The failure in Egypt
Posted: August 17, 2013 at 5:34 a.m.
The bloody crackdown began early Wednesday morning as Egyptian riot police and plainclothes officers began their assault on the thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members who defied the government’s warnings to end their protests in support of the ousted former president, Mohammed Morsi. Security forces showed no restraint as they stormed the two massive sit-ins : Bulldozers cleared makeshift barriers while snipers took aim at protesters and plumes of tear gas engulfed the streets.
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Editorial, Pages 18 on 08/17/2013