Friday, August 15, 2014

Why There Is No Place For Moderation Or Democracy In The Mid-East

This article describes the chaos in the Mid-East as a war between oppressive governments and the culture of vengeance that results from oppression.   There are few moderates to be found in governments, and certainly not among the rebel groups seeking revenge.  None of the rebel groups are advocates for democracy.  The US invaded Iraq with a mission of building a democratic state with a free market economy.  That mission failed.  Its hard to see what Western nations can do today to end the civil wars in the area if this description of the chaos is even close to being accurate.  Unfortunately, politicians in the US continue to blame the chaos in the Mid-East on ineffective US policies.  They have no solution for the problem other than sabre rattling.

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