Egypt has just fired almost 600 police officers. The move follows a series of popular demonstrations that have continued since the ousting of Mubarak due to military and police brutality. What seems to be a gesture of good nature could be a simple concession made as an excuse to crack down on protests. Since the partial success of the revolution the Egyptian military has continued to kill protesters and even arrest some of the original activists. So far the heads of the military have refused to hand over power to a democratically elected government.
The reshuffling of the police force should be seen as a positive force, but hopefully all of the police officers were deserving of their discharge. Otherwise it is nothing more than a political cull. It is of the utmost importance that the Egyptian revolution leads to a strong democratic state rather than another Iranian revolution. For it is those like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who commandeer democratic revolutions and form a dictatorship, that are the lowest form of humanity.