Egypt: Say hello to Your little Dictator

by Datechguy | November 23rd, 2012

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Egypt: Say hello to Your little Dictator

Egyp­tians I’m sure were very happy to have even a phony cease-​fire between Hamas & Israel. The idea that Hamas was being hit at the same time that Egypt was doing noth­ing (as it didn’t want to have its Army and Air-​force destroyed) looked bad to the rest of the Arab/​Islamic world.

Too bad it came at a price they will be pay­ing for years

Egypt’s pres­i­dent on Thurs­day issued con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments grant­ing him­self far-​reaching pow­ers and order­ing the retrial of lead­ers of Hosni Mubarak’s régime for the killing of pro­test­ers in last year’s uprising.

Well that’s Kind of a broad state­ment is it really some­thing to worry about?

The Egypt­ian leader also decreed that all deci­sions he has made since tak­ing office in June and until a new con­sti­tu­tion is adopted are not sub­ject to appeal in court or by any other author­ity, a move that places Morsi above over­sight of any kind. He already has leg­isla­tive pow­ers after the pow­er­ful lower cham­ber was dis­solved days before he took office June 30.

Hmmmm: sounds like we’ve replaced a Pro-​American dic­ta­tor, with a pro-​Islamist dic­ta­tor.

Morsi’s decrees came as thou­sands of demon­stra­tors gath­ered in down­town Cairo for the fourth day run­ning to protest against Morsi’s poli­cies and crit­i­cize the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, the fun­da­men­tal­ist group from which the Egypt­ian leader hails

There is noth­ing like a dic­ta­tor who takes power in an elec­tion. They get legit­i­macy while mak­ing sure nobody can chal­lenge the ever again (Remem­ber Hamas who were drag­ging the bod­ies of Arab ene­mies in the streets last week, took power in elections).

But to our friends on the left this real­ity doesn’t mat­ter any more than the vio­lent post cease­fire pro­nounce­ments of the Head of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood call­ing for Holy War against Israel or the Jew­ish state’s actual secu­rity or lack of it. Who cares about the future of Egypt’s peo­ple as long as the media can write sto­ries like this:

Clin­ton even announced the agree­ment stand­ing next to Egypt­ian For­eign Min­is­ter Mohamed Kamel Amr. She hailed the agree­ment as an impor­tant step to bring­ing sta­bil­ity and peace to a region that has seen major upheaval and trans­for­ma­tion in the past two years.

The peo­ple of this region deserve the chance to be free of fear and vio­lence and today’s agree­ment is a step in the right direc­tion that we should build on,” Clin­ton said.

The agree­ment, bro­kered by Clin­ton and top Egypt­ian offi­cials, called for an end to the Hamas rocket attacks and expressed hope for a “broader calm.”

Like Hur­ri­cane Sandy one the sound bite and media clip has passed the as far as our friends on the left are con­cerned the prob­lem is solved (at least till the next Repub­li­can administration).

So Egypt, hope you enjoy your rev­o­lu­tion and your new for­ever leader Mohamed Morsi that you elected, because you’ll be liv­ing with him for a long long time.

Update: Bryan Pre­ston:

The United Nations is said to be “very con­cerned” about Morsi’s power grab.

Oh they’re very con­cerned, well that’s OK then.

Strangely enough Mr. Pre­ston doesn’t see the same con­cern far­ther south

The more real­is­tic view is that Egypt and Hamas are mak­ing the moves that both are mak­ing now because they have read Obama’s re-​election as giv­ing them space to act with­out fear of Amer­i­can inter­ven­tion on Israel’s side.

I’d say that pretty much right, but I dis­agree with the next paragraph

It is strik­ing, how unsur­prised Obama, Clin­ton, Rice et al seem to be by the Hamas bar­rage against Israel over the past fort­night, and by Egypt’s swift turn toward Islamist dic­ta­tor­ship. It’s almost like they expected these events to happen.

I don’t think it’s strik­ing at all. I cer­tainly expected Islamists to be on the move if Barack Obama was re-​elected I don’t see why they should be.

Update 2: While some Egypt­ian groups are protest­ing Elder of Ziyon makes a good point:

The prob­lem is that the pro-​Islamist groups can eas­ily sum­mon far more peo­ple at any protest any time they want. The par­lia­men­tary elec­tions made that clear — the masses in Egypt are not pro-​secular, and an Islamist gov­ern­ment that veers towards total­i­tar­i­an­ism is not con­sid­ered a prob­lem as long as Islamic law is the dri­ving force behind it.

and there are some pro­mot­ing more per­ma­nent ways of ensur­ing those who might want to speak to be silent.

Egyptians I’m sure were very happy to have even a phony cease-fire between Hamas & Israel. The idea that Hamas was being hit at the same time that Egypt was doing nothing (as it didn’t want to have its Army and Air-force destroyed) looked bad to the rest of the Arab/Islamic world.

Too bad it came at a price they will be paying for years

Egypt’s president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments granting himself far-reaching powers and ordering the retrial of leaders of Hosni Mubarak’s regime for the killing of protesters in last year’s uprising.

Well that’s Kind of a broad statement is it really something to worry about?

The Egyptian leader also decreed that all decisions he has made since taking office in June and until a new constitution is adopted are not subject to appeal in court or by any other authority, a move that places Morsi above oversight of any kind. He already has legislative powers after the powerful lower chamber was dissolved days before he took office June 30.

Hmmmm: sounds like we’ve replaced a Pro-American dictator, with a pro-Islamist dictator.

Morsi’s decrees came as thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Cairo for the fourth day running to protest against Morsi’s policies and criticize the Muslim Brotherhood, the fundamentalist group from which the Egyptian leader hails

There is nothing like a dictator who takes power in an election. They get legitimacy while making sure nobody can challenge the ever again (Remember Hamas who were dragging the bodies of Arab enemies in the streets last week, took power in elections).

But to our friends on the left this reality doesn’t matter any more than the violent post ceasefire pronouncements of the Head of the Muslim Brotherhood calling for Holy War against Israel or the Jewish state’s actual security or lack of it. Who cares about the future of Egypt’s people as long as the media can write stories like this:

Clinton even announced the agreement standing next to Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr. She hailed the agreement as an important step to bringing stability and peace to a region that has seen major upheaval and transformation in the past two years.

“The people of this region deserve the chance to be free of fear and violence and today’s agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on,” Clinton said.

The agreement, brokered by Clinton and top Egyptian officials, called for an end to the Hamas rocket attacks and expressed hope for a “broader calm.”

Like Hurricane Sandy one the sound bite and media clip has passed the as far as our friends on the left are concerned the problem is solved (at least till the next Republican administration).

So Egypt, hope you enjoy your revolution and your new forever leader Mohamed Morsi that you elected, because you’ll be living with him for a long long time.

Update: Bryan Preston:

The United Nations is said to be “very concerned” about Morsi’s power grab.

Oh they’re very concerned, well that’s OK then.

Strangely enough Mr. Preston doesn’t see the same concern farther south

The more realistic view is that Egypt and Hamas are making the moves that both are making now because they have read Obama’s re-election as giving them space to act without fear of American intervention on Israel’s side.

I’d say that pretty much right, but I disagree with the next paragraph

It is striking, how unsurprised Obama, Clinton, Rice et al seem to be by the Hamas barrage against Israel over the past fortnight, and by Egypt’s swift turn toward Islamist dictatorship. It’s almost like they expected these events to happen.

I don’t think it’s striking at all. I certainly expected Islamists to be on the move if Barack Obama was re-elected I don’t see why they should be.

Update 2: While some Egyptian groups are protesting Elder of Ziyon makes a good point:

The problem is that the pro-Islamist groups can easily summon far more people at any protest any time they want. The parliamentary elections made that clear – the masses in Egypt are not pro-secular, and an Islamist government that veers towards totalitarianism is not considered a problem as long as Islamic law is the driving force behind it.

and there are some promoting more permanent ways of ensuring those who might want to speak to be silent.

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