So nicely parsed here by Israeli columnist Dror Eydar.
I was reminded of an analysis about the Arab Spring by...Friedman, who is venerated across the globe as well as by Israel's Army Radio. More than a year ago, Friedman wandered around Tahrir Square, intoxicated with joy, and dispatched articles to his newspaper that were more akin to Beatles' songs — something like "make love not war."...
"Indeed, what makes the uprising here so impressive — and in that sense so dangerous to other autocracies in the region — is precisely the fact that it is not owned by, and was not inspired by, the Muslim Brotherhood," Friedman wrote in February 2011. Amazing, but this is what the "most important" journalist in the world concluded back then.
Read all of Eydar's piece, it's short and sweet.