TV networks ratings fly high and newspapers sales reduplicate ten folds when the opening reportage details a bloody photo or a sex scandal.
In both the Egyptian and Syrian cases, the media aired and printed their best close-ups of bloody wounds, dead corps, crying infants and wet eyes of heart burnt mothers, wives and daughters. News full of tears.. None brought a single picture whatsoever of the sweat on the front of a soldier or his wounds.
Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24h, TVE, RAI, Sky, Fox, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, El Pais, La Repubblica, Le Point, Le Figaro. Al Hayat, Al Chorouq, Al Quds…Etc.. And many more networks and ‘respectable’ newspapers, in Africa, Asia and Latin America; have raced to win the prize of ratings; they rushed to give the ongoing conflict a name: Civil War, Military Coup, Assault on Democracy, Abortion of the Arab Spring…Etc.
None respected the real sense of the impartial mission of informing.. None gave space to cover all angles of this tragedy, and report the true reasons of such an ignorant absurdity.
However, this is not my quest here.. My primary engagement is looking for an intelligent definition for the issue.. And after considering for long most of the relevant available literature, I can synthesise the entire matter in one single phrase:
Only when Egypt and Syria (North Africa and the Fertile Crescent) were united the barbarous invasions of the Tatar and the colonial hunger of the Crusades were defeated and driven back.
Religion had nothing to do then.. The UNITY wasn’t political.. The people were united.. Muslim, Christian, Kurd, Druze, Sunni, Shia, Wahabi, Alawy, Arab, Persian, Turk, Omawy or Abbassi.. They were aligned together as one before a common danger and they prevailed.
Today the same people are shattered into small insignificant tribes and gangs fighting among each other, killing each other, exterminating each other, and crying for the help of the Barbarian and begging money from the Colonial.
Bravi.. Félicitations.. Well done.Pass On The Word.