What have the attacks of September 11, 2001 with the revolutions in the Arab world to do? Ten years lie between the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the riots in the Arab world, which led to the fall of dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt and probably also in Libya. While prepared commemorations for the victims of the attacks of 11 September in New York, in Syria President Assad is trying to keep with mass murder over water, and Muammar al-Gaddafi may be hiding in some hole like Iraqi predecessor, the output of “Arabellion” is completely open in the “liberated” countries. Naturally – what publicist would miss this opportunity? accumulating the voices who want to know the decade between 2001 and 2011 than causal nexus understood however in these days. But there actually is a straight line from 11 September 2001 to the revolutions in the Arab world? What have the attacks of September 11, 2001 with the revolutions in the Arab world do? A victory of the West in the war with Al-Qaida there spoken of and by the end of Islamism, which therefore would have dug his own grave with September 11. And over these interpretations put forward in the chest sound of apparently already historically guaranteed convinced even George W. Bush as the spiritual father of the riots in the Arab world presented us with. With his 2003 proclaimed “Freedom agenda” and the wars in Afghanistan and the Iraq (which is after Barack Obama probably still more will have to deal with Bush’s successors), what it will look like the guest commentator of “Der Tagesspiegel”, Bush’s “wise policy” started with the Arabellion. “Bush didn’t, so Jacob healing Banta, actually co-editor of firmly conservative monthly magazine” the national interest “prominent”neocon”, the Arab dictators and their subjects made it clear that their time had expired and pronounced itself against further cooperation with these ‘rogue'”.
Western self-adulation that here someone the world so constructed as it suits him, is evident. As the United States under Bush had ceased to maintain best relations with dictators of the solvent and oil-rich variety – to name just one point. But yet, even though this interpretation of things may seem too obvious in their tendency, she uncovered what unites many articles, which ten years later link September 11 and the events in the Arab world. It is the the attentive observer is not new core belief of “the West”, that the developments in the world – especially the “good” – can have only an origin: just this “West”. Good dialectical one could return now in the sense of the question after the hen or the egg, because in this case not Osama bin Laden or the honor rendered even Ayatollah Chomeini. But this case of chronic arrogance and self-adulation be polemic unfortunately. A long way ten years after September 11, 2001 is the most important outdoor pole tables task, the is the Western, particularly the European industrial Nations is the creation of a viable partnership with the Arab world.
If this task is taken seriously, such a partnership must finally take place at eye level. Will the stubborn belief in the own being and had recovered the whole world, one makes it clear: it is a long way. A first step in this direction would be to acknowledge that in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria took their future into their own hands people, under the risk of violent death. But ten years after September 11, 2011 just yet far less has changed in this world, as many would like to believe.