Gene Sharp: A Dictator’s Worst Nightmare
84-Year-Old Gene Sharp is an unlikely Revolutionary, but his ideas to overthrow repressive regimes are literally revolutionary
Do you think there would have been an Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street without him?
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Revolution vs. Counterrevolution: Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?
‘Caught off-guard by the initial wave of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia, the US and its allies struck back with a vengeance. They employed a number of simultaneous tactics to sabotage the Arab Spring. These included (1) instigating fake instances of the Arab Spring in countries that were/are headed by insubordinate regimes such as those ruling Iran, Syria and Libya; (2) co-opting revolutionary movements in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen; (3) crushing pro-democracy movements against “friendly” regimes ruling countries such as Bahrain, Jordan and Saudi Arabia “before they get out of hand,” as they did in Egypt and Tunisia; and (4) using the age-old divide and rule trick by playing the sectarian trump card of Sunnis vs. Shias, or Iranians vs. Arabs.’
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