As the fourth anniversary of the January 25 revolutionary uprising in Egypt comes upon the people of the region, there will be many breathing a sigh of relief. There will be those who will be pleased that rather than an emphasis on the events of that day, much of the focus was on marking ‘Police Day’. The irony could not be starker. But the satisfaction so many of them feel is, in itself, incongruous. For those who opposed the January 25 revolutionary uprising – and are now pleased it’s on deep freeze – fail to recognise one thing. They caused it.
Those 18 days
In 2015, Egyptians and many in this region will look with favor at a powerful state, regardless of its faultsEyad Abu Shakra