|Man in a Desert||
No, I am not maintaining silence on what's happening in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen.
I watch the unfolding events intently and am working on a long piece analyzing these events and their implications.
Police, security and armed forces are being deployed to suppress the popular protests with overwhelming force. Dozens are being killed and hundreds wounded.
Egypt was different; it's a much more open society than Libya where the most violent suppression is taking place. According to Human Rights Watch 84 people have been killed so far in Libya.
Bahrain's confessional divisions make the face-off much more sensitive.
Add Yemen's tribal society in addition to the secessionist south and we get a clear idea now that the change in the rest of the Arab world is facing more complex challenges in its bid for reform.
Let us see who in the world is going to stand up for basic human rights of in the absence of a guarantor of continuity like the Egyptian army.
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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