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Monday, February 28, 2011

Not a theory you'll hear on Al Jazeera

It occurs to me that the pattern of revolution in the Arab World reflects the original colonial powers...

Tunisia - manning of barricades, much frenzied political debate, corrupt ruler fades away into obscurity. Former colonial power = France.

Egypt - flagrant theft of priceless historic artefacts, army and political elite rapidly ejects corrupt ruler. Former colonial power = Britain.

Libya - complete chaos, unstable old ruler makes endless incoherent ranting speeches and refuses to give up. Former colonial power = Italy.

(I wonder if Italian media, bloggers etc have spotted the intriguing parallel between Gaddafi and Berlusconi?)

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