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Posted on 02/07/2011 11:39:17 AM PST by EBH
CAIRO (Reuters) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday it could pull out of talks with the government if opposition demands were not met, including the immediate exit of President Hosni Mubarak who on Monday chaired a cabinet meeting.
Mubarak, 82, who refuses calls to end his 30-year-old rule before September polls, saying his resignation would cause chaos in the Arab world's most populous nation, has tried to focus on restoring order and his government seems to be buying time.
Protesters, barricaded in a tent camp in Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo, have vowed to stay until Mubarak quits and hope to take their campaign to the streets with more mass demonstrations on Tuesday and Friday.
Keen to get traffic moving around Tahrir Square, the army tried early on Monday to squeeze the area the protesters have occupied. Overnight campers rushed out of their tents to surround soldiers attempting to corral them into a smaller area.
The powerful army's role in the next weeks is considered critical to the future of Egypt.
"The army is getting restless and so are the protesters. The army wants to squeeze us into a small circle in the middle of the square to get the traffic moving again," protester Mohamed Shalaby, 27, told Reuters by telephone.
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I'm praying for a military coup, as that's likely to produce the least bad of all possible outcomes.
Perhaps you mean "objective" ??
MB = ACORN/SEIU/Ayers/Dohrn
Somehow I hust KNEW they wouldn’t agree to the ‘no violence’ clause...
Somehow I just KNEW they wouldn’t agree to the ‘no violence’ clause...
Good riddance to the terrorists!
Time to toss another secular chicken to the jihadi Nile Gator.
Well, what would you do in this situation.
The Ikhwan has been empowered to participate actively in the political processs.
By the USA!
Baraq, Biden, Hillary and Kerry all have the Brothers’ back.
So the Brothers joyfully proclaim, “Inshallah, the game is afoot”.
don’t let the door hit you in the a**.
Didn't we learn anything about Arabs from the Barbary Pirates?
Interesting thought. It might actually be the best outcome. From what I've read, the Egyptian military is widely respected both inside and outside Egypt. And it's the only faction powerful enough to keep the MB in line.
You two need to do a bit more research. Why would there be a military coup? The country has been under martial law since 1981 - the military already runs Egypt.
If I read between the lines correctly, this means that the Muslim Brotherhood does not like the direction that the talks are taking (not going towards a radical Muslim government) and would rather cause problems in the street to destabilize it now in order to have a larger share of power in the future.
So, it a way it is good news.
I guess MB is expecting us to beg them to take over now??
I don’t care how many muslim heads Mubarak’s people have to smash; we should be backing him all the way. The street muzzies hate us anyway, so backing Mubarak won’t cost us support we don’t have. They’re not protesting for “freedom” — they’re fronting for the MB.
We tried the “let’s-give-the-revolution-a-chance” approach in Iran in ‘79. Worked out well, didn’t it? Sometimes, “realpolitik” is what must be embraced, and Egypt is one such example.
Unfortunately, we have as our “leader,” an ardent MB backer who is quite willing to subject America and the West to yet another violent cauldron of terror-sponsoring, trouble-making radical islam.
I'm not an expert on either Egypt or the MB, but something tells me the Egyptian military wouldn't like being forced to live under Sharia Law any more than other non-MB Egyptians would. So if the military's only choice was an MB government or a coup, they might opt for a coup.
CAIRO (Reuters) Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday it could pull out of talks with the government if opposition demands were not met, including the immediate exit of President Hosni Mubarak who on Monday chaired a cabinet meeting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Mubarak has only one option. Round up the MB leadership and sent them off to their awaiting virgins.
Yawn. Doesn’t matter whether the Muslim Brotherhood quits the talks or stays in them. Doesn’t matter whether the MB resorts to violence or remains peaceful. The MB has lost.
Mubarak has won.
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