Cairo and the RNC in Minn. and NYC
by Rational, Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 04:24:16 AM EST
Just listened to Rachel Maddow talk about how the Egytian government is trying to incite violence to justify a crackdown on the "Lawless" protesters.
Why shouldn't it work in Egypt when it worked so will at the 2008 R Convention where the police/ security apparatus attacked peaceful protesters in the name of keeping the order and only when the choas that was created from the actions of the security apparatus were the compliant press allowed to "report" what they were told. Look back at the 2004 R Convention in NYC where illegal mass detentions were the order of the day.
If the reporters did not tell the "official" story they were harassed and arrested. Ask Amy Goodman.
So the Egyptian government has just learned from the US security apparatus in how to cow and intimidate its citizens.
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