25 January’s Anniversary: Muslim Brotherhood, Military standoff

    The fourth anniversary of the Egyptian uprising looms closer, but four years of struggle and fighting have led the society to become hostage in the “clash of elephants,” a clash dating back to the previous century.  The revolution’s dreams and expectations of building a new society have stuttered as 2014 was a year of
2015-03-29

Ali Al Raggal

Egyptian researcher in socio-politics, specialized in Security Studies.


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    The fourth anniversary of the Egyptian uprising looms closer, but four years of struggle and fighting have led the society to become hostage in the “clash of elephants,” a clash dating back to the previous century. 
The revolution’s dreams and expectations of building a new society have stuttered as 2014 was a year of horror, killing and bloodshed. The most influential forces in the society waged a war of extermination on one another, but it is an asymmetric war: after committing various massacres, the military junta enters the new year with more entrenched power than the Muslim Brothers. While the coup seems steadfast, the Muslim Brothers have apparently entered a long comma.

 

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