Posts Tagged: mohamed morsi
We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.
The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.
If Muslim Brotherhood leaders think that this crisis is similar to others in their troubled history, they are badly mistaken.
Washington should refrain from its interventionist instincts and acknowledge that this is a fight for Egyptians.
A look at Egypt's constitutional declaration suggests that the road out of military dictatorship is fraught with peril.
There can no longer be any question that Egypt is once again under the thumb of military authoritarianism.
Anyone who thinks military rule bends toward democracy in Egypt has misread the country's history.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
Though the Egyptian military is painting itself as a guardian of stability and democracy, there is ample reason to believe it will bring neither.