A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Desperation of a Collapsing System

The attack, apparently by people hired by prominent NDP businessmen, on the demonstrators in Tahrir today may be the beginning of the end,m the death throes of a desperate regime. It is being widely denounced around the world, and the Army's failure to stop it is eroding the respect the demonstrators have shown for the Army. It is hard to imagine, after this, that Mubarak will finish his term.

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