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The Deadly Anti-Democratic Games of Egypt’s Army

by Ehsan Ahrari on May 8, 2012, 1 Comment

Watching the daily and weekly developments in Egypt, one wonders how optimistic one has to remain about the prospects of genuine democracy in that country.  The Egyptian military had a good start when it ousted Hosni Mubarak.  Even when his goons were allegedly sent to beat up the civilian demonstrators in Tahrir Square, either by Mubarak or by someone close to him, the Army showed its neutrality by not participating in that violent episode.  That fact also gave ample reason to think that the Army understood the real mood of its citizens regarding regime change. (more…)