Scott Horton Interviews Ahmed al-Assy

Scott Horton, February 26, 2011

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Ahmed al-Assy, an Egyptian-American living in Egypt and a participant in the Tahrir Square protests, discusses how exiled president Hosni Mubarak may still be calling the shots in Egypt; the oligarchy-friendly Egyptian constitution that hinders democratic reforms; the difference between the regular army and the security forces within the Ministry of Interior; protesters in Tahrir Square and other areas, staying for the duration; and the Egyptian activists trying to keep the Gaza border crossing permanently open.

MP3 here. (20:32)

Ahmed al-Assy is an Egyptian American who has lived in Egypt for the last 10 years. He was a participant in the Tahrir Square protests.

5 Responses to “Ahmed al-Assy”

  1. Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-wrote on the missiles to be deployed in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland by 2015: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike." This leads to Launch On Warning. Bob Aldridge resigned for that reason.

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  3. Well the National Cathedral, aka the Pentagon, learned a lesson. Read the USArmy is letting a contract for belt-fed rubber-bullet MG ammo.

  4. I heard "The Egyptian military is a much respected institution in Egypt" like a mantra on alJazeera during the occupation of Tahrir Square. Why is that? They lost every recent war they've fought, and what else do they do for the people that would make them worthy of admiration or respect? Have asked this many times & never has anyone explained it to me.

  5. like take the US for exzample,started as a bar fight or riot about 76 or so and they just kept coming back all the way till ooh about 1812 i think it was,and we all kno how that ended,the great divide,hmmm,east west variety,so whats it gonna be Franklin or Arnold,don't make me come over thare

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