Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Personal View on the Palileak Papers

Over the recent hubub about the Palileak papers, with respected persons such as Barry Rubin questioning the papers' authenticity and how these leaks put the PA on the defensive, and others talking about how there really is nothing new within these revelations, I think a point not mentioned that deserves mentioning is how the Arab world is going to change as a result of this controversy.
The Arab world is a closed society. They seem to only believe their own, such as Al-Jazeera. Now that this scandal is in the air, and with the backlash against Al-Jazeera (2), the Arabs have two choices, believe Al-Jazeera or don't believe. This may lead to more discussion which may lead the Arabs to look elsewhere for answers. In other words, this whole debacle will spur discussion, causing a crack in the close-mindedness of the Arab psyche: That can only be a good thing.
Admittedly this is all speculation but I am hopeful.

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