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EGYPT … TWO YEARS AFTER CHASING MUBARAK AWAY

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Two years after the events of 2011 and how far has Egypt moved ?

Whatever the current problems, Egypt has moved considerably since 2011.  The media has changed.  The leadership in many of the Syndicates has changed.  The student unions have changed.  Have they changed enough ?  Of course not.  Was the announcement of  Morsi assuming ‘special’ powers acceptable ?  Of course not.  Is it acceptable that human rights are still not being respected.  No.

But watch these people; give them time.  No one can wind back the political clock.  No doubt many commentators are looking at Algeria, or the ever present bogey man, Iran.  But Egypt is Egypt.  There is a lot of history in this part of the world.  This is not a state that was grafted onto the Middle East in 1948.  History has a way of hanging around in the present, reasserting itself when it is least expected.  No one expected the uprisings to get rid of Mubarak in 18 days but they did …

A long way to go still but these people will get there.

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Written by uprisings230950

January 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

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