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Posted on 06/23/2012 2:45:44 AM PDT by Dave346
Ahmed Shafik, who served as Egyptian prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, will be announced as the winner of the country's presidential runoff election on Sunday evening, Egpytian daily Al-Ahram reported Friday, citing government sources.
Al-Ahram quoted a source in the current Egyptian government as saying Shafik will be declared victor with 50.7 percent of the vote.
Both Shafik and rival candidate Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood have previously declared themselves the winner of the runoff election.
The results of the election were originally scheduled to be announced on Thursday, but the announcement was delayed as Egypt's electoral commission investigated charges of fraud lodged by both sides.
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The Occupy Cairo folks aren't going to like that.
Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians; and they shall fight every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor, city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.”
I have a feeling their troubles have just begun.
If the Muslims can’t win it legal they will try to take it illegal.
Civil war coming soon?
“Egypt’s military rulers dismissed complaints from protesters on Friday that it was entrenching its rule and blamed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsy for stirring up emotions that drew thousands onto Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
The Islamist candidate shot back that the generals were defying the democratic will of the people and said protests would go on. But he stopped short of repeating a claim to have won last weekend’s election, urging simply a rapid announcement of the result, and praised the army as “patriotic”.”
Brinksmanship. The military helped the Brotherhood for all this time; there’s some politicking going on behind the scenes.
Revenge of Mubarak. The Muzzie Bros will be agitating in short order.
Ahmed Shafik, who served as Egyptian prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, will be announced as the winner of the country's presidential runoff election on Sunday evening...Come on, baby, light my fire...
This quote I read this week summed it up best:
What does the Muslim Brotherhood have to benefit by claiming victory now, if it might be proven otherwise three days from now, on June 21, when the results will be officially announced? Simple: they will be able to scream foul playand gain the world’s sympathy. For days the world will have been inundated with news that the Brotherhood won; when and if it hears that Shafiq won, it will naturally conclude that there has been electoral fraud — as serves the Islamists’ interests.
Knowing the Brotherhood’s deceptive tactics”War is deceit” as their prophet saidthere is good reason to think that they may have planned a propaganda victory well before the elections. They could claim victory, won fair and square; they could have their Islamist and Western media supporters trumpet it; they could embed it in everyone’s mind for over three days before the results were formally announced all to set the playing field to their advantage. If Shafiq wins, everyonefrom militant Islamists in Egypt to a grandstanding US Secretary of Statewill shout, “foul play!”, thereby exonerating the long promised civil war Egypt’s Islamists vowed to wage if the election did not go their way. So much for democracy. The rebellion they have threatened to stage would then be portrayed in the West as the result of a of a “grievance.”
I quite agree with you; I’m no fan of martial law, however there are, from time to time, situations that warrant it. Depending on whether or not the MB accepts it like it a man, so to speak, and says, “Well, you can’t win ‘em all” (I don’t really see that happening, though I would be pleasantly surprised if they did) and tells their followers to calm the hell down, or depending or not whether they start a massive riot. If they follow the latter course, well, then it’s martial law.
I guess there’s a third option, which is peaceful protest, but being as folks in that part of the world take their politics rather passionately, I really don’t see that happening.
Sad to say, but in most of the Middle East, if you’re a leader, you sort of need to be an autocrat. You can run the gamut from fairly benevolent, like King Abdullah II of Jordan, to wild bug-eyed crazy absolute dictator like the late Saddam Hussein.
About the only exception, really, is Turkey. But then again, don’t get me started on how much the Turks, even fairly religious ones, carp about the “Arabic lack of culture”. Yeah, I’ve heard that term. I get the feeling Turks have something have an issue with the Arabs, despite being ostensibly co-religionists.
Obama Threatens Opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with the Withdrawal of All US Aid
Has Jimmuh Carter blessed the election results yet?
the “Occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” folks arent going to like it, either
Watch for our State Department to get ugly with Egypt unless the MB is handed a ruling role
Stand by for violence on an almost unimagined scale.
In Egypt, as in most Muslim societies, there is a huge surplus of womanless unemployed young men.
Wars against “infidels” or, if the “infidels” are too strong to be attacked en masse, tribal & internecine warfare, are the traditional means of draining off some of this surplus.
Promises of a sensually drenched “paradise” for those who die “in Allah’s cause” are the means of recruiting for warfare droves of these young men who are acutely aware of, but almost completely deprived of, the pleasures of power, riches, fame, and access to women.
In other words, when there’s nothing left to lose, bloody warfare blessed by religious fanaticism is the result, especially in societies where human life is already extremely cheap.
Say hello to the new boss...
1,400 years of Islam creates a culture that is incompatible with democracy.
Madame Cankles made an inside deal with the military.
Not saying that's good or bad, just saying the rest is theater. From the cheap seats.
I'm sure the few HATE-ROMNEY and MORMONS Freeps will be happy to let us know it would make no difference, cuz they is "peas in a pod" so we might just as well ALL stay home come Nov.
The Muslim Brotherhood swore up and down that it wouldnt seek the Egyptian presidency as proof of its desire for a pluralistic society. At the last minute, the Brotherhood nominated Khairat el-Shater. According to the New York Times, State Department officials actually look at this as a good thing that could stop the more puritanical Salafists from winning.
State Department officials said they were untroubled and even optimistic about the Brotherhoods reversal of its pledge not to seek the presidency, the Times reports. Shater has had extensive contact with U.S. officials and has convinced them that hes not to be feared. Apparently, these U.S. officials have forgotten about (or never were informed of) the Muslim Brotherhoods ideology and history.
In November, a Brotherhood spokesman stated without equivocation, The Sharia, the Muslim legal framework, must be the foundation for everything. On November 24, senior Brotherhood leaders publicly preached violent jihad, and the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a Brotherhood entity, declared that it is time to revive the duty of jihad in all its forms. One top leader, Mohamad Katatni, predicts that the revolution in Egypt would lead to the elimination of the state of Israel.
Director of National Intelligence James
CRAPPER Clapper said in January that Al-Qaeda probably will find it difficult to compete for local support with groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and that non-violent, pro-democracy demonstrations challenge Al-Qaedas violent jihadist ideology and might yield increased political power for secular or moderate Islamist parties.
zer0 backed the MB. pawns lining up. Counting six ongoing chess games. Willing to say six ongoing chess games is low balled.
Light My Fire (the Doors) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrjOzKth9GE
James CRAPPER Clapper also said the muslim brotherhood was a secular organization. What a sad joke he is.
We now join a situation in progress as we are all Riders On The (gathering) Storm? ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLBV6ZwLKDU&feature=related
Odinga came in second after the results having claimed victory prior...
big riots and killing Christians followed by cabinet posts for Odinga and associates.
Civil war is inevitable. The price of food is going up, partly in response to the price of oil (which is needed for everything from making pesticides to powering tractors) and partly from increased demand from a growing population.
The Islamic culture is economically unproductive. What happens to people who produce less than what it costs to feed them, after the charity of the West has been exhausted?
With any luck, they’ll help to exterminate each other and rid the world of those murderous, subhuman muzzie filth.
Look for a civil war to erupt.
Must we go again Lord? Till the Last Shot’s Fired ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFtqT0mWg
Hey, good one, never saw that one before!
If the Muslims cant win it legal they will try to take it illegal.”
Where do you think the 2000 hanging chad fiasco came from?
I’m sure Buttcrack Hussein is drafting a we’ll-get-them-next-time speech for them right now.
Neither is Mohammed Obama...
How many times did Khufu or Ramesses II or Cleopatra win a free election?
If you are used to the government publishing fake election results, you're not going to believe the official results even if for a change they are accurate.
Wow, didn’t see this coming. This should be interesting.
I don’t think the Muslims were ever trying to win it legally. I read in the WSJ that the elections inspectors raided one of the printshops producing the ballots - and found that the printers were shipping them out with the box for the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate already checked!
He should have been impeached and removed after that disgusting display of faggotry. It still annoys me that they were all laughing at him (us). President Doofus Hussein 0moron.
I doubt highly the Muslim Brotherhood lost. The Egyptian millitary hates them and does not want them.
Have to give the Egyptian military their props for not letting the MB take over.
My guess is that the Egyuptioan military arranged this outcome, relizing the MB simply cannot be allowed to rule. it would be a suicide pact wherein they would try and force the military to use its US technology to attack Israel, which they would not do and the nation would descend into Civil War...which may happen anyway.
This way the military has the upper hand from the get go.
Sad that the Republican process is not ready to work there...but our own President saw this coming and allowed it to happen...in fact, encouraged it to happen and the Egyptian Militayr is now stadning up and simply saying, no.
If the people, by the will of their voice, choose Sharia LAw and conflict with Israel, they are choosing to be defeated as a people and a nation and the Egyptian MIlitayr, many of whom have been to the US and seen our society, are scularized enough to not want that putcome.
OBAMA WHITEHOUSE INFILTRATED BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
The military was never going to just cede power to the Muslim Brotherhood and step back into the sidelines. They military has been a favored class for decades since Nasser, and aren’t going to just let the Salafis curb their economic privileges for the sake of “democracy”.
I don’t know how much Salafism has spread into the conscripts, but the senior officer corps definitely views them as enemies.
I’m not either, but which model is better Chile’s or Iran’s?
Send some U of Chicago economists over and watch Egypt thrive.
Quick, MB! Kill .08% of the populace. A few Copt church bombings and burnt Berber villages should do the trick by next election.
Is there anything that Pres__ent 0bama can do, wielding the power of the Oval Office, to change that outcome?