Multitude of issues on ME.
First the conference in Mecca, where all Arab nations got together. Iraq took stand for Iran, the sole country to do that. And rest are against. Including Qatar. And the declaration was to stand together against Iran.
If the coalition stands, then what? Form a military coalition? Need to see what's next. It's on going.
Israel's Netanyahu failed to form a government after winning razor thin. Plus he is now facing corruption charges. Today his wife came to a settlement against other charges.
The president has called for new election. That will be a back to back election. And most likely Netanyahu won't be here. Who ever leads Israel next should be more ruthless than the current one. That's the sign of the time. We need to wait to see what happen.
Can't stop thinking about Salman-Al-Udha. The saudi dissident that's about to be executed within a month. But he was non-violent. And believed in telling the right thing to the government.
Now standing in his shoes, what would I be thinking right now? That I did the right thing? That the truth needs to be told? Even if I have to give up my life for that?
But isn't it me justifying my actions after the misery, as I can't go back and think twice?
There in lies a big difference between Democracy and Monarchy. Democracy gives you the right to say things. And it won't prosecute you for doing that. But that right is specifically given ONLY by democracy. And don't assume it's some form of birth right that every type of government system automatically should give you. It won't. And you will be prosecuted for breaking the law. As what's happening now.
Now you don't need to "love" democracy. But do realize the difference, and don't try to make a crossover. Don't try to apply democratic values over to a monarchy.