Why Are Arab Armies So Ineffective?

arab armies have always had issues that hold back their success

Romy Haber | @romyjournalist

Our shouting is louder than our actions,

Our swords are taller than us,

This is our tragedy.

In short

we wear the cape of civilization

but our souls live in the Stone Age

These are the words of Nizar Qabbani, the Arab nationalist whose erotic and romantic pen turned into a political one, bashing Arab regimes and culture. Arabs have failed on so many levels; from gender equality to democracy. But most importantly, they have failed on the battleground.

In the words of Nizar: “We went to war, and lost.”

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