Celebrations of the July 3, 2013 Revolution in Tahrir (Independence) Square, Egypt
This is the second revolution in Egypt in as many years. And both times the military was careful not to suppress popular demonstrations on behalf of the government that be. And in the latest round, the military is collaborating with the demonstrators.
The Egyptian military is also built on general draft.
Could one even imagine in the United States demonstrations of a scope, such as in Egypt, without brutal suppression?
With a standing army of professional, paid soldiers and no general draft, what is the chance of conduct by the US armed forces during civil unrest in the United States, similar to that of the Egyptian military?
So, on this July 4th, who is more "independent"? The Egyptian people, or the people of the United States???