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-- you still thousands of opposition protesters chanting continued the roll revolution and stepped down more seeing Cairo today demanding president.
Mohamed -- -- -- agrees they -- grant him near absolute power.
Joining us is John Bolton former US ambassador.
-- United Nations and listen to the sound their look at those pictures that we're just showing in the standard up you wanna let -- academy.
What does this picture tell you about what's really going on what's gonna happen in the future here.
Honestly I don't think it tells us all that much I think it shows that there's opposition to what -- he's trying to do -- perhaps didn't anticipate the extent of it.
Or perhaps he did and has a fallback position -- But just as the demonstrations entire square two years ago did not bring democracy to your neither of these.
So you don't think yesterday's changes his plans at all and doesn't even make every check what he's doing even if it's true renovation doesn't change I think he may have a fallback position that that he's.
Remember the real power broker here remains the military and there's every possibility that Morrissey and the military could find a modus Vivendi way of living together.
The demonstrators who are upset by what.
-- he has done at the same demonstrators who were upset by embark and I don't think that the military this time is gonna see this lead to the kind of disruption we saw before.
Are you surprised -- does that tell you anything the military doesn't go in and cracked down on this kind of demonstration.
Well I don't think it's to the military's advantage and I do think did you go back -- your earlier point Morrissey is trying to dial this back a little that he he told his own supporters.
Not to go into the streets of Cairo today to avoid a possible clash.
Broad what do you think -- kind of leader do you think he turns out to be I mean.
What were you socked in May -- last week by hand.
Going and settling you know everything that was going on and always looking like he was out there brokering peace or did you see through about it at the time -- as buying some currency -- down the road well I don't think he was really responsible for brokering the deal I think I give actually the Obama administration a lot more of the responsibility I wouldn't call it credit for pressuring both Israel and Egypt against Hamas.
But to agree to the cease fire it's a very limited cease fire it won't last it doesn't change the strategic environment and it clearly gave more -- the view.
That he would have a free hand domestically to do what he's just done I don't really go without asking about I was struck by the pictures of then -- being Yasser Arafat and questioning what he really died of what you think about that what's your again.
I do not think he died of polonium poisoning the only people -- that day in years past of the Soviets and I don't think they killed Arafat I think this is a way of tried to pin his death on somebody else and as too often happens in that part of the world.
It's not their responsibility -- -- somebody else's but I don't think it'll -- now.
It's been an issue that's been kicking around for quite some time and I think it's just the circumstances have led to this being that the time I don't.
I don't attributed to -- grander plan.
But but it's not I don't think will fundamentally change the circumstances that okay -- ambassador thank you so much ground we appreciate it.
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