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  •  Egypt, too (17+ / 0-)

    From your first paragraph, I honestly thought this diary was going to be about the Egyptian Presidential runoff this weekend.  Egypt is an even more ancient civilization that Greece...

    Yesterday, the Egyptian Supreme Court invalidated the entire parliamentary election of 6 months ago, and yet the Presidential runoff will go forward.  The end result of all this is utterly unknowable, and could range from chaos that plunges Egypt back into riots, to a dangerous takeover by Islamist extremists, to some form of democratic accommodation.  Oh, and Hosni Mubarak is about to die, too.

    Certainly not the impact of Greece on an economic scale, but in terms of the ongoing transformation of the Middle East -- the source of nearly all U.S. military attention, and a huge chunk of economic reliance -- the outcomes in Egypt, across the Mediterranean, bode just as ominously as those in Greece this weekend.

    Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set... -- Gandalf

    by dnta on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 06:16:55 PM PDT

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