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Hosni Mubarak is a Dead Man

From Maisonneuve:

Hosni Mubarak is a Dead Man

by Drew Nelles

If Egypt’s revolution does nothing else—if it dies at the hands of the state’s thugs with their American guns—it will at least have exposed with crushing clarity the monstrous unfairness of US foreign policy. Yesterday the world watched Hosni Mubarak, tone-deaf and deeply insulting, refer to the people he has long oppressed as his “children”; he darkly insinuated that his opponents were backed by foreign forces, as if his regime hasn’t been on the American dole for decades. As if the only thing keeping Mubarak’s Western benefactors from throwing him to the wolves were not his peace with Israel and his jowly, raccoon-eyed fear of political Islam.

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