Friday, January 28, 2011
Sinai is Off Limits. Africa's Cage is Melting
Somalia in Chaos, Algerians rebelling. Next: Tunisia falls. Egypt overun. Jordan, Syria and Yemen, all hot. But while Egyptian military has joined revolution, [1.2 million interior ministry troops have moved into the general population, threatening long term stability], Sinai is off limits.
In other words the fine line between Middle East and Africa, fictitious at best during calm periods, is the precipice of a rapidly expanding regional uprising, now felt across almost the entire Mediterranean coast of Africa.
With China master of the West Pacific, underclasses in charge of substantial part of South America, and now, an Arabia/Africa without the troops to keep down its subjects,
it seems only sleeping consumers are safely intoxicated with recent purchases to fail to notice the cages around them.