The "Arab Spring" is the political ferment in the Arabic-speaking world that has different forms in the affected nations. In some cases, like Bahrain, the United States supports the established government with military aid; in others such as Syria, the U.S. government condemns the violence of the status quo. In many cases, there is reason to wonder what the U.S. government is doing behind the scenes, regardless of what it officially says; we know from Wikileaks documents that what we see is not always what we (and others) get from America's rulers.
Here are a few of the numerous current internet articles bearing upon the Arab Spring:
Army, police charge Egypt protesters who vow to stay
(Reuters) - Police backed by the army used batons and teargas on Sunday to charge protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square demanding Eygpt's ruling generals swiftly hand power to civilians, in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
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Libya, Egypt and Syria all face an uncertain future
The Arab uprisings are still unfolding and no one can predict how each country's story will endhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...arab-uprisings
Deadly street violence erupts in Cairo
A deadly cycle of street violence which has rocked Egypt ahead of next weeks elections was spiralling out of control tonight as troops attacked thousands of protesters camped out in Tahrir Square.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...o-6265145.html
No place for authoritarian regimes, Turkey tells Syria
LONDON Turkish President Abdullah Gul said there was no place for authoritarian regimes in the Mediterranean region, heaping more pressure on the embattled Syrian regime, in comments published Sunday.http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/2...y-tells-syria/
Tahrir Square All Over Again
Egyptian security forces killed at least three demonstrators in Cairos Tahrir Square on Sunday as troops moved against huge crowds protesting the militarys attempts to grant itself permanent governmental powers a week before the first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections.http://www.truthdig.com/eartothegrou...uare_20111120/
I wish the suffering people of that region swift transition to more humane, honest, and democratic forms of governance. It is up to us to pressure the United States government to support them, and not corrupt dictators.
All Power to the People.