Saturday, February 25, 2012

When US and GCC manage a transition to democracy

It was a glorious day in Yemen.  Incredible, really.  The US and GCC gently managed the transition to something--not sure what it is but certainly not democracy.  The features of the election are this: 1) there was one candidate only--even Iran allows more than one.  2) The winner received 99% of the votes.  Does this not signal a new beginning in Yemen? I mean, he could have received 100% of the votes but he did not because Yemen is a GCC-managed democracy now.  And silly Tawakul Karman hails the election and hails the fact that the new president comes from the South. Yes, Ms. Nobel Prize. He was the butcher who enforced the violent annexation of the South.  (thanks Farah)