In 2006 during the invasion of Lebanon by the illegal Zionist entity, the then Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice had described the plight of Lebanon as “the birth pangs of a new Middle East”. Fast forward to 2011, she didn’t know how right she was….although it is in a totally different vision from what the neo-cons and the Zionist supporters back in the United States had for the Middle East.
For too long the Arab people of the Middle East were held beholden to their dictatorships and tyrants, they themselves subservient to the United States and her Zionist friend. Today, we have witnessed a radical change in the landscape of Middle East politics. Tunisia has fallen to democracy, Egypt too has followed suit. Protests and revolts are currently ongoing in Yemen, Bahrain, Algeria and Oman. Other countries such as Jordan and Syria are trying to find ways to stem the tide of “people power” that is flooding the Middle East. Yes, Israel, you are no longer “the only democracy in the Middle East” as your fanatical supporters and sympathisers had loudly proclaimed all these years. Suddenly Israel is now irrelevant to the democratization of the Middle East. It will just be a matter of time before the Palestinians under Israeli occupation stage their own “people power” revolt and the Israelis know it. It will be the coming of a Third Intifada, one that Israel will find it hard to end.
Can we say now that Israel is nothing more than a cancerous, oppressive apartheid state in the sea of democracy that is now the Middle East?