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simon_says
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11 Feb 2011, 5:59 pm

It might be very good news. Another democracy in the heart of the middle-east will bring pressure on the others.

The downside would be a situation like Algeria in the 90s. Elections were held, the islamicists won, the government refused them power because they were anti-democratic, and they had a brutal civil war / terror campaign. Then again, Egypt is very good at crushing terrorism. The infrastructure is still there to do that.

But the muslim brotherhood has limited numbers and claims to be democratic. And they certainly don't get along with Al Qaeda. Zawahiri hates them as they are seen as moderates.



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04 Dec 2012, 3:09 pm

They're waking up again against the Islamists.


Mursi isn't a good situation at all.


What Mursi is facing now:

The 49% of the people who voted against him + the people who boycotted the election because they were against both candidates + the pro-Mubarak who didn't vote either + the Army who hates the brotherhood to teeth + some of his voters who turned against his decision.


I've said earlier than Egypt WILL NEVER become an Islamist nation after Mubarak's fall (unlike what many westerners anticipated) and what's happening in Egypt today is the proof for that.



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04 Dec 2012, 10:19 pm

Looks like the Brotherhood will need to set up a Cheka and some Revolutionary Guards and with these defang the military/police that is still Mubarakist.



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04 Dec 2012, 10:57 pm

xenon13 wrote:
Looks like the Brotherhood will need to set up a Cheka and some Revolutionary Guards and with these defang the military/police that is still Mubarakist.


Hopefully the Islamic Brotherhood get kicked out before they manage to pull that off.



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05 Dec 2012, 12:10 am

Coming from the US, I think we are trying to get access to Syria's oil pipeline. The "protest" are a distraction/ploy.
The new guy isn't playing ball with the US, so we are trying to get him out in my opinion.
I'm not entirely sure that is the case though.

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05 Dec 2012, 1:02 am

Inuyasha wrote:
xenon13 wrote:
Looks like the Brotherhood will need to set up a Cheka and some Revolutionary Guards and with these defang the military/police that is still Mubarakist.


Hopefully the Islamic Brotherhood get kicked out before they manage to pull that off.


It is a shame that this would seem to be the Brotherhood's only hope. They are being forced into a situation where the only way to safeguard the ballot box decision is through revolutionary terror. The winners in revolutionary Russia at the ballot box were the Social Revolutionaries, and had they set up their own Cheka and militia... but they didn't, the vanguard people did.