2011-02-03

Secret violence good, public violence bad

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by Neil Godfrey

It’s nice to see that the US State Department perceives the United States’ national interests coincide with a public call for the Egyptian presidency (specifically the vice-president) to hold accountable those responsible for the violence pro-Mubarak persons inflicted upon the demonstrators.

It is a pity that it was not apparently deemed to be in U.S. national interests to make similar calls during the past thirty years of Mubarak’s tortures, exiles and executions of dissidents, or his participation in torturing of others in secret rendition progams.

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0 thoughts on “Secret violence good, public violence bad”

  1. It’s a simple rule invoked by the power elite that runs my country.

    If something bad happens to us, we must never forget. If something bad happens to you, you need to get over it and move on.

    Rendition? Torture? Why do some people always dwell on the past?

  2. My my, it appears that the request to hold accountable those responsible for the public violence has been misinterpreted as a request to hold accountable those who made the violence public — it’s the journalists’ who need to be punished for reporting it to the world: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/04/3129590.htm?

    Security forces are now targeting foreign media, with media crews harassed and beaten up and police sweeping through hotels rounding up foreign journalists.

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