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Mubarak may be gone, but the new order is floundering. In Cairo, Robert Fisk finds fury returning as people still demand change
Something has gone badly wrong with the Egyptian revolution. The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces – just what the "Supreme" bit means is anyone's guess – is toadying up to middle-aged Muslim Brothers and Salafists, the generals chatting to the pseudo-Islamists while the young, the liberal, poor and wealthy who brought down Hosni Mubarak are being ignored. The economy is collapsing. Anarchy creeps through the streets of Egyptian cities each night. S
There are widespread stories – I heard them myself in Tahrir Square – that youth groups will try to close the Suez Canal unless the security authorities who killed the innocent in January and February are brought to trial.
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
reply to post by Nspekta
You raise a VERY important subject......... even though Egypt has ''fallen Off'' the media radar it is definitly worth watching because we have a country which is both Politically and Geographically Strategic important to the West.....more than most understand.....!!
Currently the easy default option is what is happening..... Islamification of the country bought on by envy and fear......
There are still those in the new power system who were from before BUT they have lost their 'rod of iron' and are now looking for a new one, one in the form of Islam and it's faith..... a control over the people....
It is worrying and it will be interesting to see what the Western powers try to do, although we are (ref News Corp and Murdoch) as corrupt as any other.......
My biggest fear for Egypt........... a new Germany from the 1930's............. look at history, the population disafected and led by a few ideologists and one in particular..... Egypt aint that far away and also look at their flag....... eirieelly the same ??
PDUKedit on 12-7-2011 by PurpleDog UK because: spelling....at my age !!
(Reuters) - The United States has given Egypt an average of $2 billion annually since 1979, much of it military aid, according to the Congressional Research Service. The combined total makes Egypt the second largest recipient of U.S. aid after Israel.
The White House said on Friday it would review U.S. aid to Egypt based on events in the coming days amid mass protests aimed at ending President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.