SproutHard to say....Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:58pm22.214.171.124I would say that the US's influence on the Egyptian military would tend to have their military culture expecting to be subordinate to civilian leadership. Which would bode well for the military turning power back over after elections.
Now, I would supect that there is also some degree of corruption in the high levels of the Egyptian military as there is in most of the rest of that gov't. Now, if THOSE folks are in charge of the military, they would be far LESS likely to turn power back over.
- Now wll the military give government back? Christopher Blackwell, Fri Feb 11 5:17pmxx, So far good. But now that the military controls the government will they give it back? Still a lot of ways for this to fall apart, but I am impressed that the violence has not been far worse that ... more
- Probably not. OldCM, Sat Feb 12 6:36am"I wonder if we could pull off something similar? Our history would indicate that we could not. Think Civil War. :|
- But that was voilent Christopher Blackwell, Sun Feb 13 3:46pmOldCm governments are well designed to deal with violence as that justifies their use of violence. Another fact is the internet for organizing demonstrations and getting the word out. You can see why ... more
- I think you are referring to ... OldCM, Sun Feb 13 6:35pm... the mimeograph. :)
- Well, there were arrests, torture, deaths cc, Fri Feb 11 8:07pm...and extensive property damage. Doesn't sound all that peaceful to me.
- Hard to say.... Sprout, Fri Feb 11 5:58pm
- Grin; do you have plans! Zeus, Fri Feb 11 5:28pmI bet that many will follow you if you did. Funny that you and your walker upfront. :o)) But I don't know if you will survive such action? Zeus
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