Blízký východ v pohybu

BERLÍN – Velké projevy bývají až příliš často podceňovány jako pouhá slova. Mohou však mít obrovské důsledky. Očividně je to i případ nedávného projevu amerického prezidenta Baracka Obamy k muslimskému světu v Káhiře, protože – je to pouhá náhoda, anebo skvělé načasování? – události na Blízkém východě se od té doby daly do pohybu.

Po Obamově káhirském projevu se konaly volby v Libanonu, kde aliance prozápadních stran zaznamenala překvapivé, ale jasné vítězství proti Hizballáhu a jeho spojencům. Za zmínku také stojí, že v těchto volbách poražená strana okamžitě přiznala prohru a že Sýrie to nyní evidentně myslí vážně s navázáním nových vztahů s Libanonem.

Nedávné „volby“ v Íránu se nesly ve znamení do nebe volající manipulace ve prospěch dosavadního prezidenta, která rozpoutala masové demokratické povstání. Člověk jen žasne nad tím, že se íránská vláda okamžitě nerozhodla pro průhlednost a promptně a důsledně nezveřejnila fakta o hlasování, která má k dispozici pouze ona. Pokud prezident Mahmúd Ahmadínežád skutečně vyhrál poměrem hlasů 2:1, není se přece čeho bát. Místo toho se však děje pravý opak, pro což existuje pouze jedno vysvětlení: volby byly zmanipulované.

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