Egypt: Military used Brotherhood only to grab power from Mubarak!
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
Egypt: Military used Brotherhood only to grab power from Mubarak!
Military, being pampered by corrupt and self style politicians, can be more dangerous than other enemies, and even USA can face it one day. Egypt is the rude example of how the military can easily take power and ruthlessly deal with opposition and other parties
Recent history show no military regime can stay forever and the military dictators can be crushed too. Pakistani dictator Pervez, who now faces life and death situation in Islamabad for his crimes, is the vivid example of the situation.
Military can and has played its role quite well in Egypt to grab power from what I snow known as a dictator Hosni Mubarak very tactfully and with criminal intent,
When anti-Mubarak protesters intensified their agitations and stepped up violence to fight the state forces and military, the military has decided to use them to advance its own goal of ruling the largest Mideast nation. As the protestors demanded resignation of Mubarak the military knew his days were being counted. Military very cautiously moved to promote the protesters to get closer to power.
When Mohammad Morsi rose to power as a consensual leader of all parties, the military began playing its card very smartly to both support and obstruct him. Morsi was misled by the media and military intelligence leading to his exit and eventual military take over.
The military only used Morsi government as a interim arrangement to take over the nation and grab power as a permanent solution to Egyptian problem.
As USA and NATO powers began shielding the illegal military takeover in Caro, the military establishment also intensified their axe n Brotherhood by using its own judges.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the tricky military dictator who grabbed power in Cairo is trying to president of Egypt in a democratic mans in elections thinks he has fuelled the Egyptians and world at large by calling the elected ruling Brotherhood party, as a mere US gimmick, a terrorist party and pretends fighting it, like the NATO gang, is using the anti-Islamic media to target and end the party’s popularity and image among masses.
Egyptian military has so far been extra cautious and tactful in dealing with brotherhood and people at large.
Also, the military ahs obliged Israel by tightening the terror blockades to obstruct the Palestinian movements outside Gaza Strip, literally making Palestine a closed prison.
Brotherhood and Mohammad Morsi are supportive of Palestine cause and they initiated steps to easy the life conditions for the people o Palestine, especially in Gaza Strip. When the party came to power it openly canvassed for the freedom of Palestine and wanted to open all blockades with Gaza strip but the military, pressed by Israel and USA, dissuaded President Morsi to straight away end blockade cries in Palestine,
The military upon sacking the first ever popularly elected Brotherhood government launched large scale repression against the party and its leaders. In order to make the unpopular and to be hated by people, the military has named the ousted ruling party a terrorist organization.
Military established the judiciary in its own terms , bringing in many of anti-Islamic persons with a mandate to take on them. Many of brotherhood leaders are in jail and the military wants to kill all of them so that it can rule without any worry.
Sinister scheme of Sisi, who ousted the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi from the presidency last July after mass protests against Mursi’s rule, is now clear and he accused the Brotherhood of links to violent militant groups, adding that two plots to assassinate him had been uncovered.
Egyptian presidential frontrunner Sisi with big ambition behind the coup, appeared to rule out reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood movement, raising the specter of a prolonged conflict with a group he said was finished.
Sisi justified his crimes in a joint interview with Egypt’s privately owned CBC and ONTV television channels broadcast on Monday: “I want to tell you that it is not me that finished (the Brotherhood). You, the Egyptians, are the ones who finished it,” Asked whether the Brotherhood would cease to exist during his presidency, Sisi answered: “Yes. That’s right.”
Sisi is expected to easily win the May 26-27 presidential election. The only other candidate is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who came third in the 2012 election won by Mursi.
Sisi’s supporters view him as a decisive figure that can stabilize a country plagued by street protests and political violence since an army-backed popular uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
The Brotherhood, which says it is committed to peaceful activism, has accused Sisi of staging a coup and masterminding the removal of Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected president.
Sisi, a head of military intelligence under Mubarak, confirmed rumors that there had been attempts on his life, highlighting the security challenges facing Egypt, a strategic U.S. ally in the heart of the Arab world.
Sisi said there were “two attempts to assassinate me. I believe in fate, I am not afraid.”
An Islamist militant insurgency has been growing since Mursi’s overthrow. Islamist militants have killed several hundred members of the security forces in bombings and shootings. The interior minister survived an attempt on his life in September.
The army-backed authorities have outlawed the Brotherhood, which won all the elections after Mubarak’s fall. Thousands of its supporters have been arrested and hundreds killed. Top leaders, including Mursi, are on trial.
A court sentenced the leader of the Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and hundreds of supporters to death last week. Secular dissidents have also been jailed, leaving little organized opposition to the army-backed government.
Although the Brotherhood is under severe pressure, Egypt’s oldest and most organized Islamist movement has survived repression under successive rulers from the military, starting with Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1954.
Sisi has said his campaign would be unconventional – an apparent reference to concerns for his security. So far, there are no announced plans for him to appear in public.
Islamists and the Egyptian state are old foes. Militants assassinated President Anwar al-Sadat in 1981 mainly because of his peace treaty with Israel. Mubarak also survived assassination attempts.
Sisi said security, stability and development are his priorities for Egypt, a nation of 85 million people who live on 4.5 percent of the country’s land. But he gave no details of his vision for the economy in the interview being broadcast in installments.
Egypt’s military has mounted several offensives against militants based in the Sinai. But fighters who have established bases in the unruly peninsula near Israel have proven resilient.
Hardening accusations against the Brotherhood of militant ties, Sisi said one of its leaders had warned him last July against his course of action, saying fighters would come from Syria, Afghanistan and Libya “to fight the Egyptians and to fight you”.
His tough line on eradicating militancy may not be enough to ease the concerns of Egyptians.
In a country where protests have helped lead to the removal of two presidents in three years, Sisi may be expected to deliver quick results, especially for the economy, which suffers from a weak currency, high unemployment, a bloated public sector and a widening budget deficit.
Sisi also expressed his support for a law criticized by rights groups for imposing tight restrictions on the right to demonstrate. “I say that anything needed for security and stability we will do.”
He appeared to acknowledge human rights abuses reported by human rights groups during the security campaign.
“We must understand that there cannot be a security situation with this depth and confusion that we are seeing, without some violations,” he said.
“There is law and procedures taken so that this does not happen again.”