Posts Tagged ‘secularist’

Egypt has 48 hours left? Not so fast…

July 1, 2013

Although the military has given the political parties 48 hours to mend their differences and come to an agreement, don’t hold your breath.  Deadlines come and go in the Middle East.

However, on the brighter side, it appears this backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood (Da Hood) is even larger than the original Tahrir square demonstrations.  There were a few hundred thousand then…reportedly there are millions now.

Like I noted before, it was interesting to see Da Hood overplay its hand the way it has.  I thought they were confident because they knew they had the thing sewed up.

Perhaps they called the hand too soon….

…hundreds of protesters overran the national Muslim Brotherhood headquarters located in the Moqattam district of Cairo, resulting in the death of at least five people, according to Al-Ahram.

…Reportedly, an Egyptian military source told Reuters that across the country, more than 14 million people had participated in protests…

The article at Stratfor downplays how momentous this truly is, but it is nothing less than the biggest showdown of secularists vs. islamofascists in the world.

I predict that however this one goes, it will have similar repercussions around the Middle East.  My bet is on Da Hood.  Although they’ve badly miscalculated their strength, Morsi and his thugs will figure out a way to survive and live to fight another day.