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Egypt: Back To Square One

Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:34 pm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47817477...ews-mideast_n_africa/#.T9pj3LWiO0Y

Basically, the top court has dissolved Parliament and with no government, the military is ruling once again. Many seem to believe that the generals want a continuation of the Mubarak era in some form or another by giving one of Mubarak's government members (he was a minister and then appointed Prime Minister by Mubarak before he departed) a chance at the presidency.

In my opinion, this will only create more tensions between the Egyptians. Whether the Muslim Brotherhood is radical or not, the Egyptians went to the booths and cast their votes. The actions that the military and high court officials have taken are the same actions that Mubarak took and led to his downfall.

Could it be possible that a civil war can break out? if the military is not willing to recognize the will of the people, then who can the people trust to govern them?
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RE: Egypt: Back To Square One

Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:50 pm

First let's agree on one thing, there will be NO civil war in Egypt.

In my view Egypt did not go to square one, it turned to face the right path.
Muslim brotherhood, were never part of the revolution, but took over it because they were the only organised faction there. They do not care about democracy, freedom or civil rights. They want to grab the power in Egypt. They bribed and cheated there way to win majority of Parliament. they cared nothing about the well being of the Egyptian people, instead of tackling Egypt grave economical problems, they went on a witch hunt against anybody who they consider as a danger to them. They came with such illegal laws that the court did have to intervene. Now that the Egyptian people are starting to discover what the MB really represent, i am sure that they will loose the presidential election and when it will happen the majority in Parliament.
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RE: Egypt: Back To Square One

Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:02 pm

I think it is highly unlikely we will see a civil war break out like we've seen in Libya and Syria. The Brotherhood taking up arms would be disastrous for their cause.

The military seems to has issues with the Islamists, once given free reign they'll crack down on the military, we'll probably see some generals imprisoned so naturally the military is not going to let them get power. I wonder if a more secular independent government would be 'allowed' to govern properly.

This however is all conjecture, I'm not quite abreast of whats going on in Egypt. Unfortunately for the Middle East, the impending implosion of Europe is causing them to slip under the radar. The Egyptian military could be seeing the relative 'success' the Syrians are having in maintaing power and while not quite going to the extremes of massacring the people are growing more audacious in strong arming the political system.

This to me is one of the biggest problems when you make the entire discussion about one man. Regimes that oppress 80 million people do not rely on one man, so the Egyptians celebrated when Muburak left but the underlying foundations were still there, still controlling the country.
 
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RE: Egypt: Back To Square One

Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:20 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 2):
This to me is one of the biggest problems when you make the entire discussion about one man. Regimes that oppress 80 million people do not rely on one man, so the Egyptians celebrated when Muburak left but the underlying foundations were still there, still controlling the country.

Sorry, but i will disagree with you here, There were two elections in Egypt after the revolution, the army did not interfere, dissolving the parliament was the decision of the court after the army refused to take one side or the other. The army has declared on several occasions that they will return the power to any president freely elected by the Egyptian people.
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