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Before any of us gets too happy about this turn of events I URGE YOU to read these two fine articles about the Egyptian military.
The first about its role in the industries of Egypt (how they nefariously hoard the fruit of Egypt - the people's fruit - with corrupt civilian dictators, the military's puppets)
The second is about the military's role in arrests, abuse and torture throughout this uprising. Very sobering as we celebrate their ascendancy. A realty check that will shock you. Literally!
The jackal may be departing only to be replaced by a powerful military that is equally undemocratic… with lots of US weapons! The jackal's guarantor and the real power in Egypt all these years.
Originally posted by Flatfish
reply to post by NOTurTypical
He wouldn't have murdered anybody without the support of the U.S.. That's how we knew he had chemical weapons, we still have the receipts! Saddam was no different than Al-Qaeda, they were both supported and armed by the U.S. long before they turned against us. I think they call this phenomena, "blowback."
Originally posted by asala
The information minister has just told reauters that the president is not stepping down.... So hold on to your hats!