Friday, January 28, 2011

getting nastier

it looks like the military is moving against protesters in egypt and they are using live ammunition.

this is a critical difference from what happened in tunisia. in that case, the military refused the government's orders to shoot protesters. that seems to be what really caused ben ali to flee the country. because the egyptian military still supports mubarak and is willing to slaughter egyptians to keep him in power means that revolution in egypt will be much much harder.