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Arab Spring? Is it?

Arab Spring? Is it?

The Arab Spring is widely presented as a regional, youth-led revolution on behalf of liberal democratic principles. Yet Libya is not ruled by such forces; it hardly continues as a state. Neither is Egypt, whose electoral majority (possibly permanent) is overwhelmingly Islamist. Nor do democrats seem to predominate in the Syrian opposition.

The Arab League consensus on Syria is not shaped by coun...tries previously distinguished by the practice or advocacy of democracy. Rather, it largely reflects the millennium-old conflict between Shi'ite and Sunni and an attempt to reclaim Sunni dominance from a Shi'ite minority. It is also precisely why so many minority groups, such as Druzes, Kurds and Christians, are uneasy about regime change in Syria.

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So, if Bashar Hafez al-Assad falls, so does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and if Bashar Hafez al-Assad survives, so does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Is it?

Destiny Entwined?

Indirectly al-Qaeda benefits by Arab Spring. Think about it.

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