w's the Arab Spring going, then?

Before Call Me Dave agrees in Washington to join an assault on Syria, he might pause to consider the current state of the Arab rebellions he has supported so enthusiastically.

In liberated Iraq, they’re stoning teenage ‘emos’ to death for wearing Western fashions; in liberated Libya, they’re smashing British war graves, among other atrocities. And in newly-enlightened Egypt, where a mob recently stormed the Israeli embassy, a doctor who performed ‘virginity tests’ on female protesters in Tahrir Square has been found not guilty of sexual assault.

I see no reason to change my initial assessment of the outcome of the Arab Spring.

It was always going to end badly


Richard Littlejohn

MARCH -2012