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Nothing changed in Egypt

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Submitted by yonatan silverman (Israel), Feb 13, 2011 at 07:32

Mubarak resigned but evidently the Egyptian Army took political control immediately. Not even intelligence guru Suleiman was placed in control yet. I believe it has been the Egyptian Army that has controlled Egypt since Nasser even. Certainly since Mubarak came to power after Sadat's assassination. It is the Egyptian Army which is the best guarantor of stability in Egypt. The Army will keep the extremists and Islamists out. Iran, the jerks, crowed about the wonderful move to Islam in the Egyptian revolution. But there was no revolution. The Islamists are still in their places. Mubarak stepped down. The Army stepped in. That's Egyptian politics in a nutshell it seems to me. Maybe they will manipulate the constitution to throw crumbs at the masses calling for democracy in Egypt. But there will never be democracy in Egypt as democracy is known in Israel for example. Don't make me laugh.

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