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The Arab world is experiencing the second wave of the Arab Spring, democracy following the demands of freedoms in Algeria and Tunisia and the failure of the counter-revolution. The role of the army, especially the leading Western newspapers, is being seriously questioned, as if the Western press were conducting a counterrevolution in silence. While the need to focus on the main obstacles to political development, including the role of the West itself and the silence of its people, and the role of intelligence institutions that have become the symbol of corruption in the Arab world.
The military establishment in Algeria and Sudan has indicated its willingness to assist in the political transition in the country, although its pace is slow compared to the demands of people eager for freedom. It faces two challenges: the first of which is the conquest of the confidence of peoples, who have suffered greatly from the use of systems by the military. The second challenge is to try to discipline the military institution constitutionally, especially in the case of Algeria.
Throughout the Algerian and Sudanese uprisings, the Western press focuses only on what is very negative, presenting an unrealistic picture of political developments, sometimes speaking about military coups in a classical sense, and a revolution that plays a decisive role for Saudi Arabia and the UAE. . These exaggerations have reached the level of surreal analysis in the case of Abu Dhabi and Riyadh's impact on the military establishment in Algeria.
The role of the Western press should not be limited to laying mines to question the course of the Arab Spring, but to help encourage democratization by examining the content of major newspapers such as the New York Times and Le Monde, and prestigious magazines such as The Economist. "Over the past two months, the extent of its error in analyzing and evaluating the future role of the army will be the whole subject of skepticism except the last week." The Arab world is developing and its institutions are in the process of development, including military establishment, and the prisoners can not stand to see the past.
In an opinion piece on this forum two weeks ago, the author focused on the new role of the army, which we have analyzed in depth in a 2012 Spanish book on the Arab Spring titled "The Revolution of Dignity." What is surprising is that the Arab press has been exposed to inaccurate articles published in the Western press, which make it the compass, despite the mistakes of the Western press. There is a development in the middle of the Arab military establishment in parallel with the development of Arab consciousness. The army is no longer isolated from its surroundings. This institution will not be the obstacle to the future democratic transition, due to the increasing awareness of the soldiers to defend the homeland , not to kill the people. So the obstacle, but the danger that threatens the people is the establishment of intelligence and its role in the Arab world. The Mossad is the worst institution in the Arab world, so the Algerian and Sudanese military arrested some of its administrators and fired others for their bad roles. The role played by the former Algerian intelligence chief General Madin in plotting against the democratic uprising can be cited. The threat of Arab intelligence lies in two main factors: First, the intelligence system is the supreme hand of regimes to control their people; it is the instrument of repression, orientation, imprisonment, murder, and all dirty deeds.
Second, intelligence in the Arab world is not based on the Western style, which contributes to the country's protection against dangers, including the fight against corruption, but the preservation of democracy and effective participation in strategic decision-making for the benefit of people. In contrast, Arab intelligence remains rooted in the concept of conspiracy, that is, considering all the demands of freedom, democracy and fight against corruption is the betrayal of the dictatorial ruler and thus the betrayal of the homeland as they imagine. The dominant Arab regimes, through their intelligence more accustomed to the concept of treason of the fatherland, before the adversaries, and when the secrets of the thorny archives are revealed, find the governor and its director of intelligence involved in the treason of the homeland, ownership of the people or the quality of political concessions, security and intelligence. Key powers to protect them in times of crisis.
The army is no longer isolated from its surroundings because of the growing awareness among the soldiers to defend the homeland, not to kill the people
We wonder if there is a single intelligence institution that helps to protect the country from corruption and, in one way or another, protects the constitution. The answer will be in the negative, but the program of these Arab institutions is to work according to the demands of the great powers, such as involvement in the Cold War, both for the communist camp at the time, and for the West, especially Washington, and then engaging in war against terrorism according to the demands of the great powers. Although the true national agenda, the fight against corruption and support for democracy remains completely absent, but is involved in supporting corruption and dictatorship.
The Arab Spring is a wave of democracy: when people move to exercise their freedom, they reconsider many institutions, including the intelligence system. In countries that have moved democratically since the 1970s, such as Portugal, Spain, Greece and even Latin America, intelligence has been organized and monitored by a special committee in parliament and judges are monitored. The army is no longer the obstacle to building a democratic homeland, but the institution of intelligence in the Arab world.
Moroccan writer of the Arab Jerusalem family