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Death in Egypt : will violence overcome democracy or democracy kill itself?

Definitive Lapse of Reason

The situation in Egypt has taken another turn for the worse. Nearly a hundred people died as the army and police cleared up the pro-Morsi demonstrators. Amongst those was a UK Sky News reporter. As is often the case, the death of hundreds of locals was daily news but one Westerner killed may speed up reactions by governments which is quite sad in and of itself.




Time for a summary :

The Egyptian slice of the Arab Spring was directed at President Hosni Mubarak.

Facts :  after having been in power for nearly 30 years, Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of protests in February 2011.

However, he was an ex-Air Force commander and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.


Then came the elections of June 2012. Mohammed Morsi for all that one can fault him with was the first Egyptian President…

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