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Oslo Journal: ‘The Referees Are Gone’

4:38 PM, May 10, 2011 • By SOHRAB AHMARI
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“The key difference,” she said, “is the fact that in places like Egypt and Tunisia, the armed forces were unwilling to fire on the people.” The United States, she pointed out, was able to leverage its relationships with the Egyptian military and urge restraint. Maybe the U.S. isn’t so bad after all, I was tempted to say.

Sohrab Ahmari has previously written for the Boston Globe and Commentary, among other publications.

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