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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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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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