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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A grotesque attempt to legitimise a coup.

 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/14/egypt-vote-constitution-deadly-violence


 

Egypt government holds vote on new constitution amid deadly violence

 



The next President of Egypt ?Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

 

It was always the "Wests" preferred option that Mubarak should remain in power with the backing of SCAF and Tantawi. It was only when Washington and London realised that the vast majority of Egyptian people were opposed to Mubarak remaining as President, and continued demonstrations could lead to a completely destabilised Egypt, with a distinct possibility for civil war, that the West changed horses, dumped Mubarak and SCAF and looked for another partner for their agenda in Egypt. An acceptable candidate was found in the form of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and "front man", Interim President Adly Mansour.
The fly in the ointment was the subsequent elections where Mohammed Morsi was elected as President.
We now have the grotesque situation, where al-Sisi, after organising and carrying out of the coup in July last year, crushing by decree, imprisonment or bullet any opposition to the military junta, organises a "referendum" to vote on yet another "Draft Constitution" which effectively endorses the coup, accepts military rule and paves the way for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to become the next President of Egypt. Any effective opposition to this sham has been silenced, removed or has disappeared into the jails of the country.
The "Show Trials", particularly of Morsi. will continue, the phoney legality of the junta will be "legitimised" with sham referenda and elections, and the west will be satisfied with their new Egyptian ally.
On the 25th June 2012, I commented in "New Agenda" that,

The next few weeks or even months will be crucial in determining what path Egypt will follow. Mohammed Moussa, 30, a translator, said ”Morsi is president in name only, there are more battles to come".
We have not yet concluded the Egyptian revolution.


The same comment is just as true eighteen months later.

Further reading:
"The Egyptian people are the losers"
http://new-agenda2012.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-egyptian-people-are-losers.html

"A recipe for bloodshed on a massive scale"
http://new-agenda2012.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/a-recipe-for-bloodshed-on-massive-scale.html