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      Chris Hedges' Columns

      Egypt’s New Pharaoh

      By Chris Hedges

      Truthdig: 12/17/17

      When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on
      Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including
      the Communist Party of Iran, which had been instrumental in bringing down
      the shah. Khomeini’s declaration of an Islamic government, supported by
      referendum, saw him rewrite the constitution, close opposition newspapers
      and ban opposition groups including the National Democratic Front and the
      Muslim People’s Republican Party. Dissidents who had spent years inside
      Iran’s notoriously brutal prison system under the shah were incarcerated
      once again by the new regime. Some returned to their cells to be greeted by
      their old jailers, who had offered their services to the new regime.

      This is what is under way in Egypt. It is the story of most revolutions.
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