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Greed of the Tunisian president's wife (and corruption) causes revolution!

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 04:36 AM
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Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution




Note to the moderators... I clipped the headline to fit (and embellished) to be more descriptive of the story.


[color=#00BFFF]HIG HLY recommended that you read the whole article (with your thinking cap on!)


PLeaSe THiNK while you read. This is NOT entertainment.


[color=gold]Here's a report from last Friday posted on ATS...


Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution



By Nabila Ramdani

Last updated at 9:00 AM on 17th January 2011

Tunisia's angry protestors are shedding no tears for the downfall of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's greedy wife Leila.

The former hairdresser was likened to the Philippines' Imelda Marcos of the Arab world because of her love of wealth and its trappings.

While Ben Ali, 74, was granted refuge in Saudi Arabia, his wife, more than 20 years her husband's junior, was at first thought to be holed up in Dubai - a destination she is said to know well through shopping trips.

The woman who came from a humble background, was branded 'The Regent of Carthage' for her power behind the throne and her love of money, luxury cars and opulent homes.

This is why so much of the anger on the streets was directed at the family who were known as 'The Mafia.'


Wow, they also cite [color=gold]WikiLeaks as part of the cause of the revolution in this article. But wait there's more...

Where in the world is Tunisia?






Why a fruit and vegitable seller could unleash wave of revolutions.



ANALYSIS

By IAN BIRRELL



It all began with the despair of one man, a young graduate unable to get a job, like so many others in his country.

Mohammed Bouazizi turned to selling fruit and veg illegally to earn some money for his family, but when the police confiscated his produce last month because he had no permit, it was all too much. He poured petrol on himself and set it alight in an unusually public protest.

The 26-year-old died earlier this month, but today he is a hero. Not just to his nation, but across the ‘gendarmerie’ states of north Africa.

For that agonizing act of self-immolation sparked something remarkable: a wave of protests that, for the first time in recent memory, felled a leader in the Arab world.

Courageous protesters withstood bullets, beatings and bloodshed to oust a loathed president who had made their lives a misery while growing rich at their expense.


This is quite some story.

Worth the time to read the entire article and mull it over.

This is real.

This is life.

It impacts all of us. Why? Because we are all in this humanity together!

The human element is irreplaceable.

Those that are inhuman; need not be replaced.

Nor do we need to entertain thoughts that lead any of us into inhumanity.

This is the result of inhumanity.

Insatiable Greed is NOT a human trait.

It is learned.

But from where you may ask?
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edit on 1·17·11 by DrMattMaddix because: stuff




posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by DrMattMaddix


Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution



By Nabila Ramdani

Last updated at 9:00 AM on 17th January 2011

Tunisia's angry protestors are shedding no tears for the downfall of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's greedy wife Leila.

The former hairdresser was likened to the Philippines' Imelda Marcos of the Arab world because of her love of wealth and its trappings.

While Ben Ali, 74, was granted refuge in Saudi Arabia, his wife, more than 20 years her husband's junior, was at first thought to be holed up in Dubai - a destination she is said to know well through shopping trips.

The woman who came from a humble background, was branded 'The Regent of Carthage' for her power behind the throne and her love of money, luxury cars and opulent homes.

This is why so much of the anger on the streets was directed at the family who were known as 'The Mafia.'


Holy hottie leader!


But I digress, greed and vanity are not positive qualities of somebody influencing government.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 04:43 AM
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It is sad that so much blood was shed for just one man's desire of power of wealth. Sometimes it is sickening to watch the displays of public figures from all-around the world that mostly show off in front of others from money taken from honest folks' payroll.

It is a sad world we live in.



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