Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

13 Sep, 2011

All-pervasive rot – Arab News

One of the many unintended consequences of the Arab Spring has been the exposure of world powers in their true colors. Having long been in the business of Machiavellian realpolitik, Britain was the first to change horses midstream, effortlessly switching its patronage from the tottering Egyptian regime to the pro-democracy protesters when the Tehrir Square began to rumble. The United States, the patron saint of men like Mubarak and Ben Ali, tried its best to ride two horses till the very end, singing hosannas to the deity of democracy even as it tried to protect “our man in Cairo.” Between them, the Atlantic allies have perfected the art of doublespeak and double-dealin

via All-pervasive rot – Arab News.