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    was overturned by the military, given that the FIS platform called for ruling Algeria under strict Islamic sharia law. This, arguably, despite the vicious insurgency that followed, was the right thing for the long-term future of the country. Equivalent to preventing Nazism from emerging in Germany, even.

    When undemocratic movements use democracy to take control of power and eliminate democracy, arguably it is justified to use the most powerful institution in the country - the military - to prevent that from occurring.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 01:13:46 PM PDT

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