10 Things I Learned from the Recent Events in the Middle East

 

1- That countries outlive men

 

 

2- That freedom is not given but rather taken

 

 

3- That unbelievably greedy villains do exist outside Hollywood movies

 

 

4- That politics is too complicated and things are not always what they seem, so it’s better to listen more and talk less

 

 

5- That being freedom-loving doesn’t necessarily mean shouting endless objections

 

 

6- That Arab leaders wouldn’t miss a chance to blame Iran for everything that is anything  

 

 

7- That Iran and Israel wouldn’t miss a chance to capitalize on any change in the region  

 

 

8- That oppressed and hungry people can only bear so much  

 

 

9- That Arab leaders continue to underestimate their people and insult their intelligence  

 

 

10- That we’re in for an ugly war in which we’ll be the weakest link