The head of the Army there is a US Trained General. I dont think he would be worse than the MB. There are so many US trained folks in the Eqyptian Military, I don’t think there is a ton of support for a fanatical Islamic government there without wide, wide public support.
I see this as very serious. But I do not see it as bad.
I also see it as serious, but not bad.
I watched the statement live on Al-Jazeera toda, and the tones of the officer reading the statement were measured and even, not at all emotional. The network exhibited a photo of the officer’s head in his dress uniform, possibly many years out of date.
The Army is better for Egypt, and for the world, than any other would-be final authority in Egypt.
I like the 48 hour deadline - seems measured carefully.
Good luck, Egypt!
I have some skin in the game as a shareholder of Centamin, a large producing gold mine in southern Egypt. The stock price has been knocked down hard by the Islamist idiots in power trying to create commercial uncertainties.