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Mohamed Morsi and Tantawi

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 11, 2012 at 07:15

Dr. Pipes

Thank you very much for a great analysis of what is really going on in Egypt now.

You are very correct: There is no reason for SCAF (Tanatawi el al) to give up power not now or ever and the reason is very obvious and that is if SCAF gives up political power they will be also be giving up their privileges and money making operations and there is plenty of them

Mohamed Morsi is his own worst enemy. He is weak and clueless. The fact that he wanted the parliament to convene inspite of the fact that the courts dissolved it, and the issue here is not if it is a good or bad ruling by the courts but the fact that as a president of Egypt he must respect the courts and therefore the rule of law and this has not gone unnoticed by the on-line community

And to add insult to injury many members of the Islamists parties are getting bad press as in the case of the young shiekh who was arrested on a major highway having sex with a young woman and his defense was that he was giving her mouth to mouth breathing as she "passed out"! Or the other salafist who had surgery for rhinoplasty then he claimed that he has bandages on his nose and his face was bruised because of being attacked by a car hi-jacker who also stole his money and when his little scheme was exposed he stated that he did not tell the truth because of the effect of the anesthesia! and in the past few days a salafist had a "marriage" union called in the Qur'an ma malakat aymanakum or marrying a slave and i'm not kidding you. and on top of all this he is not the president of al-ikhwan al-muslimeen which means he has no power to tell the members to behave themselves

But what makes or breaks would be the economy and law and order things that SCAF can provide but Morsr would be unable to do

I suspect that Tantawi loves all of these scandals and i'm sure we have not seen the end of him


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You are so right about Morsi being weak and clueless. The world will soon enough realize this

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Is your article totally obsolete? [22 words]
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MayerAug 16, 2012 20:38197979
1Dr. Pipes: I'm afraid your thesis has been proven wrong. [109 words]
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There is NO Santa ClausAug 14, 2012 08:47197904
Wrong [23 words]KarimAug 13, 2012 22:21197892
2Tantawi and SCAF and their crimes [307 words]dhimmi no moreAug 14, 2012 18:47197892
Wrong again [237 words]KarimAug 25, 2012 17:54197892
1Egypt and the future [769 words]dhimmi no moreAug 28, 2012 07:24197892
1Morsi is clueless [559 words]dhimmi no moreSep 2, 2012 14:29197892
Missed badly [34 words]
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KarimAug 13, 2012 11:27197880
Who is the real ruler of Egypt ? [34 words]NajimJul 26, 2012 02:46197446
1Truth [147 words]simon salosnyJul 19, 2012 12:53197313
3Egypt is broke [52 words]There is NO Santa ClausJul 16, 2012 00:43197256
7Too optimistic in my view [184 words]saraJul 16, 2012 18:51197256
On the new Egypt [13 words]Tevya ZJul 14, 2012 22:03197242
Egypt [147 words]simonsonJul 13, 2012 20:44197231
3You are one very confused person. [84 words]Peter HallAug 15, 2012 04:47197231
14War is inevitable [93 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 12, 2012 23:06197208
7Unfolding as foretold [66 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 12, 2012 22:50197207
Egyptian military and China's PLA: A match made in Heaven? [160 words]Martin KatchenJul 12, 2012 21:20197204
Egypt's Real Ruler, Mohammed Tantawi [165 words]JudithJul 12, 2012 17:34197188
5What a mess! [75 words]NuritGJul 12, 2012 15:41197178
6Once ikhwan are in control, forget about democracy [392 words]Sherif HelmyJul 12, 2012 09:42197174
12Chance of a Millenium [66 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 12, 2012 23:24197174
6EGYPTIAN POLITICS [109 words]
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JACQUES HADIDAJul 11, 2012 17:14197164
4Time Will Tell [65 words]Gary SackJul 11, 2012 14:48197162
5Real Ruler? Not for long. [114 words]MosheJul 11, 2012 14:02197161
This doesn't sound like DP to me -- look at Turkey, where a much weaker islamist mov't ousted the more entrenched military [17 words]
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MarkJul 11, 2012 10:44197154
Tantawi is gone, and it took even less time than I expected. [EOM] [12 words]MarkAug 13, 2012 11:42197154
3Tantawi and SCAF and their crimes [136 words]dhimmi no moreAug 14, 2012 07:13197154
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6Mohamed Morsi and Tantawi [365 words]
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dhimmi no moreJul 11, 2012 07:15197150
8Forgot one Issue [46 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 12, 2012 23:34197150
2Missing Law? [45 words]Peter HallAug 15, 2012 04:51197150
7The goat is found in S.A. [91 words]Michael Hanni MorcosAug 17, 2012 05:54197150
1Questions regarding your article 'Egypt's real Ruler' [131 words]
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Doug MayfieldJul 11, 2012 07:10197149

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