The US does not care about the democratic aspects of the uprisings in the Arab world and it is only pursuing its own interests in the region, an investigative journalist says.
The United States has absolutely no moral commitment to any of the [pro-] democracy uprisings around the Middle East,” David Lindorff told.
“Its only interest is preserving its access to the oil and its geostrategic goals of having the Fifth Fleet base in Bahrain,” he pointed out.
“The US is trying to look at each situation and figure out how to come up on top … and weighing how to control the situation in each of these countries as uprisings develop,” Lindorff further added.
The Arab nations who managed to have a revolution, just witness the toppling of the leader but the ruling elite and the military are still in charge, he deplored.
“The fact that people are staying in the streets and are still pushing means that there is the potential for a real change,” Lindorff argued.
Last month in Tunisia, nationwide outrage at the government’s suppressive policies sparked a massive revolution that ended the 23-year-long rule of its despotic President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and forced him to flee to Saudi Arabia.
On February 11, millions-strong nationwide revolution in Egypt, which started on January 25, ended the three-decade-long rule of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Other anti-government uprisings have also flourished in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan and Oman, as more Arab countries are expected to stage similar popular revolts. Agencies