Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Mid East like Soviet Union break up"

Former British Prime Minister John Major has claimed that the events currently unfolding in the Middle East will prove as momentous as those which occurred in Eastern Europe twenty years ago. Watch this clip below from Sky News.

It is a sound analysis by Major. Even though I must confess I fear that where as it was in the interest of the western powers to see the fall of Europe's Marxist dictators, there may now be a reluctance to promote further unrest in the Middle East given the global economic crisis. And if the western world does take this view for fear of sky rocketing oil prices, we will regret it because an opportunity like this, to democratise the Arab world may never come again. The solution ? Energy independence.

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