iranian regime was brutally suppressed. The same happened in Syria several times. First time it was the rebellion against the Baath regime in Syria in the provinces Aleppo and Hamah -and Homes in 1982. It was suppressed and the Syrian regime has committed a great massacre killing more than 20 thousand people.
Second time the Kurdish uprising against the persecution of Syrian people by the Baathist regime (targeting particularly the Kurdish people in Syria) took place in 2004. It was also suppressed, and we still live under the effects of that uprising? But now the situation has changed, people became aware of their degrading and humiliating reality, and they began to know how to unite against the ruling authoritarian regimes. This change is exemplified in the revolution of Tunisian people, as well as the revolution of Egyptian people, who arrived to victory and success.
It was the revolution in Tunisia that gave the first spark to the explosion of popular revolts in various countries in the Middle East and North Africa. People's love of freedom urged them to sacrifice for the sake of liberty, such as the Tunisian people and the Egyptian people demonstrated.
Tunisia's revolution has been named the revolution Bu Zayd, or jasmine revolution. Sir Bouazizi was the young man who burned himself expressing his rejection of the authoritarian methods of government. This incident triggered the spread of demonstrations to all regions of Tunisia, causing the fall of the ruling regime, soon after the revolution of millions in Egypt followed the same pattern.
The demonstrations have spread to Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Sudan, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, Iran, but in Syria the dictatorial regime, considered one of the bloodiest regimes of the world, does not allow any demonstration. They hope to prevent any revolution, or demonstration, even if they were in sympathy with their brothers in Tunisia and Egypt.
But as they say: increased pressure generates the explosion, so the dictators in Syria and Iran may be departed as it was the case in Tunisia and Egypt.
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