January 20, 2014
A REGIME ONLY REALISTS AND NEOCONS COULD LOVE:
Pharaoh Al-Sisi Takes Control In Egypt: Obama Administration Sacrifices Security, Human Rights, And Democracy (Doug Bandow, 1/20/14, Forbes)
A new pharaoh is rising in Egypt. Gen. Abdel Fata al-Sisi is preparing to grasp supreme power, most likely as the country's next president. He is posing as democracy's savior while his troops are detaining or killing those who oppose him. The arrests and shootings continued during last week's constitutional referendum.After some time out of the news, Egypt has reemerged as perhaps the administration's greatest foreign policy failure. Washington has proved impotent in the face of political revolution, Islamist activism, and military repression. Terrorism is accelerating, and Egypt is likely to end up without stability, liberty, democracy, or prosperity.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 20, 2014 1:40 PM