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The Muslim Brotherhood consolidates its power

Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sacked the entire leadership of the country’s defense establishment.

Among the officials and officers fired are Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan.

…The Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi appears to be wasting no time in consolidating his hold over power at the expense of the military, which many hoped would be a moderating power over him.

What could possibly go wrong?

4 Responses to “Yeah! Smart Power!”

  1. I have a category on my blog called “What Sami Wants You To Know” based on his reading of the foreign newspapers but I never hit publish on a single one because it makes it that much harder to sleep easy.

    Here’s what Sami wants you to know about this:
    – this incident happened more than a week ago
    – the O administration was waiting for the consequences to go away
    – the Egyptian army is gone and the MB is armed with American weapons
    – thank Hillary for that
    – Hillary was a major force in assisting the MB to gain dominance in the mid-east and she still is
    – the 24th is the date to watch. Egyptians are so focused in getting rid of the MB that they’d rather burn the coutry down then let it fall into MB controlled hands.

    Once again, Hhillary and Obama armed the MB with American weapons. That you paid for.

    Sweet dreams.

  2. JeffS says:

    I can’t decide if Hillary would have better or worse than Obama in the White House. Based on her performance as Secretary of State, I shudder to think of her in the Oval Office.

  3. JeffS says:

    Allahpundit agrees — smart power in action!

  4. Michael Lonie says:

    Egypt was being armed by the USA long before Obama and Hillary arrived to display thier incompetence in foreign and defense policy to the world. Mubarak was going to go eventually, and the MB was the best organized opposition grooup in Egypt. Mubarak spent enormous effort in putting down any liberal opposition, what would one expect then, but that the Ikhwan al-Muslimi would rise to the top of a post-Muvarak Egypt> As Bernard Wooley points out in one of the episodes of the “Yes, Prime Minister” comedy TV series, it’s not just cream that rises to the top.

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