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Tag Archives: arab spring
President Bashar Assad/ Said serious talks must be had/ But not with the haters/ And western-backed traitors/ Or anyone he says is bad. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20924452 President Bashar #Assad/Said serious talks must be had/But not with the haters/And western-backed traitors/Or anyone he … Continue reading
There once was a spring revolution/ That led to a draft constitution/ But Tahrir square/ Appeared not to care/ For Egypt’s new top-down solution. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20636420 There once was a spring revolution/That led to a draft constitution/But Tahrir square/Appeared not to … Continue reading
There once was a leading Egyptian/ Who broadened his own job description/ Increasing his sway/ And opponents now say/ He followed Mubarak’s prescription. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20458148
Syria’s man in Baghdad/ Abandoned his leader Assad/ He’s quitting his mission/ His party position/ And ambassadorial pad. //// http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/07/2012711205055855.html
This one was read out at the end of the World at One – 44.30 minutes in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01k1n24 There once was an Arabic Spring/ Which most people thought a good thing/ Now MI5′s leader/ Says more Al Qaeda/ Is one … Continue reading
There is an old fellow named Mursi/ Who after a long contro-versy/ Has won an election/ & yet on reflection/ Perhaps he won’t hold power per se.
There was an Egyptian dictator/ Who fell, and then 16 months later/ Received a life term/ But most of his firm/ Got off, making people irater.
The Syrian envoys’ expulsion/ Conveys international revulsion/ At killings in Houla/ But swaying a ruler/ Does tend to take stronger compulsion. /// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9297992/Syrian-diplomats-expelled-in-coordinated-Western-action.html
There was a big race in Bahrain/ A few tried to stop it in vain/ But drivers competing/ Did not see the beating/ In which a protester was slain. // http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/04/2012422141637277957.html
Yemen’s presidential election Is not all that fair, on reflection A deal has handed it To Hadi, sole candidate In rather a narrow selection. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gbPMv-WbjiehIHn5VrBGIri-qn-w?docId=8d85c404c2ef490da1c5d12f4b3b4ddd