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Muslim Brotherhood’s unlikely new ally? Egypt’s military
Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 10, 2012 | Dan Murphy, Staff Writer

Posted on 12/10/2012 12:47:08 PM PST by Olog-hai

Yesterday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi raised taxes on a host of goods and services, among then alcohol, tobacco, advertising, and construction rebar. Then at around 2 a.m. today, he suspended the tax increases with a short update to his public Facebook account. …

Now, he and the Muslim Brotherhood that propelled him to power appear to be accommodating themselves to the authoritarian institutions that worked so well during the country’s nearly 60 years of military-backed dictatorship. Concessions have been made to protect the military’s autonomy and business interests, and in return Morsi appears to have secured the cooperation of the military. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; jihad; muslimbrotherhood; religionofpeace
What, the news actually catching up with reality? Morsi and the MB always had the military’s cooperation. If not, then Mubarak and/or his son would be in power.
1 posted on 12/10/2012 12:47:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s not going to end well for the opposition.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 12:56:39 PM PST by AU72
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They didn’t always have the cooperation of all of the military, but don’t forget that the MB purged the military of any uncooperative officers at the very start. They also got rid of uncooperative police chiefs and even a few lower ranking people in both police and military whom they felt might object to their program.

The article mentions how extremely well organized the MB is, and I think we can all attest to the rapidity, smoothness and ruthlessness with which they have put their plan into action. Kind of like Obama and the Dems in a more overt form.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 12:57:07 PM PST by livius
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The MB certainly did have the cooperation of the military from the start, or else they could not have gotten this far. Note that the military at no time took any action against the MB. Nothing. Stood by while the MB set up torture chambers and everything.
4 posted on 12/10/2012 12:59:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: livius

The military gets its goodies from the US and obama and hillary back morsi. Game set and match.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 1:05:01 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Olog-hai

The MB was only one of the groups in the initial chaos, and was then designated (by Obama and Hillary) as the “stable,” “mature,” “secular” political organization that they would approve of in the elections. So yes, it’s true that the military didn’t fight the MB specifically or singly, but they simply accepted what was theoretically the outcome of the election. The governing mostly-Islamist coalition had already conducted a semi-purge and a few assassinations, and when the MB got into power, they removed a few more generals and now I doubt that there is anybody of any importance left in the military who objects to the MB.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 1:18:58 PM PST by livius
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To: MestaMachine

Saw this coming awhile back and I don’t doubt that Obama is backing Morsi and providing weapons to them regardless of what the MSM says. I have a bad feeling that he mistakenly thinks eradicating Israel will stabilize the Middle East but he has no idea of the cultures he is dealing with, only what he has been told.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 1:28:34 PM PST by jsanders2001
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IOW, the military aided the MB. Once you cut through all the liberal media BS that you just outlined. Mubarak told the truth right at the outset and his words came true.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 1:49:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: MestaMachine

Yes, Morsi has nothing to worry about.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 2:12:13 PM PST by livius
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