“Arab spring mishap leads to sharp increase of oil smuggling”, “Syrian revolution starts experiencing causalities”, “Overthrown Egyptian government a downright failure”, “Tunisia on the verge of economic collapse post being struck by the Arab spring revolution”, “Bombing in Libya kills 20 in the proximity of a ration distribution unit”. These were the kind of news headlines the modern world was bombarded with when the riots in the Middle East were instigated. Moreover they were the root cause on the basis of which the Arab spring revolution has been deemed a failure.
In 2010 the Middle East experienced a disturbing series of protests and riots against the government. The term Arab Spring was coined as an allusion for the 1848 revolutions that rocked the Arab world. This devastating revolution saw its inception in a chain of small scale protests for the democratization of the Arabian governments. With its start in Egypt and Tunisia it has not failed in affecting every Arab country from Libya, Sudan and Morocco in the West to Yemen and Saudi Arabia in the East. A branch of the same revolution has successfully managed to become the cause for a civil war outbreak in Syria and even stretched its influence outside the Arab world to affect Iran and Mali.
This revolution has successfully managed to alter a few governments and overthrow a few others bearing the likes of Egypt and Tunisia. Unsuccessful leader such as Hosni Mubarak, Muhammad Morsi and Muhammad Gaddafi have been overthrown and in the latter case, killed. Some say it is beneficial for the world as a whole to get rid of such unjust and tyrannical leaders but at what cost?
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...entality of the Middle Eastern population. They are human after all and to condemn humans to their own demise if not failure is cannibalism. And hence we can safely conclude that the Arab Spring revolution and protests were without fail a failure. In the words of Frank Kafka ‘Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.’ As is in the words of Abraham Lincoln, ‘If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution’
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