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  •  The MB (0+ / 0-)

    The MB showed in the past year that they were going to behave very badly as a government. There would be less freedom under them than under the corrupt army.

    Language professors HATE me!

    by Zornorph on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 01:14:02 PM PDT

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    •  still cold-war thinking (0+ / 0-)
      We cannot possibly allow the winners of the democratic election to take power because they wouldn't be for freedom.
      Crystal ball predictions are typically projections of personal prejudices.

      I prefer to work with actual history, and if there is no history yet, then trust the democratic choice of the people.

      In reality, the military always had the option of a coup later if the paranoid predictions turned out to be true. They do have the guns.

       

      •  True (0+ / 0-)

        And that's more or less what they have done, here. They want to write the constitution after it became clear that what the MB wanted to write would look like it came out of the 9th century.
        Don't assume I'm happy about the situation; Egypt is a mess no matter what. There are no good options.

        Language professors HATE me!

        by Zornorph on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 02:04:03 PM PDT

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        •  Not sure this is correct... (2+ / 0-)
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          what the MB wanted to write would look like it came out of the 9th century.
          If you hadn't noticed, there's a deep and ever-widening rift between the Ikhwan and the Salafis. The FJP has proven themselves inept in governance with their Parliamentary majority, but it isn't accurate to say that they're pursuing some sort of Salafist / Sharia agenda. That's pretty much the stuff of RW hysteria.

          Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

          by angry marmot on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 02:20:27 PM PDT

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    •  That is what they said about Pinochet as (0+ / 0-)

      well, only with communism replacing the MB.

      There is no saving throw against stupid.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 01:39:45 PM PDT

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