革命风暴的烈度有多大?

纽约——

如果在三个月前预测普通民众的抗议浪潮能够很快就推翻突尼斯的独裁者,将胡斯尼·穆巴拉克从埃及的执政宝座上拉下来,在卡扎菲统治的利比亚引发内战,使摩洛哥与也门的政权摇摇欲坠,则很多人会表示根本无法相信。我们都知道火种始终存在,但可能永远无法确切地知道什么时候或由于什么原因而引燃漫天大火。而现在的问题是,这场大火燃烧的范围会有多大?

一些评论家已经把目前这个时刻称作“阿拉伯的春天”,中东地区可能由于这场觉醒而永久打破专制的制度。革命的风暴明显在蔓延。这个地区各国拥有大量的年轻人和,而就业岗位又太少。食品价格在不断上涨。腐败引燃了人们愤怒的情绪。

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