June 21, 2012

Generals, Not Assad, Hold the Keys to Syria

Michael Young, The National

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It is strange how many people today seem surprised by the actions of the Egyptian armed forces, who have consolidated their political supremacy in recent days at the expense of parties and civil organisations that supported the so-called revolution of January 2011.

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