Arab Spring in tatters
IT took 30 years to topple the regime of Hosni Mubarak and one year to create the anarchic situation that is Egypt today.
A merciless clampdown has seen countless numbers mown down. The West says little about the illegimitacy of the new military set-up, except for reporting on casualties.
Its refusal to label the turnaround a coup has heightened suspicions that the return of Mubarakite elements to power is one staged by outside instigators who feared an Islamic milieu under the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Arab Spring, sparked by a lone Tunisian vendor, lies in tatters — the ironic victim of pro-democracy elements whose brand of freedom means toeing the Western line.
A.R. MODAK Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg