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Seriously, define Spring. Because this isn’t installing a vote of confidence here.
Egyptian military judges dropped convictions against Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Khairat el-Shater, clearing the nominee of the nation’s dominant political party to run in the election, the group’s lawyer said.
I understand that we over on this side of the world did see that an overthrow of Mubarak would leave a vacuum ripe for the Muslim Brotherhood to take. But it was also my understanding that the Egyptian military was against the takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood said March 31 that el-Shater was its candidate for the presidential election that begins May 23 and May 24, making him one of the favorites to win and potentially increasing tensions between the once-banned group and the generals who currently rule the nation.
Why would military judges clear the way for their opposition?
It appears that some in the lower ranks and even not-so-low of the MB do not like the fact that their up and coming new leader is in fact, a millionaire. And no one seems to question how he has held on to his fortune while being incarcerated, and while Egypt’s economy is deteriorating at an alarming rate, having passed ludicrous speed and now approaching plaid. But Egypt has always been an anomaly in the region: practicing Islam while protecting idolatry for their economical use, decrying excess while enjoying the tourist dollars that Sharm al Sheik, the “Riviera of the Middle East”, brings in. It’s hypocritical, but then again, so is their so-called religion.
The sooner that hellhole goes to pot, the better. Chalk up another one for the Prez.