Israel watches as one Arab ally after another begins its death spasms.
How will the pro-democracy movement respond if the military subverts the revolution?
In part, Egyptians were protesting against President Mubarak’s form of Islam.
The Egyptian revolution was no “black swan” — if Washington were schooled in the latest thinking, it would have anticipated it sooner.
Were Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama on the same page vis a vis Egypt?
The United States often acts like it has the patent on democracy.
They have seen little practical benefit from their country’s alleged friendship with the United States.
Egypt has a rich tradition of humanitarianism.
Microcredit begets loan sharking which begat Tahrir Square.
Organizing protests and institutionalizing their gains require two different skill sets.
Constrained from war by the Camp David accord, the Egyptian army lords it over the economy instead.
A lack of qualms about torture once helped recommend new Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman to the CIA.
Washington’s idea of stability will only sow more instability.
The Multitude at work.
U.S. Middle-East Policy: “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil — Just Practice It, Then Act Surprised”
It is not only Mubarak’s regime which has been discredited, but 32 years of U.S. support.