the Australian view of events in Egypt and the middle east

the aussies are pretty smart. here is what they are saying:

“Is it truly a powder keg ready to explode and spread to other dictatorships in Libya, Syria and Saudi Arabia, or will the region’s autocrats be able to buy themselves more time?”

“Across the Arab world, where one country after another is ruled by secular dictators or absolute monarchs, it seems dissent is brewing.”

“Washington appears addicted to propping up tyrants, writes Paul McGeough.”

“His point seems to be this: it is time Washington thought in terms of investing in people in the region, not in dictators.”

read more here:

http://www.smh.com.au/world/revolution-is-in-the-air-but-us-sticks-to-same-old-script-20110128-1a8e6.html

http://www.smh.com.au/world/a-call-to-freedom-echoes-throughout-the-middle-east-20110129-1a8yb.html

http://www.theage.com.au/world/people-power-loosens-iron-grip-of-regimes-20110128-1a8cd.html

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