The French Revolution in Egypt

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Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. ~ Maximilien Robespierre

A cancer-ridden Hosni Mubarek lay on a hospital bed in a cage during his trial. His two sons stood beside him.

It’s the French Revolution all over again and it’s a savage spectacle. I half expect a Robespierre or Madame DeFarge will make an appearance. If this is their idea of democracy at work, we are in trouble.

This is not meant to minimize the deaths of the 850 protestors. We don’t know yet if Mubarek and the others did indeed order the killings. We do know this is a brutal trial and it is hard to trust that it will be fair, at least based on what has gone on so far. Seeing this, one wonders why anyone would ever again ally themselves with the United States.

Mubarek and his sons are on trial for the deaths of 850 protestors during a crackdown of the recent Egyptian uprising. Some Egyptians were pleased at his humiliation based on what they said was 29 years of brutal domination. About 20% of the Egyptian population support Mubarek.

A video of Mubarek and the others accused have to defend themselves from a cage

 

 

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