Friday, April 8, 2011

Military Rule Enforces Egypt's Democracy 1.0

Aljazeera reported:
Hundreds of army soldiers and Central Security officers stormed Cairo's Tahrir Square in the early morning hours on Saturday, firing shots into the air and beating protesters with cattle prods and batons to disperse a crowd of thousands, witnesses said.

Tens of thousands of people had flooded into the square in one of the largest demonstrations since former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11. They spent the day calling for the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which nows runs the country, to honour their demands, including prosecuting a number of former high-ranking regime officials and Mubarak himself.
Few leaders are held accountable for their nefarious deeds.  Protesters were lucky to get the first round of protests without major blowback from strongman Mubarek.  Hosni's henchmen are now in charge.  Egypt is stuck at Democracy 1.0.