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Similar to Military/Mubarak?

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Submitted by sara (South Korea), Feb 26, 2012 at 06:28

This sounds like a similar scenario to what has happened in Egypt, where ultimately the military has (and has always had) the power, even over Mubarak, while allowing him his cronyism and corruption and keeping the Islamists at bay. Now Yemen is in danger of falling the same way that Egypt has. The military underestimated the force and speed with which the Muslim Brotherhood would grab hold. Now we must wait and see the consequences.

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I argue Yemen is not similar to Egypt (or Tunisia) in that what is taking place does not equal a coup d'etat.

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