January 1, 2014

THE rEALISTS, NEOCONS AND ISRAELIS LEARNED NOTHING FROM 9-11:

Egypt's Counterrevolution (SARA KHORSHID, 12/30/13, NY Times)

Egyptians who frequently take the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road have lately noticed that the fee they usually pay to toll collectors now goes to the Ministry of Defense.

In a press conference in November, the Minister of Transportation announced one of the armed forces' companies had been granted legal rights, for 50 years, to develop the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road.

The army, a state within a state that used to protect its interests from the shadows, is now taking bolder steps to cement its power and asserting, increasingly overtly, that it is accountable to no one.
Posted by at January 1, 2014 8:23 AM
  
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