Conflict & Justice

Authoritarian Rule: 'Egyptians Yearn for Security and Order'

Frank Gardner, former BBC bureau chief in Cairo, tells anchor Marco Werman why the army crackdown in Egypt has such wide support there.

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He says Egyptians–like their neighbors in Iraq and Syria–yearn not for democracy, but for security and order.