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  •  if military guys are smart... (5+ / 0-)

    they will see that they are the only egyptian institution still widely respected as neutral, and that it is the only thing working in their favor right now.
    I'm not sure that commanders think the best way to go is to order killing a few people on behalf of a dying regime, not least because whoever they order might actually not follow through with it, and many soldiers could simply walk out on them or even turn against their superiors - which would make things even worse.
    I would think that the military leadership simply don't want to choose btw people and regime, but if forced to, they will certainly not want to be on the regime's side. That would be their downfall.

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