Skip to comments.Egypt's Islamist Coup: Muslim Brotherhood's man claims more power than Mubarak had
Posted on 11/23/2012 5:34:24 PM PST by jimbo123
The Egyptian revolution took another bad turn Thursday, as President Mohamed Morsi gave himself dictatorial powers over the legislature and courts. The world has feared that the Muslim Brotherhood would favor one-man, one-vote, once, and the Morsi coup is an ominous sign.
"The people wanted me to be the guardian of these steps in this phase," Reuters quoted Mr. Morsi as saying on Friday. "I don't like and don't wantand there is no needto use exceptional measures. But those who are trying to gnaw the bones of the nation" must be "held accountable."
Mr. Morsi says his diktat will merely last as long as it takes the country to adopt a new constitution, which is what authoritarians always say. They claim to be a necessary step on the way to democracy, but democracy never arrives. Mr. Morsi's rationalization is that he must have this power to "protect the revolution," as if the demonstrators who deposed Hosni Mubarak in 2011 merely wanted another Mubarak with a beard and prayer rug. Mr. Morsi is claiming more power than Mr. Mubarak ever had.
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If Obama had an older dictator Muslim brother, he’d look like Morsi.
“I don’t like and don’t wantand there is no needto use exceptional measures. But those who are trying to gnaw the bones of the nation” must be “held accountable.”
blah, blah, blah,blah............
The LSM media will be reporting it any minute now. Yep, any minute.
Obama is jealous
I don’t WANT to be the supreme leader, but *sigh* it seems I must...
So we now have a worse despot, who is not predisposed to help America and her allies, AND is an Islamic fundamentalist? That’s some foreign policy you got there, Barry.
calling Captain Louis Renault
“Obama is jealous”
The question is, when will he make his move?
He attended college in the United States, therefore his is an ally of the type of professors and students Obama was educated.
Hmmm. Egypt voted for their a$$ho1, we voted for ours. Two of a kind.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Clearly, this genius was somehow able to look into his crystal ball and see America in the Twenty-first century.
We could use a few such seers now to inform the non-reading hordes of our incipient national demise; however, they seem to have belonged to a bygone era.
What I’d like to see is the MSM rerun video of the lefties over here being interviewed on the street when this “revolution” started last year in Egypt. Remember all of the tears as they cried, “All they want is democracy, just like us”? I find it difficult to comprehend such a large portion of our society being so gullible and basically stupid.
It’s difficult to comprehend but we see it many times daily.
Al Qaeda won the war when they captured the White House and State Department. Now we knock over governments and install them in power. Syria is underway and Jordan is next.
I hope I’m wrong. But this is what I see. We actively recruited MB into every agency in Washington and then we elected, and reelected, O. Now our foreign policy serves their interests.
Bin Ladin is dead, true. But with MB in the White House he was more successful than he could possibly have dreamed.
Post Benghazi Massacre, US Foreign Policy File.
I’m sure Google’s execs are on their way to Cairo right now to organize the resistance. A little Facebook and another Arab Spring and things will all be right.
True, I believe the government has bought into the political correct approach to Islam, this is very dangerous, for it will inevitably allow for them to infiltrate the highest levels of government, Huma has been groomed for such an endeavor, so will her son with former Rep. Weiner, Islam is very patient, yet the American public like its’ government is very naive with regards to racism and Islam.