Thursday, September 01, 2011


Tunisians by Citizen59

In January 2011, Ben Ali was toppled in Tunisia.

In May 2011, on Facebook, a top Tunisian speculated about the future.

Riots followed!

Farhat Rajhi was Interior Minister of Tunisia from January until March 2011.

In May 2011, he wrote on Facebook that the Islamists might win the elections and then the military might carry out a coup.

"Since independence, political life has been dominated by people from the Sahel (the coast)," he wrote.

"If the results of the forthcoming elections go against their interests, there will be a military coup," he suggested.

(That Other Tunisia)

Rajhi's Facebook remarks led to four days of riots in Tunis.

Banks were burned.

Police stations were stoned.

Shops were looted.

The police force used batons and tear gas and imposed a night curfew.

In July 2011, there were yet more riots in Tunis.

There were also riots again in Sidi Bouzid.

A 14-year old boy was shot dead.

Tunisia by André Pipa

In September 2011, in The Nation, Graham Usher reports on That Other Tunisia

Under Ben Ali, women had equal pay and polygamy was banned.

There is now a fear that the Islamists "will impose Sharia law, ban alcohol, enforce the veil and destroy tourism, on which one in five jobs in Tunisia rely."

Under Ben Ali, the economy was growing fast.

Now, unemployment has risen.

In Sidi Bouzid unemployment may be as high as 30 percent.

In the Gafsa district, unemployment may be be 40 percent, and perhaps one in four families may be living in poverty.

Reportedly, the unemployed youth are likely to support the CIA-backed Islamists.

Is there a MOSSAD plan to wreck successful, moderate Moslem countries?



Michael said...

Based on your last months post on the radicalisation of Indonesia I think it's safe to say there is a campaign by Mossad and their Saudi buddies to destabilise moderate countries.

Aang, do you have past posts or suggestions for good posts elsewhere on the links between the Saud family and Israeli elite?

Anon said...

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