I don't believe the uprisings in either of those coutries were triggered by political motives. Callous leaderships were factors, but hardly the only ones.
The "democratic uprising" tag is largely a media spin! The core issue remains unaddressed: IT IS HUNGER.
I don't want to be right about this... But I believe these two nations have just BEGUN their downward spiral. And their experiences hold potential life-saving lessons for those of us who haven't had to deal with a similar situation... Yet.
PLEASE DON'T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF EGYPT AND TUNISIA.
The media will increasingly be saturated with "democratic uprisings" in other countries - but don't allow them to distract you from following closely what is happening in Egypt and Tunisia.
Sorry, if I've ruined your day... And I too hope I am completely wrong about this.
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