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Did the Arab revolutions have any friends or only bitter enemies?

Were the revolutions actually popular revolutions or did the hyenas of the world exploit the grievances of the people and push them to revolt, but not to overthrow the tyrants and realise the dreams of the people for freedom and dignity, but instead to achieve the superpowers' projects of destruction, displacement and re-mapping in our countries? Are we facing the same situation we did 100 years ago when the Western colonisers incited us to stage the so-called "Great Arab Revolution" against the Ottomans and promised us freedom and independence, but we later found out that they used the Arabs like tools to get rid of the Ottomans so they can take their place in colonising the region, re-dividing it and exploiting it?

There is no doubt that most of the Arab countries need a thousand revolutions; political, economic, social and cultural. There is also no doubt that the people have the right to demand their rights, improve their situation and rid themselves of their tyrants. There is no argument over this, but the question we must ask now after the results of what the American President Barack Obama referred to as the Arab Spring have become evident is: Did this Arab Spring actually aim to help the people eliminate oppression and tyranny and build a modern, democratic, civil state or were the people tricked and lured into this? Matters always boil down to results, and the results we are facing are very shocking, and even expose the plans and projects of all the parties that incited the people to stage these revolutions.

There is a huge difference between the people's agendas, leaderships and revolutionary motivations and the external forces who intervened in revolutions or instigated them. There is no doubt that those who revolted in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Iraq genuinely wanted to demand their basic human, political, economic and social rights and were not demanding much more than the oxygen of freedom and making a clean living that is not doused in humiliation and oppression.

However, if even these simple and small demands encouraged by the hyenas of the world were realised, they could have intimidated these hyenas who are afraid of any cry of pain from the oppressed nations. This is because they know very well that once the nations start to slowly liberate themselves, they will unarguably start to monitor their national resources and wealth and will demand the distribution of that wealth and holding those manipulating the fates of their countries to satisfy their masters and handlers abroad accountable.

Therefore, the external forces that seemed to be supportive of the revolutions in the beginning and who wanted the revolutions to succeed by any means possible were actually pushing the people towards demise to serve their own interests, and not at all in order to rescue the people from the grip of tyranny and oppression. The international encouragement of the revolutions in the beginning aimed to control the movement of the revolutions in a manner that aligns with the interests of the world's top monsters. Is there a better way to shepherd the people back into subordination than by appearing to be a friend of the people's revolutions? Of course not.

This is how those who called themselves friends of the Syrian people, for example, appeared. When we hear such a name, we would undoubtedly be hopeful and believe that there are vital powers in the world standing by the fair and just causes and in support of the demands of crushed nations. However, we found out that monsters can never be merciful; they have and continue to live on meat and blood and therefore all they can bring about is disaster and destruction.

Look now at the evil forces that portrayed themselves as supporters of the Arab Spring; what did they provide for the revolting nations? Did they actually support them in getting rid of the tyrants and oppressors of the world, or did they either want to get rid of some rulers in order to take control of their country's wealth, as was the case in Libya, or get rid of some countries by leaving the governments that the people revolted against intact to use as a magnet to attract all groups that could contribute to destroying and sabotaging the country, as is the case in Syria.

In other words, the goal was never to help the people and rid them of their tyrants. Instead, we would not be exaggerating if we said that the so-called Arab Spring that the departing American President Obama tricked us with was nothing more than an attempt to overthrow the countries, not the governments. This is evidenced by the fact that what was actually overthrown in Syria was the country itself and what was displaced were the people while the government remains intact. This is not because the world's hyenas like the regime, but rather because they are using it as a tool for destruction and sabotage.

We must not forget the creative chaos project, or rather the American destruction that former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice informed us of. Through this project, America aimed to spread chaos in order to re-map the region and re-distribute the benefits. America found in some of the tyrants the best way to achieve chaos. In short, the people wanted to stage revolutions in order to overthrow the tyrants and tyranny while the external forces wanted them to stage them in order to overthrow the nations.

There are great differences between the rebels and the supporters, as – while the supporters sought true change and reform – the supporters of the revolution are not always do-gooders. In many instances, they use the people's grievances to achieve their ambitions and goals before the goals of the revolting nations. Unfortunately, this seems to be the case so far.

Translated from Arabi21, 6 November 2016

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Monitor.

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