With the Western push to depose the leaders of Syria and Libya well underway, democracy is the buzzword in the Middle East at the moment. However when you look at the Egypt/Israel spat, you can see why democracy can sometimes equal chaos.
Earlier this week, militants carried out attacks against Israeli targets by going across the Negev Desert in Egypt and then retreated back to Egypt after killing 8 Israelis. Israeli troops pursued the militants into Egypt but never told the Egyptians they were doing so. Egyptian border police quite naturally noticed and tried to stop the Israelis. Three Egyptian security guards were killed by the Israeli forces.
In the past under former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt would have swept the whole incident under the carpet but after the revolution, that is no longer the case and Israel, the West most stalwart ally in the Middle East, now find itself in another diplomatic spat with one of its more friendly neighbors.
As democracy keeps getting push in the Middle East, I can’t help but think what government will take over Syria if the current regime actually falls? Not only that, I also wonder if that will actually be good for the peace and security of the world?