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  1. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s good that they had the chance to hold power and fail, though. This undermines their supposed popularity among the Arab nations. If we had gotten more involved and supported our own candidate, the Brotherhood could have sat back and blamed every small issue on him and the US, further strengthening their cause until they could have a counter-revolution and take full power. Morsi has shown that they are not a viable governing power for a major country, and this counter-revolution should put more moderates in power and keep the extremists in the minority, without power. Hopefully, their words and actions have angered enough Egyptians that they are run out of the country.

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    They weren’t exactly idle during the revolution – they just never put forth any preliminary candidates because they were wary of Western involvement. It was very important the revolution be a popular uprising; coming forward at the end was a very calculated move. The Brotherhood has simce used Egypt as an example of “traditional Muslim values” being important to all people in the Middle East, but their extremist positions have made them very unpopular with the majority of the citizens.
    The military is the biggest issue – the generals are unwilling to relinquish their considerable power, and will support a middling dictator to maintain their status quo. However, if a truly popular President could get elected with actual solutions to their economic issues, it is unlikely the generals would have the courage to depose him at the risk of Western intervention should they be forced to attack the people.
    The biggest wild card is Isreal. If they were to do something stupid like launch a missile attack that killed Egyptian citizens on Egyptian soil and claim it was to prevent weapons from getting into the Gaza Strip, Morsi and the military could turn things back around to rally the people against a common scapegoat.

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    the Muslim Brotherhood is the “patient” Islamic Jihadist organization, compared to the Wahhabi “Jihad Now” organizations.
    IMO the MB took advantage of the Obama regime’s policies that took away US support from strong regimes that held back “the revolution” to restore the Caliphate ASAP.
    whatever actually happened, the MB is the root and source of all Jihadism, only the timetable may differ. The Radicals have their eye on the entire world….coveting power and pushing Sharia Law that is the total enemy of democracy.

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