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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    Religion is only a tiny part of the problem. The Egyptians were run by the Brits through an Ottoman puppet king. After WWII, the US demanded that the British Empire be dissolved, and the Labour Party (who won the ‘45 elections) agreed.

    Without the Brits propping him up, the king was toppled, and Egypt found itself with no traditions of government, so a corrupt dictator took over until his untimely demise, and he was followed by another corrupt dictator propped up by the US.

    The corrupt dictators stole so much, the people were starving, and finally they’d had enough, but now they have no traditions of decent government, no structures, no rules. The legislature and courts were always a rubber stamp for the dictator. So how to form a government that isn’t corrupt, that will organise Egypt so people can work and earn enough to eat, and young men can earn enough to get married?

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 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.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Egypt’s problem wasn’t religion, it was suppression of liberties for 34 years and still going strong.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Remember that the Muslim Brotherhood were the last to come to the Revolution and did so reluctantly. So now they have another despot. As long as the military is being run by the same officers that supported the hated dictator Hasni Mubarak, nothing substantial will change in Egypt.

  5. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 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.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    So you are against the people of Egypt getting a real president democratically elected who will follow their laws? I know that our govt prefers dictators—-not as messy as democracies.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 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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