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Arab Spring My Arse

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puppet and strawman at the same time?

Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egyptian Presidency

Gee, who saw this one coming? Totally unexpected!!

Muslim Brotherhood candidate and president-elect in victory speech vows to unite the country and stand up for democracy. [as my BS-meter pegs at 11]

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi has officially won Egypt’s presidential election and will be the country’s next president, the electoral commission has announced.

Morsi picked up 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him about 51 per cent of the vote. His competitor, Ahmed Shafik, the final prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million. More than 800,000 ballots were invalidated.

How about that? They threw out just enough ballots to make their guy win. Totally unexpected!!

Morsi’s victory caps off more than a week of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the Brotherhood and the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). He claimed victory just hours after last week’s runoff election, based on unofficial numbers tallied by the Brotherhood, but the commission delayed its official announcement until Sunday.

In the intervening days, Khairat al-Shater, the Brotherhood’s political boss, met generals from SCAF at least once. Sources say they were negotiating exactly what powers the president will have.

So wait ... this means that the army is still in charge, doesn’t it? Negotiate to see what powers the president will have? Sounds like a puppet figurehead to me.  Totally unexpected!!

Yeah, and in theory this guy has quit the Muslim Brotherhood and given up his membership in several of their more extreme (!!!) sub-groups. Right. And the Copts are just super happy to have him in charge, I’m sure.

Bishop Pachomius, the caretaker pope of Egypt’s Coptic Church, issued a short statement congratulating Morsi. The Coptic community makes up about 10 per cent of Egypt’s population, and some were worried by Morsi’s candidacy, fearing that his government would restrict their personal freedoms.


Nahh. Not to worry. As long as they remain proper dhimmis, they’ll have as many freedoms as any other third class citizens, like women and arthritic donkeys. Just so long as they don’t step out of line, like by objecting to having their churches burned and their priests murdered.

Gosh, I hope I didn’t make my lowered expectations about this election too blatant. After all, this son-of-a-terrorist-group is all about supporting democracy, as long as the army allows him to. Welcome to the New Spring!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/25/2012 at 12:08 PM   
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