Daily Star publishes Mallat’s “Letter from the Cedar Revolution to the Nile Revolution”: March on presidential palace, arrest and try Mubarak

07/02/2011

2005 Cedar Revolution

With scenes of Cossack-like Mubarak supporters on horse- and camel-back whipping unarmed, nonviolent demonstrators, the repeated appeal for a gentle change of regime at the top is proving insufficient. From my experience with the Lebanese Cedar Revolution, and the history of popular revolutions in the modern age, one does  not persuade dictators to step down. One forces them down by moving on them, and by insisting as they falter that they should be put to trial.

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