A REVOLT FOR WHOSE BENEFIT?
by Kenan Malik
How can Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak be eased out of office without causing too much turmoil, or without providing a political opportunity for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood? That’s the question with which many Western leaders are now grappling. The growing consensus seems to be that what Egypt needs is, in the words of Hillary Clinton, an ‘ordered transition’ to a post-Mubarak Egypt and that vice-president Omar Suleiman is the man to manage this. The idea of an ‘ordered transition’ that […]
Categories: International, Justice & Liberties • Tags: cia, democracy, egypt, fareed zakaria, freedom struggles, hillary clinton, hosni mubarak, ian johnson, islamism, muslim brotherhood, nasser, protests, secularism, tony blair, usa, working class movements