Arab Winter

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How smart are the leaders of the Egyptian military? Very. They allow the masses to depose Mubarak, then they take “temporary control”. Mubarak and several of his minions are then prosecuted, but only the dying dictator is convicted. Next they outflank every political faction by consolidating their power, abetted by the Mubarak appointed supreme court’s dissolving the elected parliament. Finally, the army strips the elected president of any meaningful power.

So much for revolution. For anyone frightened of an Islamic Egyptian government it is time relax. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…

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