sexta-feira, agosto 15, 2003
Um supreendente artigo de opinião no Arab News:
For 30 years Arab policy on Palestine was based on rejectionism. It produced no benefits for the Palestinians who had to pay, often with their blood, the price of Arab League “heroism.” A new generation of Arab rejectionists now believe that they can play the same game with Iraq. They are mistaken.
Iraq is not Palestine. It is one of the most important Arab countries with immense human and natural resources. Even today, after 30 years of the most vicious tyranny and four wars, Iraq is generally in better shape than some Arab states. Iraq’s many problems, mostly due to a collapsing infrastructure of services, are highlighted because of global media attention. Power brownouts in Baghdad and Basra are massively reported. But few people learn of blackouts in other Arab capitals. Acts of violence in Baghdad make the world headlines because of American presence. But there is no coverage of the bigger violence that affects several Arab countries right now [!!!!]
Can the Arabs now claim that Saddam’s Baathist regime remains the legitimate expression of Iraqi statehood? If yes, they should say so openly. And if they do not wish to cling to that illusion they should accept the only authority that now symbolizes the continuity of the Iraqi state, that is to say the Governing Council
posted by Miguel Noronha 12:29 da tarde
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