Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Barack Obama faces stark choices about US policy on Egypt

If the president backs Egypt's second revolution the result could be revolutionary in ways Washington might find disconcerting

Simon Tisdall
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 November 2011

"......Which is why suspicion grows that the US, Britain and their European allies, ever more alarmed at recent events, may privately be content to allow Egypt's insurrectionary flame to burn itself out, hopefully without too much more violence. They will take what they can in terms of democratic reform and human rights safeguards, and continue to call for more. But they will not trust the people to get it right (they never have); and they will not seriously try to unseat the military. Their bottom line priority is an Egypt that works for them, not a democracy that works for Egypt."

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