Revolution or outside conspiracy? With this question, political and social analysts in the Muslim world are working tirelessly to find the reality on the ground. While we are busy following of what is happening in the Arab world with an eager eye, and the consequences of the resolution number 1973 from the UN and how this will affect the efforts of cease fire and the unity of Libya.
Many political and social analysts in the Muslim world have the same opinion the importance of responding to the calls of the citizens for the reform in economic, political and social justice. It’s a right for the citizens to know how their leaders are leading the affairs of their respective countries, transparency accountability is very important in a democratic country, and Islam encourages this.
Only that the analysts differed on the way or the methods citizens are following to realize their legitimate demands, that has allowed or paved ways for outsiders to intervene and transform the main aims of revolutions in the region to fulfill their hidden agendas, and take revenge to the leaders like Gaddafi and others alike who have been barriers and obstacles to the interests of the west in the region for a long time.
Meanwhile political analysts and common people in the region have mixed views to what is going on in the region, is it Revolution or Conspiracy from outside the region. They also have expressed their fears from the interventions, “some powers will take advantage of resolution number 1973 to drive the main goals of this “clean” revolution in Libya to save their own agendas”. Other countries have expressed their doubt towards the intention behind the overwhelming agreement on resolution 1973 which allows the international (western) army of using force to impose no fly zone in Libya.
Giving examples of what happened in Tunisia, Egypt and what is going on in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and other countries in the region. Other commentators have questioned the fast response from France, UK, US and others western governments to the developments in Libya, while the same governments were almost silent and turned a blind eye of what was taking place in Tunisia, Egypt and lately in Bahrain, until last hour when they sensed that their allied regimes in Egypt and Tunisia will not withstand the pressure from the citizens is where they began to make remarks of supporting the citizens in their demands for change.
To the contrary, the responses from US and its allies to what is happening in Bahrain, they announced from the very first day their full support to the government of Bahrain, this stands has been translated by some as fear from US government because the majority of those calling for change in Bahrain are Shia who are being supported by Iran, and Iran is the first enemy of western governments in the region. US has a military base in Bahrain, its fear is, if the Shia take control of the kingdom Iran will rule the kingdom from behind through the Shiites as is the matter in Iraq now.
From here we are now able to conclude and see how US and its allies are handling these “revolutions” according to their benefits in that country. The government of Syria was under fire from the very first day of demonstrations; western governments criticized the Syrian government of using power to separate the demonstrators, and expressed their full support to the demonstrators.