Only creative leaders make a “rebirth” in their country – ARAB TIMES

THROUGHOUT history there have been stories of individuals who created a renaissance in their country and worked to lift them out of crises despite the hardships they faced.

Some of them succeeded in changing the course of the state, others succumbed to partisan perspectives or even populism, which led to flooding the country with major problems and pushing it into bankruptcy, the image of what happened when the party took control of the country.

This is exactly what happened when the Labor Party took control of the UK government after the tripartite aggression against Egypt, which ended UK control over the Middle East, but there has caused a stifling unemployment crisis.

Until the start of World War II, this great country was called the Empire Where the Sun Never Sets. This island kingdom has been able to impose its decision on countries much larger than itself. However, the populist electoral calculations of its parties, especially the Labor Party, led to the erosion of hegemony, which weakened its economy.

Subsequently, an unprecedented crisis erupted, which led him to seek financial aid from the United States in 1965, which by chance was one of its colonies in the 16th century.

At the time, the White House was irritated by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s rejection of the Vietnam War. Consequently, his efforts to obtain a loan were unsuccessful. However, the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret during her visit to Washington was able to relax US President Lyndon Johnson’s stance to lend his country £ 800million, which helped boost the economy and boost the economy. overcome the crisis.

Populism has caused many crises for Britain and others. Some of its former colonies have been able to rise further thanks to the ingenuity of its leaders, such as Singaporean Lee Kuan Yew, Malaysian Mahathir Mohamad and other artisans of the modern renaissance, including Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who in few years made the largest country in the world become the locomotive of the world economy, and Margaret Thatcher, who worked to revitalize the economy during her 13 years in power.

Over the past decade, the Arab world has witnessed the toxic winds of the “Arab Spring” which toppled several countries. However, the ingenuity of other rulers succeeded in preventing the spread of his fire to their countries.

You can see what happened around this time in Saudi Arabia, which was an obvious target for the planners of bloody chaos, who had sought help from outsiders and renegades abroad, or the Brotherhood Group. Muslims whose leaders have presented them as capable of destabilizing the security of Saudi Arabia.

In March 2011, unknown social media pages called for a protest at the Court of Grievances Square in Riyadh and the Allegiance Square in Jeddah. That day, around 15 people gathered in the capital and around 10 others in Jeddah. The popular consensus was against such subversive appeals, and the people instead renewed their allegiance to their rulers.

By this time, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz had issued 30 royal decrees by which he changed the face of the state economically and politically and extinguished the chaos that some fugitive agents had fabricated. This also happened in Kuwait when some crowds sought to organize demonstrations under the title of “National Dignity”…. we all know what happened.

There is no doubt that major transformations in Saudi Arabia began during the time of King Salman and his young crown prince Mohammad bin Salman. They made this great kingdom the crown jewel of the Gulf and the pillar of its tent, first to put the right man in the right place, and second to fight corruption in a unique and creative way that didn’t has never been experienced in the Arab world. before.

In addition, Saudi Arabia has launched a series of large projects aimed at creating modern industrial or residential cities, developing education, consolidating the moderation of Islam that the Muslim Brotherhood Group and others have attempted. to erase and distance the Saudi people from extremism. It is because of such measures that Saudi Arabia attends a new development workshop every day.

As for the Arab world, it is not possible to forget the role of Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi in the renewal of the rebirth of his country and the launch of a great process of modernization through comprehensive development for all. Egypt on the basis of well-considered plans. .

Contrary to all this, there are countries which have not been able to overcome their challenges because they have not worked to correct the mistakes of the past and undertake serious reforms, but rather have left their affairs to chance.

In all of this, the issue of rebirth was tied to an ingenious and creative cadre who would run a serious government, run public affairs competently and take advantage of all available opportunities to move his country forward, as well as consolidate development among the people. as a way of life.

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah

Editor-in-Chief, The Arab Times

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