The G8 nations contribute their share in the Middle East.
The “Arab Spring” which toppled so many autocratic governments in the Middle East has been welcomed with open arms by the G8 nations. This group of economically powerful countries includes in its purview: US, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia. Since most of these countries are democracies they have lent their wholehearted support to the cause of revolutionary conditions in Arab lands. Of course, that is revolutions that suit their secular and free enterprise-based thinking.
Now they have decided to lend aid in the form of $20 billion to these very countries such as Egypt, Yemen and Syria where the repressive leaders are either in exile or on the way out. However, this economic gratitude does not come free for with it come political changes that will be demanded of these nations. Neocolonialism is not dead after all. In the words of President Barack Obama: “The economic commitment is a partner to political change.”
It seems might is right, despite the democratic slogans mouthed by those still stuck in the delusion that they exist in a state of freedom. To quote George Bernard Shaw: “Freedom means responsibility.”