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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...KBN1F00WJ?il=0

  • #2
    Quick! Arm the moderates! Send TOWs!

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    • #3
      Violent anti-government protests have raged in other towns in the North African country since Monday, among them the tourist resort of Sousse, against price and tax rises imposed by government to cut a ballooning deficit and satisfy international lenders.

      While Tunisia is widely seen as the only democratic success story among “Arab Spring” nations, it has also had nine governments since the overthrow of authoritarian leader Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, none of which have been able to deal with growing economic problems.

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      Uprisings in 2011 and two major militant attacks in 2015 damaged foreign investment and tourism, which accounts for eight percent of Tunisia’s economic activity.

      Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday accused the opposition of fueling dissent by calling for more protests.

      On Tuesday, petrol bombs were hurled at a Jewish school on the southern tourist island of Djerba, home to an ancient Jewish community.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
        Violent anti-government protests have raged in other towns in the North African country since Monday, among them the tourist resort of Sousse, against price and tax rises imposed by government to cut a ballooning deficit and satisfy international lenders.

        While Tunisia is widely seen as the only democratic success story among “Arab Spring” nations, it has also had nine governments since the overthrow of authoritarian leader Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, none of which have been able to deal with growing economic problems.

        and

        Uprisings in 2011 and two major militant attacks in 2015 damaged foreign investment and tourism, which accounts for eight percent of Tunisia’s economic activity.

        Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday accused the opposition of fueling dissent by calling for more protests.

        On Tuesday, petrol bombs were hurled at a Jewish school on the southern tourist island of Djerba, home to an ancient Jewish community.
        Like I said, quick, arm them! All the signs point to the fact these are genuine democracy and freedom loving moderates (TM)!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fred333 View Post

          Like I said, quick, arm them! All the signs point to the fact these are genuine democracy and freedom loving moderates (TM)!
          When I read your first post, I thought it was one of the best posts ever!

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