Há algum tempo não postava os artigos de Lukyanov, sempre muito interessantes. Gostei da observação referente à pouca atenção dada pelos candidatos à Presidência dos EUA ao problema do terrorismo. De toda maneira, com a crise no mundo islâmico se agravando, Obama e Romney acabam tendo que se manifestar… e algumas vezes não o fazem tão bem.
Recomendo a leitura a meus alunos de Relações Internacionais, pois se trata de análise diferente daquelas com que nos deparamos aqui em Pindorama.
Uncertain World: How the Arab Spring Muddied Post-9/11 Clarity
Last Tuesday, September 11, while the United States was commemorating the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, anti-American demonstrations erupted at U.S. consulates in Libya and Egypt.
The demonstration in Benghazi, the home base for the Libyan rebels who came to power thanks to military intervention by the United States and NATO, led to clashes that killed several American diplomats, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.
In an interview with Al Jazeera a few days earlier, Mohammed al Zawahiri, the brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, offered to broker a 10-year peace deal between al Qaeda and the West. The U.S. is to abstain from interfering in the affairs of Islamic countries, in return for which the “legitimate rights” of America and the West will be protected and they will stop being provoked.
Mohammed al Zawahiri, who was acquitted by an Egyptian military court in March this year after spending 14 years in Egyptian prisons on extremism charges, is just one beneficiary of the Arab Spring. Many other opponents of the regime have been set free since the fall of the Mubarak regime. Continuar lendo