3. When thousands of youth in these nations revolted against these systems in 2011 & subsequent yrs, the industrialized world supported the regimes through military
5. Powers like Russia & China, while less influential in the region, did similar things: supported regimes, sold weapons wherever possible, ignored human rights abuses.
8. Because they are so corrupt & the qualifications for leadership are either inheritance or viciousness, they are also incompetent. Hence,