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By Ahmed Al-Jarallah, Arab Times Editor-in-Chief
September 20, 2005
Original Article (English)
SOME schizophrenic leaders thrive on challenges and stoke the emotions of their people with promises of impossible dreams. Such leaders claim to possess power, which they don't have, and dare to challenge leaders of superpowers.
Former Egyptian President
Gamal Abdul Nasser, who was an avid follower of this style of leadership,
faced several defeats. Saddam Hussein is another example of a belligerent
leader who wasted his regime because of his leadership style. Several African
leaders, who didn't have the capacity to pose a challenge in the first
place, have vanished in similar fashion. Currently
At the U.N. this week, before the largest gathering of world leaders in history, there was an underlying tone of challenge in the speech delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His speech sounded as if it were a throwback to the days of Cold War, when the game of creating a balance in the world was played.
— UNITED NATIONS VIDEO: Iranian President Ahmadinejad's Speech
[Condi Walks Out], Sept. 17, 00:29:07
History has shown that while the Bolshevik Revolution talked of equality and defending the poor, its leaders exploited it as a means to reach positions of power. Leaders of the Bolshevik Revolution and members of the communist regime enjoyed all the privileges while poor people were left with nothing except bread to eat. Does