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With the army’s ‘sort it out’ deadline approaching, the democratically elected government of Mohammed Morsi remains defiant.

The Muslim Brotherhood did after all win elections for the presidency and the prime minster’s office, with turn out high.

That was history – the first time Egypt had ever allowed its people choose who leads their nation.

And yet a year on, some people are trying to bring it to an end.


This is not the birth pangs of a new democracy in Egypt, but rather an attempt by a mob to overthrow a ruler chosen by the majority of people.

As a result, those of the street will set back a process that had only just begun, a process that was taking this third world country into the modern age.

At best, Egypt will become another Tunisia or Algeria, with weak governments who answer to the military.

Perhaps, the best indicator of who is behind the scenes we are witnessing on television comes from the demeanor of the fallen dictator, Hosni Mubarak.

At his trial, he lay in bed, a man said to be dying.

At his retrial, he seemed to have miraculously recovered.

In fact, he seemed to know something that the rest of us didn’t.

Perhaps that it’s still the country’s military that rule the roost and that they were finding allies quickly.

Those who believe that the hated dictator never left may well be right.