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19 June 2012


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I have often wondered if the reason the US let Mubarak be run out of office so easily is that they knew he was on his last legs and unlikely to allow any reasonable transition. They were not keen on Jamal, the spoiled brat with no military experience.

So they let the SCAF take over on an "interim basis," which is, as often the case, looking more and more permanent.

The question is, what happens after Tantawi and his generation go? Successions in the Arab world have been known to get nasty...

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