19 Aug 2013
“People who I thought were members of a revolutionary camp celebrated what was clearly a military coup,” argues political analyst, Max Blumenthal. “A military coup leads to disappearances and bloodshed and crushes democracy. So why were these people celebrating this? Did they really want a revolution? Or did they just want power for themselves?” According to Blumenthal, one-third of cabinet members in Egypt’s new administration “are former members of the Mubarak regime. The coalition is falling away. What's going to be left in the end is a military autocracy with no room for politics whatsoever.”
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Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "Hi, I'm your new Axis of Evil" by Pepe Escobar and "Pharaoh al-Sisi sits tight on the Nile" by M K Bhadrakumar, from Asia Times Online. Also watch Robert Fisk talking to Al Jazeera from Cairo on the crisis in Egypt.