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Has the US stalled the Arab Spring movement?
Do you have to ask?

US foreign policy is very consistent and has never changed in well over a century now. US government likes/supports US-sponsored military dictatorships and doesn't like (and often overthrows) democracy. That's just how they roll. It doesn't matter who is President or which party controls the White House or Congress, some things never change and US foriegn policy is definitely one of them.
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Iraqi government troops pushed into Ramadi and, surprise, the guerilla resistance wasn't waiting around to be taken out by the US air force.

Instead, they were attacking an Iraqi army base.

http://news.antiwar.com/2016/01/01/i...e-near-ramadi/
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Mid-East escalation continues:
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/08/05/m...oy-near-mosul/
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Just when you thought that the US interventionist foreign policy couldn't be in more a of shambles it becomes apparent that the US powers-that-be did in fact attempt a military coup on a democratically-elected NATO ally... which failed.
https://www.rt.com/news/353126-campb...o-coup-turkey/

Now, hundreds of Turkish military officers who were encouraged to revolt by the US are being tortured and killed.

At least the MIC can be happy that the US is still buying and distributing weapons at a good pace.
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Just when you thought that the US interventionist foreign policy couldn't be in more a of shambles it becomes apparent that the US powers-that-be did in fact attempt a military coup on a democratically-elected NATO ally... which failed.
https://www.rt.com/news/353126-campb...o-coup-turkey/

Now, hundreds of Turkish military officers who were encouraged to revolt by the US are being tortured and killed.

At least the MIC can be happy that the US is still buying and distributing weapons at a good pace.

Yes, it's always Christmas for the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex:
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/08/1...-dea/21451367/
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Yes, it's always Christmas for the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex:
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/08/1...-dea/21451367/
AOL.com still exists? Who knew?

Anyway, it is always christmas in the USA for the M-I-C. Some things never change.
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Trump caves to the Deep State:
https://consortiumnews.com/2017/05/2...con-orthodoxy/
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Arab Spring?

It is the status quo, as it has always been and likely ever shall be. Arabs seem to like it that way.
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Arab Spring?

It is the status quo, as it has always been and likely ever shall be. Arabs seem to like it that way.
In 1953 the US and England overthrew the only democratically-elected government in a Mid-Eastern Muslim country with Operation Ajax.

In 2006 Hamas won the Palestinian parliamentary election after which Israel arrested many of the Palestinian election winners, some of whom are still in prison, and disbanded the Palestinian parliament.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...012600372.html

And more recently the US aided and abetted the military coup that overthrew the democratically-elected Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt.

It's not Arabs that like tyranny in the Mid-East, it's the US that loves the Saudi regime and other tyrannical royalty.
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In 1953 the US and England overthrew the only democratically-elected government in a Mid-Eastern Muslim country with Operation Ajax.

In 2006 Hamas won the Palestinian parliamentary election after which Israel arrested many of the Palestinian election winners, some of whom are still in prison, and disbanded the Palestinian parliament.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...012600372.html

And more recently the US aided and abetted the military coup that overthrew the democratically-elected Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt.

It's not Arabs that like tyranny in the Mid-East, it's the US that loves the Saudi regime and other tyrannical royalty.
To be scrupulously fair, pre-1953 Iran wasn't exactly a democracy. It had democratic elements certainly, including elections and a parliament, but nothing close to the kind of system that we call democracy. Actually, I'd say that pre-1953 Iran's democracy was similar to say 17th/18th century England's democracy - that is to say, monarchal rule, but with a veneer of democracy laid on top and some limitations on the monarch's authority.

That being said, the British-American coup in 1953 was still despicable, tyrannical and imperialist.
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