Saudi funding islamists in Syria. Qatar funding Islamists in Syria. Qatar and Saudi on bad terms. Al Jazeera homebase in Qatar. Stirs problem for conservatism in Middle East – especially Gulf area surrounding Qatar. Egypt unstable. Perhaps Egypt and Syria may forge an alliance rooted in a secular-resistance tradition/past. The axes are becoming more fine – all that’s left is a few states teetering back and forth on the fence. Who? That’s ALWAYS debatable.
When Brutus freed the Romans from Caesar’s absolute rule – he was hailed as a force of liberation – thousands of years later, however, it seems he is regarded with disdain – a traitor who ushered the end of rome, a jealous and devious shadow of Caesar. And so, in today’s world, as millions of westerners rush to their social media outlets to bring light to the protests and uprisings sweeping all these foreign countries, demanding ‘freedom’ from ‘dictatorial rule’, I am forced to ask: Are the uprisings forces of liberation, or are they jealous traitors looking for their chance at glory?