Foreign policy by Broadway musical

Partly linking for the headline: “Mobs make fickle friends. Egypt is not Les Misérables”

And partly for some great lines like “British ministers shower bromides on Egypt in a torrent of patronising hypocrisy.”

And finally for insights like this:

In almost every case, [Western] public opinion has backed the insurgent mob against the regime, as if sated on Les Misérables. By the time of the Syrian uprising, it assumed that Arab mobs were always in the right and always win. This applied even when, as in Bahrain, this proved not to be the case, or as in Egypt, it required some ethical gymnastics. But then mobs make fickle friends.

Bill Humphrey

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