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al-sisi-gets-promotion
Jan28

Egypt: Sisi cleared for presidential bid

By: Agencies Source: http://mwcnews.net/ Egypt’s top generals have cleared the way for army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to run for president, state media has reported, setting the stage for him to declare his candidacy in the coming days. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it would release a full statement “within the coming hours.” Sisi had been widely expected to announce his political plans this week, after voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution drafted by the army-backed interim government. The army chief, who also serves as defence minister, led the toppling of former president, Mohamed Morsi, in July. Analysts say Monday’s announcement was...

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There is no going back for Egypt
Jan27

There is no going back for Egypt

By: Dr Wael Haddara Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/ “The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment, but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again; and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.”                                                                                                                                      – Edmund Burke Burke was referring to the conduct of an occupying army. But it is a fitting description of the state of Egypt as we pass the third anniversary of the outbreak of the Egyptian revolution. Those first 18 days were heady indeed. Nothing, it seemed, could stop the march of Egyptians...

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tanks-EGY
Jan07

Egypt gone bad

By: Lawrence Davidson Source: http://www.counterpunch.org/ Part I – Going from Bad to Worse This past week the confrontation between Egypt’s ruling regime and the country’s Muslim Brotherhood intensified. In an act that should make anyone familiar with this ongoing struggle sit up and shake their head, the “military-backed government” in Cairo declared Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist organization.” In case anyone is inclined to get the sides mixed up, it is the Muslim Brotherhood that is defending democracy in this confrontation, and the media’s use of the euphemism “military-backed government” is to be understood as whitewash for military dictatorship. The truth is that the Muslim...

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