One day an independent commission of inquiry will have to figure out the type of drugs that drove Arabs to revolt against their dictators.

These drugs seem to be so effective that they have brought down two dictators and are threatening to topple several others.

The Arab world clearly needs more of these anti-dictatorship drugs.

Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi thinks he already knows what prompted his people one morning to rise against him.

In a number of speeches, the half-clown, half-murderer who has been slaughtering many Libyans in the past few weeks, declared that the protesters were being driven by "hallucinogenic pills."

The pills, according to Gaddafi, were dipped into Nescafe that was given to the "rats" that are revolting against him.

So the Libyan revolution – according to Gaddafi – is nothing but riots and acts of vandalism committed by a bunch of drugged rats that had Nescafe mixed with hallucinogenic pills.

Of course we all know the revolution is not about ending more than four decades of repression, dictatorship and corruption. It is not about democracy and freedom. It is not about young men and women seeking good government and a strong economy!

Perhaps what is needed now is a new type of pill that would deter the dictators from murdering their own people and stealing from their own people?

Thank goodness Gaddafi knows how to deal with people who are under the effect of the pills – with Soviet-supplied warplanes, tanks and artillery. No need for rehabilitation centers for the drug addicts!

Gaddafi is not the first Arab dictator to accuse his opponents of being under the influence of drugs.

Ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak's media also used the same excuse to justify the initial crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Some of Mubarak's spokesman and journalists claimed that "foreign elements" had been supplying the demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square with various types of drugs to keep them full of energy.

Although the "foreign elements" were not identified, it was obvious that the Mubarak regime was referring to Israel and Western powers. It is worth-noting that some of Mubarak's editors had accused Mossad, Hamas, Hizbullah and Iran of being behind the anti-government revolution.

To back up their charges, Mubarak's loyalists claimed that the Egyptian Army had seized drugs during a search of Tahrir Square.

Mubarak and Gaddafi are not the only Arab dictators who have tried to blame drugs and "foreign elements for the uprisings".

Such allegations show that the tyrants in the Arab world are full of contempt and disdain toward their people, especially those who dare to demand democracy and an end to corruption and oppression.

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