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Sherman

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  • Egypt Shocks the World with Plan for Mass Execution of 528 Muslim Brothers
    • Your headline declaring all those sentenced to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood plays into the governments framework that justifies such acts.

  • Militant Secularism in the Middle East?
    • We'll put. Democracy can be hard (civil rights) and frustrating (George Bush) but you have to remain committed to the process

    • Lets take a serious look at the recent events.

      Liberal opponents of the elected government in Egypt were manipulated into giving a populist face to the return of the old regime that were still hiding in the military, police, judiciary and other branches of government.

      Dissatisfaction with Morsi was heavily swayed by his inability to change things. He incorrectly depended on elements of the old regime throughout government who openly stymied his moves, and took steps to make things appear worse. The media played a strong role in attacking Morsi as well.

      I am not a Morsi supporter, but I do believe that democracy is the best course for Egypt. The opponents of Morsi should have worked as hard in building political parties and then shown their weight in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The path they chose of siding with the old regime and the military had far greater risk than working to build parties and effect the government that way.

  • Egypt's Waco
    • It' quite simple, if you accept that a coup is a legitimate response to a low approval rating then the people in the street now are illegitimate.

      If you think a coup is not the way to address low approval ratings than the current protesters are legitimate.

      Essentially, do you have faith in the democratic process.

  • Egypt's Transition Has Failed: New Age of Military Dictatorship in Wake of Massacre
    • Larry,
      I am not particularly supportive of the MB, just the democratic process, however the opposition groups did not do the work to form parties throughout the country. They withdrew from the constitutional convention stopping the process. They refused ministries.
      We should also recognize that just prior to the coup there were daily power outages, 2 hour long gasoline lines, and no police in the street. The day after the coup, everyone had power, electricity and the police were back. We cannot ignore the remnants of the old regime that were still running parts of the country.

    • Those who supported the military coup on June 30 have responsibility for this as well. There intention may have been good but the path they embraced had far greater risk than working to build parties and pursuing corrections through the voting booth. They naively blamed all the problems on the MB, and chose not to participate in the governing, and further made the assumption that the military, with the falool would not seize the opportunity to take make the gains made in 2011.

  • Egyptian Police Clear Brotherhood Sit-Ins, at cost of Scores of deaths, injuries
  • Egypt: Military announces 'War on Terror,' Calls for Massive Demos Against Muslim Brotherhood
    • This is democracy taking root by having the military void millions of previously cast votes, but we are sure in the future they will count and support ours.

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