Egypt braces for confrontation with military and Israel calls up reserves
(You need to get all your preps done…NOW!)
“The political scene in Egypt nowadays is pretty tense and rather precarious”
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
June 20, 2012
As June 30, the predetermined date for Egypt’s supreme council of armed forces(SCAF) to hand over power to an elected civilian government, is drawing nearer, all the major players in post-Mubarak transitional period are ready to throw in their last card … including Israel.
Some of the key players, like the Muslim Brotherhood, have even threatened to resort to violence if things don’t come their way.
The political scene in Egypt nowadays is pretty tense and rather precarious; SCAF is reluctant to cede power; Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is desperately trying to grab the seat of presidency especially that the parliament it controlled 75% of its seats has been legally disbanded by the supreme constitutional court. And forces from the old regime, supporting the presidential candidate, Mr. Ahmed Shafik are eyeing to catch what they consider the last train to the presidential palace.
Meanwhile the true revolutionaries and most of the secular political groups – leftists and liberals- are left behind, unorganized and unaccounted for. You can’t even find them anymore in Tahrir square. I know what’s on your mind, but don’t get fooled by the thousands packing Tahrir you see in the reports of the Mainstream media; they are but hordes of MB followers who are instructed, and sometimes paid for, to pose for the media cameras as revolutionaries, whereas they only sing and dance for the MB presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi.
Last Sunday, June 17, the polls of the run-off presidential elections closed after two days of voting, that has been closely monitored by local and international human rights groups.