Saturday, August 30, 2014
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This is what democracy looks like?

It's time to call the Egyptian coup a coup/

This is what democracy looks like?

A real democracy allows freedom of assembly and freedom of the press, which the Egyptian military is denying in a particularly brutal and violent way, and freedom of religion, which the opposition Muslim Brotherhood is eager to deny by destroying Christian churches. A pox on both their houses, and it's time for the U.S. government to call this thing what it is, a coup. Is that means not spending $1.5 billion on the Egyptian military, so be it. Spend the money on Philadelphia's kids and the pensioners of Detroit.

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