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Barry

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  • Egypt's Transition Has Failed: New Age of Military Dictatorship in Wake of Massacre
    • Finally! Finally you reached the conclusion, which was obvious on June 28th--the day a military general without any popular mandate gave an ultimatum to an elected official. That was the end of the Egyptian democratic transition, and the end of the Arab Spring.

      Well, it's not a surprise at all to me. The history of military coups is almost all the same.

      PS: You haven't probably read the New York Times piece that said (with solid sources) that Al-Sisi went to the opposition and told them "get me some folks in the streets and i will get rid of Morsi." This deal was made 5 months before June. Check it out if you haven't read it yet.

  • Egyptian Police Clear Brotherhood Sit-Ins, at cost of Scores of deaths, injuries
    • What Morsi policies? He was in office less than a year in a post-revolution period, how can he turn around an economy that just suffered a terrific body blow? Besides, all economies tank in post-revolution period, all of them without exception.

      Tamarrud is a movement financed by the Saudis to create instability inside Egypt and was helped by pro-Mubarak billionaires.

    • There are only civilians. This is not an armed conflict with 2 armies. On one side, you have the military with guns. On the other side, you have their unarmed civilians cousins. The results: the guys with guns massacre the unarmed guys. Is that surprising? No. So, let's not act as if this was some kind of an accident, rather than the norm for dictatorship, that no one imagined or warned against.

    • According to AP, 278 dead across Egypt, 1000s of injured, On top of that, 3 journalists were killed and several of other reporters/journalists injured. One of the journalists (i think her name is Habiba Abd Elaziz with the Gulf News newspaper) was shot in the head according to her colleagues. All of this carnage took place in a couple of hours.

      What's new really? We knew that this was going to happen. So we shouldn't really be surprised at all. This is the military modus operandi. Whenever they got involved in politics, massacres of unarmed civilians follow them.

      And the state of emergency won't resolve this crisis. It will only make it worse.

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