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I am watching the news regularly as soon as the October 7th massacre in Israel happened.
I have read and watched some very objective and critical analyses of the Israel-Hamas war and I believed that there's more to the propaganda stories in the media today.
For example, alliances and allegiances shift easily. As Egypt and Jordan do not want more headaches in their territories if refugees spill easily in their borders. Majority of the Arab nations want an end to the war but they themselves wash their hands on the obligations and responsibilities such as not supporting, funding, using their bases for terrorism, to name a few. Morally apprehensible actions that violate international law should be condemned, no buts and ifs, and yet even that is not heard across the region.
What we see here is a double-standard as what most learned and informed analyst would say. If Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, or Iraq were being bombed to dust, nobody gives a damn in the Arab world. But if an Arab is in conflict with the Jew, hell will come down on earth.
Behind all the condemnations on Israel's military action, the Arab region and some of them, the champions of the Palestinian cause are better off without Hamas or any terror organizations that are a threat to regional peace and security. Governments do not want to be heard siding with Israel and therefore undermining the public opinion of their population. They want to keep in power as long as possible but benefit from another country's efforts to rid of their 'problems.'
The extremists encamped on many sides of these issues are laughing at the world.
What does this got to do with business, leadership, and life? For all the talk about a certain policy, program, or actions by management, know that it's not what is heard, it's what's seen by staff, employees, and the public. Behind the scenes, what intentions and assumptions are used to make decisions? What resources are being deployed to ensure effective implementation? Who is saying what to whom? Are communications as clear and unconvoluted as possible? Who is not keeping pace and what can you do about it?
Ask yourself this question, "What is really going on here?"
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