Excerpt below is from today’s NYT article “After Meeting With Clinton, Egypt’s Military Chief Steps Up Political Feud”
CAIRO — Egypt’s top military official stepped up his feud with the Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday, saying the army would prevent Egypt from falling to a “certain group,” according to the state news agency.
The remarks by the official, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, did not mention the Brotherhood by name but were widely seen as a reference to the group and to Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s newly elected president and a former Brotherhood leader. And they came just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the field marshal in Cairo in an effort to prod Egypt’s military to hand its power to civilians.
The accelerating dispute between the military and the Brotherhood marked the latest unpredictable turn in Egypt’s chaotic transition, and underscored the challenges Mrs. Clinton faced on her two-day visit to Egypt.
She also faced anger from Christian leaders, including some who boycotted a meeting with her on Sunday, objecting to what they said was interference by the United States in Egypt’s politics in order to aid an Islamist rise to power.
“Certain group” which at this time the best way to define it is Islamists not just Muslim Brotherhood.
“Unpredictable turn” – really? The military on the whole protected the citizens of the country during the uprising. Yes there was some bad behavior but not on the whole. If it would have been on the whole their would have been a slaughter in the square and elsewhere. The military does not want to hand power over to one party especially in the case when the one party is the MB = Islamists. Clinton hopefully is not actually pressuring the military to do such a thing. Hopefully she is doing her best at just riding the fence, showing the desire to be an Allie of the nation. Again, we need to applaud the military’s proactive energies in protecting the nation, its citizens.
“Aid an Islamist rise to power” – this is Christian commentary and analysis of the actions of the CES and his administration. This is not analysis by the Republican party or the Tea Party, this is analysis by the people in the middle of the so-called Arab Spring.
Remember CES = Chief Empty Suit = current USA President