Sunday, August 18, 2013

And What Would Have Happened in 1988?

We read this:

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military leader vowed Sunday that the army will not tolerate further political violence after nationwide clashes killed hundreds, as security forces detained Muslim Brotherhood members in raids aimed at disrupting planned rallies.

And I can recall that in early 1988, MK Benny Shalita suggested in the early stage of the 1st Intifada that a warning be clearly made that the next time the Arabs demonstrated violently by throwing rocks and firebombs, the army should not be afraid of killing 50.  That would be an end to the rioting.

Based on the experience now in Egypt, was he right?


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