Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aegypt"s Coup d'état


Perhaps the most prolific of all regime changes - l' Coup d'état  remains the single most common form of regime change throughout the world. 14 alone attempted in 2004! 

The revolutionary mommieland of all of Araby, Pyramidland, home of that fierce V checking Army and World HQ for the industrial horrific gendercidal Black Veil Brides complexes.

Been a prett bizzy week for the newly, freely and fairly elected Ikwhan  Prez too - sacking Generals for failing to uphold Writ of State and thusly consolidating the Ikwhan"s grip on power spark a righteous quiz -
Less than a week after sacking several major security chiefs, the first elected President in Egypt’s history has moved on to tackle the big guns. On Sunday, Morsy fired Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the country’s Defense Minister and powerful chief of Egypt’s military council, with whom the President has been locked in a power struggle since he took office at the end of June. 
 Perhaps no more? 

That mighty mighty Aegyptian Army on paper( lol) just got twisted around a bit. Changes look like this here:

  • Defense Minister and SCAF head Hussein Tantawi, who will be replaced by Head of Military Intelligence AbdelLatif El-Sissi
  • Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Sami Enan.
  • Both Tantawi and Enan have been named presidential advisors, and were recently awarded the Order of the Nile medal. It appears they will be protected from punishment for their actions during the transitional period.
  • The heads of every service of the Armed Forces (Air Force, Air Defenses, Navy) were also retired but were given golden parachutes (one is now head of the Suez Canal Authority, another the new Minister of Military Production, etc.) It appears they will be replaced by their deputies.
  • There seems to be more personnel changes and shuffles — but mostly within the logic of promotion typical of the Egyptian military (i.e. no people were suddenly dropped into the senior ranks from lower ranks or outside the senior staff).
Is  Aegypt"s style of the freshly pop pop popular Polislam taking on the field jacket of unfun, unfree fascism?
Only Mursi remains and Egypt is now at his mercy.

This is a coup. Mursi is bound by no constitution. He can do as he pleases unless someone is going to stop him. And the only candidate–the military–is fading fast, far faster than even we pessimists would have predicted.

The You Know What Brotherhood President al-Mursi has also just named the editors of the top Egyptian newspaper and other media outlets. They are state-owned, and there are a half-dozen good little independent newspapers.

One of them, al-Destour (ironically meaning “The Constitution”),  has just had a full issue seized on charges of “fueling sedition” and “harming the president through phrases and wording punishable by law.” We know this through a report in the Middle East News Agency, the state-owned monopoly.

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! And what all was this hurtfully unhelpful  sedition petrol tabloid journoing?? 
 That the Ikwhan was going to seize power and that liberals and the army should join together to stop the country from being turned into an m"Hammedist regime.
Pic - "Morsi cancelled the 17 June constitutional addendum, which was issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and amended the SCAF-issued 30 March 2011 Constitutional Declaration."


Sara Noble said...

It is a coup but don't worry - they're "moderates." God help Egypt and Israel.

They want to change the Camp David Accords - that should go well.