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Walk like an Egyptian

by J. C. Greenway
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Events in Egypt are by turns shocking – as stories of live bullets and gas used against protestors emerge – yet encouraging, if this quote is anything to go by:

[The US has] been lulled by a pro-stability narrative that has been spun out by Mr Mubarak and other Arab autocrats. Unfortunately for Cairo and Washington, the street is saying the game is up

– former CIA director Emile Nakhleh, writing in the Financial Times,

quoted by Naked Capitalism

The message is clear: lose the streets and lose the geo-political game.  No wonder the British police are now using tougher methods against peaceful protesters.

And no, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to post this video pass by:


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markwoff 1 February 2011 - 5:03 am Reply
Julia Smith 2 February 2011 - 10:51 pm

That’s a cracking picture, thanks DMW!

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Julia Smith 2 February 2011 - 10:51 pm

That’s a cracking picture, thanks DMW!

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