February 12, 2013

Two Years Later, Egypt Itself Is Toppling

Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

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This week marks the second anniversary of the fall of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Two years after the refrain “the people want to topple the regime” filled Tahrir Square, it is now Egypt itself that is toppling.

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