Sunday, January 30, 2011

Issandr El Amrani in Egypt

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Based on several accounts I've been reading, it seems less likely the riots in Egypt will turn into a full scale revolution than those in Tunisia. This is mostly because the army in Egypt has not taken, and probably won't take, a direct stance against Mubarak. Whereas in Tunis, Rachid Ammar, the commander of the military, turned against Ben Ali from the beginning. The early actions of the military in these situations has proven to be very important.

The Egyptian military and police also have plenty of experience dealing with riots.



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