POSTED RESPONSES TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
The Globe editorials in recent years have become noted among thinking and informed people as right-wing hack work, a la Margaret Wente or John Ibbitson.
But this one is truly breathtaking for its brutal stupidity.
Too much power?
For an elected government?
As opposed to a military junta?
Further analysis is appropriate here.
This move may well have been an orchestrated shadow-play to boost the democratic claims of the new government.
It may well have been part of an agreement worked out with Washington.
The removal of a couple of generals - out of hundreds in the junta - can be regarded as token.
This notion is re-inforced by two important observations.
One, the entirely inappropriate statement by the Pentagon that it will continue its relations with Egypt's military hierarchy.
Can you imagine a more inappropriate statement in diplomatic terms, yet it raised no red flags?
Two, Israel has shown not nearly the same reaction it had during the original anti-Mubarak revolution, a time when many prominent Israelis made terribly anti-democratic, anti-human rights, and pro-dictatorial public statements.
Israel's knows that this little stage play was part of the deal, so it isn't concerned.
After all, you do need some stability in Egypt.
The huff-and-puff of this unthinking piece is just part of the stage setting for the shadow-play.