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Egypt’s 'Rocca the giraffe syndrome'

Like the giraffe that died in the Giza Zoo last week, Egyptian political forces seem to be knocking their heads against the wall.

A giraffe named Rocca died last week in the Giza Zoo. One of the stories about its death is that it banged its head until it died, committing suicide. The current Egyptian political scene suffers from the same syndrome: various players banging their heads against the wall, committing political suicide and unfortunately killing every chance for this country to get on the right track and start performing.

The Muslim Brotherhood continues demonstrating every weekend to bring ousted President Mohammed Morsi back to power. According to several reports, the demonstrators have attacked bystanders who dared disagree with them. In addition, the Brothers never condemn attacks on military and police forces by militant groups. All this has led to even lower Brotherhood popularity among Egyptians, and makes it even less possible for Morsi to return to power, or for the Brothers to return to the political scene. It's a futile effort leading nowhere.

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