Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Former Oil Minister of Kuwaiti Writes About Developing Palestine
Ali Ahmad Al-Baghli, former Minister of Oil posted an article "A" Crucible" for our faults" that is very impressive. In it he states that after 60 years he feels dejected because nothing has happened while other parts of the world have reached "the pinnacle of development". The Arabs have accomplished nothing because they blamed each other for the negative things happening around them. Some are still living in the days of the 6th and 7th centuries when Muslims were driven out of Andalusia.
They blame Israel for their failure to achieve development. He thought about what it would be like if they did not have Israel there to blame and realized that they "have a tendency to oppose development or anything that is new."
He cites North Africa as an example and notes that there is no democracy or development in the Arab nations there. They blame the European colonies for their failure. If there is no Israel to blame, they blame others.
It took insight and guts to write this article. That is a step in the right direction. Let's hope others will come to this realization and stop focusing on Israel as the source of their problems and start working with Israel instead.
Thank you for this, Mr. Al-Baghli. It's appreciated.
Resource: Arab Times: (Kuwait).
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