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  •  Well see about Suleiman. (1+ / 0-)
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    neroden

    The principle holds: the longer Mubarak holds out, the more palatable Suleiman.  

    If not Suleiman, then a regime auto-coup via the (apparently way librul and friendly) military.

    This in the context of a librul blogosphere that has engaged hand-over-fist in casting (Mubaraks and Suleimans) military with some kind of alternative democratic agency.  This credit seems unwarranted and likely amounts to betrayal of the democracy protestors we all claim to care so much about.

    Please don't feed the security state.

    •  The military is full of conscripts (0+ / 0-)

      I dunno about the leadership, and I don't know who knows anything about it, but the conscripts do have some democratic agency.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 02:16:29 PM PST

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    •  The principle is erronious (0+ / 0-)

      The longer it goes on, the more Suleiman is identified as the face of the opposition, the more the movement becomes about bringing down Suleiman as opposed to simply Mubarak.

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