Pipes calling

In Daniel Pipes’ view, uprisings against Mid-East despots deserve support only insofar as the likely results – according to his speculations – suit U.S. or Israeli interests (“Blind to the Islamist threat in the Middle East”, The Australian, 30/3). This offends democracy, which must not depend on whether the destiny people choose suits our purposes. Anything less is to participate in despotism.

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