October 15, 2011

Egypt’s Military Expands Power, Raising Alarms - NYTimes.com

The 'Arab Spring' may not be yielding the hoped-for results. As in Pakistan, the country is controlled by the military rather than civilians. In terms of stability after the uprisings, this may be necessary, but certainly not the direction most of the rest of the world hoped for.

However, if such a tactic keeps the Muslim Brotherhood  [The Brotherhood's credo was and is, "God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations."] in check, that may not be all bad.
"...Two members of the military council that took power after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak said for the first time in interviews this week that they planned to retain full control of the Egyptian government even after the election of a new Parliament begins in November. The legislature will remain in a subordinate role similar to Mr. Mubarak’s former Parliament, they said, with the military council appointing the prime minister and cabinet."

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