“How to leave your ally in 24 hours?” This was the headline of the article published on the “Middle East Online" news website reporting the news that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had declined to accept a phone call from his former “ally” Muammar Gaddafi following the collapse of the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
Time, ups and downs, and tyranny have removed the mask
Humiliating the strongest and most dignified of us, and the champions
I offered advice that was not heeded
Now it is our destiny to be divided or soled
Will we someday be united once again after we have been scatted?
-Mshari Al-Zaydi is a Saudi journalist and expert on Islamic movements and Islamic fundamentalism as well as Saudi affairs. Mshari is Asharq Al-Awsat’s opinion page Editor, where he also contributes a weekly column. Has worked for the local Saudi press occupying several posts at Al -Madina newspaper amongst others. He has been a guest on numerous news and current affairs programs as an expert on Islamic extremism