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    • Helen
    • 19.08.13 | 16:56 (IDT)

    The ousting of Morsi is just the latest win by the Egyptian military and related Mubarak political elite. Let us not forget its earlier wins - that the military/Mubarak era judiciary made void the Parliamentary elections also won the MB and then made voided the Constitution passed by a referendum. albeit with a low voter turnout. The battle at the moment is between MB and the Egyptian army. But unless you think that the Generals are going to willingly give up their power and economic privilege, then the next battle will between a secular based government and the Egyptian army. It will fight tooth and nail to maintain its power - it is the Generals who sacrificed Mubarak and it is the Generals who have been ensuring that Morsi and the MB have not been give a even a chance to effectively govern. After decades of a military dictatorship, there was never going to be smooth transition to an elected government holding civilian oversight and control over the army. But the MB and Morsi had to battle the Generals every day to try and exercise its legitimate power. Lets hope the USA does in fact stop all military aid to Egypt; not because of its effect on Egypt (let Egypt get its cash flow from the Saudis) but because it is in the interests of the USA to distance itself from supporting a regime which ruthlessly uses all of its powers to deny effective civilian government and then shoots its people in the streets. Please note, its the MB and those who oppose the coup who have died and it is now the MB who may well be outlawed. Meanwhile the worthy Generals will get rich from their economic interests as they gear themselves up to thwart the next government, if free elections are ever held again. And next time, it could well be the secular Egyptians, who appear not to give a fig that the MB have been slaughtered, who may face the bullets and the tear gas. I would never vote for the MB but they have every right to participate in the political process and to have their electoral success respected. The West has been lecturing Muslim groups to engage in the political process; condoning this coup is pretty telling them to participate so long as you understand you cannot win, and it you do, we'll stuff it up for you. Pretty much like Hamas's electoral success was treated - and you then have the nerve to pontificate about acts of violence. What has Fatah ever gained apart from a few indulgent little pats on the head by their Israeli masters as they line up to build houses for Jews only in Palestinian territories.

    from the article: Muslim Brotherhood is running out of time
    First published 08:43 19.08.13 | Last updated 00:30 19.08.13
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