“Shoot to Kill” !?

Five hours before Egypt’s election winner is announced, this from CNN:

“Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has given police forces orders to shoot to kill against anyone attempting to attack police stations after the results,” interior ministry spokesman Gen. Marwan Mustapha said. “Increased security has been dispersed in the side streets of (Cairo’s) Tahrir Square to protect government buildings.”

Why is this necessary, unless the military expect the announcement of the winner to provoke protests?

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Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University
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