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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Feb 18, 2011 at 08:07

Paul:

There are at least 2 million homeless people in Cairo. If a few thousand people want to protest poverty and corruption against Hosni Mubarak, there are a million men "on call" with nothing better to do and like-minded sympathies. It is the media that labeled this a "democracy movement". The news has not been reported accurately and it's wise of you to seek Dr. Pipes' observations in lieu of mainstream media.

I'll let you be the judge of whether you see evolving democracy in Egypt. So far, the military is still running the country. My point is that this was likely quite spontaneous and had nothing to do with democracy or a movement of any kind. Rather, it had to do with public frustration with poverty and corruption and an old, sick leader who was on his way out (one way or another) before all this happened.

Regards,

There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

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