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An inside look into the Arab dictators' playbook

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As people welcome this grandiose rhetoric from the American president they also know that his support is unreliable as amply illustrated in his position toward the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation and repression.

People in the Arab world are instead determined to rely on themselves with an uncompromising will to continue their just struggle for freedom and dignity echoing the voice of another young leader in the Latin American jungles many decades ago, as Che Guevara reminded his comrades "Until victory always" but "better to die standing, than to live on your knees." 

A shorter version of this article appeared in CounterPunch

 

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