Sunday, August 21, 2011

Is Democracy Always A Good Thing?

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?


Anonymous said...

Democracy is a good excuse to bring down good and bad government.

We must not follow blindly a western political system.

We must forge a new political system.

First of all, don't listen to your Sunday preachers.

Ghost said...

Lucky for me then cause I'm not a Christian.

Gar said...

Forcing democracy down someone's throat is very undemocratic and I don't support it in the least.

If people want something bad enough they'll fight for it, win it for themselves and be more happy with it in the long run.

I used to have a math professor who would come to class and say, "Now I could prove this formula, but let's just pretend it's Sunday and accept it."

Ghost said...

True but unfortunately a lot of people do not think the same way as you Gar. I just hope Libya do not become Iraq- Part 2.