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Cannot Ignore the Stench of Things Left to Die - Like Freedom of Choice

Reader comment on item: Don't Ignore Electoral Fraud in Egypt

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 24, 2012 at 15:46

It should be no surprise that Egypt's elections fared as they did, the only element left to question being how much the 'elements' of the Brotherhood stood to gain by being very closely ingrained in the military. It is less of a political process as the West understands it and more of a verification of the regional political shift away from the faux agreements Egypt, and Jordan, had with Israel. Turkey, to a lesser extent, was allied with Israel in an uncomfortable arrangement dealt out by previously less hostile ideologists; obviously, this has significantly changed.

The 'insurrection' of the people of Egypt was, by certain appearances, a front to keep the military influences secure, ostensibly for the reasons put forth by Dr. Pipes; but the underlying reality is that the anti-Israeli sentiment of the Brotherhood fuming for a long time in the background found a way to break further into the machinations of Egyptian politics in order to change the order of things. That human rights were considered the least of the issues, do not bother asking the Copts how that worked out for them-they've been muzzled from answering.

As for Egypt's potential participation on the events swirling around Israel and Cyprus, this has yet to take on its final simulation, something evidently not being handled very well by the United States. Backing out of the exercises with Israel signaled to Israel's detractors that all is not well with Israeli/United States cooperation, something that by this observation is not Israel's fault. It leaves certain exposure to whatever the tactical planning of the Israel's antagonists are conjuring; but the United States will be swept up in the aftermath if the correct preparations are not made and practiced.

Egypt should have been factored differently than depending on now expired agreements that Egyptian forces will not adopt the seventies' tactics of a second front; yet that remains to be seen as one might wonder of the strike one, strike two , strike three scenario of the Egyptian military as it once again underestimates Israel's ability to keep its sovereignty secure.

And that is what one perspective of Egypt's place in the upcoming situation that places Israel in the sights of her enemies yet one more time.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Egyptian expats worried about the "islamists' [35 words]saraFeb 17, 2012 20:04193436
Home to Egypt? It is Not Going to be the Same for Some [303 words]M. ToveyFeb 23, 2012 12:01193436
1Only the Uniforms are different [108 words]Michael Hanni MorcosFeb 1, 2012 09:32192954
2There never was a difference [67 words]saraFeb 2, 2012 18:50192954
3Same Uniforms Now [78 words]Michael Hanni MorcosFeb 4, 2012 12:54192954
4Expecting democracy in un-democratic cultures [88 words]saraJan 30, 2012 17:27192904
The military [17 words]BikefellerJan 26, 2012 20:09192838
1Prophecy of Isaiah 19 [88 words]czeslawJan 26, 2012 04:19192831
Isaiah [9 words]Peter HerzFeb 2, 2012 21:30192831
Islamic duty is to be dishonest [71 words]
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JACQUES HADIDAJan 25, 2012 14:20192819
6All muslims are not dishonest but [136 words]TedJan 28, 2012 18:13192819
Don't ignore electoral fraud in the USA [74 words]WilksJan 25, 2012 12:11192818
how true [22 words]Kepha HorFeb 2, 2012 21:31192818
The military [17 words]BikefellerJan 24, 2012 19:04192786
Cannot Ignore the Stench of Things Left to Die - Like Freedom of Choice [373 words]M. ToveyJan 24, 2012 15:46192777
1Don't Ignore Electoral Fraud In Egypt [181 words]JudithJan 24, 2012 14:40192776
Military's supported fraud [30 words]BenJan 24, 2012 12:18192773
Egypt Is Sharia Heaven [52 words]DaveJan 24, 2012 10:20192771
10Fear the FJP much more than the Salafis [308 words]MichaelJan 24, 2012 09:56192770
2You are so correct [47 words]DEBORAH THE JUDGEFeb 2, 2012 08:48192770
Tantawi [86 words]hans GuggenheimJan 24, 2012 09:45192769
The "Arab Spring" is quickly turning into an Islamist Winter [36 words]
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ChaimJan 28, 2012 23:21192769
Egyptian Elections [47 words]PrashantJan 31, 2012 02:41192769
Why do hard-boiled analysts fall for "the biggest crime of fraud in Egyptian history"? [29 words]MarkJan 24, 2012 08:44192767

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