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Nasser's Egyptian Legacy Still in the Details - Even in Civilian Perceptions; Military Still Holds Power

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 2, 2021 at 17:28

Dr. Pipes notes the change of powers reserved to al-Sissi; this appears to be a benefit to Egypt, at least for the moment.
A governmental rule is only as good as the power that protects it. In Egyptian terms, whether Islamically haunted or in independently religiously quieted terms, the emergency rule now relinquished for greater presidential political power as represented appears valid; and still represents the background mentality that the current government still does not trust pure civilian rule for the potential of it being defeated by subjective corruptive or hyper-religious practices as was noted when Morsi took over. Losing that control would send Egypt back to the dark ages of instability and that would be nearly indefensible by Israel.

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