A Lebanese blogger gives his prognosis on the situation in Syria; Twitter: Welcome to the jungle; Is Qatar playing the role of peace-keeper with the Taliban? ; The US Ambassador in Yemen sticks his foot in his mouth.
Syria has been described as being held hostage by its current regime. Yet, Zak from Lebanon has taken it a step further by giving his own diagnosis on some Bashar-loving Syrian citizens: Stockholm Syndrome.
"Moreover, Wikipedia quotes the FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System which shows that roughly 27% of victims show evidence of Stockholm Syndrome. We can then conclude that 73% of Syria’s population are currently protesting or taking a stand against the regime."
At best, the Internet is chaos. According to this Jordanian blogger, the messy world of Twitter is a jungle. It can easily switch from being the "window for the rest of the world" to glorious trolling torment. And the jungle is full of trolls! Consider yourself warned.
With the shifting role of US involvement in the region, the Taliban finds itself in a new place within the Middle Eastern political arena. And in this case, Qatar might be trying to play the role of peace-keeper by giving the Taliban a place to set up its new official headquarters.
"Overall, while this move is certainly a step towards brokering some kind of peace in Afghanistan, opening up far greater possibilities of meaningful interaction between all sides, it is but the first step along a long and winding road."
The Angry Arab News Services has give us all a bit of news to prompt the desire that US ambassadors should use their words more wisely. Also, it is advised not to peace march to the White House- ever.
"Being peaceful isn't just about not carrying weapons. If 2,000 people decided to march on the White House, we wouldn't consider it peaceful and we wouldn't permit it."