Comments on: Despite the failed revolution, Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Moukhtar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1128038 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:58:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1128038 I think the author should rename the title of the article. It has nothing to do with reality and the content.
Usual propaganda unfortunately.

With all due respect, passing-by Egypt is not like living in Egypt.
Your views are too biased & irrelevant. Some of them true and most of them too far from reality.

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By: TK1951 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1128031 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:47:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1128031 al-Sisi isn’t the first one. He won’t be the last one.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1128018 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:07:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1128018 It is in the world’s best interest that al-Sisi remain in power. If he is deposed, a tidal wave of unemployed young Egyptian men will demand to emigrate “for a better life”.

We cannot accept another belch of surplus population from radical muslim countries.

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By: JustFactSir http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1128007 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:32:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1128007 This is not a society that is ready for democracy. Too much of the population is uneducated and Ideologically affixed. The idealism of the left and this writer spends much of their time trying to point out that this situation is not ideal. Duh???? However, this is not Kansas this is the middle east!

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1127997 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:57:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1127997 I noticed we hadn’t para-dropped any ammunition or TOW missiles to the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood.

“Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt- usa-clinton-idUSBRE86D07520120716

We did send al Sisi ten AH64 Apache helicopters, they are really really good at one thing.
And just out of curiosity, did the al Sisi government ever release the two Al Jazeera journalists ??

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By: noranazmy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1127994 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1127994 I’m glad you think so. That makes one of us. But I sincerely hope you’re right and we’ll be getting rid of El-Sisi and his crowd once and for all someday soon.

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By: Osman10 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1127989 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:32:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1127989 this articles a long with “everything is negotiable in Egypt” are two of my favorites articles written by a foreign describing the situation in Egypt.

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By: Arabisc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1127986 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:49:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1127986 As a friend of mine used to say, I broke my crystal ball long time ago so I no longer can ‘see’ the future.

What we are witnessing in Egypt is a typical rise of fascist regime. riding the waves of fear and anguish among the ordinary people El-Sisi supported by a massive military establishment is no different than a typical dictator rising to power after a period of unrest. The strategy El-Sisi is adopting to cement his power is align the loyalty of the establishment with his survivor, so if he falls, they fall with him.

The military establishment, not just the leaders, is enjoying a golden age under his throne, practically every major project, investment, development, and even external aid or financial assistance is pouring into the military first. We are not talking about handful of corrupted generals but rather a vast range of army wings that act today like an enterprise. even Egypt undeveloped lands have been transferred to the military ownership to do with what they please.

The judiciary establishment is another leg of the throne. since 2013 El-Sisi’s regime worked relentlessly to both refine the bench from any judge who do not show full support of the regime but furthermore created a huge financial reward system for those who obey. as a result a judge handed down 492 death sentences in one swift mock trial back in 2014

The third leg of the throne is the security forces which has been absent from the streets of Egypt between 2011 and 2013. since Rabaa mascara the ‘new’ and way more brutal security force is coming down heavily on any dissenting voice in a way that has not been seen in Egypt since the 1960’s at the peak of the Nasser ultra-nationalism era . Disappearing, torturing, illegal incarceration, brutality and a long list of practice are no longer a new news in Egypt but rather an everyday routine

Finally the media which is by large controlled by handful of tycoons and businessmen aligned with the regime and the closure of any and all other media outlets in the country is creating a typical propaganda engine reminisce of North Korea with the central intelligence agency feeding the news exactly what to and not to say, formally as in publicly known and acknowledged fact

Egypt is a country on the brink of descending to chaos, financially and politically. One can only wonder how long El-Sisi, and the military establishment, can hold to the power in almost a bankrupted 90+ million ppl nation

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By: TutAnkhAmon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1127985 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:49:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1127985 This article is really pathetic as anything that originate from the Terrorists Muslim Brothers

Egyptians are now well awake and aware of who their enemies are, why and how to defeat them

Continue to live and get paid by Qatar and Turkey, however, you are never setting a foot in Egypt

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By: Redz85 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/12/despite-the-failed-revolution-egypts-iron-fisted-ruler-wont-last/#comment-1127983 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:07:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46333#comment-1127983 To everyone who is thinking that CC will last forever, remember what happened with Mubarak. CC will fall quicker than Mubarak despite his iron fist, support from the Army, support from the sick media. all that will not help him, the poor people will rise up someday sooner than you expect and then dont blame them for what they will do. Enjoy the ride CC.

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