- Posted August 11, 2013 by
Last call for Tunisia
From the killing of Chokri Belaid (february) to the Brahmi's murder (july) crossing trough egyptian "coup" there is a fil rouge that bring to Tunisia uncertain future. The three pillars of "Crescent moon" democracy experiment are now fragiles. Turkey, due to too long Akp ruling, Egypt for Morsy missmangement of economic crisis and Ennahda, islamic inspired leading party ruling tunisian government, that has made several mistakes. There are a lot of muslim countries (and one european) that will be pleased, for different reasons, for failure of muslim parties ruling after "arab springs". So it seems like a dirty game has been fixed for Tunisia, with salafist/jihadists, al Qaeda and Jebel Chaambi guerrilla as dressing for remote controlled power change. Tunisians have the right to send home a government that has not ruled properly their country. But could be better if they will do on their own. Not on beahalf of external interests. People that lives in the little Maghreb country, after Jasmine revolution, has started to build a democratic consciousness, where there is no space for violence. I witnnessed in 1st of May rally in the capital and later in protests for Brahmi killing a fair behaving on streets. Shouting loud against a government is a people right. Violence seems come from others "rooms" of power. Even recent killing of young militaries on Jebel Chaambi bring the signature of the "dirty war" against algerian Fis (and Gia) in ninentees. When I went in Kasserine in june, I didn't find a militarized city and Chaambi is a natural park on algerian border, where "terrorists"come and go as they like, because tunisian army can control only one side of the area. I have found a city where smugling is a second job for so many poor people without other choises for mantaining their families. If Occident will not understand that arab and muslim people now have changed their mindset and expect from democracy leading countries and example of coherence, could be great loss for democracy model crecibility. And for Tunisia future.