I'm worried for them.
I don't want them to go down a path of brutal violence such as Europe went down in the 1940's. They must find the path of peace. They are standing at the crossroads.
Vienna University 70 years ago
Already, on Obama Withdrawal Day plus 1, early reports are coming in of 60 people murdered in Iraq. Why?
In Egypt the violence in Cairo shows no sign of ending. Why?
In Libya unreported atrocities are being committed. Why?
In Syria 230 are killed in one day of bloody violence. Why?
In Yemen, in Bahrain, and in other countries conveniently below the mainstream radar protests are going on or are being subdued . . .
In Saudi Arabia a woman is beheaded as a witch . . .
Elsewhere a woman, a victim of rape, is stoned to death . . .
What is the problem? Is the Arab world now going insane?
Thinking aloud, maybe the problem has something to do with all those straight lines the colonial powers liked to draw in the sand.
Maybe straight lines is not the Arab way. Perhaps they are a caravan serai people. Perhaps they feel they are being fenced in.
There's something evil at the root of all this. Friday, after prayers, is often a very bad day for bloodlust. Tomorrow it is Friday. Shall we see it once more?