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THE OBSESSION OF SHAVING

By Ghassan Charbel

What if President George W. Bush read the speech of President Al Abdullah Saleh in the inaugural ceremony of the Regional Inter-Governmental Conference On Democracy, Human Rights And The Role Of The International Criminal Court held in Sanaa? The American President would be surely glad when hearing the Yemeni President say, "there is no longer a place for dictatorships." He would be satisfied about the expression "we reject any form of terror." He would overlook Ali Abdullah pointing out that today; some countries are harvesting what they have sowed; American support of the Afghan Mujahideen when their operations served its interests. He would also overlook the criticisms of President Saleh about state terrorism, which Israel is practicing and no one dares to stop. President Bush thinks the Yemeni President is attacking Israeli terror in order to pass his ideas about other subjects. The Master of the White House would be satisfied to hear the Yemeni President declaring that "democracy is the ultimate choice for all the peoples and the lifeboat of political regimes, especially in the developing countries in order to realize security, stability, development and establishing a better future for our countries." Bush would fail to notice Saleh's critics about the hegemony and his refusal of any pressures exerted in order to carry out political reforms. However, the American President cannot ignore the words of the Yemeni President: "we must shave our heads before the others do it for us." Bush might summon the advisors in order to show them the words of the Yemeni President that warn of the dangers in delaying shaving. It is more probable the advisors would consider these words as new evidence on the soundness of the war the White House launched in the aftermath of 9/11 and the relevance of the decision to topple Saddam Hussein's regime. Someone might even say that the shaving theory was behind the decision of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to concede the weapons of mass destruction; he prefers shaving the weapons of mass destruction arsenal in order to avoid a shaving ceremony that might turn into a surgery. Let us put aside President Ali Abdullah expressing the imbalance in the balance of power or the insisting obsession and the lack of time through shaving. Let us only remember the conviction of changing and adapting to the era's criteria. No one can deny the fact that the 9/11 attacks led to the "war on terror" in the Middle East, and that toppling Saddam Hussein's regime declared the end of an entire stage. No one can ignore the existence of an American decision to change the Middle East. But discussing the change issue as just an answer to foreign pressures hinders the ability to change under the known popular feelings. The change is a need for all the region's peoples in order to realize modernization and development, in addition to guaranteeing stability and avoiding explosions and collapses. Change does not mean a swift transformation, for it requires visions, stages and specifying the conditions of success; the first, initiating a dialogue within societies about participation, development, education and relations with the world. The seriousness of this dialogue guarantees removing the initiative from the frustrated, and staying away from shaving.





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