Posts Tagged: Egypt
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.
In fact, the military’s claims that Egyptian protesters sought an end to the experiment in democracy are highly doubtful.
Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.
If the AKP wants to truly strengthen Turkish democracy, it must stop seeing people who stand up quietly but defiantly as a threat to the country’s stability.
Egypt is a study in contrasts with a fundamentally peaceful people ruled by a military junta.
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.