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Who cares about the population.

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Submitted by batya dagan (United States), Feb 4, 2012 at 16:41

I do not agree with those who blame Mubarack for Egypt's problems , certainly not all of them. However he did make one mistake ,in my opinion, using a lot of the money he got from the US for keeping the peace with Israel, to empower the army.

Basically He was building a power that will be, and is now, against him and against percieved democracy.

Egypt has two strong groups who will fight each other to the end: The Army and the Muslm brothers.

As far as the population is concerned - who gives a damn.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

You assume Mubarak had a choice. I do not. Rather, I see him as a creature of the army until he started pushing his son to succeed him, at which point the army got rid of him.

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2Morsi and his salary and حاميها حراميها [90 words]dhimmi no moreJun 28, 2013 07:58207381
4Islam Leads To Poverty [112 words]DaveJun 27, 2013 16:45207363
9The price of food in Egypt went up by 8.2% since between 1/2012 and 12/12012 and then 2.7% in 1/2013 [228 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 13, 2013 16:56203464
1That's Great News [34 words]DaveFeb 11, 2013 08:36203399
Egypt's future [75 words]promesaFeb 23, 2012 01:03193576
3Act Now [780 words]Fred BaehrFeb 17, 2012 16:43193433
MILTARY IN POWER [100 words]JACQUES HADIDAFeb 17, 2012 15:59193430
1An interesting thought [178 words]Peter HerzFeb 18, 2012 09:33193430
4Who cares about the population. [97 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
batya daganFeb 4, 2012 16:41193059
2Q's [30 words]infosifterFeb 4, 2012 14:53193055

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