The military rulers in Egypt’s interim government are growing increasingly rigid and domineering, determined to continue Mubarak’s failed attempt to crush the popular protest movement. The draconian leadership is peddling national lines about themselves as the nation’s foremost patriots all while moving to forcefully silence their critics. They insist they have no wishes to stay in power beyond the elections slated for early 2013, but the Egyptian youth worry their actions speak louder than their words.
Read the whole report by Hamza Hendawi at the Associated Press.
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Well, the self-serving NGOs are peddling their wares, again. Whatever one can say about the Egyptian military — they acted brilliantly to prevent the civil war and destruction of Egypt. They have — from the getgo — set out the plan for elections. Some parties thought it was too short a period to prepare for election and have a campaign, others thought it was too long. They could not please everyone. Majority of people understand that their mandate is limited, and cannot cure all the problems in the country. They cannot make decisions that only Parliament can take. The caretaker Government must be carefull not to overstep its boundaries. Having FAILED to accuse miliary of doing too LITTLE, now the tack has changed — they are accused of stiffling the desent.
Hold your horses, NGOs. Show up at the election, get public to support you, and there you go. Right now, it all sounds like troublemaking just for sport. Want Libya? Does anyone want victorious militia to fight for sections of towns, with the rights to loot people's homes, rape, kill at will — with nobody in charge? Egypt was lucky — very lucky. And they can thank the military for this.
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