Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kent State Middle East expert: ‘Mubarak has played his hand into a corner’

The continuing protests in Egypt was analyzed by Kent State University political science professor and Middle East expert Joshua Stacher.on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network.

In an interview with host Gary Baumgarten, Stacher said control of Egypt is in flux.

"The protests are incredible because they are unified under the utter hatred about the way people were treated in Egypt," he said.

Stacher says he found it unsurprising that police officers have been taking their badges off and have been joining the protesters.

"They really were not treated well," he said of the police. "So it's not suprising ... that many of them have jumped ship."

That President Hosni Mubarak was forced to call the military shows a political weakness as well, Stacher said.

"I think Mubarak has probably played his hand into a corner."

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