The elections which investors in the least important part of the Egyptian economy, and and the US alike required, had a distinctly western media focused flavour. All that US money for promotion of democracy well spent?

It no longer makes you crazy to say that this is an aspect of the ‘Washington consensus'(is that really the term we will use to dissect it?), and it was always clear that this process would be a long one. The compromises the west demanded, the same compromise ‘we; always demand, as we ensure the functioning wheel of neo-liberal dissent sacrifices the women.

The cries of relief at Mubarak receiving a life sentence, shortlived as it appears he has been left wide open for successful appeal.

The world saw the counter revolution, and knew it was not over. We know it still isn’t over. The only people convinced are those selling the message.