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Are the MB or Shafik causing the Egyptian revolution to fail?

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in response to reader comment: Tarek Heggy and how can the Muslim brotherhood be defeated in the upcoming elections

Submitted by Mohsen (United States), May 26, 2012 at 10:35

Has the Egyptian revolution failed?

To debate this issue one has to evaluate both the accomplishments of the revolution as well as its short comings.

The Egyptian revolution accomplished the following:

  • Solved the problem of having Gamal Mobarak inherit the throne of Egypt.
  • Removed Mobarak from power
  • Brought justice to many of the old regime vultures with more awaiting conviction.
  • Lifted the fear barrier from Egyptian hearts (now they express whatever w/o fear)
  • A significant portion of democracy (ex: yesterday's historical elections)

The Egyptian revolution short comings is

  • It failed to bring in a trusted and qualified leader (However there are a few great revolution guys that will probably shine in the next 3-5 years – one of them is in Parliament – I don't remember his name, I saw him twice on Addeeb's show, always wearing jeans and a military hair cut)

Now ask yourself what could Morsi or Shafik take away from these revolutionary accomplishments!!!

Then put the past behind (its a "Fait a complit" - we could not change it now and its a waste of brain energy to dwell on it), shake-off any pre-convictions, emotional preferences, and think of this:

One

Shafik = possible correction in 4 years

Morsi = possible correction in 75-100 years

Two

Which of both candidates has the best potential of pulling Egypt out of its current disastrous miseries, and put Egypt on the road of economical recovery.

Three

Which of the two could save us from a much talked about Israeli retake of Sinai, and the associated humiliation to all Egyptians

Four

Which of the two would benefit democracy in Egypt

Five

Which of the two will help bring to Egypt a better "Destour"

Six

Which one of the two will protect the rights and dignity of minorities such as women, Sufi's (15Mil), Copts (10Mil), and intellectuals and liberals

Seven

Which of the two will protect freedom of speech and free press

Eight

Which of the two will bring more jobs thus alleviating - some - of the un-employment problems which is now being translated in Egypt to "Baltagueya"

Nine

Tarek Heggy said he would rather have the Devil (Al-Sheitan) as president than the MBs

Ten

How much damage could either one of them do to Egypt.

NOW MAKE YOUR DECISION AND TAKE YOUR PICK

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