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Forum Post: Riots, protests and attacks: What should be done?

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 16, 2012, 1:06 p.m. EST by brightonsage (4494)
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Having given this whole issue some serious thought, it seems to me that everyone is trying to decide what to do about radical demonstrations and attacks on US Embassies and the suggestions are all over the map. We may have the expertise right here, among our posters, to deal with the problem.

The demonstrators are described as disorganized mobs not under the control of any government and possibly not under the control of any political party.

What does that sound like? Anarchists? Tea Partiers? Libertatians? Libertarian Socialists? Others?

Since we have had protests around the globe that have gotten "out of control" with property destruction by several of these groups, why don't we just ask them, what worked? How, or why, did the violence stop? What did the responsible governments do, if anything, that restored order?

We saw the Arab Spring happening, what should our next steps be, or have been?

Lets ask the GOP right wing, the OWS GA's, the Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, others around the world. What should be the next steps in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc.?

Is it bluster and tough talk, as some suggest? Killing demonstrators? Is it cutting off foreign aid? Is it sanctions? Is it patience? Have their issues begun in just the last 3 years, or 3 decades, or 3 centuries?

Identify your profile (that is what makes it meaningful) and tell us what to do.