A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Full Circle in Egypt?

The verdict today acquitting Husni Mubarak on the murder and other serious charges that were facing him seems to drive the final nail in the coffin of the January 25 Revolution. But before one assumes that this is the end, note that there have been only limited improvements in the economy and the "stability" promised by the government is anything but in evidence. the next explosion may be far less peaceful than what happened in 2011, when most of the violence came from the Mubarak side. (Though now that everyone charged with killing protesters has had charges dropped, perhaps they all died some other way?)

I'm sure I'll have more to say in coming days.

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