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Why I'm Skeptical

Reader comment on item: Evidence that Morsi Actually Lost the Egyptian Presidency

Submitted by Dave (Canada), Aug 19, 2013 at 20:18

This does sound plausible, but I'm skeptical.

First, PEW polls have shown very deep support among Egyptians for Sharia, making solid MB electoral support quite plausible.

I also don't trust Beilin as he was one of the people associated with the disastrous Oslo fiasco.

Furthermore, if Shafik had really won, I find it hard to believe that the military would have scuttled him in favor of someone belonging to a rival power like the MB, just to avoid street demos.

Rather, the story sounds like a good excuse for Western liberals to back the military, despite their having lost the election.

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