Skip to comments.Egypt’s PM to offer Muslim Brotherhood ministerial posts
Posted on 07/09/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Egypts newly appointed interim prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi is to offer ministerial posts to members of the Muslim Brotherhood and to the hardline Islamist Nour Party, state media said on Tuesday.
There is no objection at all to including members of those two parties in the government, a presidential spokesman said.
The announcement followed el-Beblawis appointment as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential elections.
Adli Mansour, acting head of state since massive demonstrations ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi out of office last week, also appointed former UN nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei as deputy president, responsible for foreign affairs, subject to approval from Egypt's political parties.
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Then what was the point?
What an idiot.
Invite the vipers into bed with you. What could go wrong? Obama is probably in the shadows.
The new head of state is himself a viper. Not hard to assume that the new head of government also is. The new deputy PM sure is . . .
Everybody in Egypt realizes that their economy is tied to the ancient Egyptian artifacts and buildings. Morsi put governors and ministers in charge of sensitive areas. Those men had spoken publically about the need to destroy all of the pre-Islamic antiquities. This was probably a huge boost to the recent coup as destroying these buildings would be economic suicide. So, as long as they make them Postmaster General and Surgeon General, there’s no problem. But they can’t put them where they would do harm. (But, then, I’m not an Egyptian politician and politicians tend to see a different reality from the rest of us.)
Obambi probably threatened to cut off funding if the islamists were excluded:
‘Obama Call for Muslim Brotherhood Role’ in Egypt
Don’t do it.
Mansour and el Beblawi are already on the Brotherhood’s top ten list. This coup was a huge mistake. The huge demonstrations had already checked Mursi and his program. The Generals feared that they would be purged as their counterparts in Turkey were purged by the Islamists. Maybe so but they have made a martyr of Mursi and gave those jolly fellows in the Brotherhood the mantle of righteous indignation. Egypt will become unstable due to civil disruptions, violence and terrorism. It is already destitute and will become poorer. What’s more since the United States is the paymaster of the Egyptian army, Americans will be blamed for whatever happens there. Time to really respect George Washington, take his advice, and not get entangled in the internal affairs of foreign countries
Cue Pete Townshend...
I hope this is an example of keeping your friends close, and your enemies closer, but I doubt it.......
Most truly dangerous Muslim Brotherhood harliners have already been detained and arrested.
I bet any remaining who end up getting appointed will have already been vetted and had it made it clear to them that they are going to be under a microscope with a 105mm rifled tank barrel on the other end.
In addition, they will be put where they can do the least harm...like Minister of Sand Dollar Collections on the Mediterannean Coast.
More than the camels nose is into the tent
It has tasted your wine , and seen your women ..
Right now ,..Egypt is a ‘time bomb’, just waiting to go off !!
Its a 90% islamic country, nothing different was ever going to happen.
Oh? The general el-Sisi is a fundamentalist. The Nour Party is Salafist, and an initial supporter of Morsi’s deposement. Deputy PM El-Baradei openly declared that he would take Egypt to war with Israel if he led the country. The National Salvation Front is a very interesting collection of radicals, too.
Egypt is not a homogeneous Islamic society. The real Islam absent the zealot wackos was in the streets demanding an end to the fundamentalist insanity.
No. They were upset that Morsi didn’t go to war with Israel fast enough for their liking.
Yeah tell me about the “good” muslims please. LOL
Why bother with a coup then? Unless they get jobs like “Minister of Gardening” or “Chief Deputy of Waste Removal”, what was the point?
“So, as long as they make them Postmaster General and Surgeon General, theres no problem”
I was thinking Minister of Green Energy or Minister of Garbage Collection, or even Minister of Dog Catching.
“or even Minister of Dog Catching.”
Muslims kill dogs...
Sorry, I know a lot of Egyptians in and out of the Military, there in Egypt, both Coptic Christian and Muslim as well, and what you are saying is simply not true.
They did not revolt against Morsi because he was too “moderate,” they revolted against him because he was leading them to absolute fundamental Islam and war with Israel.
Perhaps those things are what you think, but it is certainly not what I am told by those I know on the ground there, and US military personnel who have trained their military.
And when choosing between those I have personally known for years, and these things you are saying...well, it is easy for me to choose which I believe.
Egyptian Message to Obama and America
I don’t recall saying anything like that. Only that it seems to defeat the purpose allowing fundamentalists back in the government they were removed from in the first place..
Obama threatening to cut off funds? hmmmm?
I copied you because your posts seemed much more rational to me. My post was really in answer to Olog-Hai’s last comments to me. I agree completely with what you are saying.
I hope the good ones prevail, Jeff.
Yeah, past experience indicates that will work.
Nobody claimed that was the purpose. The only one really taken out was Morsi.
Having said that, there are clearly millions who did support Morsi. Other millions at the time believed he would be more moderate.
Now it is much later and it is clear that Morsi is a radical and that he is corrupt and seeking to implement fundamental and extreme Islam in Egypt on the people...so they revolted against him...by many more millions than what occurred the first time.
Obama and the his administration are not guiltless in this at all. They threw Mubarack under the bus, and openly supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi, filling the air waves with propaganda about how they were not extreme, and how they would govern as moderates. A lot of people there, and even here believed their lies and propaganda.
Now all of that has come undone and been proven to be the lies and propaganda they always were, and the Egyptian people, supported by their military have put an end to it.
Good for them. I pray they can continue and control those elements and reestablish a stable society that keeps the peace with its neighbors, and can once again (once we rid ourselves of our own corrupt administration) be allied with and working with the US.
But, if I were Egypt, I would be very careful and wary of anything Obama and his administration proposes or says until they are out of office and a more traditional, patriotic, American administration takes their place.
The Muslim Brotherhood is fundamentalist, hardcore, Islamic political organization. Despite what the media says they are bent on sharia law wherever they take over. Knowing this, two questions arise. One, why is Soetoro hell bent on supporting them and seeing them in charge? Second, how much influence did he have on this? Did he strong arm the generals, threaten to cut them off the US taxpayer teat, if they didn’t allow the MB in? Given the influence the MB has on the Soetoro admin, what other middle eastern pies does he have his fingers in? Hussein makes he Manchurian Candidate look like Mr Bean..
it’s like putting homosexuals or affirmative action judges on the bench and then thinking they will rule by thelaw without thinking about their race or kind of sex
All of that is very true, and really the questions shouldn’t be open.
Meanwhile, Mansour, Sisi and Beblawi have made this particular move. Sisi is a well-known Islamist; Beblawi is most likely an Arab Socialist; Mansour’s history is more clouded.
Sheesh, can you get any more stupid? Oh wait, we have Obambi.
Obama’s holding 10 billion a year in aid over their heads.
I've watched you over the years (even met you at some FR function) and believe you're a very smart man. I hope you're right. I hope it isn't a case of the new leadership simply trying to appease to get their billion dollars from the USA. Appeasement leads to submission and sometimes war or further war.
I would like to see Egypt go secular. It has so much amazing history that world should continue to experience. Of course, with their current situation, I wouldn't book a holiday to Cairo for $20. Actually, you would have to pay me $5000 at least to go to that country. And then, I would spend about $2000 on black covert body guards (think former SEALS, Delta, SF, Rangers, etc.)
After they’ve refused, keep asking until someone sez yes. This makes the MB look like the group of inflexible fascist c-words that they are to the rest of the country, and makes the MB leadership look like a wobbly outhouse in the wind.
Nope, this is a smart move. The MB have a demographic in Egypt. If you zero out their power you have a civil war. This is a smart strategic decision. Don’t overreach like the MB did.
Nice and easy. Arrest, try and imprison/execute the violent radicals and force the MB into being a political party.
You know there’s going to be another election someday. What if the Muslim Brotherhood regains power through the vote -like Hamas? What then?
This situation is a complete disaster.
What’s the over\under for the date of full scale civil war?
That’s kind of what I’m thinking, although maybe I’m in the minority here. Throw them a bone with some harmless position—not for the sake of the MB, but for the crowd in the street. It’s like that movie Thank You For Smoking. The goal in a debate isn’t to win over your opponent; the goal is to win the audience. Plus this way, if the Army needs to crack down further, nobody can say that the Army didn’t at least try for reconciliation.
I think it’s about time for an all out world war against radical islam.
I think we would have more allies in this fight than we realize...
Enough is enough....and that also means getting them ALL out of our country and off welfare as well.
It could be a joint operation where as we also remove all of our Mexican guests and their anchor babies as well. we’ll deal with the leftists later.
Sorry to offend...
My thoughts exactly. They’ll have to do it all again next year.
Isaiah 19 is coming to fruition. It’s neat to watch from my safe vantage point in Kansas.
Probably? Of course he is.