Thursday, July 4, 2013

Egypt's "second" Revolution.

Egypt's People Deserve a better Government.
I have to somewhat Praise the Egyptian military for ousting  Mohammed Morsi, the Islamic Brotherhood's henchman . The Egyptian people deserve better . The Egyptian people want NO  Islamic Republic like the one currently in Iran . I guess the 'Brotherhood" wanted their revolution to reflect on the Iranian model . Sure enough Egypt may be a nation with a rich Muslim heritage , but Egypt will always be a "secular" nation much in the model of  Turkey .  News reports state: 
The former leader was placed under house arrest at the Republican Guard Club, a senior adviser to the Freedom and Justice Party and spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood said. Most members of the presidential team have also been placed under house arrest. Egyptian security forces also arrested the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and another of the movement's top leaders.The commanding general of the armed forces, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said on Egyptian television that the military was suspending the constitution, which Morsi pushed through and which many Egyptians saw as slanted toward Islamists.
The Egyptian military might be the sole guardians of Egypt . They must give the Egyptians Democracy  , and return Egypt to a stable government . A statement on Morsi's Facebook page described the army's move as a "military coup." It may be a "coup" well intended . The American government has been sluggish . The Case in point with the Obama Administration . The last few years the Obama Administration has been sending mixed and confusing messages to the Arab Springers . The United States will continue to monitor the "very fluid situation" in Egypt, President Barack Obama said in a statement Wednesday night. 
"We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution," the statement read. "I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters."
** If you read the "double-talk" from Washington D.C. above , Obama statements may be drawn as a bit hypocritical since a couple times Pres. Obama once stressed his concern about the Islamic Brotherhood taking over Egypt  .In a  carefully worded statement, Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by the military's move to topple Morsi's government and suspend Egypt's constitution. He said he was ordering the U.S. government to assess what the military's actions meant for U.S. foreign aid to Egypt -- $1.5 billion a year in military and economic assistance. Under U.S. law, the government must suspend foreign aid to any nation whose elected leader is ousted in a coup.

## I am  a bit suspicious that The Islamic Brotherhood (Mohammed Morsi)   was " freely elected " if we are to make any assumption . Since the Brotherhood was trying to suspend once in power other elections.This is not a coup in any way possible because the constitution overthrown was simply not the true Egyptian constitution. The Muslim Brotherhood managed to cheat their way into power and then drain the resources of the country for their own personal needs, while they should have been motivated by the well-being of the Egyptian people instead. If you have been following the news and living in the Egyptian streets, you would realize how robbed the Egyptians feel by the MB. Not only did they blindly waste and divide Egyptian resources and its people - cost lives and created unprecedented conflict - but they also continued to oppose and force their views over everybody else, not very democratic.

The third of July was a great day for Egypt and an actual win for democracy against a mistakenly elected tyranny that would have turned on everyone who supported it, eventually, regardless of what is thought of them. Whether it is by mere incompetence or an active effort to weaken Egypt, the MB failed to act in the best interests of Egypt, betraying the people who others claim to have democratically elected them in spite of the massive forgeriesduring the process.

** Some time Pres. Obama just the opposite . Feb 2, 2011, In Washington, President Barack Obama, in a televised address to the United States, said he spoke with Mubarak after Mubarak's speech to the people of Egypt and that the Egyptian leader recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and a change must take place."Notice in Obama's lead up to what he said next, Mubarak is already on board to an orderly transition to a new government. However, Obama continued, "What is clear and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now," Obama said.This was really a dumb thing to say. Unless you want to play games with words like Bill Clinton and debate the meaning of "is", or in this case "now", the meaning of "now" is simply immediately. When Obama uttered those words in public, Mubarak's government was effectively no more. Understanding this, and understanding that Mubarak was the government of Egypt, the transition, because of “now”, was to be much quicker and the outcome much less orderly. Obama had helped to set the stage for the Muslim Brotherhood to take control of Egypt with just one word.Why? Because under Mubarak, there were no political parties allowed. The only thing that existed that resembled a political party was the Muslim Brotherhood. So by speeding up the time table for change,by using the word “NOW” when that word did not need to be used, the upcoming elections were very much slanted to a Muslim Brotherhood victory, which is exactly what happened.This is the cost of using the word "NOW", when Obama stated "What is clear and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now," These words show the complete lack of understanding of what it is to be at the helm of the most powerful ship of state and running your mouth with your ego while on the world stage. These words also show what little ability our state department demonstrated under Hillary Clinton’s leadership.Egypt, because of the use of the word "NOW" just became far more dangerous. And unlike Obama’s other feeble attempts at changing after the fact what he said, like changing words from "creating jobs" to"saving or creating jobs", there is no word play that can fix or recall "NOW". It is done.
“Now” meant less time for transition. “Now” meant the people would be more divided and less patient. “Now” meant the future of the entire area would be less stable. “Now” meant America had done it once again. Once again we have created a power vacuum.We cast out Saddam Hussein and created a power vacuum in Iraq without first developing a plan on how to deal with the power vacuum we would create. We are still dealing with the consequences of doing so.Now, we have another power vacuum, this time in Egypt, and again no plan. Worse than no plan, instead of trying to slow things down so we could put together a plan of transition, assist Mubarak in that transition, and have some influence on the outcome by helping to create the needed political parties, prior to Egypt having their post Mubarak election, we did just the opposite. We accelerated the process of Mubarak's ouster, we accelerated change without a plan, without political parties, and the only organized entity in existence, the Muslim Brotherhood, ended up controlling Egypt.The president acted stupidly. I am not saying he is stupid. I am saying he acted stupidly.

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