A short Middle East update 06/05/2011Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Uncategorized.
Tags: Egypt, Libya, Middle East, Syria, Yemen
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Ever since the protests in Tunisia, protests, riots, and even civil wars have broken out across the Middle East. Although the media began to pay less attention after President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down, the Middle Eastern nations are continuing to be part of actions that will shape the future of the world.
There is an all-out civil war in Libya, with NATO forces continuing to perform air strikes.
Yemen appears to be next in line for a new regime. The president of 33 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to seek medical treatment. However, he still refuses to give up power at this time, despite internal and international pressure.
The brave pro-democracy citizens of Syria have continued their protests despite increasingly deadly and bloody attempts to silence them.
In Egypt, there are already calls for a second revolution.
Middle East Hullabaloo of the Past 24 Hours 02/02/2011Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Freedom, Government.
Tags: Ali Abdullah Saleh, Egypt, Jordan, King Abdullah, Middle East, Mubarak, obama, protest, Yemen
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A lot has happened since the last post, merely 24 hours ago! 24 hours ago, Obama was not taking sides in the Egyptian riots (but vaguely supporting Mubarak), the President of Egypt had not responded to the protesters requests, the Jordanian government was still in full power, and the US ally Yemei President intended on keeping power, even after 32 years.
24 hours later, President Obama advised Mubarak to step aside, which he did, in a sense, proclaiming that he has chosen not to run for reelection in the upcoming September elections. The protesters are being told by the Egyptian military to “go home,” but the Egyptians are not convinced that they will get the reforms they seek, especially while Mubarak is still in power.
Also, in other Middle East news, following the riots in Tunisia and Egypt, King Abdullah II dissolved the Jordanian government in the face of small riots in his own country and established a new prime minister, boosted economic opportunities, and gave Jordanians greater political power. The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t believe the change is enough.
And to continue the turmoil, today Ali Abdullah Saleh has responded to protests against him in his country by announcing that he will not remain in power nor turn over power to his son as previously intended.
Keep an eye on the Middle East turmoil. History is in the making – and no one knows what the result will be.