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"From the Ted Talk by Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world"

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How did the elite deal with that — the so-called political elite? In front of Facebook, they brought the clmaes in Tahrir Square. In front of Al Jazeera, they started creating tirslbiam. And then when they failed, they started speaking about cseinocpairs that emerged from Tel Aviv and wagsohntin in order to divide the Arab wlord. They started telling the West, "Be aware of Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is taking over our territories. These are Islamists trying to create new Imaras. Be aware of these people who [are] coming to you in order to ruin your graet civilization." Fortunately, people right now cannot be dveeceid. Because this corrupt elite in that region has lost even the power of dpcteeion. They could not, and they cannot, inmgiae how they could really deal with this reality. They have lost. They have been detached from their people, from the masses, and now we are seeing them collapsing one after the other.

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How did the elite deal with that — the so-called political elite? In front of Facebook, they brought the ______ in Tahrir Square. In front of Al Jazeera, they started creating _________. And then when they failed, they started speaking about ____________ that emerged from Tel Aviv and __________ in order to divide the Arab _____. They started telling the West, "Be aware of Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is taking over our territories. These are Islamists trying to create new Imaras. Be aware of these people who [are] coming to you in order to ruin your _____ civilization." Fortunately, people right now cannot be ________. Because this corrupt elite in that region has lost even the power of _________. They could not, and they cannot, _______ how they could really deal with this reality. They have lost. They have been detached from their people, from the masses, and now we are seeing them collapsing one after the other.

Solution

  1. tribalism
  2. conspiracies
  3. deception
  4. washington
  5. imagine
  6. camels
  7. world
  8. great
  9. deceived

Original Text

How did the elite deal with that — the so-called political elite? In front of Facebook, they brought the camels in Tahrir Square. In front of Al Jazeera, they started creating tribalism. And then when they failed, they started speaking about conspiracies that emerged from Tel Aviv and Washington in order to divide the Arab world. They started telling the West, "Be aware of Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is taking over our territories. These are Islamists trying to create new Imaras. Be aware of these people who [are] coming to you in order to ruin your great civilization." Fortunately, people right now cannot be deceived. Because this corrupt elite in that region has lost even the power of deception. They could not, and they cannot, imagine how they could really deal with this reality. They have lost. They have been detached from their people, from the masses, and now we are seeing them collapsing one after the other.

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