Farmaajo: We Have No One Else to Blame
Egypt is in turmoil. The big government is weakened by a week long demonstrations, including its mighty institutions with the exception of the military.
The Arab world needs more of these grassroots movement from within, downsizing every repressive regime to a manageable scale, and with an eventual transition to democracy. But that is too ambitious of a dream to ascertain now. Despite the courage expressed by the youth, the regime still dangle on the reign of power.
However, Western leaders are thinking about an alternative strategy to manage the eighty million Egyptians who are undoubtedly as angry as the Tea Party. But that is too little, too late now.
What culminated in the events of Tunisia and now Egypt are apparently symptoms of what I call "The Arab Warming", a phenomena that is more dangerous than "Global Warming." The Arab Warming has been ignored for too long. The democratic aspirations of millions of people were reduced to an unnecessary question of security dilemma.
Ask any Middle East policy specialist in the West; they will inform you readily that any efforts to democratize the region benefits only to the Islamist, followed with an outdated example of the event in Algeria during early of 1990
I read your article on Foreign Policy with keen eyes and interest. While whining from public officials does not deserve response from any sensible citizen of the Republic of Somalia, I felt compelled to counter false narrative with more objective analysis.