President Zine Ben Ali of Tunisia, who next? A tree that refuses to dance will be made to do so by the wind

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Justice by on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

The fall of President Zine Ben Ali in Tunisia has inspired the whole Arab world in need of democracy and freedom. The Arab governments known for governing with iron hands are worried about the spread of movements for change from Tunisia, Algeria, or Yemen. Hosni Mubarack of Egypt and Muammar Kaddafi of Lybia must be holding their breath. Dying by immolation as a way to demand freedom, democracy, and good governance is certainly a powerful way to express their desperation.  Sooner or later, dictatorships in the Arab world will collapse. The easy fall of  Zine Ben Ali’s regime has proven the power of the people over their government. The question is, which country is next? As the Maasai of Kenya say, “A tree that refuses to dance will be made to do so by the wind.”

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