Wednesday, August 14, 2013


What’s happening in Egypt is really distressing.  I have no love for the Muslim Brotherhood, but a reversion to heavy-handed, violent means by the ruling Egyptian military to put down dissent is intolerable.  Is there nothing that can fill the vacuum between radical Islam and a right-wing dictatorship? 

I’m sure there are millions of Egyptians who would prefer jobs, a strong economy, education and peace, but will they make themselves heard?  And what about the rest of world?  I can hear the tut-tut, cluck-cluck, sounds of disapproval from Washington and elsewhere, but all that cluck-clucking will change nothing.  It’s enough to make one cynical.


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