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Morsi Removes Leadership Of Egypt’s Military

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Egypt’s president seizes powers back from military

By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB [sic] | Sunday August 12, 2012

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Islamist president ordered the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff on Sunday and made the boldest move so far to seize back powers that the military stripped from his office right before he took over…

[Mohammed Morsi] fired the nation’s intelligence chief a few days ago and made two highly publicized visits to Sinai in the company of top commanders.

Morsi has sacked the entire leadership of Egypt’s military. The Muslim Brotherhood is wasting no time in consolidating its control of Egypt and removing the leaders who was supposed to be a moderating power over them.

He also chaired several meetings with the military brass and made a point of calling himself the supreme commander of the armed forces in televised speeches

Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency, quoting an unnamed military official in a brief report, said late Sunday that … said there were no "negative reactions" from within the military

Gee, we wonder why. Perhaps they want to keep their heads.

Adding to the sweeping changes in the military leadership, Morsi also ordered the retirement of the commanders of the navy, air defense and air force, but named two of them to senior positions…

If Morsi’s decisions go unchallenged, it could mean the end of six decades of de facto military rule since army officers seized power in a coup in 1952…

Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, a fundamentalist Islamist group [sic], won both parliamentary and presidential elections in the first free and fair votes in Egypt’s modern history. The group had been repressed under Mubarak, who ran a secular state.

Notice how the AP is even starting to call the Muslim Brotherhood "a fundamentalist Islamist group." Now that they think it is safe, since the Brotherhood are now firmly entrenched in power.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which ruled Egypt for 17 months after Mubarak was forced out, stripped the presidency of many of its key powers before it handed the office to Morsi…

Days before the inauguration, the ruling generals decreed constitutional amendments that gave them the power to legislate after the military dissolved parliament, as well as control over the national budget. It also gave them control over the process of drafting a new constitution.

With Sunday’s moves, Morsi restored to his office the powers taken from him, seizing back sole control of the constitution drafting process and the right to issue laws

This is what democracy looks like?

With power now concentrated in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, some fear Egypt will only move from an authoritarian state to an Islamic state

The hell you say.

Hours after announcing the shake-up, a confident looking president appeared at an annual religious ceremony to hand monetary awards to young Muslims from Egypt and elsewhere who have learned the Quran, Islam’s holy book, by heart

How wonderful.

In reality, what we are seeing in Egypt is what has happened in Turkey, only sped up. As the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ lead inevitably to ‘Sharia Summer.’

And yet Obama is still bragging about it, as one of his foreign policy success stories. And, if you believe the polls, a lot of people still believe him.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Morsi Removes Leadership Of Egypt’s Military”

  1. Chrispbass says:

    “Shocking!”. News!
    No one could have seen this coming.

  2. canary says:

    Iran officers & al-Qaida cells are overtaking Syria beyond any hope.

    The notorious top Iraq terrorist whose followers wore fake uniforms and killed U.S Military Officers & Soldiers, who Obama turned over to Iraq, is being
    free released handed over to Iraq.

    Poor relations between Obama and Israel increase, and not just because Obama & Turkey just offered aid to Iran.

  3. P. Aaron says:

    The exits are clearly marked. Let’s hope the religious minorities head for them.

  4. Right of the People says:

    Egypt has a navy???? Who knew?

    “And yet Obama is still bragging about it, as one of his foreign policy success stories.”

    In his evil mind it is.

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