It's all kicking off. (not that it's ever really stopped) Increased Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, Hamas taking control of The Gaza Strip, daily bombings in Iraq by insurgents, Salman Rushdies knighthood and Allan Johnsons 100th day of captivity; that's without mentioning Iran. Funny, I remember someone saying when Saddam was gone the world was gonna be a safer place.
"Our only defence is together like an army, I'll hold you like a gun....Western values mean nothing to her" - The Pop Group
Perhaps if the West had butted out of the whole Middle East region over the years instead of protecting their interests things may have been different. Who are we to try and import and impose our values on other nations? just because democracy 'works' for the West it doesn't naturally mean that it is good for other nations , especially ones so heavily divided on ethnic and religious grounds. Their value and belief systems and ideas of governance may be abhorrent to the West, but who are we to dictate a New World Order upon the Middle East how would we feel if Sharia Law was trying to be imposed on us. The only Westerner to have any idea about the whole situation was T.E Lawrence, who tried to unite the area, unlike for example the Trade Unions who at their 1936 conference declared that they hoped the British government of the time would take all necessary measures to bring the present disorders to an end. 71 years later the blood shed still continues.