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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Well... Shit

When the Egyptian military turned out Morsi, it could have gone basically two ways.

It could have gone back to a Mubarak style military rule.

Or it could have been a Turkish-style check on Islamist nonsense in government.

Looks like it's headed back to Mubarak style repression.

Things could change, but unlike Syria, there is a role for the US to play here.  We need to get the military to stop killing people.  That's, like, a really good rule.  It doesn't have to be Philadelphia in 1787, but it can't be Tiananmen in 1989.

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