I can’t… make sense. I’m just lain here shaking my head.
No Western governments will at once withdraw their troops from Arab countries. No emergency meetings to drastically rethink foreign policies are being chaired tonight. Tomorrow, Western leaders will continue to support and trade with the corrupt governments of certain Muslim nations. The day after, American, British and French army bases on Arab soil will still be open. Next week, more legally and morally questionable drone strikes against suspected militants will occur.
Over time, because of what is happening right now, there will be more, not less, boots on the ground in already troubled Middle Eastern countries. Bigotry and suspicion against everyday, honest Muslims shall continue to grow. Civil liberties will continue to erode for hardworking, regular people. And knee-jerk reactions and protest votes will carry on giving power and legitimacy to racist and fascist political parties.
Nothing was achieved. Nothing.