Egypt: The Predictable Outcome

Posted on Nov 25 2012 - 10:13pm by Harrison

Prior to Barack Obama’s inauguration, Egypt’s leader was Hosni Mubarak, a military dictatorship.  Mubarak was overthrown in a coup d’état and replaced by Mohamed Morsi.  The former led a military dictatorship while the later will lead an Islamic theocracy:

Opponents of the Egyptian president have begun a sit-in protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand he retract a declaration that grants him broad powers.

Mohamed Morsi outraged many Egyptians this week with a decree that all his decisions would be immune from judicial review.

“We are heading towards a totalitarian regime again for the second time. This is not what we revolted for. I elected Morsi myself the last time and now Morsi is repeating Mubarak’s mistakes,” one protester told the BBC…

Theocracies are inherently more dangerous – and unstable – than military dictatorships.  After all, when you think you’re doing the work of the Almighty there’s no limit on what you might do while military dictatorships are generally more pragmatic… they simply want to stay in power.

For now, protests against Morsi are not being stopped by the military.  It could be they are just letting the populace blow off some steam but, I think, it’s because they’re hoping they will lead to the Muslim Brotherhood getting tossed out of power.

One thing that is interesting (and sad) are some of the Tweets coming out of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.  Here is a particularly dumb one:

Yeah… incredibly positive step forward!

Before the anti-Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood protests gain too much steam, there are promises to overwhelm them with… a million counter protesters:

Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement Morsy once led, has said it will stage nationwide demonstrations starting Sunday to back the president’s plans. It also announced a “Million Man” demonstration Tuesday at Abdeen Square in Cairo to support Morsy.

That’ll be fun sure there’ll be no violence as a result.

The Egyptian military hasn’t responded to Morsi’s power grab.

I think what’s going to happen here is Morsi will be toppled, either soon or after new “elections” or, at worst, the military will step in and, at the very least, retain veto power.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization and co-habitating with them in office is a bad idea… their cancer will simply grow until it kills whomever is trying to compromise with them.

A fast, violent overthrow is best.

But since Obama kind of threw the military’s last leader under the bus when he became “inconvenient” I doubt whomever takes the reins will be too loyal to us… even if we are giving their nation tons of military assistance…

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Steve Dennis November 26, 2012 at 1:57 AM -

    And yet Obama was able to convince the American people that he stabilized the region prior to the election…..incredible!
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  2. KP November 26, 2012 at 8:28 AM -

    Spot on Harrison. @Dennis, Obama realized some time ago that the majority of people in America are not paying attention. He understood that a few well placed slogans, smiles and “I got your backs” was enough to secure power. It is alarming.

    We are losing (perhaps have already lost)the Middle East. As we pull back more and more countries will begin making concessions to regional powers (Iran, Egypt) and the Muslim Brotherhood will extend it’s reach. Jordan is next in line to fall. The Brotherhood is very active there.

  3. Always On Watch November 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM -

    Egypt under Morsi’s shari’a dictatorship is going to be much worse for the Egyptian people than Mubarak ever was.
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